Board of Directors
Mr. Lee Wilhite, Chairman
Lee Wilhite serves as Biola University’s Vice President of University Communications and Marketing. In his role, he has chief responsibility for the university’s brand, creative, advertising, market research, public and media relations and university events. Prior to joining Biola he served as Executive Vice President and owner at Masterworks, the nation’s largest marketing agency exclusively serving Christian nonprofit ministries. Lee is a firm believer in Christian education having graduated from Northwest Christian University and now serving at Biola University. He and his wife, Leeta, are Brethren parents of three children who have graduated or are currently enrolled – Olivia, Annelise and Cameron. The Wilhites attend Compass Bible Church in Huntington Beach where Lee also serves in a leadership role.
Mr. Howard Yamaguchi
Howard is a graduate of the University of Southern California where he earned his undergraduate and law degrees. He is employed by The Salvation Army providing legal and compliance oversight in the western U.S. Howard and his wife Linda are parents of Brethren graduates Andrew and Ryan. They reside in Long Beach and are members of Bethel Grace Baptist Church in Bellflower.
Mr. Steve Stong
"Brethren Christian will be led by a Board of Directors comprised of Godly persons dedicated to the realization of the mission of the school. They will be zealous advocates for the school, developing and sustaining relationships with its benefactors, graduates and friends, and will give generously of their talents and treasures. The Board will prayerfully seek God’s will and wisdom in all matters concerning Brethren Christian. The Board will provide leadership and exercise sound judgment in matters of policy, and be a good steward of school resources. It will foster the growth of the endowment fund and seek to secure campus facilities for the long term to ensure the perpetuation of the mission, ministries and vision of Brethren Christian." – BC Parent-Student Handbook