VCS is blessed to be led by a Board committed to serving our school. They are:
General: Born and raised in southern Wisconsin. Moved to Oshkosh in 1985.
Education: BS – Business/Finance, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Occupation: Career agent/Rural Mutual Insurance Company/ Farm Bureau Financial Services
Family: Married to Linda, daughter Alexis (VCS Class of 2017)
Church: Oakbrook Church, Oshkosh
Community: Board President Wisconsin Independent Christian Schools; Sound board technician at Oakbrook Church
Desired Contribution to VCS
As a Board Member I desire to be obedient to Christ in using my life experiences and talents
with God’s grace to work in synergy with other members to fulfill the mission of producing
Christ-centered servant leaders.
General: Grew up in Zambia and Kenya, Africa as a missionary family
Education: B.S. in Management Information Systems at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh; Master of Business Administration (MBA) in progress.
Occupation: IT Project Coordinator at Oshkosh Corporation
Spouse: Married to Alyssa Belton in 2010 (VCS 4K Teacher 2012-15)
Children: Levi (May 2015)
Church: Member of River Valley Church; Treasurer 2013-Present; Worship Team Leader
Desired Contribution: As a member of the Board of Directors at VCS, I will bring a unique worldview along with experience in technology, finance, and business. I am dependable, hard working, and a team player. I wish to model Christ as a servant-leader. I strongly believe all we have is His, and we are stewards of our resources, time, and talent. After completing my Master’s degree this fall, I hope to become more involved in our community and have a greater impact on the Fox Valley area. As a new parent, providing Christ-centered education is essential to leave a lasting legacy to our children.
I am honored to be a member on the board for Valley Christian School. Having been a past board member, many years ago, I look forward in serving again.
My husband Kent and I have been blessed with seven children. Our daughter Elizabeth started with the school in Kindergarten and graduated from Valley Christian High School in the class of 2012. Our two oldest sons graduated from the school back in 2000 and 2001. The other four boys were also students of Oshkosh Christian School, however they did receive their high school diplomas from the public school system.
Currently I serve on the board for Women In Management-Oshkosh Chapter and am an Ambassador for the Oshkosh Chamber. I also work at Belville Fletcher Chiropractic Office as Business Manager. In past years I have helped with the school’s girls soccer team and helped coordinate the VCS High School Missions Trip to the Dominican Republic in 2011.
I look forward in the school continuing to shine the light of Jesus today, tomorrow and beyond.
Native of Kansas but have lived in MN and OK most of my adult life. My wife and I moved from Tulsa OK in 2014 to be near our family living in Oshkosh and Minneapolis.
Education: D. Phil, Oxford Graduate School, Oxford TN
M.Div, Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago IL
BA in Psychology/Philosophy, Fort Hays State University, Hays KS
Occupation: Pastor and full-time Christian ministry–
Retired May 2013 as administrator of Augustine Christian Academy, K-12 Classical Christian School in Tulsa OK.
Currently serve as vice-president of Jerusalem Cornerstone Foundation, and have the US office of this Israel-based ministry in our home.
US Director of Bridges for Peace, a Christian ministry headquartered in Jerusalem.
Former Pastor of a non-denominational congregation in Mpls, MN
Family: Married 44 years, 3 adult children/spouses and 7 grandchildren.
Church: River Valley Church, Oshkosh
Contributions to Valley Christian School: administrative experience, teaching experience, counseling experience, strong commitment to Christian education.
General: Born in Two Harbors, MN. Other than a three-year transfer to Arkansas (with Kimberly-Clark) from 1996-1999, I have lived in Wisconsin since the age of four.
Education: Graduated from Appleton High School-West in 1979. Over the years, I have completed several courses at Fox Valley Technical College, including a one-year program to obtain my diploma for Medical Transcription. Most recently, I completed Dyslexia Tutor Training with Dyslexia Reading Connection, Appleton, WI.
Occupation: Homemaker, Independent Dyslexia Tutor, working with students at VCS
Family: Married to Jeff, 31+ years
Jason, Attorney in Delafield, WI
Michael, Electrical Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
Timothy, Writer, Currently employed by Packtiv, Eau Claire, WI
Alex, College Student/Enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.
Melissa, Class of 2014 at Valley Christian High School
Jeff Jr., Class of 2017 at Valley Christian High School
Isaac, Class of 2022 at Valley Christian School
Church: Christ the Rock, Menasha, WI, since 1999
Volunteer Work: Mission trips with Christian Appalachia Project International
Personnel Committee (to fill principal position at VCS)
2012-13 Key Club Advisor, Valley Christian High School
Moms in Prayer Ministry (formerly Moms in Touch), 1999-present
Desired Contribution to VCS Board: Raising a large family brings many joys and challenges. Often times over the years, my husband and I have been asked the question, “How did you/do you do it?” The truth is that we didn’t do it alone. God has been faithful to us every step along the way. One of His greatest gifts has been allowing us to educate our children at VCS. The teachers, staff, and families of our school have all helped to mold and shape our children into the people that others see today. My heart’s desire is for God to use VCS to mold and shape many generations of children to come. As our world turns more and more away from Christ, their need for the Savior will become increasingly evident. I want to serve on the VCS Board to help our school fulfill its mission. Now, more than ever, the world desperately needs students who are raised and educated to be Christ-centered, people of excellence, and servant-leaders. Together we can share the hope of the gospel.
I was born in Oshkosh in 1955 and have lived here almost all of my life. I graduated from Oshkosh North High School in 1973. I went to vocational school after high school, and then took some college classes as at various colleges while my husband earned his degrees.
I am a member and am also employed as the Business Administrator at Community Church in Oshkosh. I have worked in the office there for the past 28 years in various capacities. My primary duty is managing the finances; however I have numerous other areas of ministry that I oversee. I have organized or helped with many fund raisers over the years. I have a heart to serve wherever God calls me such as children’s ministry, leading women’s studies or our “Bless a Family” Christmas assistance program. I served as director of our women’s ministry for eight years. I’m also found volunteering here at the school or in the community as well.
My husband, Rick, and I have just celebrated our 40th anniversary. We have two grown, married children and so far three grandchildren. Two of those grandchildren, Andrew and Elizabeth, attend VCS as did our children, Michelle and Joshua, in the mid-1980s. I am a very business minded, task oriented, and organized person. I have served as a board member at a not-for-profit for nine years. That coupled with working at the church has afforded me great insight to the inner workings of not-for-profit organizations. I hope to use these skills and experiences to help strengthen the values and vision of this wonderful school.
Education: B.A. in Advertising and Public Relations at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Occupation: Sales/Design Specialist at Drexel Building Supply (10yrs)
Family: Married to Rebekah (Alumnus class of 2000); Children: Josiah, Aubryn, Jonathan, and Adalyn (all elementary or preschool students at VCS)
Church: Member at New Life Community Church
Desired Contribution to VCS:
Being a father of four young children, I strongly value their education but more importantly, I desire my children to have a strong Christian foundation. Valley Christian School has blessed my life in such a personal way, not only did it mold the person that I married, but I have seen it shape my children into loving the Lord and having a servant’s heart. My desire is to bring my seven year experience on the New Life Community Church Board to Valley Christian. To support the Administrator and staff in their call to teach and to train children that they may develop a personal relationship with the Lord and to build confidence as they grow. I am grateful to the staff for their sacrificial service and desire to support them with prayer and service.
General: Born and raised in Oshkosh. Lived here for my entire life except for 1 year in Tucson and 3 years in U.S. Army
Education: Graduated Oshkosh West High School, Associate of Arts and Science Degree from UW Colleges, Attended Fox Valley Technical College
Occupation: City of Oshkosh Sanitation
Church: Christ The Rock, Menasha (25 years)
Family: Married to Jane for 24 years; two children: Olivia, (Alumnus, Class of 2012) Joseph, (Alumnus, Class of 2014)
Volunteer: VCS, Christ The Rock, Special Olympics, Salvation Army
Desired Contribution to VCS:
I have been involved with VCS since the early 90’s. Having raised two children with the tremendous help of this beloved school, I want to continue serving it and help facilitate the same success for current and future families.
General: James W. Schiek, Sr. 47 Born in Fond Du Lac, WI, Raised in Omro, WI.
Education: University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Attended Briefly. Then left college to start own business.
Occupation: Founder of Schiek Sports, Inc., Founder and owner of Schiek ideas, Inc also President and owner of Royer Industries, Inc.
Family: Wife Stacey (Married for 28 years)
Our Children: James W. Schiek Jr. Oshkosh, WI, Analyise Jeswinski, Oshkosh, WI, Brittany Grosskopf, Oshkosh, WI, Abigail Schiek, Oshkosh, WI , Wesley Schiek, 8th grade at Valley Christian School, Abraham Schiek, 7th grade at Valley Christian School, Ava Schiek, 6th grade at Valley Christian School; Ella Schiek, 1st grade at Valley Christian School
Church: Most Blessed Sacrament, Oshkosh, WI (30 years)
Desired Contribution to Valley Christian School:
Being self-employed for 29 years I had to be self taught and motivated.
Due to that I have an incredible work ethic. I have also researched, developed, and brought to market many products, therefore I do know how to implement ideas from conception.
We serve an awesome God and God is so kind to us. H guides us in a gentle way until he finds us in the right spot, exactly where he wants us to be. We find that in our own new family at Valley Christian, we see the blessings of the families and teachers here at Valley Christian and also the favor and potential Valley Christian holds in its spirit.
I believe that God will use us along with all the others at Valley Christian as an instrument to help better His kingdom through education.
Kris (age 54) grew up in Minnesota, graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a degree in teaching. He taught high school social studies in Illinois. Following that he worked at Rawhide Boys Ranch and later became the Children’s Pastor at Christ The Rock Community Church in 1989. Currently Kris is an Associate Pastor at CTR coaching staff, working closely with weekend service messages and oversees classes for adults.
Kris and Lori are the parents of five kids: Bekah – 21 (studying at Bethel University), Mickala – 20 (studying at UW Platteville), Seth – 15, and Haley and Jeff – both 12. They also host two Haitian students studying at Fox Valley Technical College.
Kris likes to read, considers himself a “yard farmer” and loves to travel, go to plays and hang out with his kids. Like it or not, Kris is still a Vikings fan which creates reliable tension in the home two times a year.
Church: Christ The Rock Community Church, Menasha, WI
Education: B.A. from Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa
D.V.M. from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Occupation: Owner of Great Lakes Veterinary Clinic, Neenah, Sue is also a Veterinarian at Great Lakes Veterinary Clinic.
Family: Married to Sue with five children – Blake, 22, senior at University of Northwestern in St. Paul ; Tyler, 20, University of Northwestern in St. Paul; Ryan, 18, senior at VCS; Kayla, 14, 8th grade at VCS; Carla, 13, 7th grade at VCS
Desired Contribution to VCS: Having served on the board for several years in the past, I have a long history with this school and bring to the board a definite historical perspective of from where we have come and where we feel God is leading us to go. Our family has a true passion for this school, and strives to serve it in whatever way God leads us.
As a Board Member I desire to be obedient to Christ by using my life experiences and talents with God’s grace to work in synergy with others to fulfill the mission of producing Christ-Centered Servant Leaders.