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Governance

The board of the Victoria Christian Education Society (which operates as Pacific Christian School) consists of 7 to 10 persons elected by the Society. It in turn elects officers who serve as chair, vice chair, treasurer, secretary and various other standing committee functions.

The board acts as the guardian of the vision and mission of the school society. Through the Superintendent they ensure the school’s day to day plans and activities fulfill the school’s mission and vision. Each board member serves a term of office for three years, and may be reelected for one additional subsequent term. The school board’s duties include:

  • Determining the long term strategic direction and priorities of the school
  • Overseeing school policies
  • Appointing and supervising the Superintendent
  • Ensuring the short term and long term financial sustainability of the school
  • Advancing the cause of Christian education

The school board’s duties do not include day-to-day operations of the school. These needs are better addressed by contacting the student’s teacher or principal directly.

Our Governance Committee (a standing committee of the board) is charged with finding suitable candidates to fill vacancies on the board as they arise. They seek out committed Christians with specific gifts and abilities to maintain a diverse group of leaders who work together to guard the mission and vision of Pacific Christian School, and who at all times have the best interests of the school community in mind.

April Grout

Vice-Chair

OCCUPATION

This year April celebrates 26 years in the real estate industry!

CONNECTION TO PCS

April is a PCS mom, Vice-Chair of the Board and Chair of the Governance Committee. She brings a personalized approach to not only real estate but everything she does, and is thrilled to be serving on the board as Vice-Chair.

Busola Fagbebe

Finance Committee

OCCUPATION

Busola is a Certified Professional Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor. She works with MNP LLP, a consulting and accounting firm, as a Manager, Enterprise Risk Services.

CONNECTION to PCS

Busola has three children at PCS.

Gregory Kuhn

Finance Committee Chair

OCCUPATION

After retiring from a 22-year career in the Royal Canadian Navy, Greg currently works as a Development Officer in Legacy Giving at the University of Victoria

CONNECTION TO PCS

Greg is the father of two grade 10 PCS students.

James DeGreef

Governance Committee

OCCUPATION

James is a business and technology entrepreneur. who specializes in putting teams together with the resources they need to be successful.

CONNECTION TO PCS

James is a PCS grad., and parent. In addition to his role on the Board and the Governance Committee, James is an active participant on the Board’s ad hoc committee with responsibility for developing a “Graduate Profile”.

Jeffrey Candell

Governance Committee

OCCUPATION

Jeff serves as a Pastor at Lighthouse Church.

CONNECTION TO PCS

Jeff is the father of 4 graduated PCS students.

Joshua Steeper

Campus Renewal Committee Chair

OCCUPATION

Joshus is a lawyer and a partner at Steeper and Associates.

CONNECTION TO PCS

Joshua is the father of two PCS students.

Lindsey Mann

Campus Renewal Committee

OCCUPATION

Lindsey has a background in accounting and real estate. 

CONNECTION TO PCS

Lindsey has two children who attend PCS.

Matthew VanHeyst

Chair of the Board

OCCUPATION

Matthew manages a local IT Services company that supports private and public sector customers across BC.

CONNECTION TO PCS

Matthew is the father of two PCS students, grades 7 and 11. He served on the Education Committee for 7 years prior to joining the Board and has served as chair of the Campus Renewal Committee for the past 3 years. 

Rebecca Hill

Employee Relations Committee

OCCUPATION

Rebecca works as a Dental Hygienist.

CONNECTION TO PCS

Rebecca has two children attending PCS.

Talitha Castillo

Employee Relations Committee Chair

OCCUPATION

Talitha works as a Compliance Analyst with the Province of British Columbia.

CONNECTION TO PCS

Talitha is the mother of two PCS students.