Victory Christian Academy Building

Board of Education

VCA Board of Education is the policy–making body.  The School Board is comprised of Christians with an interest in the success of Victory Christian Academy.  New members are elected by an annual vote of the School Association and serve a three-year term.  The school board has the authority to hire, evaluate, and retain or dismiss members of the administration, faculty, and/or staff.  Board meetings are held monthly.  Specific dates and times are found on the school calendar.

If you would like to place an item on the agenda, please contact the school administrator or School Board president.  Requests must be submitted in writing at least 7 days prior to the meeting.  Other information concerning the Board and its responsibilities is contained in the Bylaws of Victory Christian Academy.  

A summary of the monthly Board meetings can be found in our monthly newsletter and all complete VCA Minutes can be requested in writing by stopping in or E-mailing the office.  

Victory Christian Academy's ByLaws

​School Board Member Application (Word Format)


Board Adgenda August 2018



Tuition Updates & Board Minutes January 2018



Board Members 2017-2018

Sandra Dop, PhD, Interim Administrator
Wes Blanchard, President                                                                 Board Term: 05/01/2016-04/30/2019
Hi, I'm Wes Blanchard, and my wife Lynn and I have had our children enrolled at Victory Christian Academy since 2010.  Presently, Daniel is in 7th grade and Anna is in 3rd grade, while our oldest is now at IHS.
We turned to VCA when Adam, our oldest, was heading into the sixth grade.  It seemed he overwhelming number of students he would be a part of might very well allow him to get lost in the shuffle.  So we LOVE the smaller class sizes and teacher-to-student ratio that VCA has.
We immediately saw a distinct difference in the expectations for Anna, our youngest, then in preschool, compared to what our middle child, Daniel, had experienced.  Not only were the curriculum and expectations much higher (and still easily met by the class), but the benefit of learning Bible verses and core Christian principles created a priceless foundation for our children.  I certainly reget not considering VCA for our children sooner in their educational process.
But we're here now and love the camaraderie of the students (and parents) throughout the school.  The children learn about God's Word and world from teachers and staff that care and pray over them daily.  It is heart-warming to hear your child say bedtime prayers for concerns they have heard from their fellow classmates.
I have been on the school board since July of 2012 and appreciate the balance between ministry, education, & business, and that the school board walks alongside the teachers and administration.
Justin Keller, Vice President                                                               Board Term: 05/01/2016-04/30/2019
Justin Keller grew up in Indianola and graduated from Indianola High School in 2000. He then attended Pensacoa Christian College in Pensacola, Florida and graduated in 2004 with a degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Bible. He currently is a Patrol Sergeant for the Indianola Police Department where he has served since 2005. Justin also serves as a Worship Leader, Small Group Leader, and Deacon at Living Waters Fellowship in Des Moines.
Justin married his wife, Kristin, in 2009. He and his wife have been blessed with two precious daughters, Hailey and Lauren. Hailey started in the 3 year old Pre-Academy class in 2015 and is continuing at Victory Christian Academy. Lauren just started the 3 year old Pre-Academy class in 2017. The Kellers are thankful for the Christ-centered education both of the girls are receiving and are amazed at the progress they have made thanks to the wonderful teachers and staff at VCA.
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Kevin Gould, Member                                                                       Board Term: 05/01/2017-04/30/2020


Kevin Gould is married to Amanda Gould and has four children.  Tara, 19, a sophomore at Des Moines Area Community College; Keira, 17, a senior at Indianola High School; Jacob, 6, first grade attending Victory Christian Academy; Sarah, 17 months. 

Kevin was raised in Washington County, Southeast Iowa and graduated high school in 1996.  Kevin enlisted in the United States Navy from 1996 to 2001 as military police.  Kevin served five years active duty and was deployed overseas twice during that period.  Kevin has a bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Psychology from Buena Vista University.  Kevin is currently employed with the state of Iowa as a Special Agent in the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI).  Kevin has been with the DCI since 2005. 

The Gould family moved into the Indianola Community in 2015.  Jacob started attending Victory Christian Academy last school year as a kindergartener.  The loving Christ centered education and personalized attention have been a massive blessing not only to Jacob, but the entire Gould family.  Kevin sought a position on the school board with the hope of ensuring that more families have the opportunity to be blessed by this great school.  The Gould’s are members at the Indianola Community Church and have been attending for 2 years. 

Phil Langstraat, Member                                                                     Board Term: 05/01/2017-04/30/2020

Graduated from Westman College in 1965 with a B.A. in Education. Taught and Coached in the Williamsburg and Clinton,Iowa High Schools for 5 years. Entered the financial services industry in 1970. Karen and I moved to Indianola in 1975 and I opened the Edward Jones Investment Office at that time. Spent the last 40 years serving the investment needs of people in and surrounding Indianola retiring in 2015. Karen and I have been involved in church ministry our entire married life. We currently attend and serve New Heights Church in Indianola.

We have 3 wonderful daughters, two son-in-laws, and 7 grandchildren. Our daughter,Jana and her husband Grant McGraw have 4 children that either have attended VCA or are attending at this time. We have experienced through our grandchildren the value of a bible based education at VCA. We love the way the teachers blend biblical and academic instruction into the children’s experience at VCA!