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WMC Names New Principal

WMC Names Chris Ruiter as New Principal

Meet Chris


Dear Western Michigan Christian Community:

With excitement, anticipation, and gratitude to our Heavenly Father, the Board of Directors announces that a contract for the position of Principal has been extended to Mr. Christopher J. Ruiter, and he has accepted the position!

Mr. Ruiter graduated from Grand Haven Christian and WMC!

He then achieved his BA in Elementary and Special Education from Calvin University; his MA in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University; has continued his education at Grand Valley State University and he is presently pursuing his doctorate at Central Michigan University in administration. Mr. Ruiter has been involved in education for 20+ years as a teacher, principal, chief academic officer, and most recently as the Director of Support Services for the West Michigan Christian Schools Collaborative. He and his family reside in Byron Center. MI.

The Board has arranged a leadership transition plan with Mr. Ruiter that will begin in April and extend through June to learn about all persons and matters related to WMC through conversations with the Board, Mr. Rinsema, the Interim Leadership Team, our esteemed faculty and staff, and our families and constituents!

The Board of Directors is eager to introduce Mr. Ruiter to the WMC Community in person, and a date for that “meet and greet” in mid-April will be announced soon.

The Board celebrates God’s provision of the next leader at Western Michigan Christian. We ask you to join us in welcoming Mr. Ruiter and celebrating God’s call upon him to join the outstanding community of Kingdom-minded educators and staff who are obediently pursuing the call to partner with Christian families to raise up Warriors for Him!

Honored to serve Him through WMC,

The Board of Directors

Western Michigan Christian School


Western Michigan Christian (WMC) High School and Middle School (7-12th) is located at 455 East Ellis Rd. Muskegon, including 355 students from 7 countries, 48 cities, and 90 churches. WMC is a member of West Michigan Christian Schools(WMCS), a collaborative system of five schools throughout the Lakeshore region, including Fremont Christian (PK-8), Grand Haven Christian (PK-8), and Muskegon Christian (PK-6). The WMCS system works under a “Better Together” philosophy, offering a top-quality PK-12 Christian Education experience and a full scope of academic and extracurricular programs. Please >> click here to contact WMCS.



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