I wanted to share some exciting leadership updates with you.
After almost ten years of faithful service as a member of the GRACE Board of Trustees, including serving as the chair of the GRACE Board of Trustees for the past five years, J.B. Baker has rolled off as head of the board. I am exceedingly grateful for J.B.’s support, encouragement, friendship and dedication to advancing the GRACE mission. Our school has grown immensely under his leadership, and I hope you join me in offering him our sincerest thanks.
The board has elected Moss Withers to serve as our next Board chair. Moss, managing principal of Lee & Associates, has spent 13 years as a commercial real estate advisor within the Raleigh/Durham market. He is a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), the Vice President of Economic Development for the Cary Chamber of Commerce, board member of the Taylor Family YMCA, an avid supporter of the Miracle League of the Triangle, and member and capital campaign chair at First United Methodist Church of Cary. Moss and his wife, Kendall, have four children – Holland and Hensley, current GRACE students, and twins Crew & Myers who will join them next year.
In addition to Moss, we have added some other new faces to the board: Ryan Armstrong, Mark Hensley and Stacy Wheeler. Ryan, Mark and Stacy bring a depth of experience to the board, in addition to their love of our school and a desire to see it continue to grow and become one of the top schools in the Triangle. We are grateful for their willingness to serve GRACE in this way. You can read more about all our board members by consulting our board directory.
We’d also like to acknowledge a few of our board members who have also completed their terms on the board over the last several months – Jamie Null, Darrel Hegar, Samantha Giugio and Melinda Wright. We are grateful for their service.
For those of you who may not know, the GRACE Board of Trustees has three primary duties: to 1) guard our school’s mission, 2) set policies that work toward our mission’s fulfillment, and 3) build the means and strategies to fund our school’s mission. In contrast, my role as head of school is to lead and direct the day-to-day operations of GRACE and implement the general policies established by the Board. I work closely with our board and executive leadership team to ensure GRACE continues to fulfill its primary mission: to be a loving community that spiritually and academically equips, challenges, and inspires students to impact their world for Christ.
On behalf of the entire GRACE leadership team, we are grateful for your support.
Head of School