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Board of Directors


Resurrection Lutheran School is a mission of the Church.  The Resurrection Lutheran School Board (RLS Board) is made up of primarily congregational members of the Resurrection Church (RLC), some of whom may also be parents of children attending RLS.  The RLS Board consists of seven or eight voting members, RLC pastor in an advisory capacity, the principal and admissions director in a reporting capacity, and a teacher representative.

The school board operates in an oversight capacity while the principal is responsible for the daily operations of the school.  An administrative team is in place to assist in various functions associated with a growing school.

You can email the Board at or board members can be reached individually by using their first and last names (example


David Robison, Chair

David and his wife Leah grew up, met, and were married in Seattle, Washington. They discovered they loved the South when they moved to Columbia, South Carolina for Leah’s graduate studies. In 2013 they moved to Cary, in part because of the presence of Resurrection Lutheran School. They have four children. Eva and Jonah are at Resurrection Lutheran School. Mark and Silas are at Resurrection Lutheran Preschool. The family worships at the 8am and 10:30am services at Resurrection Lutheran Church.

 David graduated in 2003 from the University of Washington with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Economics. He started a software company in 2001 with his dad that develops software for the design of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems for buildings. The company is located in Cary and has three other employees. David is involved in all aspects of the business: software development, sales, marketing, and technical support.

 In his free time, David likes to play soccer, board games, and computer games.

 David joined the school board in 2018. He enjoys being able to give back to the school and help it continue to maintain its strong Christian and academic focus.

John Whatley, Vice Chair

John is a member of RLC and has been a resident of Cary for over 30 years. He is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He left that city to attend the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland from which he graduated with the Class of ’78. His follow-on years in the Navy were served as a Naval Aviator with duties in electronic reconnaissance, research & development, and primary flight instruction (his favorite). After his completion of service in the Navy, John followed the career and profession of an international airline pilot working for American Airlines for nearly 30 years.

As a retiree, John fills his time with many and various activities. His most recent endeavor has been to join the RLS Board to help guide and direct the activities of our school. With their three daughters, John and his wife, Alison, are closely familiar with Lutheran and Christian-based schools and some of the challenges that such schools can face. However, with those children having completed their respective schooling, John is intimately aware of the many positive aspects and rewards that a quality Christian-based education can afford and he is looking forward to bringing any insights and talents that he might have to help RLS become the school of choice in our area.

Tim Farmer, Treasurer

Tim Farmer is a Michigan native who attended Central Michigan University.  He holds degrees in Finance and Marketing.  Tim currently works for Square 1 Bank, a division of Pacific Western Bank where he is responsible for the Credit Administration and Loan Operations functions for the Venture Banking group.   Prior to working for Square 1, he worked in financial consulting for a number of years.  Additionally, Tim teaches a Boot Camp for New Dads at WakeMed.  The course focuses on building confidence in soon-to-be dads.

Tim and his wife Amanda met in high school and have been married since 2007.  They live in Holly Springs with their two children, Nolan (6) and Aubrey (3) and are members of the church congregation.  In his free time, Tim enjoys building things, working in his yard, playing games and sports with the kids and travelling.

Tim joined the RLS Board in 2018. 

Linda Cook, Member

Linda Cook is a retired teacher with a passion for connecting children to books to help them become lifelong readers and learners. She graduated from Calvin College in Michigan and has her Master’s Degree in Reading from Nazareth College in New York. She taught at Rochester Christian School in upstate New York and Wake County Schools in North Carolina.

She is a new board member at RLS and she looks forward to learning about more ways to support teachers, students and families. She and her husband love spending time with their family, especially their six grandchildren. Her hobbies include reading, quilting and building with Lego.

Bee Perrson, Member

Bio coming soon.

Neil Porter, Member

Bio coming soon.

Jacin Suskin, Member

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Michelle Wood, Member

Bio coming soon.