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Letter From Pastor Rees
Posted: 1/15/2021
Dear NCS Family,

My wife Ellie and I have been so very blessed to be a part of God’s working here at NCS since we moved here in 1974. What a privilege it has been to raise our four children in this context, as God has grown NCS into an extended family of people who are passionate to provide a God-centered education that stimulates in the students a passion for excellence in learning, service, and worship. Through these years the Lord has provided over 1750 students, 452 of whom are now alumni, 100 different staff members, and an army of grandparents, parents, and friends who have supported the ministry of NCS so generously, especially with their faithful prayers!

As the staff has grown, it has been a blessing to be able to pass on to others many of the tasks that are vital to the efficient functioning and spiritual focus of the school. In recent years, I have sought to do that more and more, knowing that the days would be coming when I would need others to take on even more of my responsibilities. As a 71 year-old man, it has been a joy to see the Lord raising up help, and to see the ministry continuing to prosper. Over the past several years, we have been seriously seeking to find someone who would have a passion for the ministry of NCS and a desire to lead it in a God-honoring way.

During the next school year, I hope to continue teaching and working with choir, but I will transition to a new role of being the administrator of the school. I will continue to oversee the ministry of the school, but I will be passing on the many responsibilities of principal beginning on July 1, 2021. The new principal will give direction in all the day-to-day education of the students.

We are enthusiastic and grateful and blessed to announce that Jeremiah Bennett has agreed to be the principal of NCS, as we start our 50th year of ministry! Many of our school family already know Mr. Bennett and his family. Mr. Bennett is our boys’ varsity basketball coach. His wife, Kim, serves as our Director of Development and Pandemic Coordinator. Their four children, Conner, Ethan, Brooke, and Allison, have all attended NCS from kindergarten.

Mr. Bennett grew up in West Virginia, in a home that was focused on ministry, with his dad as a pastor and his mom also involved in the ministry of the church and school. Mr. Bennett attended Rainelle Christian Academy from K-12. After high school he attended Fork Union Military Academy for one year before being recruited to play basketball for Bucknell University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and later his Masters Degree in K-12 Administration. During his time at Bucknell, Mr. Bennett attended Reformed Baptist Church (RBC) in Lewisburg and met his future spouse, Kimberly Conner (NCS Class of 2000). Kim and Jeremiah were married in 2004. After graduating from Bucknell, Mr. Bennett worked as a teacher for the Lewisburg School District for 11 years before becoming the principal of Linntown Elementary School, where he has served in that capacity for 6 years. The Bennett family attends RBC in Lewisburg where Mr. Bennett serves as an elder. We are so very excited that the Lord has provided this godly servant leader to be our new principal. To God be all the glory for the great things He has done.

By His grace and with a very thankful heart, Pastor Rees

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God-centered education that
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