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 Friday afternoons, 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.

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, Enrolment

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

Laura Berkenpas

Education Assistant

Laura graduated from Columbia Bible College with an Educational Assistance diploma.

Lori Born

Grade Two/Three

Lori graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Education.

Karen Bowering

Homestay Coordinator

Karen graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Education.

Angela Brompton

Grade Two/Three

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

Heather Brown

Middle School

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

Stephanie Carroll

Development Coordinator, Donor Relations

Stephanie graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature.

Laurel Charlong

Math, Science, Physical Education, High School Athletic Director

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

Simona Cihelka

Education Assistant

Simona Cihelka graduated from Stenberg College with a Special Education Assistant diploma.

Graham Coates

Information Technology & Computers, Photography

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

Iain Coulter

High School Chemistry, Science & Math

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

Lydia Cox

Education Assistant

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.

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.

Leanne DenBraber

Office Assistant

Leanne joined MRCS in September 2019.

Quentin Flokstra

Lead Principal

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.

Jacqueline Fouad

Grade Two/Three

Jacqueline graduated from Stellenbosch University in South Africa with a Bachelor of Education and a Honours Degree in Special Education.

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.

Sarah Hoffman

Education Assistant

Sarah graduated from Moody Bible Institute with a Bachelor of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Brittany Hosmer

Library Technician

Brittany is currently pursuing a Library and Information Technology Diploma from the University of the Fraser Valley.

Rita Huang

Bookkeeper

Rita graduated from Vancouver Community College and BCIT in the Financial Accounting program. She grew up in China and has worked in accounting for over 10 years.

Craig Ketchum

Humanities, Chapel Coordinator

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

Christine Lozinski

Kindergarten

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

High School Vice-Principal, International Student Program Coordinator, Biology

Lana graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Science and Trinity Western University with a Masters of Arts in Leadership.

Laurie May

Classroom Assistant

Laurie graduated from Burnaby College with an Early Childhood Education certification and has been part of the MRCS team since 2011.

Diana Meekel

Education Assistant

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

Melissa Milnthorpe

Education Assistant

Melissa graduated from Stenberg College in the Special Education Assistant Program.

Faith Mix

Education Assistant

Faith graduated from Ambrose University with a Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science.

Grace Newbigging

Grade Two/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

Grade One

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.

Amy Palmer-Wilson

Art, History, Socials, Student Leadership

Amy graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Education and from the Okanagan University College with a Bachelor of Arts.

Reg Parks

Drama, Christianity & Culture

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

Librarian

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.

Donna Riley

Grade Two/Three

Donna graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Education.

Bonnie Roda

Middle School, Assistant Principal

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

Alicia Stoddard

Grade Eight

Alicia graduated from the University of Fraser Valley with a Bachelor of Arts and has a Masters in Teaching/Education from Northwest University.

Stacy Sowerby

Humanities, Career Education

Stacy graduated from South Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Arts and came to MRCS in 2008.

Karissa Tedford

Education Assistant

Karissa graduated from Douglas College with a Bachelor of Therapeutic Recreation.

Blaine Unger

Middle School, 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.

Kirstie Urquhart

Preschool Teacher

Kirstie graduated from Burnaby College with an Early Childhood Education accreditation and a Post-Basic Early Childhood Education diploma.

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.

Pieta Wiersma

Special Education Coordinator

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