Board of Directors
Natasha Miller and her husband Ryan have been a part of Heritage since 2013. They have three children- Aubrey is a 2019 Heritage graduate, Cameron is a 2020 graduate and Lauren is in 6th grade. Natasha works part time as the Elementary Coordinator at Grace Community Church where the Millers have attended since 2002. She is also involved with 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.
Unyime and and his wife, Titilayo, have been part of Heritage Christian School since 2015. They currently have 1 child at Heritage- Udeme in 4th grade. Their eldest Kufre, now a junior in high school, graduated from Heritage in 2018. Idara & Eno graduated in 2020. They have also been a part of the Grace Community Church family since 2011 when they moved to the Iowa City area from North Carolina and they serve in the children’s ministry there. Unyime is a faculty physician at the UIHC anesthesia department. Heritage has been a blessing to their family because it partners with them in helping their children see the world from a biblical perspective.
The Norpel family have been a part of Heritage since Sarah taught at Heritage from 2001-2006. They have two children, Aurora a 2019 Heritage graduate, and Jayce in seventh grade. Sarah works as a medical transcriptionist from their home in Coralville. 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.
Kristi and her husband Bob have been a part of Heritage Christian School since 2008 when they enrolled their first born in Pre-Kindergarten. Kalin is now a junior at Clear Creek Amana High School, while her brother, Andrew, is finishing his 8th grade year at Heritage. Kristi works as a CLIA laboratory surveyor, ensuring laboratories are following Federal Regulations. The Rotzoll family has attended Grace Community Church for the last 20 years, and enjoy serving in Children’s ministry. The Rotzolls have LOVED partnering with Heritage teachers and staff, while observing spiritual and educational growth in their children.
Accreditation/Data Analysis Chair
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 2 children enrolled. Nora graduated in 2020, Molly is in 6th grade, and Sean is in 3rd grade. Kari works part time at Grant 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.
Rich and his wife Becky have been a part of Heritage since 2015. They are a blended family with Rich’s daughters Brittany (29) and Brooke (27) both residing in southeast Iowa. Their son John is enrolled at Heritage in second grade and daughter Maggie is almost 4. Rich has recently retired from the military after 32 years and is now employed at Rockwell Collins. The Barclifts attend Grace Community Church where Rich serves on the Safety and Security staff and Becky volunteers in the nursery. Rich and Becky are passionate about the role of Christian education providing a strong foundation and partnering with Heritage to raise their children up with a biblical worldview.
Steve and his wife Denise have been part of Heritage since 2012. They have three children: Peyton (8th grade), Lexi (5th grade) and Noah (3rd grade). Steve and Denise have been attending Parkview Church for over 20 years and were married there in 2002. The Lius are most appreciative of how Heritage partners with parents to help build the spiritual foundations of their children.