Staff

ARACELI ALVAREZ

Bookkeeper
Education: Attended Valley College in California
Family: Husband Ricardo and children Amadalyn, Ricardo Jr., Viviana, and Destiny
Why she is at Geneva: “I am very grateful to the Lord that a vision that I had five years ago has come true. I feel so blessed to be part of God’s plan for Geneva!”


PHILIP BOENITZ

Assistant Athletic Director; Head Boys Basketball Coach
Education: BS Biblical Studies Hope International University
Family: Engaged to Jordan
Why he is at Geneva: “Coach Boerboom and I had worked together at a previous school, and after he left, we still stayed in touch. The Lord provided an opportunity to work together again, and after hearing about Geneva’s mission, I knew this was the place I wanted to be!”


 ERIC BOERBOOM

Athletic Director; Head Girls Basketball Coach
Education: BS History with minor in Coaching University of Wisconsin-Superior; MA Sports Management and Coaching Theory and Strategy American Public University
Family: Married to Beth, children Jaden, Clara, and Aniah
Why he is at Geneva: “My family and I are invested at Geneva because we first and foremost believe in the mission of Geneva as a Christian and classical school. By His grace, God has opened the door for me to have the opportunity to pursue God’s calling of investing in the spiritual development of students through athletics.”


 ROYAL BROWN 

Logic and Rhetoric Administrative Assistant
Education:
BS Psychology Tarleton State University; MA Guidance and Counseling Texas A&M University—San Antonio
Family:
Wife Morgan, Logic School teacher
Why he is at Geneva:
“Since my wife started working at Geneva, many things have drawn me to the school: the students, staff, and atmosphere have all played an important role in my bothering Mr. Shelton enough to finally hire me. Plus Mrs. Johnson had a son so that helped too. I am grateful and blessed to be at a place where Christ is the centerpiece in forming minds to think in a different way.”
Interesting tidbit:
Royal was a substance abuse counselor for three years, he used to shoot archery competitively, he is a San Antonio FC season ticket member, and he likes to paint like Bob Ross.


TRAVIS COX

Facilities Technician
Family: Wife Jessica, step-daughter Josie, and baby daughter Macie
Why he is at Geneva: “I believe our mighty God has led me to this school to be surrounded by peers who share the same faith.”
Interesting tidbit: Travis has trained horses and worked ranches for several years, and he continues to train his own horse.


CODY DANIELS

Facilities Technician
Education: BA Linguistics University of Texas at Austin
Family: Father Jason, mother Jill, brother Drew, and twin sisters Karlie and Kaila
Why he is at Geneva: “I’m here because I can work at a place I care about with people I care about.”
Interesting tidbit: Cody can speak Norwegian.


GRADI EVANS

Fine Arts Director
Education: BME University of South Carolina; MME University of South Carolina; EdD work Arizona State University
Family: Husband Ric and children Ian, Nathan (Class of 2011), and Mikaela (Class of 2016)
Why she is at Geneva: “Through Libby Lunsford, God led me to Geneva, and He has equipped me my entire life to do the jobs He has for me. To God be the glory!”
Interesting tidbit: Gradi is a fourth generation music enthusiast


JESSICA GOMBERT

Grammar School Headmaster
Education: BA Education University of Texas at San Antonio; MA Education Our Lady of the Lake University
Family: Husband Ronnie and children Madison (Class of 2013) and Grant (Class of 2016)
Why she is at Geneva: “God called me to work at Geneva. He has blessed me with a love and passion for education. God has blessed the Geneva Grammar School, and it is a privilege to work alongside students, parents, and teachers who have a passion for education.”


 CURBY GRAHAM

Academic Dean
Education: BA Humanities University of Texas at San Antonio; MA Human Resource Development Webster University; pursuing MA Cultural Apologetics at Houston Baptist University
Family: Wife Stephanie, children Claire and Vivian (both attend Geneva)
Why he is at Geneva: “My longtime friend Rob Shelton invited me to come work here after I retired from the Army. I want to use my knowledge and skills to help mature and shape young minds to become ambassadors and warriors for Christ’s kingdom.”


KIM HORTON

Lunchroom Supervisor
Education: BBA Marketing Texas A&M University; MBA Texas A&M University
Family: Husband Joseph and sons Luke and Samuel who attend Geneva
Why she is at Geneva: “God called our family to Geneva School. His presence on our campus is undeniable and it is a privilege to be part of this amazing school.”
Interesting tidbit: Kim loves running, cooking, and baking.


CHELSIE JACOBSON

Logic School/Rhetoric School Executive Assistant
Education: BS Education Angelo State University
Family: Parents in San Antonio, brother and family in New Braunfels, brother and family in Denton, sister and family in Mt. Vernon
Why she is at Geneva: “At Geneva, I can serve God by working with students.”
Interesting tidbit: The first kindergarten class that Chelsie taught at Geneva is the current class of 2018.


BEVERLY JOHNSON

Grammar School Coordinator
Education: Undergraduate work Southwest Texas State University
Family: Husband Danny and daughters Sarah (Class of 2011) and Lydia (Class of 2012)
Why she is at Geneva: “I have loved watching what our Lord has done here at Geneva! It is an honor and privilege to serve Him through Christian and classical education!”


 INGRID JOINER                                                              

Controller
Education: BS Accounting Bloomfield College
Family: Husband Bill and sons Gabriel and Jireh
Why she is at Geneva: “I have had a desire to work in ministry for a number of years. The Lord fulfilled that desire when he brought me to Geneva. I am very blessed to have this opportunity to serve and support this great Christian school from the Business Office.”


JEFF JONES                                                 

Logic School Headmaster
Education:  B.A. Speech Communication Studies and English East Stroudsburg University; M.Ed. Elementary (K-8) Education Northern Arizona University                   Family:  Wife Autumn, son Mason and daughter Piper (both attend Geneva)
Why he is at Geneva: “My family felt God’s calling to join Geneva based on its strong Christian community, commitment to classical education, and the lifestyle afforded by the greater San Antonio-area and Hill Country.  We are blessed and grateful to be a part of the GSB community.”
Interesting tidbit: Jeff is passionate about all-things Italian – food, culture, history, Dante, etc.


LIBBY LUNSFORD

Communications Director
Education: BA Journalism/Marketing-Management Baylor University
Family: Libby and husband Charlie have three daughters who are all Geneva graduates: Claire (Class of 2011), Mary Kate (Class of 2012), and Caroline (Class of 2015).
Why she is at Geneva: “I am passionate about this school and love being where God is working. He is very busy at Geneva and we have loved being a part of this school and watching our daughters grow and graduate. We are grateful for the mission of Geneva and that we continue to be a part of what God is doing here even after our girls have graduated.”


KATE LUFFY

Senior Accountant
Education: BBA Accounting Texas A&M University
Family: Husband Brian, daughter Megan and son Mark
Why she is at Geneva: “After much prayer and consideration, I felt a clear calling to serve at Geneva. It is a blessing to work here as an accountant, doing what I love, and for my children to have the opportunity to receive a Christian and classical education.”


DEBORAH MACDONALD

Fine Arts Administrative Assistant
Education: BA Communication and Interpersonal Communications Northeast Missouri State University; MS Educational Psychology and Guidance and Counseling Southern Illinois University
Family: Husband Robert, daughter Bethanney (Class of 2014), and son Ian (Class of 2017).
Why she is at Geneva: “Here, I have an opportunity to work in an environment where I can talk about my faith, sing hymns all day, and participate in the growth and development of children and youth. What a blessing.”


ANDREA MARTIN                                                                

Admissions Director
Education: BA Elementary Education Harding University
Family: Husband Michael, children Jake (Class of 2014) and Allie (Class of 2016)
Why she is at Geneva: “We wanted a Christian and classical education for our children so we moved to Boerne so our kids could attend Geneva. We are so blessed to be a part of this community.”


CHARLES MCMURRYCharles McMurry

Facilities Superintendent
Education: Technical and Management Training Courses
Family: Wife Marilyn, son Rodney (with wife Kim and three grandchildren), and daughter Rhonda (with husband Jay)
Why he is at Geneva: “After many prayers, doors were opened and I was led to Geneva where I am being given the opportunity to use forty plus years of service contract work experience to benefit our leaders of tomorrow.”


AMY METZGER 

Development Director
Education: BA Political Science Baylor University
Family: Husband Rob, children Davis (Class of 2015), Carol (Class of 2017) and Aimée (attends Geneva)
Why she is at Geneva: “God has called our family to this school community as a blessing and place to serve.”


SHERI PALERMO                                                   

Human Resources Director
Education: BA Psychology University of Texas at San Antonio; MA Industrial and Organizational Psychology St. Mary’s University
Family: Husband Rick, daughters Victoria (Class of 2015) and Anna
Why she is at Geneva: “The Lord called us to Geneva in 2002 when our eldest daughter, Victoria, was entering Kindergarten. Each year since that time, He has been faithful to renew our calling to serve this community.”


ROBIN RAMSEY

Athletic Department Assistant
Education: BBA Marketing Baylor University, MBA General Business Baylor University
Family: Children Callie (Class of 2013), Luke (Class of 2015), Seth and Annie attend Geneva
Why she is at Geneva: “Our family has been a part of the Geneva Community since 2000 and it is a blessing to serve in a school that has been so influential in our lives for many years.”
Interesting tidbit: During her first job at Dr. Pepper/Seven-Up, Robin worked in Market Research and helped monitor employees’ responses in the taste test lab.


ELLEN RICKS

School Secretary and Administrative Assistant to Head of School
Education: Business education through Sears University and eLearning
Family: Husband Don, children David, Mary, Donna, and Jonathan, and twelve grandchildren (one grandson attends Geneva)
Why she is at Geneva: “Through prayer it became very evident that God wanted me at Geneva. To work where God wants me and in an environment where He is present is delightful beyond words!”


 BRENDA RUSSELL

Staff Accountant
Education: BS Accounting University of Houston, Clear Lake
Family: Daughters Skylar, Savannah, and Samantha, and son Michael
Why she is at Geneva: “After much prayer and waiting on His perfect timing, the Lord sent me to Geneva. I am so blessed to be working here and serving God.”


BRAD RYDENBrad Ryden

Head of School
Education: BA Psychology University of Texas at Dallas; MA Biblical Studies Dallas Theological Seminary; MA Counseling Denver Seminary
Family: Wife Becky, children Alex (Class of 2011), Ethan (Class of 2015), Audrey, and Eliot
Why he is at Geneva: “It is a joy to be at Geneva, a community of like-minded parents and faculty who value the development of the mind for the sake of God’s kingdom.”


ROB SHELTON

Rhetoric School Headmaster
Education: BA English University of Texas at San Antonio; MA English University of Texas at San Antonio; MDiv Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Family: Wife Kathleen, twin daughters Emily and Erica (Class of 2016)
Why he is at Geneva: “It is a privilege to be a part of guiding students to love the Lord with all their minds.”
Interesting tidbit: Rob is not above being bribed by the gift of a signed C.S. Lewis book.


 BRITTANY STYLES

School Nurse
Education: BS Nursing University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Family: Husband Earl, children Hannah, Katie-Grace, and Zeke
Why she is at Geneva: “This is the opportunity of a lifetime! How could I deny God’s hand in such an unexpected gift? The joy of watching my children and yours each day…Golden!”


SHELLY VAUGHN

Development Assistant
Education: BS Education with a specialization in History Texas Tech University; teaching certificate 1st-8th Grades
Family: son Cade who attends Geneva
Why she is at Geneva: “I love the community of Geneva and how gracious all of the teachers and administrators are. I have thoroughly enjoyed watching my son thrive in such an amazing environment and I am excited to be a part of it.”
Interesting tidbit: Shelly has snorkeled the Great Barrier Reef.


 SHELLY WARD

College Counselor/Academic Advisor
Education: BBA Business Analysis Texas A&M University; MS Management Information Systems Texas A&M University
Family: Husband Stephen, son Logan (Class of 2014), daughter Miranda (Class of 2016), two Catahoula dogs Sadie and Sierra
Why she is at Geneva: “Our family is sold out to Christian and classical education and we moved from Houston to the Boerne area to attend Geneva! I love being a Latin teacher at Geneva and consider it a privilege to walk alongside our Rhetoric students as they prepare for college.”


KAREN WRIGHT

Logic School Athletic Director
Education: BA Movement and Sports Science Purdue University; MS Athletic Administration Michigan State University
Family: Husband Chris and children Elijah, Jaxson, and Lagassee
Why she is at Geneva: “I’m here to serve the students and staff with the gifts the Lord has blessed me with.”
Interesting tidbit: While working at the University of Colorado, Karen cued the buffalo to run at every home football game.