ZCA School Board
The Zion Christian Academy School Board utilizes policy governance as its model of oversight and management of the school and its sole employee, the Head of School. The purpose of the School Board, on behalf of God as our Ultimate Owner, the Zion Presbyterian Church Session, and fellow-stewards of our community clearly committed to the Ends of Zion Christian Academy, is to ensure that appropriate results are achieved.
The ZCA School Board is a self-perpetuating body comprised of 7 individuals. Individual members serve a 2-year term and are able to serve up to three consecutive terms before they are required to roll off for a minimum of one year. Three members are derived from the Zion Presbyterian Church community and the other four members must represent four different church communities in the area.
School Board (2021-2022)
Tyler Taylor, Chair
Tyler and his wife, Leigh Ann, have been at ZCA since 2014. Their oldest son graduated in 2019 and they have two daughters currently attending ZCA, a rising senior and a rising 7th grader. Tyler has been on the Board since 2016 and currently serves as the Chair of the Board. Tyler works at Maury Regional Health and he and his family attend Zion Presbyterian Church.
Debbie Allen has been cultivating minds and instilling character in her students since 2000 when she first started teaching at ZCA. Not only did she take pride in her pupils’ scholastic accolades, but she also worked to ensure that their Christian walks flourished as well. Up until she retired in 2016, she played an active role in her students’ lives by being present in and outside of the classroom. On any given Friday night to this day, you may hear her cheering on the Eagles from the bleachers or see her filling in as a substitute teacher! Mrs. Allen is an active member at Mt. Joy Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Dan is currently the family pastor of Community Baptist Church in Spring Hill, Tennessee. He has over 15 years of experience in various youth, young adult, and family ministries. Dan is passionate about Christian education for both his own family and for the generations to come. He and his family have been part of Zion Christian Academy for over 3 years and desire to help raise young people who are ready and prepared for God’s calling in their lives. His passion is to see God’s kingdom advanced and to see lives transformed for the Glory of Christ.
Mark with his wife Cheryl have had 3 children go to Zion K-12 covering a span of 21 consecutive years. Cheryl also served on the faculty for 13 years with time spent on both elementary and secondary campuses. “We are very thankful for the role ZCA has played in our family life and hope to see her ministry not only survive but thrive.”
Paul Joiner is the senior pastor of Zion Presbyterian Church. He has been a part of the Zion community for over 13 years and fervently believes in the importance of Christian education. He and his wife, Jill, have three children with the two oldest as alumni of ZCA.
Jennifar has a passion for children receiving an excellent education that is thoroughly college-prep with a Christian worldview. Of utmost importance is her desire to help students develop a deep and personal pursuit of Jesus Christ. Jennifar and her husband, Ryan, have three children, of whom one is an alumnus of ZCA and two currently enrolled in the upper school.
Buck and his wife, Lesa, have enjoyed God’s blessings at ZCA for over 30 years from multiple perspectives. As parents of alumni (2 kids, both K-12), teacher (Lesa, K4), coach (Buck, football), and board member (Buck), we’ve seen God’s faithfulness to use this ministry as a compliment to our home and church life.