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 (two graduates) 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.







Michael Hardesty, Treasurer

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.






Julie Phillips, Secretary

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.




Alvin Chun

Counterpointe Solutions Inc.

Alvin and his wife, Christine, have six children – four Trinity graduates and two 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 as a Trustee on several ministry advisory boards and non-profit institutions, including the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He is a business mentor and partner for several businesses across the country.






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 one child attending Trinity and two Trinity graduates. He has previously served on the Board of Trustees as Chair and Vice-Chair.






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. 





Kyu Jung

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 Cornerstone Chapel. Kyu is the President of Procon Consulting LLC.







Casey Mattox

Vice President for Legal and Judicial Strategy
Americans for Prosperity

Casey Mattox is Vice President of Legal and Judicial Strategy for Americans for Prosperity and Senior Fellow for Free Speech at Stand Together Trust. Prior to his current roles, he litigated free speech and religious liberty cases for Alliance Defending Freedom and the Christian Legal Society. He and his wife Samantha have two daughters at Trinity and another son who they hope will be a Gryphon one day. They worship with Fairfax Bible Church.





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 third grade at Trinity. His four-year-old little sister cannot wait to be a Gryphon one day.  Craig works at Inova as a Perinatal Information Systems Analyst and is also a Co-owner, with his wife Denise, of LOTO Inc..





David Meeker

Principal Analyst

David and his wife, Stephanie, have three Trinity graduates, a seventh grader, a Senior, and a high school freshman. The Meekers have been a TCS family since 2011, and they attend Park Valley Church in Haymarket. David is a Principal Analyst with SAIC and volunteers with the Crisis Management Team for an orphanage in Haiti, and as a Technical Director with Pied Piper Children's Theatre.






Amy Turner

Mid-Atlantic Chief Operating Officer

Amy and her family, husband Jim, daughter Alex and son Jake reside in Burke, Virginia and have been a Trinity family for over seven years.  Jake will be a freshman at Trinity and Alex will start her college adventures as a freshman at the University of Oklahoma.  The Turners currently attend Fairfax Community Church and Amy previously has served as a Sunday School teacher for over ten years.  Currently, Amy leads product strategy for Cigna and has been in the healthcare industry for over 25 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 attend The Falls Church Anglican. 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 one child attending Trinity and another child who has graduated from 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 and as current Chair of the Finance Committee. Professionally, he is a partner at Yates Campbell & Hoeg LLP where his law practice concentrates in the area of trusts and estates law.