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School Board Members

These men and women are currently serving on our School Board. They would love to hear your stories, questions and concerns about Delaware Christian School. You can easily find them at many of our school events, or simply email them at school.board@dcschool.org.

Bishop “Bish” Adams
Bish was born and raised in the Ashley area of Delaware County where he attended Buckeye Valley Schools before serving our country in the U.S. Air Force until 1973. He and his wife Brenda have been married since 1974 and they have two grown children who graduated from Delaware Christian School. His granddaughters have also attended DCS for many years. Bish’s career in the construction industry spans over 40 years. He was a home builder in both Delaware County and Schroon Lake, NY where his ability to work with his hands and his belief in Christian education served him well in the maintenance shop at the Word of Life Bible Institute from 1984-1987. After returning his family to Ohio, he founded Woodsmith Installation, a custom millwork and metal fabrication and installation company. He has worked side-by-side with his children in the business for 20-plus years and continues to mentor his team in semi-retirement. Delaware Bible Church has been his church home since 1968 and he became a member in 1976. Bish holds to Joshua 24:15, which reads “And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

Beth Costello
Beth received her Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations with a minor in Communications from Ohio Dominican University. Beth met her husband, Tom while in grade school and they were married in 2010. Their sons Hunter and Braxton currently attend DCS. Beth has worked in Marketing, Public Relations and Sales. She was laid off while pregnant with their second child Braxton in 2012.  At that time Beth and Tom felt that the Lord wanted her to stay home with the children.  After four and half years of staying home Beth was approached for a position with Grainger, where she is currently employed as an Account Manager. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family. They enjoy camping, cooking out, being outside, working on their home and working out. Beth has always known the Lord and has always had the peace of God in her heart. In her twenties she was saved and gave her life to Christ. She attends Zion Christian Fellowship in Powell with her family. Her favorite bible verse is Ephesians 3:20 “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.”

Bart Hughes: President
Bart was born in Delaware, Ohio but spent his elementary and middle school years in Circleville. He moved to a Pickaway county farm while a freshman in high school. He met his wife, Beth, in junior high school and they were married in 1988. They have two adult daughters who are DCS alumnae. He worked as an agricultural equipment mechanic and was a department manager for many years. He is currently working in the industrial automation industry. He became a Christian when he was 19 years old and has been seeking to walk with the Lord ever since. His family has attended Delaware Bible Church since 2002. He taught Sunday School, and has helped with VBS and men’s ministry. He has served on various church committees. Currently, he is serving on the DBC Elder Board. His favorite Bible verse is Colossians 3:23, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.”

Al Keim
Alan Keim, graduated from Cedarville College in 1968 with a Bachelor's degree in Education and also acquired a Master’s degree in Elementary Administration and Supervision from Kent State University in 1972. Alan has just retired in 2018 from teaching elementary school for forty-nine years. Forty-three of those years were in Christian education. He has a real love for Christian education. Alan married Virginia in 2005 and are members of Delaware Bible Church. Alan came to know Jesus as his Savior when he was ten years old. Some of his favorite verses are Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths."

Keith Langton
Keith and Catherine were married 2 days before Y2K (for those of you who remember it) and have 2 children, Elyse and Adelyn, who attend DCS. Keith attended Bob Jones University, where he met Catherine, and received his Bachelor of Science in Financial Management in 1999. He then moved to Central Ohio to pursue a career in mutual fund accounting. In 2003, Keith transitioned to IT management and support and has worked in data center provisioning for Citigroup here in Delaware since 2011. Keith and his family have attended Delaware Bible Church since 2004, where he served on the DBC Finance Committee until joining the School Board earlier this year. They are actively involved in personal ministry through hospitality to international students at OSU and OWU by opening their home for meals and housing, transportation, English conversation partnerships, and a weekly large group Bible study in Clintonville. You can often find Keith playing soccer with a group of international students at Mingo Park, Edwards Gym (OWU), or the DCS gym. Since working at Northland Camp in the summer before his senior year in college, Keith finds encouragement in Psalm 139, especially verses 7-10: "Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me."

Jill Martin
Jill graduated from Ohio University in 1979 with a Bachelor's Degree in Education. It was at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio where she came to know and accept Jesus Christ as her personal savior. After marrying her husband, Russell Martin in 1980, she continued teaching fifth grade. After Russ was hired at the Delaware Police Department, Jill accepted the position of fifth grade teacher at Delaware Christian School and the couple began attending Delaware Bible Church where they continue to worship currently. In 1982, their first son was born and Jill took time off to enjoy being a mom and to pursue certification in Multi-handicapped and Learning Disabilities. From 1984-1991 she worked part-time for Delaware City Schools as an SLD tutor. When their son, Nolan, was in fifth grade and daughter, Alexandra, was in the second grade at DCS, Jill began teaching special needs  students and continued through 2003. After Alexandra's graduation from DCS in 2005, Jill was hired at Olentangy School District as an Intervention Specialist and continued working with children with handicaps completing 30 years of teaching in 2015. Jill counts it a privilege to help assist her elderly parents who continue to live somewhat independently, enjoys Wednesday morning ladies' Bible study, and gardening, privately tutors, and supports her husband as the Delaware County Sheriff. Jill's favorite Bible verse is Romans 8:28, "And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those whoa re called according to His purpose."

Tracy Pearch
Tracy was born and raised in Marion, Ohio and moved to South Carolina after high school to pursue a degree in Exercise Science from Furman University. While in the south, she also earned graduate degrees in Exercise Physiology and Public Health and met her husband Seth who is a Clemson alumnus. They were married in 2002 and worked in South Carolina for several years before moving back to Ohio. They currently reside in Delaware and have two girls who are both in middle school at DCS and have attended since kindergarten. Tracy has worked in different areas of individual and employee wellness over the years, but her greatest career achievement is being able to be home with her two girls and to help maintain their household. She is passionate about people and loves to volunteer – at the school, at area hospitals, at her church, and at other community agencies in Delaware. Her family’s favorite volunteering role is raising puppies for Canine Companions for Independence – so many cute puppies! In her free time, Tracy enjoys being active, spending time with her family (and their 4 dogs!) and being outdoors. She loves the Lord and is so thankful that her girls get to attend a school where they learn about and engage in a true biblical worldview. Her favorite verse is Galatians 5:22-23: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”

Jesse Vergara
Jesse was born in Lorain, Ohio and is the eldest son of parents who served as a Minister and Music leader in various churches. The focus of their ministry was in planting mission churches in various locations throughout Ohio, serving English and Spanish speaking residents. Jesse moved to Columbus in 1994 and received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a track in Operations from DeVry University, and earned his MBA from Franklin University. Jesse met his wife, AnnMarie while both working at Safelite Auto Glass and married in 1999. The Lord blessed them with their son Anthony, who is currently an 8th grader at DCS and has attended DCS since the sixth grade. Jesse has worked in business and technology for many years and works for Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company as a leader and Director in Digital Product Management. Jesse has a passion for serving others and is in his sixth year on the Nationwide Activities Association board, where he has been the Treasurer, President and currently serves as a mentor to new board officers. In his spare time, Jesse enjoys spending time with his family, attending Major League baseball games, boating, fishing, volunteering, and is a life-long learner. Jesse is fortunate given his upbringing and has always had positive role models that helped him understand the importance of knowing Jesus and having a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior. He was saved at eight-years old at a Seneca Lake youth retreat and life has never been the same. Jesse and his family attend Delaware Christian Church and his favorite bible verse is Philippians 4:13 (ESV) “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”

Nathan Weller
Nathan Weller is a graduate of Otterbein University, The Ohio State University and Ashland Theological Seminary. While preparing to attend seminary he proposed to his wife Holly, whom he met at church, and hasn't looked back! After 10 years of working in insurance at Nationwide he accepted a call to pastor a church in Pennsylvania. Four years later, he and his wife Holly and their growing family accepted a call to pastor a church in Lewis Center, Ohio. While there, he led a capital campaign, a building campaign and oversaw the transition of the church from a rented space in a warehouse into their new, permanent home. After moving into the new facility, Nathan sensed the Lord was calling him in a new direction and left pastoral ministry and returned to the world of insurance. He now works for a new insurance company, Root, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. In addition to his job, Nathan is a police chaplain with the Perry Township Police Department and a contract writer for Ministry Pass. He and Holly have five children: four girls and one boy. The oldest child is a freshman at OWU and the youngest is under 2. The middle two attend DCS. Holly and Nathan both love DCS because their children are getting a well-rounded high quality education in a loving environment. He has two favorite verses: Galatians 2:20 and 1 Corinthians 10:31.