Specials

 

Chris Webb
Physical Education Teacher
457-3301 Ext. 152


Faith Statement

 

Biography

 

Three Fun Facts

 

 

 

Jannette Stremler
​Art Teacher
457-3301 Ext.131

 

Faith Statement

 

Biography

 

Three Fun Facts
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Emily Gomolak
​Spanish Teacher
457-3301 Ext. 


Faith Statement

I believe that I am a child of God created in His image.  I am blessed to have been given the passion for teaching and the passion for the Spanish language.  I am beyond thankful that God has called me to teach at Jenison Christian.

Biography

I am from Powell, OH, a northern suburb of Columbus.  I attended Miami University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in K-12 Spanish Education.  This summer I moved to Grand Rapids and I love it so far.  This will be my second year as a teacher and I am very excited to bring the love and joy of Spanish to my students.

Three Fun Facts
  1. I have lived in 7 states.
  2. I love cats.
  3. I was a gymnast for 18 years.

 


David Van Zytveld
​PreK-8th Music Teacher
5th-8th Band/Choir Director
Elementary Computer
457-3301 Ext. 135


Faith Statement

As a follower of Jesus Christ, I attempt to live my life as a daily sacrifice of gratitude and praise. An important lesson I’ve learned in my faith journey is to rely on God’s guidance and strength and not my own. The opportunity to teach music at Jenison Christian School is a tremendous gift and blessing.

Biography

I grew up in Grandville, Michigan, attending Grandville Christian and Calvin Christian Schools. Upon completing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Secondary Music Education from Calvin College in 1991, I moved to Southern California to teach grades 5-12 band for Valley Christian Schools. After earning an M.A. in Historical Musicology from UCLA, I taught band, orchestra, and choir at Corona del Mar High School. In 1998, I moved back to West Michigan to take the position of band and choir director at Jenison Christian School.

Three Fun Facts
  1. In addition to my life as a music teacher, I am an avid cyclist.
  2. For the 2004-2005 school year, I lived in China, teaching English at Hunan Normal University.
  3. I have also worked for Blue Lake Public Radio as a recording engineer.

Sue Helder
Librarian
457-3301 Ext. 134

Faith Statement

I believe that I belong to God. He picked me and I am His child. I believe that He is in control of all things and my job is to trust him. I believe that Jesus will come again, and we will have a new heaven and a new earth. I love connecting books or situations to our faith, bringing out the wonder of God's creation through books. I want my students to know that our God is amazing, creative, and personal. God made all the intricate plants and interesting animals that we see pictured in our books, and He knows each of us so well that He knows when a hair falls from our heads. God has taught me to trust him in the moment and to look back and see how He has orchestrated my life.

Biography

I grew up Grandville, MI and attended Calvin College. I received a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. I have been a librarian at JCS for over five years.

Three Fun Facts
  1. I love to read.
  2. I enjoy traveling. I have been to England and Paris,France.  I took the "Chunnel" to get from London to Paris.
  3. I once had a pet snake get lost in my house. It was eventually found inside an upholstered chair, and it had to be cut out.

 


Sheri Bennink
Librarian
457-3301 Ext. 134

 

Faith Statement

I love working in a Christian school where I can openly express my Christian faith and get to know students well over their course of study at JCSI consider it a privilege to select and promote books that help students grow in their faith and understanding of the world God has made and at the same time that they grow in their ability to read. I pray that my students will see and experience Jesus' love through my words and example.

Biography
I grew up in Holland, Michigan. I graduated from Calvin College with a Bachelor of Arts in Education with a Language Arts major. I have been a librarian at JCS for over five years.

Three Fun Facts
  1. I met my husband the first day of college.
  2. I love to travel with my family.
  3. I have had many collections throughout the years. My current favorite is children's books!