Board of Directors

The direction and management of the affairs of the School, and the control and disposition of its properties and funds is vested in the Board of Directors. The Board has delegated the general charge and supervision of the business, property and affairs of the School to the Head of School, who functions as the Chief Executive Officer of the School.

Under the ultimate direction of the Board, the Head of School sees that all policies, orders and resolutions of the Board are carried into effect. The Board carries out all relationships with the school employees through the Head of School.

 

If you have questions or concerns that you would like to address with the BCA Board, please email them directly at board@bereanchristianacademy.org.  Please allow 48 hours for a response to emails.

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Vim

Head

Vim Head has bachelor’s degrees in finance and economics from Southwest Texas, and has served as the CEO of several surgical center companies in the metropolitan Houston area for the past decade.  He serves on the boards of several other non-profit organizations and has a passion to see children thrive and for them to fully understand the liberty and Christian freedom that American children should have.  His wife Sarah shares this enthusiasm and have two young men that attend Berean Christian Academy.

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Mark Risinger

Mark Risinger was born and raised in Houston, Texas.  His career as an  IT professional has spanned many industries, from public school districts, local government, Oil and Gas, and now Hospitality.  He and his wife, Jacqueline, love Berean Christian Academy, and are thrilled that God has blessed them with the privilege of serving BCA for the past five years.  Their three children are currently enrolled in BCA, and as a family they are looking forward to God's future blessings and provisions for Berean Christian Academy.

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Will Thompson

Will Thompson has a bachelor's degree in Theater Arts from Texas A&M University, and works for a prominent cybersecurity firm supporting some of the world's largest companies.  He also serves on the board of directors for Urban Harvest, a Houston-based non-profit that has been bringing education and access to locally grown food to the Houston area for over 30 years.  Will and his wife Laura also operate a small business providing grass fed lamb and beef from their family ranch to customers in the Houston area. The Thompsons have been involved at BCA from Day 1 are passionate about our unique mission and vision.

Abby Jennings

The Jennings Family has been at BCA since 2016 and Abby has served as a board member since June 2019. She graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Hospitality Management from the University of Florida in 2004. Abby began her working career in Texas politics which included serving as the Finance Director for Lt. Governor David Dewhurst's campaign.  She then went to work as an Oil & Gas Regulatory Consultant for West Texas Oil Reports - a consulting firm started by her grandfather in 1948 - where she continues to work today.  She and her husband, Tim, are members of Christ Community Church where they have served as Sunday school teachers as well as community group leaders. They have three children, two of which attend BCA. Abby is thrilled to be part of a school whose mission is to educate students in a Christ centered worldview while training and preparing them to be in the world, but not of it!

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Amara Okafor

Amara Okafor has been affiliated with BCA since 2019, when her 2 older boys started at BCA. She and her husband Francis are blessed with 3 children all of whom now attend BCA. They came to BCA with the hope of partnering with the school when it comes to raising their boys in the knowledge and fear of the Lord. She obtained a bachelor of science degree in Petroleum Engineering in 2005 a Master of science degree from Texas A&M University. Amara has worked for Ryder Scott Company an Oil and Gas Consulting firm located in downtown Houston for the last 6 years. She has been in the industry for over 15 years and has worked for 2 other multinational energy companies before her current position.

The Okafors attend Grace Fellowship Church, Katy, where she has been serving as a kindergarten teacher for the last 3 years. She is happy to be serving on the board and is excited about the mission of BCA. Her prayer is that each student will come to know Christ as their father and friend through this ministry.