BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Rivertown Christian Volleyball is a local travel club for homeschooled girls at the middle, elementary, junior and senior high levels in the West Michigan area, centrally located in Wyoming. We welcome girls in the 3rd through 12th grade year. We have served hundreds of families in the homeschool community for over 12 years and continue to be dedicated to training and teaching the sport of volleyball while using the game to relate to leading a Christian life. While we strive to Build Unity through God's Grace, we will teach your daughters the fundamentals of volleyball, practice teamwork and make friendships that last beyond the sport, all while honoring the talents Christ gifted us.
We are all parents of players working together to bring competitive volleyball opportunities to homeschooled young women and to encourage their walk with Christ.
I have been happily married for 21 years to Jon. We have six children – Samantha, Darren, Payton, Lily, Josie and Matilda (Tillie). I look forward to helping RCV continue on in the strong traditions it has started since its inception.
I have been married to Derek for 17 years. We have three children: Sadie, who is the oldest, Archie, and Tessa.
Last year was Sadie's first year as a part of the Practice Team and she had so much fun! I look forward to serving Rivertown Christian Volleyball as it continues to grow.
I am the mom of Annika Wassink who started playing with RCV in 2019. Annika had such a great year with her coaches and teammates and, the Lord willing, I look forward to seeing how I can serve the RCV program in the future.
Bio to come
I have been married to Jim for 28 years. We are blessed with 5 children. Jessica, my oldest, is married to Kyle, and they have given me my first grandchild! Next are Shari and Levi, who have both graduated. Jake and Izzie are the youngest two, and they are both still homeschooled. This will be Izzie’s 3rd year with RCV. I look forward to serving on the RCV board and encouraging this incredible group of girls in
their walk with the Lord.
Bio to come
We love our RCV Coaches!
Please take a moment to get to know their passion for coaching and volleyball.
Varsity Head Coach
I grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and was homeschooled along with my two younger sisters through high school. I played at RCV from 7th grade through 12th and I also played club volleyball at Michigan Volleyball Academy.
After high school, I was recruited to play volleyball for Grace Christian University. My primary position throughout my volleyball career was Libero/Defensive Specialist. I was also team captain in my junior and senior year.
In 2016, I started coaching at MVA. I have coached teams ranging in age from 12-17 years old. As a former player for RCV, I am excited to invest in the program that impacted me.
For college, I had the opportunity to do a dual-degree program with Grace Christian and Davenport University for accounting. In 2021, I graduated with my Bachelors in Business Administration and Masters in Accountancy. I currently work at EHTC in Accounting Services.
14U Head Coach
Practice Team Head Coach
Varsity Assistant Coach
I was born and raised in Grand Rapids, MI. As a homeschooler, I had the opportunity to play volleyball for RCV from 6th to 12th grade. I also played club volleyball at Michigan Volleyball Academy. I filled many different positions on both my RCV and club teams, training primarily as a hitter and setter.
After graduating high school, I attended Mount Vernon Nazarene University in central Ohio, where I continued to play on intramural volleyball teams. I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing in May of 2020 and started working at Spectrum Health in the Fall of 2020.
Last year, I transitioned to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, where I currently work as a neonatal intensive care nurse.
Volleyball was an integral part of my life and growth. It is such an incredible tool to teach young players about teamwork, communication, and diligence. I am so excited to return to RCV as a coach to share the game of volleyball with a new group of girls!
Assistant Practice Team Coach
Janae Hazenberg is a homeschool alumni who married her high school sweetheart. She has two children two and under and loves fulfilling her role as a mama.
Janae also loves teaching children. Over the years, a few places she has taught has included Awana, Grace Home School Association and Byron Township Community Center.
She has a pursuit for creating a Christ centered and fun environment for her volleyball team and is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of Rivertown Christian Volleyball for a second year.
I have lived in Michigan my entire life and was homeschooled along with my two older siblings.
My first year as a player with RCV, I walked on the court with no experience but quickly fell in love with the sport and now I play every chance I get. I especially enjoyed taking the fundamental skills we drilled in practice and applying them under pressure in the games.
I hope to share my love/passion for the sport with these girls and encourage them in any way that I can.
I recently graduated high school and this fall I will be attending Cornerstone University to pursue a bachelor's degree in exercise science.
Super excited to help coach with RCV this year!
Assistant 14U Coach