Journey Christian Academy


Academic Excellence


Support our
JCA Golf Fundraiser September 23rd

Journey Christian Academy

Journey Christian Academy (JCA) will partner with community families and organizations to provide an education system comprised of scripturally based instruction while pursuing excellence in academics.

Journey Christian Academy is dedicated to its founding principles of partnering in a covenantal relationship with families to provide a wholesome, Christ-centered environment that is a physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually safe place for students to explore and develop their gifts, talents, and skills.

We respect families, the church, our community, our country, and our school and we will provide opportunities for each to grow together and to provide a foundation that enables our students to receive a challenging college and/or trade school education.

All of your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.

Get Ready! There’s a new kid in town! Journey Christian Academy (JCA) is a new school with a new vision and it’s getting ready to open! 

Come out to our awesome Golf Tournament. All proceeds will advance our goal of a safe and excellent educational experience parents and kids deserve.

About our Golf Tournament hosted
by Wachesaw Plantation East

4-Person Captains Choice. 7:30 Registration. 9am Shotgun Start. $400/Team or $100/person. Three opportunities for a Hole-in One with prizes that include a Car, Taylor Made Clubs with Leather Bag or $250 cash! Food provided by Chick-fil-A. There will be a special appearance by meteorologist Ed Piotrowski of Channel 15. Your registration even includes FREE Range balls!


Platinum (SOLD)

2 foursomes, 3 Hole Signs, Company Info in Ditty Bags, Recognized in Program, Logo on Web, Banner

Gold (SOLD)

1 foursome, 2 Hole Signs, Company Info in Ditty Bags, Recognized in Program, Banner

Silver (SOLD)

1 foursome, 1 Hole Sign, Company Info in Ditty Bags, Recognized in Program

Bronze $1,000 (SOLD)

1 foursome, 1 Hole Sign, Company Info in Ditty Bags, Recognized in Program

Pin-Flag Sponsorship (SOLD)

All 18 Pin Flags with name/logo (to be kept after event)

Hole Sponsorships: Hole Signs

ONE Hole Sign $100

SEVEN Hole Signs $500

EIGHTEEN Hole Signs $1,000


Contests and Prizes

Grand Prizes 

(Foursome with a Cart)

1st Place: The Dunes Club

2nd Place: Members Club at Grand Dunes

3rd Place: Man O War

Competitive? Hole in 1… Longest Drive…Straightest Drive Contests…

Get some help to win! Mulligan’s Package for $20 includes 2 Mulligan’s, 2 Throws, 1 “T” Shot from Red Tees and Putting Contest Tickets


RAFFLES, Including a $25 raffle for a chance to win a 12-Gage Winchester





Use this QR Code to
Register and Pay

You can also click HERE to print and return the registration form with payment to Larry Simmons. 
Contact Larry @ 301-440-0286.     

Not into Golf? You can still support our event with a General Donation! Thank you!

Meet our Lead Educator

Barbara Ruff

HELLO! I’m Barbara Ruff and It is my pleasure to serve as Educational Leader for Journey Christian Academy. 

I have served in a variety of educational leadership positions throughout my career. Prior to becoming principal for seven years, my experiences included serving as a paraprofessional for five years and an elementary teacher for twenty years in Michigan. I also served as a consultant for new teachers, and as an instructional leader and curriculum coordinator at Harvest Preparatory School in Canal Winchester, Ohio, where I provided professional development and conducted teacher evaluations, as well as leading Wednesday Chapel Ministry. I have 5 years of Minister and Pastor experience in Ohio, North Dakota, and South Carolina, and am a Christian with a developing relationship with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and have been an intentional and faithful weaver of HIS gospel throughout my life. I have authored two Christian books and served as a speaker in Ohio, Florida, North Dakota and Michigan. 

My educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a major in English, which included certification to teach K-8 and 9th grade English, from Western Michigan University; a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University; and a Principal’s Certificate from Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio.  Additional activities throughout my life have included: a Beautician Certificate from National Beauty College, in Benton Harbor, MI; a Realtor’s License from North Dakota; and a Grant Writer’s Certificate from St. Louis, Missouri.  By pursuing lifelong learning and living in the grace and mercy of Christ, I strive to serve as an example to students and teachers, encouraging their life-long learning. 

I am blessed to be the wife of my dear and handsome husband, Reinhart C. Ruff, and the mother of two amazing, grown, children, Wendy Reed and Bret Ruff.  They are the loves of my life, as well as my wonderful, four grandchildren, and four great grands, who never fail to amaze me.   I have had the same expectations for them as I do the children whose lives I have the privilege and honor to speak into, and whom I love dearly.  My desire is to see all children excel and become productive human beings, who have ample opportunities to become followers of Christ and to be whatever they desire to be when they grow up.   

My goals are to provide a supportive climate and culture at Journey Church and Journey Christian Academy that is conducive to teaching and learning. Additionally, I desire to provide the information and instruction in the love and grace of Jesus, through example and teaching. I am a Spirit-led and Grace-driven woman of God. By being so, my desire is to provide for each individual student and teacher the kind of educational climate that leads to the growth required for them to achieve their highest potential, along with “joy unspeakable and full of glory” in their lives. 

Let’s Invest in Our Future Together!

“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.”