Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year!
Hi! My name is Gerald Barkman, and I’m the new principal this year for CHS! It’s a great pleasure for me to join this wonderful school family and I look forward to sharing our Christian learning experiences through this next year!
Just to introduce myself briefly: I was the child of missionary parents so I spent many early years in Canada, USA, Belgium, the Congo, and traveling around parts of the world! We returned to Canada in my Jr Hi years and I finished my education in Canada. I then continued on to the USA for Bible college, university, and finally my Masters program in education. I got married and had 3 wonderful sons, and now their families too! I taught in Christian schools most of my life, and coached extensively, especially basketball, badminton, and baseball. Then I felt Gods call into admin work, and have spent about 15 yrs doing that as a Principal in Christian schools internationally and in Canada. This has taken me from the Caribbean to Morocco, to New Delhi, to Caracas, and all over the Western Hemisphere…. Usually spending 1-2 yrs assessing schools and helping them plan and grow for the future. After my last assignment in Venezuela I felt the Lord calling me back to Canada, to spend more time w my family. I went through several operations as well, including heart surgery and cancer, but—- Praise God!!—- He has healed me and allowed me to continue to serve Him in Christian Education!
My hobbies and interests include playing/coaching many sports, biking, hiking, reading, travel, family time and service opportunities.
So I look forward to great years here at CHS, as we work together for Gods glory and we serve to educate and mature our youth to serve God and our fellow man. I’m very excited about the direction of the school and it’s growth for the future! So— meet you at school; it’s the place to be!!
“Only fear the Lord and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you!” I Sam. 12:24
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