Support Staff

Brad Stephens

Cheri Busenitz

Education: Bachelor in Public Administration, Grand Valley State University

Favorite Scripture: “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things.” - Philippians 4:8

Cindy Matzek

Favorite Scripture: "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." - Matthew 6:21

Dave Funk

Education: Bachelor in Mission & Bible, Grace University

Favorite Scripture: ”The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” - Psalm 18:2

Ed Wolfe

Favorite Scripture: A job worth doing is doing it to the best of your ability.

Elizabeth Richards*

Education: International Ministries, Moody Bible Institute

Certifications: Academic Language Therapist

Favorite Scripture: "And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God." - Philippians 1:9-11

Josh Brinkerhoff

Kathy Veer

Education: Bachelor in Business Education, Emporia State University

Favorite Scripture: “I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.” - Philippians 1:20

Kris Claassen

Favorite Scripture: "Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew and steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me." - Psalm 51:10-12

Kyndra Brown*

Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Missouri - St. Louis; Associate of Science in Nursing, Butler

Certifications: Registered Nurse

Lenora Wiebe*

Favorite Scripture: “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” - Hebrews 10:23,24

Michelle Slabach

Favorite Scripture: “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” - John 14:1-3

Nadine Unruh

Education: Master in Educational Technology, Emporia State University; Bachelor in Social Science, Emporia State University; Associate from Grace University

Certifications: Standard ACSI Certification

Favorite Scripture: “Lord, give me firmness without hardness, steadfastness without dogmatism, love without weakness.” - Jim Elliot

Raymond Unruh

Favorite Scripture: “I had boasted to him about you, and you have not embarrassed me. But just as everything we said to you was true, so our boasting about you to Titus has proved to be true as well.” - II Corinthians 7:14

Robyn Stucky

Education: Bachelor in Accounting & Business Administration; John Brown University

Favorite Scripture: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” - Proverbs 3:5-6

Terry Tilson

Education: Bachelors, Tabor College; Masters in Counseling, Emporia State University; Administration Certification, Emporia State University

Certifications: Lifetime

Todd Dove

Favorite Scripture: “He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." - Matthew 17:20

Tonya Helsel

Education: Bachelor in Business Management, Friends University

Favorite Scripture: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” - Romans 8:28

Wendy Wilgers*

Favorite Scripture: “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. I don't have to be strong enough!” - Philippians 4:13

*Indicates Berean Academy Alumnus