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The Indiana Conference Executive Committee voted to extend the call to Peter Cousins on February 9, 2021.

February 18, 2021

Indiana welcomes new Education superintendent

Peter Cousins has accepted the post as Indiana's Superintendent of Education.

Cousins is currently the principal of Tri-City Christian Academy in High Point, North Carolina, which God has blessed with marked growth in enrollment, course offerings, and outreach opportunities under his leadership.

“I have always endeavored to serve the Lord in whatever capacity He has called me to," says Cousins. "My goal has always been to grow our schools in a direction that pleases God and helps students grow closer to Christ in an effort to prepare for the soon return of Jesus.”

Cousins is no stranger to Indiana, having graduated from Indiana Academy, served as teacher and acting principal at Indianapolis Junior Academy, and later as principal at Indiana Academy.

After attending Indiana Academy, Cousins earned his Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education in 1998 from University of Michigan in Flint, Mich., and his Master's degree in Educational Technology in 2006 from Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Mich.

Cousins enjoys playing basketball and volleyball, serving in outreach and leadership areas and has been an adult Sabbath School teacher for over 12 years.

The Indiana conference Executive Committee voted to extend the call to Cousins on February 9, 2021, and is looking forward to what the Lord will do through him in Indiana.

Meanwhile, the conference acknowledges the dedication of the husband-and-wife team who have served the last two years as superintendents. “Indiana Conference has been very blessed by the quality leadership of Tom and Renee Coffee as superintendents of education. Their warmth, wisdom, and experience have helped guide our teachers and schools during these unprecedented times of challenge. Having come out of retirement to join the Indiana team on a one-year interim basis in the fall of 2019, we have appreciated their flexibility in continuing a second year at the helm of our schools.”

Cousins will take up this work during the summer of 2021.