UMEI Christian High School Announces New Principal

Earlier this school year, the current Principal of UMEI Christian High School in Leamington, Sonya Bedal, announced her retirement effective June 2024. Mrs. Bedal has served the UMEI community for 26 years, with the last 14 as Principal. She is known for her tireless support of students and staff, and her ability to approach challenges and opportunities with warmth, compassion and a positive attitude. The UMEI community is beyond grateful for her dedication and hard work.

With this news, the UMEI Board of Directors is pleased to announce Mr. Darcy Bults as UMEI’s new Principal beginning September 2024. Mr. Bults has taught at UMEI for over 12 years, with these past 2 years serving as Vice Principal. He has a proven track record of leadership and a passion for creating an enriching and supportive learning environment and a dedication to Christian education.

“We are confident that Mr. Bults will bring fresh perspectives, energy, and innovative ideas to lead UMEI into the next chapter of its journey,” says Board Chair Mat Suta. “We look forward to a new era of growth under his capable leadership, and the further impact that this growth will have on student success and outreach in the wider community.”

Mr. Bults has a strong vision for the future of UMEI. “I’m looking forward to the future of our school, and commit to working hard to create an environment that challenges students academically to better prepare them for post-secondary education,” says Mr. Bults.

“On top of that, I’m committed to foster an environment that challenges our students to become doers of the Word, to welcome one another, and to live in harmony, all for the glory of God.”

Community members can experience the changes and innovations happening at UMEI at its Open House on Wednesday, February 7th, 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

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