The governing body of Belleville Mennonite School is made up of the Board of Trustees. Listed below are the board members.
To contact any board members, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phil Weaver, Chairman:
Phil and his wife, Lori, send their four children to BMS. He has served on the Finance Committee and the Auction Committee here at the school. Phil and his family attend Locust Grove Mennonite Church.
Scott Pauchnik, Vice-Chairman:
Scott and his wife, Lydia, have three children attending BMS. Scott manages FedEx's state and local government affairs effort in PA, MD, DE, OH and WV. He has a bachelor's degree in political science from Slippery Rock University. He and his family reside in McClure, and they attend Calvary Bible Church.
Maria Groff, Treasurer:
Maria is a 2005 graduate of BMS, graduated from South Hills with a degree in office administration, and was employed as Business Manager at BMS from 2010 until 2015. She and her husband Matt (class of '03) operate a small dairy farm in Whitehall while raising their 3 young children, two who are enrolled at BMS, and attend Allensville Mennonite Church.
Jill Ammon, Secretary:
Jill and her husband, Mike were led to BMS after praying about where to send their son Clay (currently in 11th grade). Jill has served as the Elementary librarian and helps in many other areas at the school including most recently as a part of the parent’s prayer group and the Athletics Committee. Jill's family attends Calvary Bible Church.
Christine Baker is a 1981 graduate of Penn State University. After teaching in the public school system for five years, Christine joined the faculty at BMS in 1992 and taught at BMS for 25 years, retiring in 2017. Christine is married to Mr. Chris Baker, they have two daughters who graduated from BMS in 2003 and 2005, and seven grandchildren. Christine and her family attend Calvary Bible Church where she teaches Sunday school for children in kindergarten – second grade and assists with Wee Worship for 4 – 5 year old children. Christine is passionate about Christian education and understands that supporting Christian education is vital, especially in today’s culture.
Kate (class of '02) and her husband, Andrew, who had both attended BMS, are firm believers in standing for Biblical truth and making sure their children are being taught Biblical truths at home, school and church. They are so thankful for the way that BMS has reinforced the Christian values and Biblical worldview that they teach at home, and they want to see BMS thrive and continue to be an option for families in our area who want a Christian education for their children - Lucas (3rd grade), Matthew (1st grade), and Abigail (Kindergarten).
Nelson is married to Vanessa Peachey, and they have three children, Alayna (7th grade), Xander (4th grade), and Liam (Kindergarten). Nelson and his family attend Locust Grove Mennonite Church, he has served on the BMS Golf Committee and is very connected to the local business community, which allows him to offer insight and expertise on organizational business and what it takes to make a business successful.
Valerie (class of ‘01) worked at BMS for 10 years as the Development Director and is currently a Communications Strategist with Geisinger Health System. She and her husband Andy have 3 children enrolled at BMS (Leah, 9th; Alex, 6th; and Ethan, Kindergarten). Val appreciates serving on the board and using her experiences to focus on exploring new ideas and offering solutions for ways BMS can continue to grow and thrive.
Jennifer's three children attend BMS (12th, 11th, and 9th grades). Jen has a Master of Physician Assistant science degree from St Francis University and is a family practitioner with Mount Nittany Physician Group.