Their activity may necessitate that directors attend some additional committee meetings. The role of a director is to work, meaning that they are actively undertaking many responsibilities.
Directors also work in the role of advisors. They support, review and advise during any planning process and when considering potential decisions. In effect, they give counsel on many topics as decisions are worked through. In order to be effective advisors the directors seek information, by gathering research and outside opinions to ensure that the best decisions are made.
Another key aspect of board work is the role of reflection when conducting school business. In our fast paced life it can be difficult to find time to reflect and consider situations. If time is not taken to reflect on issues, things may be overlooked and the best decisions not made. As a board this is one area that we are working on to improve. When reflecting we are able to ask questions, analyze issues clearly and more closely and determine the best action to take. Reflection also aids the board in evaluating key programs, proposals and events. When one takes time to reflect, prayer can then be part of the process as we seek God’s counsel! Other possible solutions have a chance to surface as all angles are explored during reflection. More time must be given for reflection. Max De Pree mentioned in his book “Called to Serve – Creating and Nurturing the Effective Volunteer Board” that the board he was on takes two meetings to consider financial decisions. They do not rush financial decisions! Since reading about that idea, the BCCA board has agreed to also take two meetings when making financial decisions to ensure the best possible decision. This is a positive step forward in serving the Society. Reflection and evaluation certainly go together and the board is carefully considering evaluation and how that will be done in the future as we contemplate opportunities and issues.
The goal of being active, being advisors and taking time to reflect is to function better as a board and serve the BC Christian Academy Society in the best manner possible.
Capt. Noel Asirvatham with his wife Esther enjoyed the privilege of educating their daughters at BCCA since 1998 on relocating to Vancouver from Toronto. They believe the values taught to their children at home and church were reinforced at the academy, and were thankful to the Lord for directing them to BCCA. Noel shares a burden for the work with children and is actively involved both in Sunday school and youth ministries in the church. He counts it a privilege to partake in the Call of God upon BCCA and wants to see the school grow and accomplish the role in furthering the Kingdom of God.
Jose was born in the city of Puebla (Mexico) and immigrated with his wife Marianne and his son Sebastian to Canada in the year 2002. In 2004 they had their second son (Esteban) born in Canada. After working for different tour companies in the Lower Mainland he established his own private sightseeing tour business in the year 2017 focused on customer needs. Jose enjoys showing this beautiful region to enthusiastic visitors. He believes that in addition to historical and factual information a great tour guide is one who transmits the ‘pulse” of a city. In his spare time he enjoys travelling, hiking, riding his bicycle and spending time with his family.
Michael Zheng is a lover of Jesus Christ and a parent to 2 children. Michael dedicates his life to the calling of family, marketplace ministry, worship and prayer. As an ordained marketplace minister, he is called to serve Jesus full-time in the marketplace. Michael’s ultimate calling is to lay firm foundations for people to know Jesus Christ personally, make disciples and carry on His ministry.
Michael has twenty-five years of marketplace experience in tourism industry, construction industry, and accounting and financial planning. Currently, he serves as CEO of a consulting company with focuses on business coaching and consulting, accounting and financial system setup, and strategic planning, etc.
Michael and his wife co-founded an online Christian ministry in 2017 and dedicated to the edification of Christian families and marketplace saints through teaching, preaching, and prayer. Their desire is to build up and disciple individuals, families, and marketplace missionaries through online and local communities to know Jesus and live a Christ-centred fruitful life.
My name is Liz Page. I had the privilege of teaching for sixteen years at BCCA: eleven years of Kindergarten and five years of primary music. I now have the offer and honour of being on the Board.
My daughter teaches Grade Two at the school and my two grandchildren are in Kindergarten and Grade Three. How exciting to see the continued legacy at God’s school! God is good all the time!
I look forward to serving on the School Board. I am continuing to pray for God’s blessings on BCCA!
“Finally brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure,
Whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, -if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things. Philippians 4:8