David Greydanus
Chair & Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

B.S. – Michigan State University
J.D. – University of Toledo

Professor Dave Greydanus is the chair and faculty for Criminal Justice at Grace Christian University. Dave was a trooper with the Michigan State Police for nearly 30 years where he served at various assignments throughout the state. He was assigned to Paw Paw, Detroit, Manistee, Wayland and South Haven. During his career, he was also a command officer and instructor at the Michigan State Police academy where he taught criminal law and police procedure. While at the academy Dave wrote numerous articles and a co-authored a book on Criminal Law and Police Procedure.

Professor Greydanus grew up in Saugatuck, Michigan and attended Holland Christian schools. Through his parents and education he developed a strong love for God and a passion to serve others. He received his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Toledo School of Law.

Professor Greydanus has been married to his wife Melissa for 25 years. Melissa is a nurse, and together they have three children. Their son Luke is a Michigan State Police trooper. Their son Matthew is in college and is in the process of becoming a police officer and their daughter Jessica is in high school. They currently live in the Holland area. Besides teaching, Dave enjoys hiking, swimming, kayaking, farming and other outside activities.

Professor Greydanus is a volunteer with the West Michigan Land Conservancy and is involved in a Christian legal ministry through his church that provides legal guidance to low income individuals and families.

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