Years at OCCS: 37 Educational Background: BA Northwestern College, Orange City
Professional Experience: 1982-1983 Ireton Christian School, 1983-present OCCS
Family: I am married to Kevin, who owns Wielenga and Son Electric, with our son, Zach. We have been blessed with eight children; five girls: Erin, Abby, Autumn, Olivia, and Emily, and three boys: Zachary, Nicolas, and Klayton. Our family has expanded with the addition of five sons-in-law: Ben, Lee, Daniel, Jamie, and Joel, one daughter-in-law: Ali, nine grandsons: Parker, Zander, Quinn, Carter, Zaide, Deacon, Cooper, Asher, and Rowen and six granddaughters: Zoe, Celeste, Hayden, Harper, Scarlett and Clara. We enjoy spending time together as a "great big family" since most of us live right here in Orange City!
God has created such a wide variety of EVERYTHING in our world and music is no exception! From the instrument families, to rhythms, to melodies and harmonies, to music from other cultures, to composers whose music lives on and on, the opportunity to discover is immense! I am privileged to not only teach students about music but to also show them how much fun and enjoyment it adds to our lives as we praise God with the musical gifts that He has given us.
"O sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth! Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised." Psalm 96:1-4