MCS Staff

Elaine Obbink–Administrator

I grew up in a small rural town in Wisconsin. My Dad was a teacher. When I use to visit his classroom as a child I knew that teaching is what I wanted to do with my life. I graduated from a Private Christian College –Dordt, in 1987. I taught 6th grade for one year while my husband Randy finished his degree in business. We moved to Monroe in the summer of 1987, and I began teaching for Monroe Christian School in September. I earned a Master’s Degree from Western Washington in 1993. In February of 1995, I was asked to be Principal of Monroe Christian School. In May of 1996, our daughter was born. The changes that have taken place over the last 20 years at MCS are amazing. Over the years it has been inspiring and even humbling to see all of the parents, the students, and the teachers who have invested of themselves at MCS. Every family, child, and teacher has a different story to share. For me it is a privilege to see God at work in His people. I am humbled that He has called me to serve His children at this time and in this place.

Laurie Fielder–Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper

My children have been attending Christian schools since preschool, and Monroe Christian School since 2003, and I am blessed to work in the same wonderful Christ-centered environment. My training and experience allows me to support the administration, faculty, parents, and students of MCS. We have something rare and very special here – a staff who loves Jesus and, in conjunction with providing academic excellence, minister that godly love to the children and their families. I love being a part of this community!

Kristen Barron–Secretary

My family has been actively involved with MCS for over 10 years. Our daughters started attending in Pre-K and continued through 8th grade. As the girls moved on to full days at school, I started working in the office. It was a 1-day-a-week job that gradually evolved into a full-time position. Life at MCS seems to work that way. It is ever evolving and changing. I love that I wake up in the morning happy and excited to go to work (not many people can say that). So, now you will find me spending my days in the office, answering the phone (or giving you a call), handing out Band-Aids and hugs, and a multitude of other responsibilities. My days are filled with frequent interruptions and it is never boring. I am so thankful to support our families and work with a caring and talented staff at MCS.  


Monroe Christian School is a Christ-Centered Community equipping God’s children for service in His kingdom.