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Family Ministries

Vision & Philosophy

The Family Ministries department exists as a way to minister to families as they navigate the many different roles required of parents in a collaborative school. Our vision is for Family Ministries to exist as the hub of a small town. We want to help families build and strengthen their communities at the school, provide avenues for families to connect, serve and pray, and walk with families through times of joy and sadness. Our vision is not to replace the church but to be a full extension of the body of Christ at school. Family Ministries creates a safe space where parents’ needs are met by listening, sharing, and learning more about God’s role in their families, thus continuing to foster a school community rooted in faith and love.

Read on to learn how our Family Ministries team exists to care, connect, equip, and celebrate!


Family Ministries cares for those in our Veritas community by organizing meals and prayer chains and meeting with students and parents to ensure positive partnerships. We care for those outside our community through Veritas Shines by serving various organizations throughout the year.  


We offer a few places for you to connect on a deeper level. Veritas in Prayer meets on Monday mornings, Reflections and Connections happens Wednesday mornings (except on delayed start days), and Coffee on the Grounds occurs monthly, just to name a few.  See the school calendar for the dates of the upcoming events.  


Family Ministries works to equip our families with tools needed for parenting, teaching, and raising Christ-centered children.  We offer one-on-one mentorship, weekly Bible Study, conferences, videos, and an endless supply of resources from many of our leaders.  


Family Ministries has many unique and intentional events to celebrate our families throughout the year. As we celebrate those in our community, we love the opportunity to provide ways for you to serve so that you can get to know other families. 

Get Involved with Family Ministries

Meet Our Team

Ashley Hood

Ashley Hood

Family Ministries Director
Ellen Schuknecht

Ellen Schuknecht

Board Trustee, Family Ambassador
Christin True

Christin True

Family Ministries Celebrations Coordinator
Kristin Karnes

Kristin Karnes

Family Ministries Hospitality Lead

Our vision is not to replace the church but to be a full extension of the body of Christ at school.

Do you need School@Home or parenting strategies? Would you like to learn more about our celebrations and how you can get involved? Are you interested in coming to one of our gatherings or events, but you aren't quite sure where to jump in? Do you have a need for prayer or meals?

Contact us!