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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

Tim Eller, Chair

"I have been an advocate of education for all of my life, both private and corporate. Parish Episcopal School embodies all of the educational vision and attributes in which I believe."

Relationship to Parish: Grandparent of LS Students; Parent of 2 alumni
Board Committee: Facilities
Professional Background: CEO/Managing Director
Education: University of Nebraska

Andrea Mayfield, Vice Chair

"Parish has a unique blend of innovation and nurture that creates confident, articulate and passionate students."

Relationship to Parish: Parent of 2 alumni
Board Committee: Trusteeship
Professional Background: Executive Coaching/Talent Management
Education: Dickinson College (BA) and University of Maryland (MA)

Allen Bell, Treasurer

"An incredible place for our kids to discover their potential."

Relationship to Parish: Parent of alum
Board Committee: Finance
Professional Background: Tax/Consulting Firm Partner
Education: University of Tennessee

Trey Velvin, Secretary

"I cannot overstate how well Parish has prepared our children for college. The skills learned at Parish have given them confidence to successfully navigate the collegiate landscape as their own advocates."

Relationship to Parish: Parent of 3 alumni
Board Committee: Foundation Board
Professional Background: International Real Estate Private Equity
Education: Southern Methodist University (BBA - Finance,MBA,MLS)

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

"Parish is an inclusive community that nourishes the diverse interests of each child. A student can explore the arts, athletics and STEM simultaneously without feeling the pressure to be placed in one category. Guiding children to lead, to think, to care not just about the Parish community but globally while promoting independence."

Relationship to Parish: Parent of Upper School Student
Board Committee: Facilities
Professional Background: Architect
Education: University of Texas at Arlington

Laurel Brewster

"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."
Relationship to Parish: Trustee
Board Committee: Trusteeship
Professional Background: Public Affairs/Communications
Education: Bard College and Syracuse University

Carol Carrington

"Learning is a life-long endeavor. At Parish, we teach kids to learn how to learn with joy and passion."

Relationship to Parish: Parent of Upper School Student
Board Committee: Trusteeship
Professional Background: Banking & Finance
Education: Southern Methodist University

Ron Denheyer

"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."

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

Jason Devening

"Parish allows you every opportunity to own your experience and education."

Relationship to Parish: Parent of Lower and Middle School Students
Professional Background: Managing Director - Financial Services
Education: Southern Methodist University; Vanderbilt University

Hollye Fisk

"Seeking the best in all persons."

Relationship to Parish: Parent of Alumni
Board Committees: Facilities and Risk
Professional Background: Architect and Attorney
Education: University of Texas

Beth Gerwe

"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!"

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

Michele Gough

"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."

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

Bill Griffin

"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."

Relationship to Parish: Parent of Alumnus (Michael '17)
Board Committee: Endowment
Professional Background: Private Wealth Management
Education: Louisiana State University; University of North Carolina

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

"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."

Relationship to Parish: Parent of Lower School Students
Board Committee: Advancement
Professional Background: Financial/Banking
Education: Texas A&M University

Jay Madrid

"State of the art programs and curriculum. Look how far we've come!"

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

Bob Marshall

"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."

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

Steven McDonald

"An opportunity for students and family through faith and learning to experience the school of tomorrow today and to take in all of life in and to give back to all."

Relationship to Parish: Parent of Alumni (Jillian '12, Danielle '14)
Board Committee: Risk
Professional Background: Banking CEO, Consultant
Education: Southern Methodist University

Kelsey McDonough '08

"Parish provides a collaborative, diverse, and supporting community to help and challenge individuals to grow and succeed."

Relationship to Parish: Alumna
Board Committee: Budget and Finance
Professional Background: CPA, Manager at EY
Education: University of Georgia

Michael Pegues

"Parish is preparing today's student for tomorrow and I love it."

Relationship to Parish: Parent of Alumna (Micah '16)
Board Committee: Risk
Professional Background: Law firm shareholder
Education: Southern Methodist University, Tulane University

Bradford Phillips

"I believe Parish provides the right balance of rigorous academic preparation and nurturing environment along with a plethora of extra-curricular opportunities."

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

Randy Polka

"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!"

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

Kimberly Fahrenbrook Rich

"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."

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)

Joyce Rogge

"Parish is part of the fabric of our family. We look forward to our grandchildren attending some day."

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)

Ameeth Sankaran

"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."

Relationship to Parish: Parent of Lower School Students
Board Committee: Endowment
Professional Background: CEO/Advisor/Partner
Education: University of Texas at Austin (BS) and Columbia University (MBA)

Warren White

"I firmly believe Parish offers a unique educational experience that enables our students to learn the core skills necessary for success in our global community. In addition, the Parish community provides students with a unique opportunity to experience the power inherent in a supportive, nurturing environment where wisdom, honor and service are a part of the very fabric of the school."

Relationship to Parish: Parent of Upper School Student and Alumnae (Madalyn '18)
Board Committee: Advancement
Professional Background: CMO
Education: University of Texas at Austin

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 (Micah '16)

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.