Parents & Families

Parents Council

The Parents Council is a group of parents dedicated to helping at various PBA events, raising money for the parents fund, and more.

As PBA parents, your opinions, your ideas and your concerns are our main priority. You are not only members of our family but also partners in the educational process.

This vision is the foundation of the Parents Council, an initiative that strives to provide effective parent-university interaction through events and services, as well as publications.

There are many ways to get involved in PBA life. Support your student with e-mails, phone calls, and in prayer and being aware of the many student support services the University offers.

Parents Council Responsibilities

  • Communications: Responsible for creating and disseminating a variety of communications to current and prospective parents via personal contact, e-mail and regular mail.
  • Special Events: Assist in promoting and facilitating special PBA events such as Welcome Week, S.O.A.R., College Fairs, Regional Parent Fellowships, Family Weekend and Commencement. Activities include assisting with student move-in, meeting and greeting prospective parents and planning fellowships.
  • Fund Raising: Parents Fund


Parents Council Committee members:

  • Co-chairs Brad and Debbie Mason - Sarasota, Florida
  • Rich and Catherine Berlanti - Bokeelia, Florida
  • Founding members Wayne and Deretta Cotton
  • Jon and Helen Dickinson - Lake Worth, Florida
  • Eric and Jennifer Duncan - Longwood, Florida
  • David and Kathy Fox - Franklin, Tennessee
  • Mark and Cyndie Friese - Riva, Maryland
  • Dave and Priscilla Guinta - Monroe, Connecticut  
  • Andy and Terry Hardman - Sarasota, Florida
  • Mike and Christy Lubben - Richmond, Kentucky 
  • Robert and Cindy Read - Lighthouse Point, Florida
  • Bob and Karen Scheuer - Newtown, Pennsylvania
  • David and Alesia Wilson - Homestead, Florida
 PBA's Parent Council co-chairs, Debbie and Brad Mason, are part of the team dedicated to fundraising, support and helping at various PBA events.
 Debbie and Brad Mason, co-chairs



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Stay informed by reading newsletters or magazines sent by the University. Attend campus events. Spread the word about PBA by talking to prospective parents. Listening to the concerns of other parents and sharing these concerns with PBA administrators is a primary responsibility of the Parents Council.