Gilbert Christian schools is blessed with incredible leaders who are passionate about our mission to partner with parents to prepare the next generation to impact the world for Christ. Candidate applications are closed. We will resume for the 2024-2025 school year.
Adam has been the founder and lead pastor of Christ Church since December 2012. Christ Church has now grown into a multi-congregational, church planting church across the Phoenix metro. Adam serves on the board of directors for Phoenix Seminary, is a member of the national lead team for Send Network, and is the president of Vintage Mission, a strategic partnership of churches for church planting within the Send Network. Prior to arriving in Phoenix, Adam planted and pastored Grace Church of the Valley in Kingsburg, CA. He and his wife Renee live in Gilbert, AZ with their two daughters and one son, who are a part of the Greenfield Campus and the High School.
Michael and his wife Stephanie have been married for over 25 years and have two children: Brooke, who attends Gilbert Christian High School and Claire, currently in the middle school at Greenfield. Both children have been at GCS since kindergarten. The Horton’s live in Gilbert and attend the Mesa Church of Christ where Michael and Stephanie have both taught children’s classes. Michael is actively involved in leading worship and supports the eldership on the finance committee. Michael’s education includes an undergraduate degree from Harding University in economics, graduate studies in finance at Portland State, and an MBA from University of Texas at Arlington. He is a licensed CPA and holds CCM and CTP certifications. Michael worked for 20+ years in corporate finance specializing in distressed companies, corporate restructuring, and bankruptcies. Stephanie is a physician at Chandler Radiology Associates. The Horton’s have lived all over the country and love to travel. We are so thankful to be at GCS and look forward to seeing what God will continue to do in the lives of the students and their families at Gilbert Christian.
Matt and his wife Steph have been married since 2011 and have five children: Jace, Sterling, Grey, Jax, and Hayden. Jace, Sterling, Grey, and Jax are all attending GCS at the Greenfield campus. The Pagels attend Gilbert Bible Church, where they currently serve in children’s ministry. Matt was actually a part of the second graduating class in GCS history in 2004, where he was valedictorian of his HUGE class of 10 kids. Matt graduated from Arizona State University with an undergraduate degree in Broadcast Journalism, and he later received an MBA from Grand Canyon University. He is the Market President for the Arizona Agribusiness Division of First Interstate Bank, where he has worked since 2013. The Pagels love sports, particularly soccer and baseball, and also enjoy snowboarding in the winter. We thank God for bringing us to GCS and have loved being a part of a sweet community of parents and wonderful educators.
Matthew grew up in Gilbert and actually attended Surrey Garden Christian Schools, long before it eventually became Gilbert Christian Schools. His wife, Jennifer, and he have been married for 13 years, have lived in Gilbert their whole life, and have 4 children involved in Gilbert Christian Schools. They currently attend Gilbert Bible Church and serve in a couple of ministries.
Matt has been a practicing dentist and business owner in the town of Maricopa for 10 years. He enjoys providing dental implant services, orthodontic services, and educating other dentists in advanced techniques. Matt also founded the company Rising Dental Club in Gilbert as a mission to join the “insurance-free” movement of healthcare. This passion lies in providing higher quality and more affordable care through a membership model, rather than an insurance-driven model. The model has the privilege of serving individuals and families as well as businesses and their employees.
The Ross family loves traveling, soccer, wake surfing, and snowboarding together in their free time. Their love for Gilbert and Gilbert Christian Schools runs deep and they feel blessed to be a part of such a wonderful community. Matt is honored to be able to serve the school and prays that God will continue to change lives through leadership, vision, and growth.
Andy and his wife Erica have been married for 14 years. They have three children who attend the Gilbert Christian Schools Greenfield campus. Andy and his family attend Gilbert Bible Church where they are involved in various ministries including teaching 3rd – 5th graders and hosting small group in their home. Andy is a certified Biblical Counselor through ACBC, a counseling ministry that helps believers navigate trials, hardships, and sin issues by allowing God’s Word to speak into these areas of their lives.
Andy received a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing and a Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University. He is currently serving as General Manager of an industrial supply distributor in Phoenix, where he is responsible for the sales and operations of the company.