Tonnie Chen

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Tonnie Chen

Tonnie Chen

Director of Annual Fund & Special Events

Tonnie Chen

Director of Annual Fund & Special Events

EC Start Date: 2022

Education: B.A. Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University

Bio:

Before coming to Eastern Christian, Tonnie spent over 18 years in higher education at The King’s College in New York City. She started her career as an Admissions Counselor before moving on to new roles including Office Manager, Events Coordinator, Administrative Director of Admissions and Advancement, and finally as the Senior Director of Development Administration. Tonnie now joins EC as part of the Foundation for Eastern Christian School Association raising funds and planning special events such as the spring Auction Gala and HomEComing.

Maura Byrnes

Maura Byrnes

Executive Director, Foundation for EC

Kate Schneider

Kate Schneider

Foundation Office Coordinator

Kate Schneider

Foundation Office Coordinator

EC Start Date: 2022

Education: Messiah University

Bio:

Kate is excited to be able to support the mission of EC through her role as Foundation Office Coordinator. When she’s not at EC, Kate enjoys spending time outdoors and spending time with friends. Kate attends Emergence Church in Ringwood.

Janyce Bandstra

Janyce Bandstra

Database Assistant

Janyce Bandstra

Database Assistant

EC Start Date: 1987

Bio:

Janyce is married to Gerald and they have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. Janyce was on the Eastern Christian Board during the late 80’s and desired to work in the school she loves. So in 1986 she became the Director of Admissions and retired from that position in 2008. Retirement was not for her so she came back to EC to work in the Foundation Office as a part-time database operator.

Beth Milkamp

Beth Milkamp

Foundation Data Specialist

Beth MilkampEC Graduate 1975

Foundation Data Specialist

EC Start Date: 1998

Education: B.A. - Psychology, Calvin College

Bio:

Beth is married to her college sweetheart. They have three boys who are all EC graduates. Beth started her career at EC as TRIP Coordinator, then for many years served as Event Coordinator. She has been in her current position since 2009. Beth is not only thankful for the education she and her sons received at EC, but also thankful she and the boys all have lifelong friendships that began while students here.

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