Board of Directors
- Dr. Joe Kloba, Chairman of the Board
- Mr. Brian Cich, Vice Chairman
- Mr. Duane Reiff, Chairman of the Finance Committee
- Mrs. Kimberly Webb Lague, Treasurer
- Mr. Andy Mydock, Secretary
- Mr. Donald Barnes, PE
- Mr. Don Hearing
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. Joe Kloba is from a small coal-mining town 20 miles east of Pittsburgh, Pa. He attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he received his BS in January 1967 (Spanish language and culture & psychology) and M.Ed. in May 1967 (Counseling). In May 1975 he received his Ed.D. (Counseling) from the University of Rochester. He also studied in the University of Arizona in Guadalajara, Mexico, and obtained certification as a principal and superintendent from the State University of New York at Brockport.
Dr. Kloba retired as Provost and Chief Academic officer after serving at Palm Beach Atlantic University for 19 years on May 31, 2014. He came to PBA in August 1995 to provide leadership to the newly established graduate counseling psychology program. After serving for three years in that role he was appointed associate provost in August 1998 to provide leadership in the areas of graduate studies, online learning and faculty mentoring. For the period 1998-2003 he continued to serve on a half-time basis as leader of the graduate counseling psychology program as well as associate provost, until assuming the role of provost & chief academic officer in August of 2003.
In the 11 years as PBA’s longest serving chief academic officer Dr. Kloba was responsible for hiring over 140 of the then 165 full-time faculty, and overseeing the academic operations of: the nine academic schools, the university library, the Orlando and Wellington campuses, SACS and academic specific accreditation, and the offices of the registrar, faculty training & development, and online learning.
Under Dr. Kloba’s leadership PBA launched an initiative to have the entire university community focus on the intentional integration of faith and learning in all academic disciplines. Other initiatives implemented were the revision of the core curriculum, the institution of a new faculty governance process and extensive modification of recruitment hiring, promotion, & personnel policies impacting the work of the faculty. Dr. Kloba also served a chair of the strategic planning task force that developed the PBA 2010 Strategic Plan.
In the area of new PBA programs he oversaw the development of three undergraduate and one graduate online degree programs, the establishment of the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) program, the Doctor of Nursing Practitioner (DNP) program, the development of a university funded undergraduate/graduate research program and (awarding over $50,000 in grants to student-faculty projects each year), the establishment of a US Army Reserve Officer Training unit, the modification and addition of numerous majors in the various schools, and the development of a dual enrollment program involving over 300 students in Christian schools in Florida, South Carolina and Delaware. Also initiated was a future leader’s program wherein one faculty member from each school was selected to participate in a year-long series of seminars to become be familiar with the inner workings of the university in anticipation of assuming a future leadership role.
Prior to coming to PBA, Dr. Kloba was full-time vice president of professional development for the 50,000-member American Association of Christian Counselors. In that role he directed the 1995 International Congress on the Family (in conjunction with Focus on the Family) in Denver.
He has served as a teacher, tennis coach, counselor and administrator in public schools in Pennsylvania and New York, as dean of the School of Lifelong Learning at Liberty University; as founding administrator of the School of Counseling at Regent University; and as chairman of the Counseling and Student Development Program, the director of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program and as tenured professor at Radford University, where he was selected “University Professor of the Year” in 1980.
Dr. Kloba also served as the corporate director of operations for Rapha (a national inpatient psychiatric health care company) in which he supervised inpatient and outpatient services, marketing and admissions for seven cities.
He is the co-author of a book, The Rapha Handbook for Group Leaders, author of one chapter in Competent Christian Counseling and writer of a number of articles in journals such as The Journal of Counseling Psychology, The Journal of Community Psychology, Impact, Christian Counseling Today and Chronicle Guidance Publications.
Throughout his professional career Dr. Kloba has planned, initiated and developed a number of organizational and programmatic initiatives that continue to thrive long after his departure. He has made numerous professional presentations, has received many research & development grants, and has held leadership positions in local, state and national secular and Christian professional associations. He has served as a deacon and elder in Southern Baptist, Presbyterian, Church of God and non-denominational congregations. Dr. Kloba has been a nationally certified counselor (NCC) and is certified as a school counselor in New York and Pennsylvania, and as a school administrator in New York. He has also served as a consultant to schools, colleges, churches and businesses focusing on counseling services, small groups, initiating new programs and staff development.
Dr. Kloba was appointed to the Education Advisory Committee of the West Palm Beach City Commission and served as a founding member of the board of the Potentia Academy (a private school for special needs students). He serves as an elder at Christ Fellowship Church, chairman of the board of directors of Jupiter Christian School, a member of the Community Advisory Committee of the NRI Institute of Health Sciences, and as a member of the boards of: the Place of Hope, the Villages of Hope, Treasures for Hope, and Hope House.
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 granddaughter, Gemma Leigh.
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.
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.
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.
Chief Operating Officer for Webb Builders, LLC
B.B.A. from Stetson University and M.B.A. from Clemson University.
Mrs. Lague has worked for 21+ 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 ten 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 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 twelve 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 assist 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.
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.
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.