Board Nominees

Below are the nominations for CSIndy board of directors 2021 elections.

All board member nominees were vetted by the nomination committee. In addition to judging fitness for the needs of CSIndy, the following criteria must be met by each nominee:

  • A believer in Jesus Christ and willing to submit themselves to our statement of faith.
  • In good financial standing with CSIndy
  • Above reproach in their family and business dealing outside of CSIndy
  • Able to commit the time necessary to make CSIndy successful

Voting is open May 30-June 10. See Canvas for the ballot link.

Brian Archer

ArcherMy name is Brian Archer. My wife Amanda is a teacher and we have 3 boys in the program. We have been a part of the program since it expanded to the West campus. We have loved being a part of watching this community grow and take shape. We currently attend Radiant Bible Church in Avon. This will be my 3rd term on the board.

I have experience serving on a church staff before getting my MBA with a Concentration in Non-Profit Management. I currently work as a Project Manager for Sensory Technologies installing high end audio visual equipment for corporations all over the world. I am excited for the opportunity to serve this great community.

Nominated for a 1 year term.

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Chris Carter

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Chris Carter is married to his amazing wife Laurie of 20 years and father to two young men, 18 years old (class member of the first graduating class of CS Indy 2021), 15 years old and one daughter, 13 years old. Chris is an active member at Radiant Bible Church where he serves on the connections team. Chris graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business from Cedarville University and is a business owner and entrepreneur.

Chris and Laurie’s greatest accomplishment is raising all three of their children to love the Lord and pursue Him daily in their own walks with Him. Chris has concern for the direction of our Nation and believes the best way to turn our country toward God is through the hearts of our children as we raise them to be sharp, straight arrows for God and His kingdom. Chris desires to serve on the CS Indy board to strengthen the school’s Biblical focus and to help homeschool families focus on the main priority of turning their student’s hearts toward God.

Nominated for a 2 year term.

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Craig DeBoor

deboorMy name is Craig DeBoor and I am a husband to Emily (17 years) and father of 7 children. My family and I are members of Grace Bible Church in New Whiteland, IN (https://grbible.org/). I currently serve on 2 boards; Restore Old Town Greenwood (https://www.restoreoldtowngreenwood.org/) and Rhetoric (homeschool speech & debate club: https://www.homeschool-life.com/in/rhetoric/).

I operate a team of real estate agents & staff in central Indy area and I’m a business consultant for Tom Ferry International (Real Estate Coaching Company). I have worked several years in Youth Ministry and have a strong desire to see young people come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, at an early age. I would like to be involved in CSI as a board member. As a parent of 7 children (5 currently school age for CSI), I would like to serve with any talents I may have to help usher in a God-honoring atmosphere for our children to get a Christ-centered education by Bible-believing Christian teachers.

Nominated for a 2 year term.

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Joel Gibbons

jgibbons_compressedI grew up, accepted Jesus and was baptized in the church that my parents still attend in the Chicago area. I attended a Christian college, studying to be a pastor. After marrying Rochelle, God changed our path and brought us to Indianapolis and our church home, Traders Point Christian Church.  We applied to TMS and were waitlisted for two years. At that point, we were thrilled to be asked to join the journey that ultimately became the TMS West campus. Now, our kids look forward to seeing their friends and teachers each Monday.

For the first two years of the second TMS campus, I served on the board of directors representing the unique needs of our campus. I am hoping to serve on the board of this new homeschool adventure because I firmly believe that God is moving in this community.

Nominated for a 2 year term.

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Brooke Guerrero

swensonI graduated from Purdue University in 2004 with a degree in secondary English education, and I taught at Heritage Christian School for two years before “retiring” when our oldest son was born. We’ve been homeschooling our four children from the beginning, which has been about 11 years now. The 2020-2021 school year was the first year our family has been a part of CSIndy. We have three boys (D8, UG6, UG4) and a little girl in LGK. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, spending time with my family, and being outside. Two of our boys play basketball for the Indianapolis Northwest Warriors, and I just love watching them play ball! I am currently the communications director for Hoosiers for Life, where I help with copy writing, editing, and other projects. Our family attends Faith Baptist Church in Avon.

Nominated for a 2 year term.

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Gretchen McKinney

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I would like to be considered for a 1 year term at CSINDY. Our family will be beginning our 4th year in the fall of 2021. Maggie will be heading in to the 7th grade and Sheldon in to the 5th grade.

I am married to John and mom to Dylan (26), Gracie (19), Maggie (12) and Sheldon (10). I have an amazing daughter-in-law, Jordan, and 2 pots-of-gold, Dylan Jr (5) and Mason (2). I live in rural Marion County on the southwest side.

I attend church at Mt Gilead which is a non-denominational Christian church. I along with my kids have worked in the nursery for almost 7 years. We have been active at the church for the past 10 years. I am a leader for many community events including Bundle Up Mooresville, VBS and The Giving Tree.

I was a treasurer for 4 years at our previous coop, Greenwood Home Educators in which we were members there for 7 years. (Please don’t ask me to do that again…I haven’t balanced my check book in over 24 years. *insert sweaty face*)

I feel very passionate about the future of CSINDY which is why I would like to serve for 1 year. I am requesting to only be considered for 1 year at this time (with the potential to extend) as I also recently accepted a role on a local advisory team for IsaiahHouse 117. This is a fabulous ministry working to bridge a gap between in the foster care system. As a previous foster family we see a need and I am excited for that opportunity.

If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to reach out. I pray for this community daily.

Nominated for a 1 year term.

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Jason Sole

jasonsoleMy family first became involved 7 1/2 years ago when it became apparent that public schools were not serving our daughter well. For the past 5 years, my wife Kim has taught Latin, and has found great joy in educating not only my daughter, but also the children of close friends, many of whom we met through the program. To say that it has become integral to our homeschooling strategy is a vast understatement.  I have been a member of the board since we launched as CSIndy, and this will be my 3rd term.

I became a Christian right before my Senior year of High School. Not having grown up in a practicing home, it took many years for the Holy Spirit to soften my heart, but as is all things with Him, once he marked me as his, there was no resistance I could offer. Over nearly 30 years, he has seen me through the highs of new faith and spiritual success, and the much richer and intimate lows of grief, pain, and disappointment. He has been, and continues to be, my foundation.

Nominated for a 2 year term.

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Kayla Swenson

My name is Kayla Swenson and I’ve been involved with CSIndy for several years now with photography and the yearbook class. This is my first year with children in the program. I am a passionate advocate for everything CSIndy stands for. I believe in the mission and goal of supporting homeschooling families and discipling children in their relationship with the Lord. I have led several families to CSIndy through word of mouth and through managing csindy’s social media presence. I am new to the program, but proud of what CSIndy is doing for the community and so invested in seeing it continue to grow and thrive with the direction and guidance of the Lord.

Nominated for a 2 year term.

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Chris Weisheim

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I’m a pastor at Radiant Bible Church in Avon. My wife (Jennifer) teaches science at CSIndy. We have three children, ages 14, 8 and 4, all of whom are enrolled at the school. Prior to becoming a pastor, I worked in the aerospace industry as an engineer. My desire is to serve on the CSIndy board to help educate our children in a Christ-centered environment, pointing them to the love of the Lord in their studies, and preparing them to handle their lives biblically.

Nominated for a 2 year term.

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Submissions have been edited slightly to keep the names of children private