"I hope to help business functions to run smoothly so the WCCS team and families can focus on the true goal of raising up disciples. I also look forward to any opportunities God gives me to interact with and support students more directly."
Have you met our new Business Office Assistant, Kristen Kaveloh? We are so happy to have her join the WCCS family. Check out more of her story below and how she feels called to support Christian education behind the scenes!
Position: Business Office Assistant
College & Degree: University of Arizona- Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Development; Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary- Master's in Counseling (in progress).
Tell me a little about you and your family!
I grew up in Tucson, AZ, where most of my family lives. I worked at a Christian school in Arizona for twelve years. Over that time, I held several different positions- teaching assistant, elementary teacher, assistant director, and director. I also have other administrative experience and have worked as an ABA therapy provider for children on the Autism spectrum. I moved here in January 2020 to start the Master's in Counseling program at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and have loved exploring my new home with my two dogs, Sparrow and Riley. We love being in a place where there are real seasons, water, and green trees!
Tells us something that we would be surprised to know about you:
My best friend and I once got lost in Verona, Italy in the middle of the night. We spent several hours driving aimlessly because we couldn't find our hotel and couldn't understand any of the directions we were given!
Describe how you feel God has called you to your particular career path:
When I was in college, I started working at the school where I had attended preschool and Kindergarten as a part-time teaching assistant. At that point, I had no idea that God would use that to redirect the plan I had for my life. I believe Christian educators have a unique opportunity to provide more than a great academic education and that we are called to walk alongside students and their families to help them grow in their relationships with Christ. We get to play a role in raising up disciples who love and live like Jesus, who leave our campus and impact the world for Christ and His Kingdom. I get excited about any part I get to play in that process and am thankful God has called me to WCCS to do so by serving on the business team.
What attracted you to WCCS?
Before I applied at WCCS, I spent time on the website, where I was excited to see how closely the school's mission and philosophy aligned with mine. I could tell there is a passion for Jesus and raising up disciples for His Kingdom that takes first priority but is bolstered by a commitment to providing a well-rounded education. Then I interviewed, loved the team and leadership, and knew I wanted to be part of the WCCS family!
In what particular ways do you hope to shape the learning or spiritual experience of our students here at WCCS?
In my role, much of my job will be behind the scenes, but I know that every task accomplished on campus supports the greater mission. My goal is to reflect the love of Christ in every interaction I have with staff, students, and families.
The WCCS mission statement is “educating students to bless our world as disciples of Jesus Christ”. How do you hope to accomplish this as a faculty/staff member?
I hope to help business functions to run smoothly so the WCCS team and families can focus on the true goal of raising up disciples. I also look forward to any opportunities God gives me to interact with and support students more directly.
What is your biggest desire for each student that walks in to your classroom or office?
My biggest desire for our students is that they know they are deeply loved by God and that He has a calling for their lives, which He has beautifully created and uniquely gifted them to fulfill.