Board of Directors

Meet the Board of Directors.

These individuals come together to lead the institution toward the desired performance and ensure that it occurs. The Board’s specific contributions are unique to its board membership role and necessary for proper governance and management. Together they determine the mission, outcomes, values, long range plan and hold the Head of School accountable for accomplishing the above.

Josh Phillips


Dr. Joshua Phillips and his wife Kristel have lived in Lake Geneva for 9 years. They are the proud parents of three children. He is presently a staff psychiatrist at Columbia St. Mary’s hospital in Milwaukee. He enjoys time with his family, the outdoors, and board games. A graduate of North Central Bible College, he has a passion for integrating faith and science into education to create well-rounded and wise Christian leaders. When given the chance, he loves missions and has been on short term trips to Ethiopia, South Africa, Jamaica, and Estonia.

“But Jesus said, ‘Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven’” Matthew 19:14.

Melissa Rush

Vice President

Melissa and her husband Jon are both FCS graduates Class of 2008. They have 3 school age children, Chloe, Landon, and Makayla, all here at Faith. Melissa practices massage therapy part-time, but is also very thankful she has the time and flexibility to be highly involved with her kids’ lives at home and school. They live in Lake Geneva and have been a part of Lakeland Church since 2013. Melissa enjoys crafting, organizing and traveling. She would also tell you that one of her top spiritual gifts is “helps”, which is exactly what she hopes to do for Faith Christian School.

“We love because he first loved us.” –1 John 4:19

John Guanci


John and his wife Stacy currently reside in Richmond, IL. They fell in love with Faith Christian School within moments of walking in the doors and after months of praying for a Christian school for Hannah and Adam. John has been working as full time Minister at Crystal Lake Christian Church for the past 4+ years after working 20 years in the manufacturing sector.  He gives all glory to God for continued blessings and the realized dream to preach the good news of Jesus Christ.  His favorite hobbies are landscaping and road trips with Stacy in their 2003 Wrangler.

“I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.  My soul shall make its boast in the Lord; the humble shall hear of it and be glad.  Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together.” Psalm 34:1-3

Laura Conklin


Laura and her husband, Tim, are the proud parents of two wonderful girls, Olivia and Charlotte.  Laura is the National Director of Community Health Initiatives at the American Academy of Pediatrics and enjoys thinking about how systems and policies can work better together to positively effect children and families across the country.  The Conklin’s live in Elkhorn and attend St. John’s Church.  They are avid campers.  During the summer, you’re likely to find Tim, Laura, Olivia and Charlotte enjoying God’s creation at campgrounds across Wisconsin (and beyond!).  A graduate of private schools from kindergarten through college, Laura understands what makes FCS unique and is proud to serve on the Board.

“Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him.” Psalm 127:3 (NLT)

Jared McDaniel

Board Member

Jared and his wife Mary have lived in the Lake Geneva area since 2021. They have three boys, Levi, Will, and Caleb who call FCS home. Jared is a Church Partnership Director with World Orphans and brings churches together to support vulnerable families around the world. Jares has a M.S.Ed from Southern Illinois University and a long history in experiential and non-traditional education. In their free time, Jared and Mary enjoy exploring Wisconsin State Parks with their boys and finding new favorite campsites.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. – Proverbs 3:5-6

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