South-Central 2018 Regional Leadership Conference

January 28, 2018–January 30, 2018
Moody Gardens, Galveston, Texas

This event is open to all school administrators, school board members, and spouses. Our conference will offer a variety of topics from which you can pick and choose sessions of particular interest to you. Topics to be covered include legal/legislative issues, spiritual formation, marketing strategies, Title II 101, leadership development, and more! Our venue is the beautiful Moody Gardens in Galveston. The conference schedule will provide not only timely and informative sessions, but opportunities to enjoy the many ammenities of Moody Gardens! Bring your spouse who may attend all sessions or sightsee and shop!

Session titles and descriptions will be posted here on January 4.




Philip Scott
Philip Scott is the assistant director for Legal/Legislative Issues at ACSI, assisting Dr. Thomas J. Cathey. Philip's professional background is a blend of education, religion, and law. He has taught middle- and high-school government courses in Christian schools, and most recently he taught college law and ethics courses. He is a graduate of Liberty University, where he studied education in the undergraduate program and then earned a JD from the law school. Philip's legal experience spans working in a small Virginia law firm to serving as a summer law clerk for an Alabama Supreme Court Justice. Philip joins ACSI by way of Louisville, Kentucky, where he was (and still is) continuing postgraduate studies in theology and law at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Dr. Alan Pue
Dr. Alan Pue is president of The Barnabas Group, a ministry that specializes in providing strategic planning and resource development assistance to churches, Christian schools and colleges. He has earned an M. Ed. from Florida Atlantic University and an Ed. D. in educational leadership from the University of Delaware. Dr. Pue has been involved in Christian schooling most of his life. He is a 1967 graduate of Dade Christian School, served for several years as a Christian school teacher, guidance counselor and coach, and then as headmaster at Pike Creek Christian School in Newark, Delaware where he ministered for 15 years. During his last 10 years there, he also served as teaching pastor of the Pike Creek Valley Baptist Church. In 1996, Alan accepted a call to serve as senior vice president and provost of The Master's College in Santa Clarita, California. During the five years of his leadership, the college experienced four consecutive years of record enrollment and was recognized for the first time by US News and World Report as a top-tier regional liberal arts college. In his current capacity as president of The Barnabas Group, Dr. Pue travels extensively throughout North America speaking at Christian school conferences and working with ministry leaders in the areas of strategic planning, governance, and marketing. He has served on the President's Council of the Christian Stewardship Association, as a visiting faculty member at the Meyer Institute for Steward Leadership, as adjunct professor at Columbia International University, and currently serves on the board of the Educational Foundation of ACSI.

Dr. Rick Newberry
Rick is the president of Enrollment Catalyst. Rick partners with school administrators to provide coaching and consulting in enrollment management and marketing systems, strategies, and solutions needed to reach their goals. The goal is to provide school leaders with effective marketing and enrollment strategies as well as staff accountability, direction and results needed to grow their enrollment. His expertise in enrollment management strategies, marketing planning, and institutional brand development provides in-depth educational consultation to independent, private, and faith-based schools across the nation. With over 25 years of educational leadership experience in both higher education and K-12 levels, Rick has served as the executive director of development and enrollment management at a private university and as well as head of a large private school. Rick holds a Ph.D. from Michigan State University in educational leadership and is a regular speaker at many educational conferences on the topics of marketing, branding, enrollment management and leadership.

Chris Browne
Chris Browne is the campus pastor at Linfield Christian School in Temecula, California and the former head of the Bible department at Wheaton Academy in West Chicago, Illinois. He has served as a pastor for 13 years and as an adjunct professor of leadership and Christ-centered discipleship at two Chicago area universities. In addition to his current role as campus pastor, he is also the president of The Engaged Schools Initiative. Engaged Schools is a ministry that trains teachers to equip students to reflect Christ. Engaged Schools partners with Christian schools and universities through The Global Student Assessment to assess Christian schools students on six continents to identify trends and best practices in the areas of integration, differentiation, discipleship, worldview and curricular alignment. A sought-after trainer, consultant, and plenary speaker, Browne has led professional development workshops and conference keynotes in Rwanda, Kenya, Colombia, South Korea, China, Hong Kong, South Africa, and the United States. In addition to his work with schools, over the past decade he has trained key staff for Campus Crusade for Christ, The JESUS Film, New Tribes, Wycliffe, Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL), The National Association of Church Business Administrators (NACBA), JAARS, The National College Board, Habitat for Humanity, AWANA, and numerous other churches, ministries, schools, networks, and businesses.

Milton Gonzales
Milton Louis Gonzalez is a member of the John Maxwell Team. He is a licensed life and leadership coach and has a strong background in clinical psychology and education. He is currently the director of Covenant Christian Academy, McAllen, Texas. He is also a family, pre-marital and marital counselor, and ordained pastor. He is committed to developing leaders of excellence and integrity by providing the finest resources and training for personal and professional growth. He is married to Elena and has two sons, David and Daniel. He is a marathon runner and trains others in the areas of weight loss and sports performance.

Dr. Jeff McMaster
Jeff is the headmaster at Brazos Christian School, Bryan, TX, and an adjunct faculty member for the DeVoe School of Business at Indiana Wesleyan University. He received his Master's degree in counseling from Biblical Theological Seminary, and his Ph.D. in leadership from Andrews University.


Early Rate for Members:  $180 per person, spouses may register at $45.

Early Rate for Nonmembers:  $260 per person, spouses may register for $45.

The early rate is valid through January 6.

Standard Rate for Members:  $210 per person, spouses may register at $45.

Standard Rate for Nonmembers:  $295 per person, spouses may register at $45.

The standard rate begins January 7.

Conference fee includes materials, two elegant hotel lunches in the ballroom, and hors d'oeuvres Sunday evening.


Moody Gardens
1 Hope Blvd
Galveston, Texas  77554

The room rate is $129 per room, per night. Up to four (4) people may stay in a room.

Call 888.388.8484 for reservations and mention the ACSI conference.

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