LCA Board of Directors
Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ -1 Corinthians 11:1
The Board of Directors is the policy-making leadership of the school, entrusted with furthering the school's mission. To that end, the Board creates and implements written policies, ensures financial strength, and supports and evaluates the head of school.
The Board of Directors consists of professionals throughout the community who represent six different churches.
The Board of Directors is the governing body overseeing LCA. It is comprised of up to 15 members who meet on a monthly (or more frequent) basis to oversee the administration and business of the school. Board members also chair various committees necessary to the operation, function and mission of the school. Board members serve a three-year term and are eligible to serve two consecutive terms.
Earlier this school year, the Board of Directors revised the LCA Bylaws to allow for parents to nominate candidates for the Board. Candidates must have a strong Christian faith, a passion for the school, and a willingness to give of their time and talents to further the excellence of LCA. At least 75% of the Board must be comprised of current LCA parents.
If you have someone to nominate for consideration for the Board, please complete THIS FORM and submit it electronically, or separately submit to Brooke Otto, chair of the Nominating Committee. In considering appropriate candidates, please consider unique experience, background or skill sets that may be beneficial to the responsibilities and function of the Board. Please submit nomination forms no later than March 1, 2021.
Nominated candidates will be contacted by the Nominating Committee and provided a Board application questionnaire to complete. All applicants will be considered by the Nominating Committee and selected candidates will be interviewed and nominated for approval, as appropriate, by the Board.
2020-21 Board Members
Rachel Harper, Chair
Gary Wortz, Vice Chair
Brooke Otto, Secretary
Dave Messner, Finance Chair
Dusty Bonner, Athletics Chair
Danielle Eckman, Advancement Chair
Jeff Gehring, Board Member
Lori Graham, Education Chair
Tyler Johnson, Student Life Chair
Sid Lisanby, Board Member
Terri Morrical, Personnel Chair
Steven Potts, Facilities Chair
Chip Rupp, Board Member
Chair - Danielle Eckman
The advancement committee leads parents and volunteers in support of the school's fundraising model. The committee helps balance numerous (and sometimes competing) missions and service requests with long-term initiatives, to maximize funding from all development efforts.
Chair - Dusty Bonner
The athletic committee strives to promote a variety of sports programs across grade levels in compliance with regulatory guidelines and in harmony with LCA's primary mission to glorify Christ in educational ministry. The committee is also responsible for developing policies with respect to athlete's participation.
Chair - Lori Graham
The education committee ensures that curricular materials at LCA are appropriate and effective. The committee provides broad oversight to accreditation, textbook review cycles, course offerings, technology and fine arts programming.
Chair - Steven Potts
The facilities committee works with the administrative leadership to plan for the physical space requirements of our educators and students, whether in academic or co-curricular endeavors. The committee helps determine the most efficient stewardship of both the Rose and Immanuel campuses.
Chair - Dave Messner
The finance committee provides expert guidance with respect to treasury, risk management, internal controls, budgeting & financial reporting, and the annual audit. The committee also gives direction with respect to tuition assistance, legal and other compliance matters.
Chair - Gary Wortz
The long range planning committee helps facilitate efforts across all functional areas to prepare the school's strategic plan, works closely with the administration to craft the related long-term financial model, and monitors & evaluates progress toward reaching strategic goals.
Chair - Tyler Johnson
The student life committee recommends policy and actions regarding non-academic extracurricular activities and spiritual life and activity of the school.
Chair - Terri Morrical
The personnel committee develops policies respecting all human resource matters including compensation, benefits, professional development, contracts, discipline, and evaluations. The committee is comprised of Board members to ensure employee issues are dealt with sensitively and privately.
Chair - Brooke Otto
The nominating committee consists of directors committed to working with the various committees to identify and develop prospective Board members, evaluating potential candidates, and providing appropriate governance training and orientation.