VCS Governing Board

Meetings: Valley Christian School Board meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month and are open to the public. If you would like to add an agenda item, please give at least one week advanced notice before the scheduled date of the meeting. 

Gloria Butz, Board Chair

Gloria Butz served as a teacher at Valley Christian School for 19 years and then as principal of VCS for 12 years before her retirement in 2015. She is grateful for the quality education–both Biblically and academically–her own two children (now grown) received at VCS. Mrs. Butz enjoys scrapbooking, spending time with her family (including two precious grandsons), and traveling with her husband. She has a Master of Education degree and still continues to be involved with the school as a volunteer and mentor.

Gayle Kroke, Secretary 

Gayle is a member of New Day Christian Fellowship serving for the second time on the VCS Board.  Her daughter Lisa attended VCS as well as her three grandchildren.  She brings financial expertise to the board from years of experience at her family owned business.  In addition she is an active member of the Auburn Young Life Adult Committee and a prior member of the Auburn School District Business Advisory Board.  Gayle and her husband Jerome are both eager to support Valley Christian School whenever and however needed.

Teresa Lerew

Teresa is a wife, mother of four, and grandmother of eight. She enjoys being a "daughter of the King," talking with people, being creative, and having family around. In her  "retirement," she believes God has called her into being a spiritual director. As such, she walks alongside individuals in their walks with God, meeting on a regular basis to listen to them, having conversations about what He is doing and wanting to do in their lives.

Teresa was asked to be on the VCS Board as a representative for New Day Christian Fellowship. She brings to the Board many years of experience in Christian education as a retired elementary school educator.

Steve Stroud

Steve is a small business owner who previously worked for The Boeing Company in finance for 18 years and served his last four years in management.  He also served for six years on the board of Christ Community Free Clinic in Auburn as the treasurer and led the development of their strategic plan.  He earned his degree from Western Washington University in Economics.  He is married with four kids – one a VCS alumnus now in high school, two currently attending VCS, and one future student.

Jessica Spaid

Joe Culumber, Interim Pastor (Non-Voting Member)