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STEPHEN ENGEL, Chairman of Ministry Board

Stephen is the Chairman of the Ministry Board at ACA-LS. He and his family have been associated with ACA-LS for many years, with their youngest two children currently attending ACA as Logic and Rhetoric students.  Stephen is in his fourth year serving on the Ministry Board. In his professional life, Stephen is a business consultant.  His focus is on resolving internal and external business and technological issues for companies of all sizes, improving their health and vitality for increased and enduring success in the marketplace.  Stephen, his wife, Casey, and their children are members of Keystone Church in Keller.  In his personal time, Stephen enjoys fishing, hunting, raising cattle and working on various building projects. 

ANDREW SCHMIDT, Secretary of the Ministry Board

Andrew is the Secretary of the Ministry Board at ACA-LS.  He has two daughters attending the Logic and Rhetoric schools with the oldest part of the 2022 graduating class and the youngest scheduled to graduate in 2027.  Andrew has been a board member since 2017.  He owns a local construction company focused on residential remodeling and commercial tenant finish out.  Andrew and his wife, Charity, and children are members of Gateway Church.  His daughters are very involved in dance and occupy the free time of Andrew and Charity when not at work or volunteering at the school.


Jesse Boss, Ministry Board Member

I wasn't born in Texas, but got here as soon as I could by way of Orlando, Florida where I met my wife, Ashley. My wife and I love ACA and the spirit-filled culture the staff cultivates. We have 2 kids, Barrett (4th grade) and Tinsley (2nd grade), and our family attends Mercy Culture Church in Fort Worth. I manage a team of buyers that source vehicles for a large auto retailer, and I enjoy golf, soccer, basketball and traveling with my family.

Jill Miller, Ministry Board Member

Jill Miller has been a part of the ACA family since 2011, both as a parent and a staff member. She was a 4th & 2nd grade teacher here at ACA for 4 years before heading to teach 4th grade dual language in public school for 6 years.

In 2019, Jill started a company called Teacher, Be Still whose mission is to encourage and equip educators all over. Since 2019, Jill has hosted events with hundreds of educators, worked directly with school boards large and small, spoken to schools all over Texas, and equipped Teacher, Be Still Ambassadors in schools all over the world. Her passion is taking care of educators and pouring the hope and love of Jesus into one of the most influential areas of our world - education. 

Jill & her husband, John, attend Keystone Church in Keller with their daughters Kate & Klaire.

Justin Paeltz, Ministry Board Member

Dr. Justin Paeltz has been on the Ministry Board since 2022 and has two children currently at ACA / Little Sprouts and he and his wife, Kara, just welcomed their 3rd child this past June. He and his wife both are chiropractors and own a successful practice since 2013. 

Justin attends Grace Community Church in N. Fort Worth and spends his free time outdoors with his family. His goal is to see ACA become a perfect example of what University Model Schools can provide for all children and is excited to serve the families for years to come. 

Adam Rieger, Ministry Board Member

Adam Rieger has been a member of the Ministry Board of ACA-LS since 2022. He and his wife, Tori, have three kids attending Grammar and Logic school. He has a degree in mechanical engineering and works for a multinational technology company focused on manufacturing fiber optics. Adam and his family are members of Milestone Church. In his personal time, Adam enjoys working out and playing golf and basketball. 

Nate Russell, Ministry Board Member
Andrew Ryks, Ministry Board Member

Andrew Ryks has been a member of the Ministry Board since 2022. He and his wife, Ashley, have been at ACA/Little Sprouts since 2016 and currently have three kids attending Grammar school. In his personal life, he works at a heavy civil construction company where he has responsibility for the TXDOT Road / TXDOT Aviation business unit. Andrew, his wife, Ashley, and their three children are members at 121 Community Church in Grapevine, TX. In his personal time, Andrew enjoys watching his kids play sports, hunting and fishing when he gets time.


Allan Wilson, Board of Trustees
Christy Wilson, Board of Trustees

Paul Neir, Board of Trustees

Paul has been a board member and trustee with ACA & Little Sprouts for over ten years. Recognizing the importance of Christian based education, Paul has served in various capacities at the school as well as within his local church family.  Being raised on a small farm in Iowa, Paul was blessed with Godly parents who loved and served the Lord throughout their lives. Their example had a major influence on Paul’s life and his desire to fulfill Matthew 23:11 “But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.” Paul has been a business owner for over thirty years running a successful insurance focused executive search firm. Through his business connections, Paul has had the opportunity to build relationships with thousands of individuals and the Lord has greatly blessed Paul’s career. Colossians 3:23-24 is Paul’s life verse which says (in part), “working for the Lord, not for human masters”. Paul and his wife, Karla, have two daughters and five grandchildren who live in the local area. Being involved in their activities keep Paul and Karla busy in their spare time. It is a privilege to serve at ACA-LS as together we fulfill our vision of “Developing Lifelong Leaders and Learners Loving the Lord.”


Jeff Bundy, Board of Trustees