School Board

Pictured from left to right: Vince Tardino, John Maher, Evan Hurst, David Toy, Tamara Cutler,
Eric Vanden Bosch, Rachel Cattron, Dave Tebben and Ken Howard.

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

Tamara Cutler, President
Term: 2017-2020
Tamara and her husband Jeff have two children who graduated from Lansing Christian School in 2017. 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.”

Rachel Cattron
Term: 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.”

Ken Howard, Treasurer
Term: 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.”

Evan Hurst
Term: 2019-2022
Evan and his wife, Amy, have three children, two of whom attend Lansing Christian School and one that will be starting preschool at Lansing Christian in the fall of 2019. He and his family attend Riverview Church. Evan received a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from Northern Illinois University College of Law. Evan is a senior attorney for Jackson National Life Insurance Company in Okemos and is also the company’s Privacy Officer. “We believe a Christian education is important because it reaffirms on a daily basis the values and principles that are important to our family. We want our children to become the best version of themselves and I don’t think that is possible without God at the center of their lives. Eventually, our kids will be spending more time at school and extracurricular activities than at home. So, having a Christian education is key to surrounding them with loving teachers and administrators who are able to show them God’s love on a daily basis. We are extremely pleased to see that in abundance at LCS!”

John Maher
Term: 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.”

Vince Tardino
Term: 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
Term: 2019-2022
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
Term: 2018-2021
David and his wife, Amanda, have five children, four of whom currently attend Lansing Christian School and one who will be a future Pilgrim. 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.“

Eric Vanden Bosch, Secretary
Term: 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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Upcoming Events

Mon 06

No School – Spring Break

April 6 - April 10
Sun 19

Class of 2020 Mother/Daughter Tea

April 19 -2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon 20

Board of Trustees Meeting

April 20 -7:30 pm - 9:00 pm