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About the school board

Manheim Christian Day School is a parent-governed organization. Historically, the school was tied very closely with the churches in the Manheim Mennonite District. The Board of Trustees consists of 10 members and meets monthly to give oversight and establish policies for the school. The bylaws of the school stipulates that 6 members must be represented from Anabaptist churches (Brethren in Christ, Church of Brethren & Mennonite). In addition to the Board members, three pastors from the area serve on the Board in an advisory role. The Pastoral Committee nominates board members with affirmation from the patron body. The Board members serve two-year terms with opportunity for re-appointment.



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School Board



Greg Shenk – Chairperson 

Greg has been married to his wonderful wife, Emily, since 2000. They have four children, all of whom have attended MCDS. Two of their children currently attend Elizabethtown Area High School and their youngest child is a current MCDS student. Greg is employed by E.E. Shenk Sons Inc. as a mechanic and part owner. He attends Chiques Church where he currently serves as a deacon. He enjoys fixing & creating things, serving others, and participating in team sports. Greg is honored to be a part of MCDS as a board member and looks forward to see what God has in store for MCDS.   

Garrett Derr - Vice Chairperson

Garrett is an instructional technology coach in the School District of Lancaster and serves over 10,000 students across Lancaster City. This has quickly become his own "mission field" where he can make a difference in student lives and leave a lasting impression. He and his wife, Hannah, are parents to Ava, Hadley, and Ella, who all attend MCDS.

Monica Gehman – Secretary

Monica and her husband, Greg, have been married since 2007. They have four children, all of whom currently attend MCDS. She works part-time at her husband's business, G&G Feed & Supply, in Manheim. Monica attends Crossway Church in Millersville, where she serves on several teams, including women‘s ministry, greeting, and children’s ministry teams. Greg and Monica also serve as Care Group Leaders for their church. She enjoys being creative and working with her hands and using the gifts the Lord has given her to serve Him and others.

Todd Zurin – Interim Treasurer

Todd and his wife, Jess, have been married since 2012 and have two children, Clark and Haley, who both attend MCDS. After working and traveling as an engineer in sports television for 15 years, God used 2020 to redirect him to his current job working locally for a family e-commerce business. Since the job change, it has allowed Todd to be more involved and serve in the kid ministry at their church, Community Fellowship Church and in the same community he grew up in, as a volunteer at the Manheim Farm Show. Todd enjoys trail running, finding solutions to problems and watching football with his family.

Katie Buckwalter

Katie and her husband, Jordan, have faithfully been together since 1999. They have four children, all of whom have been positively impacted by MCDS. She graduated with her degree in Pharmacy and works for several companies part time. Their family is actively involved at LCBC Church. Katie is an advocate for mission work and adoption. She loves to travel and serve others with the resources and talents God has blessed her with. 

Seth Kensinger

Seth and his wife, Diane, have two daughters and three grandsons. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Lehigh University and worked in industry. Seth returned to his alma mater, Manheim Central, to teach chemistry for 23 years. After earning a doctorate in educational leadership from Widener University, he became an administrator at Manheim Central at both elementary and middle school levels. He returned to the classroom in 2017 to teach agriculture science. Seth and Diane are actively involved with the children’s ministries at LCBC Lebanon campus. Serving on the MCDS board is a great opportunity to serve God and our community in a Christian education environment.

Sue Wenger

Sue received a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education (K-6) from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master’s in Education degree from Eastern Mennonite University. She also has a Reading Specialist certificate (K-12). She taught second and then first grade at Penn Manor for 8 years and then used her teaching skills while volunteering with the reading specialist at MCDS and while serving in the elementary and middle/high school departments at Calvary Church, where she is a member. Sue actively serves as an organizational leader and project leader in the Mount Joy 4-H community club. Sue enjoys traveling, skiing, teaching, decorating, and party planning. Sue and John have been married for 26 years and have three children who have all attended MCDS. MCDS has been a blessing to Susan’s family and she is honored to serve as a board member.

Scott Moyer

Scott and his wife Ann both grew up and currently live in Manheim and attend East Fairview Church of the Brethren. Scott received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting from Shippensburg University. He is a Certified Public Accountant, employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and has 34 years of experience serving local, regional, national and global clients, focusing primarily on financial services clients. Scott has been called to serve on the board and leadership of East Fairview Church of the Brethren and several local non-profits that minister to and serve God’s children from infancy, into childhood, youth, young-adult, family and though their senior years. He is honored to be called to serve on the MCDS Board as his father was in the initial MCDS class when it opened and many family and friends that have attended and taught at MCDS.

Caleb Keller

Caleb is a flight instructor at his business, Appalachian Aviators. His heart is to use his career and business to serve and minister to others. Caleb attends Shift House Church with his wife Meagan and their two children, Owen and Kinsley, both of whom attend MCDS. Caleb’s goal is to have a close knit family rooted in Christ.

Andy Beck

Andy and his wife Abby have been married since 2007. They have three children; Brindley, Trace, and Layna. Two of their children attend MCDS. His family enjoys spending time at their cabin in West Virginia and the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Andy earned a Master’s degree in Agriculture Education and is a District Sales Manager for Seed Consultants. He has attended Manheim BIC since 2014.

Andrew Miller – Pastoral Advisor

Andrew has served as a Pastoral Advisor for MCDS for over 40 years. Andrew is married to Naomi. Their 5 children: Lamar, Twila, Donna, Julia and Karen all graduated from MCDS. They have 15 grandchildren. The Millers’ daughter, Julia Nolt, is the 1st grade teacher at MCDS. Andrew served as Assistant Pastor at Erisman Mennonite Church for 40 years and is now retired.

Jay Peters – Pastoral Advisor


The mission of Manheim Christian Day School is to provide a Christ-centered environment where students develop Biblical principles while receiving a quality education.






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