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:
Pastor Dean Woodward
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 over 30 years.  They have three grown children and several grandchildren.  Dean enjoys sports, music, movies and books.  He is an avid basketball player and easy to spot in a crowd, since he is a 6'7" redhead.  Dean is "passionate about helping people experience God in worship and His Word in a way that is life-changing."
Todd George
TODD GEORGE - MEMBER is a local small business owner, previously serving on our board from 2015-2018.  His daughter attended FCA from pre-school through graduation in 2018.  Todd attended Lancaster High School and received his B.S. in Business from Ohio University in Athens.  He enjoys golf and boating and has been a member of Fairfield Christian Church for 40 years.  Todd's life verse is Mark 9:23.  
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.
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.
Jennifer Rowe-Keller - Board Member
JENNIFER ROWE-KELLER - MEMBER was appointed to the school board in 2018.  She graduated from OSU with a Bachelor's degree in Poultry Science, a Bachelor's degree in Nursing and a Master's Degree.  Jennifer is currently employed with Fairfield Community Health Center as a Nurse Practitioner.  Jennifer and her family have been involved with Fairfield Christian Church for many years.  
Jennifer is active in the AQHA competition in the English horse show division.  Some of her hobbies are gardening, flowers, house rehab along with helping on the family farm.  Jennifer and her husband Don have been married for over 25 years and have raised their sons on the farm in Baltimore.  They both consider themselves incredibly blessed to have found FCA and FCC!  Jennifer's favorite scripture verse is John 3:16.
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

2022-23 School Year

The FCA School Board will meet on the following dates this school year: August 9, September 27, October 25, November 22, January 24, February 21, March 21, and May 23.  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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