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.

Shannon Allen, Chair

TCS Parent

Since the Allen family arrived at Trinity in 2015, Shannon has been an active volunteer at the school, a committed member of the Moms-in-Prayer ministry, and an avid TCS sports fan. She is also a regular volunteer and member of the Board of Directors at the Lamb Center, a daytime counseling center for the poor and homeless in Fairfax. She and her husband Marc are raising four TCS children (one graduate) in Fairfax, Virginia, after calling Beijing, China, and Seattle, Washington home as well. Shannon and her family worship at Alexandria Presbyterian Church.






William Moss, Vice-Chair

Vice President and Controller
General Dynamics Corporation

Mr. Moss is Vice President and Controller for General Dynamics Corporation. He teaches Sunday School at Expectation Church and has four Trinity graduates.







Kyu Jung, Treasurer

Procon Consulting LLC

Kyu Jung and his wife Jennifer, along with their three children, live in Vienna, Virginia.  They have one graduate and two children currently enrolled at Trinity.  They attend McLean Bible Church.  Kyu is the President of Procon Consulting LLC.







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 RightsMrs. Colby graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.A. in American History. She and her husband are the parents of two adult sons who attended Trinity.





Alvin Chun

Counterpointe Solutions Inc.

Alvin and his wife, Christine, have six children – three Trinity graduates and three currently enrolled.  Rev. Chun is the Senior Pastor of NewSong Church in Vienna, Virginia which he planted in 2001. He is also President of Counterpointe Solutions Inc., which he founded in 2005. Mr. Chun serves on several non-profit and ministry advisory boards, including the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, as well as partnering with a variety of businesses.






Steven Chung

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Mr. Chung is a Partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and co-head of the firm’s Corporate and Finance Group.  He attends Open Door Presbyterian Church with his wife, Michelle. He has two children attending Trinity and one Trinity graduate. He has previously served on the Board of Trustees as Chair and Vice-Chair.






Christy Coy

TCS Parent

Mrs. Coy has been an involved parent at TCS for the past seventeen years. She has five children, one currently in eighth grade and four graduates (2012, 2015, 2018, and 2020). She and her family have been active members of McLean Bible Church for the past 28 years serving in various ministries.  Currently, Christy is a small group leader for eighth-grade girls.







Daniel Gilchrist

Chief Financial Officer
AMI Expeditionary Healthcare

Mr. Gilchrist and his wife, Blair, have been Trinity parents since 2003. They have two sons, both TCS graduates. The Gilchrists are long-time members at McLean Presbyterian Church. Mr. Gilchrist is the Chief Financial Officer at AMI Expeditionary Healthcare and is a consultant with Red Rock Business Advisors where he provides financial and accounting expertise to clients in the Washington, D.C. area.






Gret Glyer

Trinity Christian School Alumus '08

Gret Glyer is the founder of DonorSee and has raised over $3 million for the world’s poorest. From 2013 to 2016, Glyer lived in Malawi, Africa where he built more than 150 houses for the homeless and crowdfunded a fully sustainable girls’ high school. Glyer has been featured in USA Today, National Review, HuffPo, Acton Institute, and is a TEDx Speaker. He is the author of If The Poor Were Next Door and lives with his wife, daughter, and son in Springfield, VA.





Nicole Hoplin

Hoplin Jackson Charitable Advisors

Nicole and her husband, Eric, have three sons at TCS.  She is the co-founder and president of Hoplin Jackson Charitable Advisors.  An expert in philanthropy, Nicole helps clients nationwide create more impact with their charitable giving, and, in so doing, makes giving away wealth as joyful and fulfilling as creating it. She is the author of Funding Fathers: The Unsung Heroes of the Conservative Movement and Ten Secrets of Successful Giving.  The Hoplins are active members of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Herndon. 





Michael Hardesty

Corporate Vice President and Controller
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Mr. Hardesty is Corporate Vice President and Controller of Northrop Grumman Corporation. He attends McLean Bible Church and has three children - two graduates of Trinity and a current student in the Upper School.






Craig Maul

Perinatal Information Systems Analyst
Inova Health System

Craig and his wife Denise, along with their two children, live in Fairfax, Virginia, and worship at Redeeming Grace Church. Their son is in second grade at Trinity. His three-year-old little sister can't wait to be a Gryphon one day.  Craig works at Inova as a Perinatal Information Systems Analyst, is also a Co-owner, with his wife Denise, of LOTO Inc.





David Meeker

Principal Analyst

David and his wife, Stephanie, have a sixth grader, an eighth-grader, a Junior, and three TCS graduates (2016, 2x 2021). The Meekers have been a Trinity family since 2011, and they attend Park Valley Church in Haymarket. David is a Principal Analyst with SAIC and volunteers as a Technical Director with Pied Piper Children's Theatre in Manassas.






Julie Phillips

Trinity Parent

Julie and her husband, Dirk, have been a part of the Trinity community since 2009. They have three children currently attending Trinity and one Trinity graduate. Julie has found joy being a parent volunteer, PTO board member, mentor mom, and grade level representative for many of her years at Trinity. Before becoming a mom, Julie received her master’s degree in education from the University of Virginia and served as an elementary school classroom teacher for five years. Julie and her family worship at McLean Presbyterian Church, where the children are active members of the children’s and youth ministries, and the family has been involved with the Capital Fellows Program as both a host family and a mentor for many years.




Amy Turner

Mid-Atlantic Chief Operating Officer

Amy has worked in the healthcare field for over 20 years and is currently a market Chief Operating Officer of a health services company. Amy earned a Master of Business Administration from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Professional Studies from The University of Hawai’i. Amy currently resides in Burke, Virginia, with her husband of 25 years and two children, Alexandra and Jake. Jake will be attending Trinity Christian School this year and will be in the seventh grade. The Turner Family currently attends Fairfax Community Church, and Amy has served as a Sunday School teacher for over ten years.




David Vanderpoel, PhD

Head of School, CEO
Trinity Christian School

Dr. Vanderpoel holds a BA in History from Wheaton College, an MA in European History from Adelphi University, an MAR in Theological Studies from Westminster Seminary, and a PhD in the History of Early Modern Europe from New York University. David has been an adjunct faculty member at Adelphi University and Patrick Henry College. Before coming to Trinity, Dr. Vanderpoel was employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers as the National Human Resources Leader for insurance services. He also served for 13 years as Senior Pastor of the New Hyde Park Baptist Church on Long Island, New York. He and his wife Cyndi have three sons who are Trinity graduates.



Heidi Veldman

TCS Alumni Parent

Heidi and her husband, Ray, have two daughters who graduated from TCS.  The Veldmans are members of Fourth Presbyterian Church in Bethesda, MD.   Heidi is a former educator and currently volunteers at the National Gallery of Art as a Visitor Information Specialist.  She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Center for Christian Studies at the University of Virginia.






Mark Whitaker, Esq.

DLA Piper LLP (US)

Mr. Whitaker and his wife, Kristen, have five children: two in the Upper School and three Trinity graduates (2015, 2018, and 2021). 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 has previously served on the Board of Trustees as Chair, Vice-Chair, and Treasurer.





Thomas Yates, Esq.

Yates Campbell & Hoeg LLP

Mr. Yates and his wife, Kim, have two children attending Trinity.  Mr. Yates’ family are active members of The Falls Church Anglican where Mr. Yates has held a variety of leadership positions including serving on the vestry.  Professionally, he is a partner at Yates Campbell & Hoeg LLP where his law practice concentrates in the area of trusts and estates law.