Philosophy – Our Leadership

School Board

Lynden Christian Schools is a private, parent-run system governed by a Board of Directors who are elected by the school “Society,” comprised of parents and others who support the school. We are 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 a school 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 parents control the school through an elected board of twelve members called the “School Board.”

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.

School Board 2019-2020       

Name Phone Term Ending
Bryan VanLoo – President (360) 201-8998 2020-2021
Daniel Gibson – Vice President (360) 305-1688 2021-2022
Josh Levien     – Treasurer (360) 410-0037 2020-2021
Michael TerBeek -Secretary (360) 815-1562 2019-2020
Winerva Kramer  – Asst. Sec. (360) 201-7975 2020-2021
Leonard Smit     – Asst. Treas (360) 410-2013 2022-2023
Becky Bos (360) 815-3542 2021-2022
Dale VanRooyen (360) 815-5885 2019-2020
Derek DeKoster (360) 815-7129 2022-2023
Frank DeVries (360) 815-0237 2019-2020
Jon DeJong (360) 815-8161 2022-2023
Lori TeVelde (360) 410-7906 2021-2022