About Us

We Believe in Our Past and Our Future

Illiana Christian High School was established in 1945 by a community of Reformed Christians whose mission was to provide a comprehensive academic and spiritual education to the Lansing, Illinois, community.

Illiana continues that mission today by offering a wide range of programs, courses, and opportunities to a diverse student body of over 500 students. Because of their strong respect for each student as an individual with God given talents, gifts, and skills, Illiana is committed to going beyond academics to provide vocational, spiritual, and life training. Illiana’s highest priority is to nurture and develop young people who have a Christian view of life and who are ready to take on the challenge of serving God and others.

With strong support from more than 4000 families, 7000 alumni, and 35 Reformed Churches, Illiana continues to grow and expand God’s mission, and to increase its impact on future generations.

 


 

Committee Members

Anthony Drost
Anthony moved to the area in 2007, with his wife Rachel who teaches History at Illiana. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a minor in human resources from Dordt College and shares his wife's passion for Christian education. In his free time he likes to go on group bike rides. They live in Cedar Lake and attend Pathway Church with their two sons.
Dave Veurink
Dave believes the new campus will help broaden the Illiana community and improve academic excellence and spiritual formation. Dave’s wife, Alison, is a 1983 graduate and the last of their three children will graduate from ICHS this year.
Kent DeVries
Kent is a 1984 graduate of Illiana Christian School. He and his wife are excited to see the strong tradition of Christ-centered education continue at Illiana. Their children, Carly and Keagan, are both 3rd generation Illiana students. They live in Dyer, IN and are members of Faith Church.
Kevin Van Drunen
Kevin is a 1983 graduate of Illiana. He believes that the new campus will help establish the future of Christian high school education in the community. He and his wife, Linda, have three children, one of whom will graduate from Illiana in 2015. They live in Crete, IL, and attend Faith Church.
Lance Davids
Lance is a 1994 graduate of Illiana. He is currently the Vision Director and Director of Spiritual Development at Illiana. He and his wife have two daughters who attend Crown Point Christian School. They live in St. John, IN, and are members of Faith Church.
Pete Lindemulder
Pete is a 1999 graduate of Illiana. He looks forward to the dynamic learning environment and greater sense of community that will be made possible by the improved campus facilities. He and his wife, Janelle, and their three children live in Schererville, IN, and are members of Faith Church.
Peter Boonstra
Peter has been principal of Illiana for fifteen years and is eager to see a fresh vision of Christian education become a reality at Illiana’s new campus. He and his wife, Mary, have four children, live in Thornton, IL, and are members of Peace CRC.
Todd Olthof
Todd is a 1987 graduate of Illiana and is excited about how the school will impact future generations. Todd and his wife, Marla, have three girls who attend Crown Point Christian School. They live in St. John, IN, and are members of Faith Church.