School Board

Lynden Christian School is a private, parent-run system, governed by a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors, known as the “School Board”, is made up of twelve members, elected by the school “Society,” the parents and others who support the school. Lynden Christian School is a member of larger organizations such as CSI – Christian Schools International, NWCSI – Northwest Christian Schools International, and WFIS – Washington Federation of Independent Schools.

While we are a Christian school, we are not sponsored and controlled by one church as in a parochial school. Lynden Christian School has a very diverse church support base of nearly 60 churches.

The School Board makes decisions regarding finances, hiring of personnel, providing and maintaining facilities, and determining the educational and operational policies and regulations. To implement these policies, the board appoints administrators. The head administrator is the superintendent. High school and K-8 principals are responsible for their respective buildings and staff and are directly accountable to the superintendent.

Interested in becoming a board member, follow this link to the board application.

Monthly Board Meeting 

Public comment time for society members to meet for the first 30 minutes of board meetings. Please sign up in advance and each speaker will have a maximum of 3 minutes.

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!

Location: Lynden Christian High School Library


2023-2024 Lynden Christian School Board :

Darren J, Mandy VH, Jason K, Julie R, Tyler B, Shawna VL, Lisa k, Kelli V, Kathryn VW, Winerva K, TJ Mellema,

(not pictured) Mike S.

Name Phone Term Ending
TJ Mellema –President (360) 815-3940 2024-2025
Kathryn VanWeerdhuizen- Vice Pres (360) 510-4043 2023-2024
Lisa Kramer – Treasurer (405) 317-3934 2024-2025
Kelli Visser- Asst. Treasurer (360) 296-1033 2025-2026
Shawna VanderLeest – Secretary (360) 389-1017 2025-2026
Julie Roetcisoender – Asst. Secretary  (360) 201-9364 2026-2027
Tyler Bajema (360)815-1159 2024-2025
Darren Johnson  (360) 778-9044  2023-2024
Jason Kooi (360)647-1916 2026-2027
Winerva Kramer (360) 201-7975 2026-2027
Mike Smit (360) 420-0483 2023-2024
Mandy VanHofwegen (360) 739-3150 2025-2026

*If looking for a school board members email, please contact Carla Harkness for school board members emails.