Dr. Sandra Dop
Dr. Dop and her husband Dennis are Indianola natives; however, his military career moved them around the country and three times to Germany. Dr. Dop’s experience as an educator spans forty years and includes teaching at all levels from pre-school to college as well as K-12 principal, curriculum director, and superintendent in several states and for the Department of Defense Dependent Schools. She retired in 2016 from the Iowa Department of Education where she led the Iowa CBE Collaborative. In that capacity she worked with the state legislature, Area Education Agencies, local school districts, and colleges and universities to investigate and promote the innovation necessary to embed 21st century skills into the experiences and opportunities for all Iowa students and develop a framework for transformation to a competency-based system. She left retirement to join VCA in August 2017.
Wes and his wife Brynn reside south of Indianola with their three children Kayla, Lane, and Blake, all three children attend VCA since the age of 3. Wes has a bachelor’s degree in Ag Business from Iowa State and currently works at Peoples Bank in Indianola as a loan officer. Salvation in Jesus Christ and having that personal relationship with Him has helped shaped his life as well as his biblical understanding in his daily walk. He says, "A biblical Christ centered foundation was very important to me when choosing Victory Christian Academy. I believe with that foundation these children will be armored for the future." Wes and Brynn are members of New Heights Church in Indianola.
Mindie and her husband Curtis live in rural Indianola and have two children Alex and Kyla, who attend VCA. Mindie said, “When deciding what school our children should attend there was no doubt, we knew we wanted them to go to VCA. Having a good education with the biblical principles was important to our family. The one-on-one time that each child receives is a bonus.”
Mindie was raised in Des Moines and moved to Indianola as a freshmen and graduated from Indianola High School. She works for a large bank as an analytic consultant in the IT area. She has studied at DMACC and Simpson college.
Sarah and her husband Brian have two girls, Berkley and Qunicy. The Bonds have been at Victory since 2016 after moving to Indianola. Sarah has a bachelor's degree in marketing from Upper Iowa University and works in the IT consulting and sales space for a local Des Moines firm. Sarah says the Bonds are blessed by Victory in multiple ways from the incredible teachers in their girls’ lives to the strong academic and biblical foundation that is being built for their future.
Kevin and his wife Amanda have four children. Tara and Keira are young adults; Jacob came to Victory as a kindergartener in 2015, when the family moved to Indianola, and Sarah started in the pre academy in 2020.
Kevin was raised in Washington County in southeast Iowa and graduated high school in 1996 when he enlisted in the United States Navy and served as military police until 2001; he deployed overseas twice. Kevin has a bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Psychology from Buena Vista University and is employed with the state of Iowa as a Special Agent in the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI).
Kevin said, "The loving, Christ-centered education and personalized attention have been a massive blessing not only to the children, but the entire Gould family." He 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.
James and his wife Melissa have one child. Luke started at Victory in the 5-day pre-kindergarten. James has been a lifelong resident of Indianola, graduating from Indianola High School and then the University of Northern Iowa. James currently works as technical project manager for a large multinational logistics company. Having accepted Christ as his savior in kindergarten, James understands that getting a biblical foundation early in life is critical and infinitely valuable as it impacts life eternally.