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Brandi Pelham

Brandi Pelham, a Shiloh alumnus ('97), joined the Shiloh Board of Directors in 2011. Brandi attended Taylor University, graduating with a degree in Business Systems. She has a Master's Degree in Public Administration and is working on a PH.D in Educational Leadership from UND. She worked as a Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Hoeven before deciding to become a full-time mother and homemaker. She and her husband, Zachary, have a little boy, Jack. Brandi enjoys spending time with family and friends, going on walks and traveling.


Proverbs 3: 5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight."



Rev. Paul Nather

Rev. Nather is an ordained minister who serves as Pastor to Youth Families at Century Baptist Church in Bismarck. Growing up in Bismarck, he is a Shiloh alumnus from 1991. He married his junior high and high school sweetheart, 1990 Shiloh Christian graduate Susie (Holden) in 1995. Rev. Nather says Mr. Mike Rockne, administrator at Shiloh during Nather’s senior year, challenged him to consider the ministry as a full-time career. As a Pastor to Youth Families, his passion is to know the Word of God, apply it to the world that students live in today, and to accurately teach young people what it means to live like Jesus in every moment.


Rev. Nather graduated from North American Baptist College in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion degree. In 1998, he received his Master of Divinity degree from North American Baptist Seminary. After serving as youth pastor in churches in Sioux Falls and Grand Forks, he and his family moved back to Bismarck in 2005. Rev. Nather and Susie have two children, both who currently attend Shiloh.

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Jeff Wood


Jeff and his family have been a part of the Shiloh family for 5 years with son Josh graduating in 2014 and daughter Dedra now attending 5th grade. His wife Kim has been active in the school doing volunteer work and is now running the concessions program for the school.

Jeff is a business owner in our community with ties to River City Sports and employment and ownership at Dakota Missouri Valley and Western Railroad Inc.


Luke 18:27: But he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.

Mike Emmel

Mike grew up on his family’s farm and ranch in northern North Dakota.  He graduated from Bismarck State College in 1988 where he met his wife, Camey.  Together they have five children; Cole, Paige, Blake, Brooke and Isaac; all of whom are students at Shiloh with Cole graduating in 2010. Mike started Interior Woodworks, Inc. a custom cabinetry and furniture business in 1994.  He continues to grow and expand the company.  Mike enjoys family activities and sporting events.


Matthew 7:7-8
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."

Ward Fredrickson

Ward and his wife Barb have been involved with Shiloh Christian School for over 20 years and their daughter, Andrea, is currently a Shiloh student.  Ward graduated from The University of Iowa College of Medicine and completed his pathology residency and fellowship at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.  Ward practices pathology in Bismarck with Pathology Consultants, PC and is the Medical Director of Northern Plains Laboratory.  Besides spending time with his family, Ward enjoys reading and physical fitness.


Philippians 4:6-9 “Do not be anxious about anything, but  in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me--put it into practice.  And the God of peace will be with you.”

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Bill Strutz

As one of the founders of Shiloh Christian School, Bill believes in Academic Excellence on a Christian Foundation. Because of that belief, Bill and his wife Marilyn have stayed involved with Shiloh over the past thirty years. Even before the existence of Shiloh, they were one of the couples that prayed faithfully for our growing school. Bill and Marilyn have three children that graduated from Shiloh: Heidi (1981), Colin (1987) and Nat Paul (1992). They have also been blessed with eight grandchildren. Bill is a trial lawyer specializing in defending medical malpractice cases. Besides spending time with his family and friends, Bill enjoys reading and book collecting.


Psalm 8 "O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You made him ruler over the works of your hands; you put everything under his feet: all flocks and herds, and the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas. O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!"

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Brandi Fagerland


Brandi Fagerland attended Center Public School in North Dakota from kindergarten through 12th grade. She attended Concordia College in Seward, NE for two years and then received her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She is currently a Software Development Team Leader for the State of North Dakota’s Information Technology Department. Brandi and her husband Mike have three children: Dawson, Canaan, and Michael. Dawson is a 2016 graduate of Shiloh. Canaan and Michael are currently attending Shiloh. She enjoys reading, making jewelry, bible study with her friends, and watching her boys participate in all of their activities.


Matthew 19:14 – “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

Mark Peterson
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Mission Statement

Shiloh Christian is a private, interdenominational school established
to provide students with "Academic Excellence on a Christian Foundation"
teaching them to know, love and serve God.