CHCA School Committee

ChairmanDr. Glen Spivey

Deacon Chairman- Jimmy May

Deacon Chairman Elect- Christian Zaccaro

Pastor- Alan Floyd

Head of School- Chris Brazell

Business Administrator- Jay Moore

West Campus Director- Jennifer Newton

Andrew Golden

Jessica Bell

Margie Williams

Amber Herman

Hannah Breland

Gene Wyatt

Tyler Brenes

Chairman- Dr. Glen Spivey
Dr. Glen Spivey has served on the Cottage Hill Christian Academy School Committee for three years. He is Dean Emeritus, Air Command and Staff College, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. Dr. Spivey and his wife Donna moved to Mobile after his retirement in 2015 with more than 40 years of educational experience as a faculty member and in educational leadership roles. Dr. Spivey retired as a colonel from the Air Force Reserve in June 1998 after 30 years of service. He holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Troy University and Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate Degrees in Education from Auburn University. Dr. Spivey and his wife Donna have two grown sons, Matthew and Mark, who live in Mobile.
Deacon Chairman- Mr. Jimmy May
Deacon Chairman Elect- Christian Zaccaro
Business Administrator- Mr. Jay Moore
Pastor- Mr. Alan Floyd

Pastor Alan is a native of Mobile, holding degrees from the University of Mobile, Southwestern Seminary, adn New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. His wife Kathy is also from Mobile. They have two sons, Christopher and Conner. 

Pastor Alan has pastored churches in Florida and Georgia before coming to Cottage Hill in 2012. Since that time, Cottage Hill has baptized over 750 people and has more than doubled in attendance, launching two additional campuses on Dauphin Island and in Downtown Mobile. In addition to being a frequent quest speaker for evangelism conferences and revivals, Pastor Alan consults with churches and non-profits on revitalization. 

Head of School- Mr. Chris Brazell

Mr. Chris Brazell was selected to serve as the fifth Head of School at Cottage Hill Christian Academy in May of 2021. Mr. Brazell has faithfully served in many roles during his twenty years of service to the Cottage Hill Christian Academy school community; most recently as Athletic Director, Varsity Football Coach, and Varsity Baseball Coach. Brazell began his career at Cottage Hill Christian Academy during the 2001-2002 academic year serving as an assistant coach, then spent 13 years in the classroom as a social science teacher, coached various sports for two decades, and has been a fixture on the schools Administration and Leadership Teams.  

Brazell completed his Bachelor of Science in Social Science from the University of Mobile in 2002 where he was the team captain of the 2001 World Series baseball team. In 2004, Chris was named Head Baseball coach and garnered 339 wins on the diamond over seventeen seasons, (3) thirty-win seasons, and (31) student-athletes went on to play at the next level. In 2013 he was named Athletic Director, after serving as the assistant A.D. for five years. In 2016, he moved out of the Social Studies classroom and into fulltime administration, as he served as the Upper Schools Dean of Students. In 2018, he was tabbed as the Head Football coach and led the Warriors to the first Region Championship, 10-win season, and playoff appearance. During the span as head football coach for three seasons; the Warriors posted 24 wins, set numerous records, recorded many firsts for our football program, and sent at least one player to the NCAA Division 1 level in each. He has also been selected as “Coach of the Year” by various organizations, both as a head football and baseball coach respectively. Mr. Brazell continued to serve as a member of the leadership team in various capacities during his tenure. 

In the twenty years of education experience, Brazell has grown to understand the many aspects that are involved in running and leading a school committed to Christian values. As he has shared with many of the athletes he has mentored over the years, Chris works to instill his personal motto of aligning priorities. He often shares with the student body his goal of keeping his walk with Christ first, family second, calling third, and then personal hobbies. Brazell seeks to lead Cottage Hill Christian Academy in its continual goal of being the choice for a Christ-centered, academically challenging education in the Mobile area. Brazell describes his excitement for the opportunity to lead saying, “I am honored to be selected to serve as the next Head of School at CHCA. I would like to thank the members of the CHCA School Committee and the leadership of Cottage Hill Baptist Church for this opportunity. The journey over the past two decades as a Warrior, has been a tremendous blessing for me both personally and professionally. My family and I look forward to what the Lord has in store for us in the days ahead.” 

Cottage Hill Christian Academy is the largest weekday ministry of Cottage Hill Baptist Church where Brazell and his family are faithful, active members. CHBC Leadership and the CHCA School Committee is confident in the leadership of Chris Brazell. Dr. Alan Floyd, Lead Pastor of CHBC, shares his confidence in the new leadership for CHCA, “Mr. Brazell has been with CHCA for 20 years, and at his very core he is a Warrior. With his years in the classroom, sports fields, and administration, he understands the balance of athletic and academic rigor. And after hearing his vision for CHCA, I have the utmost confidence that Chris will lead our school forward to a brighter future.” Chairman of the CHBC School Committee, Paul Carter, said this of Brazell’s announcement, “Coach Brazell has been a beloved member of our Cottage Hill family for many years. We are thrilled to have him in this key leadership position.” 

Mr. Chris Brazell is married to Charlie Brooke Brazell and they have one daughter, Chrislie- Anne.



West Campus Director- Mrs. Jennifer Newton

Mrs. Jennifer Newton is entering her 19th year as a part of the Warrior family. During her tenure at Cottage Hill, Mrs. Newton has served as a teacher, coach, and admissions director. In her new role as west campus director, Mrs. Newton will lead our high school students, faculty, and families. She understands the culture of Cottage Hill and is excited to help propel our high school to even greater heights.


Mrs. Newton attended Pensacola Christian College, where she double-majored in English Education and Physical Education and was a member of the Lady Eagles volleyball team. She and her husband Brad have twin daughters, Emily and Ashlyn (10th grade), who attend Cottage Hill. The Newtons are active members of Cottage Hill Baptist Church.

Mr. Andrew Golden
Mr. Andrew Golden and his wife, Christina, have two children. Grant is in 1st grade and Ellie is in K2. This is Mr. Golden’s first year serving on the school committee but he and his family have been members of the Cottage Hill family for seven years. Mr. Golden is the IT Director for Smith Dukes and their affiliated companies. He was a member of the 3rd graduating class of CHCA in 2002, and attended K5 through high school graduation. His grandmother, Mildred Harris, taught 1st Grade at the school for 36 years, beginning in 1963. Mrs. Christina Golden is currently a history teacher at Mobile County Public School System (Baker High School).
Mrs. Jessica Bell
Mrs. Jessica Bell works in the Scientific Research field at the University of South Alabama. She and her husband Brandon have two children, Allyson (7th grade) and Brandon, Jr. (4th grade) who both attend CHCA. Mrs. Bell’s children have been enrolled at Cottage Hill Christian Academy for 11 years, and this is Mrs. Bell’s first year serving on the School Committee.
Mrs. Margie Williams
Mrs. Margie Williams is serving on the committee for the first time but has been at CHCA for ten years. Mrs. Williams is an attorney practicing in estate planning (wills, trusts, powers of attorney, etc.) and small business formation (LLCs, incorporations). Her husband, Matt, and his brother are financial advisors/planners and run Williams’ Financial Group. Mr. and Mrs. Williams' daughter, Marley, is a 7th grade student at CHCA who plays volleyball and soccer. She also acts in the spring plays at Cottage Hill. Their son, Jaxon, is in 3rd grade at CHCA and plays baseball and football and is an avid LSU fan.
Mrs. Amber Herman
Mrs. Amber has served as a leader in the banking industry for almost 20 years. She is currently caring for outstanding employees from Mobile to Santa Rosa Beach, FL, as the Regional Manager for All In Credit Union. Amber is a graduate of the College of Business at the University of South Alabama and the Alabama Banking School. Amber and her husband Scott have two children, Camaryn (9th grade) and Cade (5th grade) who both attend CHCA. They have been a part of Cottage Hill Christian Academy for four years and are active members of Cottage Hill Baptist Church. Amber has served in AWANA, the Women’s Ministry, Student Ministry, as a LifeGroup leader, and previously on the finance committee for CHBC. This is Amber’s first year serving on the school committee for CHCA. Her husband serves in the Warrior Club.

Mr. Gene Wyatt Jr.

Mr. Gene Wyatt is employed as a Hospital Sales Representative for AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals. He and his wife, Donna, have been married for thirty-nine years and have four children who graduated from Cottage Hill Christian Academy. Stephen, 2003, Ashley, 2004, Chris, 2008, and Cody, 2012. Mr. Wyatt is the proud grandparent of four grandchildren with one presently attending CHCA. He is a past member of the Warrior Club where he served as treasurer. Mr. Wyatt was also actively involved with fundraising for the boys' varsity and middle school basketball programs. Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt are members of Cottage Hill Baptist Church.

Mrs. Hannah Breland

Mr. Tyler Brenes