Board of Education

The CCS school board is dedicated to creating policy that will guide CCS in its curriculum, community outreach, teaching pedagogy, and overall well-being and sustainability. The board meets monthly and meetings are open to members of CCS.

The CCS School Board of Education is a volunteer group. We need your assistance in filling vacant positions when they occur and encourage participation in our school in this very vital role. Thank you to all those who have served and our current members for serving the Lord in this capacity.

If you would like to serve the ministry of CCS in this capacity, please consider filling out a board member application and return it to the school office - Attn: School Administrator

Board Member Application

Current Board Members

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Adam Yonley - Chairman of the Board

Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology and Sociology from The Ohio State University

  • Worked as Special Investigator for 2 years and Private Investigator for 5 years

  • Served as an Ambassador and Triathlete for the Eleonore Rocks Foundation

  • Served as the Vice President of the Willard

    Hope Center Board. In these roles Adam helped organize events and assisted with operations.

Adam is married to Jessica with two daughters who currently attend CCS. He began teaching their daughters at home in 2011 until they reached 1st grade. The CCS family and focus on a Godly education led them to join our fantastic community.

Favorite Bible Verse:  "Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching." 2 Timothy 4:2

Church Home: Ashland Church of Christ


Ashley Martinus - Vice Chairman of the Board

Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Liberty University

  • Licensed Social Worker

  • School based counselor with Family Life Counseling and Psychiatric Services

 Ashley is a mom to five kids who all attend CCS and she has been married to her husband, Richard, for 16 years. Ashley grew up in Celeryville and recently relocated back to the area. She enjoys time with her family, being outside, and photography. She is excited for the future of CCS and feels blessed to have her children attend our school.

 Favorite Bible Verse: "That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever." 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Church Home: Willard Christian Reformed Church


Richard Martinus - Treasurer

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Dordt College and Grand Valley State University

  • Process Improvement Engineer at Lakeside Book

  • Served as a Military Officer for 15 years in Military Intelligence

Richard is married to Ashley, who also serves on our board. They have five children who all currently attend CCS.

Favorite Bible Verse: "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Church Home: Willard Christian Reformed Church


Janet Cok - Board Secretary

Bachelor of Science Technology in Visual Communication Technology from Bowling Green State University

  • Certified group fitness and personal trainer that works with all ages

  • Served as the Coordinator of Willard Community Connectors Mentoring Program

  • Served as the Willard Downtown Revitalization Director

  • Served as the President of the Willard Diversity Council

  • Currently serves as the Assistant Willard Parks & Recreation Director

Janet grew up in Ottoville, Ohio.  She now lives just outside of Celeryville with her husband Curt. They have 2 grown sons that are proud CCS Alumni. Janet is heavily involved in community development and is proud to call Willard and Celeryville home! She enjoys bicycling, paddle boarding, playing Pickleball, golfing, and coaching youth volleyball. 

Favorite Bible Verse: "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7

Church Home: Willard Christian Reformed Church


Alexis Danhoff - Board Member

Bachelor Degree in Business Administration with a focus in Marketing from West Virginia University

  • Director of Resource Development for the United Way of Richland County

After growing up in El Paso, Texas her parents moved back to Lexington, Ohio when Alexis started college. After marrying her husband, Eric Danhoff, three years ago she moved to Willard. Together they have two beautiful little boys Hudson (2) and Mason (newborn). They also have two crazy shih tzu pups, Odie and Mojo. 

She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and being active.

Favorite Bible Verse: "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

Church Home: Willard Christian Reformed Church

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Kathryn (Katie) Sears - Board Member

 Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from Baldwin Wallace University

  • Worked as a Preschool Aide at Grace Christian Preschool

  • Currently serves as the Secretary for the Ohio Valley Dexter Breeder’s Association

Katie originally grew up in the Akron/Cleveland suburbs and moved to the Willard area following her marriage to her husband, Kevin. Together, they have a son who currently attends CCS. Katie enjoys being actively involved in their church and has served on a number of committees, participates in ministry outreach, and co-teaches the Young Children’s Sunday School class. She feels blessed that the Lord answered their prayers for a solid Christian education for their son, leading them to CCS!

Katie enjoys spending time with her family, reading, playing board games, and being outdoors; especially with their farm animals. The Sears family also enjoys showing their heritage breed Dexter cattle.

Favorite Bible Verse: "For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38-39

Church Home: Willard Grace United Methodist Church


Jacob Bush - School Administrator

Bachelor’s Degree in Middle Childhood Education (Mathematics & Social Studies) from Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Master’s Degree in Professional Administration from Concordia University

  • Served as an Intervention Specialist for four years prior to coming to Celeryville Christian School.

Jacob is married to Rachel and they have four beautiful daughters: Jordyn, Quinn, Adaline, & Piper. Jacob is happy to call CCS home and feels that every moment at CCS has been a testament to the Lord’s faithfulness and provision for His people.

Favorite Bible Verse: Then Peter said, “For silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth walk!” Acts 3:6

Church Home: Willard Christian Missionary Alliance