Elementary Staff

Mike Campbell
Mike Campbell
Principal PreK-12

Mike is in his 15th year of teaching in Christian Schools. After 1 year in the public system, Mike taught at Fraser Valley Christian for 2 years and Calgary Christian for 5. He is in his 7th year at Unity Christian School. Mike completed his masters in Educational Psychology from the University of Alberta in 2007 and enjoys putting that to practice when working with students and parents. Mike and his wife, Haley, have 4 children. Finn is 8 (grade 3 at Unity), Coby is 6 (grade 1 at Unity), Asher is 4, and Knox is 1 year old.  Mike is an avid sports fan, having been to 30 major league baseball stadiums and having Seahawks season tickets.

"There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is sovereign over all, does not cry: Mine! " Abraham Kuyper

Jeanette Berkenbosch
Jeanette Berkenbosch
Vice Principal Elementary

Jeanette was born and raised in Edmonton and moved to the Lower Mainland in 1993. She received her BA in Social Sciences from The King’s College in 1991 and her BEd in Elementary Education from the University of Alberta in 1993. Her career began at Abbotsford Christian School, and she held a number of different positions there over 14 years. Jeanette made the move east to Unity in September 2007. She is kept busy with her different roles at Unity, where she is excited about working with the students and staff as they all learn and live in Christ. She admits that she’s a sucker for a skinny vanilla latte from Starbucks, loves to read, watch movies, go for walks, travel and spend time with friends.

"The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living."  Hebrews 11:1 (The Message) 

Annette Bryan
Annette Bryan
Preschool Director / Teacher M/W/F

Annette has been teaching the preschool classes at Unity Christian since 2006. Prior to coming to Unity, Annette worked in Surrey and Abbotsford in daycares for 4 years. Annette attended Columbia Bible Columbia and received her Diploma in Early Childhood Education. In January 2010, Annette returned to CBC to complete her Special Needs Diploma. Going to Starbucks is a favorite pastime.

Hannah Zacharias
Preschool Teacher T/Th / Educational Assistant
Hanna Lam
Hanna Lam
Kindergarten Teacher

Hanna was born and raised in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and moved to the Lower Mainland in 2008. She attended Columbia Bible College for one year before starting at Trinity Western University in Langley. There she completed her BA in General Studies in 2013 and her BEd in Elementary Education in 2014. Last year, Hanna taught a Year 1 class at a primary school in England. This year will be her first year teaching at Unity and she is very excited to become part of the community and connect with students, parents, and staff.  In her free time she enjoys travelling, spending time with family and friends, watching movies, cooking and baking.

Kim Terpstra
Kindergarten Teacher
Elizabeth Leiper
Elizabeth Leiper
Grade 1 Teacher

This is Ms. Leiper's fifth year of teaching at Unity. She grew up mostly in Western Canada and graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Education degree. In her free time, Ms. Leiper can likely be found at home or driving her children to their sports’ activities. She enjoys caring for her home and family, travelling, and cooking.  She is married to her wonderful husband, Mark, and has 3 handsome sons.  A good laugh, an exciting baseball or soccer game or time together with her family are the ingredients of a perfect day for her!

Esther Schuurman
Esther Schuurman
Grade 1 Teacher

Esther Schuurman is from Southwestern Ontario, where she grew up on a dairy farm with her family. She graduated in 2016 with BA in French and a Bed in Elementary Education from Calvin College. This is her first year teaching at Unity and she is very excited to become a part of the community and love her students. When not working, Esther likes running, hiking and camping. She also enjoys a good book, 

Shena Gorter
Grade 2 Teacher
Kelsey De Kleer
Grade 2 Teacher
Joelle Noot
Grade 2/3 Teacher
Elsa Wierks
Elsa Wierks
Grade 3 Teacher

Elsa has begun her teaching career in January 2011 at Unity Christian School after raising her busy family of 4.  She is excited to begin this phase of her life and feels truly blessed to be a part of this school community.  Elsa graduated from UFV in 2010 from the Teacher Education Program with a major in History and minor in Anthropology.  She loves to cook, garden and read in her spare time.

Irene Janssen
Irene Janssen
Grade 4 Teacher
Tim Preston
Grade 4/5 Teacher
Megan Jenkins
Megan Jenkins
Grade 5 Teacher

Megan is in her second year at Unity. She graduated from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan in May 2015 with a Bachelors of Education degree with an endorsement in Language Arts. Even more than reading books herself, Megan enjoys bringing kids to love books and succeed in reading. She has also played many sports through her life and enjoys helping students realize their God-given potential through team activities and athletics. She loves teaching at Unity, while still living close to her hometown of Seattle, Washington.

Patti Vanderkwaak
Patti Vanderkwaak
Music Teacher

Patti grew up in Iowa, and she received her BA in Elementary Education at Dordt College. She has been involved in music in many ways, playing saxophone in bands, singing in choirs, teaching piano lessons and playing piano in the worship band at church. Patti gets to help students explore, create, imagine and share music in many ways. God’s gift of music is never ending in its possibilities. Outside of school, Patti loves to spend time with her family, ride bike and garden.

"How good it is to sing praises to our God" ~ Psalms 147:1

Jolette Moeliker
Elementary Education Support Coordinator
Marion Bouwknecht
Educational Assistant
Jacquie Buytendorp
Jacquie Buytendorp
Educational Assistant

Jacquie is in her 5th year at Unity Christian School. She studied Early Childhood development at Dordt College.  Jacquie is glad to be a part of a Christian School Community which follows solid Biblical truths.  Some of her hobbies include: Reading, Travelling, Gardening and making jewelry.

Loriann Dams
Educational Assistant
Rebecca Hirsch
Educational Assistant
Dorothy Kuperis
Dorothy Kuperis
Educational Assistant

Dorothy is in her 7th year as an EA at Unity Christian.   She spent 2 years in the Elementary Education program at The King's College in Edmonton.   From there she went to Calgary and completed a diploma program in Rehabilitation Services.  In her spare time, Dorothy enjoys reading, walking, camping and spending time with family and friends.

Rebecca Luteyn
Rebecca Luteyn
Educational Assistant

This is Rebecca's 2nd Year at Unity as an E.A. She graduated from the Educational Assistant Program at C.B.C. in 2015. Prior to that she spent 2 years at U.F.V. taking various courses in History, Philosophy, English, Geography and Art. In her spare time she loves to Read, Play Sports, Do Photography, Art, and Play Music.

Gerrine Rekers
Educational Assistant
Melissa Schuurman
Melissa Schuurman
Educational Assistant

​Melissa Schuurman worked as a TA in Edmonton, AB for a year in 2001 before starting her family.  She spent the next 10 years as a stay at home mom as their family grew to include four fantastic kids.  From 2004-2012 Melissa's family was a part of full time staff at Camp Homewood on Quadra Island, BC.  After moving to the lower mainland in 2012, Melissa worked at Bethesda in a group home as a Care Aid to five individuals.  Melissa joined our staff as a TA in the fall of 2014.  Her hobbies include anything outdoors.  She loves to hike, garden, bike, roller blade, skim board, play soccer, basketball and attempt to climb and keep up with her kids!  She also enjoys reading, visiting with friends and a good shopping trip!  She is excited to be a part of the Unity team.   

Christian Tuininga
Educational Assistant
Corissa Van Herk
Educational Assistant
Jason Van Wyk
Educational Assistant
Evelyn Vugteveen
Educational Assistant
Jennifer Yaromich
Educational Assistant
Maria Vermette
Librarian / Educational Assistant