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Mark Seymour, President of Christian School Association of Greater Harrisburg (CSAGH), oversees both Harrisburg Christian School (HCS) and West Shore Christian Academy (WSCA), the two schools in our association. Mark served CSAGH in the 20-21 school year as Assistant Superintendent for Operations. He has previously worked for Delaware County Christian School, Malone University, Milton Hershey School and Eastern University.

Mark has a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from Messiah College and an MS in Nonprofit Management from Eastern University. He has worked in both university and private school settings and has focused his career on growing schools through enrollment and retention efforts, as well as working collaboratively with other school leaders to achieve strategic initiatives. 





Paul M. Beardmore, Vice President of CSAGH, previously served as Assistant Superintendent for Education Programs in the 20-21 academic year and WSCA Middle and High School Principal from 2017-2021. Paul, who holds a B.S.Ed. in Social Studies and M.A. in History from Shippensburg University, came to West Shore Christian Academy as a history teacher in 2015 after teaching history and economics at Cumberland Valley High School for seven years. 

Besides his roles with CSAGH and WSCA, Paul also served for several years as an adjunct professor at Shippensburg University, Advanced Placement Reader for the College Board, and grader for International Baccalaureate. He serves on the Elder Board at his church. Paul and his wife Rebecca are both proud members of WSCA’s Class of 2004.

Board of Directors

Dr. Rob Pepper


Dr. Pepper is the Assistant Provost/Dean of the Graduate School at Messiah University. He received his B.A. in History and a Social Studies Certification from Messiah University as well as an M.S. in Counseling and College Student Development from Shippensburg University. Dr. Pepper completed his PhD in Organizational Leadership at Regent University.

Lakita Gilmore

Vice President

Lakita Gilmore is the Associate Director of Transformation Technology at AT&T. She received her AA in Business from Harrisburg Area Community College.

Stephanie Matsko


Stephanie Matsko is the Special Projects Coordinator at TransCore ITS LLC. She received her B.S. in Accounting from Penn State University

Dennis cullen esq.


Dennis Cullen is the Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Directors at Cipriani and Werner. He received his B.A. from Temple University and J.D. from Widener University School of Law.

RICK gesswein

Rick Gesswein is the VP of Internal Sales at Crump Life Insurance Services. He received his B.S. in Marketing from Messiah University.

Stephanie Morris

Stephanie Morris is a freelance science curriculum writer. She received her B.A. in Environmental Studies from Messiah University and an M.A. in Biology from Shippensburg University

bob thompson

Bob Thompson is the owner of Perkins Restaurant and Bakery and RBT Realty Associates LLC. He is a graduate of the New Jersey State Police Academy.

brandon moist

Brandon Moist is the Chief Sales and Marketing Officer for Diamondback Covers. He received his B.S. in Finance from Penn State University.

Brandon rogers

Brandon Rogers is the Principal and Founder of 2R Consulting Group. He is also the owner of Bumble Bee Hollow Golf Center. Brandon received his B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Lehigh University and M.B.A from Penn State University, as well as an Executive Program Certificate from Cornell University.

Nick hansen

Nick Hansen is a Financial Advisor, CFP, at The Turnbridge Group. He received his B.S. in Finance from Bryan College.