Welcome, Valley Christian Schools' new Director of Advancement, Christi Stockhaus.
By Extend the Gift
Valley Christian Schools (VCS) is pleased to introduce Christi Stockhaus, who joined the VCS community in August as our Director of Advancement. Christi will lead the development office, manage the Warrior Fund, build parent and alumni communities, and support efforts that advance the mission of VCS and the Quest for Excellence.
Christi brings 20 years’ experience supporting people and organizations to use their talents, gifts, and resources for the greatest potential. Her background includes roles in education, business, and ministry. Much of her work has focused on higher education where she was faculty and served in ministries at Southern Methodist University (SMU) and UC Santa Barbara (UCSB). Most recently, she has been with a Los Altos based technology startup.
Christi and her husband, Jaimeson (a pastor, and VCS teacher in ‘99 and ‘02), moved to San Jose to plant a new church in partnership with Redeemer City to City. The church was preparing to launch when Jaimeson was diagnosed with colon cancer, which took his life a year later. Despite this heartbreaking loss, Christi remained in San Jose with her four young children, confident in God’s love and committed to seeing the Kingdom of God advance in Silicon Valley and beyond.
Stockhaus shared Jeremiah 17:7-8, a verse that she has looked to in her own trials, as a verse to remind our VCS community to not fear the uncertainty of this coming year. “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.”
“I am genuinely full of hope and excitement, 100% confident that, with our trust in God’s love and mercy, the VCS students, community, and the Quest for Excellence will strengthen and advance through these challenges. I am thrilled to join VCS this year, not only as the Director of Advancement, but as a parent as well.” Her oldest sons, Carter and Jackson, are in fourth and second grades this year. Her twins, Savannah and James, who just turned four, look forward to being Warriors soon!