Faculty & Staff

Pastor Barry RumseySuperintentent of RCS
Dr. Barry Rumsey, Superintendent of RCS, attended the University of Southern Colorado in Pueblo, Colorado, and the Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri, where he met his wife, Vicki, and earned a Graduate of Music diploma, in 1978. The Rumsey’s were married in 1976. Pastor Rumsey served eight years in churches in Missouri, Ohio, and Illinois as a Music Director, Youth Pastor, Associate Pastor, and Interim Pastor. In 1984, he was called to be pastor of the Community Baptist Church in Lenoir City, Tennessee. During his seventeen years as their pastor, he continued his education at the Covington Theological Seminary in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, earning a Bachelor of Ministry, and a Master of Divinity, in 1990. In 2001, he became the Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Ruskin. While here, he has continued with his education, earning a Doctorate of Ministry in Bible in 2006. Dr. Rumsey and Vicki have four grown children: Joshua, Alisha(Williams), Jonathan, and Abigail. They now have eight grandchildren.


Tim VanderveerAdministrator
Tim Vanderveer became the administrator at RCS in May, 2004. His prior teaching and administrative experience was spent at Temple Heights Christian School in Tampa, Texas Christian Academy, Arlington, Texas, and North Florida Christian School in Tallahassee. He earned his undergraduate degree at Baptist Bible College, Springfield, Mo., and completed his master’s degree in 1997 at Louisiana Baptist University. His wife, Debbie, teaches first grade at RCS. Their daughter, Tiffany and husband Josh, live in Crawfordville, Florida. The Vanderveer’s became first-time grandparents in February 2012 when Braxton Davis Helton was born.


Kent AlexanderSecondary Principal
With more than 10 years of service at RCS, Kent Alexander leads 7th through 12th grades as secondary principal while also teaching History and Bible. He has attended Ohio State University and Andersonville Theological Seminary, earning both a Bachelors and Master’s degree in Christian Education. Mr. Alexander has a passion for educating the next generation and inspires his students to think critically and ask hard the questions. Kent is a husband of more than 35 years to his wife Dara, father to two daughters Mallory and Kamden (both RCS alumnae), who also have earned advanced degrees. He is grandfather to Tabitha, Maddox, and Malachi. When not in the classroom or with his family, Mr. Alexander loves to ride his scooter and also walk his dog, appropriately named “Scooter.”


Lisa HeerdtPreschool Supervisor
Lisa Heerdt


Janet Hewett

Amella Short

Danielle Meza

Shelly Vires
VPK Aide

Melissa Hughes

Joy Nichter

Debbie Vanderveer
1st Grade

Tenetia Faircloth
2nd Grade

Phyllis Taylor
3rd Grade

Cheryl Whidden
4th Grade

Coco Lewis
5th Grade

Amy Joy Oyer
6th Grade

Shauntelle Holbrook
Elementary Music, Teacher Aide

Kaydee Brigman

April Adkins
Director of Technology

Kent Alexander
11-12 Bible and History

Gabriel Contreras
Elementary and High School Spanish, 7-8 Computer

Cindy Cunningham
9-12 Math

Anthony DeSanto
PE, Athletic Director

Drew Garnett
9-12 Science, Drama

Myah Lane
7-12 Grade English

Robert Lucas
7-8 Math and Science, PE

Bill Marshall
8-10 Bible, 9-10 History, PE

Robin Marshall
7-8 English and History, Music

Janice Pratt

Les Taylor
Financial Administrator

Ed Pratt

John Keating

Betty Wears

Kaydee Brigman
After School Program

Viviana Cortez
After School Program

David Heerdt
After School Program

Megan Satterly
After School Program