The Regent Board has the responsibility and authority for the establishment, function, and maintenance of Plymouth Christian Academy’s programs and fiscal matters. They are guided by the Deacon Board of Calvary Baptist Church as they establish formal policies for the well-being of PCA. The Regent Board is comprised of mature Christians, two-thirds of which are Calvary Baptist Church members and one-third who attend other churches. Each Regent Board member has a passion for the mission of Plymouth Christian Academy and is dedicated to their service to PCA for God’s glory. If you would like to share a comment or concern with the Regent Board, please feel free to email them at

Regents are not involved in the day-to-day activities of the school but instead are charged with ensuring that the PCA Superintendent is delivering on Regent Board expectations while remaining compliant with Regent Board policies. Each year, the Regent Board reviews and updates a rolling 5-year strategic plan that we refer to as the PCA “20:20 Vision” (at present it encompasses key strategies for the 5-year timeframe for school years starting 2017-2021). The updated 20:20 Vision, with newly-added items appearing in italicized font can be found by clicking HERE.

Meet the Regent Board

PCA Mike Warmbier
Michael WarmbierRegent Board Chair

Michael Warmbier, PCA Class of 1987, was attending PCA the first year it opened in 1976. Following graduation, Michael attended Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana pursuing a degree in Computer Technology. Since 1991, Michael has been in the computer consulting industry and has worked for large-scale consulting companies. He is now a member of Kinetix, an IT Consulting company providing IT Consulting Services for small to medium-sized businesses. Over the past 15 years, Michael has also been involved in local politics and has held local elected trustee positions, as well as planning commission and zoning board chair positions.

After being away from the area for nearly 30 years, Michael and his family returned to Plymouth in 2015 to be close to family and to have an opportunity for his kids to have the same Christian education he received. Michael’s wife Melissa is the assistant to Ryan Batson, the Elementary Principal at PCA and their children Eva and Faith are PCA high school students.

PCA York Moore
York MooreRegent Board Chair

R. York Moore is an artistically gifted speaker, a revivalist, and abolitionist. He serves as National Evangelist for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship USA. He is the author of Do Something Beautiful: The Story of Everything and a Guide to Your Place in It, Growing Your Faith by Giving it Away, and Making All Things New: God’s Dream for Global Justice. R. York Moore became a Christian from Atheism while studying philosophy at the University of Michigan. He has a degree in Philosophy from the University of Michigan and an MA in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. He lives in Canton with his wife and 3 children who have all attended PCA. For more information about R. York Moore, visit and follow him on social media channels @yorkmoore.

PCA Kelly Rich
Kelly RichRegent Member

Kelly and her husband, Rich, are members of Calvary Baptist Church. She received a BS in Secondary Education from Eastern Michigan University and taught high school English at PCA. She currently stays home with their daughters, but is still involved at PCA and enjoys substitute teaching. Kelly is passionate about encouraging students in their walk with the Lord.

PCA Rob Askew
Rob AskewRegent Member

Rob Askew has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Wayne State University, a Graduate Certificate in Information Assurance Management and an MS in Information Systems from Lawrence Technological University. He currently works for General Motors as an IT Systems Analyst.

Rob and his wife Sheree are members of Calvary Baptist Church and their twins, Hannah and Noah, are enrolled in the PCA class of 2020 having attended since pre-school. He is also a PCA alumni and a testament to Christian education attending Temple Christian School (K-11) and then graduating from Plymouth Christian Academy in 1991.

“Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

PCA Lisa Waters
Lisa WatersRegent Member

Lisa Waters holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s Degree in Social Work with a concentration on K-12 Education and Mental Health, from Wayne State University. She is a school social worker in Westland, MI. Lisa and her husband, who is a school principal in the Pontiac community, are avid supporters of Christian Academics. As educators, they both understand the importance and vital significance of Christ-centered principles, as the backbone of educational development. Lisa and Sean have three children. Two daughters, DeSean and Bailey, and a son, Cameron. Bailey is a 1st-grade student at Plymouth Christian Academy.

PCA Michael Joseph
Michael JosephRegent Member

Michael (Mike) Joseph, is a Talent Acquisition Specialist with Infor Global Solutions, an International Software organization. Mike was involved with PCA at its inception, serving in a variety of volunteer roles, including the Board of Regents, serving one term as its Chairman.

Mike had three children who attended Plymouth Christian and has a grandson, Tyler who is in the 11th grade. Mike has a passion and heart for PCA and Christian education, and is currently involved in the Step-Up Student Leadership initiative. He is honored to be able to serve in this very important ministry which is helping to equip our students to use their God-given talents to influence their world for Christ.

PCA Jon Jipping
Jon JippingRegent Member

Jon Jipping is serving for the third time on the PCA Board of Regents. Both of Jon’s and his wife Lisa’s sons, Eric and Daniel, have graduated from PCA. Jon earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Calvin College and a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Michigan. Currently, Jon is the Chief Operating Officer at ITC Holdings, headquartered in Novi. He has been with the company since its formation in 2003 and has held a variety of executive management and leadership positions. With a family tradition of education (Jon’s father was a high school teacher and his brother is a college professor) one of his goals in serving on the Regent Board is to see each student have an outstanding Christian education.

PCA Dennis Collins
Dennis CollinsRegent Member

Dennis Collins, Ford management retiree, and his wife, Barbara, have been members of Calvary Baptist Church since 2010. Dennis and Barbara were blessed with two sons, Gregory and Stephen, who both attended Plymouth Christian Academy during the late 1970’s. This is Dennis’ first term serving on the PCA Regent Board. “Bless the Lord, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits.” Psalm 103:1-2

Robert ChapmanRegent Member

Robert and his wife, Nancy, are members of Calvary Baptist Church. The Chapmans have three children who have attended Plymouth Christian Academy. This is his first time serving on the PCA Regent Board.

PCA Ashea Tuggle

Ashea TuggleRegent Board Member

Ashea, her husband ,Lanier, along with their two daughters have been members of Calvary Baptist for over six years. The family works in several ministries within the church but their proudest accomplishment to date is working as a family unit, sharing the love of Christ within ABC’s in the D working with Calvary alongside Central Detroit Christian. Her oldest daughter is currently a sophomore at Plymouth Christian Academy, while her younger daughter is in her last year of middle school. They love how Christian education has partnered with their family and affirms their teachings at home as well as at church.

Although Ashea was raised in Acworth, GA she went back to her hometown of South Bend, IN where she earned a BA in Mgmt. Information Systems from the University of Notre Dame. Information Technology is where Ashea has spent most of her career but within the last several years has been working in Global Business as a Project Manager for General Motors.

She is honored to be working alongside such a talented group of individuals who have come together for a purpose to strengthen the biblical perspective of our young people.

Tom BurgerRegent Board Member

Tom was born and raised in western Pennsylvania. After earning a BS in mechanical engineering from Penn State, he moved to southeast Michigan to work for Ford. He currently works at FCA as a drivability and emissions control software calibrator.

Tom and his wife Leah strongly believe in the importance of Christian education. They have always sent their three children to Christian schools, and they moved to Canton in 2014 specifically to enroll them at PCA. They began attending Calvary about a year later and soon became members. This is Tom’s first year on the Regent Board.

Eric HayRegent Board Member