2021-2022 School Board Members

Board Member Dr. Heidi QuistDr. Heidi Vermeer-Quist, President 
Heidi is a Clinical and Consulting Psychologist at Vermeer-Quist Consulting. She and her husband have three children in Middle School and Elementary at DMCS. Heidi also serves on the board of Vermeer Corporation, Iowa Board of Professional Psychology, and Christ Life Ministries. The Quists attend Meredith Drive Reformed Church where Heidi serves in discipleship and worship ministries.
Steve Durick Board MemberSteve Durick, Vice President
Steve is a Partner at the Peddicord-Wharton Law Firm in West Des Moines. He and his wife Jennifer have four children ranging from Elementary to High School at DMCS. Steve has served as an Elder at Valley Evangelical Church, where his family attends. 
Jim Plagge Board MemberJim Plagge, Co-Treasurer
Jim is CEO of Bank Iowa. In addition to his work on the DMCS school board, Jim serves on the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Government Policy Council and is active in banking organizations.  He and his wife Jane have four children. Their youngest graduated from DMCS in 2017. The Plagges attend Westwind Church.
Kyle Ten Pas Board SecretaryKyle Ten Pas, Co-Treasurer
Kyle is an Auditor and Partner at KPMG. He and his wife Gina have three children attending DMC. The Ten Pas family attends Westkirk Presbyterian Church in Clive.
Angela Clement Board MemberAngela Clement, Secretary
Angela currently works as the Senior Director of Investments for Washington University in St. Louis. Angela and her husband, Jeff, have three sons at DMC in Elementary and Middle School. The Clements are involved at NorthPoint Church where they attend as a family.
Shaun Bennett Board MemberShaun Bennett
Shaun is the owner of Fulcrum Benefits, Inc. He has served as an Elder at Meredith Drive Reformed Church's Bridge Campus, where his family worships. Shaun and his wife Amy have two students in Elementary school at DMCS.
Egbelakin Board MemberAimanohi (Aima) Egbelakin
Aima is a Freelance Marriage and Family Coach, mentoring couples on marriage and parenting. She is a member of the Family Life Coaching Association and is currently enrolled at the University of Iowa to obtain her Master’s degree in Social Work. She is married to Bode and they have three children, two elementary students at DMC and a three-year-old daughter. Aima and her family attend New Hope Assembly in Urbandale. 


nullTodd Goeldner
Todd and his wife, Lorna, are the parents of three DMCS alumnae. Todd's previous board service included the school's transition to our Urbandale campus. Todd works at General Dynamic Information Technology and attends Crossroads Fellowship.

Patti Johnson Board MemberPatti Johnson
Patti is an Assistant Director of Marketing at Principal Financial Group. Patti and her husband Chris have two children in Middle School and High School at DMCS. In addition to her volunteer work at DMCS, Patti serves on the Legacy Pointe Homeowners Association Board. Patti is also a volunteer in the Children & Student Ministry at Lutheran Church of Hope, where her family worships.
Tim Lundberg Board MemberTim Lundberg
Tim is a Physical Therapist with the Veterans Health Administration. The Lundbergs have two students in Middle School at DMCS. Tim also gives his time to Meals from the Heartland, Paralyzed Veterans of America, ALS Walk, as serves as a Power-Life Class leader at Lutheran Church of Hope.
Buck Olsen Board MemberBuck Olsen
Buck serves as the CEO of Foster Group in West Des Moines. Buck and his wife, Laura, have six children--all of whom attend DMC. The Olsen family may often be found around campus or involved in a variety of student activities. They attend Valley Church. In addition to his involvement with DMC, Buck also serves as a board member for Bethany Global and Mid-Iowa Health Foundation.
Carlos Pelaez Board Member

Dr. Carlos Pelaez
Dr. Pelaez is Trauma Medical Director and Critical Care Surgeon at The Iowa Clinic, practicing at Iowa Methodist Medical Center/Blank Children’s Hospital. He is married to Angie and they have two children at Des Moines Christian School. Their family attends Valley Church in West Des Moines.

 

Jason Willis Board MemberJason Willis
Jason is the Dealer Principal at Willis Automotive. He and his wife Lori have three children at DMC. Jason and his family attend Valley Church in West Des Moines.