Christian Institute of Arts and Sciences is blessed to have a Board of Directors who are active in local churches, ministries, businesses, and the local homeschooling community.

Julie B. Jones: President
Patricia A. Jones: Vice-President

After a career as a middle school, high school, and junior college teacher, Julie Jones has dedicated her life to the cause of home schooling, mentoring and teaching her own children as well as many other students for over 50 years. She graduated from Baylor University in 1962 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Education (double major); her Masters of Science in English and Guidance and Counseling was earned from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1967. Julie has also completed post-graduate work with the National Institute of Learning Development. She is an educational therapist and currently works with over a half-dozen students on a weekly basis.  Julie was married to D. Patrick Jones for 44 years before he passed away in 2009. She is the blessed mother of 5, mother-in-law of 3, and beloved MaeMae to 3 beautiful girls and 2 precious baby boys.  


Tricia Jones has an accounting degree from the University of West Florida and serves as the CIAS Bookkeeper. She also volunteers tutoring services as a lead teacher at the CIAS Campus School, as well as serves in many administrative roles.


Roy G. Ward: Director

After more than 30 years in management with Gulf Power and the Southern Company. Roy Ward operated his own home inspection service company for many years until retirement in 2014. He is a graduate of Chipola College and the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in Building Construction, and Troy State University with a Master's degree in Management. Roy Ward and his wife Jacqueline have two adult daughters, both of which were homeschooled and graduated from CIAS.

Michael E. Collins: Director

Michael Collins is the Senior Pastor at Charity Chapel in Pensacola. He married his wife Pam in 1975 and has been pastoring since 1979. Michael attended Pensacola Junior College and the University of West Florida, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts in 1977. In 1979, he received his Master’s Degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Mike and Pam have three sons, two daughters-in-law, and two grandchildren. Mike serves on many boards, including Loaves & Fishes Soup Kitchen and Globe International. He also serves as the Northwest Florida & South Alabama District Overseer and is a Presbyter of Liberty Fellowship. He enjoys working with service dogs and enjoys ministering to special needs children and their families.

Jana C. Roland: Director


Jana Roland is a 30-year homeschool veteran who brings to the table a wealth of practical home education experience. owns and operates Homeschool Book Smart, otherwise known as Roland, Inc., the homeschool consignment bookstore in Pensacola.  She and her husband Gary are proud parents of four grown daughters, all of which were homeschooled, and enjoy their many grandsons.