Board of Directors
Southeast Christian board members provide a united body for oversight, direction, and community engagement for the school and its staff.
Under the leadership of the chairperson, the purpose of the School Board is to direct, protect, and enable through policy governance of the organization and act as the primary connection between the organization and those to whom the organization is responsible which is defined as the church community, the public school community, Southeast Christian school community, civic leaders in the Southeast Denver metro area, the Association of Christian Schools International, and community service non-profits in the Southeast Denver metro area.
Hunter and his wife, Shawna, have four children attending Southeast Christian School. Hunter is currently on Active Duty and has been serving as an Army officer for over 26 years. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Texas A&M University and Master of Strategic Studies leadership degree from the United States Army War College. Hunter has extensive experience in leading, influencing, and equipping organizations for positive impact. He also serves at Southeast Christian Church on the Men’s ministry leadership team and hosts a weekly home fellowship group. He is committed to serving the families of Southeast Christian School and impacting the community for Christ.
Dean and his wife, Tracey, along with their sons, Matt and Nate, have attended Southeast Christian Church for 15 years. Dean and his sons can be found most Sunday mornings assisting with the communion and offering. Dean is the owner of a local commercial cleaning company that he started in 2000 after 8 years of teaching at Walla Walla High School. Dean taught various science classes along with a vocational class. Dean also coached football and wrestling and helped with the local Young Life group. Dean earned his bachelor’s degree from Montana State University and his master’s degree from Eastern Washington University. Dean is also involved with several aspects of Fellowship of Christian Athletes when he and Tracey are not following their sons at Lutheran High School and UCCS track meets.
Doug is a husband and proud father of two children. His eldest son graduated from Southeast Christian in May 2017 and his youngest daughter is on track to graduate in May 2019. Doug is CFO and Co-Founder of Atrilogy Solutions Group and has held this role for 17 years. Doug graduated from the University of Illinois with an Accountancy degree in 1991. In addition to serving as Treasurer of the SECS School Board, Doug also serves as Treasurer for Frontier Labourers for Christ (FLC). FLC is a Christian outreach organization serving Thailand, Myanmar and Laos.
Russ McCracken is the founding minister of Southeast Christian Church in Parker, Colorado, having served there since 1972. The church started with five families and has grown to nearly 4,000 people in attendance. He brought Southeast Christian School to the church in 1999. Started Southeast Community Outreach (SECOR) and Southeast Counseling Center. Russ is a native of Iowa, attended Nebraska Christian College and the University of Nebraska. For 46 years Russ has been pastoring churches in Nebraska and Colorado. Also, he sang with the Jubilaires Quartet for 28 years, holding revival meetings and concerts throughout the Midwest. Russ and his wife, Bev, have been married for 54 years and have two grown children and two grown foster children. Their grandchildren number a total of 11 and great grandchildren also number 11. Russ is now serving as Pastoral Care Minister at Southeast Christian Church. He is first a pastor, but he also loves to preach.
Michael and his wife, Katie, have two children that have attended Southeast Christian School since 2011, and they are currently enrolled in the Southeast Christian School Homeschool program. Michael owns a commercial construction company that specializes in emergency response work for the Federal Government as well as aviation, recreation, K-12, collegiate level, civil, and energy sector facilities. He is a Service Disabled Veteran of the US Army having served with the 3rd US Infantry (the Old Guard). In his time with the Old Guard, he served as Personal Escort to the President of the United States during the Clinton administration. Michael has his Associates Degree in Architectural Engineering and holds an Executive Certificate in Leadership & Management from the University of Notre Dame. He also serves as a member of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) and the Aurora Defense Council. He and his wife have been members of Southeast Christian Church since 2004 and have been actively volunteering in various ministries.