Board of Directors

The Trimont Christian Academy's Board of Directors is a group of leaders designated to help lead TCA by making short and long term decisions, setting policy, managing school finances, and aiding in the building of a sense of community among TCA families. Our Board is currently made up of four members, but they are always looking to expand. Our Board meets every third Thursday of the month, August through May. They can be reached at board@trimont-academy.org. 

Kelly Wilson

Board President

How long have you and your family been involved at TCA? 11 years


What is your connection with TCA? We have had 1 child attend TCA from preschool through 8th grade. We have another child still attending along the same plan.


Why is Christian Education so important to you and your family? We feel that the same emphasis that is put on academia should be placed upon learning about Jesus Christ and His Word.


Favorite Bible Story? Paul's Conversion


Favorite Bible Verse? Philippians 4:6

Cara Smith

Board Secretary

How long have you and your family been involved at TCA? 6 years


What is your connection at TCA? Our oldest started attending preschool

at Trimont 6 years ago. She is currently in 4th grade.


Why is Christian Education so important to you and your family? Our children are going to be educated away from our home for seven hours each day during the school year. It is incredibly important to us that that time away be spent with people that share our values. In a Christian school they are taught the love of Jesus, the power of the Holy Spirit, and the grace of God in every part of their day! Just as crucial, my daughter is SHOWN what that looks like by the teachers and staff. What could possibly be more important than that?


Favorite Bible Story? My favorite Bible story really depends on what I'm studying at the time. Currently, the story of Esther is my favorite because it highlights God's sovereign provision for an entire NATION through the obedience of a simple girl.


Favorite Bible Verse? Isaiah 43:1-3, 19

Scott Zuiderveen

Board Member

How long have you and your family been involved at TCA? 11 years


What is your connection with TCA? All of our kids have been students at TCA. In 2007, we enrolled our oldest son in Kindergarten. He graduated last year as an 8th grader. The youngest two children are still currently enrolled (7th grade, 3rd grade).


Why is Christian Education so important to you and your family? Without a doubt, we want our kids to be taught, trained and raised with a Christian worldview. We want them to be fully equipped to carry out whatever it is God has them do in life.


Favorite Bible Story? The Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30) 


Favorite Bible Verse? Ephesians 6:13

Tom Nahlen

Board Member

How long have you been involved at TCA? 4 years


How are you connected with TCA? Originally, I became connected with TCA as the pastor of a family who's child was and still is enrolled at TCA. I also had a teacher in my congregation that taught at TCA.


Why is Christian Education so important to you? I believe Christian Education is important because as a father it is my responibility to ensure my children are taught the truth of God's Word and protected from ungodly influence.


Favorite Bible Story? The Story of Abraham


Favorite Bible Verse? Colossians 1:13-14