Governance & Affiliations

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Board Members

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Rev. David Speicher

 Pastor – Ferguson, Missouri Church of the Nazarene

Pastor Dave Speicher has been a Lead Pastor for 40 years having served in Kingston, Missouri;
Parish, New York; Syracuse, New York; and as pastor of Lakeside Community Church in Hastings, Nebraska for 20 years before coming to serve as Lead Pastor of Ferguson Church. He received an undergraduate degree in religion from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma and a Master of Divinity degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. He also graduated from a 3 year track of the K-Church School of Large Church Management through the Church Growth Division of the International Church of the Nazarene. He and his wife Kathy have been blessed with 45 years of marriage, four biological children (three sons and one daughter), two foster/spiritually adopted daughters, eleven grandchildren and growing. Pastor Dave is the board chairperson and is committed to Christian Education in the local church through discipleship ministries as well as the healthy development of the spirit, mind, and body of every student through the ministry of NCCS.


Mr. Doug Keating

 Associate Technical Fellow – The Boeing Company

 Mr. Doug Keating,  marriage to Sheila since 1986 and they have four sons.   Jeff, NCCS 2008 graduate; William, 2012 graduate, Russell, 2014 graduate, and Phillip, future 2018.

"Through my parents faithful teaching, when I was in kindergarten, God graciously allowed me to learn of and receive His gift of eternal life through faith in Jesus’ payment for my sins."

"Sheila & I see a great need in North County for a school which prepares students to stand firmly on the authority of God’s Word while being academically equipped so they can be the faithful fathers, mother, husbands, wives, and citizens our community, nation, and world so desperately need.  We count it a privilege to have our sons at NCCS, to serve with the NCCS family, and thank God for the faculty who sacrifice greatly to invest in our students’ lives."


Mr. Andy Maxedon

Engineering Operations and Technology- The Boeing Company


Mrs. Toni Miller

Retired Teacher


Mrs. Geri Nicks 



Mr. Todd Ochs

Owner of Ochs Construction Company - St. Louis, Missouri


Mr. Donald Reeves

Eagle Bank


Mr. Mark Taylor

Department Chair of Social and Behavioral Sciences/Teacher Education

Professor of Education

St.Louis Community College

Mr. Mark Taylor has a long history of service with North County Christian School (NCCS) and Christian education.  He served as the head administrator for 12 years from 1998–2001.  In addition to being the administrator of the entire school, he was responsible for establishing the high school program as we know it today.  Mark has 23 years of experience in teaching and administration in Christian education.  He is the past chair of Nazarene International Education Association, now known as Nazarene Educators Worldwide, and past president of Christian Schools of Greater St. Louis.  Mark is the father of six graduates of North County Christian School, whom all attended NCCS from kindergarten through 12th grade. Mark is a professor of Teacher Education and Department Chair of Social and Behavioral Sciences/Teacher Education at St. Louis Community College- Florissant Valley.  He has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with graduate degrees in Learning Disabilities and School Administration.  Mark and his family are active members of Ferguson Church of the Nazarene.  Mark’s vision for NCCS would be the development of an endowment program to build a stronger financial base for the next 50 years of ministry.


Mrs. Donna Wallner

Professor of Nursing
St. Louis Community College
Mrs. Donna Wallner is a long time member of the NCCS school board. She has two daughters, Heidi, a 2014 graduate who attended NCCS since the tender age of 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 grade. Donna is a professor and program coordinator at St. Louis Community College and a registered nurse with certification in critical care. She received her undergraduate degrees from Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, IL, and University of Missouri-St. Louis, and a Master in Science from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, IL. She is an active member of Ferguson Church of the Nazarene. Her vision for NCCS is to promote an environment where students are encouraged and
developed to be excellent Christian leaders. She also envisions an educational environment where
children with varied abilities are equally valued and included.

Dr. Gayle A. Wilkinson, Ed.D.     

Associate Professor

Division of Teaching and Learning

University of Missouri-St. Louis

Dr. Gayle Wilkinson serves as an Associate Professor of Secondary Education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in curriculum and instruction, and has served on many curriculum redesign committees in the college. She received her Doctor of Education degree 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 two grandsons, August and Mark, attend NCCS. She leads the NCCS Board's Curriculum Committee and is a member of the Personnel Committee.


Mr. Malcolm Woodley   

Rothman Furniture