Meet the Headmaster

May 17, 2016

Dear Westminster Community,

As you may be aware, our headmaster, Steve O’Neil, has accepted an offer to head a Christian school in Colorado. While we are saddened to see the O’Neil family depart our community, we are excited for this new chapter in their lives and congratulate Steve on his new position! Steve has faithfully served Westminster. He has led our school the last 8 years and we are thankful for his dedication, commitment, and steadfast devotion to the principles that make Westminster a special place for all of us. During his tenure, Steve has kept the Gospel at the center of his actions, which has borne fruit for so many families under his leadership.

Your board of trustees, in concert with Steve, is actively working to fill the headmaster vacancy to ensure a smooth transition for our faculty, administration, and most importantly our students. I anticipate the board naming an interim headmaster in the very near future and will be communicating with you regularly regarding our progress towards a permanent headmaster appointment.

While the loss of Steve and his family is significant to all of us, looking into the future we are excited about the trajectory of the school. Knox Hall construction on the upper school campus is progressing on schedule; our capital campaign, upon completion, will allow us great flexibility to continue to incrementally improve our campus infrastructure; and most importantly, we have a faculty that loves the Lord and our students while providing an outstanding education to
them. We have much to be grateful for and we give all the glory to the Lord for His faithfulness to our school.

As we embark on this transition, I ask that each of you pray for our school and community as we seek to fill this critical position. The Lord is faithful and our ultimate goal is to discern His will for Westminster. Your board of trustees truly believes that great times are ahead of us as a community and the future is very bright!

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” – Jeremiah 29:11

Warmest regards,
John W. Phelan
Chairman, Board of Trustees