School Advisory Commision
School Advisory Commission
The responsibilities of the School Advisory Commission (SAC), in cooperation with the pastor and principal, provide support, which includes recommending a mission statement for the school grounded in Catholic faith tradition, recommending policy, setting long-range goals for the school, developing means to finance the school (to include tuition structures, financial development, and fundraising), promoting communications, public relations, and evaluating the school’s goals and plans.
SAC has the power to act as a commission only when in session. Any parent or teacher wishing to speak with SAC may do so at regular or special meetings, but shall have the approval of the president prior to the meeting. If there is a specific topic to discuss, it must be submitted to the SAC president at least 24 hours in advance.
During most months, SAC meets on the last Thursday of each month at 5:30PM in the school’s multipurpose room.
MEMBER BIOGRAPHY 2023-2024
Mark Austin: Mark, a parishioner at Christ the King, has a first-grader at CKCS and two younger children. Professionally, Mark works as a Vice President of Finance and previously as a Corporate Controller. He brings financial expertise to his seat on SAC as he works on strategic planning and actively contributes to the school finance committee to support CKCS's mission.
Danny Bahnmiller: Since 2006, Danny has been a devoted parishioner at Christ the King. With two kids having gone through CK, one currently in 5th grade, and another who will attend in the future, his commitment to the school's mission is rooted in his Catholic faith and support for the community. Outside of SAC, Danny works as a physician specializing in women's healthcare and aesthetics.
Stacey Bankston Engel: Stacey, a parishioner at Christ the King, has three boys attending CK in 5th, 3rd, and 1st grade as well as a younger son who will join in the near future. As a Project Manager, she is excited to help the school support its mission of developing the whole child – mind, body, and spirit. Stacey is committed to contributing to the CK community and ensuring a well-rounded educational experience for all students.
Kelli Kania: Married at Christ the King Catholic Church and a current parishioner, Kelli and her husband have two children attending CKCS. As a parent who values Catholic school education, Kelli joined SAC to contribute to Christ the King's mission and its growth. Kelli brings a wealth of experience from St. Patrick's Catholic school, where she attended as a child and worked as an adult. Kelli's professional background is in marketing, but she is currently serving her highest calling at home with her children.
Mike Monroe: Mike and his wife relocated to Pasco in 2020 to raise their kids (3rd grade and kindergarten) closer to family. Advocates of CK School's mission, they feel blessed to have their children in a nurturing, faith-based environment. With a professional background in finance and leadership and a wealth of experience as a student attending St. Joseph's, Seattle Prep, and Gonzaga, Mike joined SAC to contribute to the CK community.
Whitney Mosey: Whitney, a chemical engineer and manager in operations, has been part of the CK parish family since 2009, with children starting in Montessori and currently in 8th and 6th grade. Whitney has served as SAC secretary for nearly three years. She appreciates CK's nurturing environment and values the efforts of administrators, teachers, support staff, and volunteers in building a healthy, well-balanced community.
Brock Sande: Brock and his wife have been dedicated Christ the King parishioners for a decade. With two kids currently attending the school and two more planning to join, Brock is passionate about supporting the school's mission to educate the whole child – mind, body, and spirit. Beyond SAC, Brock works as a clinic manager and prosthetist/orthotist.
Corey Short: Corey and his wife have been part of the CK parish community since 2007, with three kids currently at CK – in 8th, 6th, and 2nd grade – and one more child as an alum. Having previously served on the SAC and related committees at CKCS and other Catholic schools, he is committed to sustaining and enhancing the educational and religious experiences of CK children. When not involved in SAC activities, Corey works as a portfolio strategist for a software company.
Eric Wiedner: As a professional research chemist, parishioner at Christ the King, and proud Crusader parent for 6 years, Eric is committed to the school's reputation for academic excellence and catechesis of the faith. With children in 2nd, 4th, and 7th grade, he joined the SAC to contribute to the long-term success and growth of Christ the King Catholic School.