Meet Our School Board

Chris-W.Chris Winkler

Board Chair

Chris Winkler has been married to Miriam Winkler since 1998 where on his 1st date he stated that was the girl to marry. He is the father of three amazing children, an 8th grader, 3rd grader, and 1st grader.  Chris has traveled and brings a great deal of not for profit leadership, launching organizations and fundraising experience.  As a student he was impacted by a teacher and coach in Christian education and accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior and followed in that teacher’s footsteps.  So as a past teacher, coach, and school administrator he is committed to seeing others receive an education.  As a former athlete and student he enjoys seeing others learn, grow and succeed.  He loves to ask questions and comments often about something new he learned that day.  Chris is honored to serve Jesus Christ and VCSI in any capacity.

P.M.-V.P.M. Varghese

P.M. Varghese was born and raised in India and immigrated to the USA in 1998 along with his wife Susan and two sons Anup and Arun. His academic credentials include graduate level degrees in Economics and Management. While in India, he worked for Living Media India Ltd as a cost center manager. He has been employed with U.S. Bank since 2000 and is currently part of the Credit Risk management and Compliance team. His past experience includes working with Christian non-profit organizations in India and in Portland. His passion is to serve Lord’s people in every way possible and is involved with various missions in India. He attends Living Hope Fellowship. He is a cricket fan and loves to travel with his family and friends, especially to third world countries on mission trips.

Tiffany-FiekenTiffany Fieken

Tiffany Fieken grew up in Eastern Washington and moved to Oregon to attend school at Pacific University in 1999. While in college, she met her husband Todd and they married in 2005. Tiffany is a wife and adoptive mother to a little girl from Ethiopia and stepmother two teenage boys. She is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker currently serving as the Interim Field Director & Practicum Coordinator at Pacific University. In her role, she facilitates all practicum placements for students in the social sciences at the undergraduate level. Her past experiences include working in juvenile justice, international adoption and mental health counseling. One of her greatest passions is traveling internationally where she is able to provide consultation to faith based organizations across Europe and Asia involved in the prevention and intervention of sex trafficking of minors. She also volunteers her time photographing events for nonprofit organizations to increase the visibility of the work being done in our community. She loves going to the beach, cycling, playing volleyball and bargain shopping in her spare time.

Pat-Pat Buckley

Retired Pastor, evangelist and business owner. Pat ministered as an Evangelist in Africa, Pakistan, Philippines, England, Ireland and the U.S.  Pat currently works with people who suffer from depression, anxiety, panic attacks and PTSD through Christian websites that are popular worldwide. These websites offer Christians, help and hope to those who are searching for freedom from these oppressions. Pat is married with 9 grandchildren.

SamSam Sady

Sam Sady grew up on the East side of the Columbia Gorge in The Dalles, Oregon. After graduating from High School Sam attended Trinity Western University – a private Christian University on the outskirts of Vancouver, British Columbia Canada where he met his wife Jenna. Sam graduated with a business degree and in 2001 Sam and Jenna married and moved to Hillsboro where Sam went to work for Wells Fargo Bank. In 2009 Sam joined State Farm and opened up his own agency in Beaverton in 2011. Sam holds licenses in life, health, property and casualty insurance, in addition to being mortgage licensed and carrying series 6 and 63 securities licenses. Sam and Jenna have two boys ages 10 and 8. Mission trips have played a key role in developing Sam’s faith starting with mission trips to Mexico in high school to spending a year overseas in South Korea and Japan through YWAM (Youth with a Mission) in 1997/98. When he has spare time, Sam enjoys Basketball, archery, and most anything outdoors.