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.

Contact the Board

If you have anything that needs to be drawn to the Board’s attention, please email the Board’s private mailbox: Board@CovenantChristian.School

Alex Pierce

Alex Pierce

President

Alex Pierce holds a B.A. from Northwestern College in Biblical and Theological Studies, a M.A. form Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Systematic Theology, an M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and is a current PhD candidate at the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Theology. Alex and his wife Cassandra have 4 children and are expecting baby #5 in April 2022. They are members at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Mishawaka, IN. Their family has been active members of the CCS community for the past 5 years and Alex currently serves as our Board President.  In his rare moments of free time, he spends it with his family, traveling when he can, fishing and in various sports activities. 

Steve Freddoso

Steve Freddoso

Treasurer

Stephen Fredosso holds a Bachelor of Arts from University of Notre Dame, and MBA from Indiana University South Bend, CPA and works as a controller. He and his wife Claire, have 3 children in the CCS Spanish Immersion program and two little ones at home. They are members of St. Pius X Church. The Fredossos have been active members of the CCS family for 8 years and Stephen serves as our board treasurer. 

Lori Ingwalson

Lori Ingwalson

Member at Large

Lori Ingwalson holds a BS in Business Management from Metropolitan State University, Denver. She and her husband Tom have been married for over 25 years. They have a son in college and a daughter at CCS in her second year in the English program. Their family attends Granger Community Church, their family loves the great outdoors, all extracurriculars water related, and laughing.
Hazel Smith

Hazel Smith

Vice President

Hazel Smith holds a BA in Spanish & Finance from Saint Mary’s College. She and her husband Aaron and their two children worship at Granger Community Church. They have been part of the CCS family for two and a half years with a daughter in the Spanish immersion program and Hazel serves as our board VP. When not busy with her family or her work at B Present Studio, Hazel loves to travel, cook, read and various forms of physical activity. 

Elena Zimmerman

Elena Zimmerman

Member at Large

Elena Weimer Zimmerman is a graduate of Bethel College with a degree in  Elementary Education with a Kindergarten Endorsement. She and her husband Matt have one daughter and twin sons in the Spanish immersion program where they have been involved and committed for the past 6 years.  Their family worships at Epic Church. Elena loves going on dates with her husband, making family memories, connecting with friends over warm drinks and leisurely walks with our pups, enjoying the beauty of God’s creation.  

Melanie McGuire

Melanie McGuire

Member at Large

Melanie McGuire holds a BS in Marketing Management from Grove City College in Pennsylvania. She and her husband Joe have 5 sons, three of whom are CCS students in the English program. They are members at Michiana Covenant Presbyterian Church and have a love of hospitality, conversation, theology and politics and adoption. 
Krista Staley

Krista Staley

Secretary

Krista Staley holds two degrees from Bethel College and is a registered nurse. In addition to serving as a nurse of record for CCS, she also serves at the board secretary.  She and her husband Jeff have two children at CCS and have been an active family in the school community for 9 years in the Spanish Immersion program. The Staleys worship at Ironwood United Pentecostal Church in South Bend where Krista runs the nursery on Sunday mornings and helps coach Bible quizzing. In her rare free time, Krista blesses others by sharing her love of baking 
Sandra Berlin

Sandra Berlin

Member at Large

Sandra Berlin earned her undergrad degree from Bethel University and a Masters from Plymouth State University. She is currently working on a doctorate from Oakland University while also serving as adjunct professor at Bethel University and Education Consultant for SBCSC. Sandra and her husband Steven have four children and have been involved in CCS for two years in the English hybrid program.  The Berlins worship at Gospel City in Granger where they serve in the children’s ministry. They are also involved in various local missions organizations. 
Michelle Sanders

Michelle Sanders

Member at Large

Bio coming soon! 

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