About Us

About Us

Leadership and Governance

The TPCS Board of Directors is comprised of administrators, parents, and community leaders who are committed to providing quality Christian education for the Indianapolis surrounding area.

  • Jim Bucher, Board Vice-Chair
  • Dr. Jim Craig, Board Secretary
  • Carol Sparks Drake
  • Dr. Jon Wilhite
  • Blair Dowden
  • Joe Gaafar
  • Dr.Jodie Meyer
  • Jamie Lee
  • Dr. Edward (Lars) Rascoe III
  • Dave Tinkey, Board Chair

Board Governance Policy

Dr. Blair Dowden
Interim Head of School

Dr. Blair Dowden has served in higher education administration for 39 years, 32 of which have been in senior cabinet positions. He has held positions in all major administrative areas including the president's office, advancement, enrollment, finance, academics, and student development. For 22 years, he served as President of Huntington University in Indiana, leading the institution in significant enrollment and campus growth, program development, and regional and national recognition. He has authored several book chapters and articles, and has given numerous presentations on diverse topics at national and regional conferences. 

Dr. Dowden had been a leader on national higher education boards, chairing the boards of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics; serving on the Executive Committee and Financial Aid Committee Chair of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities; and serving on the American Council on Education board. He has been a consultant and mentor to numerous presidents and college and universities, assisting in the areas of leadership coaching, board development, strategic planning, team development, institutional governance, and leadership assessment. He has also served as a consultant/evaluator on regional accreditation teams and currently serves on the board of a Christ-centered college.

Dr. Dowden received his B.A. from Wheaton College (political science) and M.A. (student development) and Ed.D. (higher education) from Ball State University.

Dr. Dowden and his wife, Chris, live in Greenfield, Indiana and have two married children and five grandchildren.  Dr. Dowden will be on site starting December 14, 2017.

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Dr. Blair Dowden
Interim Head of School
Jason Klingerman
Secondary Principal
Shane Schaffer
Middle School and Junior High Principal
Angela Ruiz, Ed.S.
Elementary Principal
Tammy Veselsky
Early Childhood Principal
Natalie Raab
High School Guidance Counselor
Fred Means
Director of Finance and Operations
Toni Kanzler
Director of Admissions 7-12 & International Program
Kraig Cox
Director of Strategic Relationships, HS Dean of Students & Var Basketball Coach
Leslie Kowal
Director of Advancement
Adam Stevenson
HS Athletic Director & Varsity Football Coach
Dr. Tom Ho
Director of Technology Integration
Dr. Erica Buchanan-Rivera
Director of Curriculum & Instruction
Ryan Gallagher
Chief Advancement Officer
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