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Dr. Gary Prechter

PROFESSION: Pulmonary and Critical Care Physician, Advent Health

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: US Air Force Academy (BS, 1973), Tulane University Graduate School (MS, Biochemistry, 1977), Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (MPH&TM, 1977), Tulane University School of Medicine (MD, 1977), Internal Medicine Residency, Wilford Hall Medical Center (1981-1984), Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship, Mayo Clinic (1986-1989).

ABOUT MY FAMILY: Married to Margo for over 30 years. We met in Colorado Springs and were married at the US Air Force Academy chapel in 1987. Our four children all graduated from Veritas Christian Academy. Michael (class of 2007) graduated from NC State University and is a software programmer in Durham, NC. Christopher (class of 2010) attended Beacon College and has worked in computer repair and presently lives in Hendersonville. Matthew (class of 2012) graduated from Wheaton College and is pursuing a master's degree in Theology at the University of Chicago. He is married to Christina Festen. Kathryn (class of 2013) attends Grossmont College, pursuing a degree in fine arts. She lives in San Diego with her husband Samuel Narveson.

HOBBIES: Hiking, piano (under the tutelage of Mr. Frank Argento), travel, and reading (with particular interest in faith and reason).

WHY VERITAS: After completing 24 years on active duty in the US Air Force, Margo and I moved to Hendersonville in 1996. We soon came to the conclusion that God was leading us to start a Classical and Christian school in the area. We initially met with our pastor, Dave Desforge and the following year with Kay Belknap and Lynn Gilpin as the Veritas Steering Committee, opening the doors in August 1998 at Faith Bible Church in Mills River. The next year we moved to Arden First Baptist Church and with rapid growth expanded to our present location in January 2002. Margo and I have witnessed many of God’s miracles and provision over the last two decades. We have worked with many talented administrators, teachers, staff and volunteers. God’s hand remains on Veritas and it has been our pleasure to serve.

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