Faculty & Staff

Doctoral Degrees

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Master's Degrees

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Bachelor's Degrees

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AACS Certifications

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Indiana Teaching Licenses

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Our team

Administrative staff

Dr. Kevin Suiter
Dr. Kevin Suiter

Superintendent; Pastor of Administration and Fine Arts

  • DMA Conducting (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)
  • MA Sacred Music (Pensacola Christian College)
  • BA Bible and Theology/Music (Apalachian Bible College)
  • Additional Coursework in Ed. Leadership (Bob Jones University)
  • AACS Certification (lifetime professional)
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More About Dr. Suiter
  • Briefly share your salvation testimony: Growing up in a Christian home with three siblings — all within five years of one another — provided many opportunities for me to be convinced of my sin nature. After hearing a gospel presentation in church on a Sunday evening at the church my family attended, I received Christ as my Savior after my Dad explained the Gospel to me and invited me to call upon the Lord for salvation.
  • Why did you become a teacher? It was during my high school years that I surrendered to serve the Lord wherever and however He would direct me. Our pastor had preached a message on Romans 12:1-2. Though I could not see the specifics of my future, I knew that music was a driving force in my life and very likely music ministry was my calling. He has proven over and over again that there is peace and joy in serving Him. Musicians who have most impacted me through the years have been Dr. Irv Van Hooser, Dr. Frank Garlock, Ray Gibbs, and Mac Lynch.
  • What is your favorite aspect of teaching at CCS? I find great fulfillment in challenging students to develop their talents in order that they might serve Christ in their local church, no matter what their career path might turn out to be. The greatest joy for me comes on concert nights or during fine arts competition events when we all see how each student has grown in their confidence and musicianship. 
  • What are your favorite hobbies outside of school? My most relaxing activities are going on long walks with Grace by my side, exploring areas of the country that display God’s glory (e.g., Blue Ridge Parkway overlooks), or tackling home improvement projects with power tools in hand. A close second to any of those would be playing card games with Grace outside on our screened-in porch during summer evenings as we listen to MPR Classical Relax on TuneIn.

Mr. Andrew Fry
Mr. Andrew Fry

Principal; Secondary Math

  • MAT Mathematics (Bob Jones University)
  • BS Electrical Engineering, Math Minor (Bob Jones University)
  • AACS Certification (advanced professional)
  • Indiana Teaching License
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More About Mr. Fry
  • Briefly share your salvation testimony: I was gloriously saved at the age of 5 after a conversation with my mom and coming to the realization that I personally needed to make a decision to trust Christ as my Savior for forgiveness of my sins, rather than depending on my parents Christianity for spiritual status.
  • Why did you become a teacher? God has equipped me with a spirit that enjoys teaching and a love for mathematics. Daniel 12:3 “And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament, and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.”
  • What is your favorite aspect of teaching at CCS? Seeing youth grow in their knowledge of truth and in their spiritual maturity.
  • What are your favorite hobbies outside of school? Spending time with my family, fellowship with my church family, outdoors, fishing, soccer, running, eating.

Mr. Matt Ashley
Mr. Matt Ashley

Elementary Supervisor; Fifth Grade Teacher

  • BS Elementary Education (Bob Jones University)
  • AACS Certification (professional)
  • Indiana Teaching License
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More about Mr. Ashley
  • Briefly share your salvation testimony:grew up in a home of dedicated Christian educators. My earliest memories are being at church and school whenever the doors were open. Daily family devotions were a regular occurrence and after devotions one night, I prayed the sinner’s prayer with my parents.
  • Why did you become a teacher? Teaching is woven into the fabric of my family.  Both parents were school teachers. My dad became a school administrator for 27 years. My one sibling, my sister, studied to become a teacher. Many aunts, uncles, and grandparents were involved in education. Teaching is what I grew up understanding and loving.
  • What is your favorite aspect of teaching at CCS? I love the camaraderie of all parties involved. The teacher-teacher, teacher-student, and teacher-parent relationships are special. Genuine love and care exist in all CCS relationships. 
  • What are your favorite hobbies outside of school? I love watching and playing sports, cooking, playing acoustic guitar, and doing fun things with my wife and kids.

Mr. Park McMillan
Mr. Park McMillan

Admissions Director; Secondary English, Speech, History

  • MS Educational Leadership
  • BS Secondary Education
  • AACS Certification (professional)
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More About Mr. McMillan
  • Briefly share your salvation testimony: Growing up in a Christian home, I understood at an early age that Christ died for sinners. But after church one day, I understood that Christ died for my sins personally, and I accepted Christ as Savior then. My faith rests firmly in Him and His saving work on the cross.
  • Why did you become a teacher? Since the sixth grade, I have wanted to be a teacher. My dad instilled in me a love of history that has never waned. My mother’s experience as a teacher has shown me the positive influence a teacher can have, and ignited a love for education early in my life.
  • What is your favorite aspect of teaching at CCS? CCS has parents and teachers who wholeheartedly invest in students, and students who wholeheartedly invest in each other. From the curriculum to the classroom environment to athletic events to fine arts, there is a singular emphasis: preparing students to serve Christ with their lives, both now and in the future.
  • What are your favorite hobbies outside of school? I love outdoor activities like walking, hiking, and bicycling. Going to college in Florida showed me that I’m a beach bum at heart! I’m a big-time foodie, too; so I love cooking and trying different cuisines and restaurants. I also enjoy being involved in theater and acting.
Miss Rebekah Lewis
Miss Rebekah Lewis

Administrative Assistant

  • BS English Education (Bob Jones University)
More about Miss Lewis
  • Briefly share your salvation testimony: I was saved on May 6, 2001, as a “Christian” school teacher.  Doubting my salvation for many years, I had asked the Lord to save me multiple times. Through an overwhelming disappointment the Lord allowed in my life, I realized I had to make sure of my salvation once and for all and did so after a Sunday morning service.
  • Why did you become a teacher? As a young person, some of my favorite people were my teachers who were also my spiritual mentors and who become my friends.  With a desire to impact young people for the Lord, I taught full-time for 15 years before moving to an administrative assistant position in the school office. My love for organization and desire to assist people are a couple of the reasons I love working in the school office.
  • What is your favorite aspect of teaching at CCS? My favorite aspect of CCS is the family relationship among faculty and staff.  We are not only coworkers but also friends.
  • What are your favorite hobbies outside of school? My favorite hobbies include walking, traveling to visit family in Africa, and loving on my 7 nieces and 4 nephews whom I love to the moon and back!

Mrs. Sherry Cavanaugh
Mrs. Sherry Cavanaugh

Financial Secretary; IDOE Reporting Secretary; Scholarship Coordinator

  • 26 years adminstrative assitant and clerical experience
Our team

Pre-K & Elementary Faculty/Staff

Mrs. Melissa Bruce
Mrs. Melissa Bruce

K4 Lead Teacher/Pre-School Director

  • BS Human Development and Family Studies (Indiana State University)
More about Mrs. Bruce
  • Briefly share your salvation testimony: I was raised in a Christian home. When I was 6, I attended a service with family. During the service, an invitation was given and I remember telling my mom that I felt funny in my heart. My mom helped me ask Jesus to come into my heart.
  • Why did you become a teacher? As a young child, I knew I wanted to teach. Preschool age children are sponges and soak up everything around them. It amazes me how much they can learn and grow in a short time. The most important part is pointing them to Christ!
  • What is your favorite aspect of teaching at CCS? CCS has a Christ-like environment in every grade. The staff work together and feel more like family. There is a strong partnership between staff and families making education a success. Discipleship is at the center of each student’s school experience.
  • What are your favorite hobbies outside of school? When I’m not teaching, I am spending time with my kids. I enjoy playing outside and doing arts and crafts with them. I also enjoy reading, playing board games, and listening to music.

Miss Kendra Daniels
Miss Kendra Daniels

Kindergarten Teacher, Elementary Music

  • MEd Teaching and Learning (Bob Jones University)
  • BS Music Education (Bob Jones University)
  • AACS Certification (professional)
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More about Miss Daniels
  • Briefly share your salvation testimony: I grew up in a Christian home and attended a Bible-believing church.  Before bedtime each night my mom would have devotions with me.  It was during this time that the Lord convicted me of my sins.  I asked Him to forgive me and to come and live in my heart.
  • Why did you become a teacher?  I became a teacher because I enjoy teaching people and helping them grow.  I love those moments when understanding “clicks” and joy is expressed on their faces.  The joy of knowing they can do it!
  • What is your favorite aspect of teaching at CCS? My favorite aspect of teaching at CCS is the unity of the staff.  We all have the same desire and goal for our students.  That desire and goal is to teach students how to live a  Christ-like life while striving for excellence in academics.
  • What are your favorite hobbies outside of school? My favorite hobbies include: being outdoors (walking, hiking, gardening, even pulling weeds), reading, and playing the piano.

Miss Susan Johnson
Miss Susan Johnson

First Grade Teacher

  • BS Elementary Education
  • BA Women’s Ministries
  • Indiana Teaching License
  • AACS Certification (professional)
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More about Miss Johnson
  • Briefly share your salvation testimony: When I was about seven, I truly came to know my Savior. I tried to be good enough to save myself at first, but the Lord convicted me. After calling on Him to forgive me, I gained unmerited righteousness from Jesus alone. My life is now kept safe by Him.
  • Why did you become a teacher? I desire to play a role in encouraging students to begin or continue their walks with the Lord. School is a place for students to make decisions and develop the skills they need to serve the Lord with their lives. Being a teacher is a joyful opportunity to disciple students.
  • What is your favorite aspect of teaching at CCS? CCS has a family-type atmosphere. As everyone gets to know each other throughout the years, special bonds develop between students, parents, and staff. Like a family, we grow together. God is blessing and working in all our hearts, and that is my favorite aspect of teaching at Colonial Christian School!
  • What are your favorite hobbies outside of school? I like to grade…. (just kidding)I really enjoy spending time with friends and family. I like to write, read, draw, play board games, or go on short hikes. I love going on road trips, especially if they include destinations near oceans or mountains.

Miss Dyan Whiting
Miss Dyan Whiting

Second Grade Teacher

  • BA Education (Northand Baptist Bible College)
  • BS Biblical Counseling (Northland Baptist Bible College)
  • AACS Certification (professional)
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More about Miss Whiting
  • Briefly share your salvation testimony: I grew up in a Christian home and graduated from a Christian school. I tried to live my life as a Christian, but I never had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. After the Lord brought some difficult times in my life, I accepted Him as my Savior on August 2, 2018.
  • Why did you become a teacher? I became a teacher because I love the influence I can have on other students’ lives for Christ.  I also love seeing their eagerness to learn.
  • What is your favorite aspect of teaching at CCS? My favorite aspect of teaching at CCS is the support of the Administration and the unity among the teachers. I love the students’ desire to do what is right.
  • What are your favorite hobbies outside of school? Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my dog Cocoa, following Iowa Hawkeye sports, and being outside.
Miss Stephanie Aulds
Miss Stephanie Aulds

Third Grade Teacher

  • MA Special Education (Bob Jones University)
  • BS Elementary Education (Pensacola Christian College)
  • Indiana Teaching License
  • OG Certification
  • AACS Certification (professional)
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More about Miss Aulds
  • Briefly share your salvation testimony: I grew up in a Christian family hearing the gospel from an early age. I made a profession when I was younger, but it wasn’t until grad school that I truly nailed down assurance. During high school, my dad was involved in an accident, and many questions entered my mind. I’m thankful for God’s love, sending his Son to die in my place,and the power of his resurrection.
  • Why did you become a teacher? Teaching runs in my family. As a teenager, I often taught in various ministries of my church. I love to help students see that they can learn and grow. Some may learn differently, but yet with God’s help and the right tools and instruction, all can succeed.
  • What is your favorite aspect of teaching at CCS? My favorite aspect of teaching at CCS involves the community of coworkers and parents. We are a family! Spending time inside and outside of school forming relationships to encourage and disciple each other has been a blessing.
  • What are your favorite hobbies outside of school? Painting with acrylics on canvas, walking or hiking out in nature, playing the piano, reading a good fiction book, spending time with friends and family are a few hobbies I enjoy outside of school.
Miss Becky Thompson
Miss Becky Thompson

Fourth Grade Teacher; Special Education Services Coordinator

  • MA Elementary Education (Bob Jones University)
  • BS Speech Pathology (Purdue University)
  • AACS Certification (advanced professional)
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More about Miss Thompson
  • Briefly share your salvation testimony: I was saved in the summer of 1975 after attending Colonial Hills and learning that I needed to trust Christ personally as my Savior. I was baptized and became a member. I am thankful for the biblical discipling and sound doctrinal teaching I have received here these last 45 years.
  • Why did you become a teacher? God opened the door to teach at the school Colonial was starting in 1976. I love teaching children and making a difference. God put me here.
  • What is your favorite aspect of teaching at CCS? I love the collegiality of the pastoral staff, school administration and faculty/staff. We are a team. We are here for each other.
  • What are your favorite hobbies outside of school? I love to travel for history and to observe God’s creation. My favorite national park has been Yosemite! I enjoy photographing these sites and using them for school. My R&R “go to” is Mackinaw, Michigan.

Mr. Matt Ashley
Mr. Matt Ashley

Fifth Grade Teacher; Elementary Supervisor

  • BS Elementary Education (Bob Jones University)
  • AACS Certification (professional)
  • Indiana Teaching License
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More about Mr. Ashley
  • Briefly share your salvation testimony:grew up in a home of dedicated Christian educators. My earliest memories are being at church and school whenever the doors were open. Daily family devotions were a regular occurrence and after devotions one night, I prayed the sinner’s prayer with my parents.
  • Why did you become a teacher? Teaching is woven into the fabric of my family.  Both parents were school teachers. My dad became a school administrator for 27 years. My one sibling, my sister, studied to become a teacher. Many aunts, uncles, and grandparents were involved in education. Teaching is what I grew up understanding and loving.
  • What is your favorite aspect of teaching at CCS? I love the camaraderie of all parties involved. The teacher-teacher, teacher-student, and teacher-parent relationships are special. Genuine love and care exist in all CCS relationships. 
  • What are your favorite hobbies outside of school? I love watching and playing sports, cooking, playing acoustic guitar, and doing fun things with my wife and kids.

Mrs. Julie West
Mrs. Julie West

Sixth Grade Teacher; Elementary Aftercare Supervisor

  • BS Elementary Education (Bob Jones University)
  • AACS Certification (professional)
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More about Mrs. West
  • Briefly share your salvation testimony: I was saved on Easter Sunday after hearing the Easter story in Children’s Church.  I did struggle with doubts, especially in junior high.  However, during my junior year in high school, God worked in me taking my head knowledge to a heart knowledge.  I got true assurance of salvation then.
  • Why did you become a teacher? I have wanted to be a teacher since I was in 2nd grade.  I was one of those kids who would teach stories to my stuffed animals.  My grandma was a life-long school teacher and the biggest influence in my life outside of my immediate family.
  • What is your favorite aspect of teaching at CCS? I love our school family.  That includes the wonderful fellow teachers I work with as well as all of our school families.  It’s a joy to work with them all.
  • What are your favorite hobbies outside of school? Camping, hiking, traveling, playing board games, puzzles, and reading.
Mrs. Shawnna Moritz
Mrs. Shawnna Moritz

Elementary PE; Lunch Director

  • AAS Office Administration (University of Northwestern Ohio)
  • ServSafe Certification
More About Mrs. Moritz
  • Briefly share your salvation testimony: Thankful for a loving, Christian home, I was saved as a little girl with guidance from my mother.
  • Why did you become a teacher? I love teaching because I love children. It is rewarding to watch them grasp something new.
  • What is your favorite aspect of teaching at CCS? My first and foremost reason for teaching/serving at Colonial is because that is where my children are, but the atmosphere and the coworkers who are friends is why it is a joy to be there.
  • What are your favorite hobbies outside of school? Outside of school, I enjoy reading, my family (especially my dog), sudoku, and cryptograms.

Mrs. Stephanie Reasen
Mrs. Stephanie Reasen

Elementary & Middle School Art

  • BS Interior Design (Bob Jones University)
Dr. Kevin Suiter
Dr. Kevin Suiter

Elementary Choirs; Superintendent; Pastor of Administration and Fine Arts

  • DMA Conducting (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)
  • MA Sacred Music (Pensacola Christian College)
  • BA Bible and Theology/Music (Apalachian Bible College)
  • Additional Coursework in Ed. Leadership (Bob Jones University)
  • AACS Certification (lifetime professional)
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More About Dr. Suiter
  • Briefly share your salvation testimony: Growing up in a Christian home with three siblings — all within five years of one another — provided many opportunities for me to be convinced of my sin nature. After hearing a gospel presentation in church on a Sunday evening at the church my family attended, I received Christ as my Savior after my Dad explained the Gospel to me and invited me to call upon the Lord for salvation.
  • Why did you become a teacher? It was during my high school years that I surrendered to serve the Lord wherever and however He would direct me. Our pastor had preached a message on Romans 12:1-2. Though I could not see the specifics of my future, I knew that music was a driving force in my life and very likely music ministry was my calling. He has proven over and over again that there is peace and joy in serving Him. Musicians who have most impacted me through the years have been Dr. Irv Van Hooser, Dr. Frank Garlock, Ray Gibbs, and Mac Lynch.
  • What is your favorite aspect of teaching at CCS? I find great fulfillment in challenging students to develop their talents in order that they might serve Christ in their local church, no matter what their career path might turn out to be. The greatest joy for me comes on concert nights or during fine arts competition events when we all see how each student has grown in their confidence and musicianship. 
  • What are your favorite hobbies outside of school? My most relaxing activities are going on long walks with Grace by my side, exploring areas of the country that display God’s glory (e.g., Blue Ridge Parkway overlooks), or tackling home improvement projects with power tools in hand. A close second to any of those would be playing card games with Grace outside on our screened-in porch during summer evenings as we listen to MPR Classical Relax on TuneIn.

Mrs. Grace Suiter
Mrs. Grace Suiter

Elementary Choir Accompanist; IAFA Director

  • MA Piano Accompaniment (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)
  • BA Sacred Music
  • BA Teacher Education
  • ThB Bible/Theology and Music (Appalachian Bible College)
  • AACS Certification
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Mr. Loy Hetrick
Mr. Loy Hetrick

Beginning Band; Intermediate Band; Advanced Band

  • Master of Music (Indiana University)
  • BS Music Education (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
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More About Mr. Hetrick
  • Briefly share your salvation testimony: At age 10 I became aware of my sin and was concerned about ending up in eternity away from God. It was then that I made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ and was soon baptized after that.
  • Why did you become a teacher? My family has many teachers in it, especially music teachers, and I wanted to do the same. I cherish the idea of passing on a love for music to others. Music allows us to praise our Savior in such a powerful way that I want to help others with this.
  • What is your favorite aspect of teaching at CCS? I am excited about the idea of discipling our students to love God and serve Him in the local church. Also, because we have such a wonderful staff and faculty, I can’t think of a better situation in which to teach.
  • What are your favorite hobbies outside of school? As a teacher AND professional musician, I don’t have a lot of “hobby time”. I am an avid runner (bare foot) averaging 6 miles a day. Other than that, I enjoy being the chef at home as well as fly fishing and tying.
Mrs. Marsha Griffith
Mrs. Marsha Griffith

Tutor

  • BS Elementary Education (Bob Jones University)
  • AACS Certification
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Our team

Secondary Faculty

Mrs. Katie Ashley
Mrs. Katie Ashley

Secondary Language Arts

  • MA Secondary Education (Bob Jones University)
  • BS Speech Pedagogy-Performance Studies (Bob Jones University)
  • AACS Certification
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Mr. Josh Knoedler
Mr. Josh Knoedler

Secondary Math, PE; Athletic Director

  • BS Mathematics Education, Digital Media Communications Minor (Maranatha Baptist University)
  • Indiana Teaching License
  • AACS Certification (professional)
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More about Mr. Knoedler
  • Briefly share your salvation testimony: After growing up in a Christian home, I understood at age 4 that I was a sinner who needed to accept Christ personally as my Savior. God gave me assurance of my salvation as a teenager, but looking back I know I was truly saved as a young boy.
  • Why did you become a teacher? I always wanted to teach and coach from the time I was in high school. I had some very influential teachers in my life, and I wanted to make that same impact on the next generation!
  • What is your favorite aspect of teaching at CCS? God has blessed Colonial with incredible resources that we are able to use for His glory. This greatly enhances our opportunities in the classroom and improves the experience for our kids!
  • What are your favorite hobbies outside of school? I enjoy golf, basketball, soccer, and almost every other sport. Recently I’ve become interested in woodworking and am trying to improve that skill.
Mr. Lorenzo Martinez
Mr. Lorenzo Martinez

Secondary Spanish, English; Guidance Counselor; Senior Class Sponsor

  • MA Spanish Linguistics (New Mexico State University)
  • MA Bible Exposition (Pensacola Theological Seminary)
  • BA Biblical Studies (Pensacola Christian College)
  • AACS Certification (advanced professional)
  • ACTFL-OPI – Superior Rating
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More about Mr. Martinez
  • Briefly share your salvation testimony: I grew up in an unsaved home and attended public school. I attended church as a result of some faithful people who had a bus ministry and invited me to church.  I came to know Christ at summer camp when I was thirteen.
  • Why did you become a teacher? “I being in the way, the Lord led me” Gen. 24:27.  I started in pastoral ministry, but I always taught in the Chrstian school. Later, I received an invitation from Northland to teach Spanish.  After it dissolved, the Lord providentially allowed me to continue in secondary education.
  • What is your favorite aspect of teaching at CCS? I enjoy being able to interact with students and their parents whether it is in my role as teacher, guidance counselor, or senior class sponsor. I also enjoy watching my boys grow up in the environment of the Christian school.
  • What are your favorite hobbies outside of school? I enjoy cooking, baking, hiking in the woods, taking pictures, listening to music, and taking long drives through the country.
Mr. Daniel Coffman
Mr. Daniel Coffman

Secondary History and Computers

  • MA Curriculum and Instruction (University of Cincinnati)
  • BS Composite Social Studies Education (Bob Jones University)
  • AACS Certification (advanced professional)
  • Indiana Teaching License
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  • Briefly share your salvation testimony: I was saved around the age of five or six. We had just come home from a Sunday evening service in which my dad had preached a sermon on salvation. It convicted my heart and I was in my bunk bed that night.
  • Why did you become a teacher? My parents were teachers so I always thought I might do the same. The real turning point came in 10th grade as I was giving an oral report to the class. After I was finished, my history teacher remarked that I should become a teacher. That comment stuck with me all the way to college.
  • What is your favorite aspect of teaching at CCS? It might be the obvious choice, but working with the students is my favorite aspect of teaching at CCS. They work hard, respect their teachers, and are just a joy to be around. I don’t think teaching would be half as fun without them. 
  • What are your favorite hobbies outside of school? I like to tinker with computers, play video games, watch documentaries, read, and visit museums.
Mrs. Kourtney Dolvin
Mrs. Kourtney Dolvin

Algebra I, Algebra II; IDOE Testing Coordinator; CAP Coordinator

  • MEd (Grace College)
  • BS Math Education (Pensacola Christian College)
  • AACS Certification (professional)
  • Indiana Teaching License
  • Teacher website
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More about Mrs. Dolvin
  • Briefly share your salvation testimony: Realizing my need for a Savior, I accepted Christ at a young age. Using the Scriptures, my father explained that the only way to receive salvation was to put my faith in the saving work of Christ. I followed the Spirit’s leading and accepted Christ’s finished work.
  • Why did you become a teacher? Because I enjoy math and teaching, I followed the Lord’s leading and majored in Mathematics Education at Pensacola Christain College. I value training young people to make good choices and to be good influences on the people around them.
  • What is your favorite aspect of teaching at CCS? In addition to teaching mathematics, I enjoy CCS because of the opportunities to encourage young people to grow in their walks with God. I also enjoy seeing students learn to enjoy mathematics and prepare to succeed in the professions to which God has called them, whether secular or ministry positions.
  • What are your favorite hobbies outside of school? Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Steve, and three children, Landon, Layton, and Lauryn. I also enjoy working in the various ministries at Trinity Baptist Church, playing soccer and running, and attending my children’s various sporting events.
Mrs. Shawnna Moritz
Mrs. Shawnna Moritz

Elementary PE; Lunch Director

  • AAS Office Administration (University of Northwestern Ohio)
  • ServSafe Certification
More About Mrs. Moritz
  • Briefly share your salvation testimony: Thankful for a loving, Christian home, I was saved as a little girl with guidance from my mother.
  • Why did you become a teacher? I love teaching because I love children. It is rewarding to watch them grasp something new.
  • What is your favorite aspect of teaching at CCS? My first and foremost reason for teaching/serving at Colonial is because that is where my children are, but the atmosphere and the coworkers who are friends is why it is a joy to be there.
  • What are your favorite hobbies outside of school? Outside of school, I enjoy reading, my family (especially my dog), sudoku, and cryptograms.

Mr. Andrew Fry
Mr. Andrew Fry

Secondary Math; School Principal

  • MAT Mathematics (Bob Jones University)
  • BS Electrical Engineering, Math Minor (Bob Jones University)
  • AACS Certification (advanced professional)
  • Indiana Teaching License
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More About Mr. Fry
  • Briefly share your salvation testimony: I was gloriously saved at the age of 5 after a conversation with my mom and coming to the realization that I personally needed to make a decision to trust Christ as my Savior for forgiveness of my sins, rather than depending on my parents Christianity for spiritual status.
  • Why did you become a teacher? God has equipped me with a spirit that enjoys teaching and a love for mathematics. Daniel 12:3 “And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament, and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.”
  • What is your favorite aspect of teaching at CCS? Seeing youth grow in their knowledge of truth and in their spiritual maturity.
  • What are your favorite hobbies outside of school? Spending time with my family, fellowship with my church family, outdoors, fishing, soccer, running, eating.

Mr. Park McMillan
Mr. Park McMillan

Secondary English, Speech, History; Admissions Director

  • MS Educational Leadership
  • BS Secondary Education
  • AACS Certification (professional)
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More About Mr. McMillan
  • Briefly share your salvation testimony: Growing up in a Christian home, I understood at an early age that Christ died for sinners. But after church one day, I understood that Christ died for my sins personally, and I accepted Christ as Savior then. My faith rests firmly in Him and His saving work on the cross.
  • Why did you become a teacher? Since the sixth grade, I have wanted to be a teacher. My dad instilled in me a love of history that has never waned. My mother’s experience as a teacher has shown me the positive influence a teacher can have, and ignited a love for education early in my life.
  • What is your favorite aspect of teaching at CCS? CCS has parents and teachers who wholeheartedly invest in students, and students who wholeheartedly invest in each other. From the curriculum to the classroom environment to athletic events to fine arts, there is a singular emphasis: preparing students to serve Christ with their lives, both now and in the future.
  • What are your favorite hobbies outside of school? I love outdoor activities like walking, hiking, and bicycling. Going to college in Florida showed me that I’m a beach bum at heart! I’m a big-time foodie, too; so I love cooking and trying different cuisines and restaurants. I also enjoy being involved in theater and acting.
Miss Reanne Buchalski
Miss Reanne Buchalski

Secondary Science

  • BS English Education, Science minor (Pensacola Christian College)
  • AACS Certification (professional)
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More About Miss Buchalski
  • Briefly share your salvation testimony: At the age of seven, I remember talking with my dad about my fear of death. That night, I prayed and asked the Lord to come into my heart and save me from my sin.
  • Why did you become a teacher? I became a teacher because I love the unique opportunity of influencing and connecting with students.
  • What is your favorite aspect of teaching at CCS? My favorite aspect of teaching at CCS is the school spirit and atmosphere. CCS families are the most supportive, committed fans!
  • What are your favorite hobbies outside of school? A few of my favorite hobbies include: playing soccer and volleyball, ice-skating, camping, and spending time with my family.
Mr. Kevin Sherd
Mr. Kevin Sherd

Secondary Physics

  • MS Engineering (Wright State University)
  • BS Electrical Engineering (Cedarville University)
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  • Briefly share your salvation testimony: I was saved at the age of 5 following a Sunday night lesson.  I was convicted of my sin and need for Jesus as my Saviour.  I prayed with my parents to accept Jesus into my heart.
  • Why did you become a teacher? I have always enjoyed training others, and I love math and science, so I was excited when the opportunity came to teach Physics.
  • What is your favorite aspect of teaching at CCS? The students!
  • What are your favorite hobbies outside of school? I enjoy taking walks, playing games with my kids, and reading.

Mrs. Marian Platt
Mrs. Marian Platt

Health Education

  • Registered Nurse
  • BS Nursing (Ball State University)
  • AACS Certification (professional)
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  • Briefly share your salvation testimony: I was raised in a Christian family and accepted Christ as my savior at the age of 12.  A local church youth group was instrumental in giving me a strong Bible foundation as a teen; I still sing those songs today! 
  • Why did you become a teacher? When our 2 sons were in junior high school, I prayed for wisdom in how and when to re-enter the workforce.  As an RN with experience in Public Health, I was looking for a patient education position.  Within days, the offer came from CCS to consider teaching health class.  I have since received my  AACS Teaching Certification and love teaching teens!
  • What is your favorite aspect of teaching at CCS? My favorite aspect of teaching at CCS is being able to incorporate scripture truths into the subject of health.  I get to teach how were are fearfully and wonderfully made, Prov 39:14!  I also enjoy getting to know the students and adjusting lessons to be applicable to them.
  • What are your favorite hobbies outside of school? My favorite hobbies are swimming, biking, and baking.  I also love being a wife and mom at every stage!
Mr. Loy Hetrick
Mr. Loy Hetrick

Intermediate and Advanced Bands

  • Master of Music (Indiana University)
  • BS Music Education (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
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  • Briefly share your salvation testimony: At age 10 I became aware of my sin and was concerned about ending up in eternity away from God. It was then that I made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ and was soon baptized after that.
  • Why did you become a teacher? My family has many teachers in it, especially music teachers, and I wanted to do the same. I cherish the idea of passing on a love for music to others. Music allows us to praise our Savior in such a powerful way that I want to help others with this.
  • What is your favorite aspect of teaching at CCS? I am excited about the idea of discipling our students to love God and serve Him in the local church. Also, because we have such a wonderful staff and faculty, I can’t think of a better situation in which to teach.
  • What are your favorite hobbies outside of school? As a teacher AND professional musician, I don’t have a lot of “hobby time”. I am an avid runner (bare foot) averaging 6 miles a day. Other than that, I enjoy being the chef at home as well as fly fishing and tying.
Dr. Kevin Suiter
Dr. Kevin Suiter

Secondary Choirs

  • DMA Conducting (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)
  • MA Sacred Music (Pensacola Christian College)
  • BA Bible and Theology/Music (Appalachian Bible College)
  • Additional Coursework in Ed. Leadership (Bob Jones University)
  • AACS Certification (lifetime professional)
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  • Briefly share your salvation testimony: Growing up in a Christian home with three siblings — all within five years of one another — provided many opportunities for me to be convinced of my sin nature. After hearing a gospel presentation in church on a Sunday evening at the church my family attended, I received Christ as my Savior after my Dad explained the Gospel to me and invited me to call upon the Lord for salvation.
  • Why did you become a teacher? It was during my high school years that I surrendered to serve the Lord wherever and however He would direct me. Our pastor had preached a message on Romans 12:1-2. Though I could not see the specifics of my future, I knew that music was a driving force in my life and very likely music ministry was my calling. He has proven over and over again that there is peace and joy in serving Him. Musicians who have most impacted me through the years have been Dr. Irv Van Hooser, Dr. Frank Garlock, Ray Gibbs, and Mac Lynch.
  • What is your favorite aspect of teaching at CCS? I find great fulfillment in challenging students to develop their talents in order that they might serve Christ in their local church, no matter what their career path might turn out to be. The greatest joy for me comes on concert nights or during fine arts competition events when we all see how each student has grown in their confidence and musicianship. 
  • What are your favorite hobbies outside of school? My most relaxing activities are going on long walks with Grace by my side, exploring areas of the country that display God’s glory (e.g., Blue Ridge Parkway overlooks), or tackling home improvement projects with power tools in hand. A close second to any of those would be playing card games with Grace outside on our screened-in porch during summer evenings as we listen to MPR Classical Relax on TuneIn.

Pastor Andy Montgomery
Pastor Andy Montgomery

Secondary Bible

  • MA Biblical Studies (Maranatha Baptist University)
  • BA Pastoral Studies (Maranatha Baptist University)
  • Children’s Pastor, CHBC
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  • Briefly share your salvation testimony: I was saved at a young age. I grew up in a Christian home, and one night my dad asked me if I wanted to be saved. I knew what that meant since I had heard it in church so much, and I was very open to it. I prayed with my dad that night and accepted Christ as my Savior. I was baptized midway through my elementary years.
  • Why did you become a pastor? I began sensing that the Lord might want me to go into full-time ministry later in my high school years. As I was making a decision about college, I had to decide whether or not I was going into business or into ministry. I thought and prayed about it a lot, and at summer camp the summer before my senior year, I surrendered my life to full-time ministry. Since then, God has only confirmed in my heart that he clearly wants me in pastoral ministry.
  • What is your favorite aspect of teaching at CCS? I love the chance to get to know the students, many of whom I wouldn’t have the chance of meeting if I wasn’t teaching. I also really love when a student asks an insightful question about God and His Word.
  • What are your favorite hobbies outside of school? I am a huge fan of all New England sports teams, especially the Boston Celtics. I also love spending time with my wife and daughter.
Dr. Charles Phelps
Dr. Charles Phelps

Secondary Bible; Senior Pastor, Colonial Hills Baptist Church; Board President, CCS

  • DMin (Bob Jones University)
  • MDiv (Central Baptist Theological Seminary – Minneapolis, MN)
  • BA Bible, Speech Minor (Bob Jones University)
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  • Briefly share your salvation testimony: I trusted Christ as my Savior as an 8 year-old child. It was after a Sunday morning service. I knew that I was a sinner and trusted in Jesus for my salvation believing He died on the cross for my sins and that He was resurrected.
  • Why did you become a pastor? During my freshman year in college I surrendered my life to serve the Lord as a preacher of God’s Word. Since then God has opened doors of opportunity. For almost 8 years I was a youth pastor. Now, for almost 30 years I’ve served as a lead pastor. During my ministry I have taught Bible in Christian schools for 35 of my 38 years of pastoral ministry.
  • What is your favorite aspect of teaching at CCS? Engaging students in conversations about biblical topics. I love teaching students who are curious about the Bible, God and eternity. I also love coaching students to do their best as they participate in the Bible teaching and preaching category in Academic competitions.
  • What are your favorite hobbies outside of school? Reading & Gardening
Pastor Ben Hicks
Pastor Ben Hicks

Secondary Bible

  • MA Bible/Biblical Studies (Bob Jones University)
  • Master of Divinity
  • BA Bible/Biblical Studes (Bob Jones University)
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Pastor Matt Barfield
Pastor Matt Barfield

Secondary Bible

  • BS Pre-Med (Clearwater Christian College)
Pastor Brandon Hamilton
Pastor Brandon Hamilton

Secondary Bible

  • BA Youth Ministries
  • Youth Pastor, CHBC
More About Pastor Brandon
  • Briefly share your salvation testimony: I grew up in a full-time ministry home where my dad was the administrator of my Christian school. I trusted Christ as my Savior at 10 years old after my teacher told the crucifixion and Easter story for my 4th grade Bible class.
  • Why did you become a pastor? I became a pastor because the Lord gave me a burden to see people’s hearts changed for their good and the glory of God. The Lord placed examples of godly men into my life who I desired to emulate. The Lord used those men to impact my life for eternity, and I would count it an undeserved privilege for God to use me in the same way.
  • What is your favorite aspect of teaching at CCS? I enjoy teaching at CCS because I get to spend time with the students and build relationships with them while we study the Bible together. I enjoy seeing when students apply eternal truths to their lives – not simply learning them for a good grade.
  • What are your favorite hobbies outside of school? My favorite hobbies outside of Colonial include sports and woodworking.
Pastor Greg Pine
Pastor Greg Pine

Secondary Bible

  • Outreach Pastor, CHBC
Our team

Support staff

Mr. Dan Elkins
Mr. Dan Elkins

Media

  • BS Art (Bob Jones University)
Mrs. Shawnna Moritz
Mrs. Shawnna Moritz

Food Service Manager

  • AA Administrative Secretary (University of Nothwestern Ohio)
  • ServSafe Certification
More About Mrs. Moritz
  • Briefly share your salvation testimony: Thankful for a loving, Christian home, I was saved as a little girl with guidance from my mother.
  • Why did you become a teacher? I love teaching because I love children. It is rewarding to watch them grasp something new.
  • What is your favorite aspect of teaching at CCS? My first and foremost reason for teaching/serving at Colonial is because that is where my children are, but the atmosphere and the coworkers who are friends is why it is a joy to be there.
  • What are your favorite hobbies outside of school? Outside of school, I enjoy reading, my family (especially my dog), sudoku, and cryptograms.

Mr. Herb Gaines
Mr. Herb Gaines

Facilities Superintendent

  • MA Biblical Exposition (Pensacola Christian College)
  • BA Bible (Pensacola Christian College)

PHONE

(317) 253-0649

Address

8140 Union Chapel Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46240

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