The First Christian School board serves the school in several important ways.  First and most importantly the school board’s job is act in the best interest of the students’ who attend the school.  The top priority of the board is to make sure the students at First Christian School receive a quality education that is Christ centered.  The School Board makes sure that decisions and polices support the school’s mission. 

Name: Bobby Crafton

Board Position: Chairman

Board Term: 3rd

Bobby was raised in Lunenburg County, however South Hill has been his home for the past 15 years.  Bobby retired after 25 years with Verizon Communications.  He is a Deacon and Usher at First Baptist Church and he serves on the Grounds Committee for the Church and School.  Bobby is married to Brenda Bell Crafton and they have four grandchildren - Bailey, Brandon, Brady, and Emmi.

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Name: Ronnie Tatum

Board Position: Vice Chairman

Board Term: 3rd

Ronnie retired from Community Memorial Hospital after 36 years of service, with 24 years as the Chief Financial Officer.  He is also a retired member of the South Hill Volunteer Fire Department after 20 years of service.  He is a member of First Baptist Church where he serves as Treasurer, Deacon, Usher, and Scholarship Committee Member.  In addition, he has served on the First Citizens Advisory Committee and Board member with Boydton Healthcare on the Square.  Ronnie and his wife Mary of 48 years reside in South Hill.  He has one daughter, Melissa, and two grandchildren.

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Name: Fina Savelli-Lynn

Board Position: Church Member at Large

Board Term: 3rd

Fina was born and raised in Wilkes-Barre, PA.  She did her undergraduate work at Mansfield State College in PA and received her BM in Music Therapy / Certification to teach Music.  She completed graduate work at Virginia State University and received a Master of Education in Special Education.  She has been a special education teacher for 30 years.  Fina is an active member of the First Baptist Choir.  She enjoys playing the French Horn in her spare time.  Fina resides in South Hill with her husband Chuck Lynn and they have two adult daughters: Christiana and Jessica, both of which attended First Christian School.

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​Name: Brenda Palmore

Board Position: Board Member at Large

Board Term: 2nd

Brenda was born and raised in Southside Virginia.  She is an Assistant Vice President at VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital and a PRN adjunct college instructor for almost 20 years.  Brenda holds a Doctorate in Health Care Administration and Leadership from the Medical University of South Carolina.  In addition to being a FCS Board Member, she is also a Board Member with Lake County Young Professionals, Board Member with FEAT (Families Embracing Autism Together), Co-Chair of HALO (Holiday Angels Loving Others), and Relay for Life Hula Gizls Team Member.  Brenda is a member of First Baptist Church and resides in South Hill with her husband Wilson and daughter Addison.

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​Name: Erinn Baird

Board Position: Headmistress Representative

Board Term: N/A

Erinn grew up on a farm in Warfield, Virginia.  Erinn received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from VCU and a Master's Degree in Education from Liberty University.  Erinn has been in the education field since 2002 in various capacities and grades and has worked with students of all ability levels.  Erinn and her husband Chris currently reside in Blackridge.  She has a daughter, a son, a step-son, and a step-daughter.  They are also blessed with one grandson.  They are supporters of the Special Olympics, Shriner's Hospital for Children, St. Jude's Children's Hospital, and the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond.

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Name: Ryan Bartholomew

Board Position: Board Member at Large

Board Term: 3rd

Ryan was born and raised in North Carolina but has called South Hill home since 2008.  He is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones and his practice is located in South Hill just down the street from the school.  He is also a Certified Financial Planner and  Accredit- ed Asset Management Specialist.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Liberty University.  In addition to being a FCS Board Member, Ryan serves as a member of the South Hill Community Development Authority.  He has also been a board member & past president of the South Hill Chamber of Commerce, Founding board member of the Lake County Young Professionals, and Co-Chair of the CMH-VCU Capital Campaign.  Ryan is an active member of the Olive Branch Baptist Church in Blackridge, VA.  He is married to Kaitlin and has 4 children.

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​Name: Cynthia Moseley
Board Position: Teacher Representative
Board Term: N/A

Cynthia was born and raised in Southside Virginia and graduation from Brunswick Senior High.  She received an Associate's Degree in Business Management from Southside Virginia Community College and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management from Old Dominion University.  She also completed additional course work specializing in education through ODU.  She has been teaching second grade at First Christian School for 13 years.  Cynthia resides in Broadnax with her husband Mitchell.  They have two children who are currently pursuing medical degrees at VCU and Radford.  She is a member of Brodnax United Methodist Church and she enjoys cooking, gardening, exercising, and spoiling their two dogs.

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