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ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

Kim DeLeon

Kim DeLeon

Head of School

Joshua Snyder

Joshua Snyder

High School Principal

Ann Bell

Ann Bell

K-8 Principal

Meredith Purkey

Meredith Purkey

Preschool Director

SCHOOL BOARD

Jenna Kearns

Jenna Kearns

Board Chair


Jenna has served as the Board Chair for the NCS School Board since 2017. Jenna graduated from Southern Nazarene University with a BS in Business Administration and received her MBA from Mid-America Nazarene University. She and her husband Troy own Espresso Products Direct and Jenna Kearns Photography. Together, Troy and Jenna have three boys: Spencer; Josh, who graduated from NCHS in 2021 and is now attending Grand Canyon University; and their youngest son, Jacob, a 6th grader attending NCA. Jenna also serves on the Board of Trustees at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. Jenna is passionate about Northwest Christian Schools and believes in our mission. She has a strong desire to help safeguard the future of our school so that it will remain a place where students grow academically, socially, and spiritually allowing each student to be grounded in God’s word and equipped to be Christian leaders in our world.

Janée McSheffrey

Janée McSheffrey

Vice Chair


Janée has served on the NCS School Board as Vice Chair since 2018. A certified public-school teacher, she worked in the field of full-time Christian camping ministry and then later as a secondary English teacher in both public and private school settings. She and her husband, Lou, have three wonderful kids, Abby, Megan, and Garrett. Early on, Janée was privileged to homeschool them for a season, and then they all graduated from NCHS. Janée coached cross country and track at the middle and high school levels at NCS for several years. She loves working with all ages of kids in just about any capacity. Exploring the Pacific Northwest either by hiking or occasionally running or skiing are some of her favorite outdoor activities. She is passionate about NCS growing deep, sustaining roots leading to a solid foundation, which provides an opportunity for many children to learn who Jesus Christ is and what it means to be his disciple, all while growing academically, socially, and physically.

Michael Montgomery

Michael Montgomery

Treasurer


Michael served as the NCS School Board Secretary from 2017-2021 and now serves as the Board Treasurer. Professionally, Michael works as an attorney at the Law Offices of Harold D. Carr. He is a member of the Washington State Bar, the Washington State Association for Justice, and the American Association for Justice. Personally, he is a member of his local church where his wife, Amanda, serves as one of the pastors. Michael helps as a youth leader and has also led mission trips, both foreign and domestic. Michael and Amanda have two children at NCA, Naomi (5th) and Caleb (1st).

Larry Dominguez

Larry Dominguez

Secretary


Larry joined the NCS School Board in September of 2021 and currently serves as the Board Secretary. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Environmental Studies from The Evergreen State College and is a consultant scientist for a business his wife Elsa and he own and operate. Larry has served in local church leadership and ministry roles for many years and attends Summit Lake Community Church. Larry and Elsa have been married for 29 years and after predominant “home’s cool” education, all of their 5 children graduated from Northwest Christian High School. He enjoys participating in and leading Bible study groups for men, worship, and anything with global missions flavor. Larry is passionate about working on the NCS Board to support sound biblical teaching amidst our changing culture, emphasizing the athletic programs that help build the character and grit in our youth and ensuring the long-term sustainability of the school in raising up future leaders, ministers, homemakers, and professionals that will carry the gospel throughout their lives.

Sam Christensen

Sam Christensen

Member


Sam Christensen is the lead pastor at Calvary Chapel North Thurston, which meets on the campus of Northwest Christian Schools of Lacey. Sam has served on the NCS School Board since February of 2020. Sam and his wife Gretchen have four young children: Carter, John, Sophia, and William. Sam grew up in the Olympia area and was blessed to be raised in a Christian home. He put his faith in Christ at a young age and continues to grow in learning the fullness of His goodness and grace. After completing community college and Bible college, he worked as a middle school pastor locally for 12 ½ years. In 2014, he was instrumental in planting the new church, Calvary Chapel North Thurston, where he now serves as the lead pastor. Sam is grateful for the opportunity his church has been given to rent space from our school, and he wants to serve our school in whatever way is helpful.

Kathi Dunning

Kathi Dunning

Member


Kathi joined the NCS School Board in September of 2021. She received her bachelor’s degree in Health & Wellness from the University of Puget Sound, an associate’s degree in Nursing from Shoreline College, and a graduate certificate in Biblical Studies from Multnomah University. Kathi and her family have actively attended Calvary Chapel of Olympia since 2002. She has been married to Bill for 29 years and together they have enjoyed raising six children, two of whom have attended NCHS. After homeschooling for 18 years, Kathi is working part time as a nurse delegator, serving Adult Family Homes and Developmentally Delayed Homes in Thurston County. Her favorite activities are exploring the great outdoors with her family and reading a good book with a strong cup of coffee. Kathi is passionate about working on the NCS Board to continue and uphold the mission and vision of NCS.