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Junior and Senior High Faculty


Mark Anderson

  • Courses:
    • JH Cultural Studies
    • SH Economics
    • SH Introduction to Business
    • SH Office Technology
    • JH Boys Bible
  • Education:
    • Grace University - BS Christian Education
    • University of Nebraska - BS Business Education
    • University of Nebraska - MS Business Education
  • Tenure at Berean Academy:
    • 19 years
  • Experience:
    • Taught at Lincoln Nebraska Public Schools - 1 year
    • Taught at Patricia Stevens Fashion and Secretarial School, Omaha, NE - 4 years
  • Co-Curricular:
    • Class Sponsor
    • Head Coach - Cross Country
    • Asst. Coach - Track
  • Family:
    • Wife - Anbeth*


Leroy Busenitz*

  • Courses:
    • SH Algebra I
    • SH Algebra II
    • SH Advanced Math
    • SH Physics
  • Education:
    • Grace University
    • Emporia State University - BS Education
    • Kansas State University - MS Education
  • Tenure at Berean Academy:
    • 32 years
  • Experience:
    • St Paul’s College - Zaria, Nigeria, Africa - 3 years
    • Kansas State University - Teaching Assistantship - 1 year
  • Co-Curricular:
    • Sponsor Christian Action
  • Family:
    • Wife - Ramona*
    • Daughter and Son-in-law - Shari* and Tony Felich, Olathe, KS
      • Grandson – AJ - Elementary Student
      • Grandson – Nicolas - Elementary Student
      • Grandson – Jordan - Preschooler
    • Son and Daughter-in-law - Daren* and Tina Busenitz, Wichita, KS
    • Son - Brett* - Overland Park, KS


Shelly Friesen*

  • Courses:
    • JH Science
    • JH Geography
    • SH Girls Health and Physical Education
  • Education:
    • Calvary Bible College, Kansas City, MO - BS Christian Education
    • Pensacola Christian College, Pensacola, FL - MS Elementary Education
  • Tenure at Berean Academy:
    • 5 years
  • Experience:
    • Taught at Calvary Christian School, Forrest City, AR
    • Taught at St. Charles Christian School, St. Charles, MN
  • Co-Curricular:
    • Coach JH Girls Volleyball, Basketball, Track
  • Family:
    • Husband - Dale


Dave Funk

  • Courses:
    • Industrial Arts
  • Education:
    • Grace University - BA Missions
  • Tenure at Berean Academy:
    • 3 years
  • Family:
    • Wife - Juanita*
    • Daughter - Tina - SH Student at Berean Academy
    • Son - Aaron - JH Student at Berean Academy
    • Son - Jason - Elementary Student at Berean Academy
    • Son - Titus - Elementary Student at Berean Academy


Carmen Goering

  • Courses:
    • Fifth - Twelfth Grade Vocal Music
  • Education:
    • Tabor College - BA Music Education
  • Tenure at Berean Academy:
    • 3 years
  • Experience:
    • Substitute Teacher
    • Junior Class Sponsor
  • Co-Curricular:
    • Worship Team Sponsor


Bev Lister*

  • Courses:
    • Fifth - Twelfth Grade Instrumental Music
    • JH Vocal Music
    • JH Guitar
  • Education:
    • Friends University - BA - Music Education
    • Wichita State University - MA - Music Education
  • Tenure at Berean Academy:
    • 21 years
  • Experience:
    • Taught in Garden Plain Public Schools - 8 years
  • Family:
    • Husband - Allan
    • Daughter - Alisa and Duane Kimball, Wichita, KS
      • Granddaughter - Brooke - JH Student
      • Grandson - Kaleb - Elementary Student
      • Granddaughter - Brittany - Elementary Student
      • Grandson - Kameron - Preschooler
      • Grandson - Kasey - Preschooler
    • Daughter – Angie and Ryan Hilt, Wellington, KS
      • Granddaughter - Riley - JH Student
      • Granddaughter - Austin - Elementary Student
      • Grandson - Adam - Elementary Student
      • Grandson - Isaac - Preschooler
      • Grandson - Nathan - Preschooler
    • Daughter - Shannon - Senior High Student at Berean Academy


Jerry McClenahan

  • Courses:
    • SH Physical Science
    • SH Biology
    • SH Chemistry I
    • SH Chemistry II
  • Education:
    • Prairie Bible Institute - Bible Degree
    • University of Nebraska - BS Education
    • Wichita State University - MS Education
  • Tenure at Berean Academy:
    • 28 years
  • Experience:
    • Taught in Nebraska Public Schools - 2 years
    • Adjunct Professor - Wichita State University - 4 years
    • Adjunct Professor - Butler County Community College - current
  • Co-Curricular:
    • Student Council Sponsor
    • National Honor Society Sponsor
  • Family:
    • Wife - Susan
    • Daughter and Son-in-law - Leah* and Ben Giger, Elmdale, KS
      • Grandson - Henry - Preschooler
    • Son and Daughter-in-law - Joel* and Jessica* McClenahan, Newton, KS
    • Daughter and Son-in-law - Olivia* and Bill* Good, Lenexa, KS
      • Granddaughter - Ellie Sue
    • Son – James* - Student at Cedarville College
    • Daughter - Ivy Ann - SH Student at Berean Academy


Elaine Ruhter

  • Courses:
    • JH Math
    • SH Geometry
  • Education:
    • Bethel College - BA Bible
    • Wichita State University - MS Secondary Education
  • Tenure at Berean Academy:
    • 6 years
  • Experience:
    • Mead Junior High School, Wichita KS - 6 years
    • Heights High School, Wichita - 6 years
    • Newton Bible Christian School, Newton - 7 years
  • Co-Curricular:
    • Junior Class Sponsor
  • Family:
    • Husband - Byron
    • Daughter - Marisa * - Student at Hutchinson Community College
    • Son - Alex - HS Student at Berean Academy


Paul Rust

  • Courses:
    • JH Boys Physical Education
    • SH World History
    • SH American History
    • SH American Government
  • Education:
    • Tabor College - BA Secondary Education/History
    • Emporia State University - MA Social Studies Education
  • Tenure at Berean Academy:
    • 10 years
  • Experience:
    • Taught Hugoton Middle School, Hugoton, Kansas - 10 years
  • Co-Curricular:
    • Head Coach - JH Boys Soccer, Basketball, Track
    • Asst Coach - SH Track
  • Family:
    • Wife - Brenda
    • Daughter - Janelle - JH Student at Berean Academy
    • Son - Cameron - Elementary Student at Berean Academy
    • Son - Clayton - Elementary Student at Berean Academy
    • Son - Devin - Elementary Student at Berean Academy


Alice Schultz

  • Courses:
    • JH Girls Bible
    • SH Speech
    • SH English I
    • SH English II
  • Education:
    • Emporia State University - BS Education
  • Tenure at Berean Academy:
    • 20 years
  • Experience:
    • Taught at Haysville Junior High School - 3 years
    • Substitute Teacher
  • Co-Curricular:
    • Forensics Coach
  • Family:
    • Husband - Gordon
    • Son - Timothy* - Washington DC
    • Son and Daughter-in-law - Matthew* and Chris Schultz, Wichita, KS
      • Granddaughter - Kelli - Elementary Student
      • Grandson - Cooper - Preschooler
      • Grandson - Cal - Preschooler
    • Daughter - Sarah*, Kansas City, KS
    • Son - David* - Student at Kansas State University


Nadine Unruh

  • Junior High Girls Bible
  • Junior High Social Studies
  • Education:
    • Grace University - Associate of Arts
    • Emporia State University - BS in Education
  • Tenure at Berean Academy:
    • 10 years
  • Experience:
    • Berean Academy - Taught JH Bible, JH Kansas History, SH World History, SH American History
  • Family:
    • Husband - Galen
    • Daughter - Candace - Elementary Student at Berean Academy
    • Son - Jesse - Elementary Student at Berean Academy


Jim Van Dyke

  • Courses:
    • JH Art
    • SH Computer Lit
    • SH Graphic Arts
    • Elementary Computer Keyboarding
  • Education:
    • Moody Bible Institute
    • Greenville College, Greenville, IL - BS Education
    • Wichita State University - MA Art Education
  • Tenure at Berean Academy:
    • 36 years
  • Family:
    • Wife - Sherry
    • Daughter - Kristi Van Dyke*
    • Daughter - Tammi Van Dyke*
    • Daughter - Heidi Van Dyke*


Diane Veer*

  • Courses:
    • SH Girls and Boys Home Economics
  • Education:
    • Tabor College, Hillsboro, KS
    • Western Bible College, Littleton, Colorado
  • Tenure at Berean Academy:
    • 3 years
  • Family:
    • Husband - Mark*
    • Daughter - Natalie Veer* - Newton, KS
    • Son and Daughter-in-law - Matt* and Kendra* Veer, Elbing, Kansas
      • Granddaughter – Lillie
    • Son – Andrew - SH Student at Berean Academy
    • Daughter - Tiffany - JH Student at Berean Academy


Judy Welfelt

  • Courses:
    • SH Girls Home and Family
  • Education:
    • Kansas State University
    • Newman University – current student
  • Tenure at Berean Academy:
    • 7 years
  • Family:
    • Husband - Dave
    • Daughter and Son-in-law - Lindsey* and Matt Burr, Overbrook, KS
    • Daughter and Son-in-law - Betsey* and Jonathon Goering, Wichita, KS
    • Daughter - Jamie, Newton, KS


Arleta Wiebe*

  • K-6 Principal
  • JH English
  • Education:
    • Wichita State University - BA Education
  • Tenure at Berean Academy:
    • 12 years
  • Experience:
    • Taught at Cornerstone Christian Academy, El Dorado, KS - 1 year
  • Co-Curricular:
    • Eighth Grade Class Sponsor
  • Family:
    • Daughter - Andrea*, Bellevue, NE
    • Son - Warren*, Wichita, KS
    • Daughter and Son-in-law - Steph* and David Tester, Oklahoma, OK


Lewis Wiebe*

  • Courses:
    • SH Bible
    • SH Health and Physical Education
    • SH Boys Home and Family
    • Elementary Physical Education
  • Education:
    • Tabor College, Hillsboro, KS - BA Health/Physical Education
  • Tenure at Berean Academy:
    • 14 years
  • Experience:
    • Taught Oklahoma Bible Academy, Enid, Oklahoma - 8 years
  • Co-Curricular:
    • Head Coach - SH Girls and Boys Track
    • Head Coach - SH Boys Basketball
  • Family:
    • Wife - Jenny*
    • Daughter - Kara - SH Student at Berean Academy
    • Son - Zac - SH Student at Berean Academy
    • Daughter - Megan - SH Student at Berean Academy
    • Son - Dallas - Elementary Student at Berean Academy
    • Son - Micah - Elementary Student at Berean Academy
    • Daughter - Brooke - Preschooler


Jason Wine*

  • Courses:
    • SH Bible
  • Education:
    • Wichita State University - BA Medieval/Reformation History
    • Covenant Theological Seminary - M Divinity Theology
  • Tenure at Berean Academy:
    • 3 years
  • Co-Curricular:
    • Senior Class Sponsor
    • Asst Coach - SH Girls Basketball
  • Family:
    • Wife - Kirstin*
    • Daughter - Sally - Preschooler


Luella Zuercher*

  • Courses:
    • SH English III
    • SH English IV
    • SH Spanish I
    • SH Spanish II
  • Education:
    • Wichita State University, Wichita, KS - BA English Education
    • Wichita State University, Wichita, KS - MS Education
  • Tenure at Berean Academy:
    • 31 years
  • Family:
    • Husband - Floyd*
    • Son and Daughter-in-law - Charles* and Lili Zuercher, Portland, OR
    • Son and Daughter-in-law - Steve* and Melanie Zuercher, Benton, KS
      • Grandson - Jonathan - SH Student
      • Grandson - Nathaniel - SH Student
    • Daughter and Son-in-law - Ann* and Shannon Servaes, Atlanta, GA
      • Granddaughter - Emma - Preschooler
      • Grandson - Daniel - Preschooler
      • Granddaughter - Kathrine - Preschooler
      • Granddaughter - Rachel - Preschooler

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