Las Vegas, NV

Faith Lutheran School

June 17 – 19, 2020

Join advancement professionals from CESA member schools for this annual discussion and networking opportunity. Designed for development, communications, admissions, alumni, and special events professionals, the three days will allow your team to engage in peer-to-peer learning, collaboration, and to develop relationships with like-minded professionals who share your passion for strengthening Christian schools.

What to expect:

  • Everyone in attendance is given the opportunity to suggest conference session topics prior to the event and place them on the agenda. This is your chance to dive deeper into a topic that was discussed on a previous conference day or start a new conversation.
  • A few formal presentations, many opportunities for a 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 worship and pray together for our schools.
  • We will begin at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, June 17th and conclude at 12:00 pm on Friday, June 19th.

Cost: $225 per person

Groups of 3 or more, 10% discount! Use Code: GROUP at checkout

Hotels: The two hotels below are in the same location, so we will have a shuttle between Charlotte Christian and these hotels.  Rooms at both hotels are $159.00/night. Using the links below will get you the special group rate.

Hilton Garden Inn

Homewood Suites

Questions? Contact Katie Wiens

kwiens@cesaschools.org

770.268.9355

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