Leadership

Front row (left to right) Jim Johnson, Will Kim, Heather Morgan, and Sandi Geving. Back row (left to right) Joseph Friedly, DJ DeJong, John McKeever, Denny Carew, Jason Castro, and Randy Thompson

DR. JIM JOHNSON – ECA Superintendent, Ex Officio Board Member
Dr. Jim Johnson 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, and public and private Christian education as he leads the administrators, faculty, and staff of ECA. Jim is a ruling elder at Village Seven Presbyterian Church. He and his wife, Helen, have two grown children and three grandchildren. 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 career success.

DJ DeJONG – President, ECA Board of Directors
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 DeJongs are members of Village Seven Presbyterian Church, where DJ serves as a ruling elder. Vocationally, DJ is an airline pilot and has served in the roles of first officer, captain, and instructor. Dordt University is DJ’s beloved alma mater, where he graduated with a degree in education. Go Defenders! The Lord has worked through Christian education in DJ’s life, and it is his prayer that the Lord will continue to grow and utilize the Christian and classical education of ECA and Collegium.

RANDY THOMPSON – Vice President, ECA Board of Directors
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. Their youngest currently attends ECA. Randy is a member of Village Seven Presbyterian Church and is a ruling elder.

SANDI GEVING – Treasurer, ECA Board of Directors
Sandi Geving previously served two terms on the Board of Directors and returned for a new term in September of 2018. 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.

HEATHER MORGAN – Secretary, ECA Board of Directors
The Morgan family has been connected to ECA since Don, Heather’s husband, became a student here in the 1970s. Don and Heather have two children currently attending ECA, and they are members of Village Seven Presbyterian Church. Heather’s education and experience in English and writing have opened doors for her to work for a non-profit organization, to teach English as a Second Language, and to volunteer in a variety of areas at ECA and V7PC.

DENNY CAREW – ECA Board of Directors
Denny and his wife, Cheryl, are charter members of Village Seven Presbyterian Church, where Denny is currently an elder and elementary Sunday school teacher. For most of his working life, Denny served as a human resources administrator. He and Cheryl had their children educated in Christian schools where she served as a kindergarten teacher for many years. He has served ECA’s Board as president for a term. He has enjoyed cold weather and skiing since his youthful days in upstate New York. Denny wants ECA to be an added blessing to families who are committed to raising their children in God’s ways at home and in church.

JASON CASTRO – ECA Board of Directors
Jason and his wife, Jen, are the parents of four children who are students at ECA. The Castros are members of Tri-Lakes Reformed Church, where Jason serves as a ruling elder. Jason has had several different roles throughout his 17 years of working in the pharmaceutical industry. Jen serves in the business office at ECA and is the assistant high school volleyball coach. They are grateful for the nurturing of ECA teachers, staff, administration, and community.

JOSEPH FRIEDLY – ECA Board of Directors
Joseph serves as the pastor of Tri-Lakes Reformed Church (RPCNA) in Monument, Colorado. Previously, Joseph served the ECA community as headmaster of Collegium Study Center, elementary principal, and 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 Friedlys with six children.

WILL KIM – ECA Board of Directors
Will Kim grew up in the Korean American Presbyterian Church (KAPC) in Southern California and has been attending United Reformed Church of North America (URCNA) churches since 2003. After moving to Colorado Springs in 2006, the Kims commuted with others to Coram Deo Reformation Church in Denver until Covenant United Reformed Church (Colorado Springs) began in 2011. Will currently serves as a Sunday school teacher at Covenant URC and has previously served as an elder. Will and his wife, Olga, have three children. Their oldest son has graduated from ECA and their other two children are currently in high school at ECA. Will has also had the pleasure of coaching junior high and elementary basketball at ECA. Will enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, tennis, basketball, and rock climbing.

JOHN McKEEVER – ECA Board of Directors
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 from 2003 to 2006. John is a ruling elder at Village Seven Presbyterian Church and also serves with the V7PC youth ministry.  He is currently 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 worked in the past as treasurer for a state legislator/senator. John enjoys one-on-one discipleship, reading, golfing, being walked by his Bernese Mountain Dog and Golden Retriever, and spending time with his family.