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.
Alexis joined the Board of Trustees in December 2021. She and her husband Langdon have had their two children at Grace Christian since 2009 when their oldest started Kindergarten. They have been active supporters of GCS in various ways throughout their children's enrollment, including Langdon coaching both the JV basketball and varsity baseball teams. They reside in Staunton and are members of Olivet Presbyterian Church, where they both serve as elders, assist in teaching Sunday School, and Alexis sings in the church choir.
Andy 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.
Bryan 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.
Janelle 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
Ken 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.
Jan 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.
Jonathan joined the board in January of 2022. He and his wife Lisa moved to the area in 2013 and their four children began attending Grace at that time. Jonathan is one of the owners and the executive director of Compass Behavioral Solutions and Lisa is a licensed counselor. They attend Staunton Alliance Church and live in the county south of Waynesboro.
Sherry 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..
York 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.