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Dykhouse, Ben

High School Principal

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Professional Biography

In 2003, I graduated from Calvin College with a Bachelor’s degree in Religion and Physical Education and a K-12 teaching certificate. In 2017, I finished my Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership at Concordia University in Irvine. I have also completed credits at Fuller Theological Seminary toward a Master’s degree in Christian Leadership. I taught at Unity Christian High School in Hudsonville, MI from 2003-2006. I started teaching at Ontario Christian in 2006. I’ve taught Bible, Computer Applications, Coding, Media Production, and Chapel. I was Assistant Principal during the 2016-17 school year and have been High School Principal since 2017. 

Personal Biography

My wife, Betsy, and I married in 2004. Our first son, Jack, was born in March of 2009. Our second son, Arie, was born in April of 2011. Our little girl, Elleen was born in June of 2014. Our youngest, William, was born in 2019. As a family, we enjoy playing with our kids, exercising, camping, and traveling to see our relatives in Michigan. Personally, I love watching and playing sports, reading, and doing projects around our house.

Philosophical Biography

I am convinced that every person is created in the image of God and that the Bible is God’s infallible word. I am also convinced that God communicates mostly clearly through his word and so it is the foundation of a Christian’s life. One of my favorite verses is John 3:30: “He must become more important; I must become less important.” I believe that God, through the saving work of Jesus, calls his people to “Act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8). 

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