Board of Directors

As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, CMSAA is governed by a Board of Directors. This Board is responsible for the continuing well being of the school. The decisions they make now are not just for our children, but for our children’s children as well.

The Board’s main role is to provide oversight and set the long term direction and strategy for the school. Like a corporate board, they do not generally need to be involved with the day to day operations of the school, but are responsible for ensuring its fiscal health. They work closely with the Head of School, who reports to the Board, to ensure that sound decisions are made for the school’s longevity.

Our Directors serve on a volunteer basis and make a significant impact on the school through their generous gifts of time, energy, and talents. Board members are chosen based on their skill set and ability to serve the larger mission and vision of the school.

Current Board members bring with them expertise in human resources, business and finance, marketing and communications, legal services, and building and facilities management.

The Board is always accepting applications from individuals interested in serving. For consideration, please email the Board your expression of interest, along with a brief description of past employment and/or volunteer experience. Please note, we do ask that all accepted Board members sign a statement of faith, which aligns with our beliefs as a Christian school.

The Board can be contacted at: board@cmsaa.org

Lori Gehl Ferris

Lori Gehl Ferris

Lori was born and raised in Hartland, Wisconsin, and graduated from Marquette University with a BS in Nursing in 1987. She then lived in San Francisco and Chicago, before ending up in Ann Arbor. Lori has been married to her husband for 27 years, and they have 4 children (all CMSAA alumni).
Paula Gimotty

Paula Gimotty

Paula Gimotty is a certified early childhood Montessori educator, with a BA in secondary education and American Studies. Paula has taught in both the United States and United Kingdom. Over a period of 15 years, she and her husband Brian have lived in Europe, Africa and Asia. She spent several years as a Humanitarian Aid Program Director in Central Africa and Central Asia. Paula has four children who have attended CMSAA over the past eight years, including two daughters currently enrolled in the Elementary program. Paula has a vibrant Christian faith, and enjoys grant writing, fund raising, networking and managing programs.
Meagan Ranson

Meagan Ranson

Meagan is a ‘Hamilton’ fan who does communications, in that order. She is a project manager at Church Fuel, co-hosts The Seminary of Hard Knocks podcast, and kills every healthy plant she owns. Previously a Communications Director for a multi-site church in Southeast Michigan, Meagan has a passion for church health and church growth. Wife to Geoff, and mother to Emma, you can usually find Meagan with her nose in a book or hiking somewhere with her family.
Josh Vaudt

Josh Vaudt

With a concentration in Finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, Josh spent the first 15 years of his business career analyzing alternative investments and built and managed the due diligence process at his prior firm. Josh has two sons currently attending CMSAA.

Consultants to the Board

(Non-Voting Members)

Bev Munday

Bev Munday

Bev is the current Head of School at CMSAA. She provides insight to the Board concerning marketing, staffing, enrollment, and facilities at the school.
Arlene Walz

Arlene Walz

Arlene is the current Finance Manager at CMSAA. She provides insight to the Board concerning the school’s finances.

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