Update Spring 2022: After almost 18 years at the Center for Social Research at Calvin College / University, my team and I formed DataWise Consulting, LLC, an independent social-scientific consultancy in data collection, analysis, visualization, and interpretation.
My wife LaVonne works in IT for the CRCNA here in Grand Rapids and serves as Elder for Education and Discipleship at Shawnee Park CRC, a role I inaugurated a decade ago. My boys Jay (19) and Colin (almost 17) are frequently involved in leading worship or providing audio-visual technical support. I have served for over a decade as part of an evolving Shawnee Park team that provides rides and breakfast for Calvin students.
We are eager, hyper-active members of the church and love the Reformed tradition, but do not hesitate to remind our brothers and sisters that the church is bigger than the CRC and that Christian education is bigger than CRC schools. If we want to Reform the world, we have to engage it, including the many other expressions of Christian faith.