Our Valuable Board Members

Ronald Schaap
Ronald SchaapPresident
  • Graduated from Western Christian High School, Hull IA 1966
  • Graduated from Dordt College, Sioux Center IA in 1970 with a B.A. degree in History, Sociology and a minor in Speech
  • Attended Reformed Bible College in Grand Rapids MI from 1974-1975 with an emphasis on New Testament studies
  • Married to Diane Schurman in 1970. Has 3 daughters and 7 grandchildren
  • Worked for 15 years in several churches in the Midwest as a second staff person having various responsibilities
  • In 1985 took over the family sanitation business and purchased it in 1990
  • Sold sanitation business in 1999
  • Serves on the Board of Directors of First State Bank Southwest in Worthington MN since 1996
  • Chairman of the Board at Dordt College from 1999-2000, Also served on the board from Oct. 1996-Aug of 2002
  • Owner/Founder of Chocolaterie Stam, Rochester MN in 2008-present
Diane Schaap
Diane SchaapVice President
  • Graduated from Timothy Christian High School, Elmhurst IL
  • Attended Mosier Buisness Collge
  • Employed at Farm Journal Magazine, Chicago IL as a circulation specialist
  • Married Ronald Schaap in 1970. Mother of three daughters, Grandmother to seven grandchildren
  • Served on several Mother’s Club boards with the main focus of raising funds to keep Christian education affordable to all families
  • Assumed responsibilities of running a successful third generation business, while maintaining outside interests in church and schools
  • Assisting in forming a chocolate business 6 years ago
Stephanie Sawyer
Stephanie SawyerTreasurer
  • Graduated from Faith Christian High School in May 1990
  • Graduated from Rochester Community and Technical College with a degree in dental assisting in 1991
  • Business Administration AS degree in 2015
  • Surgical Assistant at Periodontal Specialists 1994-2008
  • Sales Associate/ Director of Marketing at Chocolaterie Stam 2008-2010
  • Human Resource/Marketing manager at Circle Drive Dental
  • Office administrator at Sunset Terrace Elementary School
  • Serve on board of directors for Century High School Booster Club
  • Volunteer at Kellogg Middle School-Reading program
  • Married to Michael Sawyer and has two children
Kathleen Yager
Kathleen YagerSecretary
  • Graduated from Faith Christian High School in May of 2001
  • Graduated with an Associates Degree in Human Services from Minnesota West Community & Technical College
  • Participated in mission trips to Mexico, Northern Ireland, Jackson Mississippi, and Shiprock New Mexico
  • Worked at New Life Family Services in Rochester MN as an office manager, and helped plan successful fundraising events from 2003 to 2006
  • Married to Travis Yager, and has 3 children
Emily Hilleman
Emily Hilleman
  • Graduated from Faith Christian High School in 1993
  • Graduated from Dordt College in May of 1997 with B.A. in Communications
  • Participated in mission trips to the Dominican Republic
  • Served as Executive Director of Pregnancy Choices in Mount Vernon WA from October 2002 to Feb. 2006, also served on the Board of Directors during that time
  • Helped plan successful fundraisers
  • Volunteered as counselor and volunteer training coordinator at Birthright of Ames, IA from 2006-2010
  • Owns piano studio in her home and gives lessons to 11 students
  • Married to Jim Hilleman, and has 2 children