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Board of Directors

New Covenant Academy is governed by an independent, volunteer board of directors, composed of parents, grandparents and professionals within the community.  Board members can serve a maximum of two, three-year terms and must meet specific requirements per policy.

Role of the Board

 

The board convenes once a month and calls for sessions in between meetings as needed.  The board hires, manages, and evaluates two employees; the Chief Academic Officer and the Chief Financial Officer (together known as the Chief Executive Team).  The board approves the hiring and firing of employees at the recommendation of the Chief Executive Team.  The board speaks with one voice, not many voices; therefore without a quorum and a majority vote, a formal decision cannot be passed.  The board performs a fiduciary role and ensures financial solvency and integrity.  The board does not handle the day-to-day operations of the school but functions as a policy maker.  They ensure effective organizational planning, mission and basic values of the school's programs and services.  They also serve as a "final court of appeals/judiciary board" for unresolved issues that may occasionally arise.  The board approves the major goals/needs and the overall strategic plan of the school.  The board is self-perpetuating, therefore they recruit new members with nominations from the New Covenant Academy constituency and take into consideration areas of expertise the board feels would benefit the Academy.

 

Mrs. Lorna Batten

Mrs. Lorna Batten, Board Chairman

Mrs. Batten holds a B.A. degree in Accounting.  She is currently a Household Manager, attends a local community church, she is married and has students enrolled and graduated from NCA.
 
Term 1:  2013 to 2016  Term 2:  2016 to 2019
Mr. Ted Stutzman

Mr. Ted Stutzman, Vice-Chairman

Mr. Stutzman has a B.S. degree in Respiratory Therapy and an M.A. degree in Business Administration.  He is employed as the COO/VP of Pediatric Specialties for a local health system.  Mr. Stutzman attends a Seventh Day Adventist church, is married and has students currently enrolled in high school, and intermediate at NCA as well as one NCA alum.
 
Term 1:  2013 to 2016  Term 2:  2016 to 2019
Mrs. Lisa Edwards

Mrs. Lisa Edwards

Mrs. Edwards holds a B.S. degree in Communications, is currently a Household Manager and attends a local community church.  She is married and has elementary students enrolled at NCA.
 
Term 1:  2015 to 2018  Term 2:  2018 to 2021
Mr. Keith George

Mr. Keith George

Mr. George is a  Sales Engineer for a local electrical manufacturing company.  He attends an Assembly of God church and has two alumni graduates of NCA.  His spouse worked for NCA for many years.
 
Term 1:  2013 to 2014 (Completed a previous board members term)  
Term 2: 2014 to 2017
Mr. Ben Jennings

Mr. Ben Jennings

Mr. Jennings holds a B.S. degree in Engineering and an M.S. degree in Structural Engineering and is employed as a Structural Engineer for a local engineering firm.  He attends a non-denominational church and has elementary and intermediate students enrolled at NCA
 
Term 1:  2012 to 2013  Term 2: 2015 to 2018
Mr. Brent Johnson

Mr. Brent Johnson

Mr. Johnson has a B.S. degree in Cartographic and Geospatial Sciences with certification as a GISCI Professional.  He works as a GIS and Demographics Coordinator for a local corporation; attends a Baptist church and has elementary and middle school students enrolled at NCA
 
Term 1:  2015 to 2018  Term 2:  2018 to 2021

Rev. Matt Martin

Rev. Matt Martin
  Reverend Martin holds a master of Divinity and a bachelor's of Theology degree.  He is the senior pastor of a local church here in Springfield, MO.  He is married and has four children enrolled at NCA in elementary, middle school and highschool.

 

Term 1:  2016-2019  Term 2:  2021 to 2022

Mr. Brian Kelly

Mr. Brian Kelly

Mr. Kelly holds a B.S. degree in Technology Engineering and Telecommunications.  He works as a Lead Clinical Analyst supporting Clinical Technology for a local health system.  Mr. Kelly is married, attends a Nazarene church and has elementary students enrolled at NCA
 
Term 1:  2015 to 2018  Term 2:  2018 to 2021
Dr. Kendra Morrison

Dr. Kendra Morrison

Dr. Morrison has a B.S. degree in Psychology with a minor in Zoology and a M.D. degree in Osteopathy.  She is employed as Attending Physician, Level 1 Trauma, for a local health system.  Dr. Morrison is married, attends a Non-denominational church and has elementary and intermediate students enrolled at NCA.
 
Term 1:  2015 to 2018  Term 2:  2018 to 2021

 

Mr. Bay Mourer

Mr. Bay Mourer
 Mr. Mourer holds a bachelor's degree in Agricultural Marketing and Accounting.    He is a Project Manager for a local agricultural equipment company.  Bay is married and has two elementary children enrolled at New Covenant Academy, together they attend an Assembly of God Church

 

Term 1:  2016-2019  Term 2:  2021 to 2022


Mr. Todd Yearack

Mr. Todd Yearack
 Mr. Yearack holds a bachelor's degree in Radio/TV, Broadcast News and Political Science.  He is also a certified Minister.  Todd works as Chief Operations Officer for a local printing company and attends an Assembly of God church.  He is married and has a student enrolled in New Covenant Academy's highschool.

 

Term 1:  2016-2019  Term 2:  2021 to 2022