Child Care

Stacey Christians
Childcare Director/Lead Teacher
457-3301 Ext. 128

 

Faith Statement

Romans 12:12 - "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." God has carried me through valleys and lifted me up to the hills. What a joy to be able to show the children God's everlasting love and care as we journey through life.

Biography

I grew up in Jenison and attended both JCS and Unity Christian High School.I went to Baker College to study Physical Therapy, then transferred to GRCC for Child Development.

Three Fun Facts
  1.  I have an amazing son with Type 1 Diabetes. 
  2. I like to go camping with my family.
  3. I love to watch sports, especially the Tigers, Red Wings, Packers and Michigan Wolverines.

 

Ellie Sytsma
Childcare Co-Director/Lead Teacher
457-3301 Ext. 128

 

Faith Statement

I believe that all children reflect God's image and glory! I love seeing the unique gifts that God has given each student, from the youngest to the oldest. I am excited that I get to share the love of God with students in the classroom!

Biography

I grew up in Hudsonville and attended HCS and Unity Christian High School. I later attended Kuyper College for my undergrad with a major in Child Development with an emphasis in Psychology. I grew up with a large family of 9 (6 sisters!) which was loud and chaotic, but so much fun! Now I live with my husband, Matt, of almost 1 year, which is much quieter!

Three Fun Facts
  1. I read the dictionary often as a child.
  2. I have been on 16 airplane rides.
  3. I played the viola for 10 years.

 

Angela Schut
Lead Teacher
457-3301 Ext. 128

 

Faith Statement

Hebrews 11:1 "Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see" had been a theme verse in my life for as long as I can remember. I was fortunate to be raised in a Christian home, but it wasn't until my college years that I really made my faith my own and I started to understands its importance in my life. I strive to live every day as a faithful servant to Jesus Christ and it is my prayer that my love for him shines through everything I do and every interaction I have.

Biography

I was born and raised in Hudsonville and attended Hudsonvile Christian and Unity Christian School. I am the youngest of three children, including my sister Jessica and brother Aaron. I attended Kuyper College and received my Bachelors in Social Work in 2013. After graduation I decided to join Youth With A Mission (YWAM) in Harpenden, England and was a missionary with YWAM for two years. I have worked with children for over 10 years and I am so excited to continue that passion here at JCS!

Three Fun Facts
  1. I lived on a boat for a month and sailed from Malta to Athens, Greece
  2. When I was five years old I broke my leg jumping on a trampoline with my brother and had a hot pink cast that went all the way up my leg 
  3. Along with England, I have been to Malta, Greece, and France