John-and-Alice_lk-editI am so honored by the welcome my wife Alice and I have received from the Portsmouth Christian Academy community. It is a great blessing to join this vibrant group of people who are committed to the quest for academic excellence and the growth of PCA.

Coming from Korea, I am very much aware of the global nature of our task and I am personally devoted to preparing our young people to serve God and others throughout the world. The high academic standards, leadership skills, and service orientation instilled in our students is underscored by the incredible sense of calling among our faculty and staff. I am thankful to God for this incredible opportunity to serve here in Dover.

I hope that you will join us in our mission to prepare students for a life of Christian commitment and service to family, church, community, country, and the world.

John Engstrom, Ed.D., Head of School


COL Michael D. Runey to begin as new Head of School in 2019-2020

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of COL Michael D. Runey as Portsmouth Christian Academy’s next Head of School, beginning in August 2019. The sixth Head of School in our history since being founded as Bethel Christian Academy in 1979, Mike is a 27-year veteran of the U.S. Army, currently a Colonel serving as Chief of Army Concepts Division in Fort Eustis, Virginia.  Mike brings an impeccable record of not only military but also educational leadership, having taught at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point for three years and at Penn State for two years. Mike is married to Christy, and they have four children, Sarah (24), Rebekah (20), Peter (18) and Caleb (15). Mike recently had the pleasure of speaking with Mike Pomp at WTSN about PCA and Christian education in New Hampshire. Listen to the interview.
Get regular up-dates from our incoming HOS here: A Word from Mike Runey
Read Mike Runey’s BIO HERE.