Phoenix Christian Preparatory School Board Members
We here at Phoenix Christian are privileged to introduce our new board of directors. These are experienced, seasoned men who have a long history with our school and who are excited to serve the Phoenix Christian community. You can expect them to govern Phoenix Christian with wisdom, integrity, and transparency. Please pray for our board as they chart the course for our school in the coming weeks and months.
Monty Ortman -- Chairman
Monty graduated from Phoenix Christian in 1967 and served on the board for 12 years (‘90s thru early 2000s). Monty’s wife Anne graduated from Phoenix Christian in 1969. Anne was a Jr. High teacher at Phoenix Christian in the ‘90s. Stephanie, Monty’s daughter, graduated from Phoenix Christian in 1995. Mark, Monty’s son, graduated from Phoenix Christian in 1999 and married a Phoenix Christian alum. Mark served on the board in the mid 2000s for three years. Monty’s father, Dallas Ortman, served on the board in the ‘70s. Monty’s cousins and several nieces and nephews are Phoenix Christian graduates. Two sisters graduated from Phoenix Christian, and one served as a teacher at Phoenix Christian.
Claude (Bud) Allison
Bud served on the Phoenix Christian board for approximately seven years, as well as board service at Paradise Valley Christian School. Bud has three kids who graduated from Phoenix Christian, and married other Phoenix Christian alums.
Bob met his wife Linda (both class of 1966) here at Phoenix Christian. Two of his children graduated from PC as well as a number of siblings, neices and nephews. He currently has two grandchildren attending PC. Bob was the superintendent of Phoenix Christian from 2001 until 2008. Currently Bob is the administrator of West Valley Christian School, a K-8 school in Goodyear. Bob has spent most of his adult life in Christian education and brings a wealth of experience to our leadership team. Bob’s dad, Aubrey Byrd, was the superintendent in the 1960’s and his sister, Connie Williams, taught at PC.
Daryl served on the board for 14 years --two years as Vice Chairman and one year as Chairman. Daryl graduated in 1973. His oldest sister began attending Phoenix Christian in 1955. Seven of Daryl’s siblings are alumni. Daryl’s wife Denise and her two sisters are graduates. Their three children graduated from Phoenix Christian after starting in preschool at Light & Life. His daughter-in-law and son-in-law are also graduates.
Les’s Phoenix Christian roots go way back. His dad, together with Ralph Eaton, several other businessmen, and a couple of church pastors contributed the original funds to start the school. His sister-in-law was in the first four-year graduation class. His brother and sister also attended Phoenix Christian. His son Tyler, and daughter Megan, graduated from Phoenix Christian, as did his daughter-in-law. He previously served on the Phoenix Christian board for seven years.
David Van Hofwegen
The Vanhofwegen family history with Phoenix Christian dates back to the 1970s. David’s five kids graduated from Phoenix Christian, and three of them are married to other Phoenix Christian graduates. David has served previously on the board of Phoenix Christian. He also served as a board member for Trinity Christian College. David’s father, Robert Vanhofwegen, served as a Phoenix Christian board member for many years. David’s brothers and sisters all attended Phoenix Christian
Steve’s parents both attended Phoenix Christian in early 1960s. His dad graduated from Phoenix Christian in 1962. He and his wife Teresa graduated from Phoenix Christian in 1983. All three of their girls have attended Phoenix Christian. Their oldest daughter, Brittany, graduated in 2006. He served on the board for three years from 2000-2003. The Woods have hosted Young Life for Phoenix Christian students in their home for nearly fifteen years and have come to know and love many amazing students over that period of time. Steve’s two daughters, Ashley and Samantha are current Phoenix Christian students. His granddaughter, Faith, is looking forward to joining the Phoenix Christian Class of 2033.
Gena is a proud parent of Allison (a current Phoenix Christian student) and Megan (PC Class of 2014 graduate), and she is married to PC Athletic Director Shane Sluga. Gena had the privilege of previously serving on the PC Board for two and a half years and is honored to have the privilege of serving again. She is a local attorney who practices with the law firm Christian, Dichter & Sluga.