Position: Secretary

Bio: My name is Josie Kost, and I have lived in Pittsburgh since 2004. My earliest educational experiences were in a private Catholic school in my hometown. I transferred to public school in the sixth grade, and those years of private school provided a solid foundation to excel in the public-school setting. At Wheaton College, I learned to incorporate faith with every facet of learning as I earned a bachelor’s degree in Flute Performance. In 2004, I moved to Pittsburgh to study at Duquesne University and earned a master’s degree and Artist Diploma. Since graduation, I have been active as a freelance musician, private music educator, worship leader, and preschool teacher at Kingdom Kids Christian Preschool.

My husband, Chuck, and I were married in 2006 and welcomed our first child, Rebekah, in 2015. Our twins, Christian and Charlotte, joined our family in 2017 and we have committed to raising our children to love Jesus and serve Him. Rebekah attended Kingdom Kids Christian Preschool and is finishing the first grade at Jubilee. Christian and Charlotte will be completing another year of preschool at Kingdom Kids and then moving to Jubilee for Kindergarten. We worship as a family at the Bible Chapel and Port Vue United Methodist Church where I serve as the organist and praise team director.

There is no greater joy as a parent than seeing my children fall in love with Jesus. Jubilee has provided Rebekah with a quality education rooted in the Bible, and my desire is to use my gifts and talents in a way that will help to grow and enrich the students and families at Jubilee.

If elected to serve on the board, I commit to the following:
- Help facilitate conversations between KKCP and JCS to help grow enrollment,
- Seek ways to build relationships between JCS and the community to increase revenue and provide for a more-robust educational experience, and
- Be an advocate for Christian education and create opportunities for our students to be visible in the community.

Jubilee is a hidden gem in the South Hills, and my desire is to see Jubilee shine brightly for Jesus and grow as it provides a strong educational and spiritual foundation for our children.