Brad Zachow​Brad Zachow

I am honored to be Principal of Rapid City Christian and truly feel that God’s timing and grace have placed me here at this specific time.

I have worked in the field of education for over 25 years. I began my career in education as a middle school science teacher, where I spent most of my classroom years.  I have also worked with special needs students in early elementary and taught 3rd grade for three years.  My ten years of administrative experience have allowed me to work with elementary, middle school and high school students in a variety of educational systems and athletic programs.  In addition to teaching and administration, I have coached many sports at multiple age levels.

On a more personal note, my wife Nancy and I have three adult boys and one granddaughter.  We live on a small ranch south of Custer where we raise a few cows and chickens.  We also have a love for horses and have adopted and trained two wild mustangs.  Almost three years ago, God called us into ministry when our pastors left our church in Edgemont.  We have been co-pastors of the Bethel Edgemont campus since that time.   Nancy serves as the hands and feet of the church and has committed herself to full time ministry.

I view education and our relationship with Jesus to be a lifelong and interconnected processes; one cannot prosper without the other.  I am humbled, honored and excited to be involved in educating and raising the children of RCC to be lifelong learners and disciples for Christ.

Many of you may have heard the analogy of the three-legged stool.  I fully embrace that the family, the school, and the church all play equal and vitally important roles in raising kids.  Much like the stool, if one component is removed, we are destined to fall.  I encourage you to be an active participant in the educational process.

I look forward to meeting you soon and working together.

Sincerely in Christ,
Brad Zachow