Advisory Board

Pastor Morgan

Pastor Morgan

Phil Morgan has pastored churches in both Australia and the United States for the past 23 years. A graduate of Commonwealth Bible College, both his father and grandfather were Assemblies of God ministers, and Phil’s own call to preach came when he was just a teenager.

Phil’s great passion is preaching and teaching God’s Word, and in any spare moment he enjoys reading. During the summer months he can often be found floating around on the lake near their home fishing for Bass.

This year of 2014 is a special one for him and his wife, Alli, as they celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary. They have 4 children: Ben, Sam, Bethwyn and Ewan.

Currently Phil serves at First Assembly of God in Brookfield, Connecticut, USA, where he has been the Senior Pastor since June of 2003.

Rod Moore

Rod Moore

Mr. Moore graduated from St. Lawrence University with a bachelors degree in Psychology. He is a retired Realtor and loan origination officer.  He has served on the CLA board since 1985. Currently he serves on the deacon board of First Assembly of God Church, and as a commissioner on the Danbury Zoning Board of Appeals.  He has held board of director positions with the Northern Fairfield County Board of Realtors and the Danbury Kiwanis Club. Rod has fallen in love with his first grandchild.  Looking to the future through her eyes, he realizes more than ever how important a solid Christian education is to her and all our children and grandchildren.

Sandi Miller

Sandi Miller

  • A never at home, stay at home mom
  • Married since 1995
  • Mother of 3, all who attended CLA, youngest is still there in 5th grade
  • Member of the CLA Board since 2009
  • Member of Walnut Hill Community Church, Bethel CT
  • PTF (Parent/Teacher Fellowship) Coordinator at CLA
Bill MacLean

Bill MacLean

Holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Franklin & Marshall College. He has served on the Christian Life Academy school board since 2007 and has been the head girls varsity basketball coach at CLA for many years. He is Vice President/General Manager at Target Flavors, Inc. in Brookfield, CT, while also serving for many years as Finance Committee Chair & Sunday School Director. He is an active advocate with Compassion International, providing holistic child development for poverty stricken children. He and his wife Khara have 8 children, all of whom attend or have attended CLA since 1998.

Stefanie McArdle

Stefanie McArdle

Sent her two children to CLA from Pre-K through 8th grade. Stefanie previously taught art at CLA. She holds an AAS in Fine Arts and Bachelors Degree in Graphic design from Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. She was also an interim gym teacher at CLA, and Art teacher at Immaculate High School in Danbury.

A Realtor with Century 21 Home Services in Bethel, she resides in Brookfield. Stefanie has attended First Assembly of God for 20 years, and has served the Missionette and Ranger youth programs, the hospitality team, and church nursery.

Lynn Morse

Joan Freeman

Joan Freeman

Mrs. Freeman has been at Christian Life Academy since 2002 and has been the principal since 2012. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Western Connecticut State University and a Master of Science in Special Education from the University of Saint Josephs. She is ACSI certified in elementary education and educational leadership.  Joan and her husband, Alan, have four adult children. They live in New Milford and worship at Christian Life Fellowship, where she is part of the worship team.