Portsmouth Christian Academy is governed by a Board of Directors. Our board members are leaders in Christian education and are all volunteers, serving for a term of three years. The goal of our board is to oversee the strategic direction of the school, bolster its long-term viability, and ensure its compliance with both federal and state non-profit laws and accountability. The board guides the master plan and development of future initiatives, as well as safeguards the school. In addition to being leaders in their respective fields, our board members are men and women of deep, committed Christian faith, and lead ministry efforts beyond PCA in their own right. Individually, and together, our directors endeavor to see PCA and Christian education thrive in the Seacoast as we continue to inspire, educate, and train the next generation of PCA students become young men and women of faith and character, know and move toward the call to follow Christ joyfully and confidently, and go impact God’s world for good.
William (Bill) Bryce is a retired Major Donor Relations Director for World Vision, where he served for more than 38 years. Bill answered the call into the ministry of fundraising in 1977 when he joined the staff of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts as Assistant to the President for Development where he worked until 1984. In the past, Bill has also served on the Boards of Directors for Barnabas Ministries, Straight Ahead Ministries, and Hope Psychological Services, as well as Chairman of the Elders at Faith Community Church in Hopkinton, MA. Bill has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Northeastern University and a Master of Business Administration from Babson College in Wellesley, MA. He and his wife Annette live in New Hampshire, have two adult children and two wonderful grandchildren. Their two children attended Whitinsville Christian School from Kindergarten through Grade 12, during which time Bill served on the first capital campaign the school undertook. Bill has been a long-term advocate for Christian education opportunities in New England and we are thankful to have him on the Board here at Portsmouth Christian Academy.
John Carpentier is an IT Director at Lincoln Financial Group, leading a team of developers to provide payroll and disability reporting to large, national employers. John currently serves as board secretary, having returned to the Board of Directors in 2021 after a brief hiatus. Previously, he served from 2011-2019 in roles as Director, Board Chair, and Secretary. He and his wife Dominique live in Kennebunkport, Maine, and their three adult children are PCA graduates.
Jeffery Clark is a retired attorney residing in South Berwick, Maine. Jeff practiced law in York, Maine, primarily in the fields of real estate and estate planning for 42 years. He attended Bucknell University, graduating in 1977 and obtained a Juris Doctor degree in 1980 from the University of Maine School of Law. He was admitted to the Maine Bar in 1980 and served as Treasurer of the York County Bar Association for many years. He has been active within his community serving on the Boards of Director for the local Historical Society and York Hospital. Jeff is a past president of the York Rotary Club and has served the Town of York as a member of its second Charter Commission and as a member of the Board of Appeals. For many years he served as a Boy Scout leader and coached of a number of youth sports teams. He has also served as an elder of Bethany Church in Greenland, New Hampshire. Jeff lives in South Berwick with his wife, Cathy and their chocolate lab, Pickett; he has three children, two step-children and twelve grandchildren.
Mark Geil is a Sales Engineer with Robinson Sales, Inc. In this role, he facilitates the production, delivery, and efficient use of electrical energy throughout ME, NH and MA. Mark and his wife, Heidi, have had their children at PCA since Kindergarten, with their youngest just graduating in 2013. Mark recently concluded nine years of service as a member of the Board of Directors, the last two being in the position of Chairman. After a one-year hiatus from board service, Mark was asked to re-join the board, bringing a historical perspective to the transition planning for the incoming Head of School.
Anders Lund, Ph.D. is a husband, father, son and a follower of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is employed by SynLogic, as Senior Director: Head of Analytical Development. In his role he leads a team of scientists working on the development of bio-pharmaceutical therapeutics. Anders has attended North Dakota State University, and obtained a BS in Chemistry; Purdue University, and obtained a doctorate in Medicinal Chemistry from the School of Pharmacy. Anders is usually found on campus with a camera in his hands. He is married to Marcia Lund, and has three boys, all who graduated from PCA.
Brian Marquis is a Principal at Helms & Company where he provides consultative services to healthcare providers and manages physician-owned businesses. He enjoys helping provider groups improve their operations and financial performance. Brian has a Master’s of Science in Health Care Leadership from Dartmouth College, as well as a Master’s Degree in Health Administration and Bachelor’s Degree in Health Management & Policy from the University of New Hampshire. He has served as Treasurer of the Board for Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester and as President of the Board of Tuck Woods Homeowners’ Association and is currently a member of MGMA. He also devotes time to teaching and coaching basketball to PCA student-athletes and with other youth basketball programs in the seacoast area of New Hampshire. Brian attends Durham Evangelical Church and lives in Lee, NH with his wife, Nicole and two children.
Suzie Noronha serves as Director of Charitable Giving at Turbocam International. Turbocam is a family owned manufacturing company in Barrington, NH, started by Suzie’s husband of 34 years, Marian Noronha. Suzie received her B.A. in anthropology and sociology from Dartmouth College, and her teaching certification in NH and VT for K-8th grade. In addition to supporting Marian in his entrepreneurial and missional calling, Suzie homeschooled their five sons over the course of 19 years. She has served on the Boards of Young Life (Seacoast) and Boy Scout Troop 23 in Strafford, served as a core leader with Community Bible Study, counseled at the Seacoast Crisis Pregnancy Center, and volunteers at her local library. Suzie and Marian live in Madbury and are members of New Frontiers Church in Portsmouth.
Leanne Pellerin currently serves as the US Director of Medical Mission International, a small Christian non-profit in the US and Canada that supplies free medical care and encourages the local churches in various communities. Leanne began volunteering with MMI in 2009, traveling to and helping the people of Peru, Mali, Burkina Faso and Togo, then transitioned to the role of US Director in May 2017. In additional to her work with MMI, Leanne is also a wife, mother and local business owner. Leanne and her husband, Brian, own Cutter Family Properties in Rollinsford, NH where they own mill buildings filled with local businesses and artisans. She is also a graduate of PCA, class of 1998, as well as parent of a class of 2020 PCA alumna. Leanne has volunteered in many roles over the years at PCA, and is honored to currently serve on the Board of Directors.
Bob Strodel is currently the Executive Director of Christian Camps and Conferences, Inc. in Alton, NH where he has worked for the past 24 years. Known for its robust programs, this is the largest Christian camping organization in New England. Bob holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Wheaton College, a Master of Business Administration from Florida Institute of Technology, as well as a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology. He served on PCA’s Board of Directors from 2001 to 2010 and was asked to rejoin the Board in 2018. Prior to his tenure at PCA, he served for five years as Board Secretary at Cornerstone Christian Academy in Ossipee, NH. Bob and his wife, Debbie, currently live in Wolfeboro, NH and are the parents of PCA alumni from classes 2005 and 2008.
Dan Tymann is Executive Vice President for Enrollment at Gordon College in Wenham, MA. Dan received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University in 1981. From 1981 to 2005 he led manufacturing and engineering organizations for AT&T, Lucent Technologies and Cisco Systems. At Gordon, over his 18-year career, he has had responsibility for providing leadership for Admissions, Development, Legal, Institutional Planning, Career Services, Student Financial Services, Global Strategy and Programs, Student Life, Church Relations, Advising and Academic Support, and specific donor relationships. His greatest joy is mentoring students! He lives in Newbury, MA with his wonderful wife Andrea, their daughter Sarah, her husband Chris and two grandchildren (Samuel and Elizabeth).
The induction of additional board members takes place annually in August.
If you would like to contact a Board member, please call 603.742.3617, Ext. 101.