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Donna Foucachon

Donna Foucachon

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Donna grew up in a Navy family that followed aircraft carriers and traveled the world. During her father’s four-year tour of duty in Paris, she went to a French school for two years. There, competing with native speakers, she won the coveted prize for academic excellence in her 7th grade class. She continued pursuing her love for the French language back in the United States in high school, and then majored in French Education at Florida State University and Gordon College. After teaching French at Winter Park High School, doing Curriculum Writing, and teaching English as a Second Language for the Orange County School Board in Florida for a couple years, Donna moved to France to work with a Christian youth ministry called Jeunesse Ardente. There, she met her husband, Francis, who was a chef-turned-pastor. After his seminary studies in France and ordination in the PCA, Francis became a church-planter in Quebec (Mission to North America) and then in Lyon, France (Mission to the World). Donna was involved with him while she homeschooled their five children for 21 years. They now live in Moscow, Idaho, where they created a high-end French restaurant called West of Paris. After selling it in …

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Who's Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges
Phi Alpha Chi
Scholastic Honor Society
Gordon College, 1973
Pi Delta Phi
French Honor Society
Florida State University, 1971


French Education (Summa Cum Laude)