MR. CHRIS BERNDT – PRINCIPAL
After graduating magna cum laude in education from Oral Roberts University, I embarked upon an ordained pastoral calling which included two successful church plants as well as leading both small and large churches as a youth pastor, associate pastor and senior pastor.
Identifying the teaching gift, I launched into a career as a Christian school educator. This included instructing junior high students, acting as a school chaplain, becoming a teaching department head, assistant administrator and a principal.
I have had over 13 years of experience as an educator and 17 years as a pastor for a total of 30 years of spiritual and organizational leadership.
My expertise includes the areas of instructional leadership, staff development, marketing and public relations, spiritual direction, missions and outreach.
My wife Stephanie and I have been married for twenty six years and we have two daughters, Ellie and Abby who will be attending Rhema in the new school year. My family and I are very excited to join the Rhema family and to help us all walk together into the amazing future that God has for this school academically, spiritually, and in impact in the community and the world.