MY DEEP HOPE:
My deep hope is that each student will believe that they are fearfully and wonderfully made and in response will respect each other as God's handiwork.
YEARS AT CWC:
2019-present (3rd year)
BA (Math major, Biology minor) from Trinity Christian College-1981, Teaching Certification from St. Xavier College (Chicago)-1990
Taught 7th-12th grades for 28 years at Unity Christian School (Fulton, IL). While there, I taught all grades of Math and Science (at various times), 9th-11th Bible, various Keyboarding/Computer Courses for all grades and Accounting.
I married Laura Mulder (Alto, WI) in 1990. Laura worked as a Second Staff member for Parklane CRC (Evergreen Park, IL) and Second Reformed Church (Fulton, IL) until our move to Waupun. Laura earned a Master's of Divinity from Dubuque Seminary in 2019 and is currently employed by Rainbow Hospice (Johnson Creek, WI) as a Bereavement Counselor/Chaplain. Laura is an ordained Pastor in the RCA. Our son Jared has a Master's in Kinesiology and is employed as a Strength & Conditioning Coach, Baseball Coach and fulltime Substitute Teacher in the Riverbend School District in Fulton, IL. He also is a registered Respite Provider in Iowa. Our daughter Erin is married to Jason Nagelkirk. They are both employed by Trinity Christian College. Jason is a Cross Country and Track & Field Coach as well as a Residential Life Director. Erin is the Campus Visit Coordinator. Laura and I have served at various levels of Youth Ministries and have served as Small Group Leaders for many years.
WHY I LOVE WORKING AT CWC:
I really appreciate all the support and encouragement from the staff, administration, board and parents I have received as I transitioned from the seasoned veteran to the new kid on the block. I love being part of a truly caring community.
When not teaching, I enjoy hiking with my wife in the various state parks. We also enjoy browsing through antique stores. When at home, I spend time reading mystery novels and watching sports on TV.
FAVORITE BIBLE PASSAGE:
Psalm 139:13-14: "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." I appreciate the reminder that God purposefully knit together and He only does masterful work. I also love reminding students that this is true for them as well.