School Board

Dave Morris – Chairman of the Board of Directors

David Morris is employed by St. Mary’s County Public Schools. He and his wife Amy are both completing their 25th year of teaching and have been married for 25 years. He graduated from Houghton College, in 1988, with a B.S. degree in Physical Education. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education and Maryland certification in Administration and Supervision PreK-12th. He currently works at Hollywood Elementary School and serves as Special Education Department Chair, Mentor, Teacher-in-charge, and F.L.O.W. Site Director. David serves as a deacon at Leonardtown Baptist Church, at the KCA site. This Church will become autonomous in January 2015 and David is assisting on the transition team. He has served on the KCA board for 14 years, as a member at large, secretary, and currently Board Chair. He has three children: Abigail, a 2008 KCA graduate, Caleb a 2011 KCA graduate and Sammy, who is currently in 10th grade.

Michael Patterson – Vice Chair

Dean Eyres – Treasurer

Dean Eyres has served on the Board since 2006 and as Board Treasurer since July 2007. He has been a KCA board member for eight years, and also serves as Chairman of the Finance Committee and is a member of the Property Development and Audit Committees. Dean has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MS in Systems and Controls Engineering. He has served in the U.S. Air Force for 12 years and worked in the Defense Industry for 32 years, supporting NAVAIR for the past 14 of those years. Dean and his wife, Jan, met in college and currently serve in several roles at Leonardtown Baptist Church. They have two children, both have graduated from KCA.

John Green – Secretary

John Green is a Captain in the US Navy and has been living in the local community for 15 years where he works as a Program Manager at NAVAIR. He is a 1987 graduate of the US Naval Academy and has a Master’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School. He attends Southpoint Church, has been a Board member for 6 years and has had three children graduate from KCA with a fourth who will graduate next year.

Pastor Henry Briscoe

Henry E. Briscoe pastors the House of Disciples Int. Church, is the Assistant Director & on the Board of Director’s at the St. Mary’s Caring Soup Kitchen, is the Lead Ministers for the Southern Md. Prison Ministry. He also is on the Kings Christian Academy School Board of Director’s as the “Board Spiritual Advisor.” He is a St. Mary’s County native and is married to his wife Deborah of 23 years. His son Rashad graduated from KCA in 2013.

John Harris – Member At-Large

John Harris has been a KCA board member for 12 years, and has previously served as Chairman, Secretary, and Chairman of the Transportation Committee. He earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University and has worked as a civil servant at the Naval Air Warfare Center for the past 31 years. He currently serves as an Elder, Worship Leader, and Small Group Leader at Faith Bible Church. John and his wife Tita have three children, two who have graduated from KCA and one who currently attends.

John Hayter – Member At-Large

John Hayter is currently employed as a Program Manager with Naval Air Systems Command. He has been employed with NAVAIR since August 1986. He has a BSEE Degree from Virginia Tech, and MBA Degree from Marymount University. He serves as an Elder at Forest Park Baptist Church in Waldorf, MD. He has been married for the past 29 years to Barbara, and they have one son, Zachary, who graduated from KCA in 2007.

 Barry Vukmer – Member At-Large

Kevin Fry – School Administrator

Prior to coming to The King’s Christian Academy in 2008, Mr. Fry and his family served as missionaries in Guatemala for 10 years serving as Principal of Christian Academy of Guatemala. During this time, he was responsible for overseeing building improvement projects, starting innovative and advanced programs, and adding extracurricular activities. Prior to that, he served as Principal at Columbia Middle School and Vice Principal/Dean of Students at Riverside High School in Oregon. Mr. Fry taught for 4 years before his administrative years and has continued to teach classes and coach as needed. Mr. Fry is the Administrator of The King’s Christian Academy. He is a graduate of George Fox University with a BA in Writing/Literature with 65 graduate credits in School Administration, Curriculum and Language Arts. Mr. Fry and his wife Ardella have five children.

James Harris – Asst. School Administrator

Mr. Harris is a 1989 graduate of Eastern University with a Bachelors Degree in Secondary Education (Math, History). In his career he has taught in South Philadelphia, served as a youth pastor for five years at Quakertown Bible Fellowship in Pennsylvania, as well as worked and lived in Sweden (Gävle and Falun) for eight years at the Internationella Engelska Skolan, a Swedish school with an English profile. He has three children at KCA, Isaiah (9th), Emma (6th), and Grace (2nd).