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 Church and is 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.
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, and the other three currently attending VCS.
Jessica is a member at New Day Church and is the director of the Nursery. She served on the Church Board of Leadership for two years. She attended Valley Christian from Preschool-1st grade. She has an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Renton Technical College. She has worked in various childcare centers, as well as, a lead Infant Teacher for over two years and was a professional nanny for twelve years. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in American Sign Language Interpreting and plans on working in Education as an Educational Interpreter. She has passed the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA)- Written and will be taking the Educational Performance Assessment- Performance. She plans to eventually become a certificated ASL Interpreter.