Board of Directors



Donna Lemley – Chairman

Donna Lemley has called Williamsburg her home since 1993. She and her husband, Bruce, married in 1985. Donna and Bruce are proud parents of two amazing young adults, Michael and Sarah. Donna is a proponent for Christian Education and has served in many volunteer capactities in local Christian schools. She has served on the Covenant Christian School Board of Directors since the school’s beginnings in 2015. She has served as Chairman and Secretary. Donna attends Foundations Church, serves in the Bible Study Fellowship International as a Substitute Teaching Leader, and is passionate about Women’s Ministry. Donna graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the College of William and Mary concentrating in Marketing. Donna serves the Covenant Christian School community because of her deovtion to the Lord’s command in Psalm 78:1-8 to teach the next generation.

Karen Plumley – Treasurer

Karen Plumley is a longtime resident of Williamsburg, Virginia. She graduated from Lafayette High School in 1985 and Clemson University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an area of concentration in Marketing. Karen is the Office Manager for Virginia Peninsulas Public Service Authority (VPPSA). She and her husband, Deno, have one daughter, Naomi, who is a rising 6th grader at Covenant Christian School. The Plumley family are members of James River Baptist Church where Karen has been a Children’s Church teacher and is currently a Care Group leader, assisting members with personal or family needs. Karen has served two terms as a member of the Board of Directors for Child Development Resources (CDR), a provider of early intervention services for children aged 0-3 and their families throughout the Historic Triangle that have disabilities or delays in their development or are at risk of developmental delays due to such things as low family income or premature birth.

Dr. Ben Pettus

Ben Pettus agreed to volunteering and serving on the CCS Board of Directors becasue of his gratitude for the years of sacrifice his family and teachers made during his childhood while attending Apple Valley Christian School in Southern, California. It was here that Ben learned the advatanges of a small school setting and the tremendous benefits that can come from passionate and inspiring teachers. Ben has been faithfully married since 2002 and has six children, three of whom are currently attending Covenant Christian School. He enjoys family time, home remodeling, time in nature, and travel. His greatest prayer is that believers will trust and obey/listen to God, epsecially as He leads us to sacrificialy love and help others.

Ben graduated Summa Cum Laude from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, with a Bachelor’s in Biology and Chemistry. He recieved his PhD in Molecular and Cellular Bio-Pathology/Biochemisty. He then earned his M.D. from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C. He completed his transitional internship at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, VA. His post graduate training included a residency in diagnostic radiology followed by a subspecialty fellowship in Mammography and Breast Imaging from the Mallinckrot Institute of Radiology at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. Currenlty, he is a board certified Multi-Speciality Radiologist, working within the Riverside Health System as a partner/employee of Peninsula Radiological Associates.

Ashley Pettus

Ashley Pettus is a Virginia native growing up in Virginia Beach. She attended The College of William and Mary (1999), where she studied French. She was a teacher at St. David’s Episcopal School in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is currently the mother of six children, ranging in the ages from 2-21. During a period of homeschooling her middle children, Ashely was introduced to the Charlotte Mason methodology. Ashley’s middle children love attending Covenant Christian School.