Position: Director of Advancement
College: Washington Baptist Teachers College
What is/are your role(s) at Redwood Christian Schools?
To oversee the advancement of the mission of RCS, including community outreach events and fundraising activities.
What do you love about Redwood Christian Schools?
I love to be able to serve the Lord through the ministry of RCS with the talents He has given me. This involves serving the students, parents, co-workers with whom I minister and our alumni.
What motivated you to serve at RCS?
I was motivated to serve at RCS through my God-given desire and calling to be part of something that was reaching so many people in so many vital ways. When applying to RCS 34 years ago, I knew God was calling me to this particular ministry to serve Him.
What do you feel is the significance of your role at RCS?
The significance of my role is to build the areas of development and community outreach. Although I am only starting my 4th year in the role, there is much to be done to mature this area to the level that it needs to be. I see myself as being instrumental to establish and strengthen relationships within our community as well as with our current and past stakeholders (including alumni), to continue and grow fundraising efforts, assist and lead in the development of capital campaigns, and to secure grants whenever possible.
What sets RCS students apart from students in other schools?
Students receive a positive and unique experience at RCS due to many factors. Our entire staff and faculty have a deep love and genuinely desire God’s best for each student, especially how they view their personal relationship with Him. We are unified in purpose as we partner together with like-minded parents and area churches. This creates a student body that is secure, united and loved. They come to understand their value comes from the relationship they have with their Heavenly Father based on the work completed on the cross by Jesus Christ through the redemptive work of the Holy Spirit.
What is a unique experience, talent, or interest that you bring to shape the overall experience for students at RCS?
I see myself as an organizer. I also have some experience with film media and certain technologies that enable me to positively contribute to the ministry at RCS.
The RCS tagline is “the education you TRUST for the children you LOVE.” How do you accomplish this in your role at RCS?
Parents sacrifice to send the children they love to RCS because of high level of trust. Trust is also critical in the area of development and fundraisers, for why would people want to invest precious resources in something that is not trustworthy? I believe I can successfully maintain the areas of care and integrity that is already established between RCS and its students and supporters as well as those in the community who partner with our school.
What do you want students to gain from having known you?
I would desire that any student’s personal relationship with God has been positively affected for eternity by having known me.
What is your favorite verse?
Ephesians 5:1-2, “Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”