Don and Lucienne Buell have been associated with Ankeny Christian Academy from the school’s inception in 1993. Don Buell, the ACA Education Foundation treasurer since 2008, also served on the Board of Education, with six years as chairman and one year as interim administrator. He has been involved in the ministry of The Gideons International for 34 years, representing the ministry locally, throughout Iowa, the United States, and in Africa.
“Serving on the ACA Education Foundation is another type of ministry, allowing me to represent Jesus Christ as I promote Christ-centered education of ACA to parents, grandparents, friends, and the community,” Buell says.
The Buells live on a small farm near Elkhart and raise a few Black Angus cattle. They have been married for over 45 years and have four married sons, Herb, Fred, Wes, and Kerb. Kerb is a 2003 graduate of ACA. Fred formerly served as ACA’s varsity football coach and girls basketball coach. Two of the Buell’s grandchildren have attended ACA.