Category: Faculty & Staff

Administration & Staff

Jesse Aukeman
Academic Adviser & Development

Credentials: B.A. Communications, Grove City College
Experience: Various admin and development roles since 2006; Teaching since 2011
Church: Bethel URC

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Sarah Bierling
Office Manager

Credentials: B.S. Business Administration, Trinity Christian College
Experience: Credit Management; With Zion since 2002
Church: Trinity URC

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Joel Bont
Athletic Director

Credentials: B.A. Physical Education, Calvin College
Experience: With Zion since 2012
Church: First CRC of Byron Center

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Melissa DeJong
Learning Enrichment Services

Credentials: B.A. Education, Cornerstone University; M.A. Learning Disabilities, Calvin College
Experience: Teaching since 2007
Church: Seventh Reformed

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Kel DeVries
Facilities Director


Experience: Over 40 yrs experience maintenance and skilled trades 
Church: Trinity URC

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Cathy Diemer
Administrative Assistant

Credentials: Studies at Davenport University
Experience: Bookkeeper and technology for over 30 years
Church: Trinity URC

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Todd Hoekstra
Administrator

Credentials: B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies, Calvin College
Experience: Accounting & Office Administration since 2004; With Zion since 2014
Church: Harvest OPC

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Becky Joung
Learning Enrichment Services Aide

Credentials: B.A. Elementary Education, Covenant College
Experience: Teaching since 1982
Church: Messiah's IRC

Sue McCrory
Elementary Principal

Credentials: B.A. Education, Calvin College
Experience: Teaching since 1976
Church: Harvest OPC

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Dr. Peter Tjapkes
High School Principal

Credentials: B.A. History, Calvin College; M.A. and Ph.D. History, University of Michigan
Experience: With Zion since 1999
Church: Harvest OPC

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Amy VanBeek
Learning Enrichment Services Aide

Credentials: Coursework at Grand Rapids Community College
Experience: With Zion since 2011
Church: Cornerstone URC

Donna Wagner
Office Assistant

Credentials: Office work for over 30 years
Experience: With Zion since 2014
Church: Georgetown Bible

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Nancy Wiersma
Office Assistant

Credentials: Bookkeeper & office manager for over 20 years
Experience: With Zion since 2007
Church: Byron Center Bible

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