School Principal Search

September 2023

Dear CrossLife Families,

My name is Andrew Dees, and it is my privilege to be considered as the founding principal of CrossLife Christian Academy. I am 48 years old and have been in ministry and Christian education for twenty-seven years. This includes being principal, or in administrative roles, in three different schools for fourteen years. I have enjoyed serving in the pastoral role as well.

I have a bachelor's degree from Patriot University and a Master of Christian Leadership from Crown College.

My wife, Jennie, and I have been married for 22 years and have served together in ministry our entire married life. She currently homeschools our two younger children and runs a homeschool co-op. She is of Romanian descent and is first generation American and Christian in her family. Jennie loves the Lord and is a prayer warrior. We have three children, Jewelia (Julia) 21, has been leading worship since she was 14 years old and is a hairstylist in the Winter Park area. Our son Benjamin is 15 years old and loves soccer and enjoys spending time with friends and family. Stella, 11 years old, enjoys playing the piano and singing worship songs and loves social activities with friends. We are thankful that all our children know the Lord personally.

I am excited about your new school and share in the vision of the pastor, staff, and search committee. The vision I see at CrossLife Christian Academy, is one that will encompass not only the students' lives but one that will reach the family as well. Students will enjoy an educational experience that is Christ centered and will stimulate each area of learning. The students at CCA will have the opportunity to learn by the following methods: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. The lessons will be challenging yet fun and inviting for each student. The ability to incorporate all types of learning keeps children involved and longing for more.

We look forward to meeting each of you this weekend and it is our hope that we will serve our Lord together in the years to come.

In His Gracious Hands,

Rev. Andrew F. Dees, MACL