Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing 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 and vision.


      The 2020-2021 LCA Board       

                   

Mr. Tyson Bross, Chairman

Mr. Joseph Bray, Treasurer

Mrs. Bobbie Bell, Secretary

Mr. Gary Dettman, At-Large

Mr. Jeff Chipriano

Mr. Fred Koch, SHPC liaison

                    

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. Tyson Bross, Chairman

    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, two of whom currently attend LCA and one who has advanced to high school from LCA.  He is a pediatric dentist in Annapolis and also holds a PhD in Biomedical Sciences.  Tyson’s interests include running, water sports, and music.

  • Mr. Joseph bray, Treasurer

    Joe joined the LCA board in January of 2019 and is grateful for the opportunity to serve the LCA community.  Joe and his family are members of St. Christopher’s church in Chester, Maryland.  Joe and his wife Nicole have called Stevensville home since 2010 and were thrilled to find a school that offers classical education on Kent Island.  Having been homeschooled for 9 years, Joe understands the beauty of being classically educated and wanted the same quality education for his son.  Nicole and Joe’s only son Mason is currently a second grader at LCA.

    Joe manages a real estate team in Annapolis that specializes in waterfront real estate.  In his spare time, Joe enjoys reading, running, yoga, golf, and watching Mason’s various sport and school activities.  Joe is a graduate of Salisbury University.

  • Mrs. Bobbie Bell, Secretary

    Mrs. Bell joined the LCA Board in July 2020. She is an active member of St. Christopher's Church in Chester and has served the community and its young people for decades, A Queen Anne's County resident since 1993, Mrs. Bell is a former Youth Director, Preschool Teacher, and Board member of QAC Partnership for Families and Children, and she is the current Director of Community Food Program (Feed-a-Family) and volunteers in the church outreach and backpack program, serving underprivileged youth in our community. Married to Dick, Mrs. Bell has three married children and eight grandchildren. 


  • 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, alumni Bradley and fifth 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. Jeff Chipriano

    Bio to come. 

  • Mr. Fred Koch

    Fred joined the LCA Board in March of 2021 as the Safe Harbor Presbyterian Church liaison representative.  He and his wife, Ruth, have been members of SHPC for 20 years.  They have three adult children; two daughters who live on Kent Island with their spouses and four grown grandchildren, and a son who lives in Colorado. Fred received the Catholic version of a classical education, grades 1-12, while growing up on Long Island.  He served in the military for four years including a year in Turkey.  In addition to civilian government service, he worked in the private sector for 27 years as a computer programmer and sales manager in the semiconductor and computer products fields.  Fred assisted in transitioning the LCA to the present Safe Harbor spaces in 2012.