Leaders behind the scenes.

A Board of Trustees provides oversight for Mustard Seed School. Composed of 10-15 members, it includes the Head of School. Each member of the Board has been nominated, interviewed, and approved by the Board. The term of office for each is three years and each member may serve for up to five consecutive terms. The board includes people from a variety of professional backgrounds, including finance, real estate, education, fundraising, spiritual
direction and business management. All share a deep commitment to Mustard Seed’s mission.

The daily operations of the educational program are under the purview of the Head of School. The primary responsibilities of The Board include:

  • Hiring, supporting and evaluating the Head of School.
  • Setting the budget and overseeing the school’s financial well-being.
  • Fundraising, networking, and guiding the school to fulfill its mission.

2016-2017 Board of Trustees

Donna Kuiper Dykstra (2012)
Glen Rock, New Jersey. Occupation: Educator. Church Affiliation: Presbyterian.

James Halliday (2012)
Brooklyn, New York. Occupation: Financial Services-Information Technology. Church Affiliation: Roman Catholic.

Jessica Lambert (2011)
Jersey City, New Jersey. Occupation: Pastor. Church Affiliation: Lutheran.

Young Lee (2013)
Hoboken, NJ. Occupation: Attorney. Church Affiliation: Presbyterian.

William McGraw (2014)
Hoboken, New Jersey. Occupation: Financial Risk Manager. Church Affiliation: Roman Catholic.

Hilary Melville (2014)
Hoboken, New Jersey. Occupation: Pharmaceutical Learning & Development Consultant. Church Affiliation: Presbyterian.

Deirdre Mingey (2011)
Jersey City, New Jersey. Occupation: Educator. Church Affiliation: Episcopal.

Todd Parker (2011)
Queens, New York. Occupation: Attorney. Church Affiliation: Presbyterian.

Raúl Pérez (2013)
Hoboken, NJ. Occupation: Business Development (Healthcare). Church Affiliation: Roman Catholic.

Thomas Postema (2011)
Hoboken, New Jersey. Occupation: Head of School, Mustard Seed School. Church Affiliation: Christian Reformed.

Mark Quiles (2015)
Hawthorne, NJ. Occupation: School Administrator. Church Affiliation: Non-denominational.

Scott Rostan (2010)
Hoboken, New Jersey. Occupation: Corporate Trainer. Church Affiliation: Episcopal.

Antonio Silva (2007)
Hoboken, New Jersey. Occupation: Investment Analyst. Church Affiliation: Roman Catholic.

Mary Vidal (2014)
Vice President
Hoboken, New Jersey. Occupation: Yoga Instructor Church Affiliation: Roman Catholic.

Advisory Council

The Advisory Council is the Mustard Seed School “Think Tank.” Advisors come together once a year to offer fresh perspective and ideas to the board and staff.

2015-2016 Advisors

Joan Allman Bates
Terry Battaglia
Steve DeGeorge
Peter Dykstra
Mary Feury
Jennifer Gross
Steve Kaufmann
Joan Isaacs Litman
Daniel Meeter
Scott Minerd
Bret Schundler
Birgit Solano Richante
Yunho Song