Last year marked the first year that Eastern Christian School published an Annual Stewardship Report. In that report we celebrated God’s provision and the support of the committed community that made possible all the wonderful things that had transpired in 2015. This year, while we are publishing our second Annual Stewardship Report, we are also celebrating our Quasquicentennial (125th) Anniversary.
We recognize first and foremost, that our mighty God established this school in 1892 and that it is by his power and provision that 125 years later we are holding fast to the mission that you can read on the next page. And while we know that God has made this happen, we also recognize that the work of God is done by the people of God giving according to the will of God. It is because of you, the people of God, that we can report that enrollment is climbing, support is growing, and the mission is being accomplished.
On the following pages, you will find the State of the School report from Executive Director and Head of School, Thomas G. Dykhouse. You will also find reports from each of our campus administrators detailing the news from their campuses. Amazing things are happening here and they are happening because of you.
We are happy to share the annual financial report, including the budget for 2017-2018 which was approved at the Association Meeting on February 22, 2017 and a link to the full auditor’s report for 2015-2016. We are indebted to Eric Fenchel, Chief Financial Officer for the countless hours he and his team have put into the budget and audit processes.
Finally, we honor you, our ministry partners. Because of your deep and often sacrificial commitment to the cause of Christian education we are able accomplish the mission of Eastern Christian School. You will find a listing of the individuals, businesses, churches, and others who contributed to EC in 2016.
Because of you, young men and women are being equipped to engage and transform the world for Jesus Christ. Thank you!
David A. Visbeen
Executive Director of the Foundation for Eastern Christian School