Kayla Crist~Kayla Crist is a homeschool Mom of 2 school-aged boys and 2 toddlers. She has a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Spring Arbor University. Before starting her family she taught kindergarten at LCS for 5 years and started a Christian preschool for 4 years at Ogden Church. More recently she worked for Siena Heights University with at-risk students from Adrian High School. She and her husband, Dan, pastor 1mosaic Church. Her teaching philosophy is simple: let them learn through love, so that they may love to learn. She is obsessed with children's literature, especially historical fiction. Creativity, art and good books will be the infrastructure of her classes!
Aaron Deline~ Aaron is blessed to be the husband of Rebekah and father of their seven homeschooled children. He holds a M.S. in Physical Therapy from Grand Valley State University. He has practiced for twenty years and since 2004 has been Director of Carter Rehab Center in Adrian. He also holds a Master of Divinity from Knox Theological Seminary and serves as one of the Pastors at the Reformed Baptist Church in Adrian. He can be reached by email at email@example.com
Rebekah Deline ~is blessed with being the wife of Aaron Deline and mom to 7 precious and lively children ages 3 - 17. She is passionate about homeschooling, having the immense privilege of being homeschooled hereself! She believes that Jesus Christ is the author and goal of all true learning and that our children's education should be carried out in that light. She LOVES history and children's literature, enjoys camping with her family up north, and baking, and of course, reading. We should never stop learning! She can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Christine Filipek ~ After growing up in Connecticut, Christine graduated from Pensacola Christian College with a bachelor’s degree in Education and spent 10 years teaching in Christian schools before moving to Michigan with her husband, Keith, who also graduated from PCC and is a music teacher. Christine and Keith knew before having their first child over 19 years ago, that they would homeschool and she has enjoyed the journey. Besides teaching her own children for the past 15 years, Christine taught Apologia sciences to a group of students in her home for 4 years and then began teaching several classes at the Quest tutorial. She and Keith have served in leadership roles over the past 10 years with two homeschool support groups. She feels that God has put her in this place and time to share her passion for excellence in home education with the homeschooling community in Lenawee county.
517-445-2160 or email@example.com
Evelyn Frandle ~As a former homeschool graduate, Evelyn continued with an education at Hillsdale College graduating magna cum laude honors with a degree in music with her instruments being violin and viola. She started her music studies when she was three years old using the Suzuki method. During high school, Evelyn was part of the Toledo Youth Orchestra, Sienna Heights Youth Orchestra, Harvest Orchestra, and Adrian Public School Orchestra. In 2011, she was the second chair for the Lenawee County Fine Arts Festival Orchestra. She has been a certified Suzuki teacher since 2014.
Sheldon Lange~ Sheldon is homeschool teacher to 3 boys, ages 10, 12, and 14, and has 3 younger daughters as well. His wife of 22 years, Mary, helps with homeschooling when she's not at work as a critical care nurse at Bixby. Sheldon taught math at Lenawee Prep Academy for a year and then at Washtenaw Christian Academy in Saline for 10 years. Having been in missions and youth ministry before being a math teacher, Sheldon has a heart for God and a love for youth that will be evident in the classroom. His students have often thanked him over the years for making class fun and for making math understandable and interesting. Sheldon is presently the Children's Pastor at Ogden Church in Adrian, MI and he has been a part of SINCH for 3 years. He looks forward to sharing his passion for math and helping kids grasp the concepts in math needed to continue to build a strong foundation for other math and science classes and for life beyond the classroom.
Geoffrey McComb ~had planned to become an accountant very early in life. The only other profession that had ever crossed his mind was to be a physics professor, but realized this would always be a passionate hobby. As captain of the science Olympiad team and qualifying 3 years in a row for physics and geology at the state level this satisfied his love for science for the time being. Before graduating high school Geoffrey earned his certification in accounting from Jackson College solidifying his career choice. Geoffrey worked his way through college at an engineering firm; developing and implementing information technology networking systems and designing fiber optic network runs throughout several Michigan counties, this helped to balance his love for business and science. He began his education at Spring Arbor University majoring in accounting and finance with a minor in technology, where he met the love of his life and now wife of 7 years, Brittani. He was raised and resides in Adrian, Michigan with his three boys and daughter, Nicholas, Noah, Carter & Laurel. Before settling back in his hometown of Adrian, Geoffrey spent 3 years as a funeral director and mortician, going back to school at Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science to learn anatomy and chemistry; though it was a wonderful experience and a meaningful ministry, the hours did not coincide with a growing family. Geoffrey now runs his own accounting firm where he provides accounting and tax services, business and technology consultation to small companies and non-profits around the nation. Geoffrey is also the academic director of Veritas Academy in Adrian, a not for profit non-public school focus on project-based learning and a Christ centered curriculum.
Eva Salisbury ~ After receiving her Associates Degree in Nursing from Montcalm Community College, Eva Salisbury has spent the last 30 years working as a Registered Nurse. She began working part time and is currently entering her 19th year as a Certified Diabetes Educator, the last 11 years at ProMedica Bixby and Herrick Hospitals. A mother of four, Eva is currently homeschooling two teenagers – Jonathan and Christopher. Bethany is a 2014 graduate of the Salisbury homeschool. Jeff and Eva, married 32 years, have served in leadership in a homeschool support group and are active members of their church. Some of their fondest family memories are from annual week long statewide church camps with their children and church family.
Faith, family and fun are three words that describe Eva’s outlook on life. Her sincere faith in God and His amazing grace, which is free to all, helps her to be positive and look for the good in all situations. “I realize God is truly in control, which causes me to carry a deep sense of family and keep a clear perspective on the important things of life – relationships,” she explains. Eva is passionate about helping the next generation love and serve God and learn about the world He created. Her “Socratic dialogue” with children, mostly on an informal basis, helps them understand their own faith. You can contact Eva at:
(home) 517 263-1362 or (cell) 517 215-0015 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Tomell ~ Mary received her bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Siena Heights University in 1978 and has painted for fun and profit ever since. Mary has taught community education art classes as well as serving as the art teacher for the former St. John’s Lutheran Day School. She has taught art to small groups of homeschool students for the past five years. Mary is part of the Lenawee Council for the Visual Arts and has displayed her work through their many art shows. She also plays the piano/keyboard professionally for local churches. She and Phil have one son, whom they homeschooled in high school. If you walk into the Adrian Senior Center dining room, you will see Mary’s work; a giant mural depicting the history of Adrian from 1826 to 1910, which Mary painted 25 years ago.
517-263-5836 or email@example.com