Gerald Harteis
Chairman of the Board

Back Mountain Harvest Assembly














Emmanuel (Manny) Savignano
Tunkhannock Assembly of God










 

Manny and Rose, his wife of 55 years, attend the Tunkhannock Assembly of God since moving there in 1980. Manny retired from Procter and Gamble after 32 years of service. Five children and eleven grandchildren help to keep them active and somewhat up to date on todays technology. While Manny’s greatest love is spending time with his grandchildren, he also enjoys walking his dog, fishing, supporting the senior members of his church and reading. Manny joined the board of Rock Solid Academy in January of 2013 and is in awe of the faith and groundwork of the founding members and the progress made to date. Only God knows the impact the students of RSA will have on the future.




Pastor Roland Preisler
Grace Community Church











Roland Preisler has served as pastor of Grace Community Church since 2005 and resides in Dallas with his beloved wife Heidi and daughter Charissa. Raised in a godly home, Roland became a Christian at the age of nine and felt the Lord’s call to be a pastor ever since.  He attended Christian schools from the sixth grade through high school.  He received his B.R.Ed. summa cum laude from William Tyndale College (Michigan) in 1980, with a major in biblical literature and minors in English and New Testament Greek.  In 1984 he received the Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary (Texas) with a major in Systematic Theology.  He also took doctoral studies at Trinity International University (Illinois).  Ordained to the Gospel Ministry in 1985, Roland planted a church in Michigan which he pastored for 21 years.  He taught Bible courses at both the high school and college levels, served on the Michigan State Executive Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, was a Spiritual Director for De Colores Ministries of Southeast Michigan, and is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society.  Roland is a strong advocate of Christian education.




Pastor Wayne Nichol
Parsons Baptist Church








Dr. Wayne Nichol has been the pastor of Parsons Baptist Church for the last seven years. Before accepting the pastorate at Parsons Baptist he attended Back Mountain Harvest assembly church in Trucksville Pennsylvania where he was involved in several forms of ministry. Dr. Nichol received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biblical studies from Liberty University located in Lynchburg Virginia, a Master of Theology degree from Andersonville, as well as two doctoral degrees, a Doctorate of Theology degree and Doctorate of Ministry degree both from Andersonville Theological Seminary located in Camilla, Georgia. Pastor Nichol is a strong advocate of Christian education and believes that Rock Solid Academy and its teachers and staff provide such a solid education with strong family and Biblical principles. Pastor Nichol has been involved with Rock Solid Academy since its early days. He was a member of the honorary board before becoming a member of the regular Board of Trustees. Pastor Nichol lives in Larksville Pennsylvania with his wife Christine.




Gail Kowalski

New Life Community Church












Gail was born and raised in Larksville.  She had the privilege of attending and graduating from a Christian school. Gail has a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education and over 20 years of teaching experience. Gail and her husband, Ed, live in Larksville and have two children. Their son, Kurtis is 14 yrs old and their daughter, Kara is 5 yrs old. Gail enjoys homeschooling her kids and is currently the Childrens Ministry Director at New Life Community Church in Hanover Twp.   



Joyce Hoban

Clarks Green Assembly of God

Lori Leggio

Back Mountain Harvest Assembly of God



Harry Haas


Pastor Ron Swanson





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