Upper School Faculty

  • Rev. Chad E. Lawrence

    Headmaster, Mathematics & Bible Teacher

    Rev. Lawrence is the Founding Headmaster of Holy Trinity Classical Christian School. He received his B.A. from Grove City College in Grove City, PA. Academic Interests Biblical Studies History of Western Civilization Poetry of T.S. Eliot The Theology, Philosophy, History, Pedagogy, and Curriculum of Classical Education Fountain Pens After two years as a missionary, he … Continue reading Rev. Chad E. Lawrence

  • Jonathan Councell

    Humanities Program Chair, Teacher of Logic, Literature, History, Composition & Classics

    Holy Trinity Classical Christian School has appointed Jonathan Councell Chair of the Humanities department. Councell is a passionate and outspoken advocate of classical Christian education. In addition to teaching, he is a consultant in curriculum and pedagogy, a freelance writer and a lecturer. “Mr. Councell is extremely well versed in classical Christian education and is … Continue reading Jonathan Councell

  • John Hermesmann

    Chair of Classical Languages

    Mr. Hermesmann attended Grove City College earning a B.A. in Biblical & Religious Studies cum laude, with a minor in Classical Studies. He is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honorary and the Parish Church of St. Helena. Academic Interests Languages (Greek & Latin) Medieval History Art History Biblical Studies Theology Favorite thing … Continue reading John Hermesmann

  • Rev. Joseph Lawrence

    Humane Letters & Chaplain

    Professor Lawrence graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville with a major in English Literature and a minor in Philosophy. He also graduated from Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, PA with a Masters of Divinity. Academic Interests Professor Lawrence is particularly interested in figural interpretation (of the Bible as well as literature). Figures and events in … Continue reading Rev. Joseph Lawrence

  • Josiah Tobin

    Athletic Director, Math

    Mr. Tobin earned his B.S. in Mathematics and his B.A. in Education, with a minor in Business from Grove City College. Academic Interests Logic Mathematics Latin Christian Apologetics Problem Solving (Brain Teasers) Awards Dean’s List with Distinction GCC Presidential Scholarship Top 15% of all test takers for Praxis II Mathematics Scholar Athlete- PAC Academic Honor … Continue reading Josiah Tobin

  • Lindsey Acord


    Mrs. Acord attended Marshall University and Western Governors University receiving a BA in Secondary Math Education. She has received her AP Calc certification and looks forward to teaching in a Christian environment. She is excited to have her daughter with her at Holy Trinity. Her other academic interests are finance and photography. Mrs. Acord is … Continue reading Lindsey Acord

  • Christa Booman


    A collegiate gymnast and team captain, Christa Booman earned a B.S. in Recreation Management with an Environmental Studies minor from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse. Academic Interests Christian Apologetics Environmental Education Psychology Health Awards & Recognitions 4 time member of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Scholastic Honor Roll UW-L Dean’s List Member of UW-L’s … Continue reading Christa Booman

  • Ashley Bozard


    Mrs. Bozard attended Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. Mrs. Bozard was graduated cum laude and with Senior Departmental Honors from the Calhoun Honor College earning a B.S. in Mathematical Sciences with an emphasis in Statistics. While attending Clemson University, Mrs. Bozard was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa academic honor society, Mortar Board, Blue … Continue reading Ashley Bozard

  • Brandi Byrum

    7th/8th Grade Latin I

    Mrs. Byrum attended Texas A&M University where she majored in communication and minored in business. She has an interest in history and literature. Her favorite thing about working at Holy Trinity is the students—they are smart, fun, and talented! She loves getting to hang out with them during the day, and she looks forward to watching … Continue reading Brandi Byrum

  • Phil Charpie

    AP Physics

    Dr. Phil Charpie teaches AP Physics.  He was born in Ogden, Utah, and grew up in New Jersey. He earned a B.S. degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics from Virginia Tech in 1973 and worked the next 10 years for Chicago Bridge and Iron Company, principally in northern Illinois.  The company built steel plate structures … Continue reading Phil Charpie