Board of Directors
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 Jeff Gehring, chair of the Nominating Committee, at email@example.com. 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 8, 2019.
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.
Chair - Terri Morrical
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 - Bill Whitaker
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 - Tina Navis
The finance committee provides expert guidance with respect to treasury, risk management, internal controls, budgeting & financial reporting, and the annual audit. The committeee also gives direction with respect to tuition assistance, legal and other compliance matters.
Chair - Dave Harris
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 - Rachel Harper
The student life committee recommends policy and actions regarding non-academic extracurricular activities and spiritual life and activity of the school.
Chair - Lee Tompkins
The personnel committee develops policies respecting all human resouce 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 - Jeff Gehring
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.
Cliff is Deputy General Counsel of the Faculty, Students & Research Group in the Office of Legal Counsel at the University of Kentucky. He and his wife, Robyn, have two sons who graduated from LCA. Cliff is a former BSF Teaching Leader and completed Chuck Colson's Centurions program, a program to train men and women to equip others to understand and live out a biblical worldview. The Ilers are members of First Alliance Church in Lexington.
Lori teaches first grade at Clays Mill Elementary. She is in her twenty-sixth year of teaching and has a Masters in Reading and National Board certification in Reading and Language Arts. She and her husband, Rex, have two children at LCA. Lori has led bible studies at Christian Student Fellowship at UK and coordinated VBS at her family’s church for the past thirteen years. The Grahams are members of Little Rock Christian Church in Paris, Kentucky.
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Danielle is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Partner at Core4 Therapy Group. As a Speech-Language Pathologist for 17 years, she has advocated for children of all ages through public and private educational settings. She is also a reading specialist with Orton Gillingham training. She and her husband Shane have two boys who are in kindergarten and third grade. The Eckmans attend Southland Christian Church.
1 Corinthians 10:31 - Whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.
Tina, a Lexington native, is a Sr. College Business Analyst in the College of Agriculture, Food & Environment at the University of Kentucky. She has over 25 years of experience in budgeting, accounting, and banking at Lexmark, Procter & Gamble, PNC and UK. Tina, along with her husband Scott, have four children who have graduated or are attending LCA - Taylor (2014), Jonathan (2017), Michael (2020) and Benjamin (2024). The Navis family are members of Southland Christian Church. Tina has served on several committees such as Athletics, Facilities, Finance, Long-Range Planning and Nominating both as a parent volunteer and a board member since 2012. She is passionate about the long-term sustainability of LCA and helping to prepare our graduates for a life serving as Christ-followers.
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Jeff is a partner in the law firm of Dickinson Wright PLLC, practicing primarily in the areas of estate planning, tax planning and closely-held business matters. Jeff and his wife, Nikki, have two children at LCA. The Gehring are members at Centenary United Methodist Church. Jeff joined the LCA Board in 2017.
Rachel is a hematologist/oncologist at The Lexington Clinic. Her and her husband, Alex, have three children at LCA - 12th, 11th & 7th grades. All three of their children have attended LCA since preschool. The Harper family attends Southland Christian Church.
Dave and his wife Jennifer have been affiliated with LCA since 1994 when his daughter, Ashley began 1st grade. Dave has served 3 board terms (15 years) and held positions as Board Chair, Finance Committee Chair, Foundation Chair and Long Range Planning Committee Chair. The Harris’ have had the pleasure of seeing both of their children, Ashley and Justin, graduate from LCA. Dave and Jennifer are members of Southland Christian Church. Dave Harris is CEO of MCF, an investment management firm that serves clients assets of $1.6 Billion.
Terri has worked for Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ:NEOG) for the past 26 years. She now functions as Vice President, Animal Safety with responsibility for $175 million+ in revenues, full functional responsibility for seven US operations and management of over 400 employees. Terri has served on other boards including: Lexington Newcomers, Lexington Children’s Theater, United Way, and Success by Six. She and her husband, Steve, have one daughter who has attended LCA since TK. The Morricals live in Nicholasville, KY and are members of Pax Christi Catholic Church.
Steven works for the Commonwealth of KY as a Special Investigative Agent Manager for the Internal Investigations Branch of the Justice & Public Safety Cabinet. Steven and his wife Amanda have two daughters who attend LCA, Caroline, Class of 2024 and Jill, Class of 2025. The Potts attend Southland Christian Church.
Lee serves as the General Manager for Kentucky.gov and the President of Kentucky Interactive LLC, a subsidiary of NIC Inc., where he has been responsible for leading the successful implementation of Kentucky’s digital government strategy in a public-private partnership with the Commonwealth Office of Technology since 2003. Lee has a wide array of experience in information technology, business development and leadership, alliance management, financial services and government affairs in both the United States and abroad. In a leadership role, he has served as the Director of Operations for Kentucky Interactive, Director of Strategic Alliances for NIC, the President of NIC Canada and as a Vice President of Portal Operations for NIC. He and his wife, Blair, have three children, two who graduated from LCA and a third who is a member of the class of 2020. The Tompkins attend Southland Christian Church in Lexington.
Bill is an engineering manager at Schneider Electric Engineering Services. He and his wife, Leslie, are parents of two daughters at LCA. The Whitakers are members of Immanuel Baptist Church in Lexington. Bill has served as Chairman of the Deacon body and is currently leading a small group in the youth ministry. He is an assistant golf coach at LCA and was part of the 2017 State Championship golf team.
Gary Wortz, MD is a board certified cataract and refractive surgeon at Commonwealth Eye Surgery, as well as the Chief Medical Officer of his startup Omega Ophthalmics. He is a proud graduate of Asbury University, as well as the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed his medical training at the University of Kentucky Department of Ophthalmology, where he maintains his academic affiliation as an Associate Professor. Gary is on the editorial board of numerous ophthalmic journals and lectures widely throughout the nation, educating his peers about innovative techniques in eye surgery. He and his wife, Mary, have two children who are both in high school and have attended LCA since preschool. They are all active members of Southland Christian Church, where Gary was a member of the Board of Elders from 2013-2016.
Monthly Board Meetings
All meetings will be held at 7pm in the Rose Campus Media Center unless noted otherwise
August 27, 2018
September 24, 2018
October 22, 2018
November, 26, 2018
December 17, 2018
January 28, 2019
February 25, 2019
March 25, 2019
April 22, 2019
May 20, 2019
June 24, 2019