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


Nathan Ault - President

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Megan Reichert - Vice President

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Katie Sears - Board Secretary

 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 Methodist Church


Ken Holthouse - Treasurer

Linda Stanley

Linda Stanley - Board Member

 Bachelor's of Art & Education

Music Minor from Otterbein College and additional credits at Ashland, OSU branch and Heidelberg University.

Retired High School Art Teacher - Plymouth High School

Linda has four children who all attended CCS. Her late Husband, Gerry Buurma also attended CCS and was involved with the gym addion back in the 1980's. He passed away in 2000.

Her second husband, John Stanley, was very supportive of CCS and enjoyed attending many functions held at the school. He passed away in 2017.

Linda enjoys painting, ceramics, biking, reading and camping.

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


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