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.

Alex Lovo, President

MCS Board member since August 2021

San Jose State University, B. A. In English with Technical Writing concentration and Minor in Communications

Information Governance Program Manager and Architect, Apple Inc. (Legal & Global Security organization)

Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute

Stephen Ministry Bridge Leader Trainee, New Beginnings Community Church

I believe that the most effective leaders are servant-minded as modeled by Jesus Christ. The mission of Milpitas Christian School to train the child in body, soul and spirit embodies that idea and resonates very strongly with me. It is the reason why I have entrusted MCS with the education of my two boys since they were in preschool. It is my privilege to be serving on the MCS Board and supporting it and the MCS mission to raise up the children to become.

Eric Thoreson, Board 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.”

Jing Chen, Board Member

MCS Board member since November 2019

Master IC Design Engineer, Broadcom Inc.

Xidian University, China, BS in Electrical Engineering
Sacramento State University, MS in Electrical Engineering

"MCS was my daughter's second home for 11 years. And since then, it has become the home for my family. It is my great honor to have the opportunity to serve other family members in MCS."

Kevin DiUbaldo, Board Member

MCS Board Member since 2020

Frostburg State University, B.S. in Accounting, MBA
Corporate Controller, Common Sense Media

Kevin is the corporate controller for Common Sense Media, a global nonprofit dedicated to helping children thrive in a world of media and technology. Kevin began his career in public accounting, where he spent five years at a regional accounting firm in Maryland. He then moved on to hold various finance positions at HMSHost, a world leader in the travel and dining industry. Before coming to Common Sense Media, he spent six years in the nonprofit senior living field as a corporate controller.

“My wife attended MCS and often talks about the profound impact it has had on her life, from building a solid foundation in her walk with the Lord, to preparing her for a top tier college. I am excited to serve the next generation of MCS students and their families, as well as our amazing staff!”

Sulisna Chandra, Board Member

MCS Board Member since April 2022

Graduated: BS in Finance, San Jose State University, Cum Laude (2005)
Work: Senior Underwriting Consultant at Kaiser Permanente
 I am so thankful and grateful for the mission of MCS in providing great education and also raising up the next generation to follow Jesus. I believe in the importance of planting the right seed at a young age so children can grow up in true wisdom, knowledge and understanding according to His way and His heart. I am excited to see the children learn and grow at MCS and I believe God will use them mightily for His kingdom and be the light of the world, whether in the business world, mission works, or church ministry.  As He is most faithful, He will guide them to the right path for His Namesake.  It’s my privilege and honor to be able to serve MCS along with other board members. 

Hermie Smit, Board Member

MCS Board Member Since July 2022

University of Tennessee, B.S. Business Management 2016
Director of CityTeam in the Neighborhood & Church Engagement (2001-present)

I have dedicated the past 21 years to Christian ministry here in the Bay Area and I'm convinced that living according to the commandments of Jesus Christ - “the discipled-lifestyle” provides the best framework for thriving in the midst of a fallen world. Kids spend the majority of their waking hours at school and MCS brings healthy alignment with the values and objectives parents teach their kids at home, with what they learn and observe in church with the education our children receive at school. 

I joined the board to help raise the profile of MCS at our local churches and to grow the community engagement of MCS students and parents through volunteering and service projects.

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.
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