Board of Directors
- Mr. Brian Cich, Chairman of the Board
- Mr. Donald Barnes, PE, Vice Chair
- Mr. Duane Reiff
- Mrs. Kimberly Webb Lague, Treasurer
- Mr. Andy Mydock, Secretary
- Mr. Don Hearing, Chairman of Finance Committee
- Mr. Michael Hass
- Mr. Brenton Hood
- Mrs. Courtney Lemansey
- Mr. Mark Mestrovich
- Dr. Joe Kloba, Chairman of the Board, Emeritus
Rendina Healthcare Real Estate - Chief Operating Officer
B.A., English, The Ohio State University and J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Brian oversees all operations and development and construction projects nationwide for Rendina Healthcare Real Estate. Prior to joining Rendina, he was a partner with a law firm in Canton, Ohio where his practice focused on real estate law, commercial loan and financing transactions, land use, development and construction.
Along with his family, Brian is a member of Christ Fellowship Church where he and his wife, Katie, served as leaders in the ReEngage Marriage Ministry and Prep for Marriage classes. He and his family have served on missions to Haiti, and he has served as a volunteer leader for Christ Fellowship's annual Belle Glade student mission trip. Brian also currently serves on the Board of Directors for MyClinic and the Abacoa Property Owners’ Assembly. Brian and Katie reside in Jupiter with their three daughters, Lauren, Catherine and Emerson.
Senior Vice President of Land Development for Toll Brothers, Inc.
Bachleor of Science in Civil Engineering, North Carolina State University
Professional Engineer in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Michigan; Certified General Contractor in Florida.
Mr. Barnes has worked for 27+ years in the engineering and development industries. He spent 6 years in civil engineering design, 4 in commercial development, and the last 17+ in residential development for Toll Brothers, Inc. His duties with Toll include the management, supervision, & training of internal staff along with giving oversite to land planners, engineers, attorneys, & contractors during the land acquisition, permitting & design/build processes of luxury home communities & golf courses throughout the southeast United States. Donald is also part of the Mergers & Acquisition team which is responsible for identifying and analyzing builders across the United States for potential purchase.
Donald has also worked with/on various fundraising and research organizations such as the Lupus Foundation of America, the American Cancer Society & the PBC Gold Star Families Memorial Monument project. He served on the Elder Board for Church in the Farms for 18 years and now serves as an ordained deacon for Family Church in the Farms where he teaches in children’s church and leads an adult bible study.
Raised in a Christian home, Donald came to know the Lord at an early age. He rededicated his life to Christ in the early 1990’s, married Amanda in 1994 and now has two sons, Brian and Eric, who are both graduates of JCS. Donald was privileged to baptize both his sons and the family walks with Christ together.
B.A., International Affairs/Business, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Mr. Reiff was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala. He has traveled to over 40 countries and 5 continents for work, mission trips and fun. While in college, Duane lived in Spain and worked at the United States Embassy in Madrid. His work with IPS Corporation has allowed Duane to travel to 25 – 30 different countries.
Duane and his wife, Amy, have been married since 1995, and are members of Christ Fellowship Church. They have volunteered in God’s Kids for the last several years.
Along with spending time with his wife and their 3 sons, Duane, Michael and Toler, Duane enjoys playing golf and basketball with his boys.
Vice President of Business Management for Webb Builders, LLC.
B.B.A. from Stetson University and M.B.A. from Clemson University; Certified General Contractor in Florida
Mrs. Lague has worked for 25+ years in regulated, construction and health-care industries. For ten years she served as an external consultant providing a broad array of process workflow analysis, design, development and implementation of re-engineering solutions to varied industries including some of the country’s top utility and pharmaceutical companies. During that time she became the Chief Financial Officer and created custom software applications designed to facilitate a stronger organizational integration. Kimberly has spent the past fifteen years overseeing all aspects of the financial and business operations of her family’s established General Contractor business which specializes in the building of elite custom homes in exclusive communities within the area.
Mrs. Lague is a native Floridian who began her personal relationship with the Lord when she was seven years old through the love and guidance of her parents. Having grown up in church as well as attending a local private Christian school from pre-K3 through high school graduation, she brings personal experience and a strong faith-based background which gives her confidence in the vision for Jupiter Christian School. She has been married to her husband, Daniel Lague for over fifteen years and they have a daughter named Hope who attends Jupiter Christian School.
Mrs. Lague considers it a privilege to give back to her community and has given of her time and resources to many local organizations. She has worked as a crisis pregnancy counselor, spent over five years as a Palm Beach County Guardian Ad Litem and currently serves in both the children’s and women’s ministries of Calvary Church of Jupiter. At their request, Kimberly and her daughter, Hope assisted both the Paley Foundation and the Paley Advanced Limb Lengthening Institute by sharing their experiences with doctors and families from around the world who either work with and/or have limb deformities. The Mother / Daughter team have assisted families from multiple countries with their story of how to triumph over adversity and discover the beauty that comes from the challenges we face in life.
The Lagues endeavor to “dance through the storms of life as they strive to realize their hopes and dreams and allow God to fulfill His promise to work all things for their good.”
Account Executive Siemens Healthcare
A.S. Radiography, Indian River College and B.S, Organizational Management, Palm Beach Atlantic University.
Mr. Mydock has worked for 15 years in the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Industries. For 7 years he worked in the hospital providing direct patient care. The past 8 yrs he has worked for Siemens Healthcare in Imaging Equipment sales / marketing. His duties with Siemens include consultation with Healthcare Executives to create strategies that will grow their service lines and improve clinical outcomes. Andy also works with the foundations of two local hospitals.
He developed a passion for Christ at an early age and as a teenager began serving his local church in student and worship ministries. He presently attends Christ Fellowship Church and serves in the student ministry area.
Andy has been married since 1994 to his wife, Susie. Together they are raising four children, Drew, Christian, Will and Rylee, who attend JCS. Among other things, Andy enjoys spending time playing basketball and water sports with his boys.
Owner and Vice President of Cotleur & Hearing Landscape Architects, Land Planners and Environmental Consultants
B.S. Landscape Architecture, University of Florida.
Mr. Hearing is owner and Vice President of Cotleur & Hearing Landscape Architecture with over thirty years of experience in this discipline. He has been practicing in south Florida since 1982.
Mr. Hearing also serves as managing partner of Cotleur & Hearing Investments, a real estate development and acquisition company. He serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce and the Economic
Development Council of Palm Beach County. Additionally, Mr. Hearing is a Director for the PGA Corridor Association and the Lighthouse Center for the Arts as well as a Board member for MyClinic of Jupiter.
In conjunction with his business interests, Mr. Hearing is actively involved in numerous charitable organizations which include Christ Fellowship Church, Palm Beach Community Church, Jupiter Christian School, The Place of Hope and the West Jupiter Tutorial Center to name a few.
Mr. Hearing was raised in south Florida. He is a state of Florida registered landscape architect and honor graduate from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree and is a Certified LEED Accredited Professional. In 2011, the American Institute of Architects recognized Mr. Hearing as Landscape Architect of the Year for Palm Beach County. In 2012, he was the recipient of the Community Leader of the Year Award presented by the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Hearing and his wife, Suzanne, reside in Jupiter, and have been married for twenty-five years. They have three daughters: Ariel graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University in April of 2015 with her Doctorate degree in Pharmacy; Kalee graduated from Jupiter Christian School in 2012 and is currently a senior at the University of Florida; and Alyssa graduated from Jupiter Christian School in 2013 and is currently a junior at Palm Beach Atlantic University.
Founder; Drive Development Partners
B.S. Engineering, Iowa State University.
Finding his niche in Continuing Care Retirement Communities early in his career allowed Michael to become an authority on senior living developments. Since founding Drive Development Partners, he has placed over 1.3 million square feet of development under construction with an additional 1 million square feet to begin construction in the next year. Working with industry-leading companies such as Senior Resource Group, Avanti Senior Living, Prevarian Senior Living, and YourLife. Michael’s projects span California, Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Louisiana, and Florida with plans for new sites in New Mexico, the Mid-Atlantic, and the Pacific Northwest. In his career, Michael has built over 9 million square feet of senior living communities and over a billion dollars of projects of varying types.
Michael’s focus is to champion Drive Development Partners’s projects and create new communities with an eye on future needs of residents and guests. Balancing marketability, capital costs, alternative delivery methods, and changing financial markets is his strength. With an engineering degree from Iowa State and 20 years’ experience in the construction industry, Michael brings an refreshingly practical perspective to the development process. Drawing on his time working with his family in their Midwest construction and development business and his 15 years with The Weitz Company as a Director of Senior Living, Michael has learned development literally from the ground up.
Michael strives to make every project not only successful, but enjoyable for everyone involved. Educating and informing team members on the project to create a lasting and beneficial impact is the most enjoyable part of each development.
Michael grew up in a church-going home but developed a personal relationship with Christ as a young adult. He has served in leadership roles in churches in Illinois and Iowa as well as volunteering here in Florida. His family of five currently attends Calvary Church in Jupiter and all three of his children have attended JCS.
President/Owner of Doctors Professional Consulting Services Inc.
Chief Operating Officer of Ilumed LLC.
Mr. Hood has worked in the healthcare field for over 20 years working in various positions in publicly traded companies to owning and operating his own private company. His main focus has always been to lead with servant leadership and to focus and reflect on Christ through all his deeds and actions.
Brenton has been active in several charities including the Pearl Mae Foundation, a not-for-profit that focusing on helping senior citizens with small grants to help pay for food, medicine, home repairs and many other daily needs. Pearl Mae also offers scholarships to graduating seniors that aspire to continue their education in healthcare or the become first responders. Brenton is also a founding member of the Jupiter Christian annual ESE Christmas ClassicBrenton was raised in a strong Christian family where he came to know Christ at a young age. He was baptized in 1990 shortly after graduating High School. He is married with his wife Michelle Hood for 19 years and has three wonderful children; Meagan, a graduate of JCS, Amanda, a Senior at JCS and Aidan, an 8th grader at JCS.
Owner: Grace Rhys Executive Search
BS. Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University
Courtney is the owner of Grace Rhys Executive Search which specializes in talent management consulting and recruitment for the engineering and architecture industry. She has been in the talent acquisition/recruitment industry for over 19 years. Prior to starting her own firm, Courtney worked for over 13 years as an Associate Vice President in recruitment for HDR, Inc. a global engineering and architecture design firm. She oversaw recruitment teams and key strategic hires for the firm within Power & Energy, Oil & Gas and Environmental Division.
Courtney has been married to her husband Mark for 16 years. They relocated from Atlanta, GA to Jupiter in 2004 and have loved every moment of life in beautiful South Florida. They have two children, Carrigan and Brogan who both attend JCS. As a family, they enjoy spending time together on the weekends boating and keeping busy with their kids' sporting events. Their home church is Calvary Jupiter in Jupiter Farms.
Director; National Performance Manager - Consumer Investments at Bank of America
B.S. Business Administration/Management, University of Central Florida.
Mark has worked in the financial services industry for the last 15 years, leading teams of financial advisors, relationship managers, and branch managers to serve the needs of our communities through financial advice, guidance, and education.In his most current role, Mark works at Bank of America and leads a diverse team of financial solutions advisors across South Florida who work with clients to establish financial goals and create sustainable plans that help them achieve those goals. Through the bank, Mark has also had the opportunity to work with many non-profit organizations to support local education needs, solve for Palm Beach county hunger issues, and reinforce and educate the need for proper support of diversity in our communities and job force.
Mark is a graduate from the University of Central Florida.It was here that he met his wife Pam and found a passion for leading teams and helping others.Upon graduating college, Mark and Pam moved to Jupiter where they married in 2006 and have resided for the last 15 years and grown their family.They have three young children, Gianna, Brianna, and Mark, who all attend JCS.Mark is excited for the opportunity to help provide strategic guidance to the school for the benefit of not only his children, but all of the JCS community.
Mark and his family are members of Christ Fellowship Church, attending regular service at the Jupiter campus and staying active in many small groups and bible studies.During their free time, the family enjoys spending time on the water and any other activity they can do together.
Retired Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Palm Beach Atlantic University, Professor of Psychology
B.S., M.Ed., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Ed. D., University of Rochester; Additional studies, State University of New York at Brockport, University of Arizona in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Dr. Kloba and Roy Rood, Founder of Jupiter Christian School
In his Emeritus role, Dr. Kloba will not be a voting member of the Board of Directors, but may attend Board meetings, at Board request. Additionally, he may be asked to serve as an advisor to the Board and president, and as an ambassador for JCS to the broader community, as determined by the Board.
Dr. Kloba was elected to serve as Chairman of the JCS Board of Directors in January 2010 during a period of transition in the Fall of 2009, following the resignation of the former president. While employed full time at Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBAU), he served, behind the scenes, as un-official JCS head of school from January – June 2010. He supervised the then administrative team via daily telephone meetings in conjunction with a designated on-site coordinator. Holding regularly scheduled individual and group meetings with the JCS leadership staff at PBAU, as well as scheduling all board meetings as breakfast events in the University dining hall, it appeared to many that the two institutions were uniquely connected. He served a similar transition leadership role for three months in 2016.
As Chairman from January 2010 to June 2020 Dr. Kloba was actively involved in the recruitment of four JCS Presidents: Dr. Jim Colman, Mr. Dan Steinfield, Dr. David Breslin and Dr. Seth Cohen. In the Chairman role he served as the direct supervisor and primary coordinator of the work of each president with the Board.
Dr. Kloba initiated the dual enrollment program between JCS and PBAU, which resulted in $4,000 scholarships to each JCS dual enrollment student who elected to attend PBAU. Additionally, the program resulted in the saving of hundreds of thousands of dollars in free college credits earned prior to graduation that were transferrable to any accredited university in the US.
Over Dr. Kloba’s tenure the school enrollment has increased 47%, numerous new and highly qualified staff have been added, the curriculum have been enhanced in both quality and quantity of offerings, spiritual growth and the integration of faith in the curriculum has become a priority, the athletic program has expanded, and the new East campus has been added.
Dr. Kloba has served as a professor, department chair, dean, and vice president at Palm Beach Atlantic, Liberty and Radford Universities. Additionally, he served as a teacher, school counselor coach and administrator in public schools in Pennsylvania and New York, and as a psychiatric health care administrator and a full-time professional association executive.
He is an author of one book, numerous articles and has presented at state, national and international conferences. Having been a member of many non-profit boards over the years, he is currently serving on the Elder Board of Christ Fellowship and the Place of Hope, and the Community Advisory Board for the NRI Institute of Health Sciences.
He and his wife, Sandy have been married since 1967, have one son, Christopher who is married to Dawn, and who have gifted them with their two granddaughters, Gemma Leigh (2015) and Jessie Lynn (2018). In retirement Dr. Kloba continues to serve, as needed, in the role of mentor to young professionals, as a mediator of organizational conflicts, and assists organizations in implementing new initiatives.