Grace Christian School Board of Trustees
Grace Christian School is directed by a Board of Trustees. The trustees are charged primarily with the important task of seeing that Grace remains true to its essential mission distinctives. They also ensure that Grace operates according to sound financial practices. Lastly, they focus on strategic issues in planning for the future of Grace as well as evaluating Grace's effectiveness in accomplishing its stated vision. The Trustees do not become involved in the day-to-day administrative functions of Grace.
The board is self-perpetuating in that trustees are nominated and appointed by the board and serve three year terms which may be renewed upon the consent of the individual trustee and vote by the larger board.
We are fortunate to be served by this dedicated group of trustees who serve on behalf of our larger school community.
Jan Ingram serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees. Jan taught Kindergarten at Grace for over twenty years. Her three sons are all GCS alumni. Since retiring from Grace, she serves in the children's and women's ministries at Staunton Grace Covenant Church. She also is a Parent Coach and presents seminars for the National Center for Biblical Parenting. Jan and her husband, Steve, live in Fishersville, Virginia.
Andy Wells serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees. Andy is the parent of four children currently attending GCS. He is the Director of the Augusta County Parks & Recreation Department. Andy's wife, Mandy, attended Grace Christian School from kindergarten through twelfth grade and was a member of the the school's second graduating class. The Wells family make their home in Middlebrook, Virginia.
Sherry Foster serves as the Secretary of the Board of Trustees. Sherry taught at Grace Christian School for 15 years and her three grown children are graduates of Grace. Sherry is an active volunteer at Grace Christian School. She and her husband, Jim, live in Lyndhurst, Virginia.
Bryan Bailey teaches elective classes for the school on a part-time basis, including Auto Mechanics and Advanced Auto Mechanics since 2006. Bryan is a mechanical engineer for Cadence, Inc. He and his wife, Kate, are the parents of two daughters, both of whom attend Grace Christian School. The family resides near New Hope, Virginia.
Alan Brown graduated from the College of William and Mary, then entered active duty as a military police officer. He spent 15 years as an elementary teacher, principal and superintendent in public schools followed by 16 years as a Christian school headmaster and 12 years as ACSI Director serving Christian schools throughout Europe. He and wife, Malinda, have four grandchildren at Grace Christian School.
Janelle Greenmun is a graduate of Grace Christian School (class of 2000). She and her husband, Jeff, run their family business, Greenmun Engineering, from their home in Waynesboro, Virginia. Janelle works part-time at GCS and coaches volleyball. The Greenmuns have three daughters, all of whom attend the school.
Rhonda Wilmore graduated from Mary Baldwin College and is a staff accountant for Stephen Shickel, CPA, in Staunton. She and her husband, Todd, have one daughter who has attended Grace Christian School since Pre-Kindergarten. The family resides in Augusta County.
Ken Cullinan joined the board in November of 2017. Ken and his wife, Lisa, have two daughters who graduated from Grace after transitioning from homeschooling. He is employed at Merck as a site process improvement leader. In addition to teaching at the middle school, Lisa also volunteered at the school for a number of years. The family resides in the New Hope area.
York Grow joined the Grace Christian School family in 2007 by enrolling his 10th grader; over the next year, he and his wife, Kati, enrolled all six of their children whom have now graduated. York coached the Middle School soccer team for several years and occasionally was a substitute teacher; Kati offered assistance to the fine arts programs. York is a sales manager at Duncan-Parnell; he and Kati reside in Fairfield.