Meet Our Leadership

COL William Clark

COL(R) William (Bill) Clark served in the United States Army for a period of 30 years. During his tenure with the Army, Bill commanded at every level from platoon through Brigade, serving a total of 13 years overseas, which included operational deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, and Bosnia. As a Cavalry Squadron Commander, COL Clark deployed the first Stryker Brigade Cavalry Squadron into Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Bill retired from the Army in 2014, culminating his military career as the Garrison Commander of Fort Riley, Kansas. COL Clark’s awards include the Legion of Merit and two Bronze Stars.

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Vice President
Ms. Ginger Wooten

Ginger Wooten is the Vice President with primary responsibilities in the areas of Admissions, Advancement, and Marketing. The 2018- 2019 school year marks Mrs. Wooten’s twentieth year at SJMS. During her tenure, she has also served in the positions of Academic Counselor, Director of Admissions, and Academic Dean.

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Academic Dean
Mr. Wayne Grigsby

Mr. Wayne W. Grigsby Jr., is the Dean of Academics at St. Johns Military School. Most recently he served over 33 years in the Army culminating as a Major General, Commanding the First Infantry Division. Prior to becoming the Dean, he taught History and Homeland Security at Georgia Military College. He graduated from Salisbury State University, earning his Master’s Degrees in Military Arts and Science from the School of Advanced Military Studies and in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University.

He is married to Mrs. Kristina Grigsby and has 7 children and 3 grandchildren. His hobbies are Fitness, Golf, Fishing, Hunting, most importantly being a Husband, Father, and Grandfather and building leaders every day.

CSM Raymond Joseph Nunweiler III

Command Sergeant Major Raymond Joseph Nunweiler III joined the St. John’s Family in 2017. He obtained Eagle Scout in 1983. He joined the United States Army in 1986 and was selected as the Honor Graduate of Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training.

He led a squad and a fire team while deployed to Central America and led a fire team during Operation Desert Shield. He attended Ranger School in 1995 and was selected to serve in the 75 Ranger Regiment as a Ranger Platoon Sergeant during several deployments and an Infantry First Sergeant during several other deployments. He also served as an infantry squad leader while assigned to the Republic of Panama.

He retired from the Army in 2010 and then served as a Sheriff’s Department Patrol Supervisor and Tactical Trainer until coming to St. John’s.

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Graduated from Kansas State University with degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration. He joined Exline, Inc. in the spring of 1991 and became President/CEO and owner of the company in February 1994. Exline, Inc. is a 5th generation family owned business, which was founded in 1872. Exline repairs and services machinery for the gas compression, power generation, industrial manufacturing, and plastics and rubber compounding industries. Headquartered in Salina, Kansas, with an additional repair and rebuild facility in Odessa, Texas. Exline, Inc. employs over 200 machinists, mechanics, and technicians who specialize in our customer’s repair and manufacturing needs. Prior to joining Exline, Inc. his professional experience was working in the construction industry in several capacities including Sales Engineer, Manager of Business Development, and General Manager.

He is a member of the Advisory Board to UMB National Bank of America, a director for the Salina Surgical Center, Board of Trustees of St. John’s Military School and Board of Trustees of the Salina First Presbyterian Church. He is happily married to Kelli and has two children, Will (27) and Carolyn (25). He enjoys mountain biking, golf, snow skiing, camping, and fishing.

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Mr. Browning has served in various capacities at St. John’s since 1975. A 1955 graduate of the school, he went on to graduate from Kansas Wesleyan University in 1959 and attended graduate school at the University of Chicago from 1964 to 1966.

He joined Continental Illinois National Bank and Trust Company in Chicago from 1964 until 1966 as a trainee in the Executive Management Training Program. In 1965, he joined the Colorado National Bank in Denver Colorado and was named CEO and President of the Bank in 1985, serving concurrently as Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Colorado National Bancshares. He retired from the bank in 1992.

In 1968 Created and served as CEO and President of Rocky Mountain Bankcard System, the largest processor of credit card transactions in the western part of the United States, from 1968 until 1985 and as CEO and Chairman of the Board from 1985 until 1992.

Mr. Browning created and served as CEO and President of Plus Systems Inc., the “first” and largest shared ATM program in the United States- today the largest in the world, from 1976 until it was sold to Visa International in 1993.

He went on to serve as Senior Consultant to the Board of Visa International for the delivery of Debt Card Programs in Europe and Asia from 1993 to 1995, before serving as CEO and President of Procard Inc. from 1996 to 2001. 1142Procard was the largest processor of Corporate, State Government and Federal Government debt card transactions in the United States and was sold to Total Systems in Georgia in 2001.

Additional Services to his Communities:
Served as Chairman of the Executive Committee for Retail Banking Division of the American Bankers Association 1975-1977.
Served as a member of the Executive Advisors Committee of National BankAmericard Inc. (became Visa Inc. in 1976) from 1968-1976. The Committee was involved in the creation, organizational structure and operation of the first national credit card program in the United States.
Served on the Board of 22 various religious and non-profit organizations during professional career.
Served on the Board of Downtown Denver Association from 1986-1990.
Served on the Board of Trustees of St. John’s Military School Salina Kansas since 1975 to present.

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Trey is currently the Market President of Central National Bank in Salina, KS, having served in that capacity for over 4 years. Prior to joining Central National Bank, Trey was a Senior Vice President and Salina Market Senior Lender for Sunflower Bank. Trey has been in the banking business for over 30 years and in addition to Salina, has worked for banks in Denver, Colorado and Cheyenne, Wyoming. Trey has served on numerous Boards in Salina including the Salina Chamber of Commerce, Salina Family YMCA, Salina Community Theatre, and Salina Economic Development Corporation.

Trey is married to his wife, Kim; together they have one son, Hunter. Trey and Kim are actively involved in Hunter’s sports and school activities with spare time devoted to hunting, fishing, and managing their farm property.

Trey attending the University of Kansas, Kansas State University and Washburn University School of Law and holds a Bachelors Degree in Business from Kansas State and his J.D. from Washburn.

Robert (Bob) Miller is a proud native of Salina, Kansas. He is President/Owner of Busboom and Rauh Construction Company having been with
the firm for 38-years. The company, founded in 1919, has served the regional general construction and construction management markets with emphasis on Health Care, Private Commercial, Manufacturing and Food Production facilities. In addition, he co-operates a production agriculture operation focused on Cow-Calf and Hay production at Tescott, Kansas.

Bob is a graduate of The University of Kansas with a B.S. degree in Business Administration and holds a Master Builder designation from the University of Iowa. Married to wife, Linda, for 37-years, they have 2-sons, Lance and John, and a daughter, Melanie.

Current Board-Related Activities:
Salina Technical College: Board of Trustees and Past President
Kansas State University Polytechnic: Dean’s Advisory Council

Past Board-Related Activities:
St. John’s Military School Board of Trustees
Salina Airport Authority Board of Directors and Past President
Ashby House Board of Directors
Salina Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
Salina Construction Association Board of Directors and Past President
Associated General Contractors of Kansas Past Board of Directors

Kenny recently retired after working for 31 years for Wilson & Company Engineers & Architects, a nationally recognized 500-person consulting engineering firm. During his tenure at Wilson & Company, Kenny served in a variety of management roles at the company, managing multiple operating divisions with staff in multiple offices across the United States from Missouri to California. He retired as Chairman of the Board, and Division Manager for Railroad and Energy Services and was a licensed professional engineer in 26 states and 2 Canadian provinces.

Kenny earned a Bachelor Science Mechanical Engineering (BSME) from Kansas State University. Prior to returning to school to get his engineering degree, he also previously worked as a licensed plumber/pipefitter. Kenny played baseball and ran track in college.

Kenny has been a youth baseball and fastpitch softball coach for 30+ years, and provides pitching lessons for girls ranging in ages from 10 yrs to college age. He was a Rule 10 (non-faculty) softball coach at Salina South High School for 20 years.

He is married to Melanie, and has a step-daughter and step-son, and an 8-yr old granddaughter and 5-yr old grandson. Hobbies include hunting, fishing, coaching, working out, and working in his shop restoring muscle cars.

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The structured and basic environment that Cadets experience at St. John’s allows them to pursue academics without the distractions common to most high school and middle school environments. Our low student-to-teacher ratio and emphasis on controlled study hall environments provide each Cadet with the opportunity to reach their full academic and intellectual potential. Cadets needing special support receive it from the academic faculty, other staff members or high-performing Cadet tutors. St. John’s is one of the few schools in the nation to receive dual accreditation. All these factors, combined with our ability to be involved with every aspect of a student’s daily life, lead to great academic success. In excess of 90 percent of our graduates are accepted into postsecondary education programs, colleges or universities. Our most recent new Cadets entered the school with an average GPA of 2.236. At the end of the first grading period, the same students had an average GPA of 3.263. We take great pride in the accomplishments of our Cadets and know that they are learning skills that will serve them well in the future.
The Corps of Cadets is organized as a battalion similar to those in the U.S. Army. This structure allows Cadets to learn about and exercise leadership principles and develop self-discipline that will enhance their future lives. Cadets receive practical experience in the organization and execution of daily activities of the corps. This is all done under the watchful eye of the dedicated and caring members of the military staff. Through one-on-one mentoring programs, Cadets learn moral values, reliability, honesty and responsibility to others. The military staff supervises and cares for the Cadets around the clock. We maintain a clean and safe environment where Cadets can explore their capabilities, learn to cope with failures, and develop self-confidence and pride. The bonds of brotherhood are formed and galvanized in this environment. Our Cadets form relationships that last the remainder of their lives. Their commitment to each other helps them navigate difficult times and strengthens them individually.
St. John’s offers numerous varsity, club and intramural athletic programs that emphasize physical health and develop healthy habits that will enhance our Cadets’ lives. Each day, after school, every Cadet must participate in one of these activities. Through them, they become more healthy and confident while learning sportsmanship and teamwork. Our physical activities cater to each boy’s personal capabilities, and the many options available allow Cadets to find one that holds their interest and encourages their innate skills. All physical activities are conducted under the supervision of staff, including adult military advisers and coaches. Each Cadet’s well being and physical growth are of primary concern.
Our Cadets attend mandatory Eucharistic services each Sunday morning and a prayer service on Wednesday evening. Cadets of other denominations can then also attend their own services. While services conducted by our chaplain follow the liturgy of the Episcopal Church, we do not intend to make Episcopalians of all Cadets. We enjoy the diversity that our Cadets bring and have had young men from almost all religious backgrounds. Our programs are designed to encourage each young man to begin on or continue on his own exploration of faith. Small-group meetings and evening devotionals allow Cadets to share their stories, learn from each other and develop their religious beliefs. Our full-time chaplain is present in the classrooms and is involved in all Cadets’ daily lives. He is ever present to provide pastoral care and spiritual uplift.
We provide an environment that is clean, safe and inviting for Cadets. Our staff works selflessly to provide each individual Cadet with their specific needs. Staff become mentors, advisers and confidants, and provide structure when needed. To assist them, we have a campuswide security camera system that provides continuous surveillance of the common areas of barracks and outside campus areas. Our nursing staff is available to Cadets during all waking hours and on call each night. The medical staff is focused on preventive care and the treatment of injuries and illness. In addition to the nursing staff, we offer physicians’ care, chiropractic care, off-campus counseling, and support groups using respected physical and mental health organizations.
Sending your son to St. John’s is not a transfer of responsibility. We view ourselves as being in partnership with parents. Through constant communication from teachers, military advisers, nursing staff and other faculty, we can better provide the unique assistance that each Cadet needs. Your input and involvement in your son’s St. John’s experience is critical to his success. Our dedication is obvious to the parents of current Cadets, as evidenced by their comments on our annual parental survey. The results of the most recent survey are available on our website.