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:

Michelle Adams - Collegedale Community Church
Kurt Allen - GCC - Vice President of Finance (Ex-Officio)
Carmen Alvarez - Assoc. Principal of Academics - CA High
Erika Anderson - McDonald Road Church
Brent Baldwin - Head Of School (Ex-Officio)
Steve Blackburn - CA CFO (Ex-Officio)
Misty Brennan - Chair - Collegedale Church of SDA
Roberto Coronado - Senior Pastor - Hispanic Community SDA Church (Ex-Officio)
John Craig - Collegedale Community Church
Travis Crawford - Associate Principal - CA High
Nate Dubs - Youth Pastor - Collegedale Community Church (Ex-Officio)
Scott Falk - Collegedale Community Church
Gamaliel Feliciano, PhD - Senior Pastor - SUCASA (Ex-Officio)
David Ferguson - Senior Pastor - Crosswalk Chattanooga (Ex-Officio)
Danny Garcia - SUCASA
Xochitl, Guerra - Personnel Committee Chair - Hispanic Community SDA Church
Casey Gustafson - Collegedale Community Church
Jamey Houghton - Senior Pastor - McDonald Road Church (Ex-Officio)
Greg Hudson, Family Life Pastor - Collegedale Community Church
Barbara Hunt - Principal - CA Middle
Alicia Juhl - Parliamentarian - Hamilton Community SDA Church


Dave Ketelsen - Senior Pastor - Hamilton Comm. SDA Church (Ex-Officio)
Dr. Steve Kibwage - McDonald Road Church
Kevin Kossick - VP of Education - GCC
Blake Laing - Collegedale Church of SDA
Duane Lemon - McDonald Road Church
Carlos Lopez - McDonald Road Church
Missy Amerall - Assoc. Principal - CA Elementary
Nora Moody - Vice Chair - Collegedale Church of SDA
Kircio Mota - Youth Pastor, Sr Pastor - Collegedale Church of SDA (Ex-Officio)
Tammy Overstreet - Sch Of Ed. & Psych. Rep - SAU (Ex-Officio)
Brooks Pruehs - Crosswalk Chattanooga
Jeff Richardson - Assoc. Principal - CA Middle
Gary Rustad - GCC President - GCC
Juan A. Sandoval - Senior Pastor - Impact Church (Ex-Officio)
Geoff Starr - Youth Pastor - McDonald Road Church
Rick Stern - Finance Chair - Collegedale Church of SDA
Chris Stewart - Policy Committee Chair - Collegedale Church of SDA
John Tary - Collegedale Church of SDA
Gina Tatum - Recording Secretary - CA Middle
Carla Thrower - Southern Union Director of Ed - Southern Union (Ex-Officio)
Tom Verrill - SAU VP - SAU (Ex-Officio)
Marc Walwyn - Collegedale Church of SDA
Melissa Weddle - Principal - CA Elementary
Jeremy Wong - Family Pastor - McDonald Road Church