Meet Our School Board
Our School Board is comprised of 12 dedicated volunteers with a diverse set of qualifications and experiences who pool their talents to serve as the governing body of NCCS. Through monthly meetings of the full board, as well as regular committee meetings, the NCCS School Board provides governance through policy development, strategic planning, financial oversight and organizational decision making that ensures we continue moving forward in carrying out our mission and vision. Each member is committed to Christian education and the mission/vision of NCCS, and the majority of members are the parents of current NCCS students or alumni of the school.
Andy Maxedon has been a member of our board since 2010, and serves on the Finance Committee. Andy works as a Computer Analyst for the Engineering Operations and Technology Department of The Boeing Company. Andy attends Ferguson Church of the Nazarene, and also serves as a church board member.
Gerri Nicks has been a member of our school board since 2015. She serves on the Advancement, Development and Strategic Planning Committee. Gerri attends church at Simple Church. She spends her time serving on several non-profit boards, and supports missions in Africa. Gerri works in Incentive Travel at Maritz. Her son Caleb graduated from NCCS in 2015 and her son Colin graduated in 2020, earning the Presidential Scholarship to Maryville University in St. Louis.
Gerri's vision for NCCS is that we would continue to prepare young people to succeed in the world and represent God to others.
Owner of OCHS Construction Company - St. Louis, MO
Todd has been a member of our board since 2003, and serves on the Advancement, Development and Strategic Planning Committee. He currently attends Grace Church in Maryland Heights, and previously attended General Baptist Church, where he served as a Bible teacher, Jr. High teacher, youth minister and in grief ministry. Todd is the owner of Ochs Construction Company. His three children attended NCCS and graduated in 2011, 2012, and 2017. His daughter, Micah Ochs, taught kindergarten at NCCS.
Todd's vision for NCCS is that we would continue to provide excellent Christian education, while increasing the number of students enrolled where they find their calling and vocation.
Mark Taylor, School Board Chair
Department Chair of Social & Behavioral Sciences/Teacher Education at St. Louis Community College
Mark Taylor has been a member of our board since 2006, serves as the Board Chair, and on the Strategic Planning Committee. Mark is currently the Department Chair of Social and Behavioral Sciences/Teacher Education and a Professor of Education at St. Louis Community College. He attends Ferguson Church of the Nazarene and serves as Board Member, in Sunday School and Discipleship Ministries, and plays drums in the Worship Band. He has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, with graduate degrees in Learning Disabilities and School Administration. Mark Taylor has a long history of service with North County Christian School (NCCS). He served as the head Administrator for 12 years, from 1998–2001, and is responsible for establishing the high school program. Mark is the father of six graduates of North County Christian School, who all attended NCCS from kindergarten through 12th grade.
Mark's vision for NCCS is that the school would carry a reputation throughout the community of clearly representing Christ in all that we accomplish, and that we would develop an endowment program to build a stronger financial base for the next 50 years of ministry.
Retired Professor of Nursing
Donna Wallner has been a member of our school board since 2000. She serves on the Governance and Policy Committee. Donna recently retired from Professor of Nursing at St. Louis Community College, and is currently a nurse at Christian Hospital Northeast. She attends Ferguson Church of the Nazarene. Donna received her undergraduate degrees from Lincoln Land Community College and University of Missouri-St. Louis, and a master’s in science from Southern Illinois University. She has two daughters, Heidi, a 2014 graduate who attended NCCS since age two, and April, who attended from the 1st -12th grade, and graduated from NCCS in 2002. Her son, Michael, attended NCCS from the 2nd through 7th grades.
Donna's vision for NCCS is that we would promote an environment where students are encouraged and developed to be excellent Christian leaders.
Dr. Gayle A. Wilkinson, ED.D
Retired Associate Professor, Division of Teaching and Learning, University of Missouri - St. Louis
Dr. Gayle Wilkinson has been a member of our school board since 2011. She serves as the Board Secretary and sits on the Governance and Policy Committee. Dr. Wilkinson is a retired Associate Professor from the College of Education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She attends First Christian Church of Florissant, where she serves as a Bible teacher and in grief ministry. Gayle received her Doctor of Education degree and master’s degree in biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She graduated from Olivet Nazarene University and taught middle school science and high school biology for 13 years. Her grandson August graduated from NCCS in 2015, and grandson Mark currently attends high school at NCCS.
Dr. Wilkinson's vision for NCCS is to support an increasing number of families through excellent Christian education suitable for each child, while demonstrating God’s love clearly to the community.
Sales Manager at Art Van Furniture of Saint Louis; Deacon at Grace Bible Church, Florissant, MO
Malcolm Woodley has been a member of our board since 2016, and serves on the Governance and Policy Committee. He currently works as a Sales Manager at Art Van Furniture of Saint Louis. Malcolm attends Grace Bible Church, where he serves as a deacon. Malcolm attended Northeast Missouri University. He has three sons who attended NCCS (1996-2002) and are now all enlisted in the armed forces: Cedric (Air Force), Eric (Army), and Darric (Navy).
Malcolm's vision for the school is that the board, teachers and staff would continue to provide a quality Christ-filled education, where our students attain college preparedness, and spiritual growth to succeed in life, withstanding any challenges to the ‘faith and the hope we have in Christ," paving the way for our future legacy, for generations to come.
Senior Director of Finance at Ascension Care Management
Adam Durall has been a member of our board since 2015. He currently serves on the Financial Committee. Adam is the Senior Director of Finance for Ascension Care Management. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois and his Master's degree in Accounting Science from Southeast Missouri State University.
Adam attends church at Ferguson Church of the Nazarene. His wife, Andrea Durall, teaches high school Spanish and Lifetime Fitness at NCCS. Three of his sons, Noah, Micah and Abram attend NCCS in our elementary and preschool.
Adjunct Professor of English at St. Louis Community College
James Clay has been a member of our board since 2017. He currently serves on the Advancement, Development and Strategic Planning Committee. James works as an adjunct professor of English for St. Louis Community College. He attends In Step Church in St. Charles, serving as an elder and small group leader. James served our country until retirement as a Special Agent in Charge for the U.S. Postal Inspector General. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee with a BA, and from Lindenwood University with a Master’s in Fine Arts. His two children attended NCCS from 1994-1997.
James's vision for NCCS is to become the “jewel” of North County Christian education.
Dr. Greg Clark
Dr. Greg Clark has been the superintendent of NCCS since 2012. Prior to joining our staff, he spent 28 years in public education, beginning as a secondary science teacher, with the final 14 years as a school administrator. Dr. Clark has a BS in Education from Southwest Baptist University, a MS in Educational Administration from Emporia State University, and an Ed.D in Educational Leadership from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He has been married to his wife Lisa for 33 years, and has two married daughters. He and Lisa enjoy spending time with their first grandson, who was born in 2019.
Dr. Clark's vision for NCCS is to be the premier Christian school in our region and to see our students graduate and go forward to be world changers, impacting their communities for the Kingdom of God.