Faculty & Staff Directory
John Reese earned his BA in English and Media and Society from Hobart College in 2003. He has worked at LCS since 2017.
Sue Herring received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Houghton College. Mrs. Herring has been employed by LCS since 2013.
Deb Herring holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of Buffalo. Mrs. Herring has been at LCS since 2012.
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 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.
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.
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 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, 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 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.
Grade 1, Mentors for Minis
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.
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 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.
Lucinda Terry is a graduate of Roberts Wesleyan College with a major in Elementary Education and a minor in Religion. Mrs. Terry holds a Master’s degree in Liberal Studies from SUNY Brockport. Mrs. Terry has been a teacher at LCS since 1999.
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!!
ESL I & II, ESL Bible, ISP Academic Advisor
English 11, Fundamentals of Writing 12, British Literature
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.
Middle School English, Language Arts and Reading
Kristi Werner double majored in Elementary Education and Bible and received her degree from Houghton College. Mrs. Werner began teaching at LCS in 1992.
Math 6, Math 7, Pre-Algebra, Geometry
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.
Science 6 and 8, Earth Science, Consumer Math
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.
Calculus I & II, Chemistry, AP Physics, Pre Calculus, Statistics
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.
Global I & II, Bible 11, Participation in Government, Economics
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.
Spanish IA, Spanish IB, Spanish II, Spanish III, and Integrated Spanish
Mary Steltz earned her Bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Temple University and her Master’s in Human Resources/Counseling from Liberty University. She also spent a total of seven years as a missionary in Bolivia and Honduras.
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.
Library K-3, Computer Technology K-3, Media 4-6
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.
Vocal Music K-12
Christine Drew has a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Roberts Wesleyan College. She has been employed at LCS since 2015.
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.
Physical Education K-12
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 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 has his training as a plumber through the Plumber’s Union. He has been at LCS for 16 years.
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.
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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.
Ralph Durkee moved his family to Lima in 1989 for his two children to attend LCS, and still has a daughter and grandchildren attending LCS. Ralph works for Durkee Consulting Inc as a computer security consultant, ethical hacker and trainer. Ralph is also the founder of two non-profit professional security organizations as well as the Rochester Security Summit.
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 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.
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 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.
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