Health and Fitness
I was born and grew up in Escondido, CA where I attended Calvin Christian Schools. At Calvin College I received my Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education, majoring in Physical Education (K-12) and minoring in Biology. After graduation I taught two years at South Olive Christian School in Holland instructing combined classrooms of 5th and 6th and 7th and 8th grades. While there I also coached basketball and volleyball. In 1988 I married Gary Luurtsema and we have 5 children and four grandchildren. I have also taught in the Holland Christian School system for 12 years as a Health and Fitness teacher in the homeschooling program (HC2). Some of my interests include scrapbooking, reading, teaching Children's Worship and Sunday School at our church, and playing lots of pickleball.