At every level of leadership at Columbia Academy, we are blessed to have men and women who love the Lord and consider their individual roles as ministries in God’s service. While we are fortunate that Christian leadership governs our school, we are also blessed that our administrators and support staff are skilled professionals in their given roles.

President – Dr. James Thomas (President’s office – 931.380.8509)

Upper School Principal – Jon Bennett

Lower School Principal – Trent Hill

Spring Hill Campus Principal – Nathan Hixson

Preschool Director – Mandy Scott

Athletic Director – Pernell Knox

Chief Financial Officer – Andrew Williams

Chief Technology Officer – Eric Karkau

Director of Academics – Dr. Clint Pulse

Director of Admissions – Cindy Zientak (Admissions office – 931.490.4302)

Director of Marketing and Communications – Ashley Gilles

Director of Security – Ben Jones

Director of Spiritual Development – Ben Diles


Columbia Academy Board of Directors

Seth Lasater, Chairman

Beth Foster, Vice-Chairman

Tim Garrison, Secretary

Jacob Love, Treasurer

Dr. Cason Shirley

Joy McDonald

Vickie Cofer

Amy Greene

David Morris

Alan Thomason

Landon Loveall

Adrienne Law