Mark Koontz


Josh Barnhart

Assistant Director

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


Jesse Ballard


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.

Eddie Sweeney


Caleb Hill


Johnathan Hibbert