Regent Board | Plymouth Christian Academy
The Regent Board at Plymouth Christian Academy has the responsibility and authority for the establishment, function, and maintenance of PCA’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 at PCA 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.
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).
Meet The Regent Board
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.
Neal Murrin received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA in 1984. Following that, he was commissioned as an Officer in the US Air Force and assigned to US Space Command. While serving in the Air Force, he completed a Master of Science degree in Space Operations in 1996 from Webster University in Colorado Springs, CO. He met his wife, Gina, an Air Force Officer and Navigator, while they were both serving on active duty. After separating from military service in 1997, they came to Michigan and Neal began working as the Production Manager for a pre-cast concrete manufacturing business. After the sale of that business in 2015, Neal went to work for Sylvan Learning Center in Canton, MI as a Homework Support Instructor, where he continues to teach math and science to students ranging from 5th grade to college.
Neal has served in the church in many roles, including as a Deacon, as the Superintendent of Adult Education, and as an Adult Bible Fellowship Teacher. He and Gina have been members of Calvary Baptist Church since 2019, where he serves as an Elder and teaches an Adult Bible Fellowship Class, and she teaches a women’s Bible study class.
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
Barb and her husband Tim have been members of Calvary Baptist for 7 years. Their son Caleb is enrolled in PCA and is currently in 5th grade.
Rick Wright and his wife Lori are recent members of Calvary Baptist Church. Rick has almost 20 years of experience in both public and Christian education. He has three degrees in the field of education including a Bachelor of Science from Oakland University, and two Masters Degrees from Eastern Michigan University; and was a teacher in public schools and a K-12 principal in a Christian school.
Rick is also an inventor and has four US patents. He currently owns and operates his own business called Sani-Zorb Products, LLC, for the last 17 years. Rick has a wonderful wife, two children, seven grandchildren, and two great grand children who he loves very much. He has also been very blessed to serve in various church ministries for over 50 years including music director, pianist, choir director, deacon, Sunday School teacher, and elder.