Join us on Monday, May 17, 2021 at 7:00 pm for our bi-annual All-School Board of Trustees Meeting.
Twice a year, the school’s leadership prepares a meeting to report to families about what’s going on. The constitutionally mandated meetings happen in September and May.
At the meeting, brief presentations will address the activities of the school administration, development, finances, as well as the Board itself.
In addition, candidates will be introduced and voted on for vacant board member positions. Each Westlake family may vote once for board members.
The open board meeting on May 17, 2021 will be held in-person in the gym. There will not be a virtual option. Voting (see below) will occur in-person. Childcare will not be provided.
Board Member Elections
Three new candidates are seeking election to the Board of Trustees, and three current board members are standing for re-election at the all-school board meeting on May 17, 2021. Brief bios are listed below, and each candidate will be introduced at the meeting.
Each Westlake family can vote once for each vacant position. In order to vote, you must be present at the meeting on May 17th.
Board Nominee – Amanda Happel
Mandy and her husband, Tim, have been a part of the Westlake family for 3 years. Their children are Madelyn (2nd grade) and Ava (Pre-K).
Mandy has a passion for Christian education and for Westlake. She is active in the Parent’s Association and has supported many events and projects. She is also serving on Westlake’s Development Committee and as a room parent.
Board Nominee – Chad Limones
Chad and his wife, Becky, have been a part of the Westlake community for 3 years. They have two boys; Austin (2nd Grade) and Zac (PK).
They have been members at The Chapel for over 10 years and have served in a variety of volunteer positions. Chad has an MBA in Healthcare Administration and works on the commercial side for a small biotech company. Quote: “I look forward to the opportunity to continue to serve our great Westlake community.”
Board Nominee – Tania Rodriguez
Tania and her husband, Huber, have been a part of the Westlake family for four years. Their daughter, Montse, is in second grade.
Tania has been active in the Parent’s Association and has served as Treasurer for the last year.
Board Member – Kim Lurvey
Kim has served on the WCA Board for the last three years and as Treasurer, she chairs the Finance Committee.
She and her husband, Kent, and their family have been part of the Westlake Family for eight years. Their son, Christian, graduated from Westlake in 2018; and their daughter, Charity, attended Westlake from 2015 to 2019.
Board Member – Joel Sensenig
Joel has served on the WCA Board for the last three years. He is currently serving as Vice-Chair of the board and chairs the Development Committee.
Since moving to Illinois in 2010, Joel and his wife Courtney have had all five of their kids enrolled at WCA. Three have graduated, Jana (2014), Mady (2016), Eli (2019), and two are in High School; Sophia (2021) and Lucas (2023). He retired from the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps in 2015 and is now the Assistant Director of Public Works at Lake County’s Public Works Department and an active member of the Society of American Military Engineers. Joel and his family are members of Christ Church Crossroads in Grayslake and volunteer with the Children’s ministry.
Board Member – Taylor Wilcox
Taylor has served on the WCA Board for the last three years. She is currently serving on the Development Committee and has led our Alumni Outreach initiatives.
Taylor is a Westlake alumna who graduated in 2012. Her brothers, Kaleb and Spencer, also graduated from Westlake in 2006 and 2009. After college, she coached men’s and women’s soccer at Westlake for three years, and she often photographs sports and events for the school. She is a stateside missionary with Wycliffe Bible Translators, working primarily in recruiting and photography, and she also works for and volunteers at her church.