Laura Calhoun is the President of the Governing Board, on which she has served since 2007. She is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Restored Life Church located in Southeast Colorado Springs. Laura is also the Founder and President of the Restored Life Family Resource Center, a community outreach ministry focused on bringing healing, health, wholeness and restoration to individuals and families.
Laura brings to the board over 25 years of customer service experience, 13 years of administration experience and over 13 years’ experience developing and training Leaders. Laura has a passion for helping young people with their life and educational goals. She has helped numerous students at Colorado Springs Early Colleges (CSEC) achieve academic success. She has a daughter, a son, and a brother who graduated from CSEC, one with an Associate’s Degree, one with a certificate in Culinary Arts and one with college credits.
Laura was a Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) Chaplain for 10 years and now continues to volunteer with the CSPD in the Community Relations Unit. Laura is a native New Yorker but has traveled many places for over 20 years as a military wife. Laura and her husband now call Colorado home since he retired after serving 20 years in the U.S. Army.
Art has served on the CEC Governing Board for three years and is the Board Treasurer. His term expires in June 2018. He is a retired businessman with nearly 30 years of experience in the plastic films industry. He hired, mentored, developed, and managed field sales people across the middle of the USA. Their efforts were instrumental to the growth of a new company from less than $6 million to more than $300 million in less than 20 years. He retired from plastics and joined a Christian financial services organization. Their mission included visiting clients who requested preparation of legal documents to award part of their final estate to their favorite ministries. Art is a retired Navy Flight Officer and served 23 years on active duty and in the Navy Reserve. His years of travel for business, Navy, and ministry to more than 40 countries gives him a broad world-view and sensitivity to other cultures. Business was his ministry field, and it provided a great time for learning practical lessons in stewardship and personal relations. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware with a degree in Biological Sciences and Chemistry. His science education and post-graduate business courses prepared him well for his business career. He lived in Naperville, IL for 29 years before moving to Colorado Springs in 2006 with his wife Susan.
Terry has served on the Governing Board for two years with a term expiration date of May 2018. He is currently the representative on the Corporation Board for CEC-Douglas County. Terry is an independent contact center and telecommunications consultant helping service companies improve their customer experience while lowering costs. Prior, Terry was a successful sales executive for Oracle and Genesys. Terry is a supporter of FIRST and BEST robotics, helping mentor independent Team Komodo based in Louviers.
John has served on the Corporation Board for 2 years with a term expiration date of May 2018. He represents CEC-Fort Collins on the Corporation Board and is elected to serve until 2018. Mr. Lovell has over 33 years of experience in agricultural, small business, and real estate lending. He is currently the manager of the Home Equity Department/Business Relationship Officer and Vice President of First National Bank in Fort Collins, Colorado. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Colorado State University-Fort Collins.