preserving the history and improving the future of Christ School

Alumni Council

The Alumni Council is an important group of volunteer leaders who take on a variety of important projects at Christ School. In addition to the planning for Alumni Weekend, the Alumni Council works on the Alumni Awards, the Legacy Scholarship, the Athletic Hall of Fame, and the Teacher and Staff of the Year Award. Christ School is truly grateful for all the ways in which the Alumni Council strengthens the ties between alumni and the school.

Alumni Council Mission Statement

The Christ School Alumni Council is committed to preserving the history and improving the future of Christ School by promoting sincere connections among former students. The Council will work to engage alumni in the school’s philosophy that balances academicsspiritual lifeathleticsleadership development and a direct understanding of work’s dignity. By encouraging alumni participation, organizing events and frequently communicating with the school’s former students, Council members will build on more than 100 years of experiences and values shared by the Christ School brotherhood.

Mr. Richard E. Haake '87 - President

  • Richard Haake graduated from Christ School in 1987. He received a BA in History from Kennesaw State University. He has a Culinary Arts Degree from New England Culinary Institute. He was successful Executive Chef in Napa Valley for 20 years leading the Kitchen at Robert Mondavi Winery and Cakebread Cellars.  He currently works as hospitality recruiter in Asheville for TalentServed. He is married to Virginia Jordan Haake and have a son, Bo, who plans on being a future Greenie, class of '31. 


Mr. Sean C. Scott '08 - Vice President

  • Sean Scott graduated from Christ School in 2008. He currently lives in Washington, D.C., where he works as Community Sales Lead for WeWork. Sean graduated from High Point University in 2012 and has extensive experience in finance, account management, and non-profit work.


Mr. Thomas E. Beck '69

  • One would think that fifty years is plenty long enough to get over high school. For me that hasn’t been the case. I still get goose bumps driving to campus to watch a ball game. I smile every time I see a Christ School sticker on a car, and believe me, there are many more than there used to be. Maybe it’s because my son graduated from Christ School in ‘07. Maybe it’s because my grandson shows so much interest in the school. Maybe it’s because of all the years I have served on the Alumni Council. Perhaps it’s because of all the effort I have enjoyed keeping my brothers from the class of ‘69 close. And maybe it’s just because Christ School is an incredible blessing God chose to give me many years ago. He wanted the school and my experience with it to be special and life changing and He never changes.


Mr. Calvin J. Covington '01

Calvin Covington graduated from Christ School in 2001. He went on to play football and study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Calvin has worked for Bank of America for the past nine years, and he currently serves as Vice President and Wholesale Credit Lending Officer in Business Banking.


Mr. Daniel M. Reeves '99

  • Dan Reeves graduated from Christ School in 1999. He went on to attend the University of Alabama, where he majored in Telecommunication and Film. He is a freelance journalist with a background in publishing and marketing. Dan is a twelve-year survivor of brain cancer. He lives in Richmond, Virginia with his beautiful wife, Kelly. They are expecting twins in the fall. 


Mr. James M. Snider (Max) '08

  • Max Snider graduated from Christ School in 2008. As a senior he served as the Sacristan as well as a proctor in South Carolina House. He now lives in Washington, D.C., where he works in commercial real estate banking. Max graduated from the University of Mississippi with a bachelors degree in Finance after playing lacrosse at The Catholic University of America. Currently he is pursing a Masters in Real Estate Finance at Georgetown University. Max coached lacrosse at Christ School from 2014-2015, and he continues to coach youth and high school lacrosse in the D.C. area.


Mr. Gary E. Chambers '67

Mr. Joseph W. Wheeless IV '04

  • Joe is a native of North Carolina where he grew up in Raleigh. After graduating from Christ School in 2004, Joe fell in love with the mountains and decided to attend Western Carolina University in Cullowhee. While an undergraduate, Joe became highly involved in fraternity and sorority life and stayed at WCU for graduate school, earning an M.Ed. in College Student Personnel. After graduate school, Joe worked at High Point University in fraternity/sorority housing. In 2013, Joe moved to Williamsburg to start working at William & Mary where he currently resides. In 2019, Joe started working towards a Ph.D. in higher education with research focused on higher education policy. Joe is an avid runner and loves to cook. He can typically be seen around Williamsburg with his dog, Arby.


Mr. William P. Willimon '94

  • Will Willimon graduated from Christ School in 1994. Will has been a member of the University of Georgia’s regional development team for 14 years and currently serves as Senior Director of Development for Regional Programs.  He leads a 18-person team that travels and focuses on donor engagement in 18 states and more than 50 cities. Will is a 1998 graduate of Wofford College and has more than 18 years of development experience. He is married to Elizabeth and has two children, Parker and Grace.


Mr. George S. Bitter '00

  • George Bitter graduated from Christ School in 2000. He currently lives in Atlanta and works for Rockefeller Capital Management as a Vice President-Analyst. Prior to his time at Rockefeller, George spent the majority of his career in investment banking and government contracting George earned an IMBA from the University of South Carolina and completed his undergraduate work at Sewanee. In his spare time, George enjoys golfing, skiing, traveling, hunting, and fishing with his family and friends.

Mr. Adam E. Willis '01

  • Adam Willis graduated from Christ School in 2001. He currently serves as Vice President of Sales at Nolan Transportation Group and has worked in sales, brokerage, and logistics. Adam graduated from St. Andrews Presbyterian College in 2005 and lives in Hickory, NC.


Mr. David T. Shainberg '18

David Shainberg graduated from Christ School in 2018. A native of the Asheville area, David is in his second year at Emory University and majoring in Finance and Finance Management Services. At Emory, David serves as Chaplain of Sigma Nu Fraternity and is the Vice President of the Emory AIPAC.


Mr. Kyle Luce '16

  • Kyle Luce graduated from Christ School in 2016. During his time as a Greenie, he played Varsity Tennis, acted in the theatre program, and was involved in various community service projects. After graduating from Christ School, he attended Millsaps College, where he was a member of the tennis team for two years. After two years at Millsaps, he returned home to study at Birmingham- Southern College, where he is currently majoring in Businesses Administration. He is looking forward to his first year on the Alumni Council. 


Mr. Thomas Beard '12

  • Thomas Beard graduated from Christ School in 2012. He currently serves as a Brokerage Associate for Colliers International in Columbia, SC, where he also attended the University of South Carolina. Thomas majored in economics and graduated from USC in 2016. Thomas is a third generation Greenie, along with his grandfather, uncle, and cousin.


Mr. Brian P. Hayes '90

  • Brian Hayes graduated from Christ School in 1990. He currently lives in Fletcher and works as a contract pilot flying out of Asheville Regional Airport. Brian retired from the U.S. Army with 20 years of service after serving tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as a UH-60 Blackhawk instructor pilot.  He is father to four daughters and one son and has three granddaughters. Brian enjoys hiking, camping, working out, and traveling in his spare time.