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Doane Academy Announces New Board of Trustee Members

Shaniece Johnson

Shaniece Johnson is a mother, wife, and successful business entrepreneur. From 2007 through 2010, she was the owner and operator of a Coldstone Creamery in Hamilton, New Jersey. As such, she was involved in all aspects of the business, including but not limited to financial strategies, management, marketing, staffing, and growth.

Since 2008, Mrs. Johnson she has been a proprietor of K Johnson Enterprises, LLC. (KJE), located in Bordentown, New Jersey. KJE is a company that focuses on Health and Wellness in all its various aspects. KJE’s Team Campus in Bordentown, New Jersey is comprised of an 80,000 Sq. Ft., state of the art fitness facility, three medical office buildings, and a retail location.

In 2016, Team85 Fitness & Wellness, LLC, was opened by Mrs. Johnson, who has been responsible for ensuring the Health Club’s success. Team85 employs almost 200 individuals, and Mrs. Johnson helps to oversee all the individual job functions and the financial aspects of the company.

In addition to her familial responsibilities and professional accomplishments, Mrs. Johnson is heavily involved in her community. Since 2015 she has been the Youth Director of the Greater Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church located in Hamilton, New Jersey. In 2016, Mrs. Johnson was appointed as a Trustee of the church, where she assists with the finance and upkeep of the church’s facilities.

Mrs. Johnson and her husband, Kevin, have been active in the Doane community for many years and are the parents of three children, including their daughter, who currently attends Doane Academy in grade six.

Rev. David Snyder

The Rev. David Snyder is the rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Mount Holly. He brings to the Board of Trustees a diverse array of talents developed from his experiences in education, the nonprofit sector, and the Lutheran and Episcopal Churches.

A magna cum laude graduate of Lock Haven State College, David held positions early in his career in teaching and admissions at Freyburg Academy, Pine Ridge School, and Sewanee Academy. While at Sewanee, a persistent call to prepare for ministry led him to Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, from which he received his Masters in 1984. Moving north the following year, David became Pastoral Associate at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Pottstown, PA, while also completing a “Lutheran Year” at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. In 1986 he became ordained to the ministry of Word and Sacrament in the Lutheran Church in America.

Three years later, the Snyders returned to New England, where David served first as Pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Newington, NH, and subsequently at the Lutheran Church of the Nativity in Conway, NH. Simultaneously, he began a Doctor of Ministry program at the Portland branch campus of Bangor Theological Seminary. In 1998 he accepted a position as Executive Director of the Habitat for Humanity affiliate in Portland, ME. This work continued until 2005 when he joined World Vision, the largest Christian relief and development organization in the world, for which he did fundraising and development.

During this period and in the absence of Lutheran parishes nearby, David and Susan became affiliated with the Episcopal Church. In August of 2000, David became Vicar of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Bridgton, Maine, the first Lutheran pastor to be called to serve an Episcopal congregation following the establishment of full communion between the denominations in July of that year. After preparation officially to join the Episcopal Church, David was received in 2008 into the Diocese of New Jersey by the then Bishop George Councell. Subsequent opportunities led him to serve on the Diocesan Stewardship Commission and as Interim Rector of The Church of the Good Shepherd in Pitman, NJ, before coming to St. Andrew’s, from which he will retire at the end of 2018.