Board of Directors

Laurie Graham

Board Member

Term:November 2016 - June 2019

Laurie earned her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a minor in Psychology from Taylor University.  She has worked part-time for the University of Toledo for over twenty-five years, and also invests time in people and ministry. Her two sons are graduates of Toledo Christian, (K-12 Eagles!) and she loved her time volunteering in a wide variety of capacities at TCS during those fourteen years. Laurie is involved in music ministry at OneHope Church and also serves on the board of Keep Watch, a prayer initiative.

John Harbal

Board Member

Term:December 2015 - June 2019

John Harbal, II was a Bowling Green State University College of Business graduate with a major in marketing and a specialization in selling & sales management.

He was employed ten years with the Colgate-Palmolive Company as a Sales Representative, Area Sales Manager and Regional Sales Training Executive, and spent two years at Airwick Industries as a National Accounts Manager.

In 1985, John joined Impact Products, a family-owned business. He started as the National Sales Manager, moved on to V. P. of Sales & Marketing, and in 2001 became Chairman & CEO of Impact. Between October 2001 and September 2010, the company doubled sales and quadrupled in value. John retired in 2010.

John’s recognition’s include: being a finalist for Ernst & Young’s Northwest Ohio Entrepreneur of the Year Award and he was the recipient of the Entrepreneurial Business Excellence Award for the Davenport-Longenecker Lifetime Achievement Award for Business Advocacy.

John served on the Genoa Board of Education and was President for three years. He served on the Board of Trustees for Bowling Green State University, currently serves on four corporate boards, and has been active in his church and church leadership opportunities as well as in Fellowship of Christian Athletes of Northwestern Ohio.

Lynne Huffman

Board Member

Term:July 2016 - June 2019

Lynne earned her Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Findlay. She has twenty years of teaching experience with ten years spent teaching fifth grade at TCS. She has been married to Todd for over thirty years and is the mother of four children who are all graduates of TCS. She is currently a substitute teacher at Toledo Christian Schools.

Stephanie Johnston

Vice President

Term:July 2016 - June 2019

Stephanie is the President & Partner at R/P Public Relations. Her vast experience includes numerous top executive positions within Owens Illinois over the last eight years including Director of Global Market Development – Specialty Products, Manufacturing Excellence Lead, and Director of Global Commercial Strategic Planning. A proven business builder with a passion for achieving results through collaboration, strategic planning, continuous improvement and team building. Stephanie is married to Dan and they have two children attending TCS, Emma and Cooper.

John Jones

Board Member

Term:July 2016 - June 2019

John C. Jones currently works as the Associate Vice President for Governance Office and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion for ProMedica.  In this role, John serves the entire enterprise, by working to develop boards/committees and to recruit, retain and educate Trustees.  Additionally John seeks to impact the culture of the organization via the talent management function, the elimination of health disparities, providing education in cultural competence and increasing supplier diversity.  Ultimately, the goal is to ensure ProMedica is focused on developing a diverse and inclusive environment, while leading the community toward health equity for all.  John previously worked with ProMedica from 2000 – 2008.

In between his first and second “tours” with ProMedica, Rev. Jones served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Toledo Urban League, Inc. from May of 2008 until May of 2012.  Through solid programming and timely advocacy in areas of education, employment and family enrichment, the Greater Toledo Urban League swiftly became a thought leader in the Toledo Region.

John is a proud alumnus of Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio where he received his undergraduate degree in 1996. He went on to receive the Executive Masters of Business Administration (EMBA) at the University of Toledo in 2013.  He recently completed his Certificate in Diversity Management through the American Hospital Association’s Institute for Diversity.

John has been the recipient of numerous awards, including induction into the 2008 Class of “20 Under 40” for Toledo and recipient of the 2010 Calla Lilly Educator Award from the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. – Beta Gamma Chapter.

He serves the community through several boards and church related organizations, including The Toledo Zoo (Vice President), American Leadership Council, Cherry Street Mission Ministries, Ohio Coalition of Community Schools, State Bank’s Toledo Region Advisory Board, United Way of Greater Toledo’s African American Initiative, Toledo Police Chief Advisory Board, the Ohio Baptist State Convention (Youth Director), and the Ohio New Life  Baptist District Association (Youth Director). He is also a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated – Alpha Xi Lambda Chapter.

Most importantly, John is an ordained minister and serves as an Associate Minister at the Christian Temple Baptist Church under the leadership and pastorate of his father, Rev. Charles E. Jones.  Preaching and ministering since he accepted his call in 1999, John clearly defines who he is through his ministry service and this is the guiding principle for what he does in his professional life. John resides in Toledo and is blessed to have three beautiful children, Naomi Elise, Cathryn Elisabeth, and John Michael.



Brandon Koester


Term:December 2017 - June 2019

Brandon studied accounting and finance at Tiffin University and went on to earn his Masters of Business Administration from BGSU.  He has had the opportunity to hold numerous accounting and finance roles with Owens Illinois, and is currently the Business Unit Finance Manager.

Passionate about serving, he and his family serve and attend at CedarCreek Church.  They also lead a life group for young families, serve at the Vision Kitchen, Salvation Army, and with Junior Achievement.

Grateful to be married to his amazing wife Jennifer, and blessed to have two wonderful children, Karter and Kailey, whom both attend TCS.

David Munn


Term:June 2017 - June 2020

David began his financial services career in 2006 and joined Munn Wealth Management in 2009. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University with a BBA in Finance, he earned the Certified Financial Planner (CFP(r)) certification.

David was honorably discharged from the United State Coast Guard Reserve in 2011. He serves on the Board of Directors of Toledo Christian Schools and is actively involved with Kingdom Advisors & Truth at Work.  Since 2012, he has been chairman for Feed My Starving Children Mobilepack events in NW Ohio that have produced more than 1.2 million meals.  He is a past board member for NW Ohio Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

David is married to Bethany and they have three children, Addison (2014), Audrey (2016), and Hudson (2018) as well as a black lab named Rigley.

Tim Strayer


Term:July 2016 - June 2019

I met Sandy 20 years ago and we have been married very happily for 16 years. We have been part of the TCS family for over 10 years. The decision to bring our children to TC was definitely God’s work. I became close friends with a TC alumnus, who is married to Mrs. Castor, a TCS alumnus, and have a church family that has a strong background of involvement with the school. We became aware of the school, felt a nudge to bring our preschool age twins here, and then wondered how in the world we could afford it. We took the step of faith and God has met the need ever since. We now have 4 children attending Toledo Christian and I cannot imagine being anywhere else.

I am co-owner of a construction company, have served as Secretary of the Building Committee during the rebuilding of our church, and have served as an Elder. I found great joy in leading the college and career group and teaching in other Sunday school classes as needed. I am the director of FCA Soccer Oregon, and have been active with Christian Service Brigade for the 8 years leading up to starting the soccer club.

Baldemar Velasquez

Board Member

Term:July 2017 - June 2020

Baldemar grew up in a migrant farm worker family based in the Rio Grande valley of Texas. Every year, his family would migrate to the Midwest and other regions to work in the fields planting, weeding, and harvesting crops like pickles, tomatoes, sugar beets, and berries. They traveled in trucks and old cars, and often lived in barns and converted chicken coops. The family eventually settled in Ohio, and Baldemar worked in the fields seasonally through his high school years to help support the family. In 1969 he became the first member of his family to graduate from college, graduating from Bluffton College with a BA in Sociology.

Incensed by the injustices suffered by his family and other farm workers, Baldemar founded the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) in 1967. Under his leadership FLOC has set international precedents in labor history, including being the first union to negotiate multi-party collective bargaining agreements, and the first to represent H2A international guest workers under a labor agreement.  Baldemar is an internationally recognized leader in the farm worker and immigrants’ rights movements. His commitment to justice and human dignity have led to recognition by many labor, government, academic, and progressive organizations, including a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship, a Development of People Award by the Campaign for Human Development of the U.S. Catholic Conference, an Aguila Azteca Award by the Government of México, and several Honorary Doctorates from Bowling Green State University, Bluffton University, and University of Toledo. In 2009 Baldemar was elected to the AFL-CIO Executive Council.