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The school board consists of up to nine (9) members, six of whom are members of Blackhawk Ministries Church. Board members serve three-year terms up to a maximum of six years in succession. The board chairman is a Blackhawk Ministries member and is appointed by the Blackhawk Ministries Elder Board. The school board meets monthly and is responsible for setting the policy of the school and for the performance of the lead administrator. School board members have authority as members only as they meet together as a board. Correspondence for the school board should be directed to the school board chairman or the head of schools.

To become a Board Member: Fill out the online form below.
Blackhawk Christian School is very grateful for the time these individuals dedicate to pursuing godly wisdom while providing leadership for our school family.

Current School Board members include:


1Board Chairman Dave Sholl, joined the school board in August of 2018. He is a Justice Specialist at Elevatus Architecture and received his architecture degree from the University of Notre Dame. Dave is a member of Blackhawk Ministries and has served in a variety of areas including greeter, small group leader, elder, and in children’s ministry. Dave has a love for children, is married to Susan, and together they have four children, (two are BCS alumni) and ten grandchildren. Four grandchildren currently attend BCS.




Wes Akers is a Physician Assistant with Orthopedics Northeast and joined the school board in August, 2018.  Wes received his Bachelor of Science degree from Huntington College and Physician Assistant degree from St. Francis University . Wes is a member of Blackhawk Ministries and is co-leader of the Grafted Life-Group. He has also served in Neighborlink. Wes and his wife, Abby, are a host family for Safe Families. Wes and Abby have two children, Max and Samuel, both attend BCS.



April HerrmannApril Herrmann joined the school board in 2022. April is a BCS Alumni and attended Cedarville University for her undergraduate degree. She received her MBA from Liberty University. April works for Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana as a Capstone Coordinator for JA Finance Park. She was previously employed by BHM for 9 years in youth ministry and by BCS in various roles in the Intermediate school office along with lunch/recess duty. She is an active volunteer for the BCS auction and other event-oriented activities. She is married to Daniel and has two children who attend BCS, Cooper and Emme. April and her family attend and serve at Blackhawk Ministries.



Rick HulsRick Huls joined the school board in 2021. Rick is a retired music teacher.  He taught 40 years at Jefferson Middle School.  Rick has coached and officiated in volleyball, and also coached track. Rick and his wife, Sheri attend and serve at Blackhawk Ministries. They are staff volunteers for Turning Point Ministries and David Jeremiah.  Rick directs the Brass, Woodwind and String band. Rick has two adult daughters, Pam and Peg, who both attended Blackhawk Christian School.





Andy KlineAndy Kline is married to Candee and they have three children Hailee, BCS
alumni, Emalee, 12th grade, and Karson, 5th grade. They are active members in Blackhawk Ministries, serving in a variety of ways. Andy and Candee own businesses including Lime City Propane and For Goodness Cakes. Andy was raised in a Christian home, but really became committed to serving Christ in his early 20's when his father passed away. Andy believes that we exist to be the hands and feet of Christ and is most happy when serving Him. Andy and Candee send their kids to BCS because they believe in the foundation of how the school was started and what BCS continues to believe in and practice. 


Craig LeichtyCraig Leichty joined the board in August, 2020. He is the Controller at Do it Best Corp. Craig received his Bachelor of Science degree from Taylor University majoring in Accounting / Systems. In addition, he has earned his CPA designation. Craig and his family worship and serve at Emmanuel Community Church, where he has been involved in Upwards Basketball and currently serves as part of the offering counting team. He has also had the opportunity to participate in Leadership Fort Wayne. Craig previously served as a board member at the Power House Youth Center. Craig and his wife, Laura, believe in the positive impact and value of Christian education for students and families. They have one daughter, Leena, is a Junior at BCS. 



Francois MikobiFrancois Mikobi joined the board in August of 2022. He is an electrical engineer and project manager at Cummins, Incorporated, and the Lead Pastor at the International Restoration Church. His wife, Salima, also serves as the worship and children’s ministry leader at the church. Francois and Salima have four children, Deborah, Blessing, Isaiah and Elijah who attend Blackhawk Christian School.





Andy ParkerAndy Parker joined the school board in 2023. He is a financial advisor at Phillips Financial. Andy attended Marquette University and acquired a Bachelor of Science in Finance. Andy and his wife, Angie, are members at Emmanuel Community Church and serve as small group leaders. In addition, Andy serves various other organizations in the community that serve the Lord. Andy and Angie have three children, Kensley and Lainey, who attend BCS, and Brooks who is a future Brave.





Sarah Quick

Sarah Quick is a Clinical Pharmacist, PharmD, with Lutheran Health Physicians and joined the board in 2023. Sarah is a BCS Alumna and received her PharmD at Purdue University. She feels BCS did an excellent job preparing her for a secular university and ultimately her career.  Sarah desires her children experience the same academic efforts with a God honoring foundation at BCS.  Sarah and her husband Micah are members and very active at Blackhawk Ministries. Sarah serves as the Connect Coordinator for women’s ministry, as well as, volunteers in the children’s ministry. Sarah and Micah have two children who attend BCS, Silas and Abigail.



Interested in Serving on Our BCS School Board?

As positions on our School Board become available, we want to consider all potential members of our BCS Family. If you would have interest in being considered for a future position or know someone that you would recommend, please contact Marilyn Knuth at the school office (493-7400 ext 5000) for specific information or click on the link above for an application.