Dr. Ruth Kuder

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Dr. Ruth Kuder

Dr. Ruth Kuder

Executive Director & Head of School

Dr. Ruth KuderEC Graduate 1984

Executive Director & Head of School

EC Start Date: 1990

Education: B.A. - History & English, Wheaton College
M.S. - Education Administration, University of Scranton
Ed.D. - Vanderbilt University

Bio:

Ruth has served in a variety of roles at Eastern Christian since 1990 including teacher, dean, international program director, and high school principal. Prior to serving at her alma mater, she worked in Latin America, as a writer for Food for the Hungry International. Ruth, and her husband, Rich, have five children, all of whom have graduated from Eastern Christian School.

Thomas Dykhouse

Thomas Dykhouse

Head of School Emeritus

Thomas DykhouseEC Graduate 1976

Head of School Emeritus

EC Start Date: 2007

Education: B.A. - Economics, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Program on Leadership for Senior Executives - Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University,
Fellow, Van Lunen Center for Executive Management in Christian Schools, Calvin College

Bio:

Tom is a proud EC alumnus (1976) married to fellow alum, Linda (1977).  They are the parents of Kristin, Mike, and Kim, and proud grandparents to Bryce (EC class of 2034).  Tom joined EC as Head of School in 2007 following a career as an international reinsurance broker during which time he also served as a member of EC’s Board of Directors.  In addition to providing leadership to EC, he serves as chair of the Van Lunen Center for Executive Management at Calvin College and the Pension and Benefit Board of Christian Schools International, and as a trustee of the Christian Health Care Center.  In his spare time he enjoys reading and travel.  Tom and Linda are members of Faith Community Church in Wyckoff.

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