Christian School Leadership Lessons

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Episode 2 | 30 min

Empowering School Leaders and Fostering Donor Relationships

In this lesson, we talk with Dr. Todd Marrah, who serves as superintendent for Tree of Life Christian Schools. He explains how he envisions education transforming over the next decade, how he empowers his school’s leaders, and why there’s sound reasoning for the head of school to spend time off campus to network and build donor relations.


About Dr. Todd Marrah, Superintendent, Tree of Life Christian Schools

Todd R. Marrah, Ph.D., is Superintendent of Tree of Life Christian Schools and President of Tree of Life Christian Ministries. The school was founded in 1978 and serves 627 students across four campuses in pre-K through Grade 12. He also serves as Executive Pastor at Rock City Church, one of the fastest growing churches in the U.S, on the board of the Columbus Dream Center and on the board of The Association of Christian Schools, Inc.

Dr. Marrah’s experience as a middle and high school teacher, a middle and high school principal combined with more than 30 years of pastoral ministry as a children’s pastor, youth pastor, preaching pastor, and executive pastor provides unique insights into issues facing education and the church. Dr. Marrah frequently presents at conferences, churches, and Christian schools on a variety of topics including leadership, strategic planning, spiritual formation, and Christian parenting.


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