Ken was born and raised in Zeeland. He attended Holland Christian High School and Calvin College. Upon graduation, he moved to Traverse City, where he found his voice at age 35 and began vocal studies with Professor Mark Puchala. Two years later he moved to Grand Rapids and studied with Carl Kaiser. While there, Ken was a member of the Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus and the chorus of Opera Grand Rapids. His career took him to the San Francisco Bay area where he studied with David Rohrbaugh chair of vocal studies at San Jose State University. He was a member, and occasional soloist with the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church Choir. In Illinois, Ken was a soloist with the South Suburban Master Chorale. He also was a member of the Camarata Vocal Ensemble and sang the Tenor solos of Messiah with the group in the Chapel of the Resurrection at Valparaiso University. He also studied with Bradley Williams, an international opera tenor now on the voice faculty at the New England Conservatory in Boston. Since moving to Holland, Ken has studied with Nicholas Loren. Ken is honored to be singing in his hometown with a chorus of such illustrious history.