Administrative Faculty & Staff
Mr. MacDonald joined CCS in 2012, and has been involved in Christian education as a high school and college student, and then as a teacher and administrator for over thirty years. He grew up in Pennsylvania, where he attended high school, college and graduate school, and has been in Oklahoma for the greater part of his professional career, where he attended Oklahoma State University for additional graduate work in administration. He has been involved with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) in a variety of leadership capacities, including service on the board and accreditation commission as chairman.
Mr. MacDonald is passionate about delivering the Crossings mission of developing well-prepared Christ-centered servant leaders who can follow God’s leading and impact the word for Christ in every area. He is married to Franci, who also serves at the school, and has an adult son and three daughters, and is currently enjoying being grandpa to his granddaughter Naomi and his grandsons Maddox and Wesley.
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
Assistant to the Headmaster
Jo brings to CCS over 20 years of administrative experience. She knows that God led her to Crossings and feels that her work and life experiences have prepared her to be a blessing at CCS “for such a time as this”.
Jo grew up in a small farming community in Illinois and moved to Texas after school. There she became a Christian and God totally changed her life. Not growing up in a Christian home, she understands the importance of teaching a Christian worldview to students.
Jo, along with her husband (Josh) and three boys (Cole, Cade and Cort), moved to OK in 2007 from Texas. She enjoys encouraging others, having a houseful of kids over and entertaining family and friends.
I waited patiently for the Lord to help me and He turned to me and heard my cry.
Janis Smith, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Janis Smith received her B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Iowa and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Iowa and Oklahoma. She has a heart for nonprofits and has worked for the YMCA and the Boy Scouts of America. She is thankful and blessed for the opportunity to work in a Christian environment with such wonderful people.
Janis is originally from Massachusetts and currently lives in Mustang with her husband Roger. They have three adult children, Eric, Ryan and Angela.
In her spare time Janis loves to read, make jewelry, dabble in photography but most importantly, spend time with her grandchildren.
If any man be in Christ, he is a new creation. Old things pass away. Behold! All things become new.
Lisa Pickens, CPA
Lisa joined the CCS Business Office in 2016. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Oklahoma and has served as an accountant for several years, most of those years working with non-profit organizations. She previously worked at CCS at the Belle Isle location and is glad to be back!
Lisa and her husband, John, have 4 adult children, 7 grandchildren, and a daughter – Montana – who they can’t wait to join in heaven. They also have 2 tiny furry babies who keep them smiling. Some of her favorite things to do when she is not at work are relaxing with her husband, reading, and spending time with God.
Fear not, for I am with you. Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Lorie joined CCS in 2016 in the Business Office. Prior to CCS, she worked as a bookkeeper for 2 years at a CPA firm and as the bookkeeper at her church for 10 years.
Lorie and her husband Andy have been married since 1989. They have two adult children, Joey and Jenna. Together, they enjoy camping. She also enjoys reading and coloring!
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
Director of Admissions
Debbie was born and raised in Oklahoma. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in Language Arts Education. Following a career as a wife, mother, and teacher, she began her ministry at Crossings Christian School when the decision was made to grow the church preschool to a Kindergarten through 12th grade Christian school in 2000.
Debbie and her husband, Bubba, have four grown children and six grandchildren. In addition to loving her work with families and children at CCS, she enjoys reading, gardening, Bible study, and spending time with her family.
When asked what makes Crossings Christian School a special place to be, she quickly responds that besides being intentional about inviting God into every part of our day, we are blessed with a very special staff and precious families.
Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue, if there be any praise, think on these things.
Administrative Assistant to the Admissions Director
Elizabeth has been a part of CCS since 2001. Her college education was in business and music and she served as a pastor’s wife for 25 years. While in the pastorate she worked in administrative positions for several high schools. After leaving the pastorate she served in administrative positions with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Her late husband, Jim, was the Director for the North Central Texas area and State Director in Las Vegas, NV. Elizabeth served as the Executive Administrative Assistant for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for 13 years. They have two daughters and four grandchildren.
Growing up in a parsonage and being a pastor’s wife has given her many opportunities to serve Christ and His people. Her love for adults and children is evidenced as she serves CCS. Her years of experience in administrative positions have been a great benefit to CCS.
She enjoys spending time with her family and loves her grandchildren. She loves all sports, reading, music, cooking, sewing, and crafts.
No, dear brothers, I am still not all I should be but I am bringing all my energies to bear on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead. I strain to reach the end of the race…
Mr. Schenk has been a high school math teacher in Oklahoma for 15 years. He has been a head boys basketball coach at the 6A level for 12 years, most recently leading the 6A program at Edmond Santa Fe High School to 5 state tournament appearances and 4 state semi-final appearances during his 6 years there.
Mr. Schenk enjoys motivating students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles to achieve success. He is also passionate about helping students identify, embrace, and utilize the unique gifts and talents God has given them. Mr. Schenk creates a safe, fun, and structured environment in which students are free to express their ideas and questions.
Mr. Schenk is married to his gorgeous and godly wife, Jill, who is also a Crossings teacher. They have 4 children, Calvin, Clark, Faith and Mae. Mr. Schenk enjoys spending time with his family, watching sports, reading, working out, and being involved in church.
Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children. And live a life of love just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
Head Athletic Trainer
Jessica joined CCS in 2015 as the head athletic trainer and sports medicine teacher. She has provided outreach athletic training services through McBride Orthopedic Hospital for CCS since 2011. She has a B.S. in Athletic Training and a M.Ed from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Jessica has been a certified athletic trainer since 2004 and has experience working in different clinical, high school, college, and industrial settings.
Jessica has always loved sports and has a desire to help people. She found athletic training to be the perfect blend of her interests and takes pride in keeping athletes healthy and participating in the sports that they love.
Jessica is married to her best friend, Jimmy. They have a daughter, Jestyn, who attends Crossings. They love hanging out as a family, watching and playing sports, and cheering for the OKC Thunder.
The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Teri joined CCS as the Director of Development in 2012. Prior to being on staff, she coordinated many CCS fundraisers including the Annual Auction, golf tournament, Tim Hawkins Live in Concert events, and Knightwalk Walk-a-Thon. She graduated from Southern Nazarene University with a Bachelor of Science degree in both Early Childhood and Elementary Education. After teaching kindergarten in the public schools, she worked to raise funds for various non-profits and Christian organizations for 12 years.
Teri is passionate about serving God through serving others. She believes that fundraising is an act of ministry, allowing others the opportunity to participate in God’s plan for not only their life, but in the lives of those touched by their generosity and faithfulness.
During Teri’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Mark and their two sons, Anderson and Jackson, who both attend CCS and Daisy Mae, their lovable chocolate lab. As a family they enjoy attending basketball games, spending time at the lake, serving at their home church, watching OU football and attending more basketball games!
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Administrative Assistant to Development Director
Susannah joined CCS in 2014. Prior to CCS, she was at home raising her kids and volunteering. Susannah graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Management Information Systems. She enjoyed a 10 year career as a web developer in Oklahoma City and Dallas, TX.
Susannah has been married to her husband Ryan since 2004 and together they have two kids, Shawn and Clara who both attend CCS. They enjoy their kids activities, watching OU & OSU sports, playing games, working in the yard and spending time with family.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.