After high school, I pursued undergraduate studies in Electrical Engineering at Fairleigh Dickenson University followed by graduate studies in Computer Science at Stevens Institute of Technology and Stanford University. I began my professional career at Bell Telephone Laboratories were I worked for eight years and then moved to California to work for Hewlett-Packard. Several years ago I retired from HP after 30 years in various engineering management positions. I now serve as volunteer technology consultant for SJCS keeping all the computers, servers, and school network running and plan expansion and improvement of those resources.
I was born and raised in New Jersey where my experience with Christian schools began in the Eastern Christian School Association, from which I graduated high school in 1961. My early memories include the dedication of my father to that association through many years of service and board membership. A few years after I graduated and was attending a local engineering college, Karen Vander Ark took a position as a science teacher at Eastern Christian High School. We married in 1967 and have two children; both attended SJCS. We have been involved with SJCS for over 30 years, she as teacher and me in various volunteer positions including treasurer of the SJCS Endowment Fund and member of the SJCS Board of Directors.
Philosophy of Education
I am strongly dedicated to the concept of reformed world-and-life-view and believe that education with a reformed Christian perspective for our young people is the best way to provide them with the beliefs, outlook, and tools that they will need to live a Christian life and be a blessing to others in God’s world.