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 2019-2020 LCA Board       


Mr. Tyson Bross, Vice Chairman

Mr. Joseph Bray, Treasurer

Mr. Gary Dettman, At-Large

Mr. Jeff Chipriano

Mr. Joseph Bray


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, Vice 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; their three oldest children attend 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

    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 first 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.

  • 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 fourth 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