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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 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.

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

Society Meeting 03/25/2021 Recorded Video Link:


School Board 2020-2021       

Name Phone Term Ending
Bryan VanLoo – President (360) 201-8998 2020-2021
Jon DeJong – Vice President (360) 815-8161 2022-2023
Josh Levien – Treasurer (360) 410-0037 2020-2021
Winerva Kramer – Secretary (360) 201-7975 2020-2021
Kathryn VanWeerdhuizen – Asst. Sec. (360) 510-4043 2023-2024
Leonard Smit – Asst. Treas (360) 410-2013 2022-2023
Becky Bos (360) 815-3542 2021-2022
Daniel Gibson (360) 305-1688 2021-2022
Derek DeKoster (360) 815-7129 2022-2023
Mike Smit (208) 420-0483 2023-2024
Darren Johnson (360) 778-9044 2023-2024
Lori TeVelde (360) 410-7906 2021-2022