About Us

History of North Kern Christian School

In the spring of 1978, the Mennonite Brethren Church of Wasco, under the guidance of Pastor Vernon Reimer, established a three member fact-finding board to ascertain the possibility of beginning a Christian School on the church campus. This group continued to meet and seek God’s will for such a school. After much prayerful planning, North Kern Christian School (NKCS) became a reality in the fall of 1978, offering a course of study for grades K through 8 using the Accelerated Christian Education (A.C.E.) curriculum. In the fall of 1984 NKCS began using A Beka Book curriculum in grades 4 through 8 while maintaining A.C.E. in the primary grades. In the fall of 1989 NKCS extended the use of A Beka to include the third grade and in the fall of 1990 grades 1 and 2 also began using A Beka, with the A.C.E. curriculum being used on a very limited basis. North Kern Christian School is a ministry of the Mennonite Brethren Church of Wasco, which is a ministry division of the Mennonite Brethren Church of Shafter. The mission of the Mennonite Brethren Church of Wasco is: worshiping and glorifying God; rejoicing in the love of our Savior, Jesus Christ; helping people find Christ and making them His disciples. NKCS is a nondenominational school and is open to all who want a Christian environment and Christ honoring staff and curriculum for their school age children.

School Board

The school board of North Kern Christian School is appointed by a committee of the Shafter Mennonite Brethren Church. The school board meets on a monthly basis, and is responsible for the direction and policy of NKCS. Board meetings are open to parents. If you have a matter that needs to be taken up at a board meeting, please contact the principal or a member of the board.

School board members:

  • Paul Neufeld, Chairman
  • Paul Neufeld, Vice Chairman
  • Sandy Armstrong, Secretary
  • Carl Demier
  • Med Garcia
  • Frankie Moore
  • Sean Hallenbeck
  • Melany Millwee


North Kern Christian School is affiliated with the Association of Christian Schools International (A.C.S.I.), and is a ministry of the Shafter Mennonite Brethren Church.

NKCS Statement of Faith

  • We believe the Bible to be inspired, the only infallible authoritative Word of God;
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Ghost;
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory;
  • We believe that for the salvation of the lost and sinful man, a regeneration of the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential;
  • We believe in the creation of man by the direct act of God as recorded in the Book of Genesis;
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by Whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life;
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost: they that are saved unto resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation;
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Our Staff

  • Mr. Funk- Principal
    Mrs. Whitbey- Secreatary
    Mrs. Fager- Kindergarten
    Mrs. Morfin – 1st & 2nd Grade
    Miss. Garza- 3rd & 4th Grade
    Mrs. Rodarte-5th & 6th Grade
    Mr. Funk- 7th & 8th Grade
    Mrs. Armstrong- Home School Program Director
    Miss Aleman- Preschool Director
    Mrs. Aguierra – 2 Year Old Preschool Class
    Mrs Scialabba- 3 Year Old Preschool Class
    Miss Valerie Aleman- 4 Year Old Pre-K Class
    Mrs. Jones – Kindergarten Aide
    Mrs. Bernal – 1-4 Grade Aide