Burlington Christian Academy Board of Directors

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Burlington Christian Academy Board of Directors2019-01-07T11:06:49+00:00


Wendy Fretz – Chair

Since 1991 Wendy has been involved in a variety of roles at BCA, and previously Park Academy, and all four of her children attended and graduated from the school. Wendy has been married for 33 years, has four grown children and seven grandchildren and is retired after working with her husband in the pharmaceutical industry. Wendy attends the Meeting House.

Wally Boonstra – Past Chair

Wally has been associated with Burlington Christian Academy and its predecessor, Park Academy for more than 25 years. All of his children are graduates and have gone on to University degrees and advanced degrees. He is owner of Excel Heating and Air Conditioning Systems in Waterdown and attends Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Waterdown.

Ian Bristol – Past Vice-Chair

Ian graduated from Caronport High School in Saskatchewan. He attended Park Bible Church and lead the youth for five years. Ian started Bristol sales in 1980, which is a supplier of different products across Canada. Ian joined the BCA board in 2005 and has a real heart for the school. Ian currently attends Flamborough Church.

Tim Cestnick – Treasurer and Chair, Finance Committee

Tim Cestnick has been a parent with children at BCA for many years. He is Chair of the Finance Committee for BCA. Tim is a Chartered Professional Accountant who founded a wealth advisory firm which was acquired by Scotiabank in 2010. Today, Tim is Managing Director, Advanced Wealth Planning, at Scotiabank. He lives in Burlington with his wife, three children and their dog. Finance is his life, and hockey is his passion.

Ken Johnson – Secretary and Chair, Facilities Committee

Ken Johnson joined the BCA Board in August 2014, is the Chair of the Building and Property Committee and was elected Secretary of the Board in June 2015. Ken is a Project Manager for a Toronto based general contractor completing Industrial, Commercial and Institutional projects. Ken lives in Burlington with his wife and son, who is a BCA graduate (2013) and currently attends King’s Christian Collegiate.

Steve Kearns

Steve Kearns has been on the BCA Board for over six years. He played six years in the CFL and now works for Athletes in Action as chaplain to the Hamilton Tigercats, Toronto Raptors and TFC. He is married to Georgie who has taught at BCA and they have three children all of whom attended BCA.

Kevin McCarthy – Vice Chair and Chair, Marketing and Communications Committee

Kevin McCarthy joined the BCA Board in January 2015, is the Chair of the Marketing and Communications Committee and was elected Vice-Chair of the Board in June 2015. Kevin has worked in politics at the provincial and federal level for over a decade and now works at Scotiabank. Kevin lives in Burlington with his wife Leanna and three children, who all attend BCA. Kevin attends Forestview.

Jack Moreira

Jack Moreira has been on the BCA Board for three years. Jack is a small business owner in Burlington and his children attend BCA. Jack attends Harvest Bible Chapel and is a member of a number of not-for- profit Boards.


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