Each class that I teach at Lynden Christian ultimately has a singular purpose – to guide young people towards a deeper understanding of God and his calling in their lives, and to facilitate the Spirit’s work in their hearts so that they become effective agents of Christ’s love in the world. I am passionate about partnering with parents in the faith formation of their children, and am grateful for the ways that Lynden Christian daily provides me with this opportunity.

I received my B.A. in Religion & Theology / Secondary Education from Calvin College in 1995. From there I taught Bible classes at South Christian High School in Grand Rapids, MI and Valley Christian High School in Cerritos, CA before moving to Lynden in 1999. I am married to Leanne (Bajema) who teaches 3rd grade at Vossbeck Elementary School, and have two daughters – Riley and Ellie. We are members of Sonlight Community CRC in Lynden.