Board of Directors
The policy making group of FCA is its Board of Directors. Qualifications for membership to the board of Directors are:
- All members of the Board of Directors shall be actively involved in the ministry of FCA for at least one year and be current members of the Association.
- All Board members shall have the necessary competencies to credibly discharge the responsibilities of the office of a director.
- All members of the Board of Directors shall be faithful members in good standing in one of the area’s fundamental churches.
- Each board member shall subscribe in writing that he/she is in full and complete agreement with Articles II and III of this constitution. If at any time the board member no longer agrees with Articles II and III of this constitution, he/she will voluntarily withdraw from the board of directors.
Board members serve on one or more of the following standing committees:
- Finance Committee
- Building Committee
- Education Committee
- Development and Public Relations Committee
- Spiritual Life Committee
Board Member Bios
Mr. Grant Pryseski – Chairman
Mr Pryseski works for the regional Corporate office of Subway Restaurants where he oversees the training of Corporate staff and Franchisees. Mr Pryseski and his wife Kimberly, who teaches first grade at FCA, have two children attending FCA: Kourtney and Connor. Mr Pryseski currently serves on the Development and Public Relations committee. The Pryseski’s are members at Fellowship Bible Church in Shenandoah Junction, WV.
“Kim and I always desired to send our kids to a Christian school. But we found so much more than just a Christian school here at Faith Christian Academy. We found Faculty and Staff not only dedicated to teaching a Biblical worldview, but partnering with us in reinforcing the Christian values and personal relationship with our Savior Jesus Christ to our kids.”
Mrs. Loriann Main
Mrs. Main joined the board in 2010 and also currently serves on the Finance Committee. She is the wife of Charlie Main. The Mains currently attend IBC as they are preparing to join IBC's upcoming church plant, Grace Church. Mr. & Mrs. Main's son, Tyler, is a 2019 graduate of Faith Christian Academy. He began attending in 1st Grade. Mrs. Main is a Registered Nurse at the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg and works in the Primary Care-Mental Health Integration Program. She considers it an honor to serve those who have bravely served our great country.
Mrs. Main has always said: “I love our school! There are so many wonderful things I could say about it. If I had to choose my favorite thing, it would be that each morning as we drop our son off at school, we feel that we are leaving him with family." Now that Tyler has graduated, she adds "If we had to do it over again, Tyler, Charlie and I agree with 100% certainty, that we would definitely send him to Faith again!"
Mr. Rob Spiker – Treasurer
Rob was born and raised in Martinsburg. He is a graduate of Musselman High School and Shepherd University with a BS in Economics and Business Administration. Rob and his wife Christa have two children, Ryan (6) and Emma (3). Ryan is currently a 1st grader at Faith and Emma starts pre-kindergarten in the fall of 2015. Rob accepted Jesus as his Savior at age 23 and now serves at Independent Bible Church on the praise team and deacon board. Rob is a multiple line insurance agent with the American National Family of Companies.
Mr. Kurt Tiegs - Secretary
Mr. Tiegs serves on the Building Committee. He attends Independent Bible Church. His wife, Ramona, is the Pre-K teacher. They have three children that graduated from Faith and then went on to graduate from college. Mr. Tiegs co-owns Alio Home Improvements and Mountaineer Kitchens and Baths. Mr. Tiegs Says,” FCA has been a blessing to our family in many ways. I am thankful for the Biblical world-view that is taught and teachers that have been more than just teachers to our girls, they have been their mentors.”
Mr. Jeff Michael
Mr. Michael serves as the chair of the Building Committee. Mr. Michael attends Independent Bible Church. He and his wife Kelly (5th grade teacher) have 2 boys attending FCA: Joseph, and Jared. A third son, Jacob, graduated from Faith in 2010 and is now attending WVU.
“At FCA my wife and I know that our children are receiving a quality education based upon Biblical principals. They also benefit socially from the Christian atmosphere at the school.”
Mrs. Stacy Boyles
Stacy and her husband Cliff were married in 2010. They have two daughters at FCA, Katilynn and Sarah. Stacy graduated from Shepherd University in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in accounting. The Boyles are members of Covenant Church. Stacy is employed at Covenant Church as the Office Administrator.
Mr. Jeff Dugger – Vice Chairman
Jeff was born and raised in Martinsburg. After attending college in Philadelphia, he and his wife, Chrissy, returned to raise their two sons. Zachary and Maxwell both attend FCA. Jeff accepted Christ as his Savior at the age of 8 and now serves at Westview Baptist Church as a deacon, high school Sunday school teacher, and sound tech. Jeff has a BS in Biomedical Engineering and an MBA in Entrepreneurship. He is employed at Trex in Winchester as a Senior Manager of Advanced Manufacturing Engineering.
Mrs. Melissa Bates
Mrs. Bates is a Berkeley County resident. She is married to Dennis Bates and they have two children, Olivia and Mallory. She has a School Nurse Certification from Bluefield College, BS in Nursing from Shepherd University and her Masters in Nursing Care Management. She attends Westview Baptist Church.
Her key scripture is "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7
Mr. William "Will" Burner
Will is from Shepherdstown and has lived in the Eastern Panhandle most of his life. Will has been married to Blythe, who is also from Jefferson County, for 12 years. They have two children, Liam and Elliott, who both attend Faith. Will has a B.S. from Liberty University and attended law school at WVU. He is a member of the bar in good standing in WV, VA, and DC. Will is a member of the Church at Martinsburg. There he serves as the director of community groups and leads a group that meets on Tuesday evenings. Will also serves on the Development & Public Relations Committee at FCA.
Since first visiting the school, Will and Blythe knew that’s where they wanted their children to attend. Having been a part of the FCA family for nearly three years now, Will regularly witnesses the effect that a Christian education has on his children. Seeing the impact the school has made on his family, in part, propelled Will’s desire to serve and support Faith. After talking with his wife and seeking the Lord’s guidance in prayer, Will has humbly submitted his willingness to serve on the board of directors.
Mrs. Linda Michael – Administrative Assistant to the Board
Linda Michael is married and has two children who graduated from FCA. She grew up in Altoona, PA and graduated from Lancaster Bible College with a bachelors of science degree in Bible and Christian education. Prior to her work at FCA, she served in various clerical and administrative assistant positions including four years as a Christian education assistant in a Virginia church. Her work at FCA began in 1986 as a part-time bookkeeper; but in 1995 she accepted a new position as an administrative assistant to the FCA Board of Directors, a position which she still holds.