Agape Christi Academy is governed by a Board of Directors who are elected by the Corporation (parents of students in the school). There must be a minimum of three board members and a maximum of seven, each serving three year terms. The Board’s primary responsibilities are to insure that the vision and mission of the school is carried out by the Headmaster, provide the Headmaster with necessary resources to do so, and make various macro-level decisions for the school.

The Board is elected by members of the Agape Christi Academy Corporation. Parents of enrolled students in agreement with our Statement of Faith are members of the Corporation. Individuals who wish to support Agape Christi may also apply for membership. Corporation meetings are held each September and March.

All candidates for Board membership shall be considered with regard to the following:

  • Knows Christ
  • Knows the Scriptures
  • Knows how to pray
  • Committed to the educational philosophy outlined in Article III of Corporation Bylaws
  • Member or regular attendee in good standing of a local church
  • Demonstrates a loving concern for children
  • Spiritually discerning
  • Positive testimony in community
  • Not a recent convert

Board Members

Justin Abens (Chairman)
Justin graduated from Veritas Academy (ACCS) and New Saint Andrews College (ACCS). He works as Director of Product Strategy at United Healthcare. Justin is married to Morgan and they adopted their first child this year. Both Justin and Morgan coach the Agape Christi Mock Trial team. Justin also serves as the Music Director at Christ Church Twin Cities where he is a member.

Chad Miller (Vice Chairman)
Chad Miller is the Chief Information Officer at the University of Northwestern.  Chad holds a B.S. in Computer Information Systems and a M.S. in Project Management and Leadership.  Chad and his wife Sally are passionate about the mission and vision of Agape Christi.  The Millers have three daughters and are members of Liberty Baptist Church.

Stephen Hann (Treasurer)
Stephen works at NorthCoast Mezzanine as a Principal / Partner. He graduated from Hillsdale College where he developed a passion for classical Christian education. He is married to Kate who teaches art at Agape Christi and they have two children. They are members of Westview Church.

Brett Toney (Secretary)
Brett serves as the Lead Pastor of Westview Church. He received a B.S. in Biblical & Theological Studies from the University of Northwestern – St Paul and a M.Div. from Bethlehem College & Seminary. Brett additionally serves as the cross country coach for Agape Christi, and his wife, Kelina teaches science in the Lower School. They have four children.

Dave Johnson
Dave and his wife, Aleta, are founding members of Agape Christi. Dave has a B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering and an M.B.A. He works at Medtronic as the Chief of Staff for their Diagnostics business. The Johnsons have two daughters and a son and are members of Christ Church Twin Cities.

Jon Hoglund
Jon serves as associate professor of theology and global studies at Bethlehem College and Seminary. He completed his PhD in Systematic Theology from Wheaton College and previously lived in Ukraine and Vietnam developing theological education. He and his wife, Andrea, have four children, three of which attend Agape Christi. They are members of Cities Church in St. Paul. 

Kanaan Trotter
Kanaan graduated from Trinitas Christian School (ACCS) and New Saint Andrews College (ACCS). He brings first-hand experience in building and sustaining robust Christian school culture. Kanaan works at AuditBoard as a Senior Solutions Architect. He is married to Lauren and they have one daughter. The Trotters are members of Christ Church Twin Cities.