McMinnville Christian Academy

Leadership Team

I have been married for 28 years to Tiffany and we have two adult children. I have been working with people in the ministry for 28 years.  My time in ministry has primarily been with youth. I have coached my children in basically everything they did growing up. I love working with kids and helping them with life skills that they will use as they continue to mature into young adults. I am the Associate Pastor here at Baker Creek Community Church where I work alongside with a team to continue ministry for the Kingdom of God. That ministry also consists of the private school here at MCA. We have an awesome team that gets to work with each student that comes to MCA for their education and continuing to learn how God loves them!

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Preschool

Hello! My name is Selah Kent, and this is my second year working at McMinnville Christian Academy. Last year I had the opportunity to support the other teachers at MCA as a floating teacher. This year I get to teach preschool! I am so excited for this opportunity God has provided for me. I have loved working with children for as long as I can remember. I am blessed to have worked as a leader with Kids on the Block and as a volunteer leader at Christian camps like Camp Tilikum. 

Outside of work, I love being with my family and friends. Together, we enjoy hiking, going on bike rides, and playing worship music together. I also love curling up with a good book and sipping hot cocoa. I look forward to serving you and your kiddos!

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Kindergarten

The best thing about teaching in a Christian School is that you get to speak freely about our Lord and Savior.  This year marks my eighth year teaching at McMinnville Christian Academy.  In 2020 I had to take a medical leave for two years.  But, I’m back and excited to be teaching the Kindergarteners!  I love children, their enthusiasm, and their eagerness to learn.  It makes my day when a student has that “ah-ha moment” when they understand and master a new concept.

My husband and I have been married for 19 years.  We have four children in total.  (two humans and two dogs) Our son Joseph is 13 years old.  Our daughter Chloe is 12 years old.  Our fur babies are Ellanor and Evenrude.  Ellanor is an English bulldog black lab mix.  Evenrude is a French bulldog. 

I’m excited to build a relationship with all my students and watch their growth take place! 

Blessing – Mrs. Seehawer

Mrs. Totten

1st - 2nd grades

Hi my name is Angela Totten. This is my first year at MCA. I am the new 1 st and 2 nd grade teacher.
Previously I worked at as an educational assistant in K-3 rd . I look forward to serving the lord and I’m
excited to teach your child.
My husband Michael and I have a big blended family. We have an Olde English Bulldogge Bossco who is
a character.
I enjoy spending time with my family. We like to go boating and bowl league and participate in local
tournaments.

 

Ms. Stuebing

3rd - 4th grades

My name is Janet Stuebing and I am the 3rd / 4th  grade teacher this year. I have lived in McMinnville all my adult life and my husband and I raised our family here. I attended Linfield where I earned a Bachelor of Arts and went on to George Fox and received a Master’s of Arts in Teaching. I have had a heart to serve in ministry (especially teaching children) most of life. I look forward to serving the families of McMinnville Christian Academy this school year.

Mrs. Brown

5th - 6th grades

My name is Stacy Brown. I love to experience and learn new things and share
those things with those around me. I graduated from Multnomah University with a
degree in Elementary Education and Biblical Studies. I have spent several years in the
classroom teaching and substituting in various schools in Oregon. My favorite aspect of
teaching is watching the students gain new information and apply it to their daily lives.
I spent about 3 years in New Zealand furthering my education in Agricultural
Studies. Which I use in the summer working for a local farm, and dream of having my
own in the future. I enjoy a good adventure and spending time outdoors with my family. I
have two young kiddos that are always keeping me on my toes and learning new things.

Mrs. Benjamin

7th - 8th grades

I am excited to teach seventh and eighth grades at McMinnville Christian Academy. Prior to MCA I had the joy of teaching classical education as a substitute teacher at Veritas school in Newberg Oregon. I am excited to introduce your students to the beauty God has created for us to enjoy in this world. 



I will be attending Corban University for biblical and theological studies in 2023, and I am excited to share with your students the knowledge I gain there. 



I love learning and can’t wait to teach and also be a student over the next few years.



Outside of school, I love spending time with my husband and our six children, four of whom still live at home. Our two oldest boys have started their lives outside the house. Our oldest son (21), has been in the army for two years and now works as an intelligence specialist. Our next son down the line, currently works as a union electrician. Our oldest daughter, an art major, will help teach art as an intern at Veritas school. She will also help at MCA as needed. In 2023, she will leave for Florida to finish up her Master’s degree. Our last three children are school age, with one child each in high school, middle school, and elementary school.



I love teaching about God and his word, as well as being a mom and a wife. I can’t thank God enough for giving me this opportunity to share his love with your students.

 

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Support Staff

Hello! My name is Selah Kent, and this is my second year working at McMinnville Christian Academy. Last year I had the opportunity to support the other teachers at MCA as a floating teacher. This year I get to teach preschool half day and support the other teachers the other half the day! I am so excited for this opportunity God has provided for me. I have loved working with children for as long as I can remember. I am blessed to have worked as a leader with Kids on the Block and as a volunteer leader at Christian camps like Camp Tilikum. 

Outside of work, I love being with my family and friends. Together, we enjoy hiking, going on bike rides, and playing worship music together. I also love curling up with a good book and sipping hot cocoa. I look forward to serving you and your kiddos!

 

Hello, my name is Susan Paz.  I will be a teacher aide this year in grades 1-4.  It will be my privilege and honor to work with your children.

   I became a Christian about the time my boys were starting school. It was then that I began to homeschool them with Abeka curriculum and felt like I was the one getting the education!  It is wonderful curriculum in my opinion.
   Later on, I was able to work as both a teacher and an aide at several schools–at Chemeketa community college as an ESL aide, at Bridge Christian School teaching fifth grade, and at Open Bible as a Spanish teacher. I was also, once upon a time, a TWA international flight attendant and a welfare worker for Washington State!
   Thank you for allowing me to partner with you in training up your children.  I will do my very best to make it a good year for them.

Hello!

My name is Mrs. Walsh and this year I am assisting in Preschool and Kindergarten, as well as doing recess duty. I fill in where needed and enjoy being able to see nearly all of the students every day. This is my sixth year at the school and it is a pleasure to work here. God granted me the opportunity to join this team when I didn’t know what the next step should look like. God has been faithful in so many areas of my life. I am grateful to work where I get to include my faith daily. I have learned so much from my time at MCA, and it is an honor to grow alongside this staff as well as your families. 

In my free time I enjoy spending time with friends and family. I have been married for just about two years and it has been a wonderful growing experience. My husband and I like: watching movies, reading, going for walks, swimming and trying new things. We love food and always welcome a restaurant recommendation.