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The Central Christian School Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the hiring of Jeanne Zimmerly Jantzi as the Superintendent of CCS beginning August 1, upon the retirement of current Superintendent, Gene Miller. The CCS Search Committee is excited to support the nomination of Jeanne after completing the interview process with potential candidates. “It was an honor to be a part of the search committee and the process that occurred over the last several months. I have been overwhelmed by the amount of passion and love I have seen for the school. It feels good to be part of a community that is engaged and passionate about what God is doing at CCS,” said Michelle Steffen, Committee Chair.
Jeanne is a 1982 Central Christian alumnus originally from Orrville. She is married to Dan, and they have three adult sons. Jeanne received her undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education from Eastern Mennonite University and her Master’s Degree in International Economic Development from Eastern University in Pennsylvania. Jeanne is an energetic and effective, relational leader with experience in leading with MCC in Asia. “Together with my family, I’ve spent 24 of the last 28 years serving internationally with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in Congo, Nigeria, Indonesia and Thailand,” said Jeanne. She is an experienced administrator who is ready for the opportunity and challenge of leading CCS. Jeanne has a deep, sincere faith that is grounded in Anabaptist teaching and the example of Christ. In addition to her commitment to Anabaptist faith, she is passionate about the future of Mennonite education. “As a leader, I look to Jesus and to the scriptures for guidance. The Holy Spirit helps me interpret the scriptures together with my community of followers of Christ. I look forward to participating in the mission at Central Christian School as students learn about God through multiple exposure points in classroom culture, in relationships with the adults around them, in the sense of community at the school, in chapels, classroom storytelling and devotions and times of prayer,” says Jantzi. “Thank you for your trust in inviting me to the position of Superintendent. I look forward to joining with faculty, staff, students, and the community in supporting the mission of Central Christian School.“
Carl Wiebe, Board President, had these words to share about the transition of Superintendents. “The reality of this whole process is that God is at work in ways we do not fully understand. We affirm the transition Gene is making and appreciate his eight years of leadership at CCS. We celebrate and recognize the hand of God at work in the search process and look forward to Jeanne’s leadership in this next chapter at Central Christian.”
Please join us in welcoming Jeanne to Central Christian as well as giving God praise for His hand in this transition!