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
2022-2023 Lynden Christian School Board
|Jon DeJong – President||(360) 815-8161||2022-2023|
|Kathryn VanWeerdhuizen- Vice Pres||(360) 510-4043||2023-2024|
|Leonard Smit – Treasurer||(360) 410-2013||2022-2023|
|Mike Smit- Asst. Secretary||(208) 420 0483||2023-2024|
|TJ Mellema||(360) 815-3940||2024-2025|
|Lisa Kramer – Secretary||(405) 317-3934||2024-2025|
|Mandy VanHofwegen||(360) 739-3150||2025-2026|
|Kelli Visser-Asst. Treasurer||(360) 296-1033||2025-2026|
|Derek DeKoster||(360) 815-7129||2022-2023|
|Darren Johnson||(360) 778-9044||2023-2024|
|Shawna VanderLeest||(360) 389-1017||2021-2022|
|Brian Kooiker||(360) 319-3316||2024-2025|
*If looking for a school board members email, please contact Carla Harkness for school board members emails.