Meet the Board

We are very thankful for our board members. We especially appreciate all the hard work and investment that they put into the school both financially and spiritually. 

David Chown

David Chown is the president and owner of Chown Hardware, a 130 year old Portland family business. He is a graduate of Stanford University and Portland Bible College. David and his wife Judy have attended Mannahouse Church for over 30 years and are the proud parents...

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Marc Estes

Marc and his wife Susan serve as lead Pastors at Mannahouse Church (formally City Bible Church) in Portland, Oregon.  Also Marc is President of Portland Bible College and President of the CBC Global Family. Marc is sought after for his casual, humorous approach and...

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Tim Nashif

Tim Nashif is currently the CEO of Gateway Communications Inc. and the Hoffman Research Group located in Portland, Oregon.  Gateway Communications specializes in Printing, Direct mail, Direct Mail Marketing, Corporate and Political Research and Tele-Communication...

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Steve Scheidler

As a youth, I attended a local Christian elementary school which closed the end of my 7th grade year due to lack of support from the local churches in the area that had been responsible for its covering and vision. Therefore, I spent my 8th-12th grade years in a...

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Miriam Trolese

Miriam has been on staff at Mannahouse since 2000 when she came to PBC from El Salvador. In 2002 she married Ben Trolese and their two greatest disciples and joys are David and Marissa, their two children, both of whom have been at CCS (MCA) since preschool. Miriam...

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Mike White

Michael White is President and co-owner of Gateway Communications Inc,in Portland, Oregon. Founded 1990, Gateway Communications provides marketing, printing, design and mail services to a number of Northwest corporations and non-profit organizations. White is also the...

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Why MCA?

What Others Are Saying About MCA!

Positive and Uplifting

I really like that the atmosphere is positive and uplifting and that there is a positive peer pressure.

One On One Time

I am thankful for the size of the school, because of the one on one time with the teachers.  At this school the teachers have time to help you out and they even know your name and care about you.
Student For 8 Years

Safe and Secure

I love dropping them off everyday into the atmosphere and culture at City Christian School.  I do not worry about them like I did at the public schools.  I know they are being attended to and that they are safe and secure.
Parent – Barbara

Rewarded for Diligence

My kids are challenged and stretched by the academic standards… they are rewarded for diligence and working hard…My children are genuinely happy and they look forward to going to school every day!
Parent – Jacob

Reinforce the Values

As a parent I appreciate that City Christian School teachers have helped to reinforce the values our kids have been taught at home.
Parent – Shirlee

Wealth of Knowledge

My eldest child has gone on to college with a wealth of knowledge, which has allowed her to receive an academic scholarship.
Parent – Luann

Great Friendships

City Christian School has contributed greatly to our son’s education, his spiritual growth and the ability to take part in music as well as forming so many great friendships.
Senior Parents

Huge Progress!

My son has made huge progress during the last year.  In his character he has learned so much…. He wouldn’t have progressed as far as he has without the love, support, and mentoring he has received from the staff.
Parent Casey

Generation of Leaders

City Christian School is not only academically able to raise up the next generation of leaders, but also spiritually able to show a role model of Christ through the lives of the teachers and the staff.
Parent – Keith

Day Starts With Prayer

We love the fact that our children start the day with prayer and the fact that they are involved in chapel.  We can see a difference from the public school environment.
Parent – Susan

Most Profitable Investment

Over the last several years, my most profitable investment has been in City Christian School. The benefits gained are immeasurable from a school that speaks, guides and teaches with the same foundation as our home.
– Alumni Parent


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