Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees (known locally as the Collegedale Academy School Board) is a group of individuals invested in seeing that Collegedale Academy (Elementary, Middle & High) provide great education. The Board members are Georgia-Cumberland conference executives, elected representatives, and pastors from these eight constituent Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Churches which provide consistent financial support to Collegedale Academy including: Collegedale Community Church, Collegedale SDA Church, Collegedale Spanish-American Church, Crosswalk Chattanooga Church, Hamilton Community Church, Hispanic Community SDA Church, Impact Church, and McDonald Road SDA Church.


The primary purpose for the board is to oversee the “big picture” for the Collegedale Academy particularly as it relates to meeting the mission and vision of the system as well as to ensure sustainability into the future.  The building principals give reports and updates from their schools.  There are several sub-committees that also give reports including the finance, personnel, policy, and home and school association.

At present, the Collegedale Academy board is involved in a strategic planning initiative that began during the 2012-2013 and is on going. The Collegedale Academy strategic plan will be the roadmap for future growth and development of the system.

Constituency Meeting

Collegedale Academy is announcing its annual Constituency meeting on Monday, May 6, 2024 at 7:30 pm in CA's auditorium. Thank you for your continued support of Adventist education.

Board Meetings

Collegedale Academy board meetings are scheduled for four times a year.

2022-23 Board Meeting Dates
Aug. 29, 2023 – 5pm Finance Committee, 6:30pm Board meeting
Nov. 6, 2023 – 5pm Finance Committee, 6:30pm Board meeting
Feb. 6, 2024 – 5pm Finance Committee, 6:30pm Board meeting
Apr. 9, 2024 – 5pm Finance Committee, 6:30pm Board meeting
May 6, 2024 – 6:00pm Board Organizational meeting Constituency meeting 7:30pm

If you are interested in joining these meetings, contact any principal to receive an invite.






Collegedale Academy School Board Members include:

Kurt Allen – GCC - Treasury (Ex-Officio)

Erika Anderson - McDonald Road Church

Melissa Ammerall - Associate Principal, grades ECEC -5 (Ex-Officio)

Brent Baldwin – Head of School & Principal, grades 9-12 (Ex-Officio)

Steve Blackburn – Collegedale Academy CFO (Ex-Officio)

Misty Brennan – Vice Chair, Interim Home and School Rep., Collegedale Community Church

Roberto Coronado – Hispanic Community Church (Ex-Officio)

Travis Crawford – Associate Principal, grades 9-12 (Ex-Officio)

Nate Dubs – Collegedale Community Church (Ex-Officio)

Gamaliel Feliciano – Collegedale Spanish-American Church (Ex-Officio)

David Ferguson – Collegedale Church (Ex-Officio)

Fred Fuller – McDonald Road Church (Ex-Officio)

Danny Garcia – Collegedale Spanish-American Church

Xochitl Guerra – Chatt. Hispanic Comm. Church

Keith Hallam  – S.Union Conf. - Educ. Dept (Ex-Officio)

Greg Hudson  – Collegedale Community Church

Barbara Hunt – Principal, grades 6-8 (Ex-Officio)

Alicia Juhl – Parliamentarian, Hamilton Community Church

Dave Ketelsen – Hamilton Community Church (Ex-Officio)

Steve Kibwage – McDonald Road Church


Kevin Kossick – GCC - Education (Ex-Officio)

Blake Laing – Collegedale Church

Duane Lemon – McDonald Road Church

Lindsay Little – Crosswalk Chattanooga (Ex-Officio)

Carlos Lopez – McDonald Road Church

Nora Moody – Chair, Collegedale Church

Tammy Overstreet – SAU School of Ed & Psychology

Jeff Richardson – Associate Principal, grades 6-8 (Ex-Officio)

Gary Rustad – GCC - President (Ex-Officio)

Juan Sandoval – Impact Church (Ex-Officio)

Brent Shrode – Collegedale Church

Geoff Starr – McDonald Road Church (Ex-Officio)

Rick Stern – Finance Chair, Collegedale Church

Chris Stewart – Collegedale Community Church

John Tary – Collegedale Church

Carla Thrower – S. Union Secondary Associate of Education (Ex-Officio)

Tom Verrill – SAU - VP for Finances (Ex-Officio)

Samantha Walter – Collegedale Church

Melissa Weddle – Principal, grades ECEC - 5 (Ex-Officio)

Tanya Wilkinson – Collegedale Community Church