Preschool

Hannah Stob
Preschool Director
4's Preschool teacher
457-3301 Ext. 102

 
Faith Statement

I believe that we are all children of God and created to love God and make Him known! I try to live this out daily through my interactions with my peers and coworkers and also with the children here at JCS. I love being able to teach kids about Jesus not only through Bible lessons but also through my words and actions. My greatest joy comes from watching my preschoolers grow in their understanding of God's love and watching that love translate into how they treat their classmates!

Biography

I grew up in Grandville, MI, where I currently still live. I graduated from Calvin Christian High School in 2009 and from there went on to study with Youth With a Mission in Germany and Thailand for a year. After returning, I attended Grand Rapids Community College and graduated with a degree in Early Childhood Development. 

Three Fun Facts
  1. I love to travel, Europe is my favorite continent so far.
  2. I enjoy being outdoors and love to hike.
  3. I like to sew and craft

Amy Riemersma
​4's Preschool teacher
457-3301 Ext. 101

 

Faith Statement

I believe that I am a child of God created in His image.  God has given me a passion for working with young children.  I feel truly blessed that every day I have the chance to teach my students about God.  One of my favorite parts of my job is to hear my students learn to develop meaningful prayers to our Creator.  Preschool is a time to explore, play, and develop.  I try to creatively incorporate God into all of our learning.

Biography

I was born and raised in Kalamazoo, MI. I attended Kalamazoo Christian High School and Calvin College were I recieved a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. I then taught one year at Providence Christian School in Kalamazoo and moved on to teach at Jenison Christian School until I had kids. I stayed at home with them for several years and now I'm back!!!

Three Fun Facts
  1. I worked at the Whitecaps stadium when it first opened.
  2. I lived with my Grandma my first year of teaching.
  3. I went to Kenya for interim at Calvin College.
 

 

 

Erika Wykstra

4's Preschool Teacher

457-3301 Ext. 104


Faith Statement

I am a broken person living in a broken world, but through grace I am called His daughter.  I know that God has a plan for everything and can use broken, imperfect people to work out His plan. What an amazing God we serve!    I have always had a passion for working with kids and felt called to teach.  I love that I get to work with kids every day and teach them about the amazing God we serve.

Biography

I'm from the small town of Delton Michigan and attended the Kalamazoo Christian Schools.  I graduated from Calvin College with a degree in Elementary Education and Language Arts.  While at Calvin I met my husband and we got married and moved to Jenison shortly after graduation.  I have 3 boys, Ben, Drew and Isaac as well as a dog Max and a cat Drake.  Before teaching at JCS I was the Center Director at Sylvan Learning Center in Grandville and then a stay at home mom for 5 years.  I started substitute teaching when my middle son was in preschool and quickly fell in love with the preschool program at JCS.  I love working for Jenison Christian and am so excited to see what God has in store for me here!

Three Fun Facts

1. I am the only girl in my immediate family.
2. My husband and I are only a day apart in age
3. I hate the feel of cotton balls.


 

 

Kaylin Busscher
​3's Preschool Teacher
457-3301 Ext. 103


Faith Statement

I believe I am a Daughter of God, saved through grace. I pray for the hearts of the students at JCS and that their own love for Jesus Christ will continue to grow throughout their lives. I am grateful for the opportunity to teach God's love to our precious Preschoolers!

Biography

I grew up in Hudsonville, MI, where I still live today. I have attended 3 different colleges and recently graduated from Grand Rapids Community College with a degree in Early Childhood Development.

Three Fun Facts
  1. I love Dairy Queen!
  2. I have been to three countries: United States, Canada, & Mexico.
  3. I have raced in an off-road derby race before (& won)!

 

Angela Schut
3's Preschool Teacher

457-3301 Ext. 105

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 
 

Leah De Young
​Preschool Aide
457-3301 Ext. 103/105


Faith Statement

I believe Christ is my Savior.  I grew up in a Christian home. My father was a minister, and I came from a family of ministers, nurses and teachers.  I love working with people and most of all children.  Children are such a gift from God, and I am so grateful that I am able to teach them at such a young age.  Their smiles and laughter is what I look forward to each day.  I love teaching them about Jesus!   I love working at JCS.

Biography

I attended Reformed Bible College. In 1997 I graduated with an Associates Degree in Child Development and a minor in Biblical Studies. I have worked in a variety of schools and care facilities.

Three Fun Facts
  1. I love going out to eat.
  2. Fall is my favorite season.
  3. I love watching NFL Football.

Sharon Thrasher
​Preschool Aide
457-3301 Ext. 101


Faith Statement

I am believer in Jesus Christ and accepted Him as my Lord and Savior at an early age. I know that I am uniquely created by God, in His image, and am saved by grace. I strive to serve the Lord in everything I do and to glorify Him. I believe God has called me to be a teacher, and I love that I can share my faith with others and help my students to know and trust in Him. It brings me so much joy to watch my students’ faith in Christ blossom and grow throughout the year! I especially love to hear their precious voices sing praise songs to God! 

Biography

I grew up in the Chicago suburbs where I attended Timothy Christian School K-12. From there I graduated from Trinity Christian College with a degree in Elementary Education and minors in Special Education and Theology. I went on to teach 3rd Grade for two years, Kindergarten for 10 years, and aided in various Chicagoland Christian schools. My husband, Travis, and I have three daughters: our eldest, Kylie, and our twin girls, Mackenzie and Brianna, who attend Jenison Christian. We just moved to Michigan this past August. I feel so blessed to be part of the JCS team and to work in such a loving, caring, Christ-centered environment! 

Three Fun Facts
  1. I am married to an author.
  2. I enjoy interior decorating and working in the garden.
  3. I love spending time with family and friends at Gun Lake every summer.

Kim Bruursema
Preschool Aide
457-3301 Ext. 103

Faith Statement 

I believe that I am a child of God. I belong to Him. I enjoy sharing my time with His children and watching them learn more about our God. He has created many unique personalities, and I love watching them in the classroom.

Biography

I grew up in Jenison, MI. I went to JCS many years ago. I have three children who also attend or have attended JCS.

Three Fun Facts
  1. I like water sports.
  2. I enjoy spending time with my family.
  3. I spend a lot of time watching my kids play sports.

 

Jodi DeYoung
​Preschool Aide
457-3301 Ext. 104

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Courtney Scholten
​Preschool Aide
457-3301 Ext. 102

 


Faith Statement

I believe that I am a child of God and that He sent His Son Jesus to die on the cross to save us from all our sins. I believe that each child is created in the image of God and each child is very unique. I love being part of school community where I can share my love for God with the children and talk openly about my faith. It is such a blessing to be able to watch the young child's faith journey begin. 

Biography

I was born and raised in Holland, MI. I attended Holland Christian High School and Trinity Christian College, were I took classes in Special Education. My husband and I have three sons, all that atttend Jenison Christian. I am so blessed to be part of this community! 

Three Fun Facts
  1. I lived at the Christian Reformed Conference Grounds for three years.
  2. I graduated from Stanley Harris School of Consmetology. 
  3. I was a cheerleader. 


 

 

 

Crystal Mejeur
​Preschool Aide
457-3301

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Three Fun Facts