As a group, board members are involved in attending regular board meetings and other meetings to work on the pillars they are responsible for. They earnestly review reports to ensure the school is being faithful to its mission statement.
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.
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
Natalie Yu’s Daughter, Jessy, graduated from BCCA in 2017. Natalie and her family immigrated to Canada in 2013 and was in search of a suitable secondary school for Jessy. She was introduced to BCCA by Natalie’s ESL classmate at Douglas College and attended the C our story tour at BCCA. The 3 C’s (Christ, Community, Compassion) attracted Natalie and her family as well as the family-like atmosphere in the school. Natalie got connected to BCCA and started volunteering as a Parent Volunteer and gotten to know more about Christ and has accepted Jesus as her personal Savior. BCCA has changed her personal and family life.
Calvin Gray lives in Port Coquitlam with his wife Bruna and daughters Savannah and Summer. BCCA is a big pillar in his family and it was an answer to prayer that his two children could attend a school that represents and protects their faith and family values. Calvin has worked in the construction industry for nearly 2 decades. He currently serves as the VP of Construction for Houston Landscapes. Calvin came to Christ 10 years ago, he currently serves as an elder at Grace Community Church in Pitt Meadows where he has attended with his family for the past 5 years.
As the grateful uncle of two well-bred BCCA graduates, Gabriel and Nathan, Geoffrey Ko has been a keen supporter of the British Columbia Christian Academy since 2004. A trained musician and lifelong learner, Geoffrey has, by God’s grace, taught a great variety of subjects and served as the Music Director, Educational Administrator, and Head of Experiential Learning in several schools in Hong Kong and Canada as well as a university guest lecturer in conducting, music education and music administration. He further extended his vocational horizon by serving as the Assistant General Manager with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, and Marketing Manager and Director of Training with Outward Bound. An alumnus of Regent College, he is an honorary Bible teacher and preacher at the Pentecostal Tabernacle Vancouver. Passionate about experiential learning, Geoffrey continues to devote himself whole-heartedly to human development and character-building as a voluntary educational consultant with conviction and zeal.