Eric Lapata is the newest member of the Perkins Local School District Board of Education. He was appointed to the board to fill a vacant seat in May 2020.
Mr. Lapata, who attended Perkins Schools as a youth, is a 2004 graduate of Perkins High School and is co-lead pastor at The Chapel in Perkins Township.“It’s a huge humbling honor to come back and serve the schools that made such a difference in my life,” Mr. Lapata said.
He also is a graduate of Cedarville University near Xenia, Ohio, and holds a master's degree from Grand Rapids Theological University in Michigan. Mr. Lapata is married to Paula Lapata and the father of four young children, including two boys who are students at Furry Elementary, and two daughters.