Rob Westerlund is the Principal at CCS.
Rob was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and grew up in Bettendorf, Iowa, where he developed a love of drama, film, music, and writing. Rob has been very involved in ministry since his youth. He studied education in Communication Arts at Northeast Missouri State University for two years, and then ministered as a missionary teaching English in Japan. He graduated from the University of Iowa where he had studied television and film. He moved to Hollywood where he spent his first years after college laboring in the bowels of the entertainment industry. He gave studio tours as an NBC page and worked on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and Jay Leno. He acted as an extra in many films, and while working at the Walt Disney studios he tried his hand at scribing screenplays and teleplays.
Rob then earned his Master of Divinity at Bethel Seminary and ministered in several churches as director of drama, minister of worship, and pastor. He also taught at elementary and Christian schools as well as several colleges. While teaching communications and logic courses at colleges in Minnesota, he earned his M.B.A. in 2013. He has published magazine articles, curricula, and newspaper articles. He is married to Ruslana and has two sons, Julian and Nicholas, both of whom have inherited their grandfather’s genius for math and science, and their mother’s good looks. His most recent book, First Person Omniscient, is a philosophical thriller with a Christian prospective, and was published in January (available on Amazon). He currently resides in Cross Plains. If you want to learn more about Rob, you can go to his website at www.robwesterlund.com
Rob has been Principal at CCS since July 2019 and Administrator since July 2020. His goal at CCS is to provide the best education in the area to students of all grades, creating a solid foundation academically, and cultivating a genuine biblical foundation for spiritual formation for each student.