Board of Trustees

The Board is composed of fifteen members and three non-voting members, each member representing a different mission.  The Board for school year 2018-2019 was elected in February 12, 2018 using the approved qualifications and procedures.  The qualifications for a mission to have a Board member are:  will have averaged, over the previous and current school year, at least one full-time equivalent staff and five students at Faith Academy or at least three full-time equivalent staff, and will have at least one full-time equivalent staff during the initial year the nominee will serve on the Board.  Furloughing staff members fulfill these requirements.

Qualifying missions submit nominations for board members.  Board members serve 3-year terms; only 5 of the 15 Board seats come up for election each year.  Those nominated but not elected will serve as non-voting members and will be on one of the Board’s standing committees.  Board members serve not to lobby for the interests of their individual missions, but instead serve the wider mission community through having the school’s best interests in mind.

Each Board member serves on one of three standing committees – the Assessment Committee, the Vision and Resource Committee, or the Finance Committee.  Members focus on such larger issues as policy, planning for the future, and evaluation.   The Board meets at least six times a year.  By Board policy, Board meetings are “open to all interested parties within the school community.  Permission to speak will only be granted by the Executive Committee upon prior written request.”

Board Members School Year 2018-2019

Michael Gingerich ACTION International Ministries
Jennifer Hagen International Mission Board
GiHwan Jeong Korean Christian Network
Brandon Kaopuiki International Justice Mission
Kyung Jin Koh Presbyterian Church of Korea
Luke Lyons Global Surge and Baptist Bible Fellowship
Anke Malessa OMF International
Stephen McKnight Assemblies of God
Stephen Pardue Teach Beyond
Thomas Potter ACTION International Ministries
Christine Ralston CBM/World Venture
Scot Riggins Church of the Nazarene
Robert Smith New Tribes Mission
Larry Thiessen SEND/Philippine Sending Council
Doreen Zuberbuhler Globe Mission/Action Philippines