Project Description

The Coram Deo Academy (CDA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Jeffrey Johnson as President of the Dallas-based classical Christian K-12 school.

Johnson will lead CDA with nearly 40 years of experience in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Most recently, he led the College of Business at Dallas Baptist University as its dean and before that served as vice president for advancement of the University. He began his career at Price Waterhouse (now PwC) and worked in manufacturing operations and agriculture as a CFO and Senior Vice President before becoming an Executive Pastor at Grace Community Church in Tyler, TX.

The board enlisted CarterBaldwin Executive Search in their efforts to find the school’s next leader. “[Despite the challenges of the search at this stage of the academic school year,] God’s timing was perfect and prepared just the one for our CDA family,” said Loren Hsiao, CDA’s Chairman of the Board. Johnson will join the CDA community and begin serving as President in August.

“You will be pleased to see the variety of areas [Dr. Johnson] has served that parallel so nicely with our school’s needs. However, what won’t show up in a resume or written statement is his greatest strength. It is also the very thing I am eager for you to personally experience – he loves people,” said Hsiao. “He genuinely loves the community he is serving. You’ll hear him talk about excellence in Christ and the importance of a legacy. This is a man ready to lead as he follows Christ.”

Johnson earned his BS in accounting from Bob Jones University, an MBA in marketing from Southern Methodist University, an MA in religion from Reformed Theological Seminary and a PhD in organizational leadership from Dallas Baptist University.

About Coram Deo Academy
Coram Deo Academy (CDA) is the largest classical Christian school in the United States offering a University-Model schedule for students in grades Pre-K to 12. CDA operates on three campuses in Dallas, Flower Mound, and Plano, Texas. The school strives to train the next generation of ethical servant-leaders and wise thinkers who will shape culture for the glory of God.