Board of Directors

  • Andy Bulluck
    Andy Bulluck Chairperson
  • Dan Tallacksen
    Dan Tallacksen Treasurer
  • Michael Barracato
    Michael Barracato Secretary
  • Tommy Christian
    Tommy Christian
  • Bob Gunter
    Bob Gunter
  • Nancy Kim
    Nancy Kim
  • Brock Pearson
    Brock Pearson
  • Konrad Pienaar
    Konrad Pienaar
  • Shawnalee Shaw
    Shawnalee Shaw
  • Matt Van Tuinen
    Matt Van Tuinen

CHA Association

All current CHA parents, administrators, full-time and part-time faculty, and full-time staff are members of the Christian Heritage Academy Association. Key responsibilities of the Association include the election of nominated candidates to the Board of Directors, approval of the annual budget, and other matters as they may arise. Members of the Association may also be invited to serve on various committees and commissions as established by the Board of Directors.

The Association typically meets twice per year (fall and spring) when the Board of Directors reports on the state of the school and brings items before the Association for their vote. Christian Heritage Academy recommends that all employees and at least one parent per household attend the Association meetings.


CHA Board of Directors is the governing body of the school. The nine to fifteen Board members annually elect officers to serve as Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Treasurer, and Secretary. Members of the Board also serve as chairs and members of various committees and commissions. The Head of School is an ex-officio member of the Board and  acts as executive adviser and administrative leader of the school.

CHA’s bylaws spell out the primary functions of the Board:

“The affairs, business and all legal matters of the Corporation shall be managed by its Board of Directors, including responsibility for strategic planning, policy making, fundraising, budget oversight, spiritual leadership and directing the Head of School. The Board of Directors shall help set the spiritual tone for the school. Members of the Board of Directors shall individually and corporately pray for the administration, faculty, staff, parents and children of the school. They will be inclined to prayer, ever mindful of their own dependence upon God for His grace and wisdom manifest in their leadership.”

The Board of Directors meets regularly to review the direction and accomplishments of CHA and to act in accordance with the school’s bylaws. Committees of the Board, chaired by a current Board member,  either report recommendations to the Board or act on the Board’s behalf  as permitted by their charters. Commissions and task forces established by the Board and/or Head of School are advisory groups and provide recommendations and advice for review and consideration.

The Board is not typically a communications channel or advocate for Association Members in their interactions with the Administration and Faculty. For questions, comments, or issues, Members are encouraged to directly engage appropriate members of the Administration and Faculty, as per the school’s Matthew 18 Policy. In the rare event that the Matthew 18 process is exhausted and does not yield a mutually-satisfactory resolution, Members may discuss the matter further with the Board Chair.

All actions of the Board, committees, and the Association are subject to CHA’s Bylaws as well as applicable laws and state mandates as applicable to private schools.

Copies of CHA’s Bylaws and specific policies  are available upon request through the CHA office.