Cheri Beals


The Potter's House emphasizes principles of discipleship, stewardship, and decision-making in a Christ-centered atmosphere. Class sizes are small. Families are involved. Lives are being changed.

Anna Veldman

Anna moved to the U.S. from India, and has been teaching at the Potter's House High School since 2001 (for approx 17 years). She has a Ph.D. in English and originally planned to teach at the college level. But, through various circumstances God led her to The Potter's House, and she felt called to be a part of the ministry here. The faith on which the school was founded and it's strong focus on equipping students to be radical followers of Jesus Christ resonated with her faith and passion. Over the years, she has taught World Literature, Psychology, A.P. Literature and Senior Project among other subjects. She also worked on developing the Asian Studies curriculum.

Statement of Faith

We believe in the Triune God: God the Father, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. We believe that the Bible, God’s Word, is infallible, reliable, and applicable to today’s person, adult or child. The Bible is also a gift to use and to cherish. 


We believe that each child is created in the image of God. The image is not restricted to any race, sex, or income level. The image of God gives each child an enormous, unique potential. Each child is a whole child possessing unique intellectual, creative, decisional, and emotional dimensions. The major goal of education is to bring each child into his or her full potential in conformance with the image of God. 


We believe that the world was perfect at creation, but sin intervened, severing all people’s perfect relationship with God and bringing consequences on every object and institution within the creation. God, in His love, provided Jesus Christ to pay the penalty for sin and restore each person to full favor with God. God freely calls people to accept the gift of salvation. God also requires that individuals and social groups follow in obedience to His word. He requires people to work to restore creation and overcome the consequences of sin both in the natural world and in society.

Teaching Careers

Current openings are listed below. If the position you are looking for is not currently available, we encourage people to apply regardless. If you are interested in substitute teaching, please note, The Potter’s House does not use an automated placement system but prefers contract substitute teachers as jobs open to schedule assignments.

Support Staff Career

Do you have the heart to serve and are passionate about Christ-centered urban education? Find out about opportunites for positions ranging from janitorial to ParaPro and even specialized mentoring through programs like Robotics and Dance.

Athletic Career

Coaching at The Potter's House is a rewarding, multi-faceted opportunity for individuals looking to make a difference in the lives of student-athletes.

Employment Postings

No Posted Positions at this time

Interested in applying for a teaching or non-teaching position at The Potter's House, but don't see an open position listed?

Apply anyway!  We'd love to know you are interested in becoming a part of the Potter's House Faculty & Staff family!

Substitute Teacher

The Potter’s House does not use an automated placement system but prefers to contact substitute teachers as jobs open to schedule assignments. If you are interested in substitute teaching at The Potter’s House and/or The Potter’s House High School, please contact Cheri Beals at 616-241-5720 or

Qualifying to Substitute Teach

To qualify to substitute teach at The Potter’s House, you must hold a valid or expired Michigan teaching certificate, or have earned 30 college credit hours, and interview with the school administrator. Approved substitute teachers will need to complete paperwork for payroll and have their Livescan fingerprint report on file with the business manager prior to receiving a teaching assignment.