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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Doug Nigh of Grace AcademyDoug Nigh - Chairman

Doug and his wife Keleigh are both lifelong residents of Washington County, and currently live in Williamsport, MD with their three sons.  He has worked in the financial planning industry since 1999, and Keleigh has been a Registered Nurse since 1998. 

Doug first came to know Grace Academy while serving as the girls Varsity Volleyball coach at Grace Academy in the mid-1990’s. In 2005, he returned to coaching at Grace as an assistant with the boys Varsity soccer team.  He has continued to coach within the soccer program almost every year since.

Doug joined the Board in 2013 and is currently serving his second term with the Grace Academy Board of Directors.

In their spare time, Doug and Keleigh enjoy traveling and spending time together with their family.  They both enjoy serving in the local church, as well as on short-term missions.  They currently attend Lifehouse Church in Hagerstown, MD.


Dana JenkinsDana Jenkins - Vice Chairman

Dana has been a member of the Grace Academy Board of Directors since 2015 and currently serves at the Vice-Chair. Additionally, she chairs both the Marketing and Strategy committees.

Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Dana moved to Hagerstown in 1999 to start a career in the Pharmaceutical industry. Dana covered the Maryland and surrounding areas as a Pharmaceutical sales rep from 1999 – 2007.  In 2007 she was promoted to several internal roles for a Biotech Company located in San Francisco.  From 2007 – 2015 she had several roles as Sales Operations Manager, Business Analytics Manager, National Sales Manager and concluded her career in Pharma as the National Business Unit Manager where she led the entire genetic division for the United States. Due to heavy west coast and international travel, in 2015 Dana decided to leave the Pharma industry and use her experiences locally.  Shortly after, Dana started several small businesses and currently is the CEO and President of Arrowpoint Solutions, a business consulting firm that specializes in Finance, Strategy, Marketing and Social Media Marketing.  Additionally, Dana is the Vice President of the Board of Directors at the Discovery Station and chairs the Exhibit Committee. Dana is also a member of the Business Professional Women’s Club in Hagerstown.

Dana holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Masters of Business Administration.

Dana resides in Hagerstown with her husband and two children and attends Lifehouse Church.


Josh Barnhart - Secretary


Nina MurrayNina Murray - Treasurer

Nina is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed with the State of Maryland, and currently serves as a supervisor at Smith Elliott Kearns & Company, LLC, of Hagerstown, MD. 

Nina is a graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and has worked as a tax professional in Hagerstown for over 18 years.  Prior to moving to Hagerstown, Nina was teaching mathematics at Hereford High School in Baltimore County, MD.  Nina and her husband Rick have lived in Washington County since 1999, and have one Daughter, Erin, who is an alumni of Grace Academy.  They are members of Hagerstown Bible Church where they have served in various ministries, such as VBS and Camp Tohiglo.  Nina also volunteers with the Hagerstown Area Pregnancy Clinic, which is a mission of the Hagerstown Bible Church.

In her free time, Nina enjoys spending time with family and attending craft shows throughout Maryland and Pennsylvania.


Kathy Griffith - Director

Kathy has been on the Grace Academy Board of Directors since 2017 and is currently serving as the Finance Committee Chair.

Originally from Williamsport, MD, Kathy graduated from the University of Maryland, earning a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and Advertising. Shortly after graduation, she married her husband Steve, and lived in numerous locations across the country while he served in the US Air Force.  During that time, she was the CFO and Director of Operations for non-profits and multiple corporate organizations.

Kathy received a Master of Business Administration with a focus in Finance from Pepperdine University. Following her husband's retirement, they moved back to the Hagerstown area to be closer to family. She currently is employed at a local business as an Accounting Manager.

Kathy and Steve are members of Paramount Baptist Church.


Patrick GrachPatrick Grach - Director

Patrick is the founding and Lead Pastor of Lifehouse Church. While God laid this church-planting vision on Patrick's heart back in college, the process did not begin until 2003 when he and Laura moved to Hagerstown, Maryland. While Patrick and Laura are both originally from New York, they have ministered in the Maryland/West Virginia region since 1999. Patrick and Laura are graduates of Northpoint Bible College in Haverhill, Massachusetts (formally known as Zion Bible College), both earning BA's in Biblical Studies. Patrick has a minor in Pastoral Ministry and Laura has a minor in Christian Education. Patrick also holds an MA in Counseling from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA.

Patrick feels privileged and honored to pastor Lifehouse and is not afraid to talk about any subject, keeping his sermons practical, relevant, and humorous. He also enjoys hiking, camping, skiing, and golfing, and is frequently looking forward to the next opportunity to compete in a marathon, triathlon or mud race that comes his way. Laura has been serving on staff at Lifehouse Church since 2010 and holds down the fort at home. Patrick and Laura have three daughters, Rebecca, Carissa, and Bethany, and one son, Daniel.


For email or questions:

board@graceacademyapps.org