Board of Visitors

Thornwell’s Board of Visitors helps children and families by serving as ambassadors for Thornwell’s ministry. The BOV increases the number of Thornwell’s friends and improves the relationships with current friends by:

  • Advocating for Thornwell in their church or civic group, among friends and family, or other spheres of influence
  • Sharing their personal experiences with Thornwell’s ministry
  • Finding new relationships and making new relationships for Thornwell

2017 Board of Visitors Retreat Registration Form

Thank you for agreeing to serve as an ambassador as a BOV member. Please RSVP to this year’s spring meeting by completing the form below.

  • Name * Required
  • Thursday, April 27

  • Will you attend the Thursday retreat? * Required
  • Please select the breakout sessions you plan to attend on Thursday, April 27.

  • Each session is offered twice, from 3:00 to 4:00 and then from 4:00 to 5:00. Choose two sessions you want to attend. At the retreat, an assignment sheet and session location map will be provided. Each BOV member must register for his or her own session.
  • What are the breakout sessions about and who's leading them?

  • In Cottage Updates, Residential Director Steven Laird provides the scoop on what life is like in our residential program.
  • In All Things Academic, Vice President for Educational Services Norman Dover offers a glimpse into Read Right, MOMENTUM, and our early childhood education programs.
  • In the Community-Based Programs session, Vice President of Programs and Clinical Services Sonya O'Neal explains the difference between Building Families and Strengthening Families and more.
  • In On a Mission: Volunteer Programs, Director of Faith Formation and Christian Nurture Jenn Stanley sheds light on the countless opportunities we offer to serve at Thornwell.
  • What about Lunch and Dinner on Thursday?

  • Friday, April 28

  • Will you attend the Friday retreat? * Required
  • BOV Secretary

  • One of the items on the retreat agenda is to nominate and elect a BOV Secretary. BOV Secretary, along with BOV Chair, David Howell, will be responsible for collecting minutes during our meeting and later providing a report to the Thornwell Board of Trustees.
  • Please indicate below if you are interested in the role.