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Board of Trustees

Welcoming, dedicated and vested. Those terms aptly reflect my initial impression of Parish when my twins entered the PreK program more than a decade ago. Now, as my oldest enters upper school and my youngest enters middle school, Parish still amazes me with its welcoming and inclusive community, dedicated and innovative faculty and staff, and vested interest in and passion for my children's future. – Kimberly Fahrenbrook Rich, Middle and Upper School Parent

Officers

I believe Parish provides the right balance of rigorous academic preparation and nurturing environment along with a plethora of extra-curricular opportunities. – Brad Phillips, Middle and Upper School Parent

Members

Laura Baggett

Allen Bell

Relationship to Parish: Parent of alum
Board Committee: Finance
Professional Background: Tax/Consulting Firm Partner
Education: University of Tennessee
Quote about Parish: "An incredible place for our kids to discover their potential."

Laurel Brewster

Relationship to Parish: Trustee
Board Committee: Trusteeship
Professional Background: Public Affairs/Communications
Education: Bard College and Syracuse University
Quote about Parish: "It is thrilling to be among such a dynamic group of people so committed to the education of the whole student. I am always impressed by the dedication of the staff and parents to discovering effective methods to prepare our students for life and leadership in the future."

Carol Carrington

Relationship to Parish: Parent of Upper School Student
Board Committee: Trusteeship
Professional Background: Banking & Finance
Education: Southern Methodist University
Quote about Parish: "Learning is a life-long endeavor. At Parish, we teach kids to learn how to learn with joy and passion."

Ron Denheyer

Relationship to Parish: Parent of Middle and Upper School Students and Alumnus
Board Committee: Endowment
Professional Background: Chief Financial Officer
Education: Texas Christian University; U of D
Quote about Parish: "In watching our children prepare themselves for college and life thereafter, Parish has made a significant contribution in helping nurture a well-rounded student and good person."

Jason Devening

Relationship to Parish: Parent of Lower and Middle School Students
Professional Background: Managing Director - Financial Services
Education: Southern Methodist University; Vanderbilt University
Quote about Parish: "Parish allows you every opportunity to own your experience and education."

Hollye Fisk

Relationship to Parish: Parent of Alumni
Board Committees: Facilities and Risk
Professional Background: Architect and Attorney
Education: University of Texas
Quote about Parish: "Seeking the best in all persons."

Beth Gerwe

Relationship to Parish: Parent of Alumnus (James '18)
Board Committee: Advancement
Professional Background: Managing Director - Tax Consulting
Education: University of Oklahoma; University of Texas at Dallas
Quote about Parish: "Parish is a warm, inclusive community where each student is allowed to blossom into a unique, passionate leader prepared to succeed in our complex world. It really takes a village and Parish has been the right village for our family!"

Michele Gough

Relationship to Parish: Parent of Lower School and Middle School Students
Board Committee: Budget & Finance
Professional Background: Vice President - Information Techology
Education: University of Kansas
Quote about Parish: "Parish is the community we never knew we needed. Our boys are receiving an amazing education in an environment that is closely aligned with our values."

Bill Griffin

Relationship to Parish: Parent of Alumnus (Michael '17)
Board Committee: Endowment
Professional Background: Private Wealth Management
Education: Louisiana State University; University of North Carolina
Quote about Parish: "Parish is a thriving, well balanced Episcopal school community where children are encouraged to find and develop their unique areas of passion while building skills necessary to compete rigorously toward college educational ambitions and a successful professional and personal life beyond, with the ultimate goal of maintaining the youthful enthusiasm and appreciation for learning and community which dissipates all too quickly for so many students of today."

Alyson Jackson

Relationship to Parish: Parent of Lower, Middle and Upper School Students
Board Committee: Facilities and Trusteeship
Professional Background: Software implementation, consulting and graphic design
Education: University of Texas at Austin

Nash Lowrance

Relationship to Parish: Parent of Lower School Students
Professional Background: Financial/Banking
Education: Texas A&M University
Quote about Parish: "The Parish community is family for our kids as well as for us as parents. They say it takes a village to raise children, and we couldn't be happier to have the support of Parish."

Jay Madrid

Relationship to Parish: Grandparent and Parent to Parish Day School Alumnae
Board Committee: Risk Management and Advancement
Professional Background: Attorney, Mediator, Arbitrator, Adjunct Professor
Education: University of Texas-El Paso; University of Texas at Austin; Southern Methodist University
Quote about Parish: "State of the art programs and curriculum. Look how far we've come!"

Bob Marshall

Relationship to Parish: Grandparent of Middle School Students
Board Committee: Advancement and Budget & Finance
Professional Background: President - computer software company
Education: University of Texas at Austin
Quote about Parish: "Parish promotes and provides the total education of each student to prepare them for a successful, productive and fulfilling life - a perfect match for our granddaughters."

Michael Pegues

Relationship to Parish: Parent of Alumna
Board Committee: Risk
Professional Background: Law firm shareholder
Education: Southern Methodist University, Tulane University
Quote about Parish: "Parish is preparing today's student for tomorrow and I love it."

Bradford Phillips

Relationship to Parish: Parent of Middle School and Upper School Students
Board Committee: Budget & Finance
Professional Background: President - insurance company
Education: Brown; University of Chicago
Quote about Parish: "I believe Parish provides the right balance of rigorous academic preparation and nurturing environment along with a plethora of extra-curricular opportunities."

Randy Polka

Relationship to Parish: Parent of Middle School Students and Alumnus (Kyle '17)
Board Committee: Advancement
Professional Background: President - insurance company
Education: Texas Tech University - BBA and MBA
Quote about Parish: "The community and focus on the "whole" child attracted our family to Parish 15 years ago .... I believe today, our core is stronger than ever!"

Kimberly Fahrenbrook Rich

Relationship to Parish: Parent of Middle School and Upper School Students
Board Committee: Risk Management
Professional Background: Partner with international law firm
Education: Johns Hopkins University (BA) and Boston University (JD)
Quote about Parish: "Welcoming, dedicated and vested. Those terms aptly reflect my initial impression of Parish when my twins entered the PreK program more than a decade ago. Now, as my oldest enters upper school and my youngest enters middle school, Parish still amazes me with its welcoming and inclusive community, dedicated and innovative faculty and staff, and vested interest in and passion for my children's future."

Joyce Rogge

Relationship to Parish: Parent of Alumnae (Abbey '11 and Jodie '14)
Board Committee: Advancement/Communications liason
Professional Background: Retired Senior VP of Marketing
Education: Southern Methodist University (BFA and MBA)
Quote about Parish: "Parish is part of the fabric of our family. We look forward to our grandchildren attending some day."

Ameeth Sankaran

Relationship to Parish: Parent of Alumnae (Abbey '11 and Jodie '14)
Board Committee: Endowment
Professional Background: CEO/Advisor/Partner
Education: University of Texas at Austin (BS) and Columbia University (MBA)
Quote about Parish: "I love not only the phenomenal community built around the teachers, administration and other parents, but also the willingness the school has to use technology to challenge the status quo to improve education for our children in the rapidly changing world."

Michael Weinman

Relationship to Parish: Parent of Upper School Student and Alumnus (Nick '16)
Board Committee: Endowment
Professional Background: Senior VP - Investments
Education: Adelphi University
Quote about Parish: "Parish is a school which educates and exercises both scholastically, physically and spiritually a wide variety of kids from Pre-K through High school."

Nancy Ann Hunt, Emerita

Relationship to Parish: Parent of Parish Day School Alumni and Grandparent of Middle School Students

Allen Meyer, Emeritus

Relationship to Parish: Parent of Parish Day School Alumni and Grandparent of former Lower School Students

Parish is preparing today's student for tomorrow and I love it. – Michael Pegues, Parent of Alumna

Ex-Officio

Rev. Casey Shobe, Rector, The Church of the Transfiguration

Relationship to Parish: Parent of Lower School Students and Alumnus 

Dave Monaco, Allen Meyer Family Head of School

Relationship to Parish: Parent of Middle School and Upper School Students and Alumnus (T.C. '16)
Education: Hamilton College (BA) and Columbia University (MAT)

Paul Sternweis, Senior Warden, The Church of the Transfiguration

Professional Background: Professor - Medical Center
Education: University of St. Thomas (BA) and Cornell University (Ph.D.)

Tim Eller, Chair

Tim's two sons went to Parish Day School and he is the grandparent of two Lower School students. He has been on the Board since 2013.

He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is President and CEO of Cambridge Homes.

Andrea Mayfield, Vice Chair

Andrea is the parent of two alumnae, Elizabeth Mayfield ’15 and Katie Mayfield ’18, and has been on the Board of Trustees for six years.

Mayfield holds a Bachelor of Arts from Dickinson College and a Master of Arts from the University of Maryland. She is the principal and co-founder of the ELI Group, a boutique firm that cultivates top talent through executive coaching and custom-designed leadership programs.