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The leadership of Cascade Christian Schools is composed of the Board of Trustees, the superintendent of schools, and the administrative team:

Board of Trustees

A volunteer Board of Trustees works in close cooperation with the school administrative staff and governs Cascade Christian Schools. The trustees meet monthly for decision making and policy setting that enable Cascade Christian Schools to accomplish its purpose and mission. The Board of Trustees selects its members through a self-perpetuating process.

Board of Trustees

  • Tyler McClung, Board Chair
  • Tye Bratvold, Vice Chair/Secretary
  • Don Thompson, Treasurer
  • Mike Lehman
  • Tami Schmidt
  • Cornelia Thomas
  • Brian Zetterberg


Office of the Superintendent

Dedicated to Developing Discerning Leaders

The superintendent reports directly to the Board of Trustees, serves as the overall leader for Cascade Christian Schools, and leads the administrative team, which is made up of directors, school principals, and campus directors and leads.

Leaders Team

The administrative team of Cascade Christian Schools meets monthly to address strategic planning and academic matters related to the district and individual school sites. The administrators each lead their own school or area and represent that site/unit in the leadership team decision-making. All other staff members report directly to their building principal or director.

2022-2023 ccs leaders team


Superintendent of Schools – 
Ken Friesen, EdD

district leadership

Executive Assistant to the 
Superintendent – Liz Patee

Executive Director of Advancement – 
Rob Mitton


Executive Director of Community Engagement – Courtney Petersen, MA


Director of District Operations & Technology – Ray Ossman, MBA

Director of Enrollment Management & Red Carpet – Kristina Rivera

Director of Recreation – 
Kristin Hannus

Director of Spiritual Formation – 
Joshua Stines, MDiv

Annual Fund & Alumni Lead – 
Morgan Utley, MA


Student Services Coordinator – 
Stephanie Herman, MEd, NCC

Executive Director of Academic Programs & Services – Tina deVries, MSEd

Executive Director of Business – 
Tim Kleefeld, CPA

Executive Director of Human Resources – Tiffany Wakefield, MSML


Director of Early Learning – 
Tina deVries, MSEd

Director of International & Online Programs – Darlene Kasper

Director of Safety & Security – 
Jake Petersen

Director of Student Learning – 
Joyce Blum, MS

District Health Coordinator – 
Mandy Adams, RN


campus leaders

Principal of High School –  
Josh Kristoff, PhD


Athletic Director of JH/HS– DJ Heltsley, MEd 

Principal of Frederickson Campus –  
Annie Pichot, MAML 

Principal of McAlder Campus –  
Tim Lorenz, MSAd 

Principal of Puyallup Elementary –  
Carlee Peterson, MSEDL  


Principal of Junior High –  
Jennifer Walling, MEd











Assistant Principal of Frederickson Elementary – Kevin Proctor


Assistant Principal of McAlder Elementary– Teresa TeVelde, MSEd


Assistant Principal of Puyallup Elementary – Eleanor Nichols