Greenville Classical Academy's annual State of the School meeting will be held on Thursday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the WRPC Choir/Lecture Room. This meeting is for all GCA parents (current and future) and GCA staff members. The meeting will last approximately one hour and it's very important that both parents be present.

We are excited to announce that in addition to the update by the board, the special speaker for the evening will be Rev. Chad Lawrence who is the Founding Headmaster of Holy Trinity Classical Christian School in Beaufort, SC.

Rev. Lawrence received his B.A. from Grove City College in Grove City, PA.  After two years as a missionary, he entered the teaching profession in California earning a multiple subjects teaching credential through the California State University in Bakersfield.  During his time as an educator, he was named Franklin School Teacher of the Year and awarded the Kern County Excellence in Teaching Award.  Discerning a call to the ordained ministry, in 2006 he and his family moved from Bakersfield, CA to Ambridge, PA, where he earned a Master in Divinity Degree from Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry. He was also awarded the Hebrew Exegesis Award, the Henning Award for Expository Biblical Preaching, and the Senior Leadership Prize.  Rev. Lawrence is now an ordained priest in the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina serving at the Parish Church of St. Helena in Beaufort, SC.  He and his wife Wendy have four daughters, Esther, Sarah, Sydney, Laura Joy.

To make it easier for both parents to attend, we will be providing child care free of charge for this year's meeting.  We are asking parents to RSVP by replying to this e-mail with your child's name and age, so we can make sure we have enough people to provide child care.  To show our appreciate for your attendance, each adult who attends the meeting will receive a free gift.

Thanks for being a valued member of the GCA family and we look forward to celebrating with you how God is working and blessing GCA at the meeting.