My deep hope is that we as a class will experience and know God’s love for us, and with great joy, will love God, love others, love self, and love learning about and in God’s creation.
I grew up in Allendale and attended Allendale Christian and Unity as a student. My husband Brent and I married in 2000 and we reside just outside of Allendale in Tallmadge Township with our son, Kilyan who also attends Allendale Christian. We attend Second Church in Allendale and I enjoy serving in Youth Group, Children’s Worship, Kids Hope USA and the Ladies Bible Study. As a family, we enjoy camping, traveling, and just being together in day to day life activities and individually I also enjoy reading, hiking, being outside in all seasons, and laughing and being in fellowship with others.
I graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and English Language Arts and have a Master’s in Early Childhood. I have been teaching preschool since 2000 - with many years being at Allendale Public and I have been at Allendale Christian since 2015 and teaching Nature-based Preschool since 2018. With my most recent job title of nature-based preschool teacher, I get to combine three of my greatest loves - love for God, children and His creation! It is a true joy!