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Board of Education

The Lititz Christian School Board exists to formulate policy and give direction. Charged with furthering the school’s mission and ensuring the school’s success, the board is focused on long range issues and “big picture” planning and budgeting, partnering with parents to provide a premier Christian education for our children.

Contact the board at:  schoolboard@lititzchristian.net

2019-2020 Lititz Christian School Board


Dr. Jeffrey Raymond Gerard /Chair
Jeff is a physician at Penn State Community Health-Cornerstone. He has been involved with LC for 15 years and has 4 children, including 1 graduate, 1 senior, 1 freshman, and 1 Class 2034. Jeff graduated from Penn State twice, first with a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular and Cell Biology and then with his Doctorate in medicine. He has been married to Julie for 24 years and his church home is Harvest Bible Church where he serves as an elder. Jeff enjoys baking, then eating, then baking. He loves to travel with his family, and learning how to camp. Jeff appreciates the unity in diversity of the LC community as we pursue Christ's Kingdom together.

Rodney Bert/Secretary
Rodney is Chief Financial Officer at Listrak. He is a hands-on, strategic executive with more than 20 years of experience leading business expansion through revenue growth and increasing profitability. His areas of expertise include strategic planning and forecasting, strategy implementation, and budgeting.  Rodney and his wife Gina live in Lititz and have been married for 27 years. They have 4 children, 3 graduates of Lititz Christian and a current freshman.

Josh Antes/Treasurer
Josh is owner-operator of Lititz Family Cupboard restaurant, he also works for Newport Management Group as their Controller working with their 7 restaurant industry entities. Josh has been married to his lovely wife Genna for 13 years, and they have five children. Four are attending LC with the youngest still at home. Josh has served on the Finance Committee for many years at LC. His favorite part of Lititz Christian is the faith-based education that his children are receiving, and the community of believers that have come to be an extension of the family.

John Connell
John is an Executive Vice President with an international software solution provider, Ministry Brands – equipping over 100,000 ministries worldwide. Outside of his professional career serving ministries, he has been involved with several faith-based organizations and non-profits in both Pennsylvania and Florida. His involvement with his home church, Lancaster Alliance Church, has spanned leadership roles with Men’s Ministry, Governing Board, and currently leads Guest Services of 100+ volunteers and teaching 5th and 6th grade students. His enthusiasm for Lititz Christian School is rooted in his personal involvement through his two children, Reagan and Noah, who are students at LC. He values the commitments that LC has made to the mentoring and instruction provided to the entire student body in a biblical worldview model that runs counter-culture to the mainstream education. John lives in Manheim Township with his wife, Laura, and two kids. He is a graduate of the University of Central Florida, with a B.S. in Forensic Science – focus in Chemistry.

Ed Hartmann
Ed Hartmann has served on the board since 2015. Presently, Ed serves on the Education Sub Committee. He is retired from Warwick School District where he taught Technology Education for 33 years. His son graduated from Lititz Christian School in 2007 and his home church is Grace Church. Additionally, Ed has served as a consultant in the fire service. His business, Mutual Aid Fire, LLC, which he started in 1996, helps fire departments with training and educational needs. Next year, he will celebrate 40 years in the volunteer fire service. Ed is married to Dr. Teresa Hartmann, and he has two adult children, Zac and Emily. 

Cynthia Socha-Gelgot, Ph.D., ABPP
Cindy is board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology, one of few psychologists in the state of Pennsylvania board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). She obtained a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University, and Masters and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Neuropsychology from Drexel University. She completed a pre-doctoral internship in Psychology at Norristown State Hospital (APA approved) and a post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Neurology, and Cognitive Neurology Lab. Her expertise includes neuropsychological evaluation to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of neurologic disease or injury such as traumatic brain injury, dementia, stroke, MS, learning disorders and attention disorders (ADHD). She also provides individual supportive therapy, family supportive therapy and education, and cognitive and memory rehabilitation services. She works with young adults, adults and older adults. Aside from her clinical practice, Dr. Socha-Gelgot supervises neuro-rehabilitation specialists at the Community Skills Program, is a consulting neuropsychologist at a Central PA retirement community (Messiah Village), serves as an expert witness in court, and is past-President of the Lancaster-Lebanon Psychological Association.

Rachel Spier Weaver
Rachel is the Senior Human Resources Business Partner at HOPE International, a Christ-centered non-profit investing in the dreams of the underserved in 16 countries. After graduating from Messiah College, she earned a Master’s of Arts in counseling, specializing in student development. She worked at the University of Florida and Dickinson College as a career counselor, and has served on several boards including the National Society for Experiential Education. Rachel is a co-author of Called and Courageous Girls, a series of books for children about brave women in the Bible. Rachel lives in Lititz with her husband, Shane, and children, Norah and Jack, both of whom attend Lititz Christian School.

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