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 years. 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. 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

Dave Johnson (President)
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 a Strategic Planning Consultant. The Johnsons have two daughters and a son and are members of Christ Church Twin Cities.

Jed and Sarah Culbertson
Jed serves as the Headmaster at Agape Christi and is a founding member. Jed has worked with junior and senior high students in church youth ministry and seen firsthand the need for classical Christian education. He has a B.S. in Economics, has tutored students for college entrance exams and has studied Latin, which is a core component of the classical curriculum. His wife, Sarah, currently teaches the weekly memory review period, soroban math, and is the Office Manager at the school. The Culbertsons have six children and are members of Emmaus Road Reformed Church.

Jeff (Secretary) and Chrissy Evans
Jeff is the pastor of Christ Church Twin Cities in Excelsior. He completed his ministerial training in Moscow, ID at Greyfriars Hall, has done graduate work at Calvin Theological Seminary as well as The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has a B.A. from Hillsdale College.  Jeff is husband to Chrissy and father of five. Chrissy earned her B.A. in history and received her teaching certification through Hillsdale College. Chrissy currently teaches third grade and early grammar p.e. at Agape Christi.

Chad Miller (Treasurer)
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.

Joe Rigney (Vice-President)
Joe is a pastor at Cities Church in St. Paul. He is also a professor at Bethlehem College and Seminary where he teaches Bible, theology, philosophy, and history to undergraduate students. Joe and his wife Jenny joined Agape Christi in 2015. Jenny joined the staff in 2016 as the preschool teacher. The Rigneys have three sons. 


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.