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Fairfield Christian Academy
1965 N. Columbus St.
Lancaster, OH 43130

P: 740.654.2889
F: 740.654.7689
School Board

SCHOOL BOARD BIOGRAPHIES:
School board members, offices held and additional information can be found below. Current members of the board, who serve the ministry faithfully and pray for us daily include:

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PASTOR DEAN WOODWARD - EX-OFFICIO MEMBER serves as Senior Pastor at Fairfield Christian Church.  Pastor Dean earned his Bachelor's degree in Bible from Columbia International University and his Master's of Theology in Pastoral  Ministries at Dallas Theological Seminary.  Before coming to FCC, he served at Grace Bible Church in Virginia Beach, VA as Senior Pastor for 17 years.
Dean was born and raised in Virginia Beach, VA.  He and his wife, Lynn, have been married for 31 years.  They have three grown children and four grandchildren.  Beyond ministry, Pastor Woodward's interests include sports, music, movies and books.  He is an avid basketball player and easy to spot in a crowd, since he is 6'7".  
Dean is "passionate about helping people experience God in worship and His Word in a way that is life-changing".

Jason Martin-web.jpg imageJASON MARTIN - EX-OFFICIO MEMBER serves as a Fairfield Christian Church (FCC) representative on the FCA School Board.  Mr. Martin was affirmed as an FCC Elder in 2014 and has previously served as a Deacon and an Usher.  He also serves on the Medial Team at FCC.  Mr. Martin holds a B.S. in Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering from West Virginia University and is currently employed as a senior engineer at Columbia Gas Transmission.  Jason and his wife Lisa have two children that currently attend FCA.

Craig-Carpenter-web3.jpg imageCRAIG CARPENTER - EX-OFFICIO MEMBER currently serves as the superintendent of FCA and is the chairman of the Leadership Cabinet whose function is to help lead the various departments of the school. Mr. Carpenter previously served as Middle School and High School Principal (2006 -2013) and prior to his employment at FCA, he taught in Lancaster City Schools for six-years. Upon graduating from college, he worked ten-years as an Operations Manager at a Fortune 500 company in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Carpenter obtained his master’s degree in Curriculum Instruction from Ashland University and earned his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University. He and his wife, Shelly, have three children who attend FCA. They reside in Lancaster and are members of Fairfield Christian Church.

Todd-George-web.jpg imageTODD GEORGE - CHAIRMAN was elected to the school board in 2015.  He and his wife, Elizabeth have been members of Fairfield Christian Church for over 30 years and currently reside in Lancaster.  They have one high school daughter attending FCA.  Todd is a graduate from Lancaster High School and earned his BA in Business from Ohio University.  Todd owns multiple small businesses in Lancaster.  He enjoys camping, golfing and spending time being a Dad, which is the job he loves the best!  His favorite bible verse is Isaiah 41:10.

patty mosely-web.jpg imagePATTY MOSLEY - VICE-CHAIRMAN was elected to the FCA School Board in 2014. Mrs. Mosley is a graduate of Franklin University. Her professional career has been spent working in various roles in the insurance industry, mainly focusing on auto and home owner's liability claims. Patty and her husband, Roy "Brent," have 3 children, 2 are current FCA students and the third is a recent graduate of FCA. Brent and Patty have been members of Fairfield Christian Church for over 12 years and Patty serves in KidsQuest and the prayer room ministry.

Don Laubenthal-web.jpg imageDON LAUBENTHAL - SECRETARY Don Laubenthal was elected to the FCA school board in 2014. He and his wife Jackie along with their children Caleb and Alyssa have lived in Lancaster for 11 years.  Caleb and Alyssa have been students at FCA since kindergarten.  Don and his family attend FCC and prior to coming to FCC, they attended the Logos Bible Church in Pickerington for 17 years where Don taught Sunday school for 15 years.  Don earned a Master's degree in Exercise Physiology from Ohio University and he has taught exercise science at the Columbus State Community College since 1995.  Don and his family love sports and exercise and are involved in the FCA athletic programs.

Tracy-Sparks-web.jpg imageTRACY SPARKS - TREASURER was elected to the FCA School Board in 2015 and serves as a member on the Finance & Marketing Committee. Tracy received a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Marietta College and a Master of Science in Environmental Science from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Tracy is currently the Manager of Operations at Columbia Pipeline Group. Her daughter, Kathryn, currently attends FCA. Tracy is a member of Fairfield Christian Church. Tracey's life verse is I Corinthians 13:4-8.

Mark Gerken web.png imageMARK GERKEN - MEMBER was elected to the FCA School Board in 2016.  Mark is a graduate of Ohio State University and received a B.S. in Environmental Science.  Mark is currently employed at Nationwide Children's Hospital Research Institute.   He has also taught at FCA from 2002-2004.  Mark has coached biddy boys basketball for 4 years, and also was an assistant coach for boys Jr. high basketball.  Mark and Kellee have 3 children who are part of FCA;  Andrew graduated in 2016 and Ben & Carter are currently enrolled.  Mark serves as a sound tech at Fairfield Christian Church and Kellee is part of the worship team.  Some of Mark's hobbies include basketball, bike riding, cooking and music.  His life verse is Galatians 5:15. 

Angel McQueary
 ANGEL MCQUEARY - MEMBER was elected to the FCA School Board in 2016. She is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and earned bachelor degrees in Corrections and Juvenile Service and Psychology. Angel also holds a Paralegal certificate from Capital University Law School. She is currently employed at Stebelton Snider where she has been for the past 20 years. Angel and her husband Stacy have 2 children, Jordan and Sierra, who are part of FCA. For the past 18 years, they have been active members of Fairfield Christian Church. Some of Angel's hobbies include soccer, basketball and volleyball. Her life verse is Romans 8:28.

Lenny Potochnik-web.jpg imageLENNY POTOCHNIK - CFO - currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of FCA and FCC.  Lenny received a Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems from Marietta College with a major in Accounting and minor in Computer Science.  He has been a CPA for almost 30 years and has worked in various finance positions in both public and private sectors.  He has been attending FCC for 11 years since his family moved to Logan in 2003.  They have two children who both graduated from FCA in 2010 and 2013 with his oldest working for FCA as well.  Personally, Lenny enjoys hunting, fishing and sports.

Carolyn-Mulpas-web.jpg imageCAROLYN MULPAS – RECORDER currently serves as the Assistant to the Superintendent of Fairfield Christian Academy. She has been the recorder for the School Board since August, 2012. Mrs. Mulpas and her husband Ken are both members of Fairfield Christian Church with her husband serving as Senior Pastor. They have 4 children, 11 grandchildren, 3 of which attend FCA. Carolyn has served in this role previously and has broad experience working in business. She enjoys playing tennis, walking, traveling and playing with the grandkids.
Meeting Dates

for 2016-17 School Year
 
The FCA School Board will meet on the following dates (Tuesday) of this school year: August 23, September 27, October 25, November 22, January 24, February 28, March 28, April 25, May 23, June 27, and July 25.  Regularly scheduled meetings start at 5:30 PM.
 
School Board
Meeting Minutes

Access to the Fairfield Christian Academy School Board

If you wish to personally communicate with the FCA School Board, you may do so by e-mailing the board at the below e-mail address.

When communicating with the board, please bear in mind that the function of the board is to serve as a policy setting board. Therefore, if you wish the board to consider developing a policy or changing policies, you may communicate directly with them via e-mail. If you wish to address matters regarding the administration of the school program, please e-mail the school superintendent at the address listed below.

The board looks forward to the input of all members of the Fairfield Christian Academy community, whether through contacting our superintendent who will convey your input to the board, or through direct e-mail as provided below.

  

FCA Board address: FCABoard@fcaknights.us

Superintendent’s address: ccarpenter@fcaknights.us

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