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Bob Baima - Co-Founder

M.Ed. – Liberty University
M.Div. – Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
M.B.A. – Boston University
B.A. – Wheaton College (IL)

Rev. Bob Baima is a co-founder of Dunwoody Christian School and served as the Head of School from its inaugural year in 2018, and served faithfully until 2021. Bob remains an active DCS parent and consultant to the DCS Board of Directors. Bob also serves as a Brigade Chaplain (LTC) in the U.S. Army Reserve. Previously, Bob served a year (2007-2008) as a combat chaplain in Iraq. 

Prior to co-founding DCS, Bob benefited from a nearly 30 year career in the IT industry, 21 years of which were with IBM. He and his wife Cindy live in Dunwoody with their two children, Nathan and Abigail, who are both students at Dunwoody Christian School. 

Bob is ordained by the Evangelical Free Church of America. As a lifelong learner, he has both a firm commitment to education, and a passion for Christian formation. To further his skills in these areas, he is currently pursuing a doctorate in education (Ed.D.). 

Our Board



Marian Chase - Interim Head of School

B.S. Applied Mathematics – Georgia Tech (cum laude)
M.S. Finance – Georgia State University

Marian is the parent of a Dunwoody Christian School student. She is a native of Dunwoody, graduated from Dunwoody High School, and earned degrees at Georgia Tech and Georgia State University. Marian worked in actuarial consulting and in HR for Fortune 500 companies based in Atlanta. Her background includes compensation & benefits plan design, project management, and communication. Marian and her husband, Gerry, live in Dunwoody with their three children. 


Cindi Manley

B.A. – University of West Florida (summa cum laude)

Cindi Manley has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1989. She previously served as the financial leader of a private school which began with 23 students in rented space. She helped lead and grow the program to an enrollment of 126 students on a five acre campus. Cindi and her husband Scott, who is a Delta pilot, have been married for 39 years. Their son Jack serves in the United States Marine Corps.

Rob Weaver

Ph.D. coursework – Georgia Institute of Technology
M.S. – Georgia Institute of Technology (summa cum laude)
B.S. – Georgia Institute of Technology (summa cum laude)

Native Atlantan Rob Weaver holds a Masters degree in Theoretical Physics. As a serial entrepreneur, he has built and led dynamic businesses in the fields of software development and real estate. He currently serves as a deacon at Dunwoody Community Church.  Rob and his wife Sydney have four children and live in Dunwoody.

John Cowart

B.S. – Emory University 

John Cowart is a native of Atlanta who was raised in Dunwoody and graduated from Marist High School and Emory University. John’s family has deep roots in the Dunwoody and surrounding communities and has invested in local private Christian schools. Today, John lives in Dunwoody with his wife Cheri, where he is active in the real estate development and business finance. The family has four children, and attends Northpoint and Passion City churches.

Brandie Szuda

B.S. - Illinois State University
MS-HMI - Kennesaw State University 

Brandie holds a Masters degree in Healthcare Management and Informatics. She has worked in multiple analytics roles within the insurance industry and currently leads a team of Data Scientists. Brandie is a regular volunteer in the children’s ministry at Dunwoody Baptist Church. She and her husband have two children who attend Dunwoody Christian School and have been actively involved prior to the school’s official opening in 2018.





Advisors to the Board


Ron Klein

M.S. – University of Utah
B.S. – Weber State University

Ron Klein is an author, speaker, and a certified non-profit board consultant to Christian schools. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Westminster Christian Academy in Huntsville, AL, where he was formerly Head of School. As a retired army officer, Ron founded an aerospace/defense services company and has led business consulting teams around the world. He has served as the Chamber of Commerce Small Business chairman, Rotary Club president, and is currently active in several community organizations.

Sebastian Suma

M. Div. – New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (4.0 GPA)
J.D. – University of Georgia Law School (cum laude)
B.A. – University of Pennsylvania

With dual graduate degrees in law and theology, Sebastian Suma brings a wealth of educational training and career experience as an advisor to the Dunwoody Christian School Board. Currently, he serves as a Sunday school teacher at Dunwoody Baptist Church, where he has served in various leadership capacities, including on the Leadership Team. Sebastian, his wife Brooke, and two daughters live in Alpharetta.