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Current Board Members

  • Charlie Markle
    Charlie Markle
    Board Member
  • Jay Feely
    Jay Feely
    Board Member
  • Scott Finkbeiner
    Scott Finkbeiner
    Board Member
  • Larry Fleischer
    Larry Fleischer
    Board Member
  • Jason Gehl
    Jason Gehl
    Board Member
  • Matt Johnson
    Matt Johnson
    Board President
  • Shane Jones
    Shane Jones
    Board Member
  • Kevin Rhineheimer
    Kevin Rhineheimer
    Board Member
Charlie Markle
Board Member
Jay Feely
Board Member

Jay Feely


Bio coming soon

Scott Finkbeiner
Board Member

 


Bio coming soon

Larry Fleischer
Board Member

Larry Fleischer


Larry and his wife Susan have have two children; Jamie who is attending GCHS and David who is at GCS Middle School.  Both kids have been attending GCS since 2008.  The Fleischer’s live in Gilbert in the Morrison Ranch area, and attend Epiphany Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Chandler where both Larry and Susan are active in ministry.  Larry leads a Sunday morning Bible Class, is a member of the choir and has been a frequent member of Epiphany’s Board of Ministry Directors.  Larry graduated from Arizona State University with an undergraduate degree in Accounting.  He also received an MBA from University of Phoenix, and is a CPA who worked with the Apollo Group for 31 years in finance and accounting before leaving in 2013.  The Fleischer’s love sports and music and are avid movie watchers, and Larry has enjoyed being an assistant coach on the GCS Middle School and High School Softball Teams since 2009.  We thank God for bringing us to GCS, and Larry looks forward to serving in this new capacity.

Jason Gehl
Board Member

 


Bio coming soon

Matt Johnson
Board President

 


Matt and his wife, Lindsay and their 7 children have lived in Gilbert, AZ for the past 15 years. The Johnsons have been attending Gilbert Christian Schools since 2007, and have loved the community, education and friends the kids have enjoyed. They also attend Harvest Bible Chapel in Chandler. Matt and Lindsay have a passion for obeying God’s calling (especially when it comes to kids!), and enjoy opening their children’s eyes to helping others in Mexico. Matt earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Arizona State University and has worked in the distribution and sales field since 1997.

Shane Jones
Board Member

Shane Jones


Shane and his wife Becca have been married 15 years and have 3 children; Ben (12), Cameryn (10) and Carsyn (6) who all attend GCS. The Jones live in Agritopia, and have enjoyed being part of the school and community since 2007. The Jones have attended Mission Community Church for the last 3 years and previously attended the Grove Bible Church where Shane served in youth ministries and mens ministries. Shane also participated in missions trips to Mexico and Africa. Shane graduated from ASU with a Bachelors in Business Communications. Shane went to work in the auto industry in 1995, and started his own business wholesaling and retailing cars in 2001. In 2007, he started JONES MOTORS and has recently expanded his business to a new location in Mesa. The Jones feel truly blessed to be part of the GCS family, and they are thankful for the staff, leadership and community of believers that make GCS the God-centered school that it is.

Kevin Rhineheimer
Board Member

 


Bio coming soon

Board Meeting Notes

Board Governance Model

Statement of Faith

THE SCRIPTURES

We believe the Scriptures, both the Old and the New Testaments, to be the verbally inspired Word of God, written by men in God’s control, inerrant and infallible in the original manuscripts, and the final authority in the faith and life. We accept the grammatical- historical system of interpretation of the Scriptures and accept the historical record of the Bible as accurate.

THE GODHEAD

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who are identical in essence, equal in power and glory, and possess precisely the same attributes and perfection.

THE PERSON AND WORK OF CHRIST

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God; that He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin, in order that He might redeem sinful man. He accomplished this redemption by voluntarily giving Himself as a sinless substitutionary sacrifice on the cross, thereby satisfying God’s righteous judgment against the sin of the elect. He gave proof that He accomplished that redemption by His bodily resurrection from the grave. He then ascended to the right hand of His Father where He intercedes on behalf of His people.

THE PERSON AND WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Divine Person who convicts the world of sin; that He alone brings new life to those who are spiritually dead; that He places all believers into the one true church, which is the Body of Christ and that He indwells them permanently, seals them unto the day of redemption, and bestows spiritual gifts upon them.

THE CONDITION OF MAN

We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, in innocence and without sin. But in Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited the guilt of his sin, a sinful nature, becoming spiritually dead and alienated from God so that man is a sinner both by nature and by choice. Man, of himself, is incapable of remedying his lost and depraved condition.

SALVATION

We believe that salvation is the gift of God’s grace given to all whom God has elected to salvation. It includes all that God does in saving the elect from the penalty, power and presence of sin and in restoring them to a right relationship with God. As such, it is solely the work of God from the initiation to completion. The regenerating work of the Holy Spirit is the cause, not the result, of the believer’s saving faith. It cannot be gained by good works, but is a free gift for all who put their trust in Jesus Christ and His finished work on the cross. All who trust in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord are forgiven and saved from their sins and made righteous before God and are born into the family of God. God’s purpose for saving His elect is so that they bring glory to Him by their lives.

SECURITY, ASSURANCE, AND RESPONSIBILITY

We believe that all saved, those in whom God has accomplished His transforming work of grace, are kept by His power and thus secure in Christ forever. This assurance, however, is not the occasion for sin, for God in holiness cannot tolerate persistent sin in His children, and in infinite love He corrects them. True faith in Christ is expressed by a fruitful, God-pleasing life that endures until death.

SANCTIFICATION

We believe that God, in the Scriptures, has given us everything pertaining to life and godliness. This includes the salvation from the penalty of sin and just as surely the provision of sanctification (separation) from sin. Sanctification from sin affects both the positional and practical aspects. Positional sanctification is a result of the continuing work of the Spirit using the Word of God to provide nourishment for growth into maturity in Christ. While the process of practical sanctification is assured by the Word and the Spirit, it is yet imperfect in this life. There is some element of corruption in every part of the fallen nature that is the source for the war between the flesh and the Spirit. Spiritual growth occurs as believers feed on the Word and are in fellowship with other believers for encouragement and service.

ORDINANCES

We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ instituted two ordinances to be observed by all believers as a matter of obedience, not as a condition for salvation: Water Baptism (subsequent to the believer’s profession of faith) and the Lord’s Supper.

THE ETERNAL STATE

We believe that at death the souls of those who have trusted Christ for salvation pass immediately into His presence and remain there in conscious bliss until the resurrection of the body of Christ’s coming for the Church, when the soul and the body will be reunited. We then shall be with Him forever in glory. We also believe that at death the souls of unbelievers remain in conscious misery until the final judgment when the soul and body will be reunited and cast into the lake of fire, not to be annihilated, but to be separated from God forever in conscious punishment.

ESCHATOLOGY

We believe, according to His promise, that Jesus will physically return for His people. This truth has been revealed to provide the believer comfort and encouragement in his life.

STATEMENT ON MARRIAGE, GENDER, AND SEXUALITY

We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Gen. 1:26-27) Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.

We believe that term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. (Gen. 2:18-25). We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. (1 Cor 6:18, 7:2-5; Heb 13:4). We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and woman.

We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God. ( Matt. 15:18-20; 1 Cor 6:9-10)

We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of Gilbert Christian Schools as a local Body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to the Gilbert Christian community, it is imperative that all persons employed by Gilbert Christian Schools in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, agree to and abide by this Statement of Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality. (Matt 5:16; Phil 2:14-16; 1 Thess 5:22.)

We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. (Acts 3:19-21; Rom 10:9-10; 1 Cor 6:9-11.)

We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. ( Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31.) Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward an individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture or the doctrines of Gilbert Christian Schools.

STATEMENT ON THE SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE

We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect and value all human life. (Psalm 139)

FINAL AUTHORITY FOR MATTERS OF BELIEF AND CONDUCT

The statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. For purposes of Gilbert Christian’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, our Superintendent is Gilbert Christian’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.