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Athletic Staff

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of John Dehm

    John Dehm 

    Director of Athletics and Co-Curricular Activities; Head Lacrosse Coach
  • Photo of Carl  Kelly

    Carl  Kelly  

    LSP; Math; Ass't Dir. Athletics & Co-Curricular Activities; Head Basketball Coach
  • Photo of Wendy Elbe

    Wendy Elbe 

    Athletic Trainer
  • Photo of Maxwell Groen

    Maxwell Groen 

    Mental Health and Performance Counselor

Athletics and More

Sports are an integral part of the Christchurch co-ed boarding school experience. Every student has an opportunity to play, from aspiring college athletes to those who just want to hit the field for fun.  
On average, students play two competitive sports per year. Competing at a high level teaches students sportsmanship, teamwork, and the value of hard work and perseverance - life lessons that last long after the finals seconds tick off the game clock.  

Christchurch's close-knit community gives student athletes in every sport a competitive advantage. At Christchurch, many coaches are also teachers who are also dorm parents. Coaches who know their players in the classroom, in the dining hall, and at home in the dorm are better equipped to coach the whole person, not just the quarterback or the lacrosse star, and are in the best possible position to bring out the best in every player.  

Over the past decade, Christchurch has fielded state championship teams in football, basketball, and lacrosse, with both soccer and volleyball regularly advancing to the state playoffs. The school's coaches and college counselors offer sound guidance and networking with connections at colleges and universities for Christchurch athletes considering offers to play at the college level.

AND MORE ... co-curricular programs include not only athletics, but also community service, performing arts, student leadership, robotics, and outdoor and nature-oriented programs.

CO-CURRICULAR PROGRAMS take place each weekday afternoon, from 4-6.

STUDENTS PARTICIPATE in three activities per year, a requirement that leads to the discovery of new talents and encourages them to pursue activities outside their comfort zones

Christchurch School is a member of the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association and the Virginia Interscholastic Sailing Association. Teams at the varsity and junior varsity levels compete with other private and public schools.

Christchurch School

49 Seahorse Lane,
Christchurch, Virginia 23031