Meet the School’s Board
Covenant is governed by an elected School Board as opposed to a church board or denominational agency. The Board of Directors is elected by our Parent Association and is responsible for hiring a qualified Christian staff, monitoring the finances of the school, and setting school policy.
Individually, Board members also serve as liaisons to the committees that help run the day-to-day and special activities within the school. These committees make recommendations to the Board regarding the planning and implementation of curriculum, fundraising, public relations and marketing, and facility needs. Covenant parents are expected to participate in the committee structure by serving on a committee or helping in a classroom.
If you are interested in serving on the Schools Board or joining a Committee, please contact the Board.
Kane Brolin and his wife Danika have been active in the civic affairs of their community and have served in a variety of ministries in their local church since they chose Mishawaka, Indiana as their city of residence in the year 2000. In addition, the Brolins have been licensed foster parents since 2010 and have adopted three children who come originally from Michiana.
Kane is a self-employed CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner and is the proprietor of Brolin Wealth Management. From a home base in downtown Mishawaka, he provides money management and financial advice to individuals, families, and businesses in 11 different states. Along with the CFP® certification, Kane also has earned the Chartered Special Needs Consultant™ designation and a master’s degree in management from the JL Kellogg School at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.
Having been fluent in Spanish since his late teens, Kane is dedicated to helping the children of Michiana attain a broad-based, multilingual education that will give them the flexibility and open-mindedness essential to building successful lives in the globalized economy of the 21st century. Kane’s other interests include Spirituality, politics, literature, music, disability rights, recreational water sports, and Cross-Country Skiing.
Totally blind since shortly after his birth, Kane is committed to doing everything possible to make sure that blind and print-disabled children and adults can access the tools and training that will enable them to attain equality, opportunity, and security, proving to those around them that it is respectable to be blind. In keeping with this goal, Kane has served as a founding officer of the Michiana Chapter within the National Federation of the Blind since that chapter’s inception in October of 2012.
Member at Large
Elena was born and raised in Southern California. In 1996, she attended Bethel College in Mishawaka, majoring in Elementary Education. Afterwards, she taught in the South Bend Community School Corporation for 10 years. Elena and her husband, Matt, adopted their daughter in 2010 and twin boys in 2015. Elena enjoys being a stay at home mom and Matt is a South Bend firefighter. They attend Epic Church in Mishawaka.
Member at Large
Rob Wallace is the proud father of 3 adorable little daughters who are all enrolled in the Spanish immersion program at Covenant Christian School. He became a follower of Jesus in April of 2000 at a really loud Christian rock concert and later that summer spent a month in Kenya reaching people for Jesus. Rob is a passionate and driven leader of people and processes that promote growth in both the business sector as well as in non-profit organizations. He has a strong desire to see others succeed and accomplish measurable goals while making a difference in the world around us. In his free time, Rob enjoys long-distance cycling, hanging out at Silver Beach on Lake Michigan, and sipping on a LaSalle Hot Chocolate at the South Bend Chocolate Cafe.
Betty is in her 17th year of teaching math to students in grades 5-8 at Covenant. She graduated from Calvin College with a degree in math and German and completed a masters degree from Purdue University in applied statistics. She and her husband Ed have 4 children who all attended Covenant from grades Pre K through 8th. She is a member of Church of the Savior Christian Reformed Church.
Member at Large
Steve Spivey is a Certified Financial Planner and brings 10 years of finance experience to the table. He is a graduate of Bethel College with a degree in Social Studies Education, and was a high school history teacher in a former life. His family (wife, Tara and 2 daughters) attends River Valley Church in Mishawaka. Hannah, their oldest daughter, has been in the Spanish Immersion program for the past three years. Steve believes Covenant is a great asset to the community educating students from a Christian perspective.
Member at Large
Robert A. Wade is a partner in the South Bend and Washington, D.C., offices of Barnes & Thornburg LLP. Bob advises the Board on Legal Issues.
Paul is an investment professional who helps manage the University of Notre Dame’s endowment fund. He graduated with a degree in finance and public policy from Notre Dame as well as an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School. In 2009 he returned to the South Bend area with his wife, Molly, and together they sought out a Christian education that would offer a broader perspective on the world for their children. They feel so fortunate to have found Covenant Christian School, and since 2012 they have been members of the school community. They are now thrilled to have their three girls in the Spanish Immersion program and look forward to their 2 year old son joining next year! Paul, Molly and their children attend St. Joseph Parish in downtown South Bend.
Member at Large
Krista Staley is a part time registered nurse in the recovery room at Allied Physicians Surgery Center. She has been a nurse for 13 years, also having worked at Memorial Hospital. She is an active member of the Ironwood United Pentecostal church, volunteering in the nursery during the Sunday School service. She’s been married to Jeff Staley, a graphic designer, for 13 years. They have two children. Lauren is finishing 2nd grade immersion, and Ryan has completed his first year of pre-K. The Staley family has been part of the CCS family for 5 years.