Christian School Foundation Team
Tony Kamphuis, President & CEO
After thirty-one years of experience in Christian education as both a teacher and administrator, Tony Kamphuis still has the passion of a recent convert, having only had the opportunity to attend Christian schools for his last years of high school. Tony fully appreciates how a thoughtful Christian education can have a powerful impact in the lives of individuals and in societies. Tony holds a B.A. from Calvin College, and a Master’s degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. Utilizing his experience in Fund Development, Tony’s goal as the newly-appointed President and CEO is to push the Christian School Foundation to the next level, impacting the world for Christ by equipping Christian schools to thrive.
Henry Koornneef has been serving in the Christian school foundation movement since 2001 when he began as the Executive Director of the foundation effort localized in Niagara. Henry is a fully qualified Certified Financial Planner® with a developed expertise in gift and estate planning. He has assisted many school supporters achieve their charitable estate planning objectives. Henry also understands the uniqueness of the foundation/member school working relationship and continually strives to maximize the potential outcomes of these relationships.
Meghan Van Pelt, Executive Assistant
Meghan Van Pelt is a recent graduate of Redeemer University where she studied History and Political Science. She was employed for several summers at the Peter Turkstra Library at Redeemer. In this role Meghan worked with the Charlotte Mason Digital Collection and introduced her research at the 2012 Childligh USA conference. She was also a contributing author in Essays on the Life and Work of Charlotte Mason. Meghan complete the Laurentian Leadership Program in 2013 where she interned at the Canadian War Museum.
Marlene Bergsma, Communications Contributor
Marlene Bergsma has been a supporter of Christian education since her first child enrolled in 1996. Since then, she has served in a variety of volunteer and paid positions at several Christian schools, helping them effectively tell their stories of kingdom impact. She is also an experienced journalist, having worked for more than 25 years at a daily newspaper in Southern Ontario, and she is a committed church member and volunteer. She likes to run, read, paddle, cycle, hike and knit.
Bill van Staalduinen, Development Advisor
Bill van Staalduinen is an active supporter and promoter of Christian Education in Ontario. After 31 years in the Canadian Foreign Service, including posts in Denmark, the Philippines, Germany, India and as the Canadian Consulate General in Chicago, Bill took his expertise to Redeemer University College where worked for 15 year. At Redeemer Bill provided strategic leadership in marketing and communications, donor development, alumni relations and government relation.