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Equipping students for a life of faith & learning

Western Mennonite School
Equipping students for a life of faith & learning

School Board

Board Members ’16-’17

Allen S

Allen Schrock ’86

Fairview Mennonite Church

Occupation: Manager Operations Support/Inventory

“As an alumni I wanted to serve on the board to give back to the school that I have always loved.  I want to build on the foundation laid in previous years so that Western can remain a strong community that always seeks to follow Jesus Christ and grow in Him.”

Favorite Verse | Galations 6:9

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”


Zach Nicoli | Vice Chair

Salem Alliance Church

Occupation: Export Sales Manager at Cherry City Metals, LLC

“I believe in the mission and values of WMS and have seen first hand the impact the school has had on my two children who attend the school. I see God working in the lives of our students and faculty and I am excited to be a part of the team that continues to cast vision for the future of the school.”

Favorite Verse | Matthew 11:28

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.



Bob Baker

Bob Baker ’74

Lebanon Mennonite Church

Occupation: Pennington Seed

“I serve on the school board because I believe in the school. I’ve been involved with the school since 197o- and it has become a part of me.”

Favorite Verse | 1 John 3:16

“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.”


Cheeri Barnhart

Cheeri Barnhart

Western Mennonite Church

Occupation: RN-Nurse manager ICU & CVCU at Salem Health (35 years as an RN, 5 years in current position)

“I care deeply about the school and would like to see it remain viable for the  future. I believe the Western community has been transformational in the lives of many through the years by allowing students and families to see Christ through them. I value being a part of something that may have an eternal impact for so many.”

Favorite Verse | 1 Thess. 5:21

“Test all things; hold fast what is good.”


Linda Dibble ’72

Albany Mennonite Church

Occupation: Farmer (Dibble Farms) for 7 years / Student

“I serve on the board because I am an alumni; I see God working in many at the school and working through alumni. I believe God will continue to call us to be an Anabaptist-Mennonite School; and to live lives of service, discipleship, justice, and hope.”

Favorite Verse | Phil 2:1-11

“Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;  rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,  and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.


Chad Hochstetler ’01

Salem Mennonite Church

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Andy Kauffman

Canby Alliance Church

Occupation: Attorney

“Western was important in my life and I want to see the school continue and thrive.”

Favorite Verse | Romans 4:17

“As it is written: “I have made you a father of many nations.” He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed—the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being things that were not.”



Naomi Quesada

West Hills Community Church

Occupation: Home maker

“I love WMS and it’s community. It is an amazing place for our children to learn and grow in so many ways. The spiritual impact, the friendships made, the relationships my kids have with the faculty and staff, the opportunities in sports, choir, and student government make this a small community with a huge impact! I desire to be a part of this school, and its future. I consider it a great honor to be a part of the board of Western Mennonite School.”

Favorite Verse | Hebrews 6:19-20

We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary, behind the curtain, where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.




Board Meetings & Minutes


January 28, 2017 (Board Retreat)

February Minutes

March 20, 2017

April 4, 2017

April 24, 2017

May 22, 2017

June TBD

July TBD

August TBD

September TBD

November TBD

December TBD



January (Board retreat summary)


March (No Meeting)