Welcome to Brooklake Christian School


As you research the best educational option for your family, we encourage you to consider what are the core characteristics you seek for your children’s education.


At Brooklake Christian School you will find a team of faculty and staff committed to fulfilling our mission statement daily:

The heart of Brooklake Christian School is to ENCOURAGE and EQUIP students to follow Jesus in a NURTURING and THRIVING learning environment.

Additionally, if you desire that your student is prepared across subjects with the 21st Century learning skills of critical thinking, media literacy, communication, collaboration, information literacy, and creativity, from a Biblical worldview, we invite you to prayerfully consider partnering with Brooklake Christian School.


Our team of highly skilled educators and committed Christ followers are available to answer any questions you may have and we look forward to meeting you!

Mission Statement

The heart of Brooklake Christian School is to encourage and equip students to follow Jesus in a nurturing and thriving learning environment.


Brooklake Christian School seeks to prepare students across subjects with the 21st Century learning skills of critical thinking, media literacy, communication, collaboration, information literacy, and creativity, from a Biblical worldview.

Statement of Faith

About God

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He eternally exists in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.

(Genesis 1:1,26,27;3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

About Man

Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. He is the supreme object of God’s creation. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”. This attitude separates man from God.

(Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1, 2)

About Eternity

Man was created to exist forever. He will exist eternally in union with God through forgiveness and salvation or eternally separated from God by sin. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.

(John 3:16; John 2:25; John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; 1 John 5:11-12; Matthew 25:31-46)

About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He physically rose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of kings, and Lord of lords.

(Matthew 1:22,23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13)

About Salvation

Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.

(Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1)

About Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.

(2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13;Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:1)

About the Bible

The Bible is God’s word to all men. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.

(2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5)

School Profile

Brooklake Christian School is a ministry of Brooklake Church and was founded in 1984. The mission of Brooklake Christian School is to encourage and equip students to follow Jesus in a nurturing and thriving learning environment. Brooklake Christian School seeks to prepare students across subjects with the 21st Century learning skills of critical thinking, media literacy, communication, collaboration, information literacy, and creativity, from a Biblical worldview.

Brooklake Christian School is certified through the Washington State Department of Education and is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). Additionally, BCS is affiliated with the Principals Association of Christian Schools and the Federal Way Chamber of Commerce.


Brooklake Christian School was founded in 1984 as a preschool with 35 students. Over the next eight years BCS experienced significant growth. Growth in enrollment meant the addition of grade offerings and in 1992, the first sixth grade class graduated. Continued growth also brought about the expansion of our preschool and elementary schools.

Over the years BCS has developed a reputation for excellence in academics. Historically, students on average score one to two grades above their current grade in annual standardized testing. Our programs are specifically designed to provide an outstanding academic education for each student while cultivating hearts toward Jesus.

For thirty years, Brooklake Christian School has provided a nurturing and thriving learning environment for students with a focus on student discipleship. Brooklake Christian School is a ministry of Brooklake Church.

Brooklake Christian School Leadership Team

Thank you for your interest in Brooklake Christian School.

Our educators have a long history of partnering with families to bring about excellent Christ-centered education to our students. Our school’s mission is to encourage and equip students to follow Jesus in a nurturing and thriving learning environment. This is achieved through our team-environment of staff and teachers who consistently offer their love, energy, and expertise to students. Daily, they are examples of the joy and that comes from following Jesus.


One of our core values as an organization is everyone can make a difference. In keeping with that belief, our goal is for students to come to see their value in Jesus Christ, while realizing their full educational potential. We invite you to tour our campus, chat with our team of educators, and consider partnering with us for your student’s education. We would consider it a great honor to serve you and your family at Brooklake Christian School.


Brooklake Christian School Leadership Team,
Nathan Golden
Scott Harris
Kyle Ferguson
Stacy Golden
Wolf Samuelson

Faculty & Staff

Mrs. Ackerman is no stranger to teaching wonderfully talented and diverse students. With 6 years of serving summer camp ministries and 7 years of teaching, Mrs. Ackerman is very well-rounded. She has enjoyed teaching to a variety of students and cultures in a single classroom in Guam, as well as across the U.S. She received her Early Childhood Education degree from Bob Jones University in South Carolina. Mrs. Ackerman enjoys painting, running, outdoor activities, and collecting sea glass.

Heather Ackerman

Mrs. Anderson, her husband, Dave, and their two children attend Brooklake Church; both children attend Brooklake Christian School. Mrs. Anderson’s favorite thing about BCS is that if there are students having a hard day she can pray with them, and encourage them. In line with 1 Thessalonians 5:18, “In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus,” Mrs. Anderson is thankful God is constantly shaping and molding her into the person He wants her to be. She is also thankful for the everyday opportunities to use the gifts God has given her at BCS.

Heidi Anderson

With over 10 years working with children, and two Master’s Degrees in Counseling Psychology and Elementary Education on her resume, Mrs. Boettger is a valued member of the BCS team. Mrs. Boettger’s daughter has attended Brooklake Christian School for 2 years, and her son is looking forward to starting school soon! Her favorite thing about Brooklake Christian School is the ability to build relationships with her students and their families. Mrs. Boettger enjoys cooking, hiking, biking and spending time with family and friends.

Misty Boettger

Mrs. Butler enjoys many things about Brooklake Christian School including an atmosphere of teamwork, a God-first attitude, the opportunity to watch students grow in their relationships with the Lord, and receiving student-created artwork. With Proverbs 3:5-6 leading her, Mrs. Butler lives a life of adventure. Not only does she enjoy hiking, walking, and cooking, but she and her husband, Rod, previously lived on a boat for six years! Mrs. Butler has been working with children for seven years, and is a mom to her 25-year-old daughter.

Linda Butler

Mrs. Crawford has a wealth of knowledge yet, has a passion for lifelong learning. She not only holds Bachelor’s Degrees in English/French Literature and Early Childhood/Elementary Education, but she also holds a Master’s Degree in Education. As an educator, Mrs. Crawford is inspired every time she witnesses a student attain that “aha!” moment when they really grasp an idea or conquer a learning hurdle. She is especially thankful for God’s unending love and faithfulness.

Diana Crawford

Mrs. Dibble has been married to her husband, Jason, for 14 years. Their son graduated from Brooklake Christian School and they currently have a 3rd grade daughter attending the school. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, taking pictures of family, and watching her kids play sports. Mrs. Dibble’s favorite Bible verse is Psalm 139. In the summertime, Mrs. Dibble can be found serving as a summer camp director at her church.

Theresa Dibble

With over 30 years working with children, 14 years at Brooklake Christian School, and two Master’s Degrees on her resume, Mrs. Friedland is a valuable, long-time member of the BCS staff. Both of Mrs. Friedland’s children graduated from BCS. Her favorite thing about Brooklake Christian School is the daily opportunity to integrate faith in learning. Mrs. Friedland was the well-qualified recipient of the Principal’s Association of Christian Schools Teacher of the Year Award in 2003-2004.

Julie Friedland

Mrs. Kahoonei attended Seattle University and the University of Hawaii where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Education. She has been working at Brooklake Christian School for 18 years, during which time, both of her children attended. When she's not working, Mrs. Kahoonei enjoys kayaking, camping, and hiking. Her favorite thing about BCS is the opportunity to pray openly and share the love of Jesus with students and others. She is especially thankful for her family and Jesus Christ's work in her life. Her favorite verse is Philippians 4:13.

Julianna Kahoonei

We are excited to welcome Chanel Kim to our wonderful team. More information coming soon!

Chanel Kim

Mrs. Macoubrie has been at BCS for 9 years, and she loves how much it feels like a family. She enjoys working to help kids find their full potential, whether it’s through field trips, science fairs, art displays, staff skits, or any of the other functions the school puts on. She has two children and a boston terrier, Miley. Her favorite bible verse is Psalm 91: “I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.””

Susan Macoubrie

Mrs. McNulty has worked with children for over 20 years with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, a B.A. in Middle Level Math, and a M.A. in Elementary Mathematics. She appreciates the warm, family environment of the school community. Her favorite Bible verse is Psalm 91:1-2 and she is especially thankful for God’s enduring love and faithfulness. Outside of work, Mrs. McNulty enjoys singing, scrapbooking, going for walks with her husband, and time with her six granddaughters and one grandson.

Rogita McNulty

Mrs. Nelson has worked with children in a teaching capacity for several years. She earned her B.A. Degree in Music and Education at Colorado College. She is married to her husband, Andrew, and they have two children. Watching her students gain self-confidence and try new things is her highlight as an educator. She enjoys watching them learn to see themselves as capable of music, art, dance, and drama, as they discover their own unique, artistic passion.

Rachel Nelson

Mrs. Smith has been working with children for 26 years and she values Brooklake Christian School’s God-first philosophy. She is especially thankful for the opportunities that God has given her in life and for His forever love, mercy, and grace. Along with her husband, Mrs. Smith attends Brooklake Church. She also loves trying new things like wind surfing, rock wall climbing, and indoor skydiving. Next on her list is zip lining!

Melody Smith

For 13 years, Mrs. Stevens has been serving at Brooklake Christian School. She loves coming to work everyday because she has the opportunity to display Christ-like love to her students and utilize her gift of creativity. Mrs. Stevens is married and has a son, Justin, who graduated from BCS. She is especially thankful for God’s unconditional love and enjoys walking her dog, gardening, and teaching piano lessons. Jeremiah 29:11 is her favorite verse in the Bible.

Jan Stevens

Mrs. Strunk has not only served at Brooklake Christian School for the last eight years, but she also served as a nurse in the U.S. Navy for eight years. She is especially thankful for God’s provision in her life and appreciates the students, families, and staff at BCS. Mrs. Strunk’s favorite Bible verse is 2 Corinthians 12:9, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” She enjoys spending time with her husband, Mike, and son, Brendan, as well as reading.

Cindy Strunk

Ms. TeVelde has been teaching at Brooklake Christian School for six years and enjoys watching the students grow in their faith. Her favorite thing about BCS is the opportunity to build relationships with the students and their families. Jeremiah 29:11 is Mrs. TeVelde’s favorite verse. A special life moment for her was becoming an aunt. In her spare time, Ms. TeVelde likes reading. She is deeply thankful for the privilege of having wonderful Christian parents.

Teresa TeVelde

Mrs. Turner has been working with children for 26 years and has been serving at Brooklake Christian School for 14 years. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development and her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education/Curriculum and Instruction, both from California State University, Fullerton. This past Labor Day weekend, Mrs. Turner ran her first half marathon! While she loves all sports, her other passion is the annual 3rd Grade Living History Museum because of the love of learning and excitement she sees her students display.

Jan Turner

Brooklake Christian School
Leadership Team

Nathan Golden

Brooklake Church Campus Pastor

Scott Harris

Brooklake Church Lead Pastor

With over 12 years experience working with children, Mr. Ferguson earned his Elementary Education B.A. Degree from Central Washington University. Go Wildcats! Originally from Montana, he is no stranger to strong values and hard work. His favorite aspect of Brooklake Christian School is the caring and amazing staff and students that are a joy to work with in countless ways. In his spare time, Mr. Ferguson enjoys many outdoor activities such as snowboarding, hiking, camping, rock climbing, and building things in his garage. He attends Brooklake Church with his wife and two young daughters.

Kyle Ferguson

Brooklake Christian School Operations Director

Stacy Golden

Brooklake Childcare and Learning Director

Wolf Samuelson

Brooklake Kids Director