Board Members

Board Members

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 College with dual majors in Education and History. At San Diego Christian, I met my beautiful wife Rachel.  After graduation from college, I worked for North Clackamas Christian as a teacher, coach, athletic director and administrator. In 1998, I returned to school at George Fox to complete my masters in Educational Administration. Over the years, I have juggled home remodeling and educational involvement at Damascus Christian School. God has led me to serve as a teacher, athletic director and administrator while my kids were in attendance at DCS.  I began my involvement with DCS in 2000 and our family also became involved at Damascus Community Church. My summers are busy with home improvement projects, basketball summer leagues, and various athletic director responsibilities. My wife and I have been married since December of 1990 and have 4 children. In our spare time, we love to spend time in the outdoors and playing tennis.  One of our main ministries is coaching women’s basketball. God has blessed us by allowing us to coach and influence many players over the years. I thank the Lord for all the opportunities He has given to me and my family.

Rachel Wakefield

Rachel Wakefield has four children who attend(ed) Damascus Christian School (DCS). She and her husband have coached the DCS High School Girls’ basketball team since 2000. She has a heart to see all aspects of the ministry at DCS thrive. Specifically, she desires that financial assistance would be available to those families who lack the means to afford a Christian education for their children. Rachel Wakefield is a partner and portfolio manager at Summa Global Advisors, LLC, a local investment advisor. Rachel graduated summa cum laude from Christian Heritage College (now San Diego Christian College) with a B.A. in International Business.

Kristie Herdener

My name is Kristie Herdener. I started working at DCC as a custodian and was later hired in the finance office in 2013, where I currently work as the school’s bookkeeper. I am married to my wonderful husband Scott, and we have two sons, Andrew and Zachary. Andrew graduated from DCS in 2015, and Zachary will graduate from DCS in 2024.  Our family has been involved with DCC since about 2004. Scott and I prayed about opportunities that we could serve together, and in 2018, we were able to serve on a mission team to Puebla Mexico. That led to serving together as co-facilitators in a weekly small group through DCC and to be a part of a Barnabas team for missionaries DCC supports in Puebla. I love to spend time with my family riding mountain bikes in the summer, hiking, downhill skiing, snowmobiling, camping and relaxing by the campfire at home – while roasting marshmallows of course.

In my free time, I enjoy making handmade cards for friends and co-workers and scrapbooking. I love planning parties and theme events – it is a great combination of organizing and having a creative outlet. I love all things Disney, but when choosing just one favorite character, it would be Goofy. He is kindhearted, devoted to his friends and family and just likes to have fun and enjoy life.

I am thankful to be here at DCC/DCS both as an employee and parent. I appreciate having a Christ- centered atmosphere to work in, where we can support each other in prayer with requests and praises. I love to hear the student body worshiping in chapel from my office. I look forward to interacting with the students when I get the chance – in the halls, in the classrooms or on field trips. Scott and I look forward to serving together by cooking for Outdoor School with the 6th graders each year.

Ty Garo

Troy Brummell

Hannah Rankin