Central Wisconsin Christian School

Where Christ is Central
About CWC

CWC Board

Central Wisconsin Christian is governed by a 12-member Board that is elected to three-year terms by the supporting constituency at the annual meeting in April.  Our Board members are parents and supporters of our mission of Christ-centered education.  The Board holds its meetings on the third Monday of each month.  Standing committees of the Board are the Executive, Education, Finance, Advancement, Transportation, and Athletic Committees, many of which include representatives of parents, staff, and Board working together to continually help CWC be a great school.

Brett Bille

Brett Bille and his wife, Emily, live in Waupun where they attend Bethel CRC. Brett attended Waupun Christian School for grades K-8 and is a life-long resident of Waupun. He is a Facility Support Specialist for Grande Cheese Company. They are the parents of Brant (5th), Brynn (3rd), and Bryce (1st). Brett is a familiar face to kids in our community where he has served as a baseball, softball, and basketball coach in youth programs. He has served as a deacon at Bethel CRC and presently serves with Emily on the Auction Leadership Team. “I am looking forward to working with the staff and teachers to continue to make this the best education for our children by serving in this role. Knowing that my children and learning in an environment that is Christ-centered and support the values Emily & I have in our home is a great feeling. We are blessed to have the teachers care and pray for our children each day and show love to them.”

Andrea Buwalda ('03)

Andrea Buwalda (’03) and her husband Kevin (’03) live on an acreage west of Waupun. They are members of Waupun I CRC, where Andrea has been a co-chair for Vacation Bible School and served on the Education Team and other committees. Andrea & Kevin have been very active with the Harvest Auction Leadership Team, beginning their second term of service. Andrea is a Randolph native and former middle school Enlgish teacher at CWC, who currently substitutes as she stays home to raise her children Kolten (2nd), Morgan (Kindergarten), and Kase. “I love that, in all ways, my children see Christ in their daily classroom activities. I still get chills when I see them attending chapels with the whole school body, and see that the staff wholeheartedly care for my children. I am excited to see how positive changes can be made for the school when a need arises. Christian education is so important to our family because of how it builds on what is taught in our home. Our school is a place where we can prepare of children to be loving, giving, and faithful followers.” Luke Lentscher

Mark Buwalda ('97)

Mark Buwalda (’97) is a life-long resident of the Waupun area. He and his wife Rachelle have four children attending CWC – Shelby (8th), Tabitha (5th), Dylan (3rd), and Trayton (1st). Mark is a Resource Management Associate with Covance Laboratories in Madison, where he supervises performance management for his team. They attend Bethel CRC in Waupun where he has served as a deacon and treasurer. “I appreciate the great Christian education I received at CWC and that my kids are now receiving. I was more than prepared when I graduated. I’m excited for the opportunity to work with passionate Board members ‘in the trenches’ of the Board. Christian education is so important because children can see/learn from Christian teachers about how God and faith tie in to every subject they learn about. In a world where see increasing obstacles to faith/prayer in school, I treasure the Christian school for nurturing my child’s faith!”

Phil Hofman
Phil Hofman

Phil and his wife, Mary Nell ('75) own and operate Hofman Dairy just south of Waupun. They are the parents of CWC graduates and married daughters Rebecca ('02), Leah ('05), and Anna ('10), and now have entered the phase of being CWC grandparents with a pair of grandkids in school. The Hofman's are members of First CRC in Waupun, where Phil has served terms as elder and deacon, in addition to past terms on the Board of CWC. "We have seen the blessings and impact of the Christ-centered education at CWC on our family, both our children and now our grandchildren. I look forward to the opportunity to share my knowledge and experience in business and through the changes in life and how that can impact our school and its vision for the future. Most importantly we must continue to do all we can as Board members, parents, and society members to seek God's Will and to do our best to glorify God through every part of our lives."  (2018)

Scott De Young '83
Scott De Young '83
President

Scott De Young (‘83) and his wife, Gayle (‘83) are from Waupun and attend Living Hope Community Church in Fox Lake. The De Young’s have four children, Jessica (’09), Alyssa (’10), Derek (’12), and Makayla (junior). Scott is the CFO and owner of Municipal Well & Pump in Waupun, and has served multiple terms on the Steering Team at Living Hope. He has served on the board of Chicago Christian School, the Barnabas Foundation, and currently chairs the Foundation for Christian Schools in Central Wisconsin. Scott previously served as CWC Board Treasurer and also was part of the Leadership Team for the 2010 For Such a Time as This Capital Campaign. At present he is also part of the CWC Girls’ Basketball coaching staff. “We love CWC! The thing we appreciate the most is the fact that our kids are being educated in a way that every subject and activity is centered on keeping the focus on God. An education at CWC is more than getting good grades, good scholarships, succeeding in sports, being good in the arts, or just having fun—CWC prepares our kids to succeed in life no matter what path they choose and to do it in a way that glorifies God. I look forward to serving in any way I can to help make CWC successful and to make it a great place for kids to learn and succeed in life with Christ at the center. It’s a place that reinforces and builds and what we are teaching our kids at home about a relationship with God and how that affects every area of life.”

Luke Lentscher ('01)

Luke Lentscher (’01) grew up in Fox Lake and attended Randolph Christian School before graduating from CWC. He is a Physician Assistant at the Watertown Regional Medical Center, and lives in Beaver Dam with his wife, Rebecca (’02). The Lentscher’s attend Edgewood Community Church in Waupun, and are the parents of Linnea (2nd), Olivia (Kindergarten), Cooper. Luke has served on a Leadership Committee at a hospital he worked at previously and as a deacon in his church. “I look forward to the opportunity to help CWC grow and develop as a school while maintaining their commitment to high-quality Christian education. I had the privilege of attending CWC and now enjoy that same privilege for our kids, and appreciate the hard work, dedication and commitment of the teachers and staff. As it says in Proverbs 22:6, ‘Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.’ It is our responsibility to help our children learn and grow mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. We feel Christian education is effective at all three of these goals.”

Charlie Mulder '00
Charlie Mulder '00
Finance Chair

Charlie (’00) and Melissa (’00) Mulder live in Waupun, and are the parents of Carson (3rd), Kaelyn (1st), and Kenzie (4K). A native of the Waupun/Alto area, Charlie is the Controller at Central Cable Contractors in Waupun. Their family attends Living Hope Community Church in Fox Lake, where Charlie has served as Finance Team Chairperson, Sunday School Teacher, and as part of the Audio/Visual Team. Charlie and Melissa have served on the Auction Leadership Team, he is our varsity girls’ basketball coach, and also has been involved in the local Hoopsters & Little League programs.

“This is an exciting time to be a part of the Board at CWC. I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve and see how God uses our school to affect the lives of the students and community. I appreciate the community of faith that surrounds CWC and the way we work together to meet a need. As I look back on my education and see the impact Christian education and CWC had son my life, I want that for my children as well, where they learn in a setting that challenges them and where all subjects are taught from a Christ-centered perspective.”

Linda Navis
Linda Navis
Secretary

Linda Navis and her husband, Dennis (’78), reside in Waupun and attend Bethel CRC. Linda is the co-owner and Chief Financial Officer of W&D Navis Excavating & Stone in Waupun. They are the parents of four CWC graduates—Becky (’00), Jeff (’02), Stacey (’04), Matt (’06). The next generation of their family now attends CWC, as two of their grandsons are CWC students. Linda grew up in Elmhurst, IL, and attended Christian schools and Trinity Christian College. She has served two previous terms on the Board, including a stint as treasurer, and also is has been the president of the Wisconsin Division of the Bible League. Linda and Dennis have guided the growth of their excavating business to now have more than 30 employees. “Dennis & I and our children (and now grandchildren) have been blessed with a Christian education that provided them a groundwork for life with Christ as the foundation and impacted their lives into adulthood. Serving on the Board provides the opportunity to assist in short and long term planning so CWC can continue to teach with Christ at the center for generations to come The teachers and staff genuinely care about the kids, and will drop everything and pray with the students. What an amazing impact that has had on so many students!”

Steve Smits '85
Steve Smits '85
Vice-President

Steve Smits (’85) is a life-long resident of the Waupun area. He and his wife Heidi are the parents of daughters Becca (’11), Breanna (’14), Lynnae ('16), and Kaytlin (sophomore). They attend First CRC in Waupun, where Steve has served as an elder, deacon, Sunday School teacher, Bible study leader, and youth group leader. Steve is a co-owner in Double S Dairy near Markesan, and has served multiple terms on the CWC Board. He has been involved in numerous organizations in the agricultural field, and presently serves on the Board of Directors of Farmers State Bank. “We enjoy the opportunity to be a part of our children’s education, and can’t say enough how much we appreciate the care and concern the teachers show our children. We also appreciate the modern facility and the safety for our kids. Christian education is so important because it reinforces what is taught in our home and assists us in passing on our faith to our children.”

Jeff Navis '02

Manager of the Building & Landscape Stone division of W&D Navis—Bethel CRC (Waupun)—Wife-Jen (’02)—children Avery (1st), Owen (K), Emme —Serves on  Committee —“I am excited to use my gifts to serve the school in many ways and learn more of what makes CWC so great to promote Christian eduction in our community. I appreciate that when our kids are at school we know they are being taught from a Christian perspective, and are amazed at the knowledge and understanding of God they have at a young age. It's important for our kids to see God in all aspect of their lives. We appreciate the willingness of so many to serve the school, and know that it prepares kids for the future spiritually and academically.” (2018)

Larry Van Den Berg '83
Larry Van Den Berg '83

Larry Van Den Berg attended CWC for a couple of years while his dad was a pastor in Waupun. He and his wife Amy (’83) are the parents of six children who are products of a CWC education: Jacob (’10), Joseph (’12), Megan (’15), Melissa (sophomore), James (8th grade), and Sam (5th grade). The Van Den Berg’s attend Grace United Reformed Church, where Larry has served as an elder. Larry is the Information Technology Manager for Excel Engineering in Fond du Lac. He has served Grace URC as deacon, elder, and Clerk of Council, and has served on the CWC Technology and 1:1 Initiative Committees. “I view serving on the Board as serving Christ, which we are called to do in whatever area of life he has placed us. Amy and I have always appreciated the Christ-centered schooling that we received and now our kids receive at Central Wisconsin Christian. We view Christ-centered education as the only choice for our children. We consider this an extension of our home, assisting us to train our covenant children. Christ-centered education strengthens our faith and helps to prepare our children for Kingdom service.”