Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2

I have served as principal of Lynden Christian Middle School since 2006. I hold a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Western Washington and completed my undergraduate training in Education at Calvin University. I began my teaching career in 1996 at Monroe Christian School in the 7th and 8th grades. After teaching for five years, I stepped out in faith and accepted a principal position at Everett Christian while completing my graduate degree. In 2006, my family and I moved to Lynden when I accepted the middle school principal position at Lynden Christian.

I grew up in Olympia, WA., and met my wife, Jen, my freshman year at Calvin University. She has been my deepest friend, confidant, and cherished partner through life’s adversities and joys. We were married in 1995 and have three boys and wonderful daughter-in-law. Together we enjoy taking walks, paddle-boarding and kayaking, hiking, camping, playing games, and attending family get-togethers. We attend Third Christian Reformed Church and especially value our church and school families. One of the greatest joys in our lives is seeing our boys grow up within a community of believers. Christian education is an invaluable piece of the home, church, and school partnership. We have been blessed as a family to partner with Christian schools and our church family to help raise our sons.

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