- Graduate of McBain (MI) Northern Christian
- Attended Calvin College 1970-71
- Graduated from Dordt College in 1974 with a BA 7-12 Social Studies; K-12 PE and coaching; K-8 Elementary ;
- Master’s Degree in Administration from Iowa State University
- 40+ graduate hours above a MA at various colleges and universities
- Inwood (IA) Christian School ,1974-1976 –Teacher, Grades 5,6; 1976-1981 – Teaching Principal grade 5-8
- Lansing (IL) Christian School, 1981-1982, 4th grade teacher & Assistant Principal
- Jenison (MI) Christian School, 1982-1988, K-6 Principal
- Pella (IA) Christian Grade School, 1988-2006, Preschool – 8 Principal
- Administrator Dutton Christian School, began in 2006-07 school year
I am the youngest of five children. My father was a pastor in the Christian Reformed Church, so we moved occasionally. I was born in Paterson, NJ, attended elementary school in Prinsburg, MN, and graduated from McBain (MI) Northern Christian. Carol and I were married in 1973. We have three married children and ten grandchildren living in three different states. We are members of Providence CRC. Awards include: 1993-1994 – school became a US Department Blue Ribbon School; 2000 National Distinguished Principal; 2001 Participant in US Department Principals Summit in Washington, D.C. Currently serving as a board member on the Michigan Association of Nonpublic Schools.
I have never received a speeding ticket.