This month marks the end of year one at the Center for the Advancement of Christian Education. We have much to be thankful for and much to look forward to. Our goal is to become a vital part of creating a distributed network of leaders in Christian education. We have led and participated in a number of Christian school conferences, from Christian Schools Canada to Strengthening Christian Schools. We held our first SCORE group event on Mission-Based Budgeting and look forward to the next meeting which will focus on leadership and board governance. CACE is working with seven Christian schools across the country, walking alongside them as they implement strategic plans, develop their leaders, and respond to the mission and vision God has given them.
We have seen the desperate need for Christian schools to grow in their response to a culture that is pulling at the hearts and minds of our children. As CACE Fellows, we are committed to helping Christian schools face these challenges. As we begin year two, we are asking for your help by taking a couple of moments to complete a short survey. Your response will help CACE meet the needs of our readers and fulfill our mission as we continue to network, develop, and innovate.
Dr. Tim Van Soelen serves as the Director of CACE. Tim is also a professor of education at Dordt University. He has served as a principal, assistant principal, and middle school math and computer teacher at schools in South Dakota and California. Tim has his undergraduate degree from Dordt and advanced degrees from Azusa Pacific University and the University of South Dakota.