History & Governance
They shall proclaim His righteousness unto a people yet unborn – for He has done it!”
A History of God’s Faithfulness
Nearly 125 years ago, a small group of immigrants from the Netherlands started Sheboygan Christian elementary school. They had a vision for Christian education and trusted in the words of Psalm 22:31- that future generations- yet unborn!- would serve the Lord through this school for years into the future.
Through the founding of Sheboygan County Christian High School in the late ’60’s, the merging of the two sister schools in 2015, and a brand new state of the art unified P-12 campus in 2021, the future for SCS has never been brighter. Today, our school community is much bigger and much more diverse than our founding- but we are all spiritual descendants that our founders prayed for! We are honored that God is using us in this generation to continue the same world-changing mission that we’ve had since our founding.
A Parent-Governed School: It’s all about Partnership!
SCS is governed by a Board of Trustees made up of parents and supporters who are elected by fellow parents and school supporters. Today’s board shares the same vision established by our founders: our children will impact the world, both near and far, for Jesus Christ. We believe that the Bible is the ultimate source of truth for both faith and life and must be at the heart of all education.
Together through this Christian school/Christian home/Christian church partnership, every day we are actively raising up the next generation of Christian leaders who will impact the world both near and far for Jesus Christ!
Bryce DeRoosGraduate 1995
Start Date: 2019
Education: UW-Eau Claire – Ed.S. School Psychology
Marquette University – M.A.- Community Counseling
Calvin University – B.A.- Psychology
Bryce met and married his beautiful wife Holly Barker (no relation to Bob) while both were attending UW-Eau Claire. Together they have three kids – Conor (13), Luke (11), and Ella (8). They live just a few blocks away from Lake Michigan and Holly couldn’t think of a better place to live. As a family, they love walks along the lakefront, bike rides through Door County, and enjoying every type of pizza as long as it is from Il Ritrovo. They attend and are actively involved at Calvin CRC in Sheboygan. As an alumni, Bryce can’t be more excited to be back at SCS and be a part in helping to shape, guide, and instruct students in living out the mission of SCS. Also, Holly can’t think of a better place to live.
Rudi GeschGraduate 2000
Director of Marketing & Enrollment
Start Date: 2020
Education: University of Phoenix, Master of Business Administration
Trinity Christian College, Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education
Rudi is happily married to Stephanie Gesch. They have three kids: Sawyer, Xander, and Arlo. The Gesch family also has a Boxer named Duke. Rudi is a graduate of SCS (high school) and Oostburg Christian School. He has a BA in Elementary Education and MBA in Marketing. His family attends Restore Church. Rudi is passionate about growing the mission of Sheboygan Christian School by helping new families join our amazing Christian School community. Fun Fact: He’s been on the Green Bay Packers season ticket waiting list since he was 8 years old.
Athletic Director & Finance Manager
Start Date: 2019
Education: Lakeland University, Master of Business Administration
Christian Coach Institute CPLC
Shane and his wife Sarah are blessed with four young children (Christian – SCS 3rd grader, Taeklah, Isaiah, and Elijah). The Hansen family lives on a hobby farm near Kiel, where they attend Trinity Lutheran Church. Shane has a B.A. in Athletics Administration & Management and an M.B.A. in Business, both from Lakeland University, as well as a C.P.L.C. from the Christian Coach Institute. Shane is passionate about serving at SCS, and to continuing the work of aligning SCS’s athletics programs with the athletic department vision: “For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.” (1 Timothy 4:8)
Ann SteenwykGraduate 1987
Director of Academics & Instruction
Start Date: 2016
Education: Calvin College – BA Psychology
Indiana State University – MED, School Psychology; EDS, School Psychology
Concordia University – MED Educational Administration
Ann grew up in the SCS community as a third generation alumna. She and her husband Robb came back to Sheboygan in 2002 to be closer to family and to send their children Nicholas, Brett, and Elianna to SCS. Ann began her career in education as a school psychologist, working in the public school setting for over 20 years. She has a BA in Psychology, an MED in School Psychology and Educational Administration, and an EdS in School Psychology. In 2016, she felt called to help lead SCS and is passionate about making sure all students have access to excellent Christian education. She wants all children to find their role in God’s big story. Ann and her husband are active members of Calvin Christian Reformed Church. They enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking (Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail), camping, biking, and walks to Lake Michigan.