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Meet Our Board of Directors

Carri Jo Timmer

Board Chair

Carri Jo Timmer DO, is a Family Medicine Physician and Residency Program Director for Community Health Care. She enjoys caring for whole families from pre-conception to death, including delivering babies while teaching younger doctors to do the same. Her husband, Caleb, graduated from Tacoma Baptist in 2001, and after meeting through his sister, they have been married since 2007. They have four children, all of which are enrolled at SCA. Together, Caleb and Carri Jo lead medical mission trips to Myanmar and are active members of Puget Sound Foursquare. Carri Jo has been an active volunteer at SCA, including Vice President of the Parent Volunteer Network.

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Craig Kessel

Ex-Officio Chair

Craig Kessel currently works at Amazon. He holds Bachelor Degrees in Business Administration, Management Information Systems and Biblical Studies. He has been married for 22 years to his lovely wife Anna and they have five children, all who are enrolled at Sound Christian Academy. He has served on the school board since 2017.

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Larry Lewien

Board Member

Larry has been the Managing Senior Grant and Contract Officer with World Vision U.S. since 2017, working with a team responsible for grant compliance and a global profile. He was a senior project manager at World Vision U.S. from 2014-17 and a finance and support manager at World Vision International from 2009-13. He is a member and a Welcome Director at New Life Foursquare Church in University Place. He earned his BA in Music Education in 1995 from Western Washington University and his MBA of Business in 2007 from UW Tacoma. Larry and his wife have two children at SCA.

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Neal Eifling

Board Member

Neal is a licensed Mortgage Broker and owner of Best Way Lending, Inc. since 2009. He serves people throughout Washington state with mortgage financing needs, information, and guidance. He and his wife, Angie, married in March of 2003, live in Gig Harbor and have a son who is a current SCA student. They enjoy spending time together as a family and serving others. Neal enjoys getting to know and hanging out with people, working out, returning order around the house and yard, and last but not least, is a loyal dog lover!

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Courtney McDaniel

Secretary

Courtney is a Registered Nurse and works for Puget Sound Home Health, serving the community members in Pierce county. She is passionate about health, education, and empowering others. Courtney is a graduate of South Puget Sound Community College and is currently attending Washington State University to advance her nursing career. Courtney and her husband, Anthony, have been married for 15 years and have three children. Their oldest daughter is a medic in the US Army National Guard, and their two younger children attend SCA. She has been active in supporting young girls in the Tacoma area as a mentor for the youth organization known as GRIPS, as well as leading small group studies with young girls in the Church youth group. Courtney and her husband are members of Lakeview Church of Christ and enjoy serving their community as a family. Having two athletic teenagers at SCA, Courtney and Anthony can often be found in the stands cheering on their Lions.

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Dwane Henning

Ex-Officio Chair