Board of Directors
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Dan Schmidt - President & Strategic Planning Chair
Dan studied engineering at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Following Temple, Dan earned a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management via remote study from National Technological University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Dan and his family attend Upper Perkiomen Community Church in East Greenville and became members in May of 2012.
Dan currently works for Bentley Systems, an engineering software company. He leads the Process Manufacturing professional services team for North America.
Dan was saved in 2001 and has been passionate about Christian education ever since. Dan has been serving Faith Christian Academy in a volunteer role since 2003 when his oldest son Danny began attending kindergarten there.
Dan has been married to Rhonda since 1997 and they have both been blessed with three boys. Danny currently attends Faith Christian Academy and plans to graduate in 2016. Andrew also attends Faith Christian Academy and plans to graduate in 2018. Jacob is eager to join his older brothers at Faith Christian Academy in the 2015/2016 academic year.
Dwight Walkers - Vice President & Chairman of the Development Committee
Dwight worked in a Christian Family business for 27 years having many different responsibilities including Director of Sales and Marketing. This position afforded him many opportunities to be involved with different Boards of which he was President of the Future Farmers of America Foundation. Dwight left the business in 2000 and was employed by Faith Baptist Church in the position of Business Manager. As a member of Faith Baptist Church he held various roles as Deacon, Chairman of the Finance Team, ABF Director and CO-Chairman of one of Faith’s Building Programs.
Currently Dwight owns and operates a small business.
Dwight has been married to Emily for 35 years and they have been blessed with five children and six grandchildren. Four of their children are graduates of Faith Christian Academy and their youngest child, Addison is class of 2017.
Dwight and his family are currently members of Upper Perkiomen Community Church.
Daniel M. Smith, DVM – Secretary & Chairman of the Academic Committee
Dan attended Christian schools from kindergarten through twelfth grade, graduating from The Baptist High School in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania in 1992. College education at the Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences with 3 years towards a B.S. degree followed by earning a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University in 1999.
Married to Michelle since 1995. Michelle has been active working with the Room Moms ministry at FCA for more than 4 years. All three children attend school at F.C.A. class of 2016, 2018, and 2021, and have attended at Faith since kindergarten.
Dan has served on the school board of FCA since its inception as a distinct entity in 2010.
Jon Garber - Chairman of the Marketing and Communications Committee
Jon has attended Christian schools all of his life. He, along with his wife Bridget, are graduates of FCA. Jon attended Bob Jones University after graduating from Faith. Jon has owned several businesses with multiple locations in the retail industry with a primary role in management, merchandising, and advertising. Jon currently is co-owner of Moziad Advertising which specializes in advertising and website development.
Ryan Clymer - Headmaster
Ryan Clymer is a 1995 graduate of Faith Christian Academy. He has been serving in education since he graduated from Tennessee Temple University in 2000. Ryan servers as the headmaster of Faith Christian Academy.
Wally Alderfer (Class of 1981) and his wife Cheryl (Class of 1984) have been affecting the culture at Faith Christian Academy for a long time. Since their days as students at FCA and now as parents to Jessica (Class of 2005), Elizabeth (Class of 2006), Allison (Class of 2010), and Jake and Sarah (Class of 2012), the Alderfers have been influencing all of us to love our school by leading by example in giving back to the place that has given them so much. Whether it’s hosting class bonfires, housing international students, cooking lunches, or grilling hot dogs, the Alderfers have touched many lives with their dedication and love for FCA.
Wally has been a member of Faith Baptist Church for over 40 years, serving the church in many different capacities. He has also played an instrumental part in many different FCA projects, from the Alumni Field renovation to the building of the modulars.
Wally Alderfer was the 2005 recipient of the prestigious Alumni Service Award, given to individuals who have donated their time and money in a significant way to FCA for over ten (10) years.
Doug and his wife, Ginger, live in Perkiomenville with their three sons, Austin, Zachary, and Matthew. FCA is all their boys have ever known, with Austin being a 2012 graduate after spending his entire pre-school and school career at FCA. They are founding members of Upper Perkiomen Community Church in East Greenville, where Doug serves as an Elder and also as the Treasurer/Business Manager of the church. The Bishop family is also active in service and participation in many other aspects of the ministry and in their community.
The family enjoys the outdoors, horseback riding and the boys all are athletes participating in soccer as their primary sport at FCA and on top level travel teams year round.
In his professional life, Doug is the Vice President of a local group of companies that includes a large group of McDonald’s restaurants in Bucks and Montgomery Counties, The Knight House and 86 West restaurants in Doylestown, and the Ramada hotel in New Hope, along with a commercial real estate investment company. He has been with the company for almost twenty years as the lead operating executive. His broad knowledge of legal, real estate, construction, and general business along with his servant leadership style are being put to work today on behalf of FCA.
Doug is also involved in other ministry opportunities with church planters, Calvary Baptist Seminary, and is the founder of the Generosity Sunday ministry to churches, unleashing generosity in churches through one day events.
Doug grew up in North Carolina and attended Wake Forest University, earning a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis on finance and accounting.
I am a Registered Nurse. I graduated from Bucks County Community College in 1988 with an Associate’s Degree and am currently enrolled in Western Governors University to earn a BSN.
My spiritual walk began when I was about 5 or 6 when I made a profession of Faith and was baptized. God has continued to manifest Himself to me throughout various trials in my life. My life stands as a living testimony of His faithfulness and steadfastness. The Lord has blessed with me three children all of which have attended or are attending FCA. One of my children has already graduated and the other two will graduate in 2014 from FCA. I also have two step children that live in Mississippi. My husband Chris and I live in Souderton. I have attended Calvary Church of Souderton since 2005 and serve as a camp nurse during the summer camps.
I have been an FCA parent since 1998 when my oldest child entered Kindergarten. I have remained active in many aspects of FCA from the various roles of room mom, room mom coordinator, FCA Booster club member, Silent Auction coordinator, School Nurse, SCRIP coordinator, Benefit Auction Co-Chair, and now as the Benefit Auction Chairperson.
My children were blessed to have had the influence of wonderful Christian role models as teachers and coaches. The past two years I have been honored to participate in a more active role at FCA and I am now honored to be a part of the School Board of Faith Christian Academy. I have seen firsthand how God has allowed FCA to grow in many ways over the years. My desire is to serve in any capacity I am able to, and be instrumental in impacting the lives of the next generation with biblical truths through Christian education.