Mickie Meyhoefer

Parent Alum – Christian Life Academy

Member – First Assembly of God Brookfield

Chris Carroll

Parent Alum – Christian Life Academy

Member – First Assembly of God Brookfield

Pastor Al Van Geersdaele

Pastor Al and his wife Louise have lived in Southbury since they were married in June of 1977.  They have two adult sons, Aaron and Joshua. They have two grandchildren; Aria who is one year old, and Isaac who is four years old, who attends Christian Life Academy.

Al trusted in Christ for salvation on October 10, 1981.  He worked at Southbury Training School as the Power Plant Chief Engineer, retiring on January 30, 2009 after 34 years.  He served as a Deacon in his former AG Church for 22 years and, during that time he took courses at the Berean School of the Bible.  He became a Certified Minister in 1988, became a Licensed Minister in 2005, and was Ordained in 2011.  

He became a full time Minister of Missions and Pastoral Care at First Assembly in February of 2009.  He became a part of the board of Christian Life Academy in April of 2019. He is active in C.L.A. Chapel services, teacher devotions, and is a Kid’s Church worker for Brookfieldfirst.

His passion is preaching in churches, prisons, and on the street; teaching, evangelism, and serving God’s people, especially kids.

Lynn Morse

Parent Alum – Christian Life Academy

Sandi Miller

Parent Alum – Christian Life Academy

Christian Life Academy – Bookkeeper

Member – Walnut Hill Community Church, Bethel CT



Rod Moore

Rod graduated from St. Lawrence University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and is a retired Realtor and mortgage originator.  He has served on the deacon board of First Assembly of God Church, and serves as a commissioner on the Danbury Zoning Board of Appeals.  He has served on the CLA board since 1985.  Mr. Moore is also the proud grandpa of two granddaughters who live just a little too far away to attend CLA.  Looking to the future through their eyes, he realizes more than ever how important a solid Christian education is to them and all our children and grandchildren. 

To quote Dr. Alan Pue, a noted Christian educator, we want to “pursue God’s purpose in making disciples of our young people – not just fully devoted disciples, but fully developed disciples, disciples who not only act passionately and graciously but who also think deeply, wisely, and biblically.”

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.

He and his wife Alli have 6 children: Ben, Sam, Bethwyn, Ewan, Lily and Tessa–all who attended Christian Life Academy.

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