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BG Christian School Board

Jeff Palmer, Board President

Mr. Palmer, is the President of CMC Group in Bowling Green.  He and his wife, Heidi, have two daughters, Lexie, who is BG Christian’s first K-12 graduate (2017), and Maddy, currently a junior at BG Christian. The family attends H2O Church. He believes strongly in Christian education and has a vision for a prominent BG Christian presence in our community making an impact for generations to come. He has been a member of the school board for 12 years, 9 years as President.





Daniel Jess “DJ” Deiter, Board Vice-President

Mr. Deiter is a financial planner with Modern Woodmen Financial Services (14 years), currently as a Managing Partner and Fraternal Chapter coordinator of 6 Chapters. He serves on the City of Bowling Green Traffic and Safety Committee, previously coached wrestling for 23 years at Elmwood High School alongside their longtime head coach, and served as a Cub Scout leader for 5 years.

DJ is the father of two sons, Cameron, who attended BG Christian from Kindergarten through 5th grade and Landon, who is entering 5th grade at BG Christian and began with us in Kindergarten. He says, “I personally believe in the fantastic Christian foundation that BG Christian offers our community and students, including my boys.  I felt serving on the board gave me the best opportunity to be a part of that culture and assist the leadership team with its vision and goals for the school moving forward.” He has served on the Board since 2011.


Carleton “Holly” Hollister, Board Treasurer

Mr. Hollister is a financial planner with Savage and Associates (16 years).  His primary focus is financial and investment strategies for those 50 and over. His specialty is those working in the state of Ohio pension plans.  He is driven toward meeting the needs and goals of his clientele.

Holly and his wife Shelley attend Cedar Creek Church. They have two adult children, Erika and Jackson, both of which attended BG Christian from K-8. Holly is passionate about wisely using the funds God gives us.  He has served on the Board since 2007, as Treasurer since 2010.


Ron Miller, At-Large Board Member

Mr. Miller is the Director of Marketing & Operations at Hyway Trucking Company in Findlay (20 years), where he does everything from meeting with Fortune 500 companies and government officials, to dispatching truck drivers. He has taught business courses at Owens Community College (Findlay). He holds a BA in Public Administration minor in Bible and Business Administration (Cedarville, 1993); and an MBA (Liberty University, 2010). He has coached BG Christian basketball since 2011 for Elementary boys, Junior High boys, Junior High girls, JV boys and Varsity boys.

Ron and his wife of 23 years, Robyn, have 4 children, Austin (18), Kevin (16), Hannah (current BG Christian freshman), and Stephen (current Kindergartener at BG Christian). All of the children have attended BG Christian through 8th grade. The family attends H2O Church. He serves on the board (since 2013) because of the significant impact BG Christian has had on his family’s life.  “I want to see the school continue to grow and offer opportunities for families to be blessed as we have been.”


Michael Morrow, At-Large Board Member

Mr. Morrow is a retired General Manager from CEVA Logistics. Formerly he worked 30 years as a newspaper Circulation Director. He serves BG Covenant Church on the Finance Committee and has served as a deacon and member, as well as serving with Global Connections.He and his wife Kathleen attend BG Covenant Church. They have six grown children. While none of his children attended BG Christian, he serves on the board (since 2016) because he believes it’s what he should be doing in this season of his life. What he loves about BG Christian is how it’s a great tool God has given to raise up the next generation to be more fully aware of God, who He is, and the importance of giving our life to Him to mold.


Heidi Reger, At-Large Board Member

Mrs. Reger is a licensed Architect and part-time Instructor of Architecture and Architect Licensing Advisor at BGSU. She holds a B.A. in Art and Architecture History with a minor in Flute Performance and a Master’s of Architecture both from Miami University (OH). She currently serves on the BGSU Adjunct Faculty Committee (secretary), BG Area Community Band, and Black Swamp Arts Festival. She has been a member of BG Alliance Church since 2001 where she is a Sunday School teacher, worship team member, and AWANA leader. She and her husband, Matt, have two children who have been attending BG Christian since 2011.  Heidi believes strongly in the Christ centered vision of BG Christian Academy. She has served on the board since November 2015 and volunteers as a flute coach to students in band.


Bob Cooley, At-Large Board Member

Mr. Cooley joined the board in 2017.  Bob has lived and worked in NW Ohio for over 25 years.  He and his wife, Kristen, have three children who attend BG Christian. They attend H2O Church in Bowling Green.  Mr. Cooley believes strongly in Christian education and the potential for BG Christian to produce students that go on to bring the manifest presence of Christ into our local community and beyond.


Daniel “Bo” Kessler, Principal – Non-voting Board Member

Mr. Kessler has been our Pre-K – 12 Principal since the Spring of 2016. He has been with BG Christian Academy since 2005, initially teaching 7th & 8th grade history and Bible while doing part-time development work for the school board. In 2009 he began serving as the Upper Campus Administrator.He and his wife, Erin, have two children, Will and Sarah, attending BG Christian . They have been members at Brookside Church since 2008. Mr. Kessler has a passion for Christian education, and seeing our students grow into “disciples who make disciples”.  He feels blessed to serve as Principal, and is excited to be part of charting a course for the future at BG Christian!

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