Bradley Burck – Bradley is Vice President of the Cabell Huntington Hospital Foundation. Before coming to the Hospital Foundation, he started and ran the consulting agency Burck Communications, where his specialty was helping nonprofits craft strategic development plans to maximize their fundraising efforts. He is the author of two books, Conquering Nonprofit Chaos and You Can Ask. Bradley is the co-founder of Forever Changed International. He has taught in the District of Columbia public schools and served as a legislative and communications assistant in the United States House of Representatives. Bradley holds a B.S. in communication from Liberty University and a master’s in strategic communication from Seton Hall University. He and his wife, Dr. Cari Burck, have two children at Covenant.
John LaFear – One of the founders of Covenant School, John joined with several others in 1994 to brainstorm ideas for a Christian school, which became a reality 13 months later. A strong proponent of quality, classical, Christ-centered education, John has contributed considerable time and resources to Covenant’s success. A Certified Public Accountant, he spent 50 years in professional practice. He and his wife, Karen, moved their family to Huntington in 1972. At the end of 2015, he retired after years as the managing member and owner of Hayflich CPAs and of Independent Investment Advisors of Huntington. John and Karen have been married for more than 50 years and have four daughters and 22 grandchildren. They are members of Christ Presbyterian Church in Huntington.
Jamie Lawrence – The wife of Chuck Lawrence, senior pastor of Christ Temple Church, Jamie was an integral part of the leadership team that founded The Academy of Huntington. She later helped facilitate the merger of The Academy and Covenant. She is a graduate of Marshall University with a B.A. in legal studies. She also has a passion for fine arts and developed the St. Lawrence Designs interior design firm. Jamie has spearheaded the development of “ArKidz,” the children’s ministry at Christ Temple. She facilitates bi-annual missions trips to a children’s “English Camp” in Taiwan where children learn the gospel message.
David Nicholas –A past chairman, Dr. Nicholas has been a member of the Covenant School board of directors for 10 years. He is committed to educating children in the classical Christian model to help prepare them for a lifetime of leadership and service. He received his bachelor’s degree from Davis and Elkins College and medical degree from The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Nicholas completed his internship at United Hospital Center, and residency at WVU-Charleston Area Medical Center. He practices emergency medicine, with a special interest in injuries involving children, and is a clinical professor of emergency medicine at WVU-Charleston. Dr. Nicholas loves spending time with his wife and two daughters at their farm in Milton, and leading the brass ensemble at Christ Presbyterian.
Wes Richardson – Wes has served on Covenant’s board since the fall of 2013. His introduction to the school came through his wife, Martha, who taught first and fifth grades here from 2004-2008. Wes believes strongly in children receiving a classical Christian education in an environment where they can openly express their faith around other Christians. He earned his B.S. degree in accountancy from Miami (Ohio) University in 2004, the same year he married Martha. In 2014 Wes became the managing partner of Northwestern Mutual West Virginia, headquartered in Charleston. Wes and Martha have three children: Audrey, Ella and Jack. The Richardsons attend Christ Presbyterian Church in Huntington.
Anne Yon – Born and raised in Huntington, Anne is a graduate of St. Joseph High School and Marshall University and has been a board member since May 2016. She supports Covenant because of her parental experience with our faculty, who teach children to love learning and become critical thinkers. Anne recently completed a six-year term as a Cabell County commissioner. She has worked as a realtor for 10 years and is employed by Realty Exchange. Anne resides in Huntington with her husband, Daniel, an attorney with Bailes, Craig & Yon. The Yons are active in their church and serve various community organizations. Anne is a board member of the Huntington YMCA. She and Daniel are on the board of The Toy Train of West Virginia. The Yons have three daughters: Elia, Luciana and Gia.