I have always had a heart and desire to work with kids. I knew early in life that this is what God was calling me to do with my life. Working at LCA has blessed me with the opportunity to see daily growth in each of the students as they learn about Jesus. Teaching the PreK class is so rewarding in that I get to be a light to each student and let Christ shine through me in my daily interactions with my class.
This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
I love teaching students in sixth grade because I believe they are in the process of becoming the kind of person they will be as an adult. I love their enthusiasm for life and their sense of humor. Teaching at this level keeps me young.
...and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all.
For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve,
and to give his life as a ransom for many.
Mrs. Bechtol was born and raised in Minnesota. She graduated from Bethel
University in St. Paul with a degree in Music Education and has taught music
both in Minnesota and in Wisconsin. Mrs. Bechtol is passionate about teaching
foundational music skills and instilling a lifelong love of music into her students.
Mrs. Bechtol and her husband, Bob, moved to Ohio during the summer of 2021
when Bob was hired as a faculty member at Cedarville University. In her spare time, Mrs. Bechtol enjoys
shopping, playing board games, watching old TV shows, and spending time with her husband and their
adorable Shih Tzu, Holly.
“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power
that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for
ever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21 (NIV)
Always knew I wanted to be a teacher. When I was younger, I told my mother that I wanted 100 children. I love children. They are one of the Lord's best gifts to us. I not only get to interact with children each day but get to share God's love with them!
...I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made...
Ms. Crunk graduated from Northern Arizona university with a Bachelor of Science
in Elementary Education and later from Liberty University with a Master of Business
Administration. Her work experience is a combination of teaching various grades in
the public school system, teaching ESL classes through an online platform, and
homeschooling her children.
When not working she would prefer to find a quiet spot and read but is usually
found enjoying different outdoor activities with her family. It's in those moments outdoors where she
feels closest to God.
"But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." Isaiah 40:31 (KJV)
Mrs. Davis is a graduate of Cedarville University. She received her Bachelor of Arts
degree in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Bible. She completed her first
year of teaching at Wilmington Christian Academy in kindergarten.
Mrs. Davis lives in Jamestown with her husband and two dogs. She enjoys
gardening, baking, and spending time with her little family. She currently leads the
worship team at her church in Washington Court House. Mrs. Davis’ hope as a
teacher is to create followers of Jesus and lifelong learners.
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” Col. 3:23 (NIV)
I like teaching at LCA because the environment is encouraging and energizing. I enjoy partnering with parents, staff, and faculty to equip students with opportunities to grow in wisdom and knowledge.
The steps of a man are established by the Lord, and He delights in his way.
When he falls, he shall not be hurled headlong;
because the Lord is the One who holds his hand.
Mrs. Garcia earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of
Maryland Global College during her military career. Most of her teaching
experience has been exercise-based, and she has enjoyed working with the
geriatric population through her physical therapy position in the Air Force. She
has closed her chapter in the service and is very excited to broaden her scope of
teaching through the opportunity to teach Spanish at Legacy Christian
Academy. Mrs. Garcia loves learning and strives to instill that same passion into
anyone she interacts with.
Mrs. Garcia and her husband David are blessed with 3 children, Israel (19yrs), Neomi (10yrs), and Ezreli
(8yrs). As a family they enjoy playing board games, completing puzzles, going on outdoor adventures,
and travelling the globe. Mrs. Garcia enjoys lifting weights, most exercise and fitness activities, reading,
gardening, and tasting new cuisines as much as possible.
“For Adonai gives wisdom; from his mouth comes knowledge and understanding. He stores up common
sense for the upright, is a shield to those whose conduct is blameless, in order to guard the courses of
justice and preserve the way of those faithful to him.” Proverbs 2:6-8 (CJB)
Miss Hines is delighted to join the LCA team this year. She graduated from
Wright State University in the Spring of 2022 with a Bachelor of Science degree
in Elementary Education (Pk-5) and a Music Minor. She is excited for the
opportunity to help students develop a strong academic foundation that they
can build upon throughout their lives. Further, she is eager to share Christ’s
love and the joy of salvation with her students as they work together
throughout the school year. It is her hope that each of her students may go on
to be knowledgeable citizens who are eager to further God’s kingdom.
In her free time, Miss Hines enjoys a variety of activities including gardening, running, music, and baking.
“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.” Philippians 4:4 (ESV)
Miss Jenks is excited to be a new member of the LCA team this year. She has
recently graduated Spring of 2022 from Cedarville University with her Bachelor of
Arts degree in Early Childhood Education. She is very excited about missions and
completed her student teaching in Kenya, Africa. She cannot wait for the
opportunity to teach at Legacy and get to know each of her students in a personal
way. She’s passionate about helping students grow in their love for learning and
finding the gifts and talents God has given them.
Miss Jenks grew up in Wisconsin with her parents and two older brothers. She was very active in her
school: running cross country, singing in choirs, and acting in the theater program.
Miss Jenks loves reading and worked for 1 1/2 years at the Cedarville Library. It is not uncommon to find
her snuggled up with a cup of tea and a good book. Her greatest joy, however, is getting to spend time
with other ladies discussing truth from God's word and singing praises to Him!
“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither
can you, unless you abide in me.” John 15:4 (ESV)
Mrs. Kensinger graduated from Cedarville University with a Bachelor of Arts degree
in Middle-Childhood Education with an emphasis on math and science. Last year
she worked as a Middle School and High School math teacher. Mrs. Kensinger has
been married for one year to her high school sweetheart, whom she met at Legacy
Christian Academy. She has a love for developing the minds of the next generation
and equipping them to have an intimate relationship with Christ.
She also enjoys running, exploring new cities, sports, and reading books. Mrs. Kensinger and her
husband currently reside in Jamestown where they spend most of their time flipping their house and
hosting their friends and family. One of her favorite pastime activities is discovering new coffee shops.
“Therefore, be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave
himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Ephesians 5:1-2 (ESV)
I have always felt called to work with children. I have enjoyed and feel blessed that God has given me such an important ministry to guide, direct, and teach students. The best part of teaching is seeing a student realize their potential and being a prayer warrior for them.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.
Mrs. Solomon is a Shawnee State University (Portsmouth, OH) graduate with a
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (PrkK-3). Mrs. Solomon attended
Cedarville University for three years before her husband took a full-time ministry
job at Scioto Hills Camp and Retreat Center (Wheelersburg, OH). She and her
husband, Brian, have been involved in ministry for over 24 years. Their ministry
experience includes youth camps, youth groups, high school discipleship, college
ministry, premarital counseling, and family ministries. Mrs. Solomon and her husband have four
daughters, Ali (15), Claire (13), Mia (12), and Lydia (11).
Mrs. Solomon enjoys a challenging workout, reading, baking, and spending time with her family
outdoors, and she is excited to begin teaching 2nd grade at LCA! Mrs. Solomon loves teaching reading
and is looking forward to learning and growing alongside her students.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son
and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with
you always, to the end of the age.” Matt. 28:19-20 (ESV)
I like teaching art because it is exciting to engage with children in pure creativity; you know, before they become programmed adults. Plus, I get to doodle, paint, and play.
Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
His understanding is unsearchable.
Mr. Bradley has been blessed to receive a Christian education in his elementary,
middle, and high school years. Through both his homeschool education and
formal Christian education, Mr. Bradley appreciates the importance of a Christ-centered education and the impact it has on young people’s lives. Recognizing this
reality, he continued his Christian education by attending Cedarville University,
graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies and a minor in
Business Administration. It is Mr. Bradley’s hope to teach and disciple students in
what it means to be Christian men and women in the business profession and in personal stewardship.
Mr. Bradley enjoys spending time with friends and family, being outside, working out, studying God’s
Word, and learning something new. He married his wife, Beth, in June 2022.
“Then Jesus told his disciples, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross
and follow me.’” Matthew 16:24 (ESV)
Watching young minds put new concepts together is an exciting adventure, and I love being a part of that kind of growth. Teaching at LCA means that I can also help students apply what they are learning in a way that builds a Bible-based understanding of the world that prompts them to pursue the good works which Christ Jesus created them to do.
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Mr. Brooks graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from
Hillsdale College. Mr. Brooks is passionate about recognizing the intersection of
history and the Bible and utilizing the intersection to help young men and women
grapple with the authenticity and authority of God's holy word - especially regarding
Jesus the Christ. He views history as much more than just a collection of names and
dates, to Mr. Brooks, history is simultaneously a story of God's 'very good' creation
and a warning of what happens when that creation strives to grasp equality with
God. In short, history is a paved road of human experience that points us to Jesus
Christ's heart and redemptive work via common grace and divine revelation. Practically, the study of
history also refines reason and critical thinking and instructs future generations on how to move forward
via knowing what has come before. Mr. Brooks is thrilled to be part of the Legacy Christian family and
looks forward to encouraging the students to love the Lord with their minds, hearts, and actions.
Mr. Brooks has been married to his wife, Taylor, since 2020.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed,
for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9 (ESV)
I love developing relationships with students to help them grow emotionally, spiritually, and academically. I want to give them the preparation and tools that they need to achieve all that God has planned for them.
Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.
For I rejoiced greatly when the brothers[a] came and testified to your truth, as indeed you are walking in the truth.
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
3 John 1:2-4
I am privileged to work with wonderful students, their families and great coworkers. It is a blessing and it is with joy that I serve at LCA! I love what I do in part because I know that I am fulfilling God’s plan and purpose for my life in helping others to discover and fulfill theirs. I also love it, because I enjoy languages, cultures and the opportunity to share Christ with others.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works,
which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Mrs. Jodi DeLong has taught in Christian schools for 13 years. A native Floridian,
she played soccer for and graduated from Asbury University in Wilmore, KY with a
Bachelor of Arts in History degree. The Lord has been faithful in leading her to
schools in Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and now to Legacy Christian
Academy. Mrs. DeLong is passionate about working with students to see God’s
truth in their subject matter and how it can transform their lives. Over the years,
she has been blessed to see her students grow and mature into Christian leaders.
Mrs. DeLong has been married to her college sweetheart, Matt, for 16 years, and has two sons; Luke, 13,
and Levi, 10. In her free time she enjoys jogging, reading, and spending time with family.
“The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.” Psalm 126:3 (NIV)
Mrs. Forshee is excited to join the Legacy Christian Academy family! She holds a
Bachelor of Science in Secondary Mathematics Education and Bible from Pillsbury
Baptist Bible College. She taught at Dayton Christian High School after graduating
from college but then took a break from teaching to be home with her eight
children. She has also been involved in helping her husband run their family-owned
She loves hanging out with her husband, Ben, who is still her best friend. Their family is very active and
enjoys outdoor adventures including hiking, riding dirt bikes, and sitting around a bonfire. She enjoys
gathering her family around the table by cooking yummy food. Her backyard is her favorite place to
relax, admire God's beautiful creation and watch her family play.
She is very excited to get back into the classroom. She loves working with kids and has a passion for
helping them love math and find success. She loves Jesus and is so excited to help her students learn to
love him as well.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways
acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 (ESV)
Mr. Guenther is excited to join the Legacy Christian Academy team this coming
2022-23 school year. Born and raised overseas by Canadian missionary parents, Mr.
Guenther has spent most of his life living in Asia. In addition to a high school
diploma from Taejon Christian International School in South Korea, he has a
Bachelor of Christian Ministry from Nipawin Bible College, and a Bachelor of
Education from the University of Regina, Saskatchewan. Mr. Guenther most recently
comes from Taiwan, where he has spent the last 7 years teaching high school math
and physics at a school for missionary children. He enjoys playing games, eating sushi, and discussing
theology and philosophy. God has blessed him and his wife with 3 children.
Verses that especially speak to Mr. Guenther are Psalm 119:105, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a
light to my path,” and Hebrews 4:12, “For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” (ESV) These verses remind the reader that God’s Word is active
and alive in guiding and correcting us.
I love Christian education and teaching at LCA specifically because I am able to not only teach my content area but also how it ties to an overall biblical framework. I also love the relationships I have with my students and the privilege that is mine to pour into their lives, pointing them toward a deeper walk with Christ.
The verse on my classroom wall is Ephesians 3:14-21 which is Paul's prayer for the Ephesians that states that he hopes they will understand the height and width and breadth and depth of God's love for them. This is my prayer for my students as well.
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
Mr. Hodgin has over 20 years of experience as a music minister, connections
minister, and director of fine arts education in the local church. Prior to church
ministry, Scott taught English Composition and Literature at Middle Tennessee
State University, John Tyler Community College, and Virginia Commonwealth
University. Scott received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English and
Communications from Wingate University, and he received his master’s degree
in English from Middle Tennessee State University. Currently, Mr. Hodgin is a fall 2023 candidate for his
Doctoral of Education Ministry degree in Christian ministry from Southern Theological Seminary, where
he recently received his master’s degree in Christian education equivalency. Mr. Hodgin’s doctoral
ministry project is focused on how to interpret and understand the Bible better, focusing on 2 Peter
3:14-18, 2 Timothy 2:14-17, and the scripture that is foundational to his Christian education philosophy,
2 Timothy 3:14-17: “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for
correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every
good work.” (ESV)
Mr. Hodgin and his wife, Faye, live in Cedarville where Faye serves as the Director of Clinical Education
for Cedarville University’s Physician Assistant Program. They have been married since April 1993 and
have three children (Kayla, Christopher, and Courtney) and one grandchild (Griffin). Mr. Hodgin enjoys
running, fishing, reading, songwriting, and studying God’s word, as well as good coffee, good food, and
Mrs. Johnson is the director of children’s ministry at her church. She has
been an artist and graphic designer since she could hold a crayon, but she
has been working professionally since 2016. She received a bachelor’s
degree in Art Education from Miami University and an MBA in Marketing
from the University of Colorado Denver. She taught art and graphic design
in public schools for three years. She has worked as a tutor for Classical
Conversations, whose mission is to know God and to make Him known. Mrs.
Johnson and her husband love spending time together teaching their three
children as they explore the great outdoors, create art in their home studio,
study scriptures, and answer the call to serve.
"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." Genesis 1:1 (ESV)
I love teaching because I love the students. I love seeing them on a day-to-day basis and I love seeing how the Lord is growing and maturing them. I love answering the questions that maybe no one else wants to answer. I love seeing them work through the struggle and come out on the other side confident in their faith and their next steps. I love the faculty and staff at LCA. We are a family and I felt that from the first moment I stepped on this campus.
I am teaching HS Bible, JH Health and PE, High School Health, and Physical Science. All of these point to the love and creativity of our Creator, God. I love pointing students to the One who created us with the unique abilities and understanding of the world we each have. It is all about God!
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil,
to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.
You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.
English is more than just knowing how to read and write. The written word allows us to celebrate and share Christ's love for his children. It is a joy to work in the Bible-focused atmosphere of LCA!
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,
for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.
And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
I love looking out across the faces of the students in my classroom and seeing the enormous potential in each one. What awesome things they might do for God someday! God has specially created every student individually for a specific purpose and I consider it such a blessing and privilege to be a part of helping them grow and mature as critical thinkers and followers of Jesus. It is my goal to use my passion for fine arts to ignite their passion for creativity as we explore how creative our God is and how we can use the talents and creativity He has given us to bring Him honor and glory.
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
I love the verse below because it describes what happens in my music classes. I love teaching all ages because music is for all ages. God created us to worship and praise Him through music. When someone must sing or play something new, they must learn how to read music and its notations as well as learn how to play the instrument. The second part of the verse to “play skillfully” describes a person who is intent on giving their best for the Lord and not giving up! When we can play skillfully it brings honor to God and sounds great! Attitude is everything! We are to do all things with a cheerful heart. When we approach learning something new, we know there will be difficult moments, but God is right there to help us through each moment and that is exciting and worth shouting for joy! Working at LCA gives me the opportunity to share my love for God and music to students who are eager to learn an instrument!
Sing a new song to the Lord; play skillfully; shout to the Lord with joy.
I love teaching young musicians because I love to see them grow in their understanding of music as they share their gifts with others. As a music teacher, I want my students to leave my classroom with a deeper understanding and appreciation for music. I want them to play and sing with excellence. However, I also want my students to learn to allow the beauty of music to point them to the beauty of our Creator. Teaching at LCA gives me the platform to teach students that they can use music to glorify the Lord. I am so thankful to be here!
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers,
nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
I am very grateful that the Lord has allowed me to grow spiritually in my relationship with Him. He has given me an increasing desire to read His Word and pray. I would love to see God work similarly in the lives of LCA students.
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
I have always had a love for the classroom and for learning new things. As a young student I remember admiring my teachers and wishing I could switch shoes with them, if only just for a day. Now, here I am—living out my childhood dream! Teaching junior high students is my passion. Junior high can be one of the most difficult times in a student’s life…it was for me. I want to do all that I can to make a positive impact and to encourage young people to glorify God in all they do, including in their studies. I am a recent graduate of Cedarville University and this is my first year teaching at LCA. I am excited about teaching Pre-Algebra and Academic Foundations because both subject areas challenge students to be discerning and particular in how they formulate answers. In a world that tells us that “everything goes”, these remind us that we need to be logical, clear, and concise in our reasoning. I am thankful to be a part of the LCA community!
I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound.
In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger,
abundance and need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
I love teaching kids because I enjoy not only coming alongside them as they process information, but also seeing how they use their God-given talents and strengths to interact with what they are learning. They all have unique perspectives and personalities, and it's a blessing to see how their individual characteristics weave together with other students' individual characteristics to create a rich classroom environment. I enjoy being able to teach while also learning about students as individuals and building relationships with them. It is my hope that my classroom is one where hard work and laughter are present in equal measures.
“Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”
I greatly enjoy working with children with special needs. I love to see God help each one to grow, improve, and succeed to the best of their abilities. I enjoy helping students to see their value and who they are in Christ.
And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart
and with all your soul and with all your mind.
This is the great and first commandment.
And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
Mrs. Brooks has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Bachelor of
Arts degree in Theatre from Indiana University. During her time in college, she
became involved with a campus ministry called InterVarsity. For her first five
years post-college Mrs. Brooks joined InterVarsity staff, sharing the Gospel and
discipling students on 3 college campuses. One of her greatest joys of this
season was seeing students’ lives and hearts transformed as they grew in their
relationships with the Lord. Through this experience, God has given Mrs. Brooks
a heart for the education and spiritual growth of students. Mrs. Brooks’ professional experiences have
also given her a passion for clear and compelling communication.
Mrs. Brooks and her husband, Josh, got married in the Summer of 2020. As a former theatre major, Mrs.
Brooks enjoys a good story. She can often be found reading, watching movies, or watching a theatrical
performance. She is also known to craft and go on long walks.
“On hearing this, Jesus said to them, ‘It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not
come to call the righteous, but sinners.’” Mark 2:17 (NIV)
I love to work at LCA because I get to be with my kids, work with prospective families, help others, and work in an encouraging Christian environment.
And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
I love working with JH and high school athletes! Getting to cheer them on and celebrate with them while building into their lives is a joy.