HEAD OF SCHOOL
Over ten years ago, my wife and I heard a clear call from God to join the CCS community and help lead His vision of discipleship training for this school. Each day I have the opportunity to serve, lead, and be transformed as a lead discipler. I am proud to be a Pastor at Church on the Hill which continues to support and drive the vision for the school. My wife of over 20 years is a key partner in this ministry, as we both spend most of our days on campus alongside our two school-age children.
I continue to spend time in the classroom, teaching college credit math classes to our upperclassmen. Discovering the truths in God’s creation, especially in math, is so cool! His power and glory are always on stage for us to investigate. Next to the red/blue of Crosshill, black/orange are my favorite colors, as Oregon State University awarded me a B.S. in Mathematics in 1998 and an M.S. in Math & Science Education in 2003. My Administrator Certification is through the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), of which our school is also a member. The Crosshill community is like none other and I am so grateful to be a part of it! (check out my latest message to parents)
Please contact Adam if you have questions that do not apply to others in the Leadership Team or Administrative Staff such as development, leadership, or ministry. email@example.com
EARLY CHILDHOOD DIRECTOR
Kelly has been married to Mike, her High School sweetheart since 2001. They have 3 kids. Church on the Hill has been their church home since 2000. Kelly was called into ministry at Church on the Hill in 2006, where she served as the Children's Pastor for 11 years. In 2012 Kelly joined the CCS team. Her heart's desire is to support and encourage children and families as they enter schooling for the first time. She believes discipleship in these young years is foundational and with a partnership with parents we get an opportunity to watch Jesus come alive in their hearts! The first years of school are super important and Kelly loves to make sure these years are incredibly special for the whole family! Kelly oversees our Early Childhood Department.
Please contact Kelly with any questions about our Preschool, Kindergarten, or Afternoon Enrichment programs. firstname.lastname@example.org
As a third grade student, I knew that I wanted to be a teacher when I grew up. I loved the idea of organizing a class and facilitating learning. After finishing up my BA in Elementary Education at Central Washington University, I was married to Adam in 1999, when we both started our teaching careers. After teaching elementary for 4 years in public school and taking 10 years off to raise our two children, I joined the Crosshill community in 2010 as a second-grade teacher and currently serve as the Elementary Director. My current teacher licensure and administrative certification are through ACSI. My passion is living out the love and grace of Christ. Encouraging people to be their best brings me life. Crosshill is my family and I thank God for his provision.
Please contact Chauntel with any questions regarding elementary admissions, curriculum, staffing, scheduling, discipleship, or MAP testing. email@example.com
ELEMENTARY ACADEMIC SERVICES DIRECTOR
Originally from California, I moved to Oregon when I was thirteen and instantly fell in love with Oregon weather. I love a good cup of coffee, a great book, and an incredible rainstorm. I have been married to my husband Jason for 19 years, and together, we have three boys who all attend Crosshill. Our family calls Church on the Hill home, and I serve on the children’s ministry team. I earned my degree in Psychology from Western Oregon University, and am currently working on my Masters in Education. God has given me a heart and a passion for students who struggle with learning disabilities. This passion has directed me in further studies related to dyslexia. I am both a certified Barton Reading and Spelling Tutor as well as dyslexia screener. I am certified through the Dyslexia Training Institute to Advocate for students with dyslexia. I am a lover of learning and am always looking for ways to educate myself. I am sold out not only for Christian Education but also for Crosshill. I consider myself blessed to work in an atmosphere that views all children as special and unique, and provides a strong educational and biblical foundation.
Please contact Krissy with any questions regarding Individualized Learning Plans or Tutoring Services. firstname.lastname@example.org
JUNIOR HIGH/HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
Originally from Nebraska, my husband, Brett, and I moved to the Salem area in 2013. Growing up in public school, I was completely sold out when I came to Crosshill--what do you mean we get to pray with our students? We get to worship together? We get to serve on mission trips together? This is amazing! Not only is the idea of Crosshill amazing, the community is indescribable. I can't think of a better place to raise our daughter, Winnie.
Outside of school, I love photography, baking and decorating cakes, and sewing. Our family attends Church on the Hill where we have served on the Hospitality Team and in various relationship courses. My love of science and kids led me to earn a B.S. in Natural Science Education from the University of Nebraska--Lincoln in 2012. After teaching at Crosshill for a few years, I discovered the importance of looking at education through a biblical worldview, which led me to Corban University where I earned my M.S. ED in Curriculum and Instruction in 2017.
Please contact Mindy with any questions regarding the secondary event calendar, secondary class schedule, or high school transcripts. email@example.com
JH/HS DEAN OF STUDENTS + CHROMEBOOKS DIRECTOR
My wife Lauren and I moved to Salem in 2017 to be closer to our family, which is when we began attending Church on the Hill. Our family grew in July of 2019 with the birth of our first grandchild. Our love for family is one of the reasons that I have such a powerful draw to Crosshill and Church on the Hill. I love how the CCS community of students, parents, and staff interact as if one large family, which of course we are in the Kingdom of God. It’s an amazing blessing to have the opportunity to disciple students and support the development of their moral character, their pursuit of excellence in academics, and their embracing of a lifestyle of service to God and others.
Only God could have orchestrated my being at Crosshill. He is allowing me to apply my education (BS E & EE from CSU, Sacramento and an MA in Theological Studies from Liberty University Seminary), my biblical training (Certified Biblical Counselor, Association of Biblical Counselors), and my ongoing development (pending ACSI Secondary Teacher Certification) here at CCS. It's very humbling to be able to impact the lives of our next generation of disciples and leaders.
Please contact Jim with any questions regarding discipleship, student concerns, or technology/chromebook needs. firstname.lastname@example.org