Unity + Diversity Council

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"After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands..."  Revelations 7:9

A group of Upper School students prays together at North Cobb Christian School.

The Unity + Diversity Council at North Cobb Christian School does the important and critical work of ensuring that our school reflects God's gift of diversity for the world. As a school, we recognize that our community is much stronger as we embrace the richness found in the diversity of traditions, race, ethnicity, culture, heritage, experience and background of each individual.

The council is comprised of parents, faculty, staff, leadership, and board members. During regularly scheduled meetings, the council and subcommittees work through specific diversity goals and initiatives for our campus. Our desire is to be intentional in celebrating the differences that our Creator carefully knit together to form the family we call NCCS.


The purpose of the NCCS unity and diversity effort is to intentionally reflect the biblical mandate to love our neighbor as we love ourselves, boldly and courageously celebrating diversity, seeking equity, and fostering a culture of hospitality and inclusion. We strive to deepen our understanding, respect and love for others, while assessing and improving our programs and experiences, resulting in a beautifully diverse, biblically inclusive community that is enriched and unhindered as we impact the world for Christ.  

2020-2021 Council Members

Dee Moore
LaRonna Turnbough

Council Members 
Cherry Go
Janice Gonzalez
Melissa Nelson
Carol Ribeiro
Chuck Smith
Alphonso Taylor
Jim VanKirk
Todd Clingman
Elizabeth Cossick 

Unity + Diversity Council

Nine members of the NCCS Unity and Diversity Council smile for a photo after a council meeting.

Council Members: 

From L to R | Todd Clingman, Alphonso Taylor, Janice Gonzalez, Cherry Go, Carol Ribeiro, Jim VanKirk, LaRonna Turnbough, Dee Moore.

Joined virtually | Chuck Smith, Melissa Nelson, Elizabeth Cossick

Council Categories

Four categories of focus for council activities:

  1. Teaching + Learning | Classrooms + curriculum, academics, field trips, and learning experiences. 
  2. Student Experience | Arts, Athletics, Student Life, clubs, retreats, events, Spring Term, Advisory Groups, etc.  
  3. Employee Experience | Recruiting + hiring, staff development, leadership, in-service opportunities, etc. 
  4. Parent Experience + Engagement | Parent events, PTF, seminars, career day, parent volunteers, etc.
The wooden cross in the Prayer Garden at sunrise.