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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.

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

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 Complementary Education 
& International Programs – 
Darlene Kasper 

Director of Safety & Security –  
Jake Petersen 


Director of Student Services –  
Stephanie Herman, MEd, NCC 

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   

Director of Puyallup Early 
Learning Center – Nicole McDowell

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 

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
  • Mike Lehman, Treasurer
  • Tami Schmidt
  • Cornelia Thomas
  • Brian Zetterberg

Interested in a board position at CCS? Follow the link to complete the form: Board Candidate Expression of Interest Form