Senior Spotlight: Massan Yawa Jasmine Akolly

I am from Togo, a country in West Africa. I started school at a very young age. The school system in Togo was not favorable toward girls, and teachers felt that girls were just wasting their parents’ money and time. By being a girl and the youngest student in my classes, I felt alone. For […]

Senior Spotlight: Asmita Tamang

I grew up in Nepal with my brother, sister, mom and dad. When I was very young, my dad left us. I don’t remember much of what happened after that, except that we moved from place to place. Eventually, we connected with a church in Nepal that provided food, safety and shelter. We stayed there […]

Senior Spotlight: Bethlehem Shekanena

My parents are immigrants from the Democratic Republic of Congo. We lived in Colorado before moving to Michigan in 2008. I came to The Potter’s House (TPH) in 3rd grade. It’s a smaller school than my previous schools and you get to know each other better. The sense of community and student life is awesome. […]

Senior Spotlight: Kerby Sturdivant

My brother Terrance was on The Potter’s House (TPH) waiting list for a year. Things were not going well at the middle school he was attending, so he prayed hard to be accepted at TPH. We were at a restaurant when the phone call came. He was accepted, and he was excited!  Then it was […]

Senior Spotlight: Cameron Gardner

I first came to The Potter’s House in preschool, but after that, I attended a lot of schools in different places. I went to a Christian school in Oklahoma for 2nd and 3rd grade, but my family started having some financial troubles, so we moved back to Michigan and lived briefly with my step-grandparents in […]

Senior Spotlight: Giselle Padilla-Esquivel

Giselle and her twin sister, Ailyn, grew up at The Potter’s House (TPH). Living in the Roosevelt Park Community, their family was already familiar with the school and felt that it would be a good fit for the twins. The newly enrolled preschoolers did not speak English, but TPH provided time and resources for them […]

The God-Soaked Story of The Potter’s House Chapel

Amber Ritsema has been to countless Sunday church services in her life, but she will never forget the service on Sunday, July 26, 2015. The church she had attended her whole life, along with multiple generations of her family, was holding its last service before closing its doors forever. As she looked around at the […]

Songs of Hope: The Story of The Potter’s House High School Gospel Choir

HOW GOSPEL MUSIC HELPED A GROUP OF POTTER’S HOUSE STUDENTS OF DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS AND PERSONALITIES FIND HOPE AND BELONGING.   On May 2, 2019, the eleven members of The Potter’s House High School Gospel Choir walked onto the stage of the J.W. Marriott ballroom, and led hundreds of attendees of the annual TPH Banquet in […]