District Administration

Ken Townsend : Head of Schools

Ken Townsend

Head of Schools

Pepperdine University
Talbot Theological Seminary
Grace College

Dr. Townsend brings to Cascade Christian High School over 30 years of experience working in the education industry. He served as the Northwest Regional Director of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), one of the organizations that GCCS receives its’ accreditation through. He brings exceptional training and experience in Christian schools including many years as a Christian school principal and five years as Superintendent at Nampa Christian Schools in Idaho. Following this, he accepted a position in 2005 as Associate Director of the before-mentioned ACSI. He retired from ACSI in 2017, after serving the final eight years in the Regional Director position and spent the past year as an executive coach/consultant to ACSI member schools. In addition, Dr. Townsend served 28 years as a chaplain in the United States Air Force Reserve, entering as a chaplain candidate in 1978 and retiring as a colonel in 2008. He is a lifetime member of the Military Chaplains Association. He and his wife, Vicki, recently relocated from Vancouver, Washington, to be closer to his family; one of which is an identical twin! Dr. Townsend enjoys golf, has climbed over 14,000', jumped out of a plane, dived the Pacific Ocean, rafted 225 miles of the Colorado River (with his wife), and traveled to Australia, Asia, Southern America, Europe, Central America and numerous islands in the Pacific. He and his wife are attending Cornerstone Church.

ktownsend@gracechristian.org
Tim Dexter : Secondary Principal

Tim Dexter

Secondary Principal

Master of Science in Education, Southern Oregon University

Before joining Grace Cascade Christian Schools' administrative team as the Principal for Cascade Christian Middle School in fall 2017, Mr. Dexter served as Principal in the Prospect School District for four years. For the 2019-20 school year, Mr. Dexter's duties have expanded to become CCHS Principle as well. Prior to that Mr. Dexter was a Physical Education/Health teacher, Athletic Director, and coach for seven years in the Eagle Point School District. He and his wife, Vanessa, have two children.

tdexter@gracechristian.org
Tim Teterud : Early Learning and Elementary School Principal

Tim Teterud

Early Learning and Elementary School Principal

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with Minor in Bible, University of Great Falls
Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies, Big Sky Bible College

Mr. Teterud has been in the education industry in several capacities since 1984, and has worked with Grace Christian School for almost one half of that time. In addition to his degrees listed above, Mr. Teterud has studied at Western Baptist Seminary for one year toward a Master of Science in Church Music. Mr. Teterud has been married since 1983 and has three adult daughters who all graduated from Cascade Christian High School and are successful leaders today! He enjoys spending time with his family, walking, and working in his yard. He loves to sing and play the piano. He enjoys taking photos and loves the Oregon Coast. He and his wife attend First Baptist Church of Medford.

tteterud@gracechristian.org
Dave Fennell : Director of Advancement

Dave Fennell

Director of Advancement

IAL, Southern Oregon University
Master of Arts in Exercise, Azusa Pacific University
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, San Diego Christian

Mr. Fennell first joined Grace and Cascade Christian Schools in 2004 as the Athletic Director. His current role is Director of Advancement, as well as the high school fly-fishing instructor. He and his wife have been married since 2004 and they have three boys. Mr. Fennell enjoys reading, fishing, martial arts, camping, surfing and spending time with his family. He and his family attend Jacksonville Presbyterian Church where he is also involved in the Mega Sports Summer Camp and a weekly core group.

dfennell@gracechristian.org
Casey Mayben : Secondary School Advisor

Casey Mayben

Secondary School Advisor

Bachelor's in Education, George Fox University

Mrs. Mayben joined Cascade Christian High School as an ELA teacher in winter 2016. In fall 2016 she was also appointed the Association of Student Body (ASB) Adviser and in 2017 she began teaching a course in Leadership for all students who are a part of the ASB and for class officers. Mrs. Mayben and her husband have two daughters, of which one currently attends CCHS. When not in the classroom, Mrs. Mayben enjoys watching her daughters play sports: volleyball and soccer.

cmayben@gracechristian.org
Nate Mayben : Athletic Director/ Secondary Dean of Students

Nate Mayben

Athletic Director/ Secondary Dean of Students

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary (Business/Education), Corban University

Mr. Mayben attended Grace Christian School his pre-kindergarten through Grade 6 school years.  Mr. Mayben brings years of experience in coaching, teaching and as dean. Mr. Mayben and his wife, Elizabeth, have been married since 2006. They have two children. Mr. Mayben enjoys golfing and attending sports events. He enjoys spending time with extended family whenever possible. He is currently the Manager for the Medford Mustangs. He and his family attend Cornerstone Christian Church.

nmayben@gracechristian.org
Terry Roehl : Assistant Principal of Elementary

Terry Roehl

Assistant Principal of Elementary

Master's in Education, Azusa Pacific University
Bachelor of Arts in Education, Point Loma Nazarene University

After teaching fourth grade for three years in San Diego, Mr. Roehl moved to Medford and has been with Grace Cascade Christian Schools since 1981. During that time, he taught various classes from Grades 5 to 12, as well as being yearbook advisor, athletic director, administrator, coach, and on-call sound technician. He and his wife, Kathy, have two adult children who both attended Grace and Cascade from Pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Their five grandchildren are all students at Grace Cascade Christian Schools. Mr. Roehl enjoys camping, fishing, golf, photography, playing guitar, and all manner of electronic gizmos. He and his wife attend First Baptist Church of Medford.

troehl@gracechristian.org

District Support Staff

Kristin Eaton : Human Resources Coordinator

Kristin Eaton

Human Resources Coordinator

Bachelor of Science, Bible and Interdisciplinary Studies, Eugene Bible College
Master of Arts, Teaching, George Fox University.

Mrs. Eaton joined the Grace Cascade family in 2019 to serve as Human Resource Coordinator. Mrs. Eaton has been married to her husband John since 2010. The couple have two children- Caleb and Hannah. She and her family attend Living Waters Church, where she is involved with the worship team. Mrs. Eaton enjoys playing music, garage sales and thrift shopping, hosting parties, and traveling with her family.

keaton@gracechristian.org
Sara Bailey : Admissions Assistant/Volunteer Coordinator

Sara Bailey

Admissions Assistant/Volunteer Coordinator

sbailey@gracechristian.org
Matthew Sha : CORE IT Assistant

Matthew Sha

CORE IT Assistant

mattsha@gracechristian.org
Dan Bashore : Facilities Coordinator

Dan Bashore

Facilities Coordinator

dbashore@gracechristian.org
Ray Cuellar : District Campus Security / School Security Officer

Ray Cuellar

District Campus Security / School Security Officer

Mr. Ray Cuellar (“Kway-ahr”) is the campus security person for the Cascade Christian campus, which is home to our middle and high schools. A graduate of the Oregon Police Academy, Ray has extensive experience and training in public safety. Ray has recently relocated to the valley after a successful and lengthy career in law enforcement with the Prineville Police Department. He and his wife are pleased to move where they can be nearer to family (and grandchildren).

 

rcuellar@gracechristian.org
Nancie Garris : Print Shop, Substitute, Facilities Assistant

Nancie Garris

Print Shop, Substitute, Facilities Assistant

ngarris@gracechristian.org
Becky Griffin : Development & Marketing Coordinator

Becky Griffin

Development & Marketing Coordinator

bgriffin@gracechristian.org
Jim McCoy : Communication/Marketing Assistant, Broadcasting Teacher

Jim McCoy

Communication/Marketing Assistant, Broadcasting Teacher

Bachelor of Science in Communications, Southern Oregon University

Mr. McCoy brings to Cascade Christian High School over four decades of experience in media. Prior to joining the GCCS staff, he had been the play-by-play announcer on the radio for Challenger athletics since 2009. He is proud to be a  Cascade Christian High School alumnus, having been a part of the second graduating class in 1982. He is a four-time OAB "Sports Announcer of the Year, Non-commercial Division" recipient. When he is away from broadcasting he enjoys being outdoors, making music, and watching his kids sporting and musical events. Mr. McCoy and his wife, Lynne, have been married since 1995 and they have three children. Their family attends Community Bible Church - Central Point, where Mr. McCoy is involved in various capacities of worship: singer, guitarist, percussionist, and worship leader. He is also involved in the men's ministry, and also serves as assistant coach for the Challenger boys soccer team, as well as the middle school track team.

jmccoy@gracechristian.org
Michelle Payne : District Food Service Manager

Michelle Payne

District Food Service Manager

Certified Pastry Chef
San Diego Culinary School

Mrs. Payne has been serving at Grace Cascade since 2012. As you might guess, she enjoys cooking, baking, and gardening. She also can't go a day without listening to music, and there's always music playing at Holy Joe's.

Mrs. Payne has been married to her husband Johnny for 30 years. They have three grown children- Rachel, Maeve, and Declan - plus two dogs, Leia and Remy. She attends Heritage Christian Church in Medford.

mpayne@gracechristian.org
Kris Smith : Finance Manager

Kris Smith

Finance Manager

ksmith@gracechristian.org
Mandy Waits : Administrative Assistant to Head of Schools

Mandy Waits

Administrative Assistant to Head of Schools

Mrs. Waits is the Director of Women's class at Medford First Church of the Nazarene, where she attends church with family. She was formerly the Media/Promotions Chair for the valley-wide Word for Women organization. She has a personal history with Grace Cascade Christian Schools, having attended Grace Christian her 4th-8th grade years. She is married to Drew Waits, who teachers the Cascade Christian High School Trades Academy - Plumbing and Welding. They have three boys - Austen, Colton, and Bowen. Her hobbies include creating digital art, such as photos, posters, and postcards. She also loves the outdoors, spending time at the beach or lake.

mwaits@gracechristian.org
Traci Williams : Accounts Receivable/ Tuition Manager

Traci Williams

Accounts Receivable/ Tuition Manager

Mrs. Williams has been with Grace Cascade Christian Schools since 2000. She and her husband, Dan, have been married since 1987. They have two adult daughters, Jenna and Kristen, and one granddaughter. Mrs. Williams loves animals and has been volunteering at the Southern Oregon Humane Society since 2008 where she walks and socializes dogs. She attends First Church of the Nazarene where she helps to facilitate women's Bible studies (usually Beth Moore) on Wednesday nights.

twilliams@gracechristian.org

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