Leadership

ECA Superintendent BIO – Dr. Jim Johnson
Dr. Jim Johnson is the Superintendent of Evangelical Christian Academy.  He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from New Geneva Theological Seminary and a Master’s in Business Administration.  Dr. Johnson brings experience from the fields of university and seminary education, the pastorate, public and private-Christian education, as he leads the administrators, faculty and staff of ECA.  He prays that the nurture and growth of students will yield graduates who are well-grounded in their faith and fully-equipped for the challenges of spiritual involvement, family responsibility, college achievement and success in their chosen career.

ECA Board of Directors BIO – SANDI GEVING
Sandi Geving previously served two terms on the Board of Directors and returned for a new term in September of 2018. She currently serves as Secretary of the Board.  The Geving family’s journey with ECA began in 1999 when their daughter, Lindsay, enrolled in Kindergarten. Not only did she attend through graduation from high school, her brother, Carson, also attended from Pre-K through graduation, and Lindsay is now a third grade teacher at ECA. While various things may have changed over the years, Sandi’s commitment to and admiration for the school and its mission have remained constant. She has a background in both education and business, having been a public school band director followed by work experience in administrative, customer service, and management roles in several industries. Her husband, Randy, and she are both originally from Minnesota and have lived in Colorado Springs since 1983.  

ECA Board of Directors BIO – JOSEPH FRIEDLY
Joseph serves as the pastor of Tri-Lakes Reformed Church (RPCNA) in Monument. Previously, Joseph served as the headmaster of Collegium Study Center, principal of the Elementary School, Classical Education Integration Specialist, as well as teaching a number of courses for the high school, junior high, and elementary. Joseph is married and God has blessed the Friedly’s with 6 children.

ECA Board of Directors BIO – JOHN McKEEVER
John joined the ECA Board for the second time in the Fall of 2015 and assists with the Marketing and Finance Committees.  He previously served on the ECA Board during 2003-2006.  John serves as a Ruling Elder at Village Seven Presbyterian Church and also serves with the Village Seven Presbyterian Youth Ministry.  He currently serves as a Director of CRM/Business Intelligence at a large non-profit in the Colorado Springs area where he has been employed for the last 18 years.  He has also served in the past as Treasurer for a State Legislator/Senator.  John also enjoys one-on-discipleship, reading, golfing, being walked by his Bernese Mountain Dog and Golden Retriever and spending time with his family. 

ECA Board of Directors BIO – RANDY THOMPSON
Randy and his wife Lanie have lived in Colorado Springs since 1999, when the Air Force brought them here. Randy retired from the Air Force in 2006 and he now works as a defense contractor. Randy and Lanie have eight children, four biological and four adopted. Two of their children attend the ECA Collegium Study Center. Randy is a member of Village Seven Presbyterian Church and is a ruling elder.

ECA Board of Directors BIO – DEAN WATTS
Dean and his wife, Pam, are members of Village Seven Presbyterian Church.  They are blessed to have two adult children both of whom attended ECA from Pre-School through 12th grade graduation.  Both graduated from a Christian University.  Dean recently retired from his long career selling instruments and equipment in the scientific laboratory market.  Having various volunteer roles at ECA for decades, Dean is serving in his 15th year on the Board, most-often as Treasurer.

ECA Board of Directors BIO – DJ DeJONG
DJ and his wife, Diane, are parents of three children who are students at ECA.  They are grateful for their growth through the nurturing of the ECA teachers, staff, administration and community.  The DeJong’s are members of Village Seven Presbyterian Church, where DJ serves as a ruling elder.  Vocationally, he is an airline pilot and has served in the roles of first officer, captain, and instructor.  Dordt College is DJ’s beloved alma mater, where he graduated as an education major.  Go Defenders!  The Lord has worked through Christian education in his life, and it is his prayer that the Lord will continue to grow and utilize the Christian and classical education of ECA and Collegium.

John McKeever | Dean Watts | Jim Johnson
DJ DeJong | Joseph Friedly | Randy Thompson | Sandi Geving