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CAK Announces New Director of Special Events, Missy Standifer

August 06, 2019
By CAK Communications

August 6, 2019 (Knoxville, TN) – Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK) is pleased to announce that Missy Standifer has accepted the offer to become Director of Special Events. Standifer brings 28 years of experience in ministry, event planning, public relations/marketing, sales, and non-profit management to CAK. Most recently, she was the Director of Development/Public Relations at InterFaith Health Clinic in Knoxville. 

"I am so excited to have Missy on our team," says Interim Head of School, Dan Perryman. "She brings tons of experience and a 'can-do' attitude. In her short time here already, she has been such a blessing and encouragement to our team!" 

Standifer will be responsible for organizing events such as the Back to School Picnic, the Legacy Event, and our annual Candlelight Christmas Dinner. She is replacing Monica Rogers who was at CAK for five years, and left to spend more time with her family while working from home. 

“I am passionate about working with kids and families," says Standifer. "Putting my gifts to use at CAK is a dream come true. I am excited to have a chance to plan events that help bring our CAK community together and allow parents and kids an opportunity to serve and have fun at the same time.”

Standifer holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Education from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida, a Master of English Education from Auburn University, and a Master of Theological Studies from Columbia International University in Columbia, SC. 

She is also a CAK parent. Her son, Noah (12) is starting his second year at CAK this fall. She also has a son, Caleb (13) who attends Hardin Valley. She and her husband, English, have been married for over 14 years at attend First Baptist Concord. Standifer enjoys reading, journaling, exercising, and all things football. 

Christian Academy of Knoxville is an independent, Christian private school serving around 900 students in grades pre-K through 12th grade. The CAK Way is infused into our students, parents, faculty and staff to love God, love people, model Jesus, and make decisions that are best for our students.

Posted in Press Release

Back to School Picnic 2019

July 30, 2019
By CAK Communications

We are SO EXCITED to see you at our annual Back-to-School Picnic on Thursday, August 8 from 5:30-8:30 pm! There will be fun activities for the entire family including food trucks, sports, and meeting your friends!

Line up includes: 

  • 5:30 p.m. - ES, MS, HS Buildings Open, Students May Set Up Lockers
  • 6:00 p.m. - Food Trucks Begin Serving
  • 6:30pm - CAK High School Girl's Soccer Scrimmage 
  • 7:00 p.m. - CAK Middle School Football vs First Baptist Academy of Powell 

Food offerings include: 

  • Waffley Good
  • Hawg Dawgs
  • Empire Pizza
  • Knox Dough
  • Softee Serve
  • Smoky Mnt. Snow

 

Posted in Student Life

CAK Announces Terry Gibson as Chief Administrative Officer

July 03, 2019
By CAK Communications

July 3, 2019 (Knoxville, TN) – Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK) is pleased to announce that Terry Gibson has accepted the offer to become Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Gibson brings a wealth of knowledge with a background in business to help the school align goals with operational policies and procedures. This leadership position reports to Head of School Dan Perryman.

"I am excited about the experience that Terry brings to CAK,” said Perryman. “His ability to analyze operations and provide viable solutions to problems is an invaluable skill. I look forward to working with Terry.”

Gibson is retired from Smiths Detection where he worked for five years as President of US Operations and Vice President for Global Services. Since retirement, he has served on CAK’s Board of Trustees, and is often seen volunteering around campus and working with the middle school robotics team.

“The opportunity to serve God and support the CAK community is exciting to me,” says Gibson. “I am eager to work with our faculty, staff and families as we seek God’s guidance and implement His visions for the school.”

As a CAK grandparent, Gibson has a heart for the Warrior mission and vision. He and his wife, Betsy, have been married for 45 years and attend Fellowship Church. They have two daughters, Jennifer and Amber, and five grandchildren – Emma (16) and Ethan (14) both who attend CAK, and Olivia (11), Kalbe (12) and Ryley (21), who reside in Florida.

Christian Academy of Knoxville is an independent, Christian private school serving around 900 students in grades pre-K through 12th grade. The CAK Way is infused into our students, parents, faculty and staff to love God, love people, model Jesus, and make decisions that are best for our students.

Posted in Press Release

Warriors in Montreal

July 02, 2019
By CAK Communications

“What good is it that you have faith but don’t show it with your actions?” - James 2:14

For the third year in a row, CAK students, parents, and staff traveled to Montreal, Canada to work the Renaissance Church. The group of 34 spent time in service around the community including working in a kitchen at a shelter, helping pastors run the Jean Baptist festival, sorting clothes at a local ministry store, handing out coffee to bring a smile to travelers, and more. 

Students share: 

"A highlight of the day was observing the differences in church services: French vs English - observing God work in different venues and cultures and languages, but they all clearly loved Jesus." - Jonah

"I went to the shelter today and made 236 beds then fixed dinner for 200 people. When we finished preparing the food, we went out and saw a long line of men waiting to be served. I realized they are here because they need help and we contributed to offering them help." - Brooke 

 "1 Corinthians 13:1 reminds me if I could speak all the languages of the earth and of angels but don’t love others, I am only a resounding gong or clanging symbol. The emphasis isn't on whether we can speak French or English but it's about our love. I hear God speaking to my heart to remember that love is patient and kind, it does not envy, it does not demand its own way." - Tracie

This is a high school trip lead by Gloria Murff, Christa Bennett, Lindsay Oaks, and Charli Thomas. John Stauffer, Micheal Ayres, and Tracie Woidtke served as chaperones. These students and graduates did an amazing job of serving all week!

Read more about their journey on the CAK in Montreal 2019 blog. CAK students have several opportunities to travel and serve internationally each year. 

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