The purpose of the Christian School District Board is to provide earthly and spiritual leadership for CSD, representing the families committed to the mission and vision of our school.
The board meets monthly with periodic open meetings which can be attended by non-board members. An email can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org for dates of open meetings and request attendance.
Chad Van Soelen - Board Chair
Chad Van Soelen is married to Julie and they have 3 kids. Abigail ('16), a nurse at Children’s hospital, Olivia ('20), who will attend Salon Professional Academy of St Charles, and Noah ('22), a current CHS student. Chad is the General Manager for Vermeer Midwest, an equipment dealership in Chesterfield, MO, and has worked for this family-owned business for 25 years. The Van Soelens have been part of CSD family since 2014. Chad Van Soelen joined the board in June 2020 and became Board Chair in 2022.
Doug Brackenridge - Vice Chair
Doug Brackenridge is married to Tammy. They have three children, Abby (’20), Nathan (’22) and Andrew (’24). Doug has been employed in research and development with an agriculture company in the Saint Louis region for over 20 years. Doug became Vice Chair in 2022.
Bryan Joiner – Finance Chair
Bryan Joiner and his wife, Stephanie, have three children, Ava (‘24), Harper (‘34) and Hayes (‘38) and are expecting another son later this year. Bryan is a commercial banker for a US-based bank and has been in banking for the last decade. The Joiners have been part of the Christian School District since 2020 and Bryan joined the board in 2021.
Donovan Lloyd – Executive Committee
Donovan Lloyd is married to Lawayna. They have two sons, Donovan B. Lloyd II (’20) and Daniel Brock Lloyd (’21). Donovan has served in youth ministry for over seventeen years and has a passion for apologetics. He serves on the board in the area of Biblical Foundations/Oneness.
Elijah Murrell, a 2005 graduate of CHRISTIAN, began serving on the board in December 2020. He is married to Lauren (CHS class of ‘06) and they have three children, Titus (‘27), Addie (‘28), and Logan (‘33). He has been an active CMS/CES basketball coach since 2017 and currently serves as an officer in the US Army Reserves and enjoys a career in Healthcare Operations for Ascension Healthcare.
Lisa Potts has two sons, Will (’26) and Nathan, who lives and works in northern Illinois. She and Brent have been married for over 30 years. Lisa is an Assistant Professor at Washington University School of Medicine where she works with cochlear implant recipients and teaches graduate courses. She has been on the board since 2017. Lisa took on the role of Board Chair in June 2020.
Sara Valle is married to Mark. They have two sons, Isaac ('24) and Luke ('28). Sara is a certified minister of the Assemblies of God and has served in many capacities over the years. She is currently the Children’s Pastor and Office Administrator at Restoration Church in St. Peters. Sara has been a member of the board since October 2019.