School Ministry Team

Calvary Christian School is fortunate to have an outstanding School Ministry Team (SMT), which has been established by the Board of Elders of Calvary Church of Santa Ana to provide oversight and policies for the operation of Calvary Christian School, as a ministry of Calvary Church.

Our School Ministry Team (SMT) meets ten times per year. Meetings are typically held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 5:30pm in the WC209 meeting room above Worship Center. Please check with the school office one week prior for potential changes as sometimes the date or room is changed. There is a public comment period at the beginning of each meeting at 5:30pm, where individuals are invited to share feedback about the school. The agenda will be posted each month, and the minutes will be available for review approximately 35 days after each meeting, pending approval.  Please contact the school office to review the meeting minutes. 

If you would like to contact the SMT please email or contact the school office.

2016-2017 SMT Meeting Dates*:

Aug 25
Oct 13 (Sept. mtg postponed to Oct.)
Oct 27
Dec 1 (Date change due to Thanksgiving)
Jan 12
Feb 21 (Meeting location - Teacher's Lounge)
Mar 23
Apr 27
June 1 (Note: Date change)
June 22
*Please contact the front office to confirm time and location.

Calvary Christian School SMT Policy Manual

(For SMT Member Selection Criteria & Responsibilities, please see Policy Sections: 4.9, 4.1, 4.2, 4.5 & 4.6).

SMT Members

Jeff McKee, SMT Chairman

A CCS alum, Jeff spent almost a decade as Vice President of Trinity Bat Co and currently serves as Director of Camps and Urban Ministry for Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Jeff lives in Santa Ana with his wife, Kim, and two daughters. As a CCS parent, he loves the way CCS staff and administration pour their hearts into all the students at CCS.  In addition, he is impressed by the way older students at CCS take the time to encourage younger students in the classroom and on the playground.

Bea Wakeling, SMT Vice Chair

A graduate of Biola University for both her BA in Liberal Studies and MA in Education, Bea is a British and World Literature Teacher at Orange Lutheran High School.  Before teaching high school, Bea spent time teaching grades 2, 4, 6 and 7.  She and her husband, Eric, live in Tustin with their two daughters, both students at CCS.  She loves that CCS teachers pray with her kids when they are hurting or struggling.

Brian Hendricks, Secretary

Brian and his wife Miriam live in Santa Ana with their two daughters, both CCS students. He operates a real estate development company focused on projects primarily in the City of Santa Ana.  Brian graduated from Westmont College where he was able to experience an excellent Christ-centered academic environment.  He is passionate about seeing excellence in academics and spiritual development go hand in hand.  Brian and his family are thankful and feel so blessed to have been part of the CCS community for over seven years.

Steve Davis

Steve has attended Calvary Church since 1997 and has served on volunteer staff with both the elementary and college youth groups. Married to his wife, Shelley, for 13 years, they have two children who attend CCS. Steve has a degree in nursing and often volunteers as medical staff for Calvary events. He is thankful for the values of Calvary Church and school.

Jeff Stice

Born and rasied in Santa Ana, Jeff attended Christian school from grades K through 12. Jeff is married to Jennifer and they have two boys in 7th grade at CCS who have attended since preschool. Jeff is currently a Project Manager at Stice Company, Inc. He loves that CCS staff care deeply for our students, are dedicated to educating children in a Christ-centered environment and guiding them to be prepared to impact the world for Christ.

Scott Van Essen

Scott has worked in sales & marketing in the technology industry since graduating with a business marketing degree from Biola University. As an alum of Christian Education, he is passionate about excellent Christ-centered education and has witnessed the lasting Kingdom impact in the lives of his family and friends. Scott and his wife Robin met in junior high and have been married 15 years.  They live in Tustin with their two daughters, who have been students at Calvary since preschool. The Van Essen family loves the teachers and community here at CCS!


2016-2017 Meeting Agendas

Meeting Agenda 8.25.16
Meeting Agenda 10.13.16
Meeting Agenda 10.27.16
Meeting Agenda 12.1.16
Meeting Agenda 1.12.17
Meeting Agenda 2.21.17
Meeting Agenda 3.23.17
Meeting Agenda 4.27.17

2015-2016 Meeting Agendas

Meeting Agenda 9.10.15
Meeting Agenda 10.1.15
Meeting Agenda 11.12.15
Meeting Agenda 1.14.16
Meeting Agenda 2.11.16
Meeting Agenda 3.10.16

Meeting Agenda 4.28.16
Meeting Agenda 5.26.16
Meeting Agenda 6.23.16

2014-2015 Meeting Agendas

Meeting Agenda 8.14.14

Meeting Agenda 9.11.14

Meeting Agenda 10.9.14

Meeting Agenda 11.13.14

Meeting Agenda 1.8.15

Meeting Agenda 2.12.15

Meeting Agenda 3.12.15

Meeting Agenda 4.23.15

Meeting Agenda 5.14.15

Meeting Agenda 6.16.15

2013-2014 Meeting Agendas

Meeting Agenda 8.13.13

Meeting Agenda 9.12.13

Meeting Agenda 10.10.13

Meeting Agenda 11.14.13

Meeting Agenda 1.23.14

Meeting Agenda 2.20.14

Meeting Agenda 4.10.14

Meeting Agenda 5.8.14

Meeting Agenda 6.5.14