Doug Vander Schaaf

7B - Middle School Bible Teacher

  • Bachelors in Religious Education - Reformed Bible College
  • Bachelors in Secondary Education - Calvin College
  • Masters in Education - Worcester State University


My name is Doug Vander Schaaf.  I am blessed to be be a part of the middle school staff.

This is my fourth year teaching at Pella Christian Grade School.  Prior to accepting the position here in Iowa, I was privileged to serve other Christian schools in California, Massachusetts and Irian Jaya(now Papua), Indonesia.

My wife, Bernita, and I do have NW Iowa roots so the midwest is not strange and unfamiliar territory.  We have been blessed with three children and six grandchildren. They are spread out across the country in Texas, California and Michigan.

In addition to working with middle schoolers and their wondrous and unpredictable ways, I also enjoy reading, vinyl records and praising God with tambourine and the clash of cymbals.

I look forward to working with the middle school students this year as we enjoy God's Word and see our place in His Story.

"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path." Psalm 119:105