School Board

Members of the KCSA School Board play a vital role in continued excellence at Kalamazoo Christian. Each member is elected to a 3-year term at an annual Association Meeting in the spring and each member serves on one of four Board Subcommittees. This is where the bulk of the work takes place during the school year to contribute to the operation of our school. We would love to encourage your involvement. Please call the Association Office at 269-381-2044 to find out more.

If you would like to present a topic at one of our board meetings, you must email the board at board@kcsa.org the topic you would like to discuss one week prior to the board meeting you would like to attend.

KCSA School Board Membership for 2022-2023

  • Wally Laaksonen (President) – 2023
  • Jeff Penzotti (Finance) – 2025
  • Ben Leonard (F&T) – 2025
  • Tim DeVries (Secretary/F&T) – 2023
  • Krage Fox (2nd Impressions) – 2024
  • Wes Gunst (Education) – 2023
  • Linda Maring (At-large/Education) – 2023
  • Heidi Ray (Vice President/Policy) – 2024
  • Jason Stob (Treasurer/Finance) – 2025
  • Todd Welton (Education) – 2024
  • Rebecca D’Angelo (At-large/Policy) – 2023
  • Eliza Bast (At-large/Policy) – 2023
  • John Bartels (At-large) – 2023

Committees

  • Facilities & Transportation – Don DeVries, Chair
  • Education – Todd Welton, Chair
  • Finance – Jason Stob, Chair
  • Personnel – Chris Batts, Chair
  • Executive – Wally Laaksonen, Chair
  • Policy – Heidi Ray, Chair
  • 2nd Impressions – Mina VanderDussen, Chair
Committees are where the bulk of the work takes place during the school year to contribute to the operation of our school.

Staff Members

  • Joel Netz, MS Principal
  • Marc Verkaik, Head of School
  • Tyler Van Schepen, ES Principal
  • Dirk Walhout, HS Principal
  • Scott Zondervan, Controller

Board Schedule 2022-2023