Leadership & Staff

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Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.

Hebrews 13:7

Dr. Jason Tindol

Superintendent

Dr. Jason Tindol, a family man, is happily married to his college sweetheart. He and Jody share their home with their three children Kinsey, Avery, and Weston Riley. Jason holds two B.S. degrees in history education and PE, a Master’s in Educational Administration, an Education Specialist in School Leadership and Curriculum, and holds a Doctor of Education in Educational Supervision and Leadership from Union University. In May 2020, Jason finished a Certification in Advanced Educational Leadership (CAEL) at Harvard University.

Jason’s passion in education is school development in academics, arts, and athletic programs. He understands the key to quality education is through building sound relationships with the constituents of the school, community, and local churches.

His vision is to reach the community with authentic education that uses the platforms of academics, arts, and athletics to improve community.

Board Members

Admin & Staff

Learning Center

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

Board of Directors

The role of the Board of Directors is to provide leadership and governance of the activities of the school. The work of the board requires a balance of asking big questions, exploring possibilities, engaging in real dialogue, solving problems, and offering direction.

Chair

Tim Devine

School Board Secretary & Treasurer

Jerry R. Kelso

Board Member

Taryn Markee

Board Member

Arne Kainu

Jim Teague
Board Member

Jim Teague

Lori Volkman
Board Member

Lori Volkman

Chair

Tim Devine

Tim Devine has served two terms as chair of the King’s Way Board of Directors, having previously served as the Board secretary. Prior to joining the Board, he volunteered with the King’s Way Advisory Council and the Watchdogs program where he served seven years. He and his wife Nicole have two children at King’s Ways: Delaney (G’21) and Kenner (G’23). Tim is a captain for Alaska Airlines based in Portland, Oregon, flying the Boeing 737NG. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Administration as well as an Associate of Arts.

What he appreciates most about Kings Way is that King’s Way offers a Christ-Centered education that not only challenges our children to strive for academic excellence, but to truly explore and dig deep into their spiritual faith. He is grateful for the teachers and staff who meet our children right where they are, and nurture and guide them through this journey.  

He enjoys serving on the Board because he believes he was called to serve on this Board. Tim feels blessed to have the opportunity to work alongside an outstanding team and give back to the King’s Way community.  

 

School Board Secretary & Treasurer

Jerry R. Kelso

Jerry R. Kelso joined the KWCS Board in March, 2017. He currently serves as the designated board representative for Vancouver Church. Jerry is a retired financial executive with forty years of combined work in accounting, finance, governance, and auditing. He and his wife Valerie, married more than four decades, enjoy time with their three grown children and seven grandchildren. Jerry’s favorite recreation activities are camping and fishing with his family. Jerry has attended Vancouver Church for over thirty years and served on the Vancouver Church Board of Trustees as treasurer, vice chair, and chairman. Jerry has also served on the Board of the Vancouver Church Foundation. What he appreciates most about King’s Way is the Christ-centered environment where students receive high quality education and are encouraged to grow in ways that lead to life changing experiences. 

He enjoys serving on the Board because he wants to use his experiences and God-given gifts and talents to serve in a mission where the seeds of Christ’s love are planted in our youth and investment in future generations is paramount.

 

Board Member

Taryn Markee

Dr. Taryn Markee is a clinical psychologist who has been in private practice in Vancouver since 1996.  Her current focus is working with adolescents and adults of all ages doing long-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy.  She and her husband Larry have been involved with King’s Way since 2003.  They have two daughters at King’s Way: Ava (G’21) and Kara (G’23).  In her free time, Taryn enjoys fitness activities (biking, hiking, Barre3), reading, watching documentaries, and spending time with friends and family. 

What she appreciates most about King’s Way is the strong dedication of the teachers and how they appreciate and are invested in the whole student.  

She enjoys serving on the Board because it is composed of members from various backgrounds and perspectives who work well together and are highly committed to running a sustainable organization. 

 

Board Member

Arne Kainu

Arne Kainu, married to Melinda Kainu, is the father of four adult daughters that all attended King’s Way. Arne and his family have been part of the King’s Way family for over twenty years and  have continually worshipped at  Vancouver Church for over 30 years.

Arne retired as president and CEO of NTT Centerstance in 2012 after founding the company in 2003. While there, Arne provided business and technology consulting services to client leaders to address their critical business processes and initiatives.  He brings over 25 years of experience serving clients in a variety of industries including high tech, manufacturing, utilities, transportation, financial services, health care, telecommunications, non-profits, and consumer products. He is a past chair of the Software Association of Oregon Board of Directors and is a certified Salesforce.com consultant.

What he appreciates most about King’s Way is that it’s an outstanding school that encourages a student in their walk with Christ, regardless of where a student is on their journey. 

He enjoys serving on the Board because King’s Way is constantly in the process of becoming better than it was yesterday.

 

Jim Teague

Board Member

Jim Teague

Jim Teague, is a retired Vice President of Standard Insurance Company and Senior Managing Partner at ProRisk Advisors. Jim earned a BS in Business and Economics from Warner Pacific College and a JurisDoctor from Lewis and Clark College. Jim has been happily married to his wife Terri for over 4 decades and has three children, four grandchildren, and one miserable dog. Jim has served on many non-profit boards, including 15 years on the Warner Pacific University Board of Trustees; six of those years as Board Chair. 

What Jim appreciates most about King’s Way is the unfailing commitment of its staff and faculty to educate students in an overtly Christ centered environment. 

He enjoys serving on the board with an outstanding team of leaders who are focused on the unique mission, vision, values and objectives of King’s Way.

 

Lori Volkman

Board Member

Lori Volkman

Lori Volkman is a communications professional and has been an attorney since 1999. She married her husband Randy in 1992 and her children Olivia (G’21) and Cooper (G’24) have attended King’s Way since 2009. Lori joined the KWCS Board in 2016.

Lori is also an award-winning writer whose works have appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Reader’s Digest. Her advocacy work has led to appearances on CNN, NBC Nightly News, CBS Evening News, and Fox News. She serves on Dr. Caroline Leaf’s Medical Advisory Board and speaks nationally about the involuntary mental health system. She is a co-founder of a national military family nonprofit based in Washington, D.C.

What she appreciates most about King’s Way is their culture of going above and beyond for the sake of family. Lori remembers, “When my husband was deployed, they had a doughnuts with Dads event and I’ll never forget how they helped us bring my husband in via laptop. It made all the difference in that moment for our family.”

She enjoys serving on the King’s Way Board because of the camaraderie among board members. “It’s clear that even when we have different ideas, we’re all committed to the same outcome – reaching families for Christ.”

 

Admin & Staff

Dr. Jason Tindol

Superintendent
Miller_Deborah

Dr. Deborah Miller

Asst. Superintendent
Butterworth_Brad

Brad Butterworth

Athletic Director
Burton_Kristi

Kristi Burton

Athletic Assistant

Bev Bresnahan

Executive Asst.
Devine_Nikki

Nikki Devine

Admissions Coordinator
Griffin_Kara

Kara Griffin

Leads Specialist
Coval_Val

Val Coval

Registrar
McCombs_Joyce

Joyce McCombs

Finance/Student Billing

Beth Smith

Finance & HR Specialist
Hsu_Lauren

Lauren Hsu

Bus. Operation Director/HR
McColley_Andrew

R. Andrew McColley

Chef, CEC, CCE
Belford_Jake

Jake Belford

Programs Development Officer

Terry Stokesbary

Development Director

Mary Hill

Development Office Assistant

Learning Center

McHenry_Lynette

Lynette McHenry

LC Principal
Selby_Marla

Marla Selby

LC Assistant
Klotzer_Anna

Anna Klotzer

LC Assistant
Doak_Melissa

Melissa Doak

LC Office Staff
Allen_Christina

Christina Allen

Hawks Teacher
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Autumn Beck

Cheetah Cubs
Berkompas_Katrina

Katrina Berkompas

Eagles
Bose_Kayla

Kayla Bose

Koalas
Carver_Kierstin

Kierstin Carver

Eagles
Cherrington_Joia

Joia Cherrington

Panda Bears AM
Comstock_Matthew

Matthew Comstock

Hawks
Cyphers_Janelle

Janelle Cyphers

LC Office Staff
Daugherty_Kailey

Kailey Daugherty

The Den
Develle_Robyn

Robyn Develle

Music and Movement
Doak_Lindsey

Lindsey Doak

Cheetah Cubs
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Cynthia Emmons

Aid
Faucher_Danielle

Danielle Faucher

Lambs
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Sity Fouch

Ducklings
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Chelsea Grimme

Aid
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Ashley Hanson

Wallabies
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Cassandra Hanson

Ducklings
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Sherie Harvey

Cheetah Cubs
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Shelly Heaps

Eagles
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Jodi Henkles

Lambs
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Alicia Hood

Owls
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Nicole Jones

Aid
Landstrom_Meagan

Meagan Landstrom

Wallabies
Locke_Patty

Patty Locke

Bobcats
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Sarah Logo

Aid
McRae_Bonnie

Bonnie McRae

The Den
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Sarah Mubeneshayi

Lambs
Muntz_Jeannette

Jeannette Muntz

Owls
Pekkala_Mary

Mary Pekkala

Bobcats
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Lauree Placencia

Lambs
Shular_Kelli

Kelli Shular

Aid
Stewart_Hailey

Hailey Stewart

Ducklings
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Paula Vafeados

Koalas
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Dena Vickery Rawlings

Polar Bears AM
York_Trisha

Trisha York

Hawks

Elementary School

McHenry_Lynette

Lynette McHenry

ES Principal
Zimmer_Tammi

Tammi Zimmer

ES Secretary
Dunn_Kelsey

Kelsey Dunn

Kindergarten
Fernald_Karen

Karen Fernald

Kindergarten
Bjerre_Alina

Alina Bjerre

Kindergarten
Agan_JoAnna

JoAnna Agan

1st Grade
Andrews_Barb

Barb Andrews

1st Grade
Prince_Nicole

Nicole Prince

1st Grade
Holmes_Lindsey

Lindsey Holmes

2nd Grade
Farler_Sarah

Sarah Farler

2nd Grade
Hutchin_Tania

Tania Hutchin

2nd Grade
Dick_David

David Dick

3rd Grade
Warmack_Jillian

Jillian Warmack

3rd Grade
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Christina Skiadas

3rd Grade
Rossman_Wendy

Wendy Rossman

4th Grade
Baron_Kyle

Kyle Baron

4th Grade
Wasson_Nicole

Nicole Wasson

4th Grade
Wold_Beth

Beth Wold

5th Grade
Judd_Tom

Tom Judd

5th Grade
Murphy_Sarah

Sarah Murphy

5th Grade
Carney_Cindy

Cindy Carney

ES Librarian
Swearer_Marge

Marge Swearer

ES Music/MS Band

 Middle School

Harmeling_Daven

Daven Harmeling

MS Principal
Bernabe_Tiffany

Tiffany Bernabe

MS Secretary
Frasier_Randy

Randy Fraiser

MS/HS Choir
Swearer_Marge

Marge Swearer

ES Music/MS Band
Zoesch_Betsy

Betsy Zoesch

6th Grade
Mathison_Judy

Judy Mathison

6th Grade
LaFrenz_Wendy

Wendy LeFrenz

6th Grade
Smith_Dan

Dan Smith

7th/8th Math
Martin_Dani

Dani Martin

7th/8th Science
Kunkle_Gail

Gail Kunkle

7th/8th History
Cook_Glenn

Glenn Cook

Bible
Cunningham_Lisa

Lisa Cunningham

Spanish
Kipp_Gretchen

Gretchen Kipp

7th Bible, Creative Writing, Journalism & Lit. Extended
Martin_Jennifer

Jennifer Martin

STEAM

 High School

Miller_Deborah

Dr. Deborah Miller

HS Principal
Paul_Kate

Kate Paul

HS Dean For Students
Coring_Andrea

Andrea Coring

HS Secretary
Butterworth_Brad

Brad Butterworth

Athletic Director
Burton_Kristi

Kristi Burton

Athletic Assistant
Wilder_Aaron

Aaron Wilder

Bible/History
Hillstrom_Allison

Allison Hillstrom

Geometry/Math Dept. Head
Goshey_Allene

Allene Goshey

HS Band
Haeck_Breann

Breann Haeck

Spanish
Rodriguez_Brian

Brian Rodriguez

Physical Education
Gillock_Daniel

Daniel Gillock

Science
Shiryayev_David

David Shiryayev

Advanced Math
Klinsing_Drew

Drew Klinsing

Bible/Spiritual Development Director
Cook_Glenn

Glenn Cook

Bible
Miller_Jared

Jared Miller

English
Martin_Jennifer

Jennifer Martin

Environmental Science
Basich_John

John Basich

US History/American Government
Bristowe_Juli

Juli Bristowe

Science

Allan Goshey

AP Chemistry
Tigner_Justin

Justin Tigner

Graphic Design/Digital Photography /Art
Cunningham_Lisa

Lisa Cunningham

Spanish
Gillock_Luke

Luke Gillock

Bible
Holden_Marie

Marie Holden

English 11/12
Colvin_Nancy

Nancy Colvin

Spanish 4
Frasier_Randy

Randy Fraiser

MS/HS Choir
Sterling_Sandi

Sandi Sterling

College & Career