Year at OCCS: 1992-Present
Education Background: BA in Secondary Education from Dordt College; Masters in Christian Education from Dordt College; Middle School Endorsement from Morningside College
Professional Experience: New Holland Christian (1982-1984) teacher/administrator; Ireton Christian (1984-1992); Orange City Christian.
Family: My wife Judy and I have three children. Our oldest son Mark is married to Catie and is a pastor at Austin CRC. Their family recently added our first grandson, Mason William who was born on July 6. Our second son Craig is a CNA medic at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Le Mars. Our daughter, Kerri married Andrew Wagenaar in 2014 and is currently an ELL teacher at Sioux Falls Washington. My wife is currently employed by Sioux Center Public School.
Faith Statement: The challenge to which God has called me in my life is to be a facilitator in the education of His Covenant children. I feel my calling allows me to have an impact on the lives of students through my teaching and modeling Christ-like character. My goal is to allow my students to grow closer to Him each day and to help my students discover their gifts to be Kindgom builders in our world.