LCS is Governed by a Volunteer Board Comprised of Community Leaders in Education, Business, and Faith
John Shellenberger is a Colorado native, born and raised on a farm in southeastern Colorado. John attended the University of Southern Colorado receiving a B.S. degree in Biology and earned a M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame specializing in finance and marketing. For the past twenty four years, John has worked at the world headquarters for global building products manufacturer Johns Manville. Currently, John is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) a position he has held the past ten years.
John and his wife Carrie have lived in Longmont for the past 19 years. They have two sons ages 18 and 16. Both John and Carrie are very committed to education and Longmont Christian School. Both of their sons attended LCS from pre-school through middle school; their youngest is now a Junior. Carrie was a middle school/high school math teacher for 8 years, has volunteered many hours, and is currently teaching a high school math course. John has serves on the board and has been president for the past three years. John and Carrie believe that investing in education has high return in the future of our children, community, and country. They support the mission and vision of Longmont Christian School, building the strength, character and spirit of students and the community.
TLC Learning Center
LCS Parent & Alumni Parent
Vice President, Fundraising, Marketing
Matt Eldred holds a BA in Special Education and Physical Education with K-12 Endorsements; and a MA in Educational Leadership and School Administration. Matt is the Executive Director of The TLC Learning Center (formerly The Tiny Tim Center) a long-standing non-profit organization in Longmont. He has extensive experience in non-profit management, fundraising, and donor development. Matt actively participates in the Foothills United Way Longmont Economic Development Partnership (LEDP), as well as the Longmont Chamber of Commerce. He volunteers for American Red Cross as a community first aid and CPR instructor. Matt also serves as the Worship Minister for the Boulder Valley Church of Christ. Matt enjoys recreational outdoor sports, plays on an adult basketball league, and is a proud Nebraska Cornhusker fan.
Matt joined the LCS board in August 2014 and works with fundraising and capital campaign for Longmont Christian School. He has one child that is LCS alumni and four children currently enrolled. Matt strongly believes that the mission of LCS is simple: if we can be the light in our community, and promote excellence in academics, service, and biblical truth, then we are the very hands and feet of Jesus. If we can teach that to our children at an early age, the future will be bright. Matt feels that his children are his biggest accomplishments, pride, and joy; and believes LCS instills this mission into his children every day. He is thrilled to watch them grow in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man.
Kee Construction Co.
LCS Alumni Parent
LaDon Kee is a general contractor living in Berthoud, CO. His wife, Patty, and he have had all three of their children attend and graduate LCS, the last one in 2014. He has been on the school board for over eight years and currently serves as the board Treasurer. LaDon is passionate about Christian education, and believes it is one of the best foundations we can give a child.
Tim Betsch and his wife Sarah attended attended Christian Schools during most of their K-12 education and believe very strongly in the value of a Christian education. Their two children Amanda and Nathan previously attended Longmont Christian School, and Amanda graduated from LCS in 2017. Tim believes that children thrive best in an environment that encourages and leads them spiritually, and Christian schools help reinforce the lessons that parents teach their children at home. Tim resonated with Longmont Christian School’s vision for excellence in academics, service, and Biblical truth and wanted to be part of leading LCS towards this goal.
Tim received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Colorado State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. He’s worked in various management roles over the years in multiple companies and industries. Tim spent 11 years working for Hewlett Packard, first in Fort Collins, and then in Singapore. While in Singapore, he served on the Board of Directors for International Community School, a K-12 international school. After feeling the Lord call him to move to Indonesia, he started working to manage the supply chain for a large coffee company. Four years ago Tim moved his family back to Longmont, where he currently works for West Corporation as Vice President of Operations.
LCS Alumni Parent
Member at Large, Finance
Meggan Goff attended Shippensburg University where she got her BS degree in Geo-Environmental Science. She joined the ROTC her sophomore year, and was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army Corps of Engineers stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado. She held various leadership positions over her eight years of service, including Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, Supply Officer, and Company Commander. Meggan commanded missions in Colorado; South Dakota; Texas; Panama; and Mosul, Iraq. After leaving the Army, Meggan joined Valleylab (now Medtronic) and held various leadership positions in the supply chain organization. Meggan is currently a stay-at-home mom.
After moving to Longmont with her husband Scott in 2005, she was looking for an alternative to public school for her children, Anita and Kaleb. She discovered Longmont Christian, and felt that the vision of LCS was important in today’s culture, and that children should be given the best opportunities to learn in a safe, positive environment. She loved the small class sizes and community feel of LCS, along with the quality education in conjunction with being taught about God and spiritual development.
Member at Large, Marketing
Mark Schaefer was raised in Houston, receiving his Bachelor’s of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M in 1987. Mark started his career in the oil field in 1990, serving in various engineering and managerial roles for WCNA, Smith Energy Services, and BJ Services. He currently works for Anadarko Petroleum as a Senior Staff Engineer, rotating between downtown Denver and Algeria. Mark has held various board positions on the Denver Chapter of Petroleum Engineers from the Newsletter Editor to the Chapter President.
Mark and his wife have two children, Taylor and Zach, that attended Longmont Christian School from Pre-K through 12th grade. Their children were involved in sports, drama, yearbook, student council, and music during their time at LCS. Mark appreciated their opportunity to grow spiritually as well as academically and credits LCS for impacting their lives and futures. Mark’s goals are to continue the Christian education practices that have been the bedrock of LCS, and see it become the premier Christian school along the Front Range.
LCS Alumni Parent
Member at Large
Worldviews, Calling, and Culture
LCS Alumni Parent
Member at Large, Finance, Vision in Action
Don Hood is the President of Worldviews, Calling & Culture (WvC&C), a non-profit Christian organization. The purpose of WvC&C is to provide worldviews education and training; help individuals/organizations recognize their calling and maximize their time/talents to advance God’s kingdom; and to act as a catalyst to help Christian organizations be a transforming force in our culture. Previously Don spent 25 years at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation. Some of the positions he held include: System Engineer, Project Engineer, Senior Program Manager, and Director of Advanced Technology. Don assembled and managed diverse teams, helping build extremely complex products ranging from $25 to $350 million. He spent 12 years developing and building several instruments for the Hubble Space Telescope and was involved with all five of its servicing missions. Don has a BS in Manufacturing from Colorado State University, a MA in Science and Religion from Biola University, and is a commissioned fellow of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. Don’s interests include service and involvement with LifeBridge Christian Church, the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, and Longmont Christian School. Don has previously worked on the LCS board as Secretary, Vice President, and President. He also has a passion for the outdoors and enjoys golfing, hunting, hiking, and camping.
A 42-year resident of the Colorado Front Range, Don and his wife Jenny currently reside on the outskirts of Longmont. They have been married for 36 years and have three children: Maggie, Haley and Joshua. All three are graduates of Longmont Christian School, having attended elementary through high school. Don’s goals for LCS is to provide leadership and support for faculty and staff, helping them achieve well rounded, high quality education as well as a deep faith and mature Biblical worldview.
Healthcare Talent Acquisitions
Member at Large, Marketing
Sherri Klotz is a native Coloradan. She grew up in the Broomfield and Thornton areas, and currently lives in Firestone. She has been in business development for over 20 years from wholesale mortgage lending to health care. She is a Colorado Certified Assisted Living Administrator, with years of experience in Medicare Health Care and Senior Housing, and talent acquisitions. She is currently the Business Development Manager of Colorado for an award-winning health care talent recruiting firm. Sherri has served on the leadership team for the Boulder County Care Collaborative to help partnerships grow for the betterment of seniors in Boulder County and is currently involved in the Colorado Women of Influence and Impact Leadership Program through CWCC.org. Sherri has also enjoyed years teaching Sunday school, coaching t-ball and volunteering at Longmont Christian School.
Sherri has two children at LCS: an eighth grader and fourth grader. She has been active in the PTO and in the classroom. She is committed to the excellence and growth of LCS. With fresh ideas, dedication, and a passionate heart for education centered around Jesus, Sherri is very excited and honored to be on the LCS board.