As business manager I see first-hand the sacrifices made by parents and grandparents to have their students at West Side Christian School. Christian education is so important to them that it is a top priority, both financially and in volunteer hours. As Development Director I get to witness the broad range of support for WSCS and our mission from an amazingly broad base of supporters, many of whom haven’t had a student enrolled here in years. I am absolutely committed to Christian education, and specifically, I love West Side Christian School. The commitment to excellent Christian education at West Side is lived out every day by staff, teachers, parents, students, and our faithful supporters. It is an inspiration to me to be in the middle of that each and every day. My wife, Ruth plays flute with the Grand Rapids Symphony and we have three children and two grandchildren. Ruth, her mother, and our three children are all graduates of West Side Christian School. We collect and listen to old school vinyl records and we play cribbage on a nearly daily basis.