Board of Directors
Bob and his wife Stephanie have 3 children and have been part of the Heritage family since AJ (a 2016 graduate) was in Kindergarten. Their other 2 children Caleb and Abbey are in 8th and 6th grade respectively. Bob works as a specialty representative for Lundbeck Pharmaceuticals. They have lived in Iowa City for 18 years and are active members at Parkview Church. Bob believes Heritage is integral to the foundation the kids are already receiving at home in building character as well has providing a great education to grow on.
Eric and his wife Jessica have been blessed with two children: Caroline (6) and Grant (4). Caroline is in 1st grade at Heritage and Grant will soon attend Pre-K. Eric and his family moved to Iowa in 2015 when he joined Cole’s Quality Foods as the Plant Manager of their North Liberty production facility. They attend Hope Evangelical Church in North Liberty and reside between North Liberty and Iowa City.
Mark has been married to his wife Julie for over 22 years and they have three children that attend Heritage (Susan – 8th grade, Raymond – 5th grade, and Eliza -2nd grade). Mark is the Treasurer for the HCS Board. He oversees all financial aspects of the school. Mark retired from Amway in 2011 after 18.5 years in their global treasury department. The Jessops attend the River Community Church in Iowa City where Mark serves as an Elder. In addition to serving on the board at Heritage, Mark is also active with Heritage H.A.N.D.S.
Sean O’Rear is beginning his third year of service on the HCS Board. Sean and his wife Jewel are blessed to have three children attending Heritage Christian School; Zachariah in 7th grade, Abigail in 6th and Anna in 4th. Their partnership with Heritage began in 2009 when Zachariah was enrolled in Pre-K. They chose Heritage to help reinforce the importance of a strong biblical foundation in all circumstances of life. The O’Rears attend Stonebridge Church in Cedar Rapids. Sean works at Plumb Supply Company in Iowa City.
Kari and her husband, Brian, moved to Iowa City from Virginia in 2008 and began attending Grace Community Church where they learned about Heritage Christian School. In 2013 they began at Heritage and now have their 3 children enrolled. Nora is in 6th grade, Molly is in 3rd grade, and Sean is in Kindergarten. Kari works part time at Grand Wood AEA as a Special Ed Literacy Consultant. She has also spent time teaching at the pre-school and elementary level in Virginia. Kari enjoys spending time in the schools and helping teachers. Their family enjoys cheering on the Hawkeyes together.
Natasha Miller and her husband Ryan have been a part of Heritage since 2013. They have three children- Aubrey is in 7th grade, Cameron is in 6th and Lauren is in 3rd. Natasha works part time as the Elementary Coordinator at Grace Community Church where the Millers have attended since 2002. She is also the president of Heritage H.A.N.D.S. and loves to volunteer in her children’s classrooms. Natasha and Ryan are passionate about Heritage and the way it partners with them in teaching their children to view the world from a Biblical worldview perspective.
Gale and her husband Steven have been a part of Heritage Christian School for 10 years. They have two children Alec and Abigale. Alec graduated from Heritage in 2016 and attends Liberty High School. Abigale is in 2nd grade at Heritage. Steven and Gale have lived in the Coralville/North Liberty area for the past 12 years. Gale works as a vaccines specialty care representative and has worked with the company for the last 18 years. Steven and Gale are members of Grace Community Church in North Liberty. Gale is passionate about the education and partnership Heritage offers in raising children to love and serve Christ.
The Carmouche family have been a part of the Heritage family since their family moved from the Southern California area in 2009. Their oldest, Eric, a former Heritage grad, is now a sophomore at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. This year, their oldest daughter is in her senior year of high school and their youngest Sela is currently at Heritage in the 6th grade. Stanley and Terri were both Staff Sergeant’s in the marine corps and now Stanley passionately serves veterans vocationally at the VA Hospital. The entire Carmouche family are active members of Grace Community church where they serve in various capacities. They also enjoy serving beyond the local church by serving in their community as well.
The Norpel family have been a part of Heritage since Sarah taught at Heritage from 2001-2006. They have two children at Heritage, Aurora in seventh grade and Jayce in fourth grade. Sarah works as a medical transcriptionist from their home in Coralville. Troy and Sarah are also the owners of Kingdom Graphics in West Branch. The Norpel family attend Parkview Church where Sarah has served as a deaconess and Troy, Sarah and Aurora serve in the nursery. Troy and Sarah believe strongly in Christian education as a foundation for teaching children a Biblical world view.