Nicaragua Christian Academy Academic Excellence With A Christian Foundation

Governance

​The Association of Nicaragua Christian Academy is a network of three schools founded on the same founding mission of Academic Excellence with a Christian Foundation.  With its beginnings in 1991, NCA International was the founding school of this association, and is unique in its context of a fully English-language education and a high percentage of international and missionary families.  NCA Nejapa (founded in 2005) and NCA Matagalpa (founded in 2013) are committed to the same principles of Academic Excellence with a Christian Foundation, but the primary language of instruction is Spanish and most students and staff are Nicaraguan.

All three schools are governed by a seven-member school board that oversees the association and each of the schools.  The school board members are elected by the General Assembly of Missionary Parents during its annual meeting.

School Board Members

Eric Loftsgard

Eric Loftsgard

President
Hometown: Bend, Oregon
Mission name: Missionary Ventures International
Description: A Great Commission ministry that seeks to "Disciple the Nations"
Ministry role: Nicaragua Country Director
Impassioned for all forms of Christian education that brings about personal, community and national transformation
Steve Holtrop

Steve Holtrop

Secretary
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Mission name: Christian Reformed World Missions / Nehemiah Center
Description: Helps churches, schools, and businesses become healthier institutions who collaborate to impact communities.
Ministry role: Nehemiah Center Leadership
I value the role of education in the discipleship process of children. I want to see that flourish within NCA and also encourage ways that NCA can learn from and also serve the broader educational community in Nicaragua.
Mark Bachert

Mark Bachert

Fiscal
Hometown: Clinton, Ontario, Canada
Mission name: Seed Sowers International
Description: Evangelistic Outreach, Church Planting, Child Sponsorship
Ministry role: President
We believe that God has called us to serve Him in this Republic, and have sought to do so since March of 2003. The Lord has blessed my wife and I with four beautiful children and so we have a vested interest in the direction of ANCA. We support the biblical foundation and core values of ANCA. We firmly believe that through education and the gospel of our Lord Jesus lives will be transformed and culture impacted as God’s kingdom purposes advance.
Bonnie Hernandez

Bonnie Hernandez

First Vocal
Hometown: San Diego, California
Mission name: Assemblies of God World Missions
Description: So all can hear the saving message of Jesus. We want to be a part of raising a new generation for Jesus in Nicaragua!
Ministry role: Missionary, Country Coordinator
I believe in Christian Education and the potential it has to change a child, a family, a neighborhood and the world.