Mission Advancement

Our Mission Advancement team supports and advances our school's mission.

From amplifying our school's story and guiding new families as they enroll their children to fundraising, our Mission Advancement Team serves as a vital link between the school and its various stakeholders.

The Three Areas of
Our Advancement Team


Admissions &




Marketing &

Admissions & Enrollment

Become a ZCS Family

Enrollment Timeline

  • Preschool Enrollment
    Preschool enrollment typically takes place in mid-January.


  • Y5s & Kindergarten Enrollment
    Young Fives and Kindergarten enrollment typically opens in December.


  • Kindergarten -8th Grade Current Year Enrollment
    We are currently accepting applications for select grades.

Financial Aid

ZCS believes everyone should have access to high-quality Christian education. We offer different types of need-based assistance that accommodate a family’s specific financial situation.

Financial aid applications are reviewed in February.

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Natalia McGowen

Director of Admissions & Enrollment
nmcgowen@zcs.org  616.772.2609


Become a ZCS Supporter

Investment Areas

  • General Fund -Need $334,000
    To keep tuition as affordable as possible for all families.


  • Financial Accessibility -  Need $753,229
    ZCS believes anyone who wants a Christian education for their children, and is willing to sacrifice, should be able to afford it. This year, 190 students from 126 families are receiving financial aid. Donations alone fund financial aid.


  • Student Support Services & Inclusive Education - $217,500
    ZCS has been a global pioneer in Christian inclusive education since 1989. Every student benefits when learners of all abilities know they belong. What a beautiful picture of the body of Christ!


  • Endowment Fund - Need $450,000
    As we strive to be community stewards of ZCS, we need to intentionally invest now to keep Christian education affordable for generations to come.


  • One-time Gifts
    Support in any amount, at any time, helps further our mission.


  • Monthly Gifts
    Donors who register for automatic monthly donations, in any amount, are called "Ember Members."

Community Partners

Business Sponsors, In-kind Donations, & More
At various times throughout the year, the ZCS community relies on support from our community partners to help make our events, projects, and initiatives successful. Below are a few recurring areas of needed support.

  • Events (RAMS Fest, Musicals, Grandparents Day, Legacy Event, Auction, etc.)
  • Publications (The Bell, Blue Note, etc.)
  • Staff Appreciation
  • Student Experiences
  • & Much More
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Peter Jenkins

Executive Director of Advancement
pjenkins@zcs.org  616.772.2609

How to Give

  • Online
    Visit zcs.org/give
  • Venmo
  • Check
    Zeeland Chrisitan School
    Mission Advancement Team
    334 West Central Ave.
    Zeeland, MI 49464

Marketing & Communications

Amplify Our Community


Diligently working to amplify our mission and enhance the school's visibility among our community. Beyond promotional projects, the marketing and communications team collaborates with school leadership to align marketing efforts with our long-term goals and strategic plans.


With a commitment to transparent communication, we work to ensure that our message resonates with current and prospective families, staff, alumni, donors, and the wider community.

Official ZCS communications include:

  • Blue Note
  • The Bell
  • Official ZCS Website
  • Social Media
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Tiffany Kraker

Director of Marketing & Communications
tkraker@zcs.org  616.772.2609