Leadership Team

Dr. David Rough, Superintendent  dr rough2

 What is your favorite Bible verse?

And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” – Luke 9:23
I desire to deny myself, pick up my cross and follow Jesus every day. Sometimes I fail to respond the way I want to respond, but this verse motivates me to strive to walk closely with my Savior.

Why do you choose to serve at Dayton Christian School?

I serve at Dayton Christian because I can think of no better place to change my world. I love to see students grow and to observe the figurative light bulbs going on as students understand the world through God’s truth. Being part of God’s transforming process in the lives of others is simply amazing. I so enjoy working with godly men and women who want to transfer their knowledge and wisdom to the next generation.

What are your hobbies or interests?

I was born to walk, so hiking is a key hobby in my life. I have a keen interest in the Appalachian Trail, and I enjoying blogging about the hiking experience. I collect PEZ candy dispensers, and like to relax in front of the TV watching the BBC — in particular Doctor Who.

Beth Ney, Director of Operationsbeth ney

What is your favorite Bible verse?

My lifelong verse is Ephesians 2:8-9. “For by grace ye are saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is a gift of God, not of works lest any many shall boast.”  I use this to continually remind myself of my unworthiness and that by His Grace alone I am saved. It reminds me to extend grace as God has extended it to me.

Why do you choose to serve at Dayton Christian School?

I love serving at DC because I get a wonderful opportunity to see who receives the calling to serve at DC and how much they have a passion to impact a student’s life.  To see teachers, staff, and administrators share their faith journey and walk side by side with the students, on a daily basis is a gift I will always cherish.  Also, my family has been immensely blessed by those that have served at DC and although I will try, I will never be able to give as much as we have received.

What are your hobbies or interests?

My special interests are: my relationship with Christ, my family (which does include dogs), coaching volleyball with my husband, visiting farmer’s markets across the southeastern U.S., and gardening.

Theresa Powell, Director of FinancePowell

What is your favorite verse?

One of my favorite verses is Isaiah 40:31 (NIV).  “But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

This verse became very special to me when I was pregnant with my daughter who is now 24.  It has since been an encouragement to continually trust the Lord in every situation, not relying on myself and my own understanding.

Why do you choose to serve at Dayton Christian School?

I believe that the Lord directed me to Dayton Christian nearly six years ago when financially things were very difficult here.He truly orchestrated so many things on behalf of this ministry, bringing us to a place of financial stability.  My husband and two children are all graduates of Dayton Christian and the faculty and staff of the school have poured so much into each of their lives.  I’m very grateful for the opportunity to give something back and to serve with so many amazing people who pray for one another and faithfully serve the students and families of our school.

What are your hobbies or Interests?

I’ve always enjoyed most any sport, with tennis at the top of that list.  Now that I have courts just outside my office, all I need is someone to hit with! I also have an interest in photography and like capturing the beauty of nature and the many scenes that the Lord creates for us to enjoy.  I’m also brushing up on still photos and action shots as well.

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