Our Team

Administration & Staff

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TW Webb, MEd

Interim Head of School & Guidance Counselor

EDUCATION: BS Education, Masters Education FAMILY: Married to LouAnne, 1 daughter and 2 sons attending FCA FUN: Time with family EMPOWERING STUDENTS: I empower students to reach their highest potential by encouraging them that God has a plan to use their talents, abilities and careers for His ministry - Jeremiah 29:11-13.

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Hall Powers

Director of Operations

EDUCATION: BS Engineering Operations FAMILY: Wife - 3 adult children, 4 awesome grandchildren FUN: Family beach trips and building projects at Freedom EMPOWERING STUDENTS: I empower students to reach their highest potential by interacting with them to let them know I care about them.

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Natalie Munoz, MEd

High School Principal

EDUCATION: BS Mathematics Education, Med Educational Leadership FAMILY: Married to Drew FUN: Spend time with family and friends, travel, shop, and read a good book EMPOWERING STUDENTS: I empower students to reach their highest potential by striving to be a godly example, positive voice of Truth in their lives, and reading them of their great purpose and future.

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Pamela Ross, MA

K-5 Director

EDUCATION: BS Elementary Education, Concentration in Psychology, MA Instructional Technology FAMILY: Husband, 1 son, 1 daughter, 1 granddaughter FUN: Time with family, crafts, relaxing in my hammock EMPOWERING STUDENTS: I empower students to reach their highest potential by inspiring them to be the individual God designed them to be!

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Susan Bartlett

Middle School Director

EDUCATION: BA History, Double Minor Secondary Education and Bible FAMILY: Husband Michael (Pastor), Daughter Bailey at LU, Brady (11th) and Bella (9th) at FCA FUN: Playing games with family, visiting the mountains, Jesus and Java EMPOWERING STUDENTS: I empower students to reach their highest potential by bringing history to life because its ``His Story`` and God is daily writing each one of their stories!

Kristen Glass

Kristen Glass, MS

Preschool Director

EDUCATION: BA Early Childhood Education, MS Early Childhood Studies-Administration, Management & Leadership Specialization FAMILY: Married to Police Specialist Jeremy Glass with two daughters Katelynn & Aubrey FUN: Camping with my family EMPOWERING STUDENTS: I empower students to reach their highest potential by reminding them they are loved.

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Melody Bergstresser, MAEd, EdD

Learning Discoveries Director & Middle School Science

EDUCATION: BA Biology, MAEd Curriculum and Instruction, EdD Special Education FAMILY: Devoted to my grandmother, parents, two brothers, two nephews, and my niece. FUN: Spending time with family and animals, especially my dog; traveling EMPOWERING STUDENTS: I empower students to reach their highest potential by reminding them to 'trust and try'. I tell them to trust that I will help them and I want them to succeed, but they must put forth their best effort and try.

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Jessica Barefoot

Fine Arts Director, Band Director, Elementary Music, A/V Tech

EDUCATION: BA Music Education FAMILY: A son who is a 2015 FCA graduate and a foreign exchange son who is a 2016 FCA graduate FUN: Playing music (pep band, praise team), sewing, crochet EMPOWERING STUDENTS: I empower students to reach their highest potential by providing challenges and opportunities to explore areas in which God has gifted them. I encourage them to work with excellence as unto the Lord, as Psalms 33:3 says, ``Sing to the Lord a new song, play skillfully with a shout of joy.``

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Wendy Mathias

Music/Drama

EDUCATION: BS Business Administration FAMILY: Husband Tim, Daughters Kayla and Karly FUN: Beach EMPOWERING STUDENTS: I empower students to reach their highest potential by showing them how to see themselves through the eyes of their Creator, living their lives based on the opinion of their Creator, not others, and showing them that failure is actually learning and loving them unconditionally.

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Susan Ringled

Learning Discoveries Teacher

EDUCATION: BS K-6 Education FAMILY: Married to Kerry, 4 grown children, 7 grandchildren FUN: Beach, shoe shopping, watching hummingbirds, playing board games EMPOWERING STUDENTS: I empower students to reach their highest potential by starting them where they are - not where you would like them to be.

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Ranier Agustin

Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

EDUCATION: BS Exercise Physiology, Certified Exercise Physiologist FAMILY: Youngest of two children to the parents Renato and Marialuisa Agustin FUN: Playing competitive sports, traveling, exploring EMPOWERING STUDENTS: I empower students to reach their highest potential by reminding them that every goal they set is obtainable, and the hardship that they may encounter is worth it in the end.

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Tim Pittman

Athletic Director, Middle School Bible, Coach

EDUCATION: BRE Religious Education, AS Christian Education FAMILY: Married to Lajaune, 2 daughters and a son FUN: Preaching, coaching and spending time with family ACTIVITIES: I love to preach and teach the Word of God, coaching boys and girls soccer, and driving to field trips and teams. EMPOWERING STUDENTS: I empower students to reach their highest potential by doing their best and forget the rest, always keeping their eyes up for our Redeember is coming!

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Courtney Montgomery

Librarian

EDUCATION: BS Recreational Therapy FAMILY: Married to Russell, 2 children Molly and Tyler FUN: Spend time with family EMPOWERING STUDENTS: I empower students to reach their highest potential by encouraging students to do their best and supporting them along the way cheering on their smallest victories!!!

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Dan Pruessner, MS

Physical Education

EDUCATION: BS Physical Education, MS Sports Management FAMILY: Wife Kelly, sons Cole, Ian and Tyler FUN: Spending time with family, playing golf, beach ACTIVITIES: Varsity boys basketball coach EMPOWERING STUDENTS: I empower students to reach their highest potential by giving them an understanding that true success both temporal and eternal can be in Christ and the self-satisfaction of knowing you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.

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Kelly Pruessner

Art K-12

EDUCATION: BA Elementary, Special Education Concentration, Continuing Education in Fine Arts FAMILY: Married to Dan, 3 boys at FCA FUN: Spending time with family, painting EMPOWERING STUDENTS: I empower students to reach their highest potential by helping them see just how special God has created them and helping them find their strength in academics and fine arts.

Preschool & Staff

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Lisa Parrott

Preschool Assistant, Head Varsity Cheer Coach, Competition Cheer Coach

EDUCATION: Psychology and Christian Counseling Studies FAMILY: Married to Adam for 16 years, daughter Krystin FUN: Enjoy doing anything with my family, traveling, reading, painting, and sign language ACTIVITIES: Cheerleading coach for 20 years EMPOWERING STUDENTS: I empower students to reach their highest potential by working as unto the Lord and not unto man. I encourage them to see themselves through their Creator's eyes - a masterpiece work in progress.

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Jessica Roberson

K4 Preschool

EDUCATION: Early Childhood Education Studiens FAMILY: Married to my best friend Ryan and blessed with three amazing children Haley, Kevin and Kaleb FUN: I love to spend time with my family, reading, photography, and a day at the beach EMPOWERING STUDENTS: I empower students to reach their highest potential by encouraging them to be themselves and giving them a foundation to grow in Christ.

Lower School K-5

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Amber Barnhill, MAT

K-8 Spanish/8th Grade Girls Bible

EDUCATION: BA Spanish, MAT K-12 Foreign Language Education FUN: Travel, spending time at the beach, spending time with family and friends, reading, live music EMPOWERING STUDENTS: I empower students to reach their highest potential by reminding them that they are important and valued and that God has a wonderful plan for their lives!

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Tanya Bennett, MEd

3rd Grade

EDUCATION: MEd K-6 FAMILY: Married for 27 years, daughter graduate of UNCW and son is a Junior at FCA FUN: Love to travel and spend time laughing with friends and family EMPOWERING STUDENTS: I empower students to reach their highest potential by equipping students with the knowledge of Christ. They are uniquely created in His image with the purpose completing His perfect plan in their lives. Spiritual growth and academic growth go hand-in-hand.

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Jennifer Best, MPA

4th Grade

EDUCATION: BS Criminal Justice, Masters Public Administration FAMILY: Married to Clay, two daughters Jenna Claire and Chloe Elizabeth FUN: Travel, time with family, shopping ACTIVITIES: Math Olympics EMPOWERING STUDENTS: I empower students to reach their highest potential by telling them they are awesome and that I believe in them and Jesus!!!

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Amy Covington

4th Grade

EDUCATION: BS Elementary Education FAMILY: Married to Cliff, 1 daughter, 2 sons, 2 grandsons FUN: Time with family, reading, sewing EMPOWERING STUDENTS: I empower students to reach their highest potential by allowing them to make mistakes and then learn how to correct them.

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Melissa Davis

2nd Grade

EDUCATION: BS Interdisciplinary Studies, Focus on Elementary Education and Religion FAMILY: Married to Brian, 3 children - John Garner (16), Emma Morgan (12), Anna Grace (10) FUN: Spending time with family and friends, clearance sales, beach, photography EMPOWERING STUDENTS: I empower students to reach their highest potential by learning to listen to God's voice in their lives, choosing what is right even when no one is watching, and helping others in need.

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Caleb Hankin, MAT

3rd Grade

EDUCATION: MAT Elementary and Early Childhood Education FAMILY: Younger sister, older brother and parents live in Fayetteville FUN: Watching and playing sports, watching movies, hiking and eating EMPOWERING STUDENTS: I empower students to reach their highest potential by helping them to see themselves the way God sees them - creative, lifelong learners of God's truth and learning to think for themselves.

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Becky Hopson

1st Grade

EDUCATION: BS Elementary Education with Specialty in EC-4 FAMILY: Husband to JR, 3 children Emily, Adrian and Joshua FUN: Reading, gardening and cooking with my family EMPOWERING STUDENTS: I empower students to reach their highest potential by encouraging a love for literature and creating opportunities to explore the world that God has created.

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Ann Hughes

5th Grade

EDUCATION: BS Education K-6 FAMILY: 1 son FUN: Time with family, friends and God EMPOWERING STUDENTS: I empower students to reach their highest potential by challenging them to become self-reliant, responsible members of our classroom.

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Amanda Jones

1st Grade

EDUCATION: BS Education FUN: Beach, reading and running EMPOWERING STUDENTS: I empower students to reach their highest potential by reminding them that God has a plan for their life! Jeremiah 29:11

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Wendy Langan

K-6 Physical Education

EDUCATION: BS Communications FAMILY: Married to Jim, one daughter and a son FUN: Teach group fitness classes, spending time with husband and kids, puttering in the garden EMPOWERING STUDENTS: I empower students to reach their highest potential by providing the skills, understandings, and confidence to live a healthy and active lifestyle that honors our Creator.

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Donna McDonald, MA

Kindergarten

EDUCATION: BS Elementary Education, MA Elementary Education FAMILY: Married 40+ years, 2 married adult children and 6 grandchildren FUN: Spending time with family doing almost anything! EMPOWERING STUDENTS: I empower students to reach their highest potential by encouraging them to do their best and follow our class motto that says ``They can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.``

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Lawson Schmidt, MEd

2nd Grade

EDUCATION: BS Early Childhood Education, MEd Curriculum and Instruction - Integrated Arts FUN: Time with family, singing, painting, crafting EMPOWERING STUDENTS: I empower students to reach their highest potential by seeing them each as valuable and beautifully gifted by the Creator to fulfill His purpose.

Middle School 6-8

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Mary Hinz, MA

Middle School Grammar/Writing Teacher

EDUCATION: BA History, MA Teaching FAMILY: Married to Dan, mom of four, including one FCA student FUN: Reading and sewing EMPOWERING STUDENTS: I empower students to reach their highest potential by giving them the tools to be confident, independent learners.

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LouAnne Webb

6th Grade Math, History, Bible

EDUCATION: BS Elementary Education FAMILY: Married to TW, 3 kids attending FCA FUN: Family time, cooking, shopping EMPOWERING STUDENTS: I empower students to reach their highest potential by encouraging them to do their best and reminding them that God has a perfect plan for their lives!

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Amanda Wright, MA

Middle School Literature

EDUCATION: BS Criminal Justice, MA Education FAMILY: Husband Joe and 5 children FUN: Family activities EMPOWERING STUDENTS: I empower students to reach their highest potential by making class interactive, fun, and encouraging students to do their best.

Upper School 9-12

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Willy Akasson

High School Math

EDUCATION: BS Mathematics FAMILY: Loved by a wonderful family, Emmanuel Alumni FUN: Playing soccer and basketball, and reading mathematics books ACTIVITIES: Boys' Assistant Basketball Coach, Upward Coach, Small Group EMPOWERING STUDENTS: I empower students to reach their highest potential by reminding them to be committed to do the trivial things to achieve wonderful things.

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Michael Bautista

High School Sciences

EDUCATION: BS Biology FAMILY: Cat FUN: Soccer, travel, hiking, anything outdoors ACTIVITIES: Varsity Soccer Coach EMPOWERING STUDENTS: I empower students to reach their highest potential by instilling the wonder and beauty of life, searching ever deeper to grasp more of the sciences.

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Shari Finkler, MA, EdD

High School English

EDUCATION: BA English Education, MA English Education, EdD Teacher Leadership, National Board Certified Teacher FAMILY: Married to Rev. Andrew Finkler, 2 kids at home FUN: Reading, writing, holy yoga, outdoor activities, family time, travel, cooking EMPOWERING STUDENTS: I empower students to reach their highest potential by encouraging them to strive for excellence (1 Peter 2:9) in everything they do, always to the glory of God (1 Cor 10:31).

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Naomi Hooks, MEd

High School English

EDUCATION: BA English, Med Curriculum Design and Instruction FAMILY: Married, one son FUN: Cooking, spending time with family and friends, game night EMPOWERING STUDENTS: I empower students to reach their highest potential by encouraging meaningful use of technology in the classroom, involving students in real issues, and allowing students to determine their own potential.

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John Malinowski

High School Biology, Earth Science and Physical Science

EDUCATION: BS Biology, BSE Biology Education FAMILY: Married to Karen for 23 years with three children ages 18, 16, 13 FUN: Visiting and hiking national and state parks, watching movies with family EMPOWERING STUDENTS: I empower students to reach their highest potential by showing students that we can see God in his creation and by helping them see that science is fun!

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Alyssa Midcalf

High School Math

EDUCATION: BA Math Education FUN: Enjoy a good cup of coffee and a book, day at the beach and exploring new places EMPOWERING STUDENTS: I empower students to reach their highest potential by looking at mistakes as a learning tool to better their understanding of a topic.

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Adam Parrott

Chaplain, High School Bible and PE, Middle School Basketball Coach, Varsity Track Coach

EDUCATION: BA Christian Education, Ordained Southern Baptist Minister FAMILY: Wife Lisa and daughter Krystin FUN: Study God's word, basketball coach EMPOWERING STUDENTS: I empower students to reach their highest potential by striving each day to reflect Jesus Christ so my students will see the difference in me so that it becomes contagious.