Board of Trustees
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Board of Trustees
GFA is governed by a Board of Trustees representing various Friends churches, other supporting churches, and the Academy’s alumni. Regular meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the school library. Unless closed for Executive business (dealing with confidential issues), these meetings are open to the public.
If you wish to speak to the Board, you should contact the Principal who will be happy to assist you. Call (208) 459-6346 to confirm meeting times or for additional information.
Current Board Members
Kim Ichikawa – Vice-Chair
BS Eugene Bible College, MA Fuller Theological Seminary. Member of Academic Affairs and Religious Life Committee. Currently Kim is an On-line language teacher and she and her husband have a daughter in 5th grade at GFA. They attend Greenleaf Friends Church and live in Parma.
Don Brown – Membership Committee
BS. degree from Colorado State University
Div. degree from Western Evangelical Seminary
Pastor in the NWYM of Friends:
Nampa Friends Church 1970-1978
Star Friends Church 1978-2001
Caldwell Friends Church 2001-present
Currently pastor at Caldwell Friends Church. Three of his four children attended and graduated from GFA. Two grandchildren attended GFA and graduated and two are currently attending.
B.A. in Music Education K-12, George Fox University.
M.A. in Music Education with Secondary Choral Education, Boise State University.
33 years teaching experience (22 years at GFA).
Accepted position as GFA Director of Advancement in 2012.
B.S. degree Elem. Ed, BSU 1983
Masters degree Ed. Admin., UofI 1994
Ordained at MGT Legacy Church, 2016 (Meridian, ID)
Elementary and Middle teacher 8 yrs., Principal Internship: 4 yrs, Asst. Principal, 2 yrs. Principal at Vallivue Middle School from 1997-2014. AWARDS: NASSP Breakthrough School Award 2012, Middle Level Educator of the year 2014.
Alan Weinacht, Pastor, Greenleaf Friends since 2005
BA pastoral ministry, Bible and theology, Barclay College
Graduate studies (in progress), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Anderson School of Theology