Board of Directors

Veritas Christian Academy is a not-for-profit, religious education organization incorporated in Massachusetts. It is governed by an independent Board of Directors, guided by the Veritas statement of faith and by-laws. Our Board is comprised of educators, businessmen and women, pastors, and parents who have a vision for high-quality Christian education in Metrowest.

Chairman of the Board

David Miller
B.S., Eastern Mennonite University, Youth Ministry; B.S., James Madison University, Mathematics; C.C.N.A., CISCO Systems

David works for Intex Solutions as a Network Engineer responsible for campus-wide network infrastructure, systems management, cybersecurity, and threat detection. He lives in Sudbury with his wife and three sons, one who graduated in 2015 and two of whom currently attend Veritas.


Principal
Cindy Wellman

B.A. in Education, Presbyterian College

Cindy started her teaching career as a certified teacher in South Carolina, where she taught fourth grade at a public elementary school. In 1995, she was honored with the South Carolina District 5 Sallie Mae Teacher of the Year award. She also worked as a teacher-training advisor in Richmond County, Georgia. After moving to Massachusetts, Cindy became the director of the children's ministry at the MetroWest Baptist Church. She taught art at the Creative Movement and Arts Center in Needham, and most recently at Westgate Christian Academy. Cindy lives in Wayland with her husband and two children. Her daughter attends Veritas; her son graduated from Veritas in 2014 and now attends the Roxbury Latin School. 

Board of Directors
Tim Choo

B.S., Bob Jones University

Tim has worked for IBM for the past 17 years as a software engineer, consultant, and strategist. Prior to moving to the Boston area, Tim lived and worked in Asia. Currently, Tim helps manage the computing infrastructure at Veritas. He lives in Framingham with his wife and daughter, who attends Veritas.
 

Adam Combs
B.S. in Outdoor Education, Montreat College; M.A. in Special Education, Appalachian State University

Adam is the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Waypoint Adventure, a non-profit organization that uses adventure to develop social, emotional, and character skills in youth and adults with disabilities. Adam has extensive experience in both traditional and experiential education settings. He lives in Wayland with his wife and three sons, the oldest of which attends Veritas. 
 

Victor Gerdes
B.S. and M.S., Stevens Institute of Technology; Certificate in Business Management, Babson College

Victor works for the Enterprise Deployment Center at Parametric Technology Corporation and is a licensed professional engineer. Victor has taught undergraduate mechanical engineering as an adjunct professor at Stevens Institute of Technology for four years. Victor lives in Natick with his wife and three daughters. The youngest graduated from Veritas in 2015.
 

Bill King
B.A., Houghton College; MBA, Babson College; Masters coursework in Education, Boston University

Bill King works for Ellucian, a provider of academic learning technology for colleges and universities. Bill has a background in higher education academic technology, both in Europe and here in New England, and has been an adjunct professor and guest lecturer at Gordon College. Bill lives in Natick with his wife and his two daughters. His older daughter graduated from Veritas in 2015, and his younger daughter currently attends Veritas.


Linda King
B.A., Houghton College; FLMI

Linda is Director of Marketing for Berkley Accident and Health. She has worked as a volunteer and board member on marketing and communications projects with Christian schools since 1995. Linda lives in Natick with her husband and two daughters. Her older daughter graduated from Veritas in 2015, and her younger daughter currently attends Veritas.
 

Ian Lane
B.A., M.Acc., University of Florida; M.B.A., Harvard Business School

Ian is a Managing Director at HarbourVest Partners, a Boston-based venture capital and private equity firm. Previously, he worked at J.P. Morgan in New York and Chicago and founded a chain of martial arts schools while in college. Ian also serves on several private and public community boards, including the board of overseers and finance committee for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, finance committee for Trinitarian Congregational Church in Wayland, and previously founded Minds Matter of Boston, a mentoring organization for inner-city high school students. Ian is married with three sons, all of whom attend Veritas.  
 

George Rideout, Jr.
B.A., Colby College; Biblical studies, Gordon Seminary (now Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)

George is president of the Gravity Research Foundation and president of the Open Church Foundation. George taught high school math and science for nearly two decades on the missions field in Nigeria. When George and his late wife, Mary Rideout, returned to the U.S., they founded Westgate Christian Academy in 1995. George has four grown children and sixteen grandchildren.

Doug Sacra
B.S., Colby College; B.S., Boston Architectural Center (now Boston Architectural College)

Doug is founder of Maple Hill Architects, a firm specializing in sustainable church, school, and residential design. His projects include the Trinitarian Congregational Church in Wayland, a Massachusetts Audubon net-zero energy camp/office building, residential renovations, and new homes. Doug lives in Wayland with his wife and three grown daughters.

 

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