The staff at Langley Christian have been selected after a rigorous evaluation process. The staff demonstrate a love for Christ, His word and be eager to serve Him in home, church, school and society. They are fully certified with the BC College of teachers and have courses that equip them for leadership in Christian schools. They demonstrate a keen interest in learning and leading young people into the exciting world of Christian living and show a mature, disciplined way of living out God’s calling in their life. The staff covets your prayers. They also want to meet parents. Avail yourself of every opportunity to meet the staff when Parent-teacher Interviews are scheduled. To contact a teacher,please call the school office and request an appointment.
- Barbara Powell-Lu
Science 9, Science 10 and Earth Science 11
Barb has been teaching at Langley Christian for 9 years. She teaches Science 9, Science 10 and Earth Science 11.
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- Breanne deBlieck
Special Education Assistant
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- Bert Moes
Bible 9, Bible 11, History 12
Other involvement at the school (e.g. committees, clubs, coaching, etc.): Employee Relations Committee
Number of years teaching: Started teaching in 1977
Number of years at LCS: Started in 1998 (with the first group to graduate from Grade Twelve)
Educational background: University of British Columbia 1976 - B.A. (History major) 1977 - Professional Teaching Certificate
What you like best about working at LCS: Commitment to Christian education and Parental involvementContact Bert via Email.
- Barbara Stewart
My name is Barbara M. Stewart. I am a LA, Special Needs Teacher, and an ELL teacher.
I have been working in the High school LA department since September 2008.
I also work after school in the ELL department, teaching 12 international High school students.
I worked for an after school program in Mission B.C. for Y.E.S International. I taught Koreans for five years.
I also worked at M.E. I in the International deparment and taught Koreans and Chinese.
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- Carole Wheaton
- Clary Kloosterhof
Social Studies 9, English 10, Comparative Civilizations 12
Ten years teaching in my fields, 5 years in family ideas selling tractors. Far more pleasurable selling ideas in the class.
Many years at LCS.
I have BA's in English, history and secondary education. I have an MA in American history.
The students make this all worth it.
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- Cynthia McCarthy
Chapel Coordinator, French 9, French 10, French 11, Communications 11/12
Cynthia McCarthyAfter having had the incredible experience of learning French through French Immersion in Alberta, and then attending a Christian High School, I entered university with the dream and goal of teaching French in a Christian school and having students be able to speak it well.I graduated from TWU (with courses from UofA, SFU and elsewhere) with a BA in Music, French and Education and a BEd with specialties in French-as-a-Second-Language and Music. I also met my now husband Tim at TWU.I had a privilege of teaching for a short time before being blessed with children. In order to nurture them in their infancy and preschool years, I shifted work-paths for 9 years and served at our church in coordinating our Worship Ministry. Now our home bustles with 5 energetic school-aged kids and I had the opportunity to return to the classroom in Fall 2010.It is a joy to teach in such a wonderful community and am thrilled at the solid foundation for second-language learning that is established in our elementary and middle schools. My dream of teaching immersively in a Christian school is coming true!I also count it a real privilege to coordinate our weekly High School Chapels. It is a gift to be part of a vibrant, worshipping, learning community.
- David Harris
Socials 10, Social Studies 11, Geography 12
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- Danielle Bingham
English 9, English 11
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- Dave Callaghan
Leadership 11, Bible 12
Extra-Curricular Student Activities Coordinator, Counselor
I have taught for many years at LCS and I am as thrilled to be here as I was the day I started.
I have a variety of roles to play around the school which never allows me to feel bored (Highschool Counselor/Student Activities Coordinator, Leadership 11/12 and Bible 12 teacher.
I came to LCS after living in Ecuador for 17 years. I have a married daughter who lives inLas Cruces, New Mexico and a son who still lives with us in Abbotsford.
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- Deb Jarvis
Theatre Performance, Acting 9 /10, Acting 11/12
Hi there! My name is Deb Jarvis and I'm the LCHS drama teacher. I teach Grade 9-12 drama. I also direct the school play that goes up in April (are you coming?? You should!!). I've been teaching here since 2002 and love getting to talk about drama all day. What a treat!
I went to Trinity Western University and University of Ottawa for my education, and have continued to develop my skills through workshops, courses and activities outside of work.
Drama's a great course to take, you learn more about yourself, about the world, and about how to present yourself to others (scared of talking in front of a crowd? Start small in a drama class)! Theatre, in all its areas, is a real passion of mine, and I love teaching students who love it too! Outside of school, I direct plays. I'm involved in our church's drama activities, I've written short scripts, I do photography with my wonderful husband and I hang out with my beautiful daughter.
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- Debi Jo Shelvey
P/F Math 10, Foundations Math 11, Math 12, Calculus 12
I have been teaching for many years at LCS. I teach grade 11 and 12 mathematics.
I graduated from the University of Manitoba where I endured too many hard, cold winters.
I am involved with the grad committee at LCS.
As a teacher, I enjoy the uniqueness of my students and the opportunity to belong to such a wonderful community of believers.
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- Debbie Radtke
Special Education Aide
Debbie has been working at Langley Christian School as and SEA for 4 years now and feels enormously blessed to be working in her life's calling. This past year, she graduated from the elementary campus and is now working at the high school campus. Although she enjoyed her time working with little kids, she is loving the challenge of working with teens and their emergence into adulthood. "I've got the best job in the world!"
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- Dwayne Mitchell
SSWA Coordinator, Tech 9, Tech 10, Automotive Technology 11/12, Carpentry 11/12
Involvement – High School Drag Racing, After Hours Automotive, Maintenance
# of Years Teaching – 7
Educ. Background – School of Hard Knocks, B.A. Major Hist.
What I like best about L.C.S. – Not much to dislike actually.
Required humor – If you pull the wings off of a fly does it become a walk? How do I grease my computer?
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- Helen Vandenberg
- Hertha Muller
Previously involved with the Friends of LCS Committee
Have worked at LCS since Sept. 06 in the MH Office and 1 year in the Development Office.
Attended Abbotsford Christian High and have taken various office and book keeping courses.
The thing I like best about working at LCS is the sense of community at the school as well as a environment where God is the center of everything.
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- Jacky Huberts
Student Services AssistantJacky Huberts email
- Jesse Zuidhof
PE 9, PE 10, PE 11/12, Law 12
This year I am teaching Physical Education 9-12 and Law 12. After teaching for a year in both Richmond and Abbotsford, Langley Christian became my home. I taught here since 2004
While attending TWU from 1998-2002, I had the opportunity to play on the volleyball team. This experience and the love for the sport has allowed me to step in as coach of the Sr. Boys volleyball team.
Even though I attended TWU for four years, most of my education came from four summers of tree planting in Northern BC. If only Tree Planting could be a unit in PE getting exercise and going green at the same time!
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- Joshua deGroot
Art 9/10, Art 11, Art 12, Bible 10, Social Justice 12, IT 11/12
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- Kerry Endacott
Biology 12, Pre-Calc Math 11, Physics 11, AW Math 11, Earth Science 11
I teach Biology 12, Pre-Calc Math 11, Physics 11, AW Math 11 and Earth Science 11
I also enjoy the opportunity to support LCS students as a spectator of our athletics, music and drama programs.
I started my teaching career in the early 1980’s, but took a couple of decades off to raise four amazing (and now mostly adult) children.
I graduated with a B.Sc. degree from UBC in 1978, got married in 1979, and then returned to school (SFU) for my teaching certification. I’ve taken additional course work in Mathematics from the Open Learning University and further teacher training courses at TWU.
My favorite part about working at LCS is interacting with students while communicating about subjects I love. It is a blessing to work daily with these unique students, my multi-talented colleagues and the members of our school community.
In my free time I love to be physically active, to spend time with my family, to read and complete word puzzles. I am also a keen observer of Western culture (ie I watch reality TV).
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- Linda Cannon
I have taught at LCS since 2002. During the course of my years at LCS I have taught Biology 11, Biology 12, Essentials of Math 10 and 11, Principals of Math 10, Applications of Math 10, Communications 12, and Yearbook 11 and 12. In 2009 I finished my Master of Ed. at UBC in New Technologies and Library and became the Teacher Librarian in the Middle/High School. I love working in the library with students, literature and information (books and technology). I look forward to experiencing all the innovative ways that are being invented to access information, imagination and inspiration!
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- Linda DeJong
Currenty I am working in learning assistance from grade 9 through 12. In the past I have also worked as a special needs aide for seven years.
I started working full time in grade six and grade seven. I eventually moved up year by year and stayed with the grade 12 class until they graduated in 2008.
I have been working here at LCS for eight years now and I enjoy it very much. The community and support is something that keeps me teaching at this school. Daily I am challenged and enjoy working with the high school students.
I have also participated in the spring festival for the past 6 years setting up and coordinating the BBQ lunch.
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- Lisa Dietrich
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- Marlene Bylenga
International Student Coordinator
Langley Christian School----wonderful students and an amazing staff. I have been privileged to be part of LCS as International Student Coordinator for the past 9 years.
My role is to administrate both the International Student Program and Homestay Program. I also provide support to families who are new to Canada.
I am passionate about Christian education and value the teaching which supports the values taught in the Christian church and home. My family has been part of the Langley Christian community for the past 20 years , each of my sons has graduated or are still attending LCS. Before coming on staff, I served as an Education Committee Member and Board Member.
I have a Certificate in Intercultural Studies from the University of British Columbia.
In addition to my work at Langley Christian School , I work with the Society of Christian Schools in BC providing support to schools in the area of International Education.
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- Mary Anna Ouwehand
Spanish 9, Spanish 10, Spanish 11, Textiles 9/10, Textiles 11/12, Yearbook 11/12
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- Marlene Ensing
High School Special Education Coordinator
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- Matt Van Muyen
Athletic Director, Ed/Careers (Bible 10), PE 9, PE 10, ICT 9/10
I have been part of the LCS community for 18 years – 13 as a student and 5 as a teacher.
After graduating from LCS I went to Trinity Western and Simon Fraser University.
Currently, I teach Biblical Studies 10 and Physical Education 9 and 10, and I am the Physical Education department head.
I am passionate about athletics and I enjoy providing leadership and direction for the lighting athletics program as the high school athletic director.
I love the game of basketball and have been the head coach of the senior boys basketball team for the past three years. Go Lightning!
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- Pearl den Haan
Foods 9, Foods 10, Foods 12
I have been teaching part-time at Langley Christian for many years. My first 3 years were spent teaching Chemistry 12. Since then I have been teaching Foods and Nutrition at the grade 9,10 and 12 level.
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- Rebecca Pretty
Band 9, Choir, Jr. Jazz Band, Sr. Jazz BandRebecca Pretty email
- Ron Grypma
Accounting 11, Band 10, Band 11/12, Business Marketing 10, Physics 12, Biology 11, BA 9 Assistant
I have been teaching at LCS since 2005.
What I like best about working at LCS is that our high school building is no longer its original colour, which was pink.
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- Paul Turkin
ELL Coordinator and Grade 7 Teacher
Contact Paul at his email
- Peter Roukema
High School Principal
I am currently in my third (and last) year as prinicpal of LCS High School where I am honoured to serve. My duties include supporting students and staff, liaising with parents, curriculum coordination, and a myriad of other administrative duties. I am enjoying my 39th year in the field of education. Four of our five children are LCS alumnae, our oldest daughter graduating with LCS' first class of 1999. I received a B Ed from Calvin College in Michigan and a M. Ed from Dordt College in Iowa. With a secondary teaching training, my first teaching position was a grade 4,5 and 6 class in Ontario. Arriving in BC in 1976, my main teaching areas have been French and Social Studies, although I dabbled in a number of other subject areas as well. Since arriving at LCS in 1997, I have also served as Guidance Counselor and Assistant Principal. I enjoy LCS as a vibrant learning community where a common educational vision is shared, and where students are encouraged and challenged to be the Christ followers they were intended to be.
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- Pim Schön
Student Servies Coordinator, English 12, Literature 12
I am Mr. P. Schon, and I teach English 12 and English Literature 12. I also look after Student Services, helping students, especially seniors, with course selection and post-secondary choices. Should you have any timetabling problems, come see me in the library, where I share an office with Mrs. Huberts.
I have been in Christian education for 26 years (9 of those at LCS), mostly in the English department. I am known as "Big Bird" to those who join me in the gym during badminton season.
I obtained my Master's degree in English Language and Literature from the Free University of Amsterdam.
LCS to me is like family: a redeemed mess of tragedy and comedy, all working towards that central goal of glorifying God in everything we do.
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- Rhett Jewett
Special Education Assistant
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- Suzanne Rempel
Math 9, AW Math 10, Chemistry 11, Chemistry 12Suzanne Rempel email
- Val Jarvie
Assistant Principal & Learning Assistance CoordinatorAfter completing my degree at the University of Victoria, my husband and I moved to Japan and began to teach English. We enjoyed it so much that we stayed there for five years. We returned to Canada to start our family and when my youngest son entered Mrs. VanBrummelen's kindergarten class in 2000, I was hired part-time to teach high school ESL. I later became the HS Learning Assistance Coordinator and the ESL Coordinator for K-12.
Over the next few years, along with coordinating these programs, I taught Communications 9, 10, 11 and 12, English 11, and coordinated the infamous Portfolio course. Currently, I am the Assistant Principal and Learning Assistance Coordinator for the High School. I am also working on my Masters Degree in Educational Leadership at Trinity Western University, and I am really appreciating how applicable, and immediately useful, what I am learning there is to my job.
My favorite part of working at LCS is the wonderful community in which I get to work and live. I love being a connection point for parents who have questions about what is happening with their children at LCS and welcome emails, phone calls and visits!
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- Wieke Moes
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- Winnie Meerse
Special Education Aide
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