We decided to post a “Getting to Know You” survey in which each staff member was a participant. If you have any questions or would like to know more about our staff please send an email to LobaLions@gmail.com
Testimony: As a young boy, I trusted Christ as my Savior. The first time that I visited a church around the corner the Sunday school teacher changed his whole lesson to share the Gospel with me. I already knew what sin was, but he showed me that through the Bible Christ could save me from it. That afternoon in my bedroom as a ten year old boy I confessed my need for Christ and asked him to save me.
Educational Background: Bachelor of Theology
Family Life: Married to Sara in 2002
5 children and a dog
Hobbies: Running, Reading, Cooking (not necessarily in that order)
Favorite Quote or Bible Verse: Jeremiah 9:23 & 24
23 Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:
24 But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord.
Why Do I Teach?: I have always loved learning, I believe the investment in the lives of young people for the cause of Christ is invaluable. To help a young person obtain a Biblical world view is very important. We don’t just teach academics, but Christian life skills; practical Christianity.
My Expectations of My Students: To do their best to think. So many young people these days don’t know how to think. We have many class discussions to help develop these needful skills.
My Expectations of My Staff: What I look for in staff members is four fold. First, I look for a professional and seriousness about Christian education. Next, can they do the tasks daily that will be asked of them which includes having to be flexible and focused at the same time. Then, how do they work with others. As a staff member we need peace makers and problem solvers. Lastly, I evaluate the staff member’s Christian character. Their spirit is very important. It is that spirit that will be replicated so many times over in each of their students. A personal, genuine and sincere walk with the Lord is a must!
Testimony: I grew up in a Christian home. My mom led me to the Lord when I was four years old. I remember it was in church on the backroom steps. I wanted to teach at a very young age. We lived in Batavia since I was a little girl and I grew up in a very good church. I went through the ACE program and graduated their Christian school. I went to college then returned to teach in the Christian school of my church. In 2012 my dad, sister and I began attending Walker. I was very concerned that my job as an activities assistant was cutting hours and I no longer taught at the school at the Batavia church. Unbeknownst to me the school at Walker was transitioning, they were losing one teacher to marriage and the mission field and another to having a baby and the mission field. The academy also just “happened” to use the ACE curriculum which is the curriculum wherein I was trained and taught children for nearly a decade. It was such a wonderful experience realizing that God had planned my transition to LOBA. A year later my dad bought a house in Brockport and I moved here with my dad.
Educational Background: Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Crown College of the Bible
ACE Teacher’s Convention Certifications
Family Life: I live with my dad. My mom passed away from cancer. It’s me, dad and the two crazy cats.
Hobbies: Playing piano, cleaning, scrapbooking, and prepping for class ideas I have
Favorite Quote and/or Bible Verse: Philippians 1:6
Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ
Why Do I Teach?: God called me to teach. I prepared myself by attending college, but I have always had a desire to impact young people’s lives.
My Expectations of My Students: I want them to always please the Lord with everything that they do. They should work at their best level. I am most concerned that they each develop a personal relationship with the Lord.
Testimony: I attended youth camp the summer of 1982. On the last day, during the last service, the Holy Spirit touched my heart and I went forward to talk with my camp counselor. The verses I knew and had previously memorized became real to me and my eyes were open to my need to ask Jesus Christ to be my personal Savior. I am so thankful for godly junior and teen summer camps.
Family Life: Married to Pastor Phil Huber in 1994, four children, one dog and a cat.
Hobbies: Piano, sewing, running
Favorite Quote or Bible Verse: Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire besides thee. My flesh and my heart faileth; but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:25-28
My Expectations of My Students: To begin to see the needs of others more than themselves. To look to give 100% everyday – a good workman not ashamed. I pray that they see the worth in eternal and lay up treasures there rather than the temporal. That they start thinking about what they already want to do after school and prepare themselves for Him even now. For lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee. But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all thy works.
Mrs. Ryan Hodges
Elementary Department Supervisor
2 years teaching experience
Testimony: My parents were both saved when I was very young. I grew up going to church and Sunday School; I knew all about salvation. It was not until I was 12 years old that my knowledge of salvation became personal. I realized my personal need for a Savior after a Wednesday night service at Teen Camp. I spoke to my counselor, telling her I knew I needed to get saved. She took me through the familiar verses of the Romans Road. That night I prayed, asking the Lord to save me and surrendering my life to Him. I remain very thankful for the sacrifices the adults in my life made to make going to camp possible.
Educational Background: Bachelor of Science Degree in English from SUNY at Brockport
Associate of Science Degree in Human Services from GCC
Certification in Early Childhood Education (N-K), Elementary Education (PreK-6), and English Education (6-12)
Family Life: Married Jason in 2004. We have 4 children.
Hobbies: Piano, Reading, Sewing/Crafting, Thrifting
Favorite Quote/Bible Verse:
But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
The LORD recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust.
Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established
Why Do I Teach? I have always loved working with children. I began working in Children’s Ministry as soon as I could. It seemed natural to pursue a degree in education in college. The Lord has given me a love for learning and a desire to share that with children. Teaching in a Christian setting gives me the added benefit of sharing the Lord with children, and the love I have for HIm. That’s my desire. I count it a privilege to be able to help guide children toward the Lord. And if they learn to love learning along the way that makes it even better.
My Expectations of My Students: I’ve recently read a quote, “It’s okay not to know, but it’s not okay not to try.” I want each of my students to learn to give everything they do everything they’ve got. Not because that’s what I want or because that’s what their parents want, but because that’s what God wants. God desires us to do everything heartily for Him. I want to help each student realize that the only way to accomplish this is by leaning on God’s strength, no their own.