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Our Staff

Our staff here at The Father’s House Christian School are committed to serving our students with excellence. Christian education and discipleship are our priority.

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Helga Siemens

School Administrator

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Bernice Wierenga

Kindergarten

Holly Bills

Grade 3/4

Alyson Benson

Grade 7/8

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Dawn Ioanidis

Education Assistant

Gabrielle Fedusenko

Education Assistant

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Lisa Eby

Education Assistant

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Coleton Barker

Gym & Biblical Studies Teacher

Hannah Fraser

Art Teacher

Jeremy Carothers

Education Assistant

Jessica Himschoot

Psychologist

Here at The Father’s House Christian School, our staff works diligently to help students achieve personal, spiritual, and academic goals. We partner with our students to help them grow in character and knowledge. Classrooms are safe places where everyone can be part of a community, celebrate achievements, and work through mistakes.

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Pamela Szmyrko

Principal

Pam currently serves as the Principal for The Father’s House Christian School, a small private K-8 school, and two home school divisions with over 1500 home education students. Her background lies in public education where she taught junior and senior high math and science, and elementary physical education for 10 years. She has four children: Brandon, Brier, Emily, and Gavin with her husband Darryl. Pam is passionate about providing an excellent education while equipping lifelong disciples for Jesus.

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Helga Siemens

school Administrator

Helga loves to help and serve in whatever capacity is needed. She joined the team in January 2019 and is excited to see the leaders of the future being raised up.

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Bernice Wierenga

Kindergarten Teacher

I graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa with a BEd degree and have been teaching for more than 10 years.  I am blessed and thankful to have been given the opportunity to help students see the world from Jesus’s perspective.  My hope as a teacher is to ignite a passionate curiosity in my students about the wonders of God’s creation through the joyful exploration and discovery of His story.

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Rachelle Augustin

Grade 1 Teacher

I am the Grade 1 teacher at TFHCS. I graduated from Trinity Western University with my BA and Simon Fraser University with my B.Ed. God gave me the opportunity to teach in many international countries and recently in British Columbia. I have taught Grades 1-6 over my 14 years of teaching.  My belief is that teaching is best delivered when it is student centered, Biblically driven and interactive in nature. The goal is to engage and inspire students to know God, their purpose and to reach the world for Christ. I am excited to serve God in helping each student aspire to greatness at TFHCS.

Holly Bills

Grade 3/4 Teacher

I am a graduate of TFHCS, having attended here from Grade 1-12. I then attended Trinity Western University and graduated with a B.A. and a B.Ed. I returned to my home town and have been teaching at TFHCS for more than 10 wonderful years. I love the opportunities TFHCS gives me to introduce students to the wonder of a relationship with God and to encourage every student to become life long learners. I believe God has called me to serve, inspire and love His precious children as they become world-changers for Jesus.

Valeria Medina

Grade 5/6 Teacher

I am the Grade 5 and 6 teacher at TFHCS. I graduated in April 2023 from the University of Alberta. I am excited to see what God has in store for me as a first year teacher. I enjoy teaching and being with children inside and outside school, as I volunteer at my church youth leading and helping at Sunday school. I am passionate about seeing children be built up to be disciples and followers of Christ lifelong. I am grateful to have the opportunity to teach at a school with the same beliefs, values, and morals as mine.

Alyson Benson

Grade 7/8 Teacher

Having graduated from the University of Alberta in 2019, this is my fourth year teaching at The Father’s House Christian School. I am grateful and eager for the opportunity that God has given me to serve in a school where I will get to see, encourage, and walk alongside students as they grow in their academics and relationship with God.

I love when students have a revelation of something new that they have learnt, whether about God, in their academics, or in their everyday lives!  It is a joy to see the excitement on their faces as they learn and grow personally, academically, and in their relationship with God.

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Dawn Ioanidis

Education Assistant

I am a mother of 5 children and began working as an EA 10 years ago. Each of my children attended a Christian school. What a blessing to be a part of each students’ spiritual and educational journeys! I serve at a place where God and His word are honoured, and each student “grows up in the presence of the Lord.” 1 Sam 2:21

Gabrielle Fedusenko

Education Assistant

My name is Gabrielle Fedusenko and I am so excited to join the staff this year at The Father’s House Christian School as an Educational Assistant. For the last 10 years, I have been a stay-at-home mom raising my two daughters, Avery and Riley. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Canadian University College in Lacombe, Alberta, and I most recently worked as an administrative assistant for the Government of Alberta. I have a passion for Christian education and an eagerness to help children learn, and I can’t wait to see what God has in store for our school this year!

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Lisa Eby

Education Assistant

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Cole Barker

Gym & Biblical Studies Teacher

This is my first year on staff at TFHCS! I love being active in the outdoors and in sports! Reading, writing, and board games are just some of the other things I love to do in my spare time.

Hannah Fraser

Art Teacher

Jeremy Carothers

Education Assistant

My name is Jeremy. I am so happy to be a part of the TFHCS team. My family and I have been attending TFH Church for 5 years now and we are involved in the worship and greeting teams. Some of my hobbies include walking and hiking with our two dogs, reading, and listening to music.

Jessica Himschoot

Psychologist

Jessica is a Registered Provisional Psychologist and owner of Morinville Counselling Services. She is also a proud wife to Nathan and mother to four children. Jessica is organizing a Biblically-based social and emotional development program at TFHCS; she will be using her passion for the Lord in conjunction with over 15 years of experience with children and youth to establish an excellent curriculum in hopes of glorifying God now and for years to come.