Mark Galvan, a 2004 Contra Costa Christian School graduate, went home to be with the Lord on April 30, 2013. He attended CCCS all 13 years, beginning in Kindergarten. He was known by his quiet spirit and his faith in the Lord Jesus.

Mark was diagnosed with brain cancer between his sophomore and junior years. After missing his first semester of his junior year because of operations and chemo treatments, he was back at school and we were thrilled to see him graduate.

Before he passed away, he shared with his best friends and former classmates, Jeremy Veltkamp and Michael Douglas, that he was ready to meet his Maker. Although his life of 27 years was short, he lived his life to the fullest and brought joy to many family members and friends. He was a wonderful example of a young person living for Christ and the ideal friend for our son. His mother, a strong believer in Jesus, led him down the path of simple trust in God. I don't know of anyone else who could stand up and tell about Jesus Christ at her own son's funeral and then break out into singing.

We've all learned from Mark's life. We will miss him greatly but so very glad that God put him in our lives because we have been richly blessed.

Jean Veltkamp, Kindergarten teacher

CCCS Alum Competes for Miss California
Meredith Allendorph (Class of 2011) attended CCCS from preschool through high school. She was very involved in middle school and high school through volleyball, drama productions, and choir. She is now studying at Loyola Marymount University and continues to engage her passions that first developed at CCCS. She is currently representing Pleasant Hill in the 2013 Miss California USA beauty pageant. She says her faith in Christ keeps her grounded and calm in the midst of the excitement and nervousness. She has a Facebook fan page where you can get more information and follow her for updates. We wish to keep Meredith in our prayers and are excited to see the unfolding of God's plan for her life.

Alumni Scholarship
We are excited to begin offering Contra Costa Christian Schools’ alumni a $500 scholarship per year for enrolling their school age children. We are proud of our alumni and what they have accomplished over the years. In looking back over CCCS’s rich heritage, we want the children of our alumni to have the same opportunity to get as excellent a foundation in Christian education as their parents. This scholarship offer is limited to one child per family and applies to families where at least one parent graduated from high school at CCCS. Qualified families can receive this $500 each year they are enrolled. For more information, please see our Admissions page.

Congratulations to CCCS Alumnus Emily Huizenga
Emily Huizenga, CCCS graduate, was featured in the latest issue of the Calvin College biology department newsletter. Emily, class of 2009, just returned from a semester abroad studying biology in Thailand. Read all about her adventures here

On September 24, CCCS HS alumni who attended between 1979 and 1992 gathered in the multi-purpose room for a time of fellowship and reconnection. The evening was truly amazing with many relationships being rekindled. The alumni were addressed and greatly encouraged by Dr. J. Barry Koops (first CCCS HS principal), Paul Gizzi (former Athletic Director, Soccer Coach, Dean of Students, Vice Principal, and Principal), Glenda Culeman (front office for many years) and Greg Van Soelen (current CCCS HS Business Development Director). We were all reminded of times long past and were filled with appreciation for a God that created us to live in community with one another.

As we look forward to our next reunion in a year or two, alumni are encouraged to log on to our “CCCS HS Reunion” Facebook page (search “CCCS HS Reunion” on Facebook) and check out the pictures and comments posted by everyone. If you would like to be on the contact list for our next event, email your contact information to Ryder Brose at


We would like to update this page with all alumni information - so check back often.

Here are some of the ways you can get involved:
• Assist with planning alumni reunions and special events
• Host career and networking events
• Offer professional expertise as speakers at alumni gatherings
• Promote CCCS and assist in the recruitment of new students


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