Staff

We love our work! Everyday we get to challenge and nurture young hearts and minds.

Our Christian staff works together—everyone from administration to maintenance. On Thursday mornings, our teachers meet to collaborate and create a cohesive education experience across all grades. In the summer and during the school year, many of our staff continue their own professional development by taking courses.

The result is a high calibre of Christian education—and a lot of joy poured into our work.

Emily Barber

Special Education Aide

Emily Barber joined MRCS in 2016.

Connie Baxter

Bookkeeper/Financial Business Administrator

Connie Baxter has extensive work experience as a Certified General Accountant and joined MRCS in 2008.

Verena Bergen

Development Coordinator

Verena graduated from Trinity Western University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications.

Karen Bowering

Grade Two

Karen graduated with a Bachelor of Education from Simon Fraser University in 2000. She has experience teaching all primary grades and began teaching part-time at MRCS in 2015.

Devon Brindley

Special Education Aide

Devon joined MRCS in 2015 and is known for his sense of humour.

Angela Brompton

Grade One

Angela graduated from Trinity Western University with a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Education.

Heather Brown

Middle School Teacher, High School Athletic Director

Heather graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Education degree.

Simona Cihelka

Special Education Aide

Simona Cihelka joined MRCS in 2016.

Laurel Charlong

Physical Education, Science, Math

Laurel graduated from Trinity Western University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and from UBC with a Bachelor of Education.

Graham Coates

Information Technologies & Computers

Graham Coates graduated from British Columbia Institute of Technology and works all things electronic within our school.

Iain Coulter

Biology, Chemistry, Science & Math

Iain Coulter is originally from Glasgow, Scotland where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.

Lydia Cox

Special Education Aide

Lydia graduated with a Special Education Assistant certification and has over 20 years experience supporting individuals with various kinds of disabilities in their homes and in the community.

Laura Cramer

Classroom Assistant

Laura is an alumnus of MRCS and she began working at our school in 2014 in the Drama program and in 2015 as a full-time classroom assistant.

Yvonne Cramer

Administrative Assistant

Yvonne joined MRCS in September 2008. She keeps the details of our school organized and her duties include reporting to the BC Ministry of Education, scheduling and working as our Registrar.

Barry Davison

Music

Barry graduated from Briercrest Bible Collge with a Bachelor of Christian Education and received his certification in Music from Trinity Western University.

Kristina Eden

Special Education Aide

Kristina joined MRCS in 2015 and is known for her helpfulness.

Ally Faber

Special Education Aide

Ally is an MRCS alumnus and began working at our school in 2015. Ally is known for her intuitive way with children.

Quentin Flokstra

Humanities, English, Biblical Foundations, and Christianity & Culture

Quentin graduated from University of the Fraser Valley with a Bachelor of Arts and from UBC with a Bachelor of Education and a Masters of Educational Technology.

Ingrid Fritsch

Preschool Director

Ingrid received her diploma for Early Childhood Education from Northwest Baptist College in 1988.

Karla Hennig

French

Karla graduated from Trinity Western University with a Bachelor of Human Kinetics and completed her Bachelor of Education at Simon Fraser University.

Mandy Holdcroft

Grade Two

Mandy graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Education and taught in Toronto and Coquitlam.

Paula Kaburia

Grade One

Paula graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Certificate in Spanish from Simon Fraser University, has a certificate for teaching English as a Second Language, and a Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia.

Craig Ketchum

Humanities, Student Leadership

Craig graduated from Trinity Western University with a Bachelor of Education.

Christine Lozinski

Kindergarten Teacher

Christine has been teaching at MRCS since 1994. She has taught most grades from Kindergarten to Grade 11 and especially loves teaching French.

Lana Maki

International Student Coordinator

Lana graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Science and she majored in Biological Sciences.

Laurie May

Special Education Aide

Laurie May has worked at MRCS since 2013.

Diana Meekel

Special Education Aide

Diana graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley with a Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care Counselling.

Grace Newbigging

Grade Three

Grace graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Education and has continued her education through many Christian Perspective courses at Trinity Western University

Kim O’Dell

Office Assistant

Kim joined MRCS in September 2014. She spent four years working in the Coquitlam School District and has extensive experience working in healthcare environments in Vancouver and Calgary.

Mary Owen

Kindergarten, English Language Learning

Mary has been teaching at MRCS since 1997. She graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Education and received Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate from Trinity Western University.

Reg Parks

Drama

Reg Parks has a Bachelor of Theology and a Masters degree in Theatre Studies. He is a professional actor, a published scriptwriter and has produced more than 40 productions.

Sheila Puchalski

Library Assistant

Sheila graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley with a diploma in Library and Information Technology.

Rod Reid

Grade Five

Rod Reid graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley with a Bachelor of Arts and from UBC in 2000 with a Bachelor of Education.

Bonnie Roda

Middle School Teacher, Assistant Principal

Bonnie Roda graduated from Calvin College with a Bachelor of Education degree and has taught in Ontario, Nigeria and the Fraser Valley.

Christine Rognan

Preschool Teacher

Christine Rognan graduated from Northwest Baptist College with a diploma in Early Childhood Education in 1998.

Valarie Sawka

Principal

Valarie graduated from Simon Fraser University with a teaching degree and taught in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School District for 20 years and worked as a teacher and vice-principal at Pacific Academy.

Stacy Sowerby

Humanities

Stacy graduated from South Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Arts. She taught in California and moved to Canada to be with her husband.

Lizette Tsuchiya

Preschool Teacher

Lizette received her diploma for Early Childhood Education from Ridge Meadows College in 2012.

Blaine Unger

Middle School Teacher, Middle School Athletic Director

Blaine graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Education degree and has taught in Mexico, Vancouver Island and in Metro Vancouver.

Laurel Vlieg

Art Teacher for Grades 6-12

Laurel graduated from University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Education and a minor in Visual Art.

Jerry Vos

Grade Four

Jerry Vos graduated from Dordt College with a Bachelor of Arts. He taught at Richmond Christian School before he joined MRCS in 1991.

Rita Vroom

Librarian

Rita graduated as a Medical Laboratory Assistant but began volunteering in our school library when her children attended our school.

Jacqueline Warmenhoven

Grade Two

Jacqueline Warmenhoven joined MRCS in 2016.

Pieta Wiersma

Learning Assistance & Special Needs Coordinator (K-12) , Learning Assistant Teacher

Pieta graduated from Dordt College in Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary and Special Education.