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Administration & Board

Photo Name Title Email Phone
Photo for Joustra, Laura Joustra, Laura Third Grade, Curriculum Director Email
Photo for Nelson, Tricia Nelson, Tricia Development Director Email 320-978-8700
Photo for Van Der Puy, Pete Van Der Puy, Pete Superintendent Email
Photo for Van Otterloo, Larry Van Otterloo, Larry Principal & Instructor: 9th Grade Bible, World Religions, TCAL Email
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  Brouwer, Jason Board Member Email
  Damhof, Wade Board Member Email
  Duininck, Shana Board Member Email
  Graves, Neil Board Member Email
  Groen, Todd Board Member Email
  Hanson, Bruce Board Member Email
  Lundeen, Josh Board Member Email
  Marcus, Nate Board Member Email
  Ohden, Dan Board Member Email
  Schwitters, Lenny Board Member Email
  Slagter, Tim Board Member Email
  Taatjes, Ben Board Member Email
  Taatjes, Chad Board Member Email
  Ulferts, Wendy Board Member Email

 

Board Member          Term Expires       Committee

Jason Brouwer                 2018                Maintenance/Technology

Wade Damhof                  2019 

Shana Duininck                2020

Neil Graves                      2019                 Education

Todd Groen                      2018                 Busing

Bruce Hanson                  2017                 New2You

Josh Lundeen                  2020 

Dan Ohden                      2017                  President / Development

Lenny Schwitters             2019                  Athletic

Tim Slagter                      2020 

Ben Taatjes                     2017                   Vice President / Alumni

Chad Taatjes                   2018                   Long Range Planning

Wendy Ulferts                 2019                   Treasurer

Pete Van Der Puy                                      Superintendent              

BOARD OFFICERS & DESCRIPTIONS

Executive Team

Four Board members comprise this team: President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary
 

Board President

Presides over Board meetings, creates Board agenda in concert with superintendent,
and votes only to break a tie; functions as the head of the executive team
 

Board Vice President

Provides back-up for the president and serves on the executive team
 

Board Treasurer

Provides leadership to the finance team; builds and monitors budget in concert
with superintendent; also serves on the executive team
 

Board Secretary

Keeps minutes of all Board meetings and official correspondence; also serves on the executive team
 

COMMITEES & DESCRIPTIONS

Alumni Committee

Members:

 

Athletic Committee

Members:
This team works in concert with the Athletic Director to oversee the administration and culture
of the athletic program at CMCS. This team interviews and oversees coaches,
considers pairing options, and provides support to the Athletic Director.
 

Busing Committee

Members:
This team works alongside the Superintendent and bus director to ensure that buses are available,
operable, and are staffed. Routes are determined by this team also.
Recommendations regarding purchase and/or lease come from this team.
 

Development/Promotions Committee

Members:
The purpose of the Development/Promotions Team is to reflect the mission of Central Minnesota Christian School
through the efforts of the development office by building and sustaining relations with student families, donors,
and constituent body at large through creating and executing various, strategic mediums of
communications and events that reflect faith, family, quality, investment, and service.
 

Education Committee

Members:
The purpose of the education committee is to review our current educational curriculum
and track progress toward educational goals. This team also addresses items such as standardized testing,
curriculum, technology advances, class structure and organization, and a variety of other
tasks related directly to education.
 

Finance Committee

Members:
The finance team reviews CMCS financials and tracks progress toward the budget.
This team also creates and presents a budget to the full Board.
 

Harvest Festival Committee

Members:
 

Long Range Planning Committee

Members:
This team works in concert with administration to consider long-term goals and initiatives of CMCS.
One of the primary items for this team is to assist with accreditation and the school improvement plan.
Membership of this team includes a Board member, administration, and parents.
 

Maintenance Committee

Members:
The maintenance team works in concert with the Superintendent and the head custodian tracks
building issues and projects. This team also oversees and assists with evaluation of janitorial staff.
 

Parents' Club Committee

Members:
 
 

Thrift Store Committee

Members:
This is a outside team that includes a Board member liaison between the store and the Board.
The team is responsible for staffing recommendations, finances, and building needs of New 2 You.
 

Spiritual Encouragement Committee

Members: