David Te Grotenhuis


PCGS Head of School

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Dordt College in Sioux Center, IA 1997.

  • Master of Arts Degree in Elementary Leadership from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD 2001.  

I am starting my eleventh year at PCGS and my fourth as Head of School.  My wife, Libby and I have spent twenty-three wonderful years together.  We have three children, Josie (18), Abby (17), and Hayden (13).  I have an unbridled passion to show the Kingdom of God and bring honor to my Reigning King, Christ Jesus, in all that I think, say, and do.  The PCGS mission sums up my goal as an employee at Pella Christian Grade School:  To proclaim Christ's Lordship, partner with parents, provided an education rooted in God's Word, and to challenge students to live the life of service.  I humbly attempt to model the PCGS mission statement day in and day out. My hobbies include reading, writing, biking, walking, anything related to technology, and...when I have the opportunity...working on a pit crew of a stock car with a group of childhood friends.