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Christian Schools International

About Us

CSI Employee Benefits provides benefits products and services, designed specifically by and for the Christian education community. With over eight decades of experience and a deep commitment to strengthening Christian education, we understand the unique challenges that Christian educational institutions face as they meet the retirement and health care needs of their staff.

Our flexible, cost-effective plans provide a range of benefit solutions to help Christian education organizations attract and retain world-class staff. A Trustee board gives the CSI Employee Benefits plans oversight made up of Christian education champions and plan participants who are passionate about ensuring Christian education flourishes.

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Plan Sponsor

Our plan sponsor, Christian Schools International (CSI), is a member organization for Christian schools and offers the following services:

  • Services leading to school improvement, growth, accreditation, and recognition in collaboration with regional, state, national, and international educational organizations
  • Professional learning opportunities based on best professional practices for teachers, school leaders, and board members at member, affiliated, and like-minded schools
  • Bible resources and curriculum materials
  • Advisory services related to the strategic vision, organization, governance, and administration of schools in ways that honor Christian principles

If you are interested in membership with CSI, learn more on CSI’s website.

The Christian Schools International Board of Trustees appoints skilled fiduciaries to oversee and manage the plans. The Board is made up of former Christian school trustees, Christian educators, former members of Christian educational organizations, or people who have experise in pension or health benefits. The sponsor board's role is to:

  1. Appoint the Trustees who act as fiduciaries of the plans;

  2. Approve plan amendments;

  3. Serve as an appeal board with respect to the decisions of the Trustees affecting beneficiaries of the Plans;

Christian Education Employee Benefits Team

Having employee benefits is an invaluable asset, but what good are they if they’re hard to understand and use? Plan participants receive excellent, responsive service through the Christian Education Employee Benefits Team.

Our team is made up of dedicated professionals who are ready to serve you and answer your questions. The team has a deep familiarity with the plans, and the unique needs of Christian Educational school employees.

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An organization with a long history of excellence.

In 1943, a group of Christian schools came together to build employee benefit plans and services, designed specifically by and for the Christian education community.

Today, these world-class plans serve over 100 schools, and over 11,000 participants. In 2020/2021, the Christian Schools International Health Plan paid over $7 million in claims. The Retirement Plan serves retirees from 100 schools across the United States, paying out benefits of over $17 million in 2020/2021.

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John Bolt

US Managing Director

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Brian Meekhof

Assistant Managing Director

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Brenda Addie

Employee Benefits Specialist

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Val Avink

Benefits Assistant

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Jonathan Bilodeau

Canada Managing Director

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Laura Brinks

Employee Benefits Specialist

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Laura Landstra

Employee Benefits Specialist

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Becky Oudshoorn

Employee Benefits Specialist

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Todd Schilthuis

Pension & Insurance Account Manager

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Karen Sharda

Administrative Assistant

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Amy Slachter

Employee Benefits Specialist


The Christian Schools International Board of Trustees appoints skilled fiduciaries to oversee and manage the funds designed to provide Christian school employees with financial security in their retirement years.