One of My Favorite Bible Verses: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
Significant Life Experiences That Led Me to HLCS: I attended Michigan State University, Go Green! While there, I received my Bachelor’s degree in Education. I’ve held a variety of positions with students of all ages that allowed me both to teach and use my art background. Additionally, I co-owned By Design Marketing utilizing past marketing, PR and ad design experience.
I Love HLCS because… it’s like one big family. Everyone looks out for one another and builds each other up to follow and seek after the Lord. I have never worked in a more supportive and encouraging environment including both staff and students. My family decided to send our two sons to Harbor Light because of the atmosphere and quality Christ centered education.
Activities & hobbies I enjoy: Painting, beach days, travel, gardening, spending time outdoors and volunteering in Kid’s Community at our church. I also enjoy playing with our sweet dog Bernie.
One of My Favorite Bible Verses: “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13
Significant Life Experiences That Led Me to HLCS: From the time Lucas was born I knew he needed a Christian education. However, with life changes I wasn’t sure how I would provide that for him as a single parent. Through encouragement from friends and family, we received assistance for Lucas to attend school. When God opened the door for me to work here, it also solidified a way for Lucas to continue his education exactly where I knew he needed to be.
I Love HLCS because… I love working in an intergenerational environment where I have the opportunity to work with all ages of students, staff, and volunteers. I also treasure how the spirit of Christ weaves through everything we do each day.
Activities & hobbies I enjoy: I enjoy attending Lucas’s sporting events and activities, participating in and attending local arts performances, kayaking, camping, biking and generally being outside. Reading and writing provide great solace and sitting on my deck listening to nature’s chorus brings a much needed peace. The most important way I spend my time is with my family and close friends, who I adore. I try hard to lift them up with the wings of my abilities while they carry me on their backs. This give and take is the essence of life… the backbone of relationship that makes every other part resonate.
One of My Favorite Bible Verses: “This is my commandment: love each other just as I have loved you.” John 15:12
Significant Life Experiences That Led Me to HLCS: I had been wanting to check HLCS out for a while to have my children attend but things kept getting in the way and I didn’t have “time” to make the phone call, or so I would use as my excuse. So God took it into his own hands to make this happen. One day in 2016 I believe it was, I received a phone call from Mrs. Redman who wanted to hire my company to do an aquatic segment for the middle schoolers for a couple weeks. After working with Mrs. Redman, Mrs. Beckman and the HLCS Middle schoolers I knew this is where I wanted my kids to attend without a doubt! After enrolling my first two boys Zaidon and Kaithon I decided to volunteer and substitute teach and I was even further amazed by the staff, parents and especially how our students behaved, treated all students no matter the age and how much god worked in their lives. That’s all I needed to know I was hooked!
I Love HLCS because… This school is God led which is very important to me. I also love how close and caring everyone is, I know that when I drop my kids off in the morning they will be cared for to the fullest extent, prayed with and taught biblically and without all the nonsense of today’s world poisoning their hearts and minds. It takes a village to raise a child and this is the village our children need to become amazing Christians and the leaders of tomorrow!
Activities & hobbies I enjoy: I enjoy spending time with my family, boating, hunting, disc golf, training my dog and I love teaching and coaching!
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One of My Favorite Bible Verses: One of my favorite Bible verses is Isaiah 40:28-31 (NIV). “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
Significant Life Experiences that have led you to HLCS: Our oldest daughter came to us one day and said that she felt she should switch to a Christian school to be closer with other Christians and have more Christian friends. We enrolled her in the middle of her freshman year and she loved it! We planned to enroll our other two children the following year but ended up moving. A year later we returned and put all three daughters in HLCS. They were welcomed with open arms. Harbor Light has made the transition back up north much easier for all of us!I began by volunteering, then worked in the office, now I teach and head up student council. Even now that all my girls have graduated, I’m still here because I believe in what HLCS is doing in the lives of young people. I am really enjoying the encouragement and blessing of working with others who love the LORD and are seeking to glorify Him in their teaching and service. With all our hearts we strive to prepare the next generation of leaders for Christ!
I love HLCS because… of the family atmosphere that is here. I love how the school strives to glorify God in how they teach and how they emphasize families, and encourage church involvement like a stool with three legs (Family, Church, School). The staff is truly committed to helping the students grow in the LORD while also helping them identify their gifts and where God may be guiding them for the future. This is a wonderful place!
Activities & hobbies I enjoy: I enjoy ministering with family and friends as well as studying and teaching God’s word. I like playing and coaching volleyball and taking pictures & reading!
One of My Favorite Bible Verses: “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” Phil. 4:13
Significant life experiences that led me to HLCS: Harbor Light was a very positive and influential experience for our son Michiah. He is now a missionary with Y.W.A.M. in Thailand.
I love HLCS because… the teachers and staff love and care about all the students.
Activities & hobbies I enjoy: Reading, making cards, sewing, camping, and crafts.