About

Staff & Board

Statement from

Ryan Wood

President & 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

DAVID EPP

DAVID EPP

Principal/Teacher

Karalee Kuny

Karalee Kuny

Vice-Principal/Teacher

Natalie Neufeld

Natalie Neufeld

Executive Assistant and Communications & Facilities Coordinator

Alex Tiessen

Alex Tiessen

Director of Admissions & Development

Myrna Wiebe

Myrna Wiebe

Administrative Assistant

Margo Willie

Margo Willie

Business & Accounts Manager

Ryan Wood

Ryan Wood

President & CEO

teaching staff

Adam Ens

Adam Ens

Athletics Director/Teacher

Judy Epp

Judy Epp

Teacher

Ryan Epp

Ryan Epp

Teacher

Allison Leibel

Allison Leibel

Teacher

Mieke Malan

Mieke Malan

Teacher

Zac Schellenberg

Zac Schellenberg

Teacher

Kayleigh Skomorowski

Kayleigh Skomorowski

Music Director/Teacher

Jill Wiens

Jill Wiens

Teacher

dormitory staff

Erin Boldt

Erin Boldt

Dormitory Director/International Student Co-ordinator

Becca Bushman

Becca Bushman

Dean

Michael Epp

Michael Epp

Dean

Hamilton Fast

Hamilton Fast

Dean

Kitchen & Maintanence Staff

Teresa Friesen

Teresa Friesen

Assistant Cook

Karen Kruger

Karen Kruger

Assistant Cook

Colette Penner

Colette Penner

Assistant Cook

Naomi Penner

Naomi Penner

Head Cook

Chantel Reddekopp

Chantel Reddekopp

Custodian/Assistant Cook/Shuttle Driver

Richard Regier

Richard Regier

Custodian

Eva SIEMENS

Eva SIEMENS

Assistant Cook/Shuttle Driver

Mel Siemens

Mel Siemens

Head of Facilities & Maintenance

Lee Warkentin

Lee Warkentin

Facilities & Maintenance Assistant

Statement from

Dave Weiler-Thiessen

Board Chair 
RJC High School offers a unique educational experience, where traditional classroom learning is combined with innovative out of classroom experiences. Student growth extends beyond the school day, with ample opportunity to participate in athletic and fine arts pursuits. For those that choose to live within the community, valuable life skills will be enhanced through the safe and supportive community that is RJC High School. Building on Anabaptist values of action, service and personal growth, RJC High School is able to meet the needs of a variety of students, encouraging them to imagine and explore a future for themselves within a world where they can thrive and belong.

Board of Directors

Dave Weiler-Thiessen, Chair

Sanne Gillingham, Vice-Chair

Shannon Dick

Evan Driedger

Justin Enns

Ashley Gusztak

Maclean Nelson

Sarah Rinholm

Tim Wiens

Statement from

Geraldine Balzer

Director of Education

Dr. Geraldine Balzer is an Associate Professor of Curriculum Studies in the College of Education at the University of Saskatchewan. Her experiences teaching Inuit students led to her interest in decolonizing pedagogies and transformative education. Her teaching focuses on ways of disrupting the hegemony of standard English and embracing the diversity of Englishes within our world, incorporating Aboriginal and postcolonial literature into secondary classrooms, and preparing teachers to be advocates of social justice.  Her research focuses on decolonization and social justice. She works with teachers to explore the use of diverse literary texts and literary theory in order to engage students in critical thinking about societal issues. She also studies International Experiential Education/Service Learning and its impact on Canadian participants and host communities in Central America. A central focus of this research is to ensure that Indigenous host communities in the Global South have voice in the development and implementation of these programs. Reciprocity is central to developing research that is not an extractive industry but is co-owned by the researchers and the communities.