Governance & Affiliations

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Board Members

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Rev. Dusty Thompson 

Lead Pastor at Ferguson Church of the Nazarene

Pastor Dusty has been the lead pastor at Ferguson Church for over 4 years. He graduated from Southern Nazarene University with a B.S. in Physical Education and is currently pursuing a M.A. in Pastoral Studies from Wesley Seminary. Pastor Dusty is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. The Thompson's have served in the ministry 10 years in North Carolina and Missouri. He served as youth pastor in Pineville, North Carolina; youth pastor, associate pastor, co-pastor and now lead pastor at Ferguson Church. His wife Lisa is a great supporter, help mate and friend. Lisa graduated from Southern Nazarene University with a B.A. in Music Education. They enjoy spending time with their four sons Christian, Corban, Cylan, and Canaan.


Rev. David Speicher
Associate Pastor – Ferguson, Missouri Church of the Nazarene

Pastor Dave Speicher has been a Pastor for 43 years, 40 years as a Lead Pastor 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 and now has semi-retired and is Associate Pastor at Ferguson Nazarene. 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 48 years of marriage, four biological children (three sons and one daughter), two foster/spiritually adopted daughters, fifteen grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Pastor Dave is the NCCS 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. 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. 

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   

Currently employed at Rothman Furniture, 34yrs as a sales mgr.
Deacon at Grace Bible Church Florissant Mo.   Serves on the personnel committee for the board  Married 28 years to LaDorris Woodley.  Mr. Woodley has 3 sons that attended NCCS who are all enlisted in the armed forces: Cedric (Air force), Eric (Army), and Darric (Navy).