New Chapter, Same Purpose Northwest Christian School Prepares for New Facility

After serving the Puyallup community as Nelson Crane Christian School for more than 50 years, the eight-grade school recently changed its name to Northwest Christian School.

Along with the name change, the school is also getting a new building. On June 15, the groundbreaking ceremony was held, officially launching the school's "Cornerstone Campaign" to raise $10 million over the next two years.

"We are truly excited to build this brand-new campus and better fulfill our mission," said Marshall Merkin, school principal.

While the school's main focus is their students, they also want to reach out to the community through additional educational opportunities and extracurricular activities.

"We're about helping people, and this is just one part of our ministry," said Kieth Noll, Puyallup Church pastor.

The new Northwest Christian School facility is expected to be ready in the fall of 2009. The campus will eventually include the Puyallup Church. Visit for more details.

October 01, 2007 / Washington Conference