The Board of Directors for Milpitas Christian School determines the school's vision, mission, and strategic goals and establishes policies and plans that reinforce them. The Board enforces the By-Laws and Articles of Incorporation for MCS.

Connie Segreto, PRESIDENT

MCS Board Member since November 2015

Board Member: Lighthouse for Women
Board Member, Co-Founder: SAM Camp, Inc.

Binghamton University, MA in Theatre
Harpur College, BA in Theatre
Retired: National Markets & Relationships Marketing Leader, Deloitte

"I am honored to be on the Board of Milpitas Christian School and to support its vision and mission. There is no greater gift we can give to our children than to nurture them in the love of the Lord in the midst of an excellent education."

Eric Thoreson, Member

MCS Board Member since February 2018

Current and past Board Member in multiple non-profits since 1997

University of Toledo, B.S. Electrical Engineering, cum laude (1981)
Formerly engineering, program management and sales for General Electric
Founder and Principal Search Consultant, Netsoft (1992-present)

“The 40+ year track record MCS has in excellence of education and healthy development – body, soul, and spirit – is remarkable. The world and the South Bay need institutions like MCS not only for the benefit of the children and their families, but for society at large. Two of our children went to MCS, with decidedly positive results for our family.”

Mayella Gardea, Secretary

MCS Board Member since April 2017
Board Member: Correctional Peace Officers Association 1995-1996

Santa Clara University, B.S. Sociology (1992)
Mission College Santa Clara, A.S. Liberal Arts (1990)
Retired: Correctional Officer (2016), County of Santa Clara, Office of the Sheriff

“I have a huge appreciation for MCS Faculty and Staff and wish to support them and their efforts. As a mother of a child with learning disabilities, I come from a perspective of inclusion.”

Scott Williams, Treasurer

Board Member of MCS since February 2019

University of Oregon, B.S. in Accounting/Statistics (1979)
CPA in California (1989)
Auditor at local CPA firm for of non-profit organizations
Former owner of CPA firm providing auditing and consulting for non-profits organizations
Consultant to high tech companies, including Altia Systems, in Silicon Valley (2000)

"Became a Christian in 1971. I have enjoyed seeing God move in my own life and others friends over the years. I have been going to the Home Church since 1984. I have been involved in the prayer ministry and apologetics. I am part of a ministry called Nor Cal SeedSowers, where we go to the malls monthly to evangelize. We use the Way of the Master approach, pass out tracks and use apologetics to reach those who do not know the Lord."


Clark Gilbert, Head of School/Principal

As Head of School and Principal, Clark executes all aspects of operations, academics, marketing, and fund raising. Provides focal point of MCS leadership for community, parents, and staff.

Clark brings over 30 years of experience as a teacher, athletic director, principal and head of school. He received his M.A. in Education Administration from San Diego State University and B.A. in History and Secondary Education from Wheaton College.

As Head of School for New Life Academy (Woodbury, MN), Clark served as a spiritual leader to shepherd faculty and staff while maintaining a position of vision and authority. He emphasized the STEAM/STEM activities, professional development and teacher recognition programs. Clark oversaw annual fundraising with the Development Director and increased Preschool-12th grade student enrollment. Previously, Clark was Superintendent for Tri-City Christian School (Vista, CA) and oversaw academic, spiritual, social, extra-curricular, and athletic aspects of the Preschool-12th grade program. At Santa Fe Christian Schools (Solana Beach, CA), he was Principal, Athletic Director and Teacher/Instructor for the High School and Middle School.