Board Members

Board Members

Troy Brummell

Troy has served as a DCEF board member since 2021. He graduated from Baptist Bible College and has served DCS as a boys basketball coach. His desire is to help ensure the next generation has an opportunity to receive a Christ based education.

Kristie Herdener

Kristie has served as a DCEF board member since 2013. Kristie is the Director of Finance for Damascus Community Church and Damascus Christian School. Her children have attended DCS, and she is a Damascus Community Church member. She oversaw the school auctions from 2013-16 where the paddle raised helped fund DCEF. Kristie has a heart for assisting families through the tuition assistance that DCEF is able to provide each year. She wants to help build the endowment so more families are able to be served each year.

Kristie is married with two children who attended DCS. She enjoys skiing, mountain biking, and paper crafting.

Hannah Rankin

Hannah has served as a DCEF board member since 2021. She graduated with a BA in Communications and advertising from Pacific Lutheran University. Hannah is a 2012 DCS alumni who went on to be the Director of Operations at a local nonprofit. She is excited to use her experience in marketing and digital communications to help DCEF serve more families. She is grateful for her education at DCS and wants more students to be able to experience it.

Hannah is married to another DCS Alum. She enjoys exploring nature, crafting and playing with her pet rabbit.

Dave Wakefield

I was born in Redland, California.  Shortly after, my family moved back to Portland, Oregon.   I became a believer at the age of 9.  I attended Clarkes Elementary and North Clackamas Christian and then graduated from San Diego Christian

Dave has served as a DCEF board member since 2019. Having graduated from George Fox University with a Masters in Administration, Dave has served 30 years in education, including as a DCS Administrator, teacher, coach, and athletic director. His desire is to honor DCEF’s mission to help assist in financial aid for future generations.

He has been married to Rachel for 31 years and has four children who attended DCS, Valerie, Ana, Moses and Noelle. He enjoys athletics and spending time with his family.

Rachel Wakefield

Rachel has served on the DCEF Board since its beginning in 2009. Graduating from San Diego Christian College with a BA in International Business, Rachel is a CFA/CAIA for a small business she owns. Her love of philanthropy combined with being a parent, coach, and teacher at DCS made her the perfect fit to be Chair of the DCEF board. She believes Christian schools teaching young minds to follow Christ and instilling a Christian worldview must be a priority for this generation. She has been blessed by DCS over the years and wants it to continue to be a blessing to many more families in the future. 

Rachel is married and has four children, all who attended DCS. She loves to read, play soccer, play the piano, listen to music, and learn new things.