B.S., Faith Baptist Bible College, Ankeny, IA
B.S., Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH
How was it that the Lord saved you? I was saved when I was 5 years old at Vacation Bible School. Even though I had heard of my need of salvation many times, I was convicted of my sin and knew Jesus died for me.
Where are you from originally, and where have you lived since? I was born in Upstate, New York, moved to Indiana when I was 13, 4 years of college in Ohio, and I have lived in MN ever since.
What ministries were you involved in prior to serving at PLCA? I have directed a church daycare center, taught children's Sunday School classes, directed a children's choir, and headed up a lady's missionary support group.
What training did you undergo to equip you to be effective in the ministry at PLCA? I have a BA in Education from Cedarville University, Cedarville, Ohio, specializing in Preschool-8th grade.
What do you do at PLCA? I am thrilled to be teaching both of our kindergarten classes, four-year-old and five-year-old.
What two or three things about you might be of special interest to the families at PLCA? I am the happy wife of one, mother of five, and the grandmother of four beautiful girls and one active boy. I like vacationing with my husband on islands with warm, sandy beaches, and I like to spend my free time in my craft room paper crafting.
What are your personal hopes for the students at PLCA? My hopes and prayers for my students is that they all come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ at a young age, and learn to love Him with all their hearts and lives.
How has God used PLCA as a means to bless and grow you? As a parent of PLCA students and now a teacher at the Academy, it has been a blessing to see the school make the transition into a traditional school. Listening to the teachers share their knowledge of spiritual truths and academic expertise with the students is so encouraging. I count it a privilege, and also a challenge, to be worthy of sharing with these young lives.
B.S., Pillsbury Baptist Bible College, Owatonna, MN
B.S., Appalachian Bible College, Mt. Hope, WV
M.S.Ed., Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
Teacher: Middle School
I was saved at the age of 4. I knew that I had done wrong things and that only Jesus could ultimately forgive me of those sins. I knew I wanted to spend eternity with Him in heaven.
I am originally from Minnesota. I grew up in Mankato and moved to Prior Lake right before my senior year of high school. I graduated from PLCA in 2005. I attended some colleges in Minnesota and West Virginia. I lived in Virginia for three years and moved back to Minnesota in 2013.
I taught 4th grade at Jefferson Christian Academy in Ripplemead, VA for three years. I also coached volleyball and basketball at JCA. I was a basketball ref for games for our church's basketball outreach. Additionally I served in many areas in Riverview Baptist Church.
I have the pleasure of teaching the middle school students. I also coach volleyball and basketball.
My hope for my students is that they not only grow in the area of academics, but that they also grow in their relationship with our Lord and their fellow classmates.
I like to stay active. I participate in runs quite frequently. I hope to one day do a marathon. I absolutely love to read. I am an avid Duke Blue Devils fan.
B.S., Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA