Dirk and his wife, Kim, live in Freeburg, IL with their three daughters: Maggie, Masyn, and Marlee. They have both worked in education for over 10 years. Dirk is currently an Activity Director, teacher, and coach in Marissa, IL and Kim is a school psychologist in Belleville. Before joining Redeemer, they were members of FBC Columbia, IL for approximately 7 years. Before coming to help plant Redeemer, Dirk lead bible studies with high school students, taught children, and helped disciple members of the body through instructing courses in Systematic Theology. Dirk’s passion is reaching young people and old people alike with the good news of Jesus Christ. His focus in serving the body of Redeemer is geared toward helping us disciple the children and families that we might together bring glory to God.