Our School Staff

 

Pastor Cliff Bunch

Cliff Bunch

Senior Pastor

 

Pastor Cliff Bunch was raised in a Baptist Church in Virginia and accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior at age seven. He felt God calling him into ministry at a young age, and continued to sense God leading him in that path as a teenager and on into adult life. He graduated from Bluefield College in Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1982. In 1990 he graduated from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky with a Master of Divinity degree. He was ordained in 1992. For his pastorate ministry, Cliff draws from a variety of work experience which includes:retail management, sales clerk and cashier positions, restaurant work, and farm labor.  Since 1992 Cliff has served as Pastor of three churches.He is married to Mindy, an elementary school Teacher, and is the father of two- Gabriel and Sara.

Mrs. Melissa Jordan

Mrs. Melissa Jordan

Office Manager of the Church

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Janet Hodson

Pastor Janet Hodson

School Administrator

 

Pastor Janet Hodson graduated from Church Leadership Institute in February of 2008 with a Diploma in Pastoral Studies. She received her Certificate of License in Indiana to preach the Gospel, perform marriages, administer the Sacraments, and to direct other functions of Ministry in February of 2010. Janet has been the Administrator of Good Shepherd Christian Academy since April of 2008.

 

Mrs. Sarah Schwendenman

 

Mrs. Sarah Schwendenman

Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Email: s.schwendenman@gscacademy.org

 

Mrs. Sarah Schwendenman graduated from Union County High School in Liberty, IN. and from IU East with her Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education. She taught for 15 years in her home (public school district) before feeling called to teach at GSCA. Sarah has always had a calling to teach and work with children. Her greatest passion is helping students see their own potential and become excited about their God-given gifts. She feels blessed to be part of GSCA where she knows God has great things planned for her, the students, and the school!

 

 

 

Mrs. Sara Vanderbur

 


Mrs. Sara Vanderbur

Early Pre-School
Email: s.vanderbur@gscacademy.org

 

Mrs. Sara Vanderbur graduated from Campbellsville University with a Bachelor of Art in Music. While attending, she studied Education for three years. Sara is an accomplished pianist and has taught piano lessons for the past 15 years. Her classroom teaching experience began as a Kindermusik teacher at a Christian School in Louisville, Kentucky. Mrs. Vanderbur returned to teaching during the 2012-2013 school year at a Christian Preschool in Columbus, Indiana. Sara is thrilled at the opportunity to work at Good Shepherd Christian Academy. She loves getting to spend her day teaching children about God's great love for them, and watching them learn and grow.

 

 

Mrs. Debbie Fields



Miss Debbie Fields

Kindergarten Prep
Email: d.fields@gscacademy.org

 

Miss Debbie Fields earned her Associate of Arts degree in Day Care Administration with an emphasis on Child Development from Vincennes University.   She taught preschool/day care for 7 years before being called into the mission field.   Miss Fields was sent to Knoxville, TN to serve in the inner city by helping to open and then teach at a preschool for low income children.  Following that experience, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Church and Community and Human Services at Tennessee Wesleyan College.   She then served as a Minister to Children and Youth for 25 years.   Miss Fields was born and raised in Indiana and is very glad to finally be called back home.  She considered it a blessing and answer to prayer when offered the opportunity to teach the Kindergarten Prep class at GSCA. 

 

 

Mrs. Sandra Anderson

 

 

Mrs. Sandra Anderson

Kindergarten Prep Assistant

 

Ms. Sandra Anderson

 

 

Mrs. Sarah Shake

 

 

Mrs. Sarah Shake

Kindergarten
Email: s.shake@gscacademy.org

 

Mrs. Sarah Shake is our newest Kindergarten teacher at Good Shepherd Christian Academy.

 

 

Mrs. Sarah Schwendenman

 

 

Mrs. Sarah Schwendenman

1st Grade
Email: s.schwendenman@gscacademy.org

 

Mrs. Sarah Schwendenman graduated from Union County High School in Liberty, IN. and from IU East with her Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education. She taught for 15 years in her home (public school district) before feeling called to teach at GSCA. Sarah has always had a calling to teach and work with children. Her greatest passion is helping students see their own potential and become excited about their God-given gifts. She feels blessed to be part of GSCA where she knows God has great things planned for her, the students, and the school!

 

 


Mrs. Dalyn Holt




Ms. Dalyn Holt

2nd Grade
Email: d.holt@gscacademy.org

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Stephanie Ogle

 


Mrs. Stephanie Ogle

Grades 3-5
Email: s.ogle@gscacademy.org

 

Mrs. Stephanie Ogle earned her Bachelors of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University. She began her professional career teaching preschool and kindergarten in Greensburg. That experience was followed by 16 years as an elementary teacher in Shelbyville. Mrs. Ogle is a lifelong resident of Greensburg and is excited and blessed to have the opportunity to be teaching in her hometown at Good Shepherd Christian Academy.

 

Mrs. Kathy Kress


Mrs. Katherine Kress

Grades 3-5
Email: k.kress@gscacademy.org

 

Mrs. Kathy Kress earned her teaching degree from Saint Mary-of-the Woods College, and has taught in Greensburg and Rushville schools. Kathy is very happy to be teaching at Good Shepherd Christian Academy, where Jesus and His Word are an integral part of each student’s education.

 

 

 

Mrs. Ramona Campbell

 

 


Mrs. Ramona Campbell

Chef

 

Mrs. Ramona Campbell is our newest Chef at Good Shepherd Christian Academy..

 

 



Our Mission

Good Shepherd Christian Academy partners with family and church to provide a Christ-centered, Biblically based education emphasizing academic excellence and character development.

Our Vision

Our goal is to provide an educational environment that is spiritually based, emotionally encouraging, physically safe, and intellectually challenging. We believe a child has the best opportunity for success when home, church and school are working together in harmony towards these ends.

Our Philosophy In Practice

All teachers and assistants must give testimony of personal faith in Christ, be a Christ-like example to the students in all areas of life, and be faithful in attendance and involved in a Christian church; Curriculum is based on and interpreted in the light of God's revealed Word

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