Ad Fontes Academy is governed by an independent Board of Trustees (not governed by a particular church) which serves five primary functions in accordance with our mission statement and statement of faith:
- To preserve and support the school’s mission and statement of faith
- To establish and evaluate the Board and school governance and management policies
- To strategically plan for the school’s future development
- To hire, equip, evaluate and support the President in implementing the operational plan
- To provide adequate funding to fulfill the strategic plan
2019-20 Ad Fontes Academy Board of Trustees
Jennifer Elkhouri is a principal software engineer at ManTech where she writes and maintains custom applications for various government organizations. Jennifer is also co-founder and Vice President of Salon Khouri, a full service salon with two locations in Fairfax and Arcola. Mrs. Elkhouri holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from George Mason University in Organizational Communication with a minor in Information Technology. She and her husband Jonathan have three children who attend Ad Fontes. The Elkhouri family attend Truro Church in Fairfax, VA where Jennifer and Jonathan were married in 1999. Jennifer has served on the board since November 2014.
Robert Ball is a Vice President at CGI Federal and is responsible for business engineering and delivery assurance. During his 35 years with CGI, Rob has served in leadership positions across CGI’s commercial and government business in delivery operations, business development, and strategic planning. Rob holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and an MBA in Finance from Duke University. Rob and his wife Alice have had six children graduate from Ad Fontes. They are members of Redeeming Grace Church in Fairfax. This is Mr. Ball’s second term on the Board starting in 2015, after having served from 2006 to 2013.
Mr. Leed is an experienced finance and accounting professional who provides CFO services and strategic business consulting services to growing companies. He is licensed as a certified public accountant (CPA) in Virginia and holds the chartered global management accountant (CGMA) designation from the AICPA and CIMA. Rich has nearly 12 years of experience in the not-for-profit industry including positions in fundraising, as an independent auditor of not-for-profit organizations, and as the director of finance for a national not-for-profit organization. He enjoys providing counseling to organizations and individuals in the area of stewardship and personal financial planning. He is a graduate of Grove City College where he earned his bachelor of science degree in finance and his master of science degree in accounting. Rich and his wife have two sons, whose oldest attends Ad Fontes, and are active members in various ministries at Chantilly Bible Church. Rich has served on the Board since 2016.
Patrick Harders is the founder and owner of Enlightened Lighting, a full service design, installation, and service company for landscape and architectural lighting. He has over 20 years experience in the outdoor lighting industry, and entered the manufacturing side of lighting when he co-founded Sterling Lighting, a manufacturer of custom LED fixtures. Patrick holds a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts in Finance from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He and his wife Laura have two children who attend Ad Fontes. The Harders family attends Burke Community Church, the same church where Ad Fontes met in its early stages. Patrick has served on the board since 2018.
Mrs. Hockstra and her husband Danny have four children at Ad Fontes and attend Shepherd Gate Church. She leads the Development Committee. Nanmarie has served on the Board since 2019.
Mr. Morgan leads federal and state government relations for a trade association, having previously worked in all three branches of government. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Dallas and a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center. Derrick and his wife Alyssa moved to Centreville to be closer to Ad Fontes Academy, where their four sons attend. Derrick serves as an elder at Arlington Baptist Church, the Morgan’s church family. Derrick has served on the Board since 2017.
Mr. Moore is an attorney for the international law firm Winston & Strawn, where he specializes in helping clients to navigate document discovery in complex litigation. Prior to obtaining his Juris Doctor degree, he spent seven years as a federal employee with the Department of Justice. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wheaton College, and obtained his Juris Doctor degree from George Washington University. Jason is married to Jessica Moore, a teacher and administrator in the Ad Fontes Upper School, and has enjoyed being a part of the Ad Fontes extended family for more than 15 years. Jason and Jessica have three children – two attending Ad Fontes and one still in preschool – and live in Fairfax. He has served on the Board since 2018.
Mr. Ward is a Senior Vice President with Hexagon US Federal and manages the geospatial software and solutions business. He has a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the US Naval Academy and served as an officer in nuclear submarines. Brad and his wife Mary live in Chantilly and attend McLean Bible Church where they lead the ministry to engaged couples. Their daughter Samantha is a 2005 graduate of Ad Fontes and later earned a BA in International Affairs from James Madison University. Their son Kristopher coaches soccer at an elite high school in southern California. This is Mr. Ward’s second term on the Board starting in 2016, after having served from 2004 to 2014 including three years as the chair.
Mr. Luckenbaugh has served as President at Ad Fontes since July 2007. Since 1998, Dean had served Veritas Classical Christian School as founding Chairman before being hired as President in 2003. Dean previously served the YMCA of Greater Richmond for 13 years completing his tenure as Vice President over 3 branches. Dean holds a B.S.B.A. in Marketing and Management from the University of Richmond. Dean is married to Robin and has three children: Rachel and Joshua (both are AFA graduates), and Jacob currently is an AFA student. He has served on the Board since 2007.