School Board

The Board of Trustees is a fiduciary board entrusted with preserving the philosophy of Christian education upon which Lansing Christian School was founded. It is the responsibility of the Board to approve long-term strategic plans and to hold the Head of School accountable for mission advancement and operational decisions. The Trustees come from a variety of backgrounds and are drawn together by a shared desire to use their gifts and abilities to glorify God through Christian education. Please pray regularly for the Board of Trustees and their leadership investment in the continued ministry of Lansing Christian School.

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Meet the Board

Board member Tamara Cutler

Tamara Cutler, President
tcutler@lansingchristianschool.org
Term(s): 2014-2017 and 2017-2020
Tamara and her husband Jeff have two children who graduated from Lansing Christian School in 2017, and she and her family are members of Trinity Church in Lansing. Tamara was raised in the Kansas City area and attended the University of Colorado, where she graduated with a B.S in Business Administration.  She worked for FORTUNE 500 Stryker Corporation for 17 years, where she held various positions, including Vice President of National Accounts and Vice President of Public Affairs. Prior to Stryker, Tamara worked at Baxter Corporation in sales and marketing. “I continue to serve on the board because I’m grateful for the faith-filled education that our children received, and I believe in the mission and vision of the school. Lansing Christian nurtures faith, provides rigorous academics and abundant co-curricular experiences, and prepares students to engage and transform the world for Jesus Christ.”

Board member Stephanie Buchalski

Stephanie Buchalski
sbuchalski@lansingchristianschool.org
Term: 2013-2016 and 2016-2019
Stephanie and her husband Nate have three children and they all attend Lansing Christian School. Stephanie and her family are members of Riverview church in Holt. A native Michigander, Stephanie grew up in the Mount Pleasant area and graduated from Michigan State University’s College of Engineering with a degree in Civil Engineering. She worked as an estimator for Granger Construction Company for 18 years. “I serve on the board because I am passionate about making the school stronger and better for future generations. I appreciate how the school presents everything from a God-centered worldview, while working to develop the God-given abilities of every child. I value the time and effort put into our school by every individual, and I would like to be a part of helping those individuals do their jobs to glorify God through our school.”

Rachel Cattron
rcattron@lansingchristianschool.org
Term(s): 2018-2021
Rachel and her husband, John, have one child and she attends Lansing Christian School. Rachel and her family are members of Liberty Christian Church in Lansing. She grew up in the Eaton Rapids area and graduated from Olivet College with a B.A in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting. Rachel works as the Staffing Division Controller for Access Point in Lansing. She is also a Notary Public in the state of Michigan. “Christian education is important to me because it reinforces the values and beliefs that we have at home. I think it’s important for Christ to be presented to children in many areas of their life, so that they grow up to honor God in all that they do.”

Board Member Ken Howard

Ken Howard, Treasurer
khoward@lansingchristianschool.org
Term(s): 2014-2017 and 2017-2020
Ken and his wife, Kim, have two children and both attend Lansing Christian. He and his family attend South Church in Lansing. Ken grew up in Perry, attended Perry Baptist School, and graduated from Cedarville University with degrees in finance and accounting. He has been with D.A. Rainsberger for 17 years and currently works with small businesses and individuals on tax and accounting issues. “As a former student of a Christian school, I very much appreciate the things I learned at a young age that still stick with me today. I gained an understanding of how God is involved in every aspect of life and every subject that we learn.”

John Maher
jmaher@lansingchristianschool.org
Term(s): 2018-2021
John and his wife, Leah, have two children and they both attend Lansing Christian School. He and his family attend 2/42 Church in Okemos. John holds a degree in sports medicine from Central Michigan University, and he is also a Certified Athletic Trainer with the National Athletic Trainers Association and a licensed athletic trainer in the state of Michigan. John currently works for Vieworks USA as the North Central Channel Manager and has acted as the athletic trainer for home games at Lansing Christian for the past four years. “When we were deciding where to send our oldest daughter to school, we kept coming back to whether she would be surrounded by people who would affirm the messages she was hearing at home. Children are influenced by their teachers, and it was important to us that she be influenced by teachers who share our core values.”

Board Member Vince Tardino

Vince Tardino
vtardino@lansingchristianschool.org
Term(s): 2017-2020
Vince and his wife, Andrea, have one daughter and she attends Lansing Christian School. He and his family attend West Lansing Church of Christ. Vince is from West Virginia and graduated from Marshall University with a degree in marketing. He and his wife moved to the Lansing area in 2004, and Vince has worked in the insurance industry for 17 years, currently as a Liability Claims Supervisor for Farmers Insurance. “Since kindergarten, my wife and I have watched our daughter grow spiritually through the guidance of the LCS teachers and staff. We believe in the vision of Lansing Christian School and its continued retention of Christian educators. I believe that the school’s greatest asset is the administrators, teachers and parents, the belief and commitment that the LCS staff has in Christian education and the trust the parents have in allowing their children to be a part of that Christian education at LCS.”

Dave Tebben
dtebben@lansingchristianschool.org
Term(s): 2016-2019
Dave and his wife Marlene have three children, two of whom attend Lansing Christian School and one who recently graduated from Lansing Christian School. Dave and his family attend South Church in Lansing. Dave grew up in Iowa and graduated from Western Christian High School in Hull, Iowa and received a degree in English from Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. Dave is president of K & H Cutting, a full-service concrete cutting company located in Lansing. As an alumnus of Christian education, Dave understands the value first-hand. “I am grateful for what Lansing Christian has meant for our children and I serve on the board to see the school continue to glorify God by advancing its mission. A Christian education is a wonderful environment to learn and develop in.”

David Toy
dtoy@lansingchristianschool.org
Term(s): 2018-2021
David and his wife, Amanda, have four children and they all attend Lansing Christian School. He and his family attend University Reformed Church in East Lansing. David grew up in the Lansing area and is a graduate of Lansing Christian School. He has a B.S. in Environmental Studies from Michigan State University, a J.D. from Cooley Law School in Lansing and passed the bar exam in 2009. He is currently an attorney for the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services / Office of General Counsel. As an LCS alumnus, he is grateful for the foundation it provided. “Lansing Christian’s school’s greatest strength is the high-quality education it provides. It is the only school in the area of its unique size, Christian philosophy and elevated academics. The school thrives from within by utilizing excellent teaching staff, dedicated leadership and close-knit community.“

Board member Eric Vanden Bosch

Eric Vanden Bosch
evandenbosch@lansingchristianschool.org
Term(s): 2015-2018 and 2018-2021
Eric and his wife, Kerrie, have three children and they all attend Lansing Christian. He and his family attend South Church in Lansing. Eric has a degree in church education from Reformed Bible College (currently known as Kuyper College) and is a former youth pastor. He was a stay-at-home dad for eight years and is currently the owner/operator of Vista Home Inspection, LLC and the Head of Maintenance for Kaleo Property Management. Eric grew up in Hudsonville, Michigan and graduated from Unity Christian High School, so he has experienced first-hand how Christian education can help prepare students for a life of faithfulness and service. “In addition to Lansing Christian’s commitment to academic excellence, LCS teaches students how to view and interact with the world from a Christian perspective. LCS infuses Christian principles into the way they teach, the way they discipline, and the way the community members (students/parents/staff) interact with each other.”

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