Our Affinity Group Roundtables are designed to engage CESA school leaders in conversation about their professional roles and build valuable relationships with colleagues at similar schools across the country.  These Roundtables are a benefit of CESA Membership and therefore are open to CESA Members of Council and Candidate Schools. Affinity Group Roundtables are designed to be affordable, so they are hosted at Member schools to enable schools to invest in their leaders in this way.

What to expect:

  • Everyone in attendance is given the opportunity to suggest conference session topics and place them on the agenda.  These items can be both questions you have OR topics you have learned about and want to continue that dialogue.
  • A few formal presentations, many informal opportunities for you to discuss ideas and concepts relevant to the roles of advancement professionals in high-quality Christian schools.
  • Time to connect socially with your peers from across the country.
  • Time to pray together for our schools.

If you are interested in hosting a roundtable for your position, please reach out to Katie Wiens (kwiens@cesaschools.org).

2019-20 Roundtable Events

Lower and Middle School Heads
March 5th-6th, 2020
Little Rock Christian Academy
Little Rock, AR

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CFO’s and Human Resources
April 2nd-3rd, 2020
Westminster Chrisitan Academy
St. Louis, MO

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Contact Us

Barry Giller

Barry Giller serves as the vice chair of the Board of Directors for CESA. Barry joined the faculty of Charlotte Christian as Head of School in June 2010 and ushered the school into its 60th anniversary. As head of school Mr. Giller oversees the college preparatory school’s 180 employees and 1055 students grades JK to 12. A 1994 graduate of Wheaton College, he received his Bachelor of Arts in history/social science and a certification for secondary education. He also holds a master’s degree in educational leadership in Nova Southeastern University. Mr. Giller currently resides on the board of directors for North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association and Teaching Fellows Institute. Mr. Giller served six years as headmaster at Christian Heritage School, a private K-12 interdenominational Christian college preparatory school, in Trumbull, Conn. He joined Christian Heritage in 2001 as the upper school principal and was promoted to the headmaster position in 2004. Barry and his wife, Lisa, have seven children and are active members of Church at Charlotte.

Mission Clarity

CESA member schools are accredited, mission-driven, Christian institutions aspiring to be academically, programmatically, and institutionally excellent. 

Effective Goverance

CESA member schools commit to a model of leadership that includes a governing board, which formally (policy statement) and informally (daily practice) delegates the daily operation of the institution to the head of school who supervises the administrative team, faculty, and staff.  

Institutional Viability

CESA member schools follow best practices that demonstrate astute financial management, appropriate budget forecasting, and thoughtful short and long-term financial planning processes.  

Academic & Programmatic Distinction

CESA member schools shall provide high quality academic, artistic, and athletic programs designed to meet the mission of the school and to distinguish the institution as one of high quality.  

Sense of Coherent Christian Community

CESA member schools shall develop a Christian ethos rooted in a commitment to the Nicene Creed and/or Apostles Creed, the foundational tenets of Christian orthodoxy, that distinguishes them from other local public and independent schools and we should have a nice sense of community.

Schedule of Events

Monday, Jan 20th

Tuesday, Jan 21

Wednesday, Jan 22