Founded in 1960. Renewed in 2021.
Founded in 1960. Renewed in 2021.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Tracey is a licensed South Sound realtor with Keller Williams and owner of The Sound Bridge Home Group. Prior to this, she served as the Regional Operations Manager for a large private school organization in the Bay Area and spent several years in regional operations with Moss Adams, the 11th largest accounting firm in the US. Tracey is a graduate of Loyola College in Baltimore (MEdu) and California Polytechnic State University SLO (B.A.). She and her husband, Darren, Darren make their home in Northeast Tacoma. Together, they have three adult children. Whether it’s enjoying a fabulous meal together, cheering one other on in the race of life, or exploring nature in one of their favorite states, the Hall family loves life, and they are passionate about serving others. In their home, the table is always set for more!
SCA mourns Dwane Henning
Sound Christian Academy is grieving the loss of Dwane Henning, 71, who was called home to glory last week at his home in Lakewood, Wash.
Dwane served on the Tacoma Baptist Schools (TBS), then Sound Christian Academy (SCA), Board of Directors (BOD) for six years, including two as the Chairman before transitioning this year into the Ex-Officio Chair role.
Dwane was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer just nine weeks ago. His wife, Abby, was at his side when he passed away.
Born in Lithgow, New South Whales, Australia on April 30, 1950, Dwane is survived by his wife, five children, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Dwane had deep Christian convictions to always work hard and help others. As a long-time business owner of Future Homes of Bremerton he loved seeing people’s home buying dreams come true.
His involvement on the BOD was impactful as part of the Resource Development Committee. Dwane was deeply invested in the school’s rebranding efforts and current successful trajectory.
A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 23 at Mountain View Cemetery in Lakewood (https://www.mountainviewtacoma.com/). A memorial service will follow at 11:30 a.m. at Evangelical Reformed Church (https://solideogloria.org/).
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to SCA in memory of Dwane (https://soundchristianacademy.org/advancement/giving-to-sca/).
2022 Renew letter from the board - Jan. 2022
Summer update and 2021-22 reopening plans - Aug. 29, 2021
Community Name Change Survey - February 7, 2021
2021-22 Introduction from the Board - January 29, 2021
Shout For Joy to the Lord - December 10, 2020
SCA Organizational Chart (updated August 2020)
Board of Directors End of the Year Letter - June 26, 2020
Board Financial Update - Spring 2020
SCA February Board Update
Board Update re: 2020-21 - January 14, 2020
Board Update - October 16, 2019
SCA Organizational Chart (created August 2019) - see update above
2019-20 Organizational Structure - May 24, 2019
Resource Development Committee - March 14, 2019
2019-20 Board Tuition Letter - January 31, 2019