Preschool & Elementary Principal
Mrs. Julie Eckburg has been teaching three-year-old children at Aurora Christian School since 1989. She grew up in Utica, IL next to Starved Rock State Park. After graduating from the University of Iowa she was married and lived briefly in DesMoines, IA. She and her husband then moved to Galesburg, IL where their three children, Joshua, Jacob, and Meredith were born. The family relocated to the Aurora area in 1984 and in 1987 enrolled all three children in Aurora Christian. They graduated from ACS in 1997, 1999, and 2001. Julie and Mike have three grandchildren: Gavin Paul, Nolan Patrick, and Clara June. They attend Harvest Bible Chapel in Aurora.
Mrs. Marilyn Holmes is a life-long resident of Aurora. She grew up in the community and graduated from East Aurora High School. After years of working as a daycare provider in her home, she felt God calling her to be involved in Christian Education. Mrs. Holmes began her ministry at Aurora Christian in 1985. Over her many years of service, she has had the privilege of helping to provide a solid educational foundation for many young lives. Mrs. Holmes is a member of First Presbyterian Church in Aurora.
Mrs. Connie Velasquez has been teaching PreK- 4's at Aurora Christian School since August 1996. She is a graduate of East Aurora High School. With a strong desire to have their children in a solid Christian school and atmosphere, Connie and her husband Tom (a retired firefighter/paramedic with the City of Aurora), were introduced to Aurora Christian in 1988 through church friends who also sent their sons to ACS. They have four wonderful children who are all graduates of Aurora Christian School, Talia (2001), Tiffany (2003), Tommy (2008), and Tyler (2010). They attend Wheaton Christian Center Church at 610 E. North Ave., in Carol Stream and reside in Aurora.
Mrs. Julie Zielke has been with ACS since 2001 as the preschool registrar/secretary. She and husband David have four children, which are all alumni of ACS, and have been blessed with two amazing grandchildren! They live in Bristol, and attend Cross Lutheran Church in Yorkville. Mrs. Zielke enjoys watching her two grandchildren, photography, watching the Chicago Blackhawks with her family, and feels she has one of the best jobs in the world - watching God's little ones grow in their love for Jesus!