Board of Directors

Mr. Gene Liechty

Mr. Gene Liechty

Mr. Gene Liechty is a volunteer member of the Christ Classical School Board of Directors, a nonprofit organization, and the elected Chairman of the board. As chairman, he will preside at all meetings of the board, as well as all general meetings of the Association. His specific duties are outlined in the organization By-Laws. He serves as a voting member of the Christ Classical School board.

Gene is the Director of Development & Marketing at Logos School in Moscow, Idaho, a position he has held for three years. Prior to serving at Logos School, Gene served for eleven years as both Director of Development at Cary Christian School and Pastor of Christ Church in Cary, North Carolina. In addition to his work at Logos School, Gene is currently Director of Marketing & Sales at Canon Press. He has a degree in Marketing/Telecommunications from Indiana University and completed two years of study at Greyfriars Ministerial Hall in Moscow, Idaho. He and his wife, Kimberly, have four children at Logos School.

Captain Blake V. “Patch” Blakey

Captain Blake V. “Patch” Blakey

Captain Blake V. “Patch” Blakey is a volunteer member of the Christ Classical School Board of Directors. He is serving as the Secretary of the board and is a voting member.

Captain Blakey, USN (Ret.), graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering in 1972. He served division officer tours as Communications Officer and Combat Information Center Officer on USS Basilone (DD824), where he earned his surface warfare designation. As a department head, he served as Weapons Officer and Assistant Navigator on USS Blandy (DD943), and then as Engineer Officer on USS Pensacola (LSD38). He returned to the Naval Academy as a Company Officer, and then entered the Nuclear Power Program. Following his “nuc” training, he served as Main Propulsion Assistant on USS Long Beach (CGN9), and as Executive Officer on USS South Carolina (CGN37). He was assigned for a year to the staff of Commander Joint Task Force Middle East on USS LaSalle (AGF3) in the Persian Gulf as Command Center Director. From there, he took command of USS Patterson (FF1061). Following his command tour, he was assigned to the U.S. Naval War College where he earned a Master’s Degree in Strategic Planning and Policy Making. His final tour of duty was as Engineer Officer on USS Enterprise (CVN65). He retired from the U.S. Navy in August, 1995.

Upon Patch’s retirement, the family moved to Moscow, Idaho, and for about 18 1/2 years, Patch served as the Executive Director for the Association of Classical & Christian Schools (ACCS) followed by about ½ year as Director of Accreditation. He has served on the board of directors for both New St. Andrews College and Logos School, and is an elder of Trinity Reformed Church. He has also been a contributing editor to a bi-monthly periodical, Credenda/Agenda. Patch and his wife operate an alpaca farm as a side business. Patch is married to the former Deborah Ann Klejwa of Cloquet, Minnesota. He and his wife have four children and five grandchildren.

Kenneth V. Trotter

Kenneth V. Trotter

Kenneth V. Trotter is the Head of School at Christ Classical School. He serves as the Treasurer of the school board and is a voting member of the board.

Ken has worked in education for more than 25 years. He has served as a counselor and administrator in both public and private institutions at the K-12 and postsecondary levels. In 1999 he was selected as founding headmaster for the first classical and Christian school in Northwest Florida, Trinitas Christian School. Ken was the Head of School at Trinitas Christian School for 17 years. Under his leadership, Trinitas Christian School experienced consistent mission-centered growth. He also led Trinitas Christian School successfully through the accreditation process with Christian Schools International (CSI) in 2004, Christian Schools of Florida (CSF) in 2010, and the Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS) in 2010 and 2012. In addition to his administrative role at Trinitas Christian School, Ken served as a classical and Christian school consultant for select member schools in the Association of Classical and Christian Schools; was an accreditation team member and team leader for both the Association of Classical and Christian Schools and Christian Schools of Florida; served as a speaker at the ACCS conference; and served as a member of the New Saint Andrews College Board of Directors and a member of the Executive Committee of Christian Schools of Florida. Ken and his family were also founding members of Providence Church in Pensacola, Florida. Ken and his wife, Kenwyn, have four children and two grandchildren.