Meet the Teachers

Thomas Achord
Teacher
Thomas Achord grew up in St. Amant, Louisiana, served in the USAF, and studied Economics under the Ludwig von Mises Institute of Auburn, Alabama. He holds an M.Div. from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a B.A. in History and Philosophy from Louisiana State University. He is the general editor of The Soul and the City: A Read in Moral and Political Philosophy and enjoys time with his family, reading, and playing outdoors.
Joseph A'Hearn
Teacher
Joseph lives in Moscow, Idaho and is currently a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in Physics at the University of Idaho. He is married to his lovely bride Lilia, and will welcome their first child to the world in April 2020. Joseph enjoys teaching and giving frequent talks on the compatibility of faith and science. In his spare time, he enjoys reading as well as playing softball, basketball, chess, and bass guitar.
Rev. Donald Catchings
Teacher
Donald lives in Texas with his wife, Rachel, and their three hilarious children-two daughters and a son. He enjoys expanding his love of literature, history, and theology by reading through his extensive collection of books and exercising his imagination by writing. He earned a B.S. in Biblical and Educational Studies with a minor in history from Liberty University and is currently completing an M.A. in Apologetics at Houston Baptist University.
Andrew Chaney
Teacher
Andrew Chaney lives in Cookeville, TN. He holds an M.A. in English from Tennessee Tech University. His research interests include literature, music, and biblical culture. He is currently working on a Ph.D. in humanities through Faulkner University.
Timothy Enloe
Teacher
Timothy Enloe lives in Tempe, Arizona, and has taught Latin, Greek, Bible, History, and Literature (both Ancient World and Medieval) from 6th-12th grade. He holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from New St. Andrews College and an M.A. in Humanities from the University of Dallas. He is married to Heidi, and they have six girls, all of whom are homeschooled.
Steva Finch
Teacher
Steva Finch is a seasoned classical educator with 14+ years of experience teaching in the classical tradition. She has a B.S. in Nursing from Oklahoma Baptist University and delights in pursuing the true, good, and beautiful, spending time with her family, serving alongside her husband-pastor, traveling, reading, and drinking lots of coffee.
Ryan Griffiths
Teacher
Ryan Griffiths lives in Taylorville, Illinois and has taught composition and critical reading to college freshman. He holds a Master's degree in English with a concentration in digital pedagogy from the University of Illinois in Springfield. His interests include English literature, creative writing, and film.
Marius Grobler
Teacher
Marius lives in Pretoria, South Africa, where he has taught the Bible to children in church, and business English to professionals from all over Europe. He is currently an online teacher at Berlitz Europe. He earned a B.Th. in theology at South African Theological Seminary and is a lifelong student who loves reading and studying God’s word in the original languages.
George Harrell
Teacher
George Harrell is a graduate with a master’s degree in Theology and Letters from New Saint Andrews College. He has taught an American history course for adults, and has published in the South African magazine “Die Boodskapper,” and US History and Economics at Kepler. He continues to live in the foothills of Idaho with his wife and his son Patrick, where he pursues the study of hidden things.
Katherine Harms
Teacher
Katherine Harms lives in Moscow, Idaho with her husband, Matt. Katherine teaches at the engineering department at Washington State University where she graduated with an M.S. in Mathematics in 2015. She earned her B.S. in Mathematics at Montana Tech in 2013. Her hobbies include reading, writing, cooking, baking, and spending time with Matt.
Rev. Brent Karding
Teacher
Brent Karding is an ordained minister living in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. He earned his M.Div. from Luther Rice University in 2017 with an emphasis in biblical languages. He also earned a Bachelor of Theology and a Bachelor of Sacred Music from FaithWay Baptist College of Canada in 2008 and 2010, respectively. Brent is married to Gayle and they have one son.
Tracey Leary
Teacher
Tracey holds an M.Ed. from Auburn University and a B.A., Music and English from Huntingdon College. Born and raised in Panama City, FL, she was an avid reader growing up and enjoyed studying music as well. She and her husband, Ross, have three boys and have been homeschooling for more than six years. She has also taught in a large homeschool co-op, served on its board of directors, and wrote and compiled its secondary humanities curriculum.
Stacy Lung
Teacher
Stacy Lung educated her children in the forests of northern Wisconsin, has taught students and adults online, and is the Director of the Environmental Learning Center at Christ Serve Ranch in Henning, MN. She has an M.S. in Environmental Ed. from Concordia University and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Karla Memmott
Teacher
Karla graduated Magna Cum Laude from Capella University with a Master’s of Science degree in Education Psychology. She is currently working towards her Doctorate in Philosophy with a concentration in Humanities at Faulkner University. She home-schooled her two sons, who have now graduated college, coached mock trial with her husband, Kyle, and remains involved in her local home school community.
Christine Norvell
Teacher
With a B.A. in English Education from Oral Roberts University and a Masters in Humanities from Faulkner University, Christine Norvell has taught middle school and high school English in public, classical, and homeschool worlds for sixteen years. She writes regularly for literary and classical websites, is wife to John, and mother to three boys and the family cat, Pippin, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Dr. Bryant Owens
Teacher
Dr. Owens lives in Middle Tennessee with his wife, Rhonda and their two adult children where he is the senior pastor of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church and teaches at New College Franklin in Franklin, TN. He has served in full and part-time ministry for nearly 20 years and as an Art Director and Graphic Designer for 15 years. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Faulkner University and an M.Div. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Scott Postma
Teacher
Scott served as a minister for 20 years and as a Christian educator for 25 years. He earned degrees in the humanities (Ph.D. [ABD], Faulkner University), classical studies (M.A.C.C.S., Knox Theological Seminary), religion and English literature (B.S., Liberty University), and creative writing (A.A., College of Southern Nevada). He also earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in theology from a former denominational institution back in the day.
Jonathan Roberts
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Jonathan Roberts hails from Aguascalientes, Mexico, and is the director of the Ancient Language Institute. He graduated from The King’s College in New York City with a degree in Politics, Philosophy, & Economics, and was awarded a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Missouri in 2017. He has taught Latin to hundreds of students and is currently creating a reader that introduces Latin students to Roman history.
Zachary Schmoll
Teacher
Zak Schmoll is the Managing Editor of An Unexpected Journal, a quarterly publication that seeks to demonstrate the truth of Christianity through both reason and the imagination. He earned his MA in Apologetics at Houston Baptist University and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Humanities at Faulkner University.
Dr. Christi Seaward
Teacher
Dr. Seaward was born and raised in central California and is a wife and mother of two teenage girls. She earned a B.A. in liberal arts and an M.A. in Humanities from California State University, Dominguez Hills. She recently completed her Ph.D. in Humanities with a concentration in Literature from Faulkner University where the Great Books program changed the way she viewed education. Dr. Seaward is a long-time admirer of C.S. Lewis.
Gregory Soderberg
Teacher
Gregory Soderberg has taught in Christian schools for 18 years. He is completing a Ph.D. in Historical Theology (Free University of Amsterdam) and holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Culture (New St. Andrews College), an M.A. in Church History (University of Pretoria). He and his wife have five children and enjoy hiking, boating, reading, and traveling.
Lee Stephenson
Teacher
Lee Stephenson is from Atlanta, Georgia, and attended the University of Virginia where she received a B.A. in History and Leadership, and an M.S. of Commerce in Marketing and Management. She is currently a teaching apprentice with the Circe Institute and spends most of her time after school re-reading classical texts she teaches because they will always be orders of magnitude greater than her tiny mind can comprehend.
Dr. Mitch Stokes
Teacher
Mitch Stokes (Ph.D., Notre Dame) is a senior fellow of philosophy at New St. Andrews College in Moscow, Idaho. In addition to studying philosophy under world-renowned philosopher Alvin Plantinga, Stokes holds degrees in philosophy, religion, & mechanical engineering. He is the author of Calculus for Everyone (Roman Roads Press), books on apologetics, and biographies of Newton and Galileo.
Edward Straka
Teacher
Edward Straka has spent most of his adult life in education having taught on both sides of the Pacific (Japan) and at both the collegiate and high school levels. He has also pastored churches in Wisconsin and Mississippi and taught Japanese at Honda of America, and Piqua Community College in Ohio. He earned an M.A. in Medieval Studies from the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, MN, and completed B.A.s in both religious and Christian Studies.
Walter Stucke
Teacher
Walter Stucke has a Ph.D. in Humanities (ABD) with a concentration in History from Faulkner University. He teaches English and History at Chosun University in Gwangju, South Korea and has been married to his beautiful wife, Sheryl Ann, for six years.
Lily Wilmoth
Teacher
Lily Wilmoth is an experienced classical Christian teacher who earned a B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies from Regent University. She lives in Virginia with her husband and two children where they raise animals and run a traditional soap-making business using ingredients from their farm. In addition to reading, cooking, acting, and the fine arts, Lily finds classical ballet to be an excellent way to develop the moral imagination.
Stephen Wolfe
Teacher
Stephen Wolfe is a graduate of West Point and has served as an officer in the US Armed Forces for over twelve years. He holds master's degrees in political science and philosophy from Louisiana State University (LSU) and will soon complete his Ph.D. in political philosophy at LSU. His teaching philosophy is oriented toward the formation of Christian wisdom in students. He currently lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Dr. Robert Woods
Teacher
Dr. Woods has been a Classical Christian educator for nearly 20 years. He has a B.A. in biblical studies and ministry from Point University, an M.A. in religious studies from Barry University, and a Ph.D. in humanities from Florida State University. He developed and chaired the Great Books Honors College at Faulkner University for more than 15 years and is the author of “Mortimer Adler: The Paideia Way of Classical Education.”