Administration Team

Ken Block

Ken Block
Superintendent, Director of Development,
and Donor Relations

Mr. Block has a BS in Business Administration from the University of Oregon and attended Western Conservative Baptist Seminary. He spent four years in the US Navy as a Disbursing Clerk. He worked for the US Post Office for over 30 years, retiring from the position of Postmaster of White Salmon after 24 years. He has been with Horizon Christian School since March 2005. He and his wife, Carole, have three children and three grandchildren, and they attend Grace Baptist Church in White Salmon, Washington.

Bruce Parker

Bruce Parker

Pastor Bruce has been Chaplain at Horizon Christian School since September 2007. He is pastor at Faith Bible Church and has previous Christian school experience both as a parent and as staff. He is married to Sandy and they have five grown children. Pastor Bruce is an ad hoc member of the Board of Trustees and works with the staff in the area of spiritual excellence to promote the spiritual life of students.

Carol Yates

Carol Yates
Business Manager
Development Director

Carol has been the Business Manager and Development Director of Operations at Horizon Christian School since 1994.

Carol attended Washington State University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work. After college she worked as a youth counselor, and then followed her calling to Horizon Christian School.

She states about her work, “It is my joy to work in a Christian School ministry that is committed to young people and their families.” She and her husband, Tom, have four children who all graduated from Horizon Christian School and now live out of the area. They attend Faith Bible Church. In her spare time, Carol enjoys reading, hiking, and going places (to see family!).

Faith Kempf 

Faith Kempf
Secondary Principal

Faith Kempf has served as Horizon's Secondary Principal (7th through 12th grade) since July 2013. Mrs. Kempf has primarily taught 7th-12th grades for 28 years with 18 of those years at Horizon Christian School. She is passionate about the value of Christian education. Mrs. Kempf has earned a Bachelor's Degree in General Biology from Washington State University and a Washington Teaching Endorsement, All Sciences. Mrs. Kempf also holds an M. Ed in Neuroeducation from the University of Portland. 

Faith Kempf and her husband, Ray, have three adult children, all who attended Horizon Christian School. They attend Grace Baptist in White Salmon where they are involved in discipleship and outreach. Her other interests include reading, gardening, and raising chickens and peacocks.

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Renée Rieke
Elementary Principal

Renée Rieke attended Concordia University of Irvine, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Life Science. She ran track and cross country for the Eagles for four years. Upon graduating, Renée traded back the sunshine and warm beaches of Southern California for the green forests and mud puddles of Oregon. (There's no place like home!)

Renée worked for AmeriCorp's "I Have A Dream" Foundation in Forest Grove while she attended graduate school at George Fox University. She graduated in 2004 with her Master of Arts in Teaching. Mrs. Rieke moved to Hood River in 2009 with her husband Abe, after teaching for five years in Oregon City. Abe and Renée have two girls, Mylee and Alina who both attend Horizon.

During the winter months Mrs. Rieke can often be found up at Mt. Hood with her snowboard, or curled up at a coffee shop with a good book. Her favorite activities in the summer are hiking, wakeboarding, and playing tennis. However, after watching all of the fun that the kiteboarders have on the Columbia, she is thinking about learning a new sport!

Lana Kent

Lana Kent

Lana Kent has been keeping accounts straight at Horizon Christian School since April 2011. Lana (along with her late husband, Don) has been raising her two grandchildren, Sydney and Zaine, both of whom have been students at Horizon. Favorite activities include loving on her family, playing the piano, reading and walking. She attends Grace Baptist Church in White Salmon, where she is part of the worship team and serves as treasurer.


Allison Cooper
Executive Assistant


Rachel Caldwell
Community Relations Director

Rachel received a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Sciences from Oral Roberts University. Prior to joining staff at Horizon, she served as the Adminstrative Assistant at their church, Covenant Hood River. She and her husband, Tyler, have three children, Caleb, Karis, and Kellen, all who attend Horizon. Rachel enjoys running, baking and serving as a family at their church.