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Director Appointed to Serve International Christian Schools in World's Largest Christian School Association

Contact: Janet L. Stump, Director of Public Relations, Association of Christian Schools International, 719-867-6170, 719-659-7808 cell


COLORADO SPRINGS, Mar. 28 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) announces the appointment of Mr. Mike Epp to the position of ACSI International Director, replacing Dan Egeler, EdD, who will become Vice President of International Ministries, July 1, 2007.  Epp will oversee ACSI's education services to both international and national Christian schools in Europe, Africa, and the Commonwealth of Independent States/ Baltic States.


Epp is currently superintendent at Pan American Christian Academy in Sao Paulo, Brazil, were he has served in a variety of positions for nineteen years.  He is founder of the ACSI Brazil Country Office which serves fifty national Brazilian schools educating over 18,000 students.  He serves as a two-term member of the ACSI Executive Board, a member of the Committee on American and International Schools for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is the president of the Association of American Schools in Brazil.  Epp earned a Masters in Education from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. 


Epp strongly believes that international Christian schooling has a unique global role in furthering God's kingdom. According to Epp, "Christian schooling is growing internationally by leaps and bounds, because the Church is hungry to strengthen the believers for the future.  In time, ACSI's worldwide efforts will reach many for Christ--our bottom-line objective--and will strengthen Christian schooling in North America."


Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, ACSI is the world's largest association of Protestant schools. Its mission is to enable Christian schools and educators worldwide to effectively prepare students for life.  ACSI leads its 5500 member schools in 106 countries to greater effectiveness through services within the following broad categories: school improvement, professional development, and resources for the unique needs of children.