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.”
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.
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.”
Britaney lives in Lafayette with her husband of 12 years, Mark Fontenot. They have 3 children together; Ella,
Meredith, and William. She has been an active part of the Westminster family since 2010 through volunteer
work, room mom activities, and women’s bible study. Britaney is a licensed Financial Advisor and employed with Edward Jones Investments. She is an active member of the Junior League of Lafayette and a member of Our Savior’s Church. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, concerts, bike riding, and is always up for an adventure with her family. She adds, “It is an honor to serve the Lord and Westminster through this new role. I am passionate about WCA and it’s vision to equip students for lives of significance, and committed to supporting standards and programs at WCA that build moral character, stimulate a biblical worldview and promote the pursuit of excellence in everything we do.”
Nick volunteers in many areas of his church and community and is honored to serve in this capacity at WCA. Nick’s love for WCA began when he & Felicia were dating in high school while she was a student here. “My wife graduated from WCA and I see how having that foundation and knowledge of the Bible has impacted her life, and as a result, our family's life to this day.” He recognizes that God is the ultimate Head of this school and considers WCA to be a ministry to the many families that attend.