Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing and policy-making body that provides spiritual leadership and direction for Lighthouse Christian Academy. Board members work closely with the Administrative Team and Faculty to prayerfully and purposefully advance the school’s mission.


      The 2018-2019 LCA Board       

                   

Mr. Brad Dutton, Chairman

Mr. Larry Cordrey, Treasurer

Mr. Tyson Bross, Secretary

Mr. Gary Dettman, At-Large

Mr. Richard Goldsby

                    

The Board of Directors meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00 PM at Safe Harbor Presbyterian Church. Meetings are open to students, parents, and faculty. Minutes from the monthly meetings are available to current families.

Our Board of Directors


  • Mr. Brad Dutton, Chairman

    Brad joined the LCA Board in March 2016. He is a member of Safe Harbor Presbyterian Church, where he has served as a ruling elder since 2013. Brad and his wife, Kelli, live in Grasonville and have three children: two current LCA students, Emmalyn (3rd grade) and Jameson (1st grade), and Marshall (Fall 2021).


    Brad and Kelli met while attending Grove City College, from which Brad holds a degree in Finance and Mathematics. He currently works as a budget analyst at the Veterans Benefits Administration. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, he is an avid fan of Pittsburgh sports teams and also enjoys playing golf when time allows (which isn't often enough). He is thankful for the opportunity to serve LCA as a member of the Board.

  • Mr. Laurence Cordrey, Treasurer

    Mr. Cordrey is a deacon at Safe Harbor Presbyterian Church in Stevensville. He and his wife, Eunice, have three adult sons and seven grandchildren.  After a career in accounting, consulting, and banking, Mr. Cordrey retired as Vice President and Controller of Access Group, Inc., a financial services company in Wilmington, DE. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware, the Wharton Graduate School, and held a CPA certificatefrom the State of Delaware.

  • Mr. Tyson Bross, Secretary

    Mr. Bross joined the board in the summer of 2017 and is grateful for the opportunity to serve.  He is a member of Safe Harbor Presbyterian church and enjoys singing and playing guitar as part of Safe Harbor’s Praise and Worship Team.  He lives in Stevensville with his wife, Brittany, and their four children; their two oldest children both attend LCA.  He is a pediatric dentist in Annapolis and also holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences.  Tyson’s interests include running, watersports, and music.

  • Mr. Gary Dettman

    Mr. Dettman joined the LCA board in September of 2016. He and his wife Diane are the proud grandparents of two students at LCA, seventh grader Bradley and second grader Emily, both of whom have been LCA students since kindergarten. They reside in Queenstown and have been long-time supporters of LCA.

    Mr. Dettman spent twenty-four years in planning, programming,and budgeting for the defense intelligence agency. Later he served as the deputy director of administration and comptroller for the national security education program.  He earned an MBA in finance from Marymount University.

  • Mr. Richard Goldsby

    Richard retired from the U. S. Naval Academy Foundation in June 2018, having served as the Associate Director of Class Legacy Gift Programs for 10 years.  As such, he was responsible for organizing and executing 5 to 8 Naval Academy class fundraising projects each year which generated over $90 million in private gift support for the U. S. Naval Academy during his 10 years in that position.


    Previously he served as the Vice President of Defense Holdings, Inc. (DHi) responsible for AfterGlow® Photoluminescent Safety Solutions® from December 2006 to May 2008, served as the Vice President of Operations from November 2005 through December 2006 and was formerly Director of Advanced Technology and Engineering since the establishment of the Directorate in May of 2000.  He also served as DHi’s Quality Representative from 2001 through 2006.


    He joined DHi (then Noesis) as a Senior Engineer and Project Manager in August of 1998 after completing a 26-year career as a U. S. Naval Officer.  He served as a Surface Warfare Officer for the first 8 years of his Naval service. In 1980 he transferred to the Engineering Duty Officer community where he served in various positions at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Naval Electronics Systems Command, Naval Sea Systems Command and Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command.  His system command positions all involved undersea warfare research, development and program management. His last position was as the Program Manager for all of the Navy’s surface combatant undersea warfare combat systems. He retired from the Navy at the rank of Captain in 1998.


    Richard has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Systems Engineering from the U. S. Naval Academy and a Master of Science Degree in Operational Systems Technology (Anti-Submarine Warfare) from the U. S. Naval Postgraduate School.  He is also a graduate of the Kellogg School of Business Executive Development Course.


    Richard is married to Diana Shope Goldsby of Severna Park.  They have two daughters, Heather Skipper and April McBride, two sons-in-law and three grandsons, including Tristan who attends LCA.  Richard and Diana are members of Mariners’ Church in Annapolis where Richard serves as a Deacon.


Board Nominations

We accept nominations to our Board of Directors throughout the year. Board members typically serve a 3-year term on the LCA Board, and there is  a monthly Board meeting throughout the school year that consists of both Open and Executive sessions. For more information about becoming an LCA Board member, read through our outline describing the Qualities of a Board Member.


We are seeking nominations for the 2018-2019 LCA Board of Directors. To nominate a candidate, please click here to submit their information. We kindly ask that you've already discussed your nomination with the nominee before filling out the form.