We are excited to announce and welcome John Hansen as our new Chief Operations Officer. John took Glen Cole’s position, our former CFO, with a title change to more accurately reflect the responsibilities. John manages Accounting, Facilities, Human Resources, Information Technology, Transportation, and Summer Camp.
John began his career teaching Middle and High School at Christian schools in Africa and in New Jersey. He then worked as an assistant pastor for five years. Following this role, he worked as a financial analyst at Bank of America’s corporate offices, and then over the next fifteen years assumed such roles as Controller, CFO, and COO at several large nonprofits, including an evangelical church and a public charter school. He is also a Certified Public Accountant. John has a bachelor’s degree in business from Rowan University.
John Hansen and his wife Lisa have two daughters, both of whom have been homeschooled since Kindergarten. Their oldest daughter is now attending AACS as a sophomore. Their younger daughter is in 4th grade and will continue to be homeschooled. “What excites me most about being part of the AACS community is the great people I partner with” said John just two weeks into his new role. “Their enthusiasm to see the students succeed, their passion to do their work with excellence, and their fervor to follow Jesus are both contagious and inspiring!”
John was chosen from a highly competitive selection of candidates for the position. “John was exactly what we were praying for” said Rick Kempton. “He has the business, school, and ministry experience we were looking for and, just as importantly, he aligned perfectly with our core values of visible faith, steadfast joy, courageous humility, and healthy discontent. We are thrilled to have him on our team and excited for the new perspective he will bring.” Welcome to the AACS community John!