Senior Leadership

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Larry TaylorI am inspired by the faith, courage, and reverence for God by Christian educators around the world! It reminds me of the story recounted in I Samuel 17 about David defeating Goliath. In verse 29, David’s response to the inaction of his elder brothers and the Israelites especially encourages me. He boldly and nobly answers the call to action by asking, "Is there not a cause?”

I can think of no greater cause than to partner with you as you advance Kingdom education. We fully believe that authentic devotion to the Christian faith and academic excellence are mutually reinforcing. There are not two or three forms of excellence, but rather an ethos that is cultivated throughout every facet of our schools. Faith is not separated from learning but rather integrated intentionally, resulting in a distinctive Christian worldview.

Scholarship and learning become an integral component to the maturation process known as discipleship. Thus, becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ, the ultimate objective of the Great Commission (Matt. 28:16-20), is the prize for which we strive; it is the highest form of excellence! It is certainly conceivable that we could produce students with the spiritual depth needed to enter our pluralistic society and not fall prey to empty philosophies. Rather, they would be equipped to saturate the marketplace to which God has called them with confidence, purpose, and an eternal perspective.

ACSI’s ongoing mission is to strengthen Christian schools and equip Christian educators worldwide as they prepare students academically and inspire them to become devoted followers of Jesus Christ. We want to serve you as you continue to cultivate and sustain a flourishing school. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you—thank you for your obedience to God’s call on your life—you are indeed making a difference.

Dr. Larry Taylor, President & CEO, ACSI
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President's Advisory Team

 

David Balik Vice President USA/Senior Director, Eastern Division

Dr. David Balik

 Vice President of USA
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Gavin Brettenny

Dr. Gavin Brettenny

Associate Vice President of Global Strategic Development for Christian Education
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Kevin Buelke

Chief Finance Officer
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Juan Cabrera

Juan Cabrera

Chief Information Officer
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Cindee Dodds

Cindy Dodds

Vice President of Flourishing Initiatives
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Senior Vice President of Global

Michael Epp

Senior Vice President of Global
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Brett Henry

Brett Henry, J.D.

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Vice President, Educational Resources
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John Klingstedt - COO

John Klingstedt

Chief Operating Officer
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Christi Lynn

Vice President, Communications & Engagement
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Chris-Loncar

Chris Loncar

Vice President, Human Resources
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Jerry Nelson

Jerry Nelson

Chief Ministry Officer
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Philip-Scott

Philip Scott, J.D.

Vice President for Legal Affairs
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George Tryfiates

P. George Tryfiates

Vice President for Public Policy and Legal Affairs
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Susan Verheul - COO

Susan Verheul

Vice President, Executive Initiatives
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