Administrative Faculty & Staff

Paul MacDonald

Headmaster


Mr. MacDonald joined CCS in 2012, and has been involved in Christian education as a high school and college student, and then as a teacher and administrator for over thirty years. He grew up in Pennsylvania, where he attended high school, college and graduate school, and has been in Oklahoma for the greater part of his professional career, where he attended Oklahoma State University for additional graduate work in administration. He has been involved with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) in a variety of leadership capacities, including service on the board and accreditation commission as chairman.

Mr. MacDonald is passionate about delivering the Crossings mission of developing well-prepared Christ-centered servant leaders who can follow God’s leading and impact the word for Christ in every area. He is married to Franci, who also serves at the school, and has an adult son and three daughters, and is currently enjoying being grandpa to his granddaughter Naomi and his grandsons Maddox and Wesley.

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

Colossians 3:17

Admissions

Debbie Symes

Director of Admissions


Debbie was born and raised in Oklahoma. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in Language Arts Education. Following a career as a wife, mother, and teacher, she began her ministry at Crossings Christian School when the decision was made to grow the church preschool to a Kindergarten through 12th grade Christian school in 2000.

Debbie and her husband, Bubba, have four grown children and six grandchildren. In addition to loving her work with families and children at CCS, she enjoys reading, gardening, Bible study, and spending time with her family.

When asked what makes Crossings Christian School a special place to be, she quickly responds that besides being intentional about inviting God into every part of our day, we are blessed with a very special staff and precious families.

Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue, if there be any praise, think on these things.

Philippians 4:8

Elizabeth Southworth

Administrative Assistant to the Admissions Director


Elizabeth has been a part of CCS since 2001. Her college education was in business and music and she served as a pastor’s wife for 25 years. While in the pastorate she worked in administrative positions for several high schools. After leaving the pastorate she served in administrative positions with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Her late husband, Jim, was the Director for the North Central Texas area and State Director in Las Vegas, NV. Elizabeth served as the Executive Administrative Assistant for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for 13 years. They have two daughters and four grandchildren.

Growing up in a parsonage and being a pastor’s wife has given her many opportunities to serve Christ and His people. Her love for adults and children is evidenced as she serves CCS. Her years of experience in administrative positions have been a great benefit to CCS.

She enjoys spending time with her family and loves her grandchildren. She loves all sports, reading, music, cooking, sewing, and crafts.

No, dear brothers, I am still not all I should be but I am bringing all my energies to bear on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead. I strain to reach the end of the race…

Philippians 3:13-14

Athletics

Shawn Schenk

Athletic Director


Mr. Schenk holds a Masters degree in Educational Administration and a Bachelors degree in Math Education from Oklahoma Baptist University where he also played on the Men’s Bison Basketball team. Mr. Schenk came to Crossings in 2013 after 16 years in public school. He spent 12 of those years as a head coach in 6A schools in the state of Oklahoma. In his tenure as head coach, he has led all 3 of his teams to the state tournament including the Edmond Santa Fe boys basketball program to 5 state tournament appearances and 4 state semi-final appearances during his 6 years there and most recently the CCS Knights’ debut state appearance in 2016. Mr. Schenk is the recipient of numerous coaching awards ranging from OCA All-State coach to multiple conference, area, and regional coach of the year awards. He celebrated his 200th career win in 2016.

Mr. Schenk enjoys motivating students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles to achieve success. He is also passionate about helping students identify, embrace, and utilize the unique gifts and talents God has given them. In his experiences, Mr. Schenk has witnessed the positive impact that athletic participation can have on the mental, physical, and spiritual development and maturation of our youth. He remains committed to the support and the development of the coaches and student-athletes at Crossings and is honored by this tremendous responsibility.

Mr. Schenk is married to his beautiful wife, Jill, fellow CCS Middle School librarian. They have 4 children, Calvin, Clark, Faith and Mae. When he has free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, exercising, reading, watching sports, and being involved in church.

Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children. And live a life of love just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Ephesians 5:1-2

Jessica Jenkins

Head Athletic Trainer


Jessica joined CCS in 2015 as the head athletic trainer and sports medicine teacher. She has provided outreach athletic training services through McBride Orthopedic Hospital for CCS since 2011. She has a B.S. in Athletic Training and a M.Ed from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Jessica has been a certified athletic trainer since 2004 and has experience working in different clinical, high school, college, and industrial settings.

Jessica has always loved sports and has a desire to help people. She found athletic training to be the perfect blend of her interests and takes pride in keeping athletes healthy and participating in the sports that they love.

Jessica is married to her best friend, Jimmy. They have a daughter, Jestyn, who attends Crossings. They love hanging out as a family, watching and playing sports, and cheering for the OKC Thunder.

The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.

Zephaniah 3:17

Business Office

Janis Smith, CPA

Chief Financial Officer


Janis Smith received her B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Iowa and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Iowa and Oklahoma. She has a heart for nonprofits and has worked for the YMCA and the Boy Scouts of America. She is thankful and blessed for the opportunity to work in a Christian environment with such wonderful people.

Janis is originally from Massachusetts and currently lives in Mustang with her husband Roger. They have three adult children, Eric, Ryan and Angela.

In her spare time Janis loves to read, make jewelry, dabble in photography but most importantly, spend time with her grandchildren.

I waited patiently for the Lord to help me and He turned to me and heard my cry.

Psalms 40:1

Laura Bailey

Accounting Assistant


Laura Bailey graduated with her B.S. in Business and Theology from a private college in Southern Missouri. After serving in the Business Office of a church and Christian school in the Washington DC area for 7 y ears, God moved her to the Oklahoma City area, where she has lived since 2008.

Laura first visited, and fall in love with, Crossings Community Church, in the fall of 2011. One of her favorite things about the church is its’ passion for putting Christ in the center of every part of life, something she sees played out in the variety of ministries in which the church involves itself, including Crossings Christian School. And when she saw an opportunity to become part of the Crossings School family, she jumped at the chance. Laura has been a part of CCS since 2017.

When not working, Laura loves to spend time with her large extended family of six siblings and 14 nieces & nephews. She is also a voracious reader, loves to travel, and is intentional about experiencing Oklahoma sites, history, foods, and adventures.

And don’t be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Romans 12:2

Lorie Harbert

Accounting Assistant


Lorie joined CCS in 2016 in the Business Office. Prior to CCS, she worked as a bookkeeper for 2 years at a CPA firm and as the bookkeeper at her church for 10 years.

Lorie and her husband Andy have been married since 1989. They have two adult children, Joey and Jenna. Together, they enjoy camping. She also enjoys reading and coloring!

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

Psalm 46:10

Becky Brock

Accounting Assistant


Bio coming soon!

Development & Marketing

Teri Inman

Development & Marketing Director


Teri joined CCS as the Director of Development in 2012. Prior to being on staff, she coordinated many CCS fundraisers including the Annual Auction, golf tournament, Tim Hawkins Live in Concert events, and Knightwalk Walk-a-Thon. She graduated from Southern Nazarene University with a Bachelor of Science degree in both Early Childhood and Elementary Education. After teaching kindergarten in the public schools, she worked to raise funds for various non-profits and Christian organizations for 12 years.

Teri is passionate about serving God through serving others. She believes that fundraising is an act of ministry, allowing others the opportunity to participate in God’s plan for not only their life, but in the lives of those touched by their generosity and faithfulness.

During Teri’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Mark and their two sons, Anderson and Jackson, who both attend CCS and Daisy Mae, their lovable chocolate lab. As a family they enjoy attending basketball games, spending time at the lake, serving at their home church, watching OU football and attending more basketball games!

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Colossians 3:17

Susannah Bebee

Administrative Assistant to Development & Marketing Director


Susannah joined CCS in 2014. Prior to CCS, she was at home raising her kids and volunteering. Susannah graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Management Information Systems. She enjoyed a 10 year career as a web developer in Oklahoma City and Dallas, TX.

Susannah has been married to her husband Ryan since 2004 and together they have two kids, Shawn and Clara who both attend CCS. They enjoy their kids activities, watching OU & OSU sports, playing games, working in the yard and spending time with family.

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:28

Kaitlan Lombardo

Spirit Store CoordinatorAdministrative Assistant to Development & Marketing Director


Kaitlan joined CCS as Head Cheerleading Coach in 2016 and as the Spirit Store Coordinator and Development & Marketing Assistant in 2017. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Central Oklahoma.

Prior to Crossings, Kaitlan worked and coached at Kingfisher Public Schools serving in the media and marketing departments as well as founding their school store. She has also worked at Oklahoma Baptist University in a variety of capacities.

Kaitlan worked for the National Cheerleaders Association for six years and was honored as Outstanding Instructor in 2011 and 2013. Kaitlan was also named the Oklahoma High School Cheerleading Coach of the Year in 2015.

In her free time, Kaitlan enjoys fellowship with friends and family, attending sporting events, and organizing anything and everything. She is an avid list maker and Oklahoma City Thunder fan.

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.

Deuteronomy 31:16

Technology

Joshua Beck

Technology Director


Joshua worked for Apple for several y ears before coming to CCS. Before that, he graduated from ORU with a B.A. in Theology and Philosophy. He grew up in a small town in Kansas, and married his girlfriend from high school in 2012.

Joshua is a firm believer in the truth and beauty of Christianity, and helping Christians apply it to their whole lives. Anything from art, to work, to economics, to technology, the Christian worldview has something to say about it. Which is why he especially enjoys shaping the way this Christian school, and its students, use their technology.

Outside of work, Joshua spends time reading, writing, listening to podcasts, or watching movies and TV with his wife, Sam.

But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.

I Peter 3:15

Facilities

Bob Miller

Facilities Manager


Bio coming soon!