See Our Consultants


Deborah Benson 
Ashanti Bryant
Tom DeJonge
Simon Jeynes
Jim Primus
Bill Stevens
Stephen Zeal



CSM Consultants believe we are called by God to make the Christian school movement strong again and to helping every Christian school be healthy and hopeful. We are experienced school leaders who have already served in Christian education in a variety of positions. We understand the challenges our schools face and have faced many of them ourselves. Becoming a CSM consultant means coming under a roof rather than joining an organization. Unity of purpose provides great force and strength and encouragement. We have all learned the CSM Principles and are united in using them. We are also individuals with differing gifts. We serve acknowledging our strengths and weaknesses - we also serve knowing that we are accompanied by colleagues who can support and advise us as necessary. Together we learn and continue to advance Christian educational thinking and practice. We all subscribe to the CSM charter.  


The CSM Consultants’ Charter 

  1. We subscribe to the mission, vision, and motto of CSM 
  2. We believe that CSM represents an exceptional way for us to help children in Christian education 
  3. We subscribe to the Seven Principles of CSM 
  4. We are committed to Christian education  
  5. We do not judge a school’s theology – we focus on Jesus and children  
  6. We support best practices as indicated by research and our collective experience 
  7. We recognize and agree that CSM differentiates consulting rates according to the school’s tuition level/s  
  8. We are committed to children and we provide advice and counsel that benefits children first 
  9. We commit to fiscal probity represented by the standard that parents should take on the responsibility of paying the full amount for their children’s education unless mitigated by financial aid and/or scholarships 
  10. We always urge schools to have balanced / surplus budgets 
  11. We commit to governance that recognizes the separation of strategic and operations 
  12. We commit to treating each school as a unique body of Christ 
  13. We believe in the power of interdependency as licensed CSM practitioners 
  14. We commit to knowledge socialization, collegiality and accountability 
  15. We commit to the annual retreat that includes prayer and worship, reflection, discussion, learning 
  16. We honor the individuality of each of our colleagues - we are not the same and we have the same commitments 
  17. We commit to ongoing personal and professional growth and renewal  
  18. We commit to ongoing and persistent Bible study 
  19. We commit through our work with Christian schools to continually expand God’s kingdom