Faculty & Staff

Christian Faculty & Staff. Christian Education.

Christian faculty are more than just educators; they consider the life and work of Jesus Christ as they pour into each and every student. Our diverse and highly qualified teachers and staff are dedicated to developing strong, considerate, moral, and educated students. Read more about our teachers and staff below.

jim selby

Jim Selby

Dean of Academics, Humanities and Rhetoric

BA, Oral Roberts University, English Literature and New Testament Literature

MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

andy castro

Andrew Castro

Algebra I,II

BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri – Kansas City

MA Coursework, Physics and Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri – Kansas City

Ordained Minister

matt mcintosh

Matt McIntosh

Upper School Head Teacher, Bible

BA, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Ohio, Religion and Christian Education

MA, Nazarene Theological Seminary, KS, Theological Studies, Biblical Studies Track

PhD, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, Theology

katie theiss

Katie Theiss

English, Great Books/Humanities

BS, Secondary Education, Kansas State University

MA, Special Education, University of Kansas

spencer peng

Spencer Peng

Math 7, Chemistry, Algebra l, Pre-Calculus

BA, Chemistry, Harvard, Massachusetts, Magna Cum Laude

MBA, INSEAD, with Distinction

kris guensche

Kris Guensche

Research Librarian

BS, Elementary, Special, and German Education, Bowling Green State University, Ohio

Studied as undergraduate abroad at the University of Salzburg in Austria

derek metcalf

Derek Metcalf

Classical Greek and American History

BA, Humanities, University of Kansas

MDiv coursework at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, North Carolina

sarah deconink

Sarah DeConink

Calculus, Algebra, and Physics

BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri – Rolla

Project lead engineer for weapon systems parts

emily nichols

Emily Nichols

General Science, Biology, Chemistry and Algebra

BA,  Religious Studies, University of Kansas with minor in Classics

MDiv graduate work from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Chicago

mark wampler

Mark Wampler

Bible, English, Rhetoric l

BS, Print Journalism, Kansas State University

MA, Philosophy, University of Dallas

james laney

James Laney

Great Books/Humanities, Formal Logic and Family Outreach Educator

BA, Stanford University, History and German Literature

Graduate studies, Universities of Hamburg and Berlin,  in German Literature

Graduate work, Yale Law School and Wheaton College Graduate School, in Church History

Matt Appling

Matt Appling

Art and Art History

BA, Graphic Design, University of Missouri, Kansas City

MDiv, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

jessica evans

Jessica Evans


BS, Secondary Mathematics Education (9-12), North Carolina State University

Katy Slankard

Katy Slankard

Music, 3rd to 12th Grade

BA, Music with an emphasis in Voice, Truman State University

MA, Choral Conducting, Truman State University

MA, Education, Truman State University

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