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Bethany Orpin

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

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

Cheryl Gallegos

Education: B.S. degree from Grace University in Christian Education; post-graduate work in Reading Specialist and Educational Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Certifications: Elementary Certification and License in Kansas and Nebraska

Favorite Scripture: "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29:11

Christopher Zimmerman

Education: Associate in Farm & Ranch Management, Hutchinson Community College; Bachelors in Food Science-Chemistry option, College of Agriculture, Kansas State University

Favorite Scripture: "For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." - Ephesians 2:10

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

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

Jennine Busenitz

Education: Child Evangelism Fellowship Leadership Training, CMI/Children’s Ministry Institute in Warrenton, Missouri

Certifications: Language Tutor from Fundamental Learning Center, Wichita

Favorite Scripture: “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!” - Psalm 34:8

Josh Brinkerhoff

Education: Bachelor in Secondary Education (World History & American History) from Dordt College; Master of Arts (Theological Studies) (MATS) from Covenant Theological Seminary

Favorite Scripture: “And he (the LORD) passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, ‘The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion, and sin. Yey he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation.’ ” - Exodus 34:6-7a

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

LaVonne Mullins

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Theology from Moody Bible Institute; Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Bethel College

Favorite Scripture: "He says, "Be still, and know that I am God;" - Psalm 46:10a

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

Rachel Eck

Education: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Mathematics, Kansas State University

Favorite Scripture: "For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image." - 2 Cor. 3:17-18

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

*Indicates Berean Academy Alumnus