Board of Directors


Andrew Ellis
Board Member

Andrew Ellis is a Physician Assistant in the U.S. Navy currently stationed at Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune.  He is married to Kasey Ellis, his high school sweetheart, and six of their eight children currently attend Grace Classical School.   Andrew has a heart for building strong families, and teaching children the Word of God.  Andrew and Kasey are active members at Centerview Baptist Church in Jacksonville, NC.

John Magill

John Magill was born and raised in Indiana where he graduated from Butler University in 2007.  John and his wife Rebekah were married in 2009.  They now reside in the Jacksonville area where Rebekah teaches at GCS and John is a Marine Helicopter Pilot stationed at Marine Corps Air Station, New River.  He has served in the Marine Corps since 2008 and has held various positions ranging from Artillery, to Airfield management, to Instructor Pilot.  Two of John and Rebekah’s four children are students at GCS.  The Magills are members of Harvest Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville, NC.

Katie Martin

Katie Martin is a founding member of the GCS Board of Directors.  She holds a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University and has taught and tutored students from pre-k to college in a variety of settings since 2003.  She was introduced to classical Christian education while homeschooling her oldest son and quickly found that the classical model was everything she always felt education should be.  Three of her four wonderful children are students at GCS.  Katie enjoys going to the beach with her family, reading great books, attending the annual Repairing the Ruins conference, and spending time with her church family, Pillar Church of Jacksonville.

Chloe Reep
Vice President

Chloe Reep and her husband Jason Reep are proud residents of Sneads Ferry and prouder natives of Ohio. Chloe holds a dual Bachelor of Arts in both English and Spanish from Cedarville University.  She loves her roles as wife to a wonderful USMC 1st Lt.; church member; teacher; unprecedented cat owner; and mild sports enthusiast. She is thankful for the role of Board member and Vice President as it enables her to serve the school she has grown to love. In addition to these formal activities, Chloe loves anything involving her husband, her family, kids, learning, and good conversation. She will always be grateful to GCS for offering so many of those favorite things!

Christine Zimbelman

Christine Zimbelman is wife to Doug and mother to their 4 children. Currently, her children are at the grammar, logic and rhetoric levels. Christine graduated from Adams State University in Colorado with a degree in Elementary Education and has taught in both public and private schools and in the co-op and homeschool community.