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Our Board of Directors

Westminster Christian Academy’s Board of Directors is the governing body for the school. They set policy and govern the strategic direction of WCA. However, their most important function is to provide prayer covering and spiritual counsel for the Head of School and school staff and faculty.

 

Dr. Sonny Corley, President
Alumni Parent

 

Bryan Rhinehart, Vice President
Current Parent

 

Bryan was born and raised in the Greater New Orleans area as the oldest of 5 where he lived until 1992. He is commonly known as Kim’s husband or Jesse, Kate and Abby’s dad. 

Bryan’s core values are heart, smarts, grit and grace.

Heart because he believes that the Glory of God is man fully alive. He is fully alive when he is serving God and people. This value led him to places like Moscow, Africa, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines where he served with an organization called New Tribes Mission until 2000.

Smarts is the value that reflects his passion for learning and education. Both his parents earned Masters Degrees and encouraged ongoing learning. In 2000, Bryan returned from the Philippines and enrolled in the School of Business at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he earned a degree in Management and an MBA. He loves to read and try new things everyday.

Grit is the value that keeps him going even when times are tough. Bryan comments, “I have failed a lot in my life, but I have always endeavored to fail forward, to learn from my mistakes, to get up every time I get knocked down, and to not give up on people. When the voices in my head say, ‘You can’t.’ Grit is the voice that reminds me, ‘In Christ…you can do all things.’”

Bryan deems grace his strongest value with its foundation in his profound gratitude to God. He realizes that everything he has, everything he’s done, every breath he has taken and every step he’s taken is a gift from God. “Grace has given me a job and a purpose,” he adds.

Bryan started his own company where he could honor these values. Relevant Coaching is a company that coaches leaders and teams who want to be more effective in life and business. Bryan has served on the WCA Board of Directors since 2014 and is thrilled to have his children in a safe and loving environment like Westminster Christian Academy.

 

Dexter Lyons, Secretary
Current Parent

Dexter P. Lyons has served on the Board of Directors of Westminster Christian Academy since 2007. In his service to the Board, Dexter has served as Board Secretary and is currently serving as the Technology Committee Chairman. Dexter married Deirdre in 1994 and they live in Lafayette with their three children and enjoy vacations at the beach and boating at the camp. Dexter is a member of Our Savior’s Church in Lafayette and serves on the OSC Men’s Ministry Team.  Professionally, Dexter is the portfolio manager of the Issachar Fund (LIONX) which he launched in 2014 to honor Jesus.

 

Teri Cober, Treasurer
Alumni and Current Parent

Teri Cober joined the WCA Board over ten years ago, currently serving as Treasurer, Chair of the Finance Committee, and Chair of the Search Committee for our next Head of School. She and Bill, married more than 30 years, are the parents of one WCA graduate and one son in the Upper School. Bill and Teri own C&B Pumps and Compressors LLC, in Broussard, where she is the Controller. Teri is a graduate of Rice University, with an MBA from Washington State University. The Cobers are active members of Louisiana Memorial United Methodist Church in Opelousas, where Teri serves as Treasurer, Women’s Bible Study leader, and coordinator for Wesley’s Table. “I consider it a great privilege to serve Christ by serving Westminster,” says Teri. “I treasure all that WCA has given to our family.”

 

Helen Hughes
Alumni Parent

Helen Hughes has served on Westminster Christian Academy’s Board of Directors since 2002 and served as Board President for four of those years.  Currently Helen is the education committee chairman for the Board. She is married to attorney John Hughes and their six children are either in college or beyond.  Helen came to know Jesus as her Lord and Savior 27 years ago and considers it “the most priceless of relationships.” Helen reflects, “He is my Guidepost, my North Star, my Savior and my Friend.”  When not volunteering at school, you can find Helen loving on her two young grandchildren, involved in Bible study, playing the piano, singing, sewing, reading, gardening, studying French, bike riding, cooking, or baking.  Helen is a member of Avec Souci, a local women's group that is both social and civic minded as they raise funds through Les Beaux Jardin...The Garden Tour, to disperse monies to various charitable agencies in Acadiana.  Helen is also a member and past officer of the Lafayette Bar Auxiliary.  Helen concludes, “It is my continued pleasure to serve the Westminster Christian Academy family as I consider this a ministry that Jesus has used to grow me in the fullness and knowledge of Him, as well as use what abilities and gifts He has given me to advance His kingdom in this season of our school.”

 

Dr. Ken Morgan
Current Parent

Dr. Ken Morgan lives in Lafayette with his beautiful wife of 11 years, Holly. They have been a part of the Westminster family since 2008, and have one daughter, Kynley and one son, Owen. The Morgans love being a part of the WCA family and are so very grateful to the amazing teachers, administration and staff for their investment in the Morgan family. They feel truly humbled to be part of such a “God Breathed" school. Dr. Ken leads a weekly men’s Bible study and Holly leads a women’s Bible study, both at the Lafayette campus. They are members of Our Saviors Church. Lamentations 3:21-25

 

 

Dr. Barry Henry
Current Parent

Dr. Barry Henry has been married to Stephie LaLonde Henry for 21 years and still going strong! Dr. Henry is a lifelong believer in Jesus. He is a self-employed, Board Certified Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Surgeon. Barry and Stephie have two sons attending Westminster Opelousas Campus, and both boys previously attended the Lafayette Campus during their elementary years.

Dr. Henry has a passion for safe, student-athlete development, which includes spiritual, academic and athletic development.  His desire is to promote encouragement of our youth to pursue God-given life goals while using their talents and gifts.

Dr. Henry is a Graduate of Barbe High School as Valedictorian and lettered in football and track and field as a pole-vaulter. He attended the Air Force Academy and LSU undergraduate universities. Dr. Henry earned letterman status in track and field at both USAFA and LSU. He is a graduate of LSU Medical School New Orleans, LA and Texas Tech University Health Science Center Lubbock , TX. He is also a FAA Certified Helicopter Pilot.

Dr. Henry enjoys outdoor activities with family and friends and his Christian church community. Joining the board in 2015, Dr. Henry comments, “I realize how wonderful our school is, yet how much more can be done to improve to better serve our mission. We are truly blessed. Praise be to God.”

 

Josh Proffitt
Current Parent

Josh Proffitt has been married to his beautiful wife and friend, Susi, for 16 years. They are the parents to 3 amazing boys who all attend Westminster Christian Academy.
 
Josh joined the board in January 2016 as an extension of his love for all things Westminster. When God first led them to WCA, they quickly fell in love with the commitment WCA has to (1) Jesus as the Head of His School and to teaching students Scripture and the Truths of the Bible, (2) the highest standards of scholastic achievement, both from a curriculum, standardized test performance, and college preparatory perspective, but also by ensuring that all classes are taught with excellence and at the same time based on a Biblical world view and Biblical principles, and (3) the continued development and success of WCA Athletics.
 
Josh currently serves as Executive Vice President, Acquisitions and Strategic Partnerships, General Counsel for LHC Group, Inc. He has his bachelor's degree in accounting, summa cum laude, from the University of Kentucky and graduated as a member of the Order of the Coif (Top 10 in Class) from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2002.
 
Over the 7 years since moving to Acadiana from Atlanta, Josh has been very involved in the community. He is a current member of the Board of One Acadiana (formerly the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce.) Josh is a current member of the board of a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit economic hardship assistance organization. He is currently Chairman of Deacons and a Sunday School class teacher at First Baptist Church, Lafayette. Josh has also participated in several local mission projects through his church. He has been involved with several youth sports programs throughout Acadiana, including coaching recreational basketball, baseball and soccer. Most recently Josh coached the WCA Lafayette Campus 5th and 6th grade boys basketball team.