KCC Board


At KCC, our parents are the overall governing body of the school. This unique group called the Association is open to any interested parent in our school who would like to invest time in helping us pursue excellence in our mission. The Association holds the important responsibility for electing our school board, approving budgets, changes to bylaws, and other related aspects of school business through two business meetings each year.

The school board members, upon being elected by the Association, serve for a period of three years and provide direct oversight for the Head of School, who is then tasked with managing our academic and student life systems.

As you consider enrolling or explore deeper ways to invest if you are already part of the KCC community, we would encourage you to actively participate in the Association! We value your insight into the opportunities and challenges we experience as a school.

For further information about how to get involved, please contact Executive Assistant to the Head of School, Madison Stewart.


Meet the Board

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Brent Vander Ark, Chairman

Brent works for Kansas City Southern and is Vice President, Financial Services. Brent is married to Betty and they have two children currently at KCC, Owen is a 9th grader and James a 7th grader. Their oldest son, William, graduated from KCC in 2015, and Jackson graduated in 2017.  They are both in college. They attend Colonial Presbyterian Church. Brent is passionate about Christian education. Training up Christian leaders to influence His kingdom is important and inspiring work. Every member of the Vander Ark family has been blessed by participating in the KCC community.
 

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Brendon Jenks

Brendon and his wife, Cate, have three children at KCC. Victoria is in high school, Rawson is in middle school and Rebekah is in elementary. Brendon works as an investor coach and is self employed. He educates and coaches individulal investors to undertand if they, or a current advisor, is gambling or speculating with their investments. Brendon is serving on the board so he can serve others. KCC is a place that reinforces three truths for his children, 1) They are a child of God and He loves them more than their parents, 2) God's given them talents, and 3) God wants them to use those talents for His purposes. Serving on the board provides Brendon an opportunity to see that these three truths positively impact KCC students and the world around us. His family attends Christ Community Church, Brookside Campus. He says that God's plan is always better than his own and following Him is a lifelong challenge.

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Aimee Minnich, Secretary

Aimee and her husband, Marshall, live in Prairie Village and have three children. They attend Christ Community Church. Their children, Andersen, Liam and Reagan are elementary students at KCC. She currently serves as Co-Founder and General Council of Impact Investing Foundation. She is a member of the bar in Kansas and Missouri, and is a published author. One of Aimee's passions is running so she's always training for the next race.

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Brent Morris

After a 13 year career at Hallmark Cards, Brent founded and now leads a ministry called Set Apart, where he uses art and creativity to teach people about their personal identity and holy purpose in Jesus Christ, and encourages them to not just believe it, but to be living it! Brent is married to Kristin, and they work together in ministry. They have 2 children at KCC: Izabella in 9th grade and Isaiah in 6th grade. They attend Christ Community Church. KCC has been a great experience for his entire family, and he considers it a blessing to be able to give back to the KCC community by serving on the board.

 

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Fred Olson

Fred and his wife Cynthia have a son at KCC, and a daughter  who graduated in 2011.  Their son Marc Trujillo is in 11 th grade.  His sister Allyson ( married to Kevin McElvain, KCC class of 2009) attended KCC her final two years of high school, and is in her second year as the KCC Cheer Coach.  Their oldest daughter Ashley (Higgins) and her husband Seth live in Ft Worth, where he teaches Bible and coaches football at a Christian School, and she serves as the Cheer coach there.   They have a daughter Haddie, and son Louie.  Fred has served 27 years in Financial Administration with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

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Susan Price

Susan and her husband, Ben, have two children at KCC, Olivia is a senior and Ian is a freshman. She is owner of Next Chapter Solutions, a customer service and management consulting company. KCC is a great partner in helping them raise their children scholastically as well as spiritually. Susan feels blessed to have the opportunity to serve on the board and be a voice for the community. Her passions include time with her family and helping others succeed. Opportunities to use her gifts and talents are what drives her and help her to be more thankful to God. Susan and family attend Hillcrest Covenant Church

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Matt Streeter, Vice Chairman

Matt and his wife, Amy, have two boys that have graduated from KCC. Luke graduated in 2015 and is attending William Jewell. Nate graduated in 2017 and is attended University of Arkansas. Matt feels blessed to be part of the KCC Board and the opportunity to serve alongside an outstanding group with a wide range of talents blended together in support of KCC. Serving on the Board builds a deep appreciation of our Staff and Teachers and all it takes to run our school. Matt is a sales director at Microsoft. His family has attended Jacobs Well for 13 years. Matt and Amy have been married for 25 years and they cherish the time with their boys and their always active lives. They feel very fortunate to be part of the KCC family.
 

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Brenda Tally

Brenda and Brad have one child currently at KCC, Noah in 12th grade. Their two daughters, Claire and Elizabeth, graduated from KCC in 2011 and 2013. Being a part of the school community over the past 10 years, Brenda has seen great things that have been accomplished by so many past and present families and their service. She is grateful to take a turn and serve in a board position that allows her to walk alongside the next generation, as they prepare to find their place in a world waiting for their future passion and talents. Brenda is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Leawood, and her family has been members of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection for the past 19 years. As a family of 5, and recently 6 with the addition of a son-in-law, they enjoy experiencing life through faith, family, friends, outdoor hobbies, boating, old Volvos, Lake Michigan, supporting the Urban Initiative at KCC, and attending any sporting events where they can cheer "Go KCC!"

 

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Ty Tywater, Treasurer

Ty and Karen have three boys at KCC, Caleb (11th), Josh (9th) and Gabe (7th). Board service continues to be a way to use the gifts that God has given him to be part of helping prepare the kids entrusted to our school for life beyond the KCC walls focused on our pillars of faith, character and knowledge and ultimately to leading impactful lives. Ty has 25 years of experience in a CPA capacity mixed between public accounting and industry. He is currently the Vice President-Audit Services at Seaboard Corporation. As a husband and father of three, of course much time is dedicated to family and the many activities that revolve around life including coaching several of his boys' sports teams over the past several years. Outside of family activities Ty is a passionate outdoorsman, whether it be camping, hunting, climbing mountains, competing in triathlons or most recently having been bitten by the scuba bug.  Also, being an alumnus of the University of Texas, he is pretty much a rabid fan of anything related. Ty and family attend Christ Church Anglican.
 

 

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Megan Schoff

Megan is married to Jason and mom to two sons, Declan in 4th grade, and Brennan, in 2nd grade. They live in Kansas City, KS, have been at KCC for 5 years and are blessed by the community and the academic and spiritual formation their boys have experienced. Megan and her family attend Hillcrest Covenant and are involved in missional community in their neighborhood. She works part time at Truman Medical Center as a Nurse Anesthetist, enjoys reading, cooking and aspiring to have a green thumb. Megan is honored to serve on the Board and contribute to KCC's future.