Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing body that provides strategic and fiduciary leadership for Lighthouse Christian Academy. Board members are charged with prayerfully and purposefully advancing the school’s mission and vision.

      The 2022-2023 LCA Board       


Mrs. Bobbie Bell

Mrs. Sara Garcia

Mrs. Kathy Guerra, Head of School

Mr. John Hubbard

Mrs. Joyce Mong

Mr. Keith Nix

Mr. Ed Symonds


Our Board of Directors

  • Mrs. Bobbie Bell, Chairman

    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. 

  • Mrs. Sara Garcia

    Mrs. Garcia and her family have been members of the LCA community since 2020, and all three of her children are students at Lighthouse. A former Navy family, they moved to Kent Island in 2017 from Virginia Beach. Mrs. Garcia was formally trained as a Special Education teacher and worked in Baltimore County and Virginia Beach public schools for five years.  After teaching, she transitioned to a real estate career and owned and operated a real estate redevelopment business in Virginia Beach, focusing on new construction and remodeling.  For the past four years, I have been working for a multi-million-dollar construction company that she helped to establish in 2019.  Their family has been active in the church plant team for Axis Church in Annapolis,Maryland, and they host a biweekly Bible study at their home. 

  • Mr. John Hubbard

    Mr. Hubbard has been an LCA parent since 2018. A native Maryland resident, his time spent at the University of Maryland equipped him as an Electrical Engineer and led him into the business of electrical manufacturing until 1990, which he went into business for himself, designing and manufacturing  electrical control systems for the power utility, food processing and amusement park ride industries.  After building the business over the next 25 years to over 200 employees, he sold the business in 2006 and currently still contracts in the role of Director of Business Development. Having attended Lake Shore Baptist Church for many years, Mr. Hubbard and his family live on Kent Island and love LCA and how it supports and grows the students'  faith in God. Mr. Hubbard has two older children and six grandchildren.

  • Mr. Keith Nix

    Mr. Keith Nix is the Head of School at Veritas School in Richmond, Virginia, where he has served since 2010. He also serves on the Board of Academic Advisors for Classic Learning Test (CLT) and the President's Advisory Council for the Society for Classical Learning (SCL). Mr. Nix consults with and coaches classical Christian school boards and leaders and co-directs and teaches in the Gordon Graduate Leadership Program developing classical school leaders. 

    Mr. Nix has formerly served as Chairman of the Board of SCL, Vice Chairman of the Board of Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS), and President of the Board of Academic Advisors for the CLT. Prior to moving to Veritas in 2010, Keith was a board member, and then later Head of School at The Westminster School in Birmingham, Alabama. He is a founding Arête Fellow facilitating the Arête  Fellowship for many years. Prior to working in classical Christian schools, Keith was President of Nixgroup, a boutique consulting firm working with start-up and early stage organizations. Mr. Nix enjoys tennis, golf, travel, and books. He is married to Kim, an accomplished artist; the Nixes have three grown children and two grandchildren.

  • Mrs. Joyce Mong

    Mrs. Mong and her husband reside in Annapolis and attend the Naval Academy Chapel.  Mrs. Mong received her BA in education from Grove City College.  She spent 15 years teaching multiple grades in the public school system. Falling in love with and being trained in Christian Classical Education in 2002, she has taught and supported Christian Classical Education for the past 20 years.  Upon her husband’s assignment to MD in 2015, Mrs. Mong sought out a Christian Classical school where she could teach and has been active at LCA ever since that time, teaching second grade and music.  She has supported and assisted non-profits, lead Bible Study groups, taught piano, and been a part of church choirs and music programs.  A follower of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, she desires to continue her support of Christian education and organizations and looks forward to supporting the vision and mission of LCA.  Upon her husband’s retirement from active duty service in the United States Navy Submarine Service in 2021, they now look forward to continuing to have a positive impact on the next generation. They enjoy traveling, their farm in PA, supporting all things Navy and God’s beautiful creation.

  • Mr. Ed Symonds

    Born and raised in Southern Maryland, Mr. Symonds moved to the Baltimore area in 2000 and started a family. They relocated to the Eastern Shore with his family in 2012. Two of Mr. Symond's children have attended LCA since 2018. He has worked in almost every aspect of the automotive field since graduating high school in 1995. He owns two local businesses and has built his businesses from the ground up. A member of Kent Island United Methodist Church, Mr. Symonds' faith has led him to deep understanding and wisdom that he will apply to his leadership on the LCA Board.