School Board Members
Eric Thiessen, President has served on the Veritas board in various capacities for over 15 years. Prior to that, he had also served on the board of Sussex Christian School. His two sons both attended Sussex Christian School and his youngest son, Josiah, is now a Senior at Veritas Christian Academy. He and his wife, Lisa, reside in Wantage and are actively involved at Sussex Christian Reformed Church in Sussex NJ where they jointly lead the GriefShare program. Eric received his bachelor's degree in Business Information Systems from Messiah College, Master's degrees from Stevens Institute of Technology (Information Management) and Messiah College (Strategic Leadership), and is currently pursuing a Master of Divinities at Calvin Theological Seminary.
Paul Vincenti is President of P.J.V. Consulting LLC providing consulting services for the personal care product industry. He managed scientific research for American Cyanamid, The Mennen Company, and the Colgate Palmolive Company for 35 years, retiring in 2017. He and his wife, Lynette, reside in Jefferson and have two daughters, Jennifer (Currituck, NC) and Christine (Boston, MA), both graduates of Timothy Christian School in Piscataway, NJ. Paul previously served as Vice President of the Board of Northwest Christian School and as Elder Chair of Fellowship Chapel in Flanders, NJ. They attend Grace Church on the Mount in Randolph, NJ. Paul received his ScB from Brown University and his PhD in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Eric Wilson, PE, Treasurer serves as the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Wilson Services, a home services provider located in Sparta NJ. Eric and his wife Danielle reside in Mount Arlington NJ and attend Emergence Church based in Totowa NJ. Eric serves in the church in various capacities. Eric received his BS in Civil Engineering from the Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology.
David Marine, Vice President is the Chief Marketing Officer for the Coldwell Banker brand nationally. David has 20+ years of marketing experience in everything from product development, digital marketing, national advertising and social media. David is a by-product of Christian education having attended Christian schools from k-12th grade and also graduated with a degree in marketing from Bob Jones University. David and his wife, Tara, have four boys who have all attended Christian schools including their oldest who graduated from Veritas in 2022. David attends Calvary Bible Chapel in Flanders, NJ where he serves as a trustee and has been a part of that ministry since he was 7 years old.
Dave Vander Groef is co-owner/operator at Wantage Excavating Company in Wantage, NJ, which recently celebrated their 50th year in business. He resides with his wife, Jennifer, and their son, Caleb, in Frankford Township, NJ. Caleb graduated from Sussex Christian School and is currently a student at Veritas. Both Dave and Jennifer graduated from SCS and Northwest Christian High School. Prior to serving on the Veritas Board Dave has served as a deacon at Sussex Christian Reformed Church, on the Project Development Committee at SCS and Veritas, as well as on the Board of Directors of LICA (Land Improvement Contractors of America). He is a volunteer firefighter with Beemerville Co. No. 1 in Wantage. The Vander Groefs are members of the Sussex Christian Reformed Church.