Lynn Hoekstra

A photo of Lynn Hoestra, Teacher Education Program Director, Professor of Education
Teacher Education Program Director, Professor of Education

Dr. Hoekstra enjoys sharing the practical experiences from 16 years of middle school teaching with future teachers. She desires to prepare teachers with a biblical worldview who, by God’s grace, can then inspire and encourage their own students.


B.A., Calvin College; M.A., Western Michigan University; Ed.D., Azusa Pacific University


Dr. Hoekstra was born and raised on her family’s farm in Illinois. After marrying her childhood sweetheart, Jack, she worked with young people teaching music and as a volunteer at church and the local Christian school before entering college to prepare for a teaching career. When Lynn is not teaching, she enjoys reading, biking, and taking long walks with Jack and their dog, Teddy. 


Teacher, Hudsonville Christian School, 1993-2004; Teacher, Ontario Christian School, 2004-2009; Instructor and Director of Academic Support, Providence Christian College, 2008-2012; Resident Faculty, Teacher Education Program Director, Columbia International University, 2012-present.