Jon Ashmore has a Bachelors degree in Computational Mathematics from Hillsdale College, and is currently working on a graduate degree in Evangelism and Apologetics from Dallas Theological Seminary. Jon and his wife, Jessica, have four children, three are students at Summit and one is homeschooled. Both Jon and Jessica are members of PCC. Jon is transitioning occupations later this year after 20 years in the Marine Corps.
Armond Brown has a Bachelors’ in Government and Public Affairs from Christopher Newport University. Armond and his wife, Jennifer, have (2) children Miles and Maxwell who have attended Summit. Both are members of Coastal Community Church. Armond leads an operational and financial audit team that provides empirical data and innovative strategies for the operation of Dominion Energy’s gas/electric distribution assets. Armond has also served more than 10 years in investigative law enforcement at the state, local and federal levels. Armond and Jennifer believe that a Christ-centered academic environment is essential for the Proverbs 22:6 command for parents to disciple their children.
Bob Bryant graduated from the College of William and Mary with a degree in Philosophy and graduated from the University of Maryland University College with a Master of Science degree in Management & Health Care Administration. Bob spent his healthcare career with Riverside Health System, retiring in April, 2016. Bob was then called to the ministry and is completing graduate seminary studies at Regent University School of Divinity, and will graduate in May, 2020. Bob completed Chaplaincy training at Riverside Regional Medical Center and was ordained in Chaplaincy Ministry at Peninsula Community Chapel in November, 2019. Bob currently serves as a Hospice Chaplain and Pastoral Care Counselor at Westminster Cantebury at Home in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Bob serves proudly as a Board Member of Summit Christian Academy, the Lackey Free Clinic, and the Pastoral Advisory Council at Riverside Regional Medical Center. Bob and his wife Carol are members of Peninsula Community Chapel and reside in Yorktown, Virginia. They are blessed with five wonderful children and eight wonderful grand-children.
Jared Christophel graduated from the College of William and Mary with a degree in Chemistry, and the University of Virginia with a Doctor of Medicine. He practiced Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Virginia for 10 years where he was awarded tenure. While in Charlottesville, he served on the board of Regents School of Charlottesville for six years. In 2020, Dr. Christophel left the academic world to join a private practice in Hampton, Virginia. Jared is married to Rebecca, a native of Yorktown, VA. Jared and Rebecca met on a medical missions trip in Peru, and he continues to serve on medical missions trips with ten trips to Kenya in as many years. They have four children who attend Summit Christian Academy at both the Grammar and Upper School. Dr. Christophel attends Peninsula Community Chapel.
Dee Vantree-Keller has practiced law for thirty years. Her primary practice areas are criminal defense and family law. Dee has been certified by the Virginia Supreme Court to serve as Guardian ad litem for children since 2002, and she has received hundreds of hours of training in child development. Dee has served as Chair of the Newport News Child Advocacy Team, and she has served as a Board Member for Achievable Dream Hampton, Bridging the Gap Learning Center and The CrossOver Foundation. She is Immediate Past President of the Hampton Bar Association, and she has served as President of the Greater Peninsula Women’s Bar Association. Dee has served her community for more than thirty years as a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is a proud alumna of The Alma Mater of a Nation, The College of William and Mary, and she continues to support the Tribe as a Class Ambassador for the Class of 1989. And as a 1992 graduate of Tulane University Law School, she knows what it means to miss New Orleans. Dee counts motherhood as her greatest accomplishment, and she prefers the titles “Dance Mom,” “Cheer Mom, “and “Volleyball Mom” to “Esquire.” God has entrusted Dee and her husband, Scott, with two amazing daughters. Her youngest daughter is a member of Summit’s Class of 2024.
Mary Oder served as the Manager of the Tax Department at PBMares, LLP for over 23 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Management from Meredith College. Mary spent 8 years on the Newport News School Board, and Chaired the Hampton Roads Public Education Services Agency. Mary has 2 grandchildren who attend Summit.
Sue Freeman earned a BA in German and Elementary Education from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and an MA in School Administration from Regent University in Virginia Beach. She taught grades 4th, 5th and 6th at Northside Christian School in Mounds View, Minnesota, and 5th grade at Hilton Head Christian Academy in South Carolina. After serving as Assistant Principal for Nursery through 12th grade at Evangel Christian School in Lakeland Florida, Mrs. Freeman married and served as a missionary with her husband Don in France where she spent much of her time as Director of the College Daniel International School Teacher Training Program. Upon return to the United States, Sue was hired as a teacher when Summit Christian Academy opened its doors in 1996 and shortly thereafter served as the Grammar School Principal from 1998 until her retirement in 2014. She currently assists at Vineyard Church of the Peninsula where her husband is the lead Pastor.