I am a Valley Christian Alumni (class of 1997) along with my wife Jennifer. I was blessed to have been in Christian school education K-12th grade, so I have seen first hand the importance of a Christ-centered education. My mother, Debbie Nelsen, even taught preschool here. Also, my mother and I have been involved with the VCS “Leah Nelsen Scholarship” (named after my sister) which is given away each year to a Valley Christian senior who has demonstrated a heart for serving people. I graduated from Word Bible College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology. I am currently a sales rep for a large masonry supply company and have worked there going on 17 years.
God has blessed me with my amazing wife Jennifer and 4 children, Quinn, Titus, Ella, and Kate, all of who attend VCS. We attend HIS Church in Oshkosh, WI, where we have been for close to 25 years, and where my wife and I are elders. God has blessed me with many opportunities to serve in my church and currently head up our Children’s Church Ministry. I am also involved in our Men’s ministry and discipleship group. These opportunities with both children and adults have helped me understand the importance of serving and helping others. I know that God has called me to serve on this board of directors and look forward to helping this school stay Christ-centered and continue to be a light in this community.
As Jesus said in Matthew 5:14, “You are the light of the world, A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.”
Being in Christian education for my entire schooling and also sending our children since preschool, I have seen first hand the importance of Christ-centered education. I understand how essential it is for the student to excel academically, but to also understand that they have all been called by God to make a difference! In a world full of compromise, I want to make sure that this school always upholds the Word of God as the standard! Email SNelsen@vcoshkosh.com