Pastor Jeremy Rands
Pastor Rands has earned a Bachelor of Theology degree and a Masterís of Theology as well.
In 2003 they moved to Milford, Ohio, to work on staff at a large, influential church in the Midwest. There he received valuable experience that God would use in his life to prepare him to pastor. Pastor Rands served as the administrative pastor there approximately ten years.
Sensing the call to become a senior pastor, Jeremy Rands was led by God to Columbus, Georgia, where he accepted the call to become the senior pastor. Pastor Jeremy Rands accepted the position of senior pastor of Monclova Road Baptist Church and September 20, 2015, was his first Sunday as pastor.
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Mr. Neil Black, Superintendent
Mr. Black graduated from Cedarville University with a bachelorís of science in physical education and a minor in Bible. He has served in various capacities of Christian education for over twenty years, all but four of which have been in some form of administration. Mr. Black answered the call to MCA in the fall of 2004. He and his family feel honored and privileged to be able to serve God in this ministry.
Mrs. Amy Tawney, Director of Admissions and Office
Mrs. Tawney and her family began attending Monclova Road Baptist Church in February of 2005, where she has been very active in the womenís ministries and enjoys loving little ones in the nursery. Mrs. Tawney joined the MCA staff in August of 2010. She currently holds the position of administrative assistant to the principal, and also handles enrollment, state compliance information, and various school office duties. The Tawneys are proud to be a part of the MCA family and the opportunities it provides.
Mrs. Michelle Nixon, MCA Secretary
Michelle joined the MCA staff in 2017, and is currently the school's secretary. Dave and Michelle are the parents of four children, all of whom have attended MCA, She counts it a blessing to work with the Godly families and staff here. Their family began worshiping at MRBC in 2008.
Mrs. Laurie Mitchell, Director of Education and Guidance
As Director of Education and Guidance at MCA, Mrs. Mitchell is responsible for academics and college and career guidance. She is an honors graduate of Eastern Michigan University with a bachelorís degree in science. Mrs. Mitchell has also practiced as an occupational therapist in both mental health and physical rehabilitation settings and has served as a faculty member in the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Lourdes University. She has many years of teaching experience and has taught at elementary, secondary, and college levels. Her husband, Brian, is an analytical chemist and a deacon at Monclova Road Baptist Church, where their family attends. Her daughter, Brianna, is an MCA graduate and teacher. Her son, Scott, currently attends MCA.
Mrs. Colleen Hester, Kindergarten
Mrs. Hester spent her childhood years in Chicago, Illinois. After graduating from Bob Jones University with a bachelorís degree in teaching, she taught kindergarten for seven years and then became a homeschool mom for nine years. In 2000, the Lord provided the opportunity for her to teach at MCA, where she has taught in both lower and upper elementary. Presently, she is the kindergarten teacher. Her greatest thrill is to see students develop academically, socially, physically, and spiritually during each school year.
Mrs. Kristin Jackson, First Grade
Being a teacher has been my dream since I was 5 years old. I have always loved watching children learn and grow. I am excited that the Lord has brought me to MCA to teach. Watching the light bulbs turn on in Childrenís minds is amazing. To be able to turn those light bulbs on and also watch them grow in the Lord at the same time is just an unimaginable feeling for a teacher. Outside of school I am also a wife and a mom to the most adorable little boy.
Miss Heidi Ross, Second Grade
Miss Ross has been a member of Monclova Road Baptist Church since her childhood and is fulfilling a long-time desire to teach at MCA. She graduated from Tennessee Temple University with a bachelorís degree in elementary education and now teaches second grade at MCA. Heidi says that she recognized Godís call on her life to teach when she was just in first grade and clings to Godís promise in Proverbs 22:6 that a child trained ďin the way he should goĒ will not depart from the truth when he is old. She loves encouraging children to walk with the Lord, and seeing the light of understanding in their eyes as they learn.
Mrs. Jennifer Nagle, Third Grade
Mrs. Nagle earned her high school diploma from Bethany Baptist School in Grand Rapids, Ohio, and her bachelorís degree in special education and elementary education at Bob Jones University. She taught for seven and a half years at Fairfax Baptist Temple Academy in Fairfax, Virginia, where she also met and married her husband, Mike. They have three children, all of whom attend MCA. When the opportunity arose to return to this area, she was offered a position third-grade teaching position. Since that time, Mrs. Nagle has been faithfully serving on the MCA staff.
Mrs. Connie Sidener, Upper Elementary Language Arts & Science/Arrows Coordinator
Mrs. Sidener graduated from Wichita State University with a double major in elementary education and speech pathology. She has been involved with Christian schools for over twenty-five years in the areas of teaching and administration. She is especially excited that the Lord has brought her to MCA. Mrs. Sidener and her husband, Roy, love worshiping and serving the Lord at Monclova Road Baptist Church.
Mrs. Allyson Wyatt, Upper Elementary Math & Social Studies
Mrs Wyatt has been a member of Monclova Road Baptist Church since 2004. She has been very involved with Sunday School and has been teaching the 3-year-old Sunday School since 2010. She graduated in August 2013 from Bowling Green State University with a bachelorís degree in statistics and a minor in intervention specialist. She feels very blessed that God has given her the opportunity to teach math at MCA. In her spare time, Mrs Wyatt is a sports fan Ė especially when it comes to baseball!
Mrs. Heather Click, Junior High English
Mrs. Click grew up in southwest Florida. She earned her bachelor's degree in English at Pensacola Christian College, where she met her husband Chris. After teaching English for four years in southern Ohio and Florida, she and her husband relocated to the Toledo area to teach and minister to the students at MCA.
Mr. Chris Click, Junior & Senior High Bible
Mr. Click grew up in southwest Ohio. He went to Pensacola Christian College and graduated with a Bachelor of Bible degree. He met his wife, Heather, at Pensacola Christian College and got married in 2011. They have one daughter named Ava. His greatest desire for the students is to see them grow spiritually mature and reflect Christ in every area of their lives.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgMiss Kayla Rayder, High School English & Yearbook
Ms. Rader grew up on a deer ranch in northwest Michigan. She attended West Coast Baptist College where she graduated with a degree in secondary education, emphasizing in math and English. Ms. Rader has a passion for teaching and inspiring the next generation and is excited to see how the Lord will use her at Monclova Christian Academy. Her life verse is Psalm 16:11, "Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore."
Mr. Mike Farley, High School Science
Mr. Mike Farley joins the MCA staff with 20 years of teaching experience and 8 years serving in administration. His education includes undergraduate degrees in mathematics, general science and physics from Pillsbury Baptist Bible College and Cedarville University. He has also done graduate work at the University of Toledo in the area of Educational Supervision and Instruction. Mr. Farley has a passionate heart for Christian education. Having attended Christian schools for 14 years he is so appreciative of the impact that Christian teachers and professors have had on his heart and mind, and he desires to have such an impact on the hearts and minds of MCA students. He loves to see students see the wonders of science because of our amazing Creator and thus grow in their walk with their Savior.
Mr. Josh Filler, Junior High Science & Math
Mr. Filler graduated from Word of Life Bible Institute in Schroon Lake, New York, and from Cedarville University with a bachelorís degree in accounting and a minor in Bible. He and his wife, Cortney, were married in 2010 and have been attending Monclova Road Baptist Church since moving to Toledo. Josh has lived in both Indiana and New York, and he thanks God every day for the opportunity to be able to teach at MCA. He and Cortney both have a passion for ministering to youth and have worked at Word of Life camps for a combined nine summers. They are both are very excited to be a part of MCA
Email: email@example.comMrs. Donna Fish, High School Math
Mrs. Fish received her bachelorís degree in education from Bowling Green State University and has taught all but one of her twenty-five plus years in Christian schools. She joined the staff of MCA in 2000, teaching first a combined fifth and sixth grade class and then moving to the junior/senior high where she teaches math. It is Mrs. Fishís desire to model both a love for math and a love for the Lord for the students at MCA. She and her husband, along with their three adult children and their families, attend Monclova Road Baptist Church.
Miss Brianna Mitchell, Intervention Specialist
Miss Mitchell is a highest honors graduate of Cedarville University with a bachelorís degree in Early Childhood Education (PK-3) and Special Education (K-12). She is a 2013 graduate of MCA and is excited to return as a teacher. Miss Mitchell will be responsible for developing and implementing Individualized Service Plans to meet the needs of students with diverse needs. She is a member of Monclova Road Baptist Church and enjoys serving in the nursery and sound/projector ministries.
Mrs. Abigail Bahret, Remedial Specialist
Mrs. Bahret received her bachelorís degree in early childhood education from Bowling Green State University in 2013. She began her career working as a long-term substitute teacher with Perrysburg Schools. In 2014, God opened the door for her to join the MCA staff. Mrs. Bahret works with students at all grade-levels, helping them to improve their reading and math skills. In her spare time, Mrs. Bahret enjoys watching college football and spending time with her husband and their chocolate labrador, Rory!
Mrs. Michelle Keaster, Music
Mrs. Keaster received her bachelorís degrees in both music education and music/flute performance from Central Missouri State University (now University of Central Missouri). She also earned a masterís degree in flute performance from Wichita State University. She and her husband, Aaron, moved to the Toledo area after he won a position with the Toledo Symphony. Mrs. Keaster served as director of music ministries at First Baptist Church in Perrysburg for eleven years and brings years of teaching experience to MCA. Mrs. Keaster is responsible for the music program at all grade levels. The Keasters and their daughter, Kaelee, reside in Perrysburg.
Mr. Chad Walters, Athletic Director/PE
Mr. Walters has lived in the Toledo area all of his life. He graduated from the University of Toledo with a bachelorís degree in business administration and human resources. Mr. Walters has worked with UPS, FedEx, and WLMB TV40 Christian Television, and is currently a self-employed landscape care provider with Yards Made Simple. In 2010, he and his family started attending Monclova Road Baptist Church, and they also enrolled their children to MCA at that time. God opened the door for him to coach the JV boyís basketball team and eventually the boyís varsity basketball team. He loves being a part of the MCA family and is thankful that God has brought him here to serve the families and students of MCA. Mr. Walters is the Athletic Director and the head of all P/E classes. He and his family reside in Maumee Ohio. His favorite Bible verse is Psalm 25:5.
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