Administration

Mr. N. Groen - Interim Principal
Mr. N. Groen : Interim Principal

Hello everyone.  My name is Nick Groen and this will be my third year at Crown Point Christian School.  The past two years I was the Assistant Principal.  This year, I am very excited to serve the CPCS community as Interim Principal.  After receiving a B.A. in History and Secondary Education, along with a middle school endorsement at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, I moved from my hometown of Sioux Fall, South Dakota to Miami, Florida.  For seven years I taught high school social studies at Westminster Christian School.  Additionally, I was very active in coaching, teacher training, and technology development.  In 2011, I completed my Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Scranton.

I have been married to my wife, Katie, for the past six years, our daughter, Ella, was born in 2014, and we recently welcomed our son, Luca, to the family.  My family and I live in Crown Point and are active members at First Christian Reformed Church of Crown Point. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, home improvement projects, playing sports, reading and traveling.

It is a passion for education and the Lord that has led me on this career path and to this position.  I hope to continue to have a positive impact on the CPCS community and look forward to working with you.

Contact Mr. N. Groen: ngroen@crownpointchristian.org
Ms. C. Moxey - Assistant Principal
Ms. C. Moxey : Assistant Principal

Ms. Moxey began in June, 2009, as CPCS’s Principal. She transitioned to the role of Assistant Principal for the 2016-2017 school year.  She was born and raised in Holland, Michigan, and graduated from Calvin College with a B.A. in Elementary Education. She began her teaching career at Hudsonville Christian School and then took nine years off from her career to be a full-time mom to her three sons. She went back to teaching when they were all in school, and has taught in several Christian and public schools before becoming an administrator in 1999 after completing her Masters Degree in Administration at Governors State University. She has also been an Adjunct Professor at GSU for the last twelve years. She lives in Cedar Lake and has five grandchildren living in Crown Point, Grand Rapids, and Indianapolis.

Ms. Moxey is thrilled to have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of students and teachers. Her favorite Bible verse is Romans 8:28: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

Contact Ms. C. Moxey: cmoxey@crownpointchristian.org

Office Staff

Mrs. E. Arterburn - Admissions Coordinator (M/W)
Mrs. E. Arterburn : Admissions Coordinator (M/W)

I am excited to help in the office this year as the part-time Admissions Coordinator.  I grew up in Palos Heights, Illinois and attended Chicago Christian High School and Fox College.  My husband, Paul, and I have been married for 15 years and are members at Faith Church in Dyer.  Our daughter, Niki, is in seventh grade and our son, Jake, is in fifth grade at Crown Point Christian School.  One of my favorite bible verses is Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through him who strengthens me."

Contact Mrs. E. Arterburn: earterburn@crownpointchristian.org
Mrs. C. Batterman - Office Manager
Mrs. C. Batterman : Office Manager

I joined CPCS in February, 2009, and enjoy my role as Office Manager. I graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and worked at Chicago Title & Trust Company in Chicago before taking time off to be a full-time mom. I am happy to be back in the working world. At CPCS I enjoy being surrounded by such positive energy and people who truly care for each other and work for a common goal.

I am married to my husband, Butch, and have two daughters.  Both of my daughters attend Illiana Christian High School.

My favorite bible verse is Ecclesiastes 3.1, "To everything there is a season and time for every purpose under heaven."

Contact Mrs. C. Batterman: cbatterman@crownpointchristian.org
Mrs. H. Biancardi - Receptionist
Mrs. H. Biancardi : Receptionist

My name is Heather Biancardi.  I work in the office as the full-time receptionist.  For over ten years I volunteered at CPCS consistently so now I feel privileged to have a working relationship with our school.  I truly love being witness to children growing in knowledge, friendships, and in faith.

I have been married for 19 years to my husband Luigi and have three amazing children, including two CPCS graduates.

I love the chapter of Romans 12 as it is a life lesson through and through. Romans 12:3 is my favorite verse: "For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of your self with sober judgement in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you."

Contact Mrs. H. Biancardi: hbiancardi@crownpointchristian.org
Mrs. S. Boersma - Marketing Coordinator (M/W)
Mrs. S. Boersma : Marketing Coordinator (M/W)

My name is Sue Boersma and I am Crown Point Christian School's part-time Marketing Coordinator. My husband, Ryan, and I have been married for 18 years and are members at First Christian Reformed Church in Crown Point, Indiana.  We have triplet boys, Nick, Noah and Logan, who are in seventh grade at Crown Point Christian School.  We enjoy spending time watching them play baseball and basketball.  Most of all, our favorite thing to do as a family is spend our weekends at the family cottage in Bass Lake, Indiana.

I was fortunate to have attended Christian schools.  I know that my Christian education shaped my life in many ways and is doing the same for my children.  One of my favorite Bible verses is Ephesians 2:8, "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith; and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God."

Contact Mrs. S. Boersma: sboersma@crownpointchristian.org
Mr. J. Fischer - Facilities Manager
Mr. J. Fischer : Facilities Manager

Mr. Fischer has worked in various industries, including the manufacturing of railroad track work, professional audio and the manufacturing of cast stone products. Mr. Fischer was also a pastor of a small church for eight years. He currently serves as an audio engineer at Living Word Church in Lansing, Illinois. His favorite Bible verse is Luke 1:36, “For with God, nothing shall be impossible.” He currently resides in Highland, Indiana with his wife, Jeni, and their two German Shepherd dogs.

Contact Mr. J. Fischer: jfischer@crownpointchristian.org
Mrs. L. Knight - Office Aide
Mrs. L. Knight : Office Aide

My name is Lisa.   I am the full-time aide.  One of my main duties is running the copier.  I assist the teachers and staff in copying for them -- single-sided, double-sided, booklets, programs -- whatever is needed.

I have been married to my husband, Marty, for 29 years.  We have three grown children, one son-in-law, and one precious granddaughter.  Crown Point Christian School is dear and near to me because it has been a huge support to our family.  Our daughter, Amanda, was diagnosed in 2011 with leukemia.  This year she celebrated her fifth year of being cancer free!  God is so good.

One of my favorite verses is Romans 8:38 & 39:  "For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angel, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."

Contact Mrs. L. Knight: lknight@crownpointchristian.org
Mrs. V. Pals - Marketing Coordinator (M/T/TH)
Mrs. V. Pals : Marketing Coordinator (M/T/TH)

Hello. My name is Valarie Pals and I work in the Crown Point Christian School office as a part-time marketing and admissions coordinator. I have worked here for seven years and time flies by in the busyness of the office! It is so amazing to watch how the Lord's continued faithfulness blesses our school each and every day.

Before joining the staff at Crown Point Christian School, I worked for a financial institution in Chicago for 15 years. I am married to Jeff and we have two sons - one attends Crown Point Christian School and one attends Illiana Christian High School. We love to camp and enjoy the outdoors as a family.

As a parent, I am grateful for the teachers and staff at CPCS. They truly care for each and every student not only from a teaching perspective, but from a godly heart. It is exciting to see teachers in action cultivating students in their walk with the Lord. My favorite bible verse is Proverbs 3:5-6, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight."

Contact Mrs. V. Pals: vpals@crownpointchristian.org
Mr. J. Rupp - Director of Technology
Mr. J. Rupp : Director of Technology

My name is Jack Rupp and I’m the Director of Information Technology here at CPCS. I’m so excited to be here at this incredible time of growth and innovation at CPCS. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications and Networking from Purdue University and have specialized in Educational Technologies for the past several years.

Outside of work, I enjoy fulfilling the Great Commission to go into the world and preach the Good News; making disciples of all nations. I’m an active member of and sit on the board of Good Messengers Ministries of Northwest Indiana, a ministry that is focused on equipping believers for biblical evangelism and presenting the Gospel to the world one person at a time. In addition, I have the humbling honor of ministering to the men at the Lake County Jail a few times each month, bringing the Good News of the Gospel to the inmates.

My favorite verses are Matthew 6:33, “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well”, and Isaiah 6:8, “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!’”

Contact Mr. J. Rupp: jrupp@crownpointchristian.org
Mrs. P. Schaap - Finance Manager
Mrs. P. Schaap : Finance Manager

I am the Finance Manager in the school office and have been working at Crown Point Christian School since 1995. Having been employed here for many years, I'm so thankful that God has enabled me to see the many amazing ways he has been so faithful to CPCS. I greatly enjoy my job at CPCS and am always excited to see all the wonderful things that are happening here.

My husband, Larry, and I attend Bethel Church & Ministries in Crown Point. We have been blessed with three daughters and two sons-in-law. Rachel (1998 CPCS graduate) is married to Nathan Carlberg, and they reside in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Rachel and Nathan blessed us with our first grandchild on August 15, 2013.  Our little Judah is simply the best grandson ever!  Jessica (2002 CPCS graduate) is married to Doug VanNoort and is a medical assistant in Merrillville. Lauren (2004 CPCS graduate) recently married Marc Spender, and they reside in California.

Some of my favorite things to do are spending time with family, reading, and traveling. A couple of my favorite Bible verses are "Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation." (Isaiah 12:2) and "Be still and know that I am God." (Psalm 46:10a).

Contact Mrs. P. Schaap: pschaap@crownpointchristian.org
Mr. M. Togtman - Desktop Support Technician (M/W/FR)
Mr. M. Togtman : Desktop Support Technician (M/W/FR)

My name is Mike Togtman and I'm the Desktop Support Technician at Crown Point Christian School.  I'm happy to serve the faculty and staff here to the best of my ability.  I graduated from Illiana Christian High School in 2011 and I attended Taylor University for two years, pursuing a degree in Computer Science with a focus on Artficial Intelligence Systems, but have not completed my degree currently.  I hope to do so some time in the near future.

Besides working part-time at Crown Point Christian School, I also work part-time as the Contemporary Worship Leader at Valparaiso First United Methodist Church, and I also serve at Faith Church in Dyer on Wednesday nights as a member of the worship team.  It is a tremendous hnor to be able to serve the church in this way.

Two of my favorite Bible verses are:  Timothy 4:12, "Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity."  1 Corinthians 13:1-3, If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.  If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.  If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing."

Contact Mr. M. Togtman: mtogtman@crownpointchristian.org

2016/2017 Board of Trustees

Janelle Bremer - Trustee
Janelle Bremer : Trustee

Janelle is a member of Faith Church in Dyer.  She lives in Dyer.  Janelle has four grandchildren that attend Crown Point Christian School.  Logan is in eighth grade, Luke and Zeke are in sixth grade, and Dane is in first grade.  Janelle's long career in elementary education included nine years as a teacher and one year as a para pro at Crown Point Christian School.  She currently works as a part-time aide at Calvin Christian School.  Janelle serves on the Crown Point Christian School Board of Trustees, vice chairs the Education Committee, serves on the Student Services Committee and the Search Committee.

Contact Janelle Bremer: jnllebremer2@gmail.com
Lance Davids - Trustee
Lance Davids : Trustee

Lance is a member of Faith Church in Dyer.  He and his wife, Jill, live in St. John and have two children, both of whom attend Crown Point Christian School.  Audra is in fifth grade and Jori is in second grade.  Lance is a Bible Teacher, Director of Spiritual Development, and Vision Director for lliana Christian High School.  Lance serves on the Crown Point Christian School Board of Trustees and chairs the Education Committee.

Contact Lance Davids: lance.davids@illianachristian.org
Phil Eenigenburg, Vice President - Trustee, Vice President
Phil Eenigenburg, Vice President : Trustee, Vice President

Phil is a member of Community United Reformed Church in Schererville.  He and his wife, Cassy, live in Lowell and have four children, three of whom attend Crown Point Christian School.  Isaac is in fifth grade, Sienna is in third grade, and Stella is in Kindergarten.  Their little brother, Walter, stays home with mom.  Phil is a Territory Manager for GCP Applied Technologies.  Phil is Vice President of the Crown Point Christian School Board of Trustees, chairs the Fundraising Committee, and serves as Vice President of the Executive Committee and vice chairs the Search Committee.

Contact Phil Eenigenburg, Vice President: cedarlake@hotmail.com
Chris Huang - Trustee
Chris Huang : Trustee

Chris is a member of Faith Church in Dyer.  He and his wife, Carla, live in Crown Point, and have two children that attend Crown Point Christian School.  Alex is in sixth grade and Morgan is in second grade.  Chris is employed as a Registrar at Governors State University.  Chris is a member of the Crown Point Christian School Board of Trustees, vice chairs the Technology Committee and is the liaison for Second Life Resale Shoppe.

Contact Chris Huang: chuang21@yahoo.com
Lisa Postma - Trustee, Secretary
Lisa Postma : Trustee, Secretary

Lisa is a member of Crossroads Community Church in Schererville.  She and her husband, Chris, live in Crown Point and have two children, both of whom attend Crown Point Christian School.  Oliver is in seventh grade and Simon is in fifth grade.  Lisa is a Communications Manager for Elim Christian Services and the President/Owner of Harvest Communications.  Lisa serves as the Secretary of the Crown Point Christian School Board of Trustees, chairs the Student Services Committee, and serves on the Executive Committee.

Contact Lisa Postma: postmalisa@gmail.com
Dan Rozendal - Trustee, Vice Treasurer
Dan Rozendal : Trustee, Vice Treasurer

Dan is a member of Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Lansing.  He and his wife, Sheri, live in Dyer.  They have four children.  Lauren is a sophomore at Illiana Christian High School.  Emily is in eighth grade, Amanda is in fifth grade, and Joshua is in fourth grade at Crown Point Christian School.  Dan is a Mechanical Engineer for Panduit.  He attended Calvin College and Purdue University and majored in Mechanical Engineering.  Dan serves as the Vice Treasurer of the Crown Point Christian School Board of Trustees, vice chairs the Finance Committee, and serves on the Fundraising Committee and the Executive Committee.

Contact Dan Rozendal: dwrozendal@att.net
Doug Santefort - Trustee, President
Doug Santefort : Trustee, President

Doug is a member of Pathway Church in St. John, Indiana.  He and his wife, Deb, live in St. John and have two children.  Kate is in fourth grade and Claire is in second grade.  He is a Financial Advisor, operating Santefort Investment Group, LLC in Schererville.  He majored in Management, with a focus in finance and marketing, at Purdue-West Lafayette.  He serves as the President of the Crown Point Christian School Board of Trustees, chairs the Executive Committee and the Search Committee, and serves on the Education Committee.

Contact Doug Santefort: dougsantefort@yahoo.com
Dave Schutt, Treasurer - Trustee
Dave Schutt, Treasurer : Trustee

Dave is a member of First Christian Reformed Church in Crown Point.  He and his wife, Laura, live in St. John and have two children.  Brady is a junior at Lake Central High School and Jenna is in eighth grade at Crown Point Christian School.  Dave is the Finance Director for the Barnabas Foundation.  He attended Calvin College and the University of North Florida and majored in Accounting.  Dave serves as the Treasurer of the Crown Point Christian School Board of Trustees, chairs the Finance Committee, and serves on the Executive Committee.

Contact Dave Schutt, Treasurer: dlschutt4@comcast.net
Jeff Schutt - Trustee
Jeff Schutt : Trustee

Jeff is a member of First Christian Reformed Church of Crown Point.  He and his wife, Dawn, live in Crown Point.  They have five children.  Tyler is a freshman in college.  Jason, a junior, and Brandon, a freshman, attend Illiana Christian High School.  Laci, in second grade, and Ava, in Kindergarten, attend Crown Point Christian School.  Jeff is a Regional Operations Manager at Sims Metal Management.  Jeff is a member of the Crown Point Christian School Board of Trustees and chairs the Building and Grounds Committee.

Contact Jeff Schutt: jschutt2006@gmail.com
Craig Slings - Trustee, Vicar
Craig Slings : Trustee, Vicar

Craig is a member of Faith Church in Beecher.  He and his wife, Sharla, live in St. John and have four children.  Emma is a sophomore at Illiana Christian High School.  Caleb is in seventh grade, Avery is sixth grade, and Carter is in fourth grade at Crown Point Christian School.  Craig serves as the Vicar of the Crown Point Christian School Board of Trustees, vice chairs the Fundraising Committee, and serves on the Executive Committee.

Contact Craig Slings: craigslings@gmail.com
Steve Wegner - Trustee
Steve Wegner : Trustee

Steve is a member of Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Lansing.  He and his wife, Amy, live in St. John.  They have three children.  Maddie is a sophomore at Illiana Christian High School.  Kylie, in eighth grade, and Olivia, in seventh grade, attend Crown Point Christian School.  Steve is the owner of Straightline Excavating, Inc.  Steve is a member of the Crown Point Christian School Board of Trustees and vice chairs the Building and Grounds Committee.

Contact Steve Wegner: steve@straightlineexcavating.com

 

 

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