Treasurer: Mitch Swartzentruber
Mitch is employed by Hershberger Enterprises, LLC as the finance director. He also has a background in insurance. Mitch attended Pathway K-12 and married Sara, who is also a PCS graduate. They have three children, Aravis, William, and Theo, and attend Upper Deer Creek Church. In his free time, Mitch enjoys spending time at home, watching sports, and watching movies with his wife.
President: Daryl Swantz
Darryl is employed as a framing carpenter for Schwartz Builders. He attended Pathway K-12. Darryl attends Life Church in Coralville. In his free time he enjoys hunting, camping, and hiking. He has led a boy’s wilderness hike in Colorado for the past 11 years and has been involved in kid’s ministry and mentoring relationships over the years.
Secretary: Brandon Helmuth
Brandon does IT work for several area businesses as well as Pathway. More recently he started working in the egg industry as the North America support for a Dutch company, providing egg traceability and inventory management for egg producers. Brandon is married to Nikki, both of them Pathway graduates, and they have three daughters, Lorena, Ella and Cana. Brandon and Nikki attend Upper Deer Creek Church. In his free time, Brandon enjoys watching Lorena play softball and volleyball, and cheer on the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Cubs.
Maintenance: Torey Miller
Torey is employed by The Water Shop and enjoys serving his community by providing excellent water treatment and service. Torey is married to Amber and they have 4 children, Drayce, Cora, Ivy, and Ian. They attend Upper Deer Creek Church. In his free time, Torey enjoys coaching his son’s baseball team, watching Iowa Hawkeye events, camping, and college sporting events. Torey and Amber love Pathway because it instills the same values and principles they are teaching at home.
Ben Stutzman, Public Relations
We are excited to introduce you to our newest school board member, Ben Stutzman. Ben and his wife, Liebe, along with their two children, Caleb age 6 and Lydia 1 ½, live in the Wellman area. Caleb attends Pathway and is in the 1st grade. Although Ben and Liebe graduated with teaching degrees, they now own a business called ‘Catch’em Critters’ which works with individuals who have critters in unwanted places. This works well with Ben’s love for animals and his understanding of animal behaviors. Ben and Liebe attend First Baptist Church in Wellman.
If you were to ask what they enjoy doing, their answer would be, “We enjoy outdoor activities, gardening, and spending time with our children. We also love to travel.” Ben would also have many stories to share about his experiences with animals from naming all of their farm chickens as a child to his most challenging job.