Dear HHCA Families,
When my family and I moved here over ten years ago, there was no question in my mind where we would send our four children (ages 4, 5, 8 & 9) to school. It was Hilton Head Christian Academy. Prior to moving here, our children were attending public schools in Indiana. The Indiana schools were great, but my wife and I had a strong desire for our kids to be mentored by Christian teachers in a Christian atmosphere. We toured most of the local Christian schools and HHCA clearly stood above the rest. So, in the fall of 2007, three of our four children started HHCA in first, fourth and fifth grades (my youngest wasn’t old enough for kindergarten). Since that time, our experience has been better than we ever imagined.
I’m sure each of you have somewhat similar stories. You wanted a better place for your child. You wanted a safe environment where your child is taught a Christian worldview by Christians. You wanted a place where your advanced child could be challenged, or maybe where your child with learning differences could be mentored and empowered to achieve his full potential. Some of you were attracted to Hilton Head Christian Academy’s top notch athletics and arts programs. It’s wonderful to see kids at HHCA who are 2, 3 and even 4 sport athletes while also participating in the exceptional school chorus and plays. Regardless of what brought you here, my prayer is that HHCA will have a long lasting and positive influence in your family's life.
I joined the board several years ago to make a difference. I don’t look at my service to HHCA as a “job”, rather, I look at it as a calling that God has placed on my heart to help build His kingdom. I am inspired and driven by HHCA’s vision which is, “To Know Christ and Make Him Known” as well as our mission which is, “To partner with our families by providing our students with a firm foundation, comprising a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and a relentless pursuit of excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts, through which students are equipped to impact the world for His glory.” Everyone on the Board of Directors keeps this vision and mission at the core of his or her decisions.
As a Board, we have our own mission in support of the school. “The Board of Hilton Head Christian Academy is responsible for upholding the School's mission by setting the strategic and financial direction for intergenerational sustainability. Our members will reflect the required expertise, diversity and capacity to plan strategically as we implement our agenda, mindful of the fiduciary and policy-setting roles we hold as stewards. The Board will ensure operational excellence through the Head of School who, with the School's leadership team and faculty, will carry out our daily mission.” Each member of our Board of Directors has a heart for Christ and is a servant on this earth for His glory. Please take a look at their pictures and comments below. I believe you will agree with me that they are an exceptional group.
In conclusion, my prayer is that God would reveal to us his will for HHCA. Would you please pray the same? And also, if you see me walking around the hallways, at sporting events or just around town, I would love it if you would stop me and say, "hi."
In His name,