Doug Nigh

Chairman

Doug and his wife Keleigh are both lifelong residents of Washington County, and currently live in Williamsport, MD with their three sons.  He has worked in the financial planning industry since 1999, and Keleigh has been a Registered Nurse since 1998.

Doug first came to know Grace Academy while serving as the girls Varsity Volleyball coach at Grace Academy in the mid-1990’s. In 2005, he returned to coaching at Grace as an assistant with the boys Varsity soccer team.  He has continued to coach within the soccer program almost every year since.

Doug joined the Board in 2013 and is currently serving his second term with the Grace Academy Board of Directors.

In their spare time, Doug and Keleigh enjoy traveling and spending time together with their family.  They both enjoy serving in the local church, as well as on short-term missions.  They currently attend Lifehouse Church in Hagerstown, MD.

Dana Jenkins

Vice Chairman

Dana has been a member of the Grace Academy Board of Directors since 2015 and currently serves at the Vice-Chair. Additionally, she chairs both the Marketing and Strategy committees.

Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Dana moved to Hagerstown in 1999 to start a career in the Pharmaceutical industry. Dana covered the Maryland and surrounding areas as a Pharmaceutical sales rep from 1999 – 2007.  In 2007 she was promoted to several internal roles for a Biotech Company located in San Francisco.  From 2007 – 2015 she had several roles as Sales Operations Manager, Business Analytics Manager, National Sales Manager and concluded her career in Pharma as the National Business Unit Manager where she led the entire genetic division for the United States. Due to heavy west coast and international travel, in 2015 Dana decided to leave the Pharma industry and use her experiences locally.  Shortly after, Dana started several small businesses and was the CEO and President of Arrowpoint Solutions, a business consulting firm that specialized in Finance, Strategy, Marketing and Social Media Marketing.  In 2018, Dana assumed the role of Executive Director at Reach of Washington County. Additionally, Dana is the Vice President of the Board of Directors at the Discovery Station and chairs the Exhibit Committee. Dana is also a member of the Rotary Club of Hagerstown.

Dana holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Masters of Business Administration.

Dana resides in Hagerstown with her husband and two children and attends Lifehouse Church.

Josh Barnhart

Secretary

Josh is a native of Washington County, Maryland, born and raised in Hagerstown. He attended Grace Academy from Kindergarten until graduation in 2002. While at Grace Academy, he was actively involved in athletics and has continued that passion serving in a coaching role for multiple basketball teams. After graduation and a year at Hagerstown Community College, he pursued and obtained a Bachelors Degree from Liberty University in 2008. Josh spent 12 years in the Construction industry before transitioning into the insurance business.

Josh joined the Keller Stonebraker Insurance in 2018 and currently serves as a Risk Management Partner for both his personal and commercial clients.

Josh is an active member in the community, serving in multiple different capacities. Josh currently serves on the Board of Directors at both The Hagerstown Area Pregnancy Clinic and The Association of Builders and Contractors of Cumberland Valley, where he also sits as a member of the Safety Committee. He serves his church as a Trustee at Hagerstown Bible Church and actively volunteers in any way that he feels led.

Josh enjoys spending time with his family as well as hunting and golfing. He has a passion for Grace Academy and the vision of continuing to educate the next generation with a focus on God’s will for their lives and how they can defend and build their faith when they leave Grace.

Josh and his wife, Susanna, live in Hagerstown with their three daughters, Elise, Aubrey and Lainey

Dave Libby

Director

Kathy Griffith

Director

Kathy has been on the Grace Academy Board of Directors since 2017 and is currently serving as the Finance Committee Chair.

Originally from Williamsport, MD, Kathy graduated from the University of Maryland, earning a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and Advertising. Shortly after graduation, she married her husband Steve, and lived in numerous locations across the country while he served in the US Air Force.  During that time, she was the CFO and Director of Operations for non-profits and multiple corporate organizations.

Kathy received a Master of Business Administration with a focus in Finance from Pepperdine University. Following her husband’s retirement, they moved back to the Hagerstown area to be closer to family. She currently is employed at a local business as an Accounting Manager.

Kathy and Steve are members of Paramount Baptist Church.

Patrick Grach

Director

Patrick is the founding and Lead Pastor of Lifehouse Church. While God laid this church-planting vision on Patrick’s heart back in college, the process did not begin until 2003 when he and Laura moved to Hagerstown, Maryland. While Patrick and Laura are both originally from New York, they have ministered in the Maryland/West Virginia region since 1999. Patrick and Laura are graduates of Northpoint Bible College in Haverhill, Massachusetts (formally known as Zion Bible College), both earning BA’s in Biblical Studies. Patrick has a minor in Pastoral Ministry and Laura has a minor in Christian Education. Patrick also holds an MA in Counseling from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA.

Patrick feels privileged and honored to pastor Lifehouse and is not afraid to talk about any subject, keeping his sermons practical, relevant, and humorous. He also enjoys hiking, camping, skiing, and golfing, and is frequently looking forward to the next opportunity to compete in a marathon, triathlon or mud race that comes his way. Laura has been serving on staff at Lifehouse Church since 2010 and holds down the fort at home. Patrick and Laura have three daughters, Rebecca, Carissa, and Bethany, and one son, Daniel.