BCS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. The school board is self-perpetuating; new members are elected each year serving up to two, 3-year terms. Board members must first be elected to the 32+ member BCS Corporation. The corporation meets annually for corporate business and to elect new board members and approve the slate of board officers. This ensures stability and stewardship of the founding Philosophy of Christian Education. The Board is responsible for ensuring that school decisions align with the Mission & Vision, and School Philosophy of BCS and are the keepers of school policy. All monthly school board meetings are open to the school community. The minutes for these meetings can be found here and the board’s strategic plan for 2017/18 here.
Board of Directors 2018-2019
Ruth Burnett, President
Ruth and her husband Bill have four children who have graduated from BCS. Ruth is employed as an adjunct instructor at Seattle Pacific University.
Steve Sirich, Vice President
Steve and his wife Amy have two children at BCS. Steve works at Microsoft and has recently completed a service rotation on the Westminster Chapel Elder Board.
Rich Begert, Secretary
Rich and his wife Leslie have two children, one of whom graduated from BCS. Rich has been CEO and President of a number of technology companies. He presently is doing management consulting and CEO coaching. He has also served on six other non-profit boards.
Scott Lampe, Treasurer
Scott and his wife, Ellen, have two daughters, Alyssa and Meredith, who graduated from BCS in 2007 and 2012. He has held various corporate finance positions and, in addition to previous service as BCS Board President, currently serves in a number of volunteer roles including Eldership at Rain City Church and member of the Bellevue Transportation Commission and Sound Transit’s Citizen Oversight Panel.
Josh and his wife Kelly have three children, two of whom attend BCS. He is a managing director at a large local private wealth manager here in Bellevue. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP).
David graduated from BCS in 1988. He and his wife Tricia have four children, one a graduate of BCS and three who are currently BCS students. David has worked professionally as an attorney and manages investment partnerships.
Bill and his wife Debbie have three children who attend BCS. Bill is employed as Senior Director of Strategy at Microsoft.
Kelly and her husband, Steve, have three children at BCS: Zach is a Junior, Natalie is in eighth grade, and Matthew is in third grade at Three Points. Kelly recently completed her M.A. degree in Christian Education and is a staff member at Crossroads Bible Church.
Annie and her husband Victor have newly moved to Sammamish. Annie attended BCS from preschool to her Senior year, graduating in 1999. Annie is an ordained and installed PCUSA pastor, currently serving as the Executive Pastor at Bellevue Presbyterian Church.
Roxanne and her husband, Eric, have two children at Mack Elementary – Josh is in sixth grade and Matthew is in fifth grade. Roxanne has served four years on the Mack PTF Board and is actively involved in her church’s Youth and Service Ministries.
Kirsten and her husband, Michael, have two children attending Bellevue Christian School. Grant is a third grader and Christian is a first grader at Three Points. Kirsten is employed as President at NORPRO and has been involved with her church, as well as at a number of non-profit organizations.
Brock and his wife Darlene have three children at BCS. Brock is a clinical and sport psychologist with a practice in Bellevue.