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.
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
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. His grandson graduated in June 2019 and he has a granddaughter in preschool. Mike has a passion and heart for PCA and Christian education. 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.
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. 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.