About

Staff & Board

Statement from

Ryan Wood

School Principal/CEO

Welcome to RJC High School!  As Principal of RJC I have the privilege of working alongside some of the finest students, staff, and supporters of my career.  Their supportive presence combined with RJC’s mission to prepare leaders for lives of faith, service and peacemaking gives me the energy to do my job each and everyday.  What is my job? To, in turn, support students and staff as they pursue their goals. It is truly an honor to work at RJC, and to witness firsthand the difference an RJC education makes.  I hope you consider joining our supportive and vibrant school community.

Meet our Staff

Administration Office

Natalie Neufeld

Natalie Neufeld

Communications & Facilities Assistant

Alex Tiessen

Alex Tiessen

Director of Admissions & Development

Myrna Wiebe

Myrna Wiebe

Administrative Assistant

Margo Willie

Margo Willie

Business Manager

Ryan Wood

Ryan Wood

Principal/CEO

teaching staff

Adam Ens

Adam Ens

Athletics Director/Teacher

Zac Schellenberg

Zac Schellenberg

Teacher

David Epp

David Epp

Vice-Principal/Teacher

Allison Schmidt

Allison Schmidt

Teacher

Ryan Epp

Ryan Epp

Teacher

Kayleigh Skomorowski

Kayleigh Skomorowski

Music Director/Teacher

Mieke Malan

Mieke Malan

Teacher

Jill Wiens

Jill Wiens

Teacher

dormitory staff

Erin Boldt

Erin Boldt

Dormitory Director/International Student Co-ordinator

Michael Epp

Michael Epp

Dean

Kenna Forrester

Kenna Forrester

Dean

Hamilton Fast

Hamilton Fast

Dean

Kitchen Staff

Iris Couture

Iris Couture

Assistant Cook

Naomi Penner

Naomi Penner

Head Cook

Eva Janzen

Eva Janzen

Assistant Cook/Shuttle Driver

Colette Penner

Colette Penner

Assistant Head Cook

Teresa Friesen

Teresa Friesen

Assistant Cook

Karen Kruger

Karen Kruger

Assistant Cook

Maintanence Staff

Mel Siemens

Mel Siemens

Head of Facilities

Richard Regier

Richard Regier

Custodian

Statement from

Tammy Forrester

Board Chair 

As RJC Board Chair, alongside the work of the Board and Staff, we want to encourage alumni, supporters and friends to engage and re-engage with RJC as a high school that has transitioned into a Mennonite school for the global student. A student who longs for a safe and secure place to learn and grow and become an independent thinker participating in leadership experiences and service opportunities beyond their local communities. A school where their sense of belonging is explored and lived, and where students can be their whole selves, exploring their own spiritual path while participating in every sport, musical and artistic adventure. Where teacher-student ratios are low and academics are enriched to support each student and where they are at in their learning journey.  Where living in a student community helps build personal resilience and independence needed for a student to succeed beyond their high school years. RJC is a school for the future and I am pleased to continue to participate in its mission through the work with the Board of Directors and staff.

Board of Directors

Tammy Forrester, Chair

Karen Linsley

Justin Enns

Denelda Fast

Sanne Gillingham

Alan Laughlin

Ashley Gusztak

Terry Stefaniuk

Nicole Tiessen

David Wieler-Thiessen

Peter Sang