Still accepting applications for the 2021/2022 school year!

K-1 and middle school (6th-8th grade) classes are currently full for the 2021/2022 school year.

Our Mission

To train children, both spiritually and academically, to be Christian Leaders for the Kingdom of God, and to support the institution of the family.

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1550 E. SR 205 Columbia City, IN 46725
Phone: (260) 248-4872
Fax: (260) 244-4634
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Faith Christian Academy is Whitley County’s only interdenominational Christian school, providing excellence in education for children since 1991. Located at State Road 205 and US 30 in Columbia City, Indiana, Faith Christian Academy offers advanced, yet individualized curriculum for preschoolers through eighth grade. God in the classroom, dedicated educators, involved parents, smaller class sizes and specialized attention for each child mean a learning experience unsurpassed in Whitley County.

  • Christian school educators emphasize the worth of every child.
  • Christian school educators openly share the love of Christ with students. They point students toward the Savior of the world, not away from Him.
  • The opposite of Christ-centered education is man-centered education or humanism, declaring man instead of God as the authority for truth.
  • Christian schools attempt to inspire loyalty to the church.
  • Christian school educators attempt to inspire students to love their country and to have respect for civil government.
  • Christian school education equips students with basic academic skills with which to effectively apply themselves to live lives that are useful and productive.
  • Christian school educators are themselves important role models for students. Someone has said, “Ninety percent of what students ultimately retain from their education is what they learn from watching the lives of their teachers.”
“Now, who can call ‘Good Friday’ good? – A term too oft misunderstood – You, who were bought by the blood of His cross, You can call ‘Good Friday’ good.” – Johnny Hart, the writer of the comic strip “B.C.”

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A special thank you goes out to Sweetwater for their financial assistance. FCA is grateful for their contributions.

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If you’re interested in helping FCA, please follow these instructions to get your Kroger Plus card connected to FCA.1. Log onto the Kroger website
2. Go to the Savings and Rewards tab
3. Open Community Rewards
4. Our organization is Faith Christian Academy and our organization number is WD520

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Latest News

Save Around 2022

Help our organization raise the necessary funds we need to reach our goal. Every purchase helps. We greatly appreciate…

Back to School 2021/2022 School Year

Faith Christian Academy is planning to start in-class learning on Tuesday, August 24th at 8:00 a.m. Faith Christian Academy…

2020/2021 End of Year Program

Check out the 2020/2021 end of year program performed by our students. Music teacher: Pat Murphy Principal: George Roth…

2021/2022 School Year

Faith Christian Academy is accepting applications for the 2021 – 2022 school year. We offer classes from preschool through…

Teachers Needed

Faith Christian Academy is seeking to hire two certified teachers: 1. Kindergarten & 1st grade 2. 2nd & 3rd…

Nelson’s sale was a success

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FCA Pizza Sale

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Our Teachers and Staff

Faith Christian Academy strives to provide a great, faith based, affordable educational experience for families in Whitley County.

All of the teachers at FCA are state licensed and teach in the areas of their certification. In order to keep the tuition as reasonable as possible, tuition fees only cover teachers salaries (and then only if we have enough students). Therefore we have multiple fund raising activities during the year.

Lisa Shively (Preschool)

Emily Shoda (K - 1st Grade)

Emily Shoda (K - 1st Grade)

My name is Emily Shoda and I am honored to be the new Kindergarten and First Grade teacher at Faith Christian Academy. My family and I have lived in Columbia City my entire life. My parents are David and Jennifer Wilder. They have been two of my biggest supporters. My grandpa, Bill Wilder, plays the biggest role in my love of education. He continually supports me in any way possible, and shares the love of education.

I grew up attending Trinity Church and spent a lot of time with my church family. I spent more than 10 summers at Brook Cherith Camp and this is where I first gave my life to Christ. I graduated from CCHS in 2014 and Huntington University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Special Education: Mild Intervention. I am engaged and will be getting married to Curtis Shoda, in November of this year. We are so excited to begin our lives together.

I am looking forward to getting to know the staff and students at FCA. God has led me here and we are going to be a great fit together.

Catherine Bertrand (2nd - 3rd Grade)

Catherine Bertrand (2nd - 3rd Grade)

I received my Bachelor’s in Science from Saint Francis University in Fort Wayne. After having my children, I was co-teacher at a preschool in Fishers, IN. I love seeing a child’s eyes light up when they learn something new. When I moved from Indiana to Illinois, I found that I loved teaching so much I decided to go back to school to get my Master’s in elementary education so I went to Aurora University. I received my Masters in the Art of Teaching with Certification. After graduation I subbed for all grades in multiple school systems. When we moved back to Indiana I was blessed to find a teaching job here at Faith Christian Academy.

Karen Van Voorst (4th - 5th Grade)

Karen Van Voorst (4th - 5th Grade)

Karen Van Voorst, is a lifelong resident of Whitley County. She lives on a beef farm with her husband, John. Karen is a graduate of University of St. Francis where she majored in Elementary Education. She has a reading endorsement and has completed graduate work in several areas of special education. Karen has experience in teaching multiple grade level classes. In her spare time she enjoys reading, antiquing, spending time with her family and boxer dogs. She is a member of West Point Trinity UMC.

Robin Koller (6th - 8th Grade)

George Roth (Principal)

George Roth (Principal)

Mr. Roth has served as Principal of Faith Christian Academy since 2012. Prior to 2012 he worked as a principal and teacher in the public schools for 30 years. George and his wife Gail have two sons and 6 grandchildren. In his spare time George enjoys road biking, swimming and crossword puzzles.

Larry Schmoekel (Administrator)

Sarah Banks (Library and Science)