Mr. Minderhoud was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada).  He is a graduate of Dordt College and has been teaching at Covenant since 1995. He teaches Chemistry, Physics, and Physical Science.  In the summer of 2000, Joel earned his Master's degree in Education from Grand Valley State University.

Joel and his wife (Valerie) have been blessed with nine children.  They are members of Hope PRC in Walker, Michigan.

Contact:  Joel Minderhoud