Board of Trustees

 

 

Max Thelen (President)
Max is a graduate of Kennesaw State University's Coles College of Business and Regent University School of Law. He practices law at The Summerville Firm in Atlanta, Georgia, where he specializes in complex civil litigation, appeals, and catastrophic personal injury. He also serves in the Georgia Army National Guard as a Judge Advocate. He is a member at Smyrna Presbyterian Church, where he serves on the policy and personnel committee. He and his wife Allie have four children and the three eldest are enrolled at CCS.

 

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.


 

Amanda Stevenson - Secretary
Amanda is a 2013 graduate of The University of Georgia and currently serves as the Executive Director of Admission for the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta. She and her husband, Josh, are members of Smyrna Presbyterian Church.

 

 

 

Edward Russell-Tutty II - Treasurer
Proud parent of 3rd-grader Rory (enrolled at CCS since K4) and blessed to be married to Kelly, Edward is a Vice-President of Finance for Georgia Pacific. He has an MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Kentucky. He and Kelly are members of North Avenue Presbyterian Church. 

 

 

 

Brandon Dukes
Brandon and his wife, Tricia, are originally from a small town in South Georgia. They currently have one daughter enrolled at CCS. The Dukes family are active members of Mount Paran Church, assisting with children's ministry and small groups. Brandon currently works in Accounting for a Marietta-based IT hardware and services provider.

 

 

 

John Milberger
John 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 where he and Ellen have been active members for over 15 years. Their oldest son, Michael, is at Georgia Southern University in Electrical Engineering and attended CCS from K4-8th grade. Their youngest son, Daniel, started in K4, and is currently in the 4th grade at CCS.

 

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.


 

Brant Suddath 
Brant attended the University of Georgia. He is the Director of Benefits at Home Depot. Prior to joining Home Depot, Brant worked for Hewitt Associates for 10 years. He and his wife Holly are members of Buckhead Church and have lived in Smyrna for over 9 years. Brant and Holly have two sons currently enrolled at CCS and one son that graduated from CCS in 2012.

 

 


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.