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Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees at Mount Pisgah Christian School monitors the success of the school in fulfilling its mission. Trustees select the President and work in partnership with him or her to further the vision. The Board is accountable for the financial well-being of the school, including capital assets, operating budgets, fundraising and endowments.  The composition of the Board reflects a balance of expertise and perspectives needed to achieve the mission of the school.  The Board develops itself through new trustee orientation, ongoing education, and leadership succession planning.

Board of Trustees 

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Joe Gaynor is Chief Legal, Sustainability and Risk Officer for Birla Carbon, a global manufacturer of carbon black, with its world headquarters in Marietta, Georgia. Joe leads a team of professionals responsible for the legal, safety, and environmental matters associated with the company’s sales offices and production facilities in 12 countries and four continents.  Prior to his current position, Joe was the General Counsel for various private and publicly-held pharmaceutical, manufacturing, technology and sales and distribution companies.  Joe is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio and holds a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Miami University and a Juris Doctorate from Emory University School of Law.  He and his family worship at Mount Pisgah Unite Methodist Church. Joe and his wife Courtney have four children who attended Mount Pisgah Christian School: Michael graduated in 2005; Daniel graduated in 2007; Alistair graduated in 2011; and Paris graduated in 2014. The Gaynors feel blessed to have been a part of Mount Pisgah for more than fifteen years.   

 

David Hailey is an attorney in private practice and has served the Atlanta area since 1982. He has been a Partner in the law firm of Mozley, Finlayson & Loggins, LLP since 1990. David received his undergraduate degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his law degree from the University of Georgia. He currently serves as counsel for Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church and its related entities, including Mount Pisgah Christian School. David and his wife Jan have been members of Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church for many years, where he has served in numerous leadership positions and on a variety of committees. Two of their children, Carolyn, class of 2007,and Laura, class of 2012, attended Mount Pisgah Christian School. 

Curtis Hicks is president of Arrowhead Real Estate Advisors, a real estate development and brokerage company. He has spent his entire career in real estate in both national and local firms and graduated from Emory University with a BA degree. He and his family worship at Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church. He has three children who have attended or attend Mount Pisgah Christian School: Katie Luther class of 2007, Grant Hicks class of 2013 and Eve Hicks class of 2023.

Brian Ranck is a Private Banker in the Atlanta office of J.P. Morgan Private Bank. In this role, he is responsible for delivering the firm’s investing, wealth transfer, credit and philanthropic services to high-net-worth clients in the Southeast. Brian worked at BNY Mellon Wealth Management before joining J.P. Morgan in 2012. He began his career over 20 years ago at Robinson-Humphrey, which later became Smith Barney. Brian is an Advisory Board Member for Leadership Ministries, Inc. In the past, he has served as a Board Member of the Atlanta Estate Planning Council, a member of the Finance Committee for Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church, a Board Member of Leadership Ministries, Inc., and the Planned Giving Committee Chair for Visiting Nurse Health System. A native of Atlanta, Brian received his Bachelor’s degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and he has obtained his Certified Financial Planner™ certification. He is a member of Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church. Brian and his wife have three children. His son, Thomas, attends Mount Pisgah Christian School (class of 2021).

Mike Reinsel serves as Executive Director of Rivers of the World (ROW), an international organization that partners with remote communities in five countries to anchor healthy, sustainable communities of faith in Jesus Christ. As a long-time Board member, and now Executive Director of ROW, Mike has led over 30 mission trips to many of the Rivers of the World mission outposts, and he has traveled the world on behalf of international development and Christian missions. Prior to serving at ROW, Mike founded Floorworks in 1995 with a desire to honor God in the business environment and has also answered the call to several ministry roles including serving as Executive Pastor at Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church and as CEO of Apartment Life, a Dallas-based apartment ministry. Mike and his wife Christina have three children who are all graduates of MPCS; Eric, Michael, and Carly, and one grandchild, Jake Thomas Seigler.

Doug Williams is the CEO of Cotiviti where he focuses on driving value for clients through continual advancements in solutions to the market and the internal capabilities of the organizations he’s led. He was CEO of iHealth Technologies when it was founded in 2001 and now carries on his leadership at the helm of Cotiviti. Doug also held strategic positions at Magellan Specialty Health, Vivra and CIGNA Healthcare. Doug received a BSBA from Appalachian State University. He and his family worship at Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church. Doug and his wife Dianne have two daughters: Ashley who is a 2015 graduate and Brittany who is a 2009 graduate.

 

Reverend Steve Wood is the Lead Pastor of Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church (MPUMC). Steve attended Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, where he received the Master of Divinity degree. Upon graduation, Steve was appointed Pastor of Red Oak UMC in College Park and planted the New Covenant UMC in Douglasville. Prior to his appointment at MPUMC in 2007, Steve was appointed Senior Pastor of Sugar Hill UMC in Gwinnett County where he served for ten years. Steve currently serves on the boards of the General Council on Finance and Administration for the UMC, The Confessing Movement, and is past Chair of the Asbury Seminary Advisory Council.  He was one of clergy delegates elected to the world gathering of the General Conference of the United Methodist Church representing the North Georgia Conference in 2008, 2012, 2016, and 2019. Steve and his wife of thirty-three years, LeAnne, have four children who have attend Mount Pisgah: Lauren (’08), Lacey (’11), Layne (’17) and Steven, Jr. (’20). Steve has served on the MPCS Board since 2007.

Beth Tanzy worked as a Certified Public Accountant for KPMG and as an Investor Relations Specialist for Coca-Cola.  She has served in many volunteer roles at MPCS including the Pisgah Parents board and the Pisgah Arts board.  She is an active member at Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church and has sat on the Pastor Parish Relations Committee and the Finance Committee.  She is also a covenant group leader and is co-director of Camp Lighthouse, a Christian camp for underprivileged children.  Beth and her husband, Matt, have 3 children who are Alpha-Omega students – Allison, a 2013 graduate, Mitchell, a 2015 graduate and Olivia, who will graduate in 2020.  

Having graduated HS from Trinity Christian Academy in Jacksonville Fl, Michael understands first hand the importance of a Christian education.  He went on to receive a B.B.A in Corporate Finance degree from the University of North Florida while working as a supervisor for United Parcel Service.  After graduation, Michael worked seventeen years in a career at Georgia Pacific in finance, operations, and SAP software implementation.  Michael founded Abidance Healthcare in 2007 and retired in 2015.

Michael is married to Julie and has a son, Jake, (class of 2018 ) and daughter, Jenna, (class of 2024) who both attend MPCS.  He is a member of the finance and advancement committees at MPCS.  He and his family worship at North Point Community Church.  Michael enjoys to travel, fish offshore, scuba dive, sail, and weight-lift.