Administration & Office

 

Kelly DutcherKelly Dutcher

Head Administrator/Superintendent

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One of My Favorite Bible Verses: because really, it is possible to pick just one?
“And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
Micah 6:8

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
Matthew 6:33

Significant Life Experiences that led me to HLCS: If I could answer in one word it would be... God. He called, I answered.
I come to Harbor Light with 13 years of public school classroom teaching experience. I am passionate about teaching and learning and the administrator position at Harbor Light piqued my interest because it allows me to shift my focus to Christ-centered education. This position would allow my school home and my church home to become ONE. While I bring with me a host of experiences and strengths from the academic arena, it is the work that God continues to do inside of me that gives me confidence in my ability to lead with boldness, and character.

 I Love HLCS because…of the family and love that radiates through the halls. God’s love is on full display when you see a high school student giving attention to a preschooler, or when students go out of their way to help each other out. HLCS is a place like no other.

Activities & hobbies I enjoy: Spending time with my husband Jordan, and girls Daphne, Audrey, and Meredith is my absolute favorite thing to do. Whether we having dinner with friends, going on a bike ride, or snuggling up to watch a movie, I love spending time with my crew. I also love to run, go to the beach, and read!

 

Beckman LisaLisa Beckman

Administrative Assistant

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One of My Favorite Bible Verses: "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths."
Proverbs 3:5-6

Significant life experiences that led me to HLCS: God blessed me abundantly when the administrative assistant position became available at HLCS. Having our children in a Christian school has always been a part of our life, and having the chance for our children to come to HLCS has proven to be one of the most amazing experiences I could have asked for. Every day I am excited to be able to come to my job. I love every single aspect of it. We are all incredibly blessed by the excellent staff and volunteers that make up Harbor Light Christian School.

I love HLCS because… well there probably isn’t enough room on the page to share with you why I love HLCS!!! If I could pick just one thing, would it be the education level, the excellent teachers, staff, coaches and volunteers, the love and friendship the kids have towards each other, the fact that God is shown in everything that we do. I can’t just focus on one thing, because all of these add up to what makes HLCS such an amazing school. I love everything about HLCS!! We have amazing parents that support and help out so much, we have students that love to be here, and represent Christ in all that they do, we have staff members that love their jobs, each other, and their students. HLCS is not just a school where excellence in education is taught, but it is a family, where the love of Christ is shown daily, where we are encouraged to step out and step up for Christ, and where we can have peace in the knowledge that our children will be supported and loved at all times.

Activities & hobbies I enjoy: I love spending time with my family!! I have three children, and the most wonderful husband of 20+ years that God has blessed me with. We love sitting outside around a big bonfire in the spring and fall months, boating in the summer, and watching the kids ski and snowboard in the winter. I love to travel, and my favorite place to go is to South Carolina. I also enjoy reading and being involved with our church.

 

Blair SheldaShelda Blair

Athletic Director

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One of My Favorite Bible Verses: Romans 8:15 "For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry 'Abba Father'."

Significant Life Experiences that led me to HLCS: I came to Harbor Light because I am a HLCS graduate and wanted my children to have a similar educational experience.

I love HLCS because… it is a family friendly environment where my children's education can be based in the word of God. As a teacher, I love the staff and students and look forward to spending time with them.

Activities & hobbies I enjoy: Outside of school, I enjoy leading worship, playing volleyball, re-decorating my home, and spending time with my family.

 

female no photoMarla Redman

Counseling Supervisor

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One of My Favorite Bible Verses: "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
Isaiah 41:10

Significant Life Experiences that led me to HLCS: I am blessed to also be a part of the mission and educational trips that occur at our high school and plan and travel with our students, who amaze me at every turn! We have some incredible students here at HLCS that not only honor God, but our school as well. That is what led me to working at HLCS - to be a part of God’s work here with our students. It feels like my children don’t just have friends at HLCS but have extended family here.

I love HLCS because… of the family atmosphere among the students and families.

Activities & hobbies I enjoy: I enjoy hiking, biking, traveling and spending time in this beautiful place we are blessed to live!

 

Heather Standish

Bookkeeper / Tutor / Study Hall

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One of My Favorite Bible Verses:  "For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power love and self control." 2 Timothy 1:7

Significant Life Experiences That Led Me to HLCS:  After years of wanting to enroll our children : Having my teenager acknowledge that he wanted to be here. Then realizing we needed to be here. As soon as we enrolled I felt God was working not only our children but our family.

I Love HLCS because…  It is more than a school.

Activities & hobbies I enjoy:  Spending time with all our family. Watching all the sports the kids are involved in. Family walks.

 

Erin BarnesErin Barnes

Marketing and Development

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One of My Favorite Bible Verses:  "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your path." Proverbs 3:5-6

Significant Life Experiences That Led Me to HLCS:  The Lord made it very clear to me and my husband that we were to send our daughter to HLCS for Kindergarten. In looking for ways to adjust to her going to school 4 days a week I began applying for jobs and HLCS seemed an obvious choice as I was driving here every day anyway! Little did I know what the Lord had in store. He really blesses us beyond what we can imagine sometimes. It is an honor and privilege to work here.

I Love HLCS because…  Each and every person that works here has a heart for the Lord and truly seeks His will as they pour themselves into their jobs, their relationships with the students as well as with one another. It is truly a family and I can't believe I get to be a part of it!

Activities & hobbies I enjoy:  I love spending time with the Lord, reading, kayaking, skiing, and taking long family walks with our sweet dog Macy.

 

Sally AgeeSally Agee

Enrichment and ESL

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One of My Favorite Bible Verses:  "Casting all your anxiety on Him because he cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7

Significant Life Experiences That Led Me to HLCS:  Last summer, I got married, moved and semi-retired, I was very thankful for the opening at HLCS.

I Love HLCS because…  I love children and Christian education. The staff, students, and families of HLCS are great.

Activities & hobbies I enjoy:  I like to camp, hike, scrapbook, and do puzzles.

 

Creative Arts & Electives

 

Mrozinski ElizabethElizabeth Mrozinski

Art

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One of My Favorite Bible Verses:  "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

Significant Life Experiences That Led Me to HLCS:  I attended Michigan State University, Go Green! While there, I received my Bachelor's degree in Education. I've held a variety of positions with students of all ages that allowed me both to teach and use my art background. Additionally, I co-owned By Design Marketing utilizing past marketing, PR and ad design experience.

I Love HLCS because…  it's like one big family. Everyone looks out for one another and builds each other up to follow and seek after the Lord. I have never worked in a more supportive and encouraging environment for both staff and students. My family recently decided to send our two sons to Harbor Light because of the atmosphere and quality Christ centered education.

Activities & hobbies I enjoy:  Painting, beach days, travel, gardening, spending time outdoors and volunteering in Kid's Community at our church. I also enjoy playing with our two sweet dogs Bubba and Bernie.

 

Josh ErnstJosh Ernst

Physical Eduaction

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One of My Favorite Bible Verses:  "God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also." Gen. 1:16
Because, oh by the way, there was a little time left that day, so He also made a trillion or so stars. What an Amazing God!

Significant Life Experiences That Led Me to HLCS:  I have conducted research at a national lab, I have taught classes at a large state college, I have worked in one of the most prestigious physics departments in the world - but there was something incredibly special about the opportunity to come home and help make a difference in the lives of young men and women who are working hard to become shining lights in this world.

I Love HLCS because…  The staff is smart and kind. The students are eager and devoted. And the administration is caring and wise. HLCS gets that it is important to prepare young people to excel as students, but even more important to prepare them to be good people.

Activities & hobbies I enjoy:  I enjoy playing and coaching sports and spending time outdoors with family and friends.

 

Donna Powers

Donna Powers

Drama / Yearbook / Student Council

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One of My Favorite Bible Verses: One of my favorite Bible verses is Isaiah 40:28-31 (NIV). "Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." 

Significant Life Experiences that have led you to HLCS: Our oldest daughter came to us one day and said that she felt she should switch to a Christian school to be closer with other Christians and have more Christian friends. We enrolled her in the middle of her freshman year and she loved it! We planned to enroll our other two children the following year but ended up moving. A year later we returned and put all three daughters in HLCS. They were welcomed with open arms. Harbor Light has made the transition back up north much easier for all of us! I like to be involved with the school and so I volunteered and began doing the Facebook page, then the website and now a position in the office! I love what I do at Harbor Light so much that it doesn't really seem like a "job"! I am really enjoying the encouragement and blessing of working with others who love the LORD and are seeking to glorify Him in their teaching and service. With all our hearts we strive to prepare the next generation of leaders for Christ!

I love HLCS because… of the family atmosphere that is here. I love how the school strives to glorify God in how they teach and how they emphasize families, and encourage church involvement like a stool with three legs (Family, Church, School). The staff is truly committed to helping the students grow in the LORD while also helping them identify their gifts and where God may be guiding them for the future. This is a wonderful place!

Activities & hobbies I enjoy: I enjoy ministering with family and friends as well as studying and teaching God's word. I love working at Bible Camp in the summer and investing in the next generation. I like playing and coaching volleyball and taking picutures!

 

Zach PortaZach Porta

Worship Arts

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One of My Favorite Bible Verses:  "If you keep yourself pure, you will be a special utensil for honorable use. Your life will be clean, and you will be ready for the Master to use you for every good work." 2 Timothy 2:21

Significant Life Experiences That Led Me to HLCS:  In January 2016, I accepted the Worship Arts Director position at Harbor Light Community Chapel. Our oldest daughter was enrolled in the Readiness Program fall 2016 and our experience with the school was great! So this year, both of our girls and myself are at Harbor Light Christian School.

I Love HLCS because…  it encourages students to have an individual relationship with our Creator and provides a safe environment for kids to learn about Him while still excelling academically.

Activities & hobbies I enjoy:  I love spending time with my family. Playing the guitar. Singing. Songwriting. Worshiping.

 

Rebecca GallardoRebecca Gallardo

Spanish

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One of My Favorite Bible Verses:  "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will." Romans 12:2

Significant Life Experiences That Led Me to HLCS:  I attended Harbor Light as a student from 1997-2002. The HLCS community supported me during a family crisis and provided me with an excellent Christian academic education. I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt upon graduating that I wanted to go to college to become a teacher like the Harbor Light teachers who were there for me, set a good example for me, and prayed for me. After graduating with my teaching degree in 2006, I had the opportunity to teach in both private and public schools overseas and in the mid-west. These experiences confirmed for me the uniqueness of the Harbor Light staff and the overall Christian environment that I did not find elsewhere. I moved back to the area in May 2017, and started considering possible teaching jobs. Harbor Light was my first choice as it gives me opportunities to share my faith with students as well as to be supported again in a truly loving, caring environment by some of the same teachers who taught me. It has been like a dream come true to return to HLCS after all these years. I am so thankful that God paved a way for me to come back!

I Love HLCS because…  it provides a combination of academic excellence and spiritual relevance for students. What makes it truly wonderful here is the community of people who love their students and love each other as Christ loves.

Activities & hobbies I enjoy:  reading, water skiing, traveling, speaking Spanish, and playing at the park with my three kids.

 

Becky FettigBecky Fettig

Tutoring / Library / English / Art

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One of My Favorite Bible Verses: "I can do all things through him who strengthens me." Phil. 4:13

Significant life experiences that led me to HLCS: Harbor Light was a very positive and influencial experience for our son Michiah. He is now a missionary with Y.W.A.M. in Thailand. This is the second year at HLCS for our youngest two kids and our Chinese, exchange student, son. 

I love HLCS because… the teachers and staff love and care about all the students.

Activities & hobbies I enjoy: Reading, making cards, sewing, camping, and crafts.

 

Elementary Staff

 

PauleMrs. Jessica4Jessica Paule

Readiness 

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One of My Favorite Bible Verses:  “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Mathew 6:33

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