Board of Directors
Executive Director | Steve Dill served at Delaware County Christian School (DCCS) in Newtown Square, PA, for 40 years before joining the ACSI staff in 2013. His roles at DCCS included teacher, coach, director of development, assistant headmaster and head of school. He served on the ACSI Board of Directors before becoming Senior Vice President for ACSI USA, providing oversight for regional and national services for US member schools. He has served as an adjunct professor at several Christian universities and on various boards. He began serving as the Executive Director of the ACSI Education Foundation in 2017.
Stephen Reel is the Acting CEO for ACSI, and in this role serves as the Chairman of the ACSI Education Foundation Board of Directors. Stephen served as the Head of School at Southside Christian School in Greenville, SC, for eleven years before joining the ACSI staff as the Southern Division Director. He was appointed Executive Vice President and Acting CEO in March, 2018, and has chaired the Education Foundation Board since that time.
Larry Taylor serves on the ACSI Board and as Head of School at Prestonwood Christian Academy, Plano, TX. Larry is beginning his 20th year as Head of School at Prestonwood Christian Academy, Plano, TX, where enrollment has grown from 200 on one campus to nearly 2,000 students involved in five different schools. Larry established the Kingdom School Institute (KSI) to teach principles of “kingdom education” to principals and teachers, and he enjoys sharing kingdom education principles around the world, having ministered in Cuba, Nigeria, Uganda and India.
Bryan Miller rose through the banking industry, eventually serving as a bank president in Memphis, TN, before his board service at Evangelical Christian School (ECS) led him to switch careers and become President/CEO of ECS. Bryan served in that role for twelve years before starting a consulting practice for Christian Schools – the Bowden Miller Shepherding Group (BMSG). He also serves on the board of the Memphis Community Foundation.
Tim Greener is the Superintendent of ACSI’s largest Christian school – the Christian Academy of Louisville, with an enrollment of over 3,000 students on four campuses. He has served on the ACSI board since 2006, most recently as chair.
Bo Gutzwiller is Head of School at Foothill Christian School in Glendora, CA, where he has led the school for more than 30 years. Bo also serves on the ACSI Board of Directors, currently serving as Chair. Bo has been a respected Christian school leader in Southern California and has been very active in accreditation for ACSI, having previously served as Chair of the ACSI Accreditation Commission.
Steve Wilson served as the Director of Advancement at Lakeland Christian School in Lakeland, FL for sixteen years, and now serves as President of Peak Advancement, LLC, a consulting firm for Christian schools and organizations needing assistance in supporting the advancement function. He held leadership positions in the business world before joining Lakeland Christian School, and he has been active in multiple community organizations.
Robert D. Griffith, MD
President, Alabama Dermatology Associates, PC
"Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God." As an impassioned advocate for the youth of our world, Robert is burdened by the impact of current cultural mores and societal pressures on the students of today. Through his years as a Christian school parent and track coach, he uses his strengths to influence the role of the classroom in furthering the message of Christ. "I believe that Christian education can act as the leaven that changes our culture, by changing the world view of our youth. I wish to be a part of His Work."
Alan Pue, B.S., MEd., EdD
President, The Barnabas Group, Inc.
As one of the founding members of the Foundation Board, Alan brings a distinguished career in K-College Christian education to the table, calling it "both my vocation and my passion." Also a noted author (Rethinking Sustainability: A Strategic Financial Plan for Christian Schools), Alan has consulted with over 200 Christian schools and has published a wealth of articles on topics related to Christian school leadership. "The need for quality, transformational Christian schooling in the USA and around the world has never been greater nor have the challenges facing those Christian schools ever been more daunting. Building quality Christian schools and developing exceptional Christian school leaders is, in my opinion, of the utmost importance."
Teri O'Connor, CFRE, BA, BS
Executive Director, Advancement by Design
As a student, staff member, teacher, professor, parent, or consultant, Teri has been involved with Christian schools and colleges for more than 20 years. "The Foundation has a unique opportunity to serve the local Christian school by providing resources and training that will help build leadership and capacity for a sustainable future. We can also help to fund special projects and unique opportunities for international schools," she says of the Foundation's work. "I believe that Christ should be incorporated into all aspects of our lives if we are to provide true leadership for the future...By raising up a new generation of well-educated believers who serve the Lord, love their neighbors, and lead with integrity, we are helping to secure a better tomorrow."