Board of Trustees

Trinity Christian School is governed by an independent, self-perpetuating Board of Trustees. Trinity has been blessed throughout its history with trustees who are well-qualified both professionally and spiritually to provide leadership as the school has grown.

Mark Whitaker, Esq., Chairman

DLA Piper LLP (US)

Mr. Whitaker and his wife, Kristen, have five children: two in the Lower School, two in the Upper School, and one a 2015 Trinity graduate. The Whitakers have attended McLean Bible Church since relocating to Northern Virginia in 2005. Mr. Whitaker is a corporate and finance partner at DLA Piper LLP (US), where he regularly represents domestic and international professional sports franchises as well as lenders in financings involving sports properties. He previously served as Trinity’s treasurer on the Board of Trustees.

Steven Chung, Esq., Vice Chairman

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Mr. Chung is a Partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP and is the head of the firm’s Corporate and Finance Group in Washington, D.C. He attends Open Door Presbyterian Church and helps to lead small groups for married couples with his wife, Michelle. He has three children attending Trinity.

Alan Lee, Treasurer

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Mr. Lee and his wife, Beth, have three children in Trinity's Upper School, and two Trinity graduates attending college. The Lees are members of The Kings Chapel in Clifton, Virginia. Alan is a Banking & Capital Markets partner at PwC and also serves on the Board of Trustees for John Brown University.

Kim Colby, Esq., Secretary

Center for Law and Religious Freedom

A graduate of Harvard Law School, Mrs. Colby is Director of the Christian Legal Society’s Center for Law and Religious Freedom. She has represented religious student groups in two cases heard by the United States Supreme Court and has testified at hearings regarding religious liberty before the United States House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice and the United States Commission on Civil Rights. Mrs. Colby graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.A. in American history. She and her husband, Bob, are the parents of two adult sons, Douglas, a 2008 Trinity graduate, and Robert, who attended Trinity from 1993-2001.

Doug Bath

Chief Investment Officer
NorthStar Realty Healthcare

Mr. Bath and his wife, Kara, were both born and raised in the Vienna area and have attended McLean Bible Church and Vienna Presbyterian Church over the years. They have four children, all of whom attend Trinity. Mr. Bath is a real estate investor for senior housing and healthcare properties and currently serves as the Chief Investment Officer for NorthStar Healthcare Income, Inc.

Kirk Brown

TF Forming Systems, Inc.

Mr. Brown is currently the Chief Executive Officer of TF Forming Systems, Inc. He and his wife, Nancy, reside in Hume, Virginia and attend New Hope Bible Church in Front Royal, Virginia. Mr. Brown has served on the Trinity board previously as vice chairman. Kirk and Nancy have three daughters; the youngest attended Trinity for 10 years.

Christy Coy

Trinity Christian School

Mrs. Coy has been an involved parent at TCS for the past twelve years. She has five children, three of whom currently attend TCS in the third, ninth, and eleventh grade. Her oldest son, a 2012 TCS graduate, was married this past summer and will graduate from college this December, and her daughter, a 2015 TCS graduate, is in her second year of college. She and her family are active members of McLean Bible Church for the past 23 years, serving in various roles and ministries.

Laura Cranston

Executive Director
Pharmacy Quality Alliance, Inc.

Mrs. Cranston serves as the Executive Director of the Pharmacy Quality Alliance. She is active within her church, serving as the coordinator of a ministry that serves the homeless along Route 1 in Alexandria. She also serves on the Board of Governors for St. John’s University in New York and the Dean’s Advisory Council for the University of Notre Dame. Laura and Rob have two sons. Ryan graduated last year from Trinity, and Christopher is in Trinity's Upper School.

Daniel Gilchrist

Chief Financial Officer
Data Matrix Solutions, Inc.

Mr. Gilchrist and his wife, Blair, have been Trinity parents since 2003. They have two sons, one in the Upper School and one a recent TCS Graduate. The Gilchrists are long-time members at McLean Presbyterian Church. Mr. Gilchrist is a consultant with Red Rock Business Advisors where he provides financial and accounting expertise to various clients and is the acting Chief Financial Officer for multiple companies in the Washington, D.C. area.

Michael Hardesty

Corporate Vice President
Northrop Grumman

Mr. Hardesty is Corporate Vice President and Controller of Northrop Grumman Corporation. He attends McLean Bible Church and has three children, all of whom attend Trinity.

David Link

Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO
ScienceLogic, Inc.

Mr. Link is Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of ScienceLogic, Inc., one of the fastest-growing cloud computing software companies in the United States. David has one son attending Trinity, and a second son who is a recent graduate of Trinity. He participates in a number of board and professional tech industry organizations throughout the country.

Dr. Linda Livingstone

Dean and Professor of Management
The George Washington University School of Business

Dr. Linda Livingstone serves as the Dean of The George Washington University School of Business. She and her husband, Brad, who is Trinity’s Dean of Students, live in Falls Church, Virginia. Their daughter, Shelby, attends Rice University in Houston, Texas, where she is a member of the varsity volleyball team.

David Mathewson

Small Enterprise Assistance Funds

Mr. Mathewson is President of Small Enterprise Assistance Funds (SEAF) based in Washington D.C., a global emerging market private equity investment firm. David and his wife Laurie have two children in the Upper School and two recent graduates who are attending Texas A&M and Baylor University. The family has attended McLean Bible Church since moving to the area in 2009 from Vienna, Austria.

Jon Moreland

Director of Sales

Mr. Moreland and his wife, Courtney, have two boys, the oldest of whom is in the Upper School at Trinity. The Morelands have been actively involved in their church community at Shepherd’s Heart Anglican since 2008 and have been part of the Trinity family for four years. Mr. Moreland is currently Director of Sales at Consilio where he sells eDiscovery and litigation support services to law firms and corporations throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

Aaron Renenger, Esq.

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP

Mr. Renenger is a partner in the Washington, DC office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and a member of the firm’s Litigation & Arbitration Group. He attends Alexandria Presbyterian Church with his wife, Christina. Aaron and Christina have three children who attend Trinity.

Steve Smith

Principal Architect
Cooper Carry

Mr. Smith is a Principal with the architecture firm Cooper Carry. He attends McLean Bible Church with his wife, Kelly. They have two children who are both graduates of Trinity. His son, Cason, recently graduated from the University of Virginia while his daughter, Madaline, is a junior at Charleston Southern University.

David Vanderpoel, Ph.D.

Headmaster, CEO
Trinity Christian School

Dr. Vanderpoel is Headmaster and CEO of Trinity Christian School and holds a B.A. in history from Wheaton College, an M.A. in European history from Adelphi University, an M.A.R. in theological studies from Westminster Seminary, and a Ph.D. in the history of early modern Europe from New York University. Immediately prior to his service at Trinity, he held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of American Medical Diagnostics Incorporated. From 1997 to 2001, Dr. Vanderpoel was employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers as the National Human Resources Leader for insurance services. He served from 1984 to 1996 in the pastoral ministry as Senior Pastor of the New Hyde Park Baptist Church in Long Island, New York. Dr. Vanderpoel has been an adjunct faculty member of Adelphi University and Patrick Henry College. The Vanderpoels have three sons who are Trinity graduates.

Ray Veldman, Esq.

Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Leidos, Inc.

Mr. Veldman is an attorney at Leidos, Inc. specializing in corporate governance, securities, corporate finance, and transactions. He was previously a partner at K&L Gates LLP. Ray and his wife, Heidi, have a daughter currently attending Upper School at Trinity, and a daughter now attending the University of Virginia who is a recent graduate of Trinity. The Veldmans are members at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Bethesda, Maryland.


Trinity's Varsity Swim team has been making waves since becoming one of our school's twelve competitive sports teams. This year, Varsity Swim continues to make history.

"This young team has worked hard every day all season to become an incredible force in the conference," said Coach Andy Gingrich.

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