School Board

“This Board of Directors shall have as its primary concern the ministry of Catholic elementary school education: the spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional, and social development of the students. The Board of Directors, operating in conformity with the policies of the Diocese of Grand Rapids, under the guidance of the Diocesan Office of Catholic Schools, the Superintendent of Schools, and the Pastor, shall concern itself with local school policy matters pertaining to the general excellence of Catholic education at Assumption School.”

“Working in close collaboration with its administrative officer, the Principal, and hearing its many publics, this Board of Directors shall formulate local school policies that will enable the school to reach its agreed upon goals. These goals will be related to, but not limited to, the overall goals established by the Diocese of Grand Rapids.”

Board of Directors:

  • Amber Troupe , President
  • Ben Soldaat, Vice President
  • Mike Tarwater, Secretary and Building & Grounds Chair
  • Cristian D’Anna, Marketing Chair
  • Emily Hoffman, Mission Effectiveness
  • Fr. Tony Pelak, Pastor
  • Domenic Franconi, Principal
  • Steve Abid
  • Aaron Bartholomew
  • Scott Christopher
  • Kendra Hillary
  • Chris Johnson
  • Sr. Anna Rose Kalinowski
  • Courtney Sierra
  • Kyle Welter

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (ABVM) Board of Directors has a devoted group of individuals who bring their experiences and skill sets to better our school. We are blessed to have a diverse set of backgrounds to support our school, including law enforcement, information technology, business owners, legal, accounting, sales, marketing and more. Our primary goal is to support our Pastor, the school’s staff, and all of our students by providing them with the oversight and support to fulfill the Vision and Mission of ABVM.

The Board meets every 4th Wednesday of the month (unless holidays or other scheduling conflicts arise).

All meetings are open to the public, however, if you are interested in presenting or discussing topics with the Board, requests to be included on the meeting’s agenda must be submitted at least one week prior to the meeting to the Board President. If you are interested in joining the Board, please fill out the Board of Directors application and forward it to any Board member, the school secretary or the parish secretary.

If you are interested in becoming a Director on the ABVM School Board, fill out the following form: