School Board

School Board

School Board

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:
Superintendent Craig Carpenter
CRAIG 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; two are graduates of FCA and the youngest still attending. They reside in Lancaster and are members of Fairfield Christian Church.
Scott Stem, Lead Pastor, Fairfield Christian Church
PASTOR SCOTT STEM - EX-OFFICIO MEMBER serves as Lead Pastor at Fairfield Christian Church.  
Josh Harper - Board Member
JOSH HARPER - MEMBER was appointed to the FCA School Board in 2021.  Josh is a graduate of Pensacola Christian College with a B.S. in Business Administration, Management Concentration.  He is currently employed as Real Estate Manager at the Fairfield County Auditor's Office.  Josh enjoys coaching youth sports, traveling, fishing and spending time outdoors.  He and his wife Tessa attend Fairfield Christian Church where they serve as small group leaders and volunteer in the Kids Quest ministry. Their son attends Fairfield Christian Academy.  Josh's life verse is Jeremiah 29:11.  
Jerry Johnson
JERRY JOHNSON - MEMBER  was appointed to the FCA School Board in 2022.  He is a local small business owner and entrepreneur and has one son attending FCA.  He enjoys automobiles, antiques, farming, real estate and travel.  Jerry owned and operated a nursery/landscape company in Logan, Ohio for over 25 years and was an active member of that community.  As a newer resident of Fairfield County, he looks forward to serving in this role.  He attends Fairfield Christian Church and shared Psalm 91:2 as his life verse.  
Jennifer Lehman - Board Member
JENNIFER LEHMAN - MEMBER was appointed to the FCA School Board in 2021.  Jennifer has 3 daughters attending FCA. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton with a Bachelor's Degree in Education.  Her master's degrees in Education are from Ohio University and Ashland University.  She is currently employed by Berne Union Local Schools as Director of Student Services.  Jennifer enjoys spending time outdoors, working out and baking.  She attends Fairfield Christian Church where she serves as a Kindergarten teacher in the Kids Quest ministry.  Her life verse is Jeremiah 29:11.  
Melissa Chuvalas
MELISSA CHUVALAS - MEMBER was appointed to the FCA school board in 2022.  She is a resident of Lancaster and parent of an FCA student.  She attended Bloom Carroll High School and Wilmington College where she studied Accounting and Business Management.  She enjoys crafting, painting and reading and has been through six sigma training with a green belt status.  She loves to learn new things!  She attends Fairfield Christian Church where she volunteers in the children's ministry and with Operation Christmas Child.  Her life verse is Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Caleb Ramsey
CALEB RAMSEY - MEMBER was appointed to the school board in 2023.  He is a graduate of Lancaster High School and lives in Lancaster with his wife and children.  They are members of Fairfield Christian Church.  Caleb serves on the Deacon Team and his wife volunteers with the Kids' Quest children's ministry.  Caleb works as a finishing press operator at Blue Label Packaging Co. and enjoys fishing, woodworking and golf.  His Live Verse is John 2 Corinthians 5:7-- for we walk by faith, not by sight. For we live by believing and not by seeing. It's what we trust in but don't yet see that keeps us going.
Lara Price
LARA PRICE - MEMBER was appointed to the FCA School Board in 2023.  Lara is a graduate of Dublin High School and Otterbein College where she received her BA in Speech Communications with a concentration in Broadcasting.  She received her Bachelor of Practical Ministry from Wagner Leadership Institute.  Lara and her husband, Mitch, pastor Life Church Vineyard.  She also leads worship and plays piano. Her son Zack attends FCA.  Their family owns and operates a custom homebuilding business, Price Custom Homes.  Lara's hobbies include voice-over talent, cooking, watching the sunrise, and camping.  Her Life Verse is John 16:33 "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."
Leah Harper - Recorder
LEAH HARPER – RECORDER currently serves as the Assistant to the Superintendent of Fairfield Christian Academy. Leah's 4 grandsons all attend FCA. Leah and her husband Jeff have been married over 40 years and attend ZBM church in Zanesville.  She enjoys singing and playing Gospel music with her family.  Her interests include camping, boating, fishing and various sporting events with family and her grandchilden.  

Meeting Dates

2023-24 School Year

The FCA School Board will meet on the following dates this school year: August 8, September 26, October 24, November 21, January 23, February 20, March 19, and May 21.  Regularly scheduled meetings start at 5:30 PM.

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: [email protected]

Superintendent’s address: [email protected]

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