Meet Our Staff

ACSTO is privileged to have a dedicated and talented staff.  We work together to  provide the remarkable customer service ACSTO is known for all year round, and we make it a matter of personal responsibility to provide you with valuable resources as well as accurate and timely processing of your donations and/or applications. 

 

Board of Directors

Scott R. Saunders
BJ Saunders
Marc Weidinger
Barry Barnes
Barb Barnes

 

Office Staff

Steve Yarbrough
Executive Director

Steve Yarbrough has enjoyed a highly successful career in education, family law, public policy creation, and organizational leadership. As a passionate proponent of Christian Education he co-founded ACSTO in 1998 and continues to serve as its executive director.

Steve YarbroughHe has served in the Arizona Legislature since 2003 where he has been Chairman of the Ways & Means Committee, Speaker Pro Tempore, and Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. He is recognized in Arizona and nationally as a leading advocate for pro-school choice policy innovation.

He and his wife Linda, a longtime Christian school teacher, have three adult sons and eight grandchildren. All of their grandchildren attend Christian schools in Arizona or Tennessee.

 

EileenEileen Edmondson
Assistant Executive Director

Eileen has been an extremely capable administrator at ACSTO since 1999. She has been happily married for 31 years, has three wonderful children, and three absolutely adorable grandchildren. She loves to travel with her husband Bob, who was a pastor for 25 years, and currently trains indigenous pastors in Asia. She attends Mission Community Church, and in her spare time, she loves to go hiking and play the piano.

 

Amy Hawkinson
Amy Hawkinson
Data Processing Manager

Amy has been serving ACSTO since 2006. She has lived in Arizona since 1985, and she graduated from ASU with a degree in communications. She has been happily married for 13 years, and has a daughter who currently attends a local Christian school. She loves spending time with her family and friends, especially if that includes dessert or Mexican food. Amy supervises projects and staff, manages finances, and assists our donors and parents on the phone.


Sally
Sally Henry
Marketing and Communications Manager

Sally has recently taken up the position as ACSTO's Marketing and Communications Manager, and has already been seen far and wide across the state at churches and school events. As an involved parent and educator, she enjoys bringing experience, enthusiasm, and creative solutions to the table for our valued partners.

 


Loren RugenLoren Rugen
Content Director

Loren began his ACSTO journey in 2009 and enjoys fulfilling the organization's writing, editing, and online development needs. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute in downtown Chicago with his wife Rachel before moving to the desert. In his downtime he enjoys an eclectic variety of hobbies, including hiking, entomology, reading & writing, and letting his inner child out with his toddler. 



Matthew Tracy
Matthew Tracy
Credit Card Specialist

Matthew began working for ACSTO in 2013. He has been assisting customers over the phone and specializing in credit card processing. Currently, he attends and volunteers at Sun Valley Church in Gilbert. In his spare time, he pursues various musical and auto-mechanic endeavors and spends time with his friends, fiancé, and family. 

 

Wendy Rankin
Customer Service Specialist

Wendy is the newest member to the ACSTO family. She has lived in the valley since 1971, graduated from ASU in 2006 with a degree in Graphic Information Technology, and is happily married to a wonderful man for 32 years; they have two adult children. Wendy attends Arizona Community Church and serves in their Music Ministries as a vocalist. She has used her computer skills to help meet specific needs on three short-term mission trips and hopes for more. In her spare time she loves to crochet and learn about new technology.



Tom Askew
Southern Arizona Coordinator

Tom has been an active ACSTO coordinator for many, many years,
assisting schools and churches across the greater Tucson area.
His charm and experience is a valuable asset to our organization.

 

Maryellen Hawkinson
Central Valley Coordinator

Maryellen has been an active ACSTO coordinator for many, many years,
working with schools and churches across the valley.
As these schools and churches can tell you, her warm, friendly
personality is only matched by how extremely helpful she is.

 

Jeanette
Support Specialist

Jeanette has filled many hats during her nine years at ACSTO. She checks for accurate data processing, supports our staff with various office tasks, and is also part of our team who provides ACSTO customer service to our donors, parents, and schools, helping to ensure that everyone has a wonderful experience with our organization. 

 

Merilyn
Scholarship Application Specialist

Merilyn is enjoying her fifth year working for ACSTO. While she specializes in processing our student's scholarship applications, Merilyn is eager to help with virtually anything that is needed. Her smile and wit cheers the office every day.

 

Leah
Customer Service Specialist

Leah has proven her prowess in all things, from neat photography to problem-solving to the telling of a hilarious story. Our Customer Service Specialists help with donation and application processing, provide customer service, and help with general office tasks.

ACSTO: Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization

Notice: A school tuition organization cannot award, restrict, or reserve scholarships solely on the basis of a donor’s recommendation. A taxpayer may not claim a tax credit if the taxpayer agrees to swap donations with another taxpayer to benefit either taxpayer’s own dependent. A.R.S. 43-1603 (C)

Contact Us

ACSTO, Inc.

PO Box 6580
Chandler, AZ 85246

  • Office: 480.820.0403
  • Fax: 480.820.2027