Faculty & Staff Directory

Genevieve Pedaci
ISP Activities and Home Stay Coordinator
Genevieve is a Lima Christian School aluma and has a degree in Biblical Studies and Missions from Elim Bible Institute in Lima, NY. She is a pastor's wife and a mom of four including an International student from China. Genevieve has worked at LCS since 2017.
John Reese
Interim Principal
John Reese earned his BA in English and Media and Society from Hobart College in 2003. He has worked at LCS since 2017.
Susan Herring
Administrative Assistant
ext. 122
Sue Herring received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Houghton College. Mrs. Herring has been employed by LCS since 2013.
Deb Herring
Finance Manager
ext. 127
Deb Herring holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of Buffalo. Mrs. Herring has been at LCS since 2012.
Patricia Pragle
ext. 103
Patty Pragle earned her AAS degree from Monroe Community College where she studied in the Legal Administrative Assistant program. Mrs. Pragle has served on the LCS school board as the secretary. She has been employed at LCS since 2015.
Kelsie Forte
Guidance Counselor
ext. 133
Kelsie Forte is a Lima Christian School graduate (Class of 2007). She received her Bachelor's degree from Empire State College in Child Psychology and her Master's degree from Liberty University in Marriage and Family Counseling. She has been employed at LCS since 2018.
Jerry Thompson
Network Administrator
ext. 146
Jerry Thompson has a Bachelor’s degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Cornell University and an Associate’s degree in Biology from Rochester Institute of Technology. Mr. Thompson has been employed at LCS since 2003.
Michael Burns
Athletic Director
Michael Burns earned a Bachelor's Degree in Communication from SUNY Geneseo, and a Masters Degree/Teacher Certification in Physical Education from SUNY Brockport. He has worked in Education for 37 years, 20 as a teacher, and 17 as an Athletic Director/Administrator.
Mary Tripiciano
ext. 138
Mary Tripiciano, BSN, holds a Bachelor’s degree of Science in Nursing from the University of Rochester and has her EMT-B certification. Mrs. Tripiciano is working on her Master’s degree at SUNY Upstate in Syracuse, NY. She has been employed at LCS since 1994.
Danielle McCarty
ext. 117
Danielle McCarty earned her Bachelor’s degree from Houghton College and her Master’s degree in Reading and Literacy from Walden University. She has been working at LCS since 2015.
Esther Buzzell
Spanish IA, Spanish IB, Spanish II, Spanish III, and Integrated Spanish
ext. 151
Jennifer Myles
Grade 1, Mentors for Minis
ext. 116
Jenn Myles graduated from Cortland State College with a major in Elementary Education. Mrs. Myles holds a Master’s degree from SUNY Geneseo as a Reading Specialist K-12. Mrs. Myles has been teaching at LCS since 2009.
Lyn Fiegl
Global I & II, Participation in Government, Economics
ext. 147
Vicky Britton
ESL I & II, ESL Bible, ISP Academic Advisor
ext. 128
Jeanna Vogt
Grade 2
ext. 124
Jeanna Vogt received her Bachelor’s degree in Childhood and Special Education from SUNY Geneseo. She is pursuing her Master’s degree as a Reading Specialist from Liberty University. Mrs. Vogt has been with LCS since 2007.
Beth Long
Grade 3
ext. 143
Beth Long is a graduate of Houghton College with a major in Elementary Education and Psychology. Mrs. Long holds a Master’s degree from the University of Kentucky in Elementary Counseling. Mrs. Long has been teaching at LCS since 1997.
Kristi Werner
Middle School English, Language Arts and Reading
ext. 143
Kristi Werner double majored in Elementary Education and Bible and received her degree from Houghton College. Mrs. Werner began teaching at LCS in 1992.
Dawn todd
Grade 5
ext. 112
Dawn Todd has a degree in Elementary Education from Northland Baptist Bible College. Mrs. Todd loves teaching at Lima Christian school because fifth grade is the best!!
Kelly Wendlandt
English 11, Fundamentals of Writing 12, British Literature
ext. 150
Kelly Wendlandt holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Bradley University, a Master’s degree in Special Education from Roberts Wesleyan College, and 7-12 NYS ELA Certification. She serves as LCS Curriculum Coordinator and teaches English 9, English 11, English 12, and Fundamentals of Writing.
Mindy Christa
Math 6, Math 7, Pre-Algebra, Geometry
ext. 132
Mindy Christa earned her Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education and Math from Houghton College. Mrs. Christa holds a Master’s degree in Math Education from SUNY Brockport. Mrs. Christa has been at LCS since 2009.
Diane Adams
Science 6 and 8, Earth Science, Consumer Math
ext. 129
Diane Adams holds Associate’s degrees from Monroe Community College in Science and Business. Mrs. Adams has a Bachelor’s of Science with a major in Geology from SUNY Fredonia. Mrs. Adams has been at LCS since 1999.
Eileen Minter
Calculus I & II, Chemistry, AP Physics, Pre Calculus, Statistics
ext. 131
Eileen Minter, Ph.D, attended the University of Massachusetts for her undergraduate and graduate studies. Dr. Minter has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. Her Master’s degree and Ph.D are in Polymer Science and Engineering.
Craig Welker
Bible 6, Bible 7, History 6-8, History 11
Craig Welker earned his B.S. in Elementary Education from SUNY Oneonta with a concentration on History. He also has his Masters in Literacy Education from Nazareth College. Mr. Welker taught Middle School History and Science for 13 years at Webster Christian School before joining the LCS faculty in 2016.
Michelle Garlock
Art 7-12
ext. 115
Michelle Garlock has her Associate’s degree in Art from Finger Lakes Community College. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Art Therapy from The College of New Rochelle and her Master’s degree in Education Administration from SUNY Brockport. Mrs. Garlock has been working at LCS since 2015.
Trina Settle
Library K-3, Computer Technology K-3, Media 4-6
ext. 145
Trina Settle has a Bachelor of Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Biomedical Engineering. She served with her family in China as a missionary. She has been with LCS since 2016.
Christine Drew
Vocal Music K-12
ext. 140
Christine Drew has a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Roberts Wesleyan College. She has been employed at LCS since 2015.
Dave Tripiciano
Instrumental Music
ext. 140
Mr. Tripiciano is a Cum Laude graduate of the State University College at Fredonia where he also received his master’s degree. He has been a band director in the public and Christian schools for forty five years. He has served as a guest conductor for All County and All State bands. In addition to winning many 1st place awards, his bands have played for halftime for the Buffalo Bills, won a state championship and performed for the president.
Val Coykendall
Physical Education K-12
ext. 134
Valerie Coykendall has a Bachelor’s degree in Recreational Education and Physical Education from SUNY Cortland and SUNY Brockport. Coach Coykendall holds a Master’s degree in Community Health Education from Florida State University. Coach Val has been at LCS since 2001.
Sharon Nitsch
Elementary Aide
Sharon Nitsch holds an Associate’s degree in Business from Monroe Community College Central City Business Institute. She hosts the National Honor Society reception as well as many other functions. Mrs. Nitsch has been at LCS since 1994.
Tom Michel
ext. 106
Tom Michel has his training as a plumber through the Plumber’s Union. He has been at LCS for 16 years.
David Dils
ext. 106
Dave Dils earned an Associate’s Degree from Finger Lakes Community College in Architectural Design. He also holds Journeyman’s papers for Carpentry. Mr. Dils has been employed with LCS since 2013.
Karen Conlon- Chairman
Karen Conlon is a member of Lima Baptist Church. She is a stay-at-home mom. She received a B.S. in Nursing from Roberts Wesleyan College. Karen has had four children graduate from LCS. Her youngest child is currently a student at LCS.
Email the School Board
If you would like to email the LCS School Board directly, please send an email to: board@limachristian.org
Randy Arnold
Randy Arnold is Senior Manager of Test Engineering at Harris Communication Systems. Randy and his wife, Lisa, are Western NY natives, members of Grace Life Church, and have had two of their children, Joshua and Kimberly, graduate from LCS. Their third child, Nathan, is currently in high school at LCS. Randy has a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from SUNY Buffalo and an MBA from Bryant University in Rhode Island.
Jason J. McGuire
Jason is the President of New Yorker’s Family Research Foundation. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Theology from Andersonville Theological Seminary in Camilla, GA, and Pastoral Ministry, Davis College, Johnson City, NY. Jason has 3 children that attend LCS.
James Schwartz
James Schwartz is a retired Professor of Education, most recently teaching at St. John Fisher College. He earned his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University at Buffalo, and his MS and BS at SUNY Geneseo. His twin daughters graduated from LCS in 1999. He taught at LCS from 1982 to 1990, and Elaine, his wife, taught English at LCS for many years. Three of their grandchildren currently attend LCS.
Robert Wheeler
Bob is the Senior Pastor of Lima Baptist Church. He attended Elim Bible Institute earning a Certificate in Pastoral Ministry. He also holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Theresa Dils
Theresa is a Lima Baptist Church member who is involved in Children’s Church and Summer’s Best Two Weeks Mini Camp. Mrs. Dils is a graduate of Hougton College with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She holds a Master’s degree in Special Education from Mercyhurst University. Mrs. Dils has been a Special Education teacher since 1997. She has two children enrolled at LCS and hosts an international student.

Special Education Services are provided by the Honeoye-Falls Lima Central School District.

If you have any questions about Special Education Services, please contact the main office at 585-624-3841.