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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 and attends a local community church.  Lorna is married and has students currently enrolled and alum who have graduated from NCA.
 
Term 1:  2013 to 2016  Term 2:  2016 to 2019
Mr. Brian Kelly

Mr. Brian Kelly, Vice-Chairman 

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
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. Dustin Hemsworth

Mr. Dustin Hemsworth

Mr. Dustin Hemsworth is a Project Manager for a construction company.  He is a parent of a student at NCA in the elementary division.  Mr. Hemsorth is married and attends a local Methodist church with his family.
 
Term 1:  2018 to 2021 
Term 2: 2021 to 2024

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

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. Jeff Ward

Mr. Jeff Ward

Mr. Ward has a B.A. in mechanical engineering and earned a Black Belt Six Sigma with the American Society of Quality.  He works as Process Manager leading energy usage reduction with a local manufacturer.  Mr. Ward is married and attends a non-denominational church and has Jr. High  school students enrolled at NCA
 
Term 1:  2018 to 2021  Term 2:  2021 to 2024

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