Board of Trustees


Brant Suddath (President) 

Brant attended the University of Georgia. He is the Senior Director of Compensation and HR OPs at Home Depot. He and his wife Holly are members of Buckhead Church and have lived in Smyrna for over 13 years. Brant and Holly have two sons currently enrolled at CCS and one son that graduated from CCS in 2012.


Alex Powell (Vice President)

Alex is a 2001 graduate of Auburn University. He is currently an Associate Merchant at Home Depot, where he has held several roles of increasing responsibility over the past six years. Prior to that, he spent several years in the securities industry. He and his wife Emily have been in the Atlanta area for the past 15 years and have been members of Smyrna First United Methodist Church since 2004. The Powell’s have two children enrolled at CCS.


Kelly Becker (Secretary)

Kelly graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in Communications and has worked for ABC National Television Sales for over 15 years. She and her family are members at Smyrna Presbyterian Church where she volunteers in the nursery, coordinates the Community Acoustic Jam charity events, and with her husband, Michael, teaches the Wednesday night children’s King's Kids Bible Study. Kelly and Michael have three daughters currently enrolled at CCS.

Lolita Antoine (Treasurer)

Lolita Antoine brings over 20 years of experience managing large projects and cross functional teams in the financial services and retail industries. She is currently a SVP at SunTrust Bank in Enterprise Information Systems. She is a member of Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral and spends time giving back to the community. She obtained her MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business (UVA) and studied in Brussels at the Solvay Business School. She is a native of New Orleans and the proud mother of Madalynn Yvonne, who is currently in the 4th grade and has been at CCS for five years. 


David Stallings 

David Stallings is a mortgage loan officer.  He is 65 years old and has served as an elder, Sunday school teacher at Smyrna Presbyterian Church and former session liaison to the Covenant Christian School Board.  He has served at Hope Presbyterian Church as a deacon, elder, and a Sunday school teacher.


John Larimer

John Larimer is a graduate of Emory Business School’s Executive MBA Program and held key private sector positions as Executive VP of World Wide Sales for Firestone Building Products and President/CEO of General Roofing Companies.  A local business owner for the last 11 years, John’s firm (Larimer/Shannon Group) provides technical sales and marketing services for commercial building materials throughout Georgia and Tennessee.  The firm provides specification, detailing and re-construction process management in various exterior building products and specializes in commercial roofing.  John served as a Board Member, Officer and President of the Cobb County Boys and Girls Clubs.  He is currently a member of Buckhead Church and he and his wife have led numerous small groups and newly-married groups.  He also serves as a current board member and Secretary of The Global Orphan Project.  A long-time local resident and neighbor of the school, John and his wife Kate are the proud parents of a young woman of faith and a nationally-ranked Equestrian. Quinn graduated spring of 2015 from Whitefield Academy. 

James Wesley

James was born in Los Angeles, California and moved to Georgia when he was 5 years old. He attended middle school and high school at Whitefield Academy and graduated from Auburn University. He’s been married five years, and he and his wife Caroline have one son, Wyatt. They attend Smyrna Presbyterian Church. As an active member, James currently serves on the Deaconate. 



John Milberger

John Milberger has an Electrical Engineering degree from Auburn University and an MBA from Kennesaw State University. He is a Project Lead at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in Marietta and has over 25 years of software development and project management experience in the defense industry. He grew up in Warner Robins, GA and his wife of 25 years, Ellen, grew up in Stone Mountain, GA and is a Nurse Practitioner at CVS Minute Clinic. John has served multiple terms as a deacon and is currently an elder at Smyrna Presbyterian Church. John and Ellen have been active members of Smyrna PCA for over 15 years. Their oldest son, Michael, is starting at Georgia Southern University in Electrical Engineering and attended CCS from K-4 through the 8th grade. Their youngest son, Daniel, started in K-4, and is currently in the 4th grade at CCS.