Veritas Christian Academy
Board of Directors

The purpose of the School Board is to provide earthly and spiritual leadership, representing the families committed to the mission and vision of our school. 

The board meets monthly with periodic open meetings which can be attended by non-board members. An email can be sent to board@vcamo.com for dates of open meetings and request attendance. 

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Douglas Brackenridge

Board Chair

Doug Brackenridge is married to Tammy. They have three children, Abby (’20), Nathan (’22) and Andrew (’24). Doug has been employed in research and development with an agriculture company in the Saint Louis region for over 20 years.

Donovan Lloyd

Vice Chair

Donovan Lloyd is married to Lawayna. They have two sons, Donovan B. Lloyd II (’20) and Daniel Brock Lloyd (’21). Donovan has served in youth ministry for over seventeen years and has a passion for apologetics. He serves on the board in the area of Biblical Foundations/Oneness.

Bryan Joiner

Finance Chair

Bryan Joiner and his wife, Stephanie, have three children, Ava (‘24), Harper (‘34) and Hayes (‘38) and are expecting another son later this year. Bryan is a commercial banker for a US-based bank and has been in banking for the last decade. The Joiners have been part of the Christian School District since 2020 and Bryan joined the board in 2021.

Elijah Murrell

Board Director

Elijah Murrell, ’05 Alumni, began serving on the board in December 2020. He is married to Lauren (’06 Alumni) and they have three children, Titus (‘27), Addie (‘28), and Logan (‘33). He has been an active Elementary and Middle School basketball coach since 2017 and currently serves as an officer in the US Army Reserves and enjoys a career in Executive Director of Maribel Health.

Lisa Potts

Board Director

Lisa Potts has two sons, Will (’26) and Nathan, who lives and works in northern Illinois.  She and Brent have been married for over 30 years. Lisa is an Assistant Professor at Washington University School of Medicine where she works with cochlear implant recipients and teaches graduate courses. She has been on the board since 2017.

Chad Van Soelen

Board Director

Chad Van Soelen is married to Julie and together have 3 kids. Abigail (’16), a nurse at Children’s hospital, Olivia (’20), who attends Salon Professional Academy of St Charles, and Noah (’22). Chad is the General Manager for Vermeer Midwest, an equipment dealership in Chesterfield, MO, and has worked for this family-owned business for 25 years. Chad Van Soelen joined the board in June 2020.

Join our board!

If you are interested in serving on the board, please contact our Head of School, Jake Ibbetson for more details. Our board commitment is a 3 year term, serving 3-5 hours monthly.

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