Mrs. Hoekman counts it a privilege to serve Christ by teaching young adults. She is from Riverside, California. After graduating high school, she attended Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan where she majored in history and minored in Spanish. As part of her Spanish minor, she was a foreign exchange student in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Before arriving at Immanuel, Mrs. Hoekman taught at Gallup High School in Gallup, New Mexico and at Valley Christian High School in Chandler, Arizona. In 2009, she married an engineer from China Lake and moved to Ridgecrest. Since 2009, Mrs. Hoekman has taught Spanish, social studies, and served as the Interact adviser. She has taken breaks to be with her two small children. Currently, Mrs. Hoekman teaches Spanish.