Board of Trustees
Simon (Trey) Hendershot | President
Born and raised in Gonzales, Texas, Mr. Hendershot is a native Texan and graduate of Texas A&M University. He received his B.B.A. in Business Management and was a member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band and the Corps of Cadets. Trey was named Distinguished Military Graduate and upon graduation, received a commission as an Infantry Officer in the United States Army. Mr. Hendershot also served as a Judge Advocate General Officer for the 36th Brigade 50th Armored Division.
Trey received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law in 1987. Mr. Hendershot is currently the managing shareholder of the Houston-based law firm, Kerr, Hendershot & Cannon, P.C. where he leads the Business Law and Regulatory sections of the firm. He is a member of the Texas State Bar and American Health Lawyers Association. He and his wife, Cherie, reside in Fort Bend County where they are active in Sugar Creek Baptist Church and with multiple local charities. They have three daughters, one who graduated in 2016 and two who currently attend Fort Bend Christian Academy.
Alicia Scala | Vice President
Alicia Scala was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University and went on to earn her Masters in Health Care Administration from TWU. Alicia worked as an RN for many years, eventually transitioning to leadership roles at various hospitals and health care institutions. She helped start up an outpatient surgery center as the Chief Executive Officer and two hospitals as the Chief Nurse Officer before leaving her last position as CNO with St. Luke’s Sugar Land Hospital to be a stay at home mom. Alicia has many years of experience working as a senior leader with multiple boards and wants to use this knowledge and experience to help Fort Bend Christian Academy be successful in line with God’s perfect plan for the school.
Alicia and her husband, Ed, have one son, Eddie Scala, Jr.,who is in elementary school at Fort Bend Christian Academy. They attend Sugar Creek Baptist Church where they have been members for many years. Alicia is active in the community, her church and serves on many volunteer committees at FBCA. Her desire is for Fort Bend Christian Academy to be covered with God’s grace and protection. Alicia hopes that each student and graduate may enter the world knowing that they are a child of God and with His strength and guidance they can accomplish great things.
Jeff Smith | Secretary
Jeff Smith grew up in Conroe, Texas and graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. While at Texas A&M, he was a member of the Corps of Cadets and served in the Ross Volunteers honor guard for the governor of Texas. Upon graduation, Mr. Smith joined Arthur Andersen & Co.’s Houston office audit division holding the position of Senior Auditor before his departure in 1988. Jeff joined Baker Hughes Incorporated in 1998, a supplier of oilfield services, products, technology and systems to the oil and natural gas industry worldwide, where he served as Senior Internal Auditor to operations worldwide. Jeff joined BJ Services Company as Financial Reporting Manager in 1990. BJ Services Company supplies pressure pumping (fracturing and cementing) and oilfield services to the oil and natural gas industry worldwide. He held numerous positions within the company, with his last position as Senior Vice President, Finance, and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Smith currently serves as a private investor and provides independent consulting services to the oilfield services industry, and is an active member of the Mays Business School Development Council, Texas A&M University.
Jeff and his wife, Christine, have two children. Their son, Taylor, graduated from Fort Bend Christian Academy in 2014 and is currently attending Texas A&M University. Their daughter, Julia, is a senior at Fort Bend Christian Academy.
Josh LaRocca | Treasurer
Mr. LaRocca has been a resident of Sugar Land for nearly 20 years, including being an active participant in the FBCA community for the past 10 years. A graduate of Rice University, Josh earned a B.A. triple major in Pre-Med, Exercise Science and Political Science. Since graduation from Rice, Josh has been a member of the Greater Houston commercial real estate industry, currently as a founding Principal of the Avison Young Houston office. Prior to beginning his full-time real estate career, Josh participated in the NFL-Europe professional football league, as well as brief stints with the NFL’s Denver Broncos and Dallas Cowboys. During his tenure at Rice University, Josh was the starting quarterback and team captain, as well as Academic All-Southwest Conference in both his junior and senior years. In his junior year, he led the football team to the Southwest Conference championship.
Josh has been married for 20 years to his wife, Jenn, and they have one child, Owen, who is currently an 8th grader at FBCA. Josh & Jenn are active participants in the Sugar Land community, including being members at The Bridge Fellowship Church. Josh’s other activities include acting as vice chairman of the City of Sugar Land’s Zoning Board of Adjustment, being an active member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR), and recently completing a 3-year tenure as president of Sugar Land Little League. Josh maintains a lifetime membership in Rice University’s prestigious “R” Association.
Kathe is a native Houstonian, a graduate of Memorial High School, and The University of Texas with a B.A. in Secondary Education. Kathe and her husband, Matt, served on the Southwest Young Life Committee for Houston, taught Senior High Sunday School at First Presbyterian church and then at Christ Evangelical Presbyterian Church for several years, were in leadership for Community Bible Study for several years, and then answered a call to full-time mission work for seven years in start-up and daily operations of a Christian Family Camp outside of Lake City Colorado.
The Bakers have three adult children, Austin (and wife Lauren), Barbara (and her husband Nathan, parents of a precious grandson, Tucker), and David, a 2011 graduate of FBCA. Kathe has a deep love for Fort Bend Christian Academy, the staff, and teachers; she has seen them love, care and encourage each student toward a passionate life lived well for Jesus!
Joe Davis is co-owner of L.C. Eldridge Sales Co., LLC and manages day-to-day operations of the company. He is also co-owner of Leseman Davis, LLC, a patent holding company, and is the inventor and owner of four U.S. Patents. Mr. Davis’ companies are involved in the business of industrial ventilation and noise control for land-based and offshore based applications around the world.
Joe holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Management from Grantham University. In addition to his position on the Fort Bend Christian Academy Board of Trustees, Mr. Davis also serves on the Building Committee at Cornerstone Community Bible Church and is past Athletic Director and Board Member of the Pecan Grove Gators Football organization.
Joe and his wife Robin have two graduates of Fort Bend Christian Academy, a daughter who graduated in 2015 and a son, class of 2013.
Terrence Gee is a native Houstonian and 1986 graduate of Rice University. After a 22 year career with the management consulting firm Accenture, Terrence founded Trilogee Venture Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm where he serves as managing partner.
Terrence serves as a trustee of Brentwood Baptist Church and the Prairie View A&M Foundation, in addition to serving on the boards of Child Advocates, Spring Spirit Baseball, and The Texas Dragon Boat Association.
Terrence and his wife Terri have a daughter who graduated in 2016 and two boys currently attending Fort Bend Christian Academy.