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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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About

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.”

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Latest News

Christmas Picture 2018

Check out our student Christmas picture for 2018. What a great group of kids. Merry Christmas to all!

Senior Center visit

We visited the Senior Center on Wednesday, Dec. 12th. We sang and gave all who were there yarn angels…

Fort Wayne Art Museum visit

The students and teachers enjoyed the visit from the Fort Wayne Art Museum.

Amish Acres field trip

The students and teachers had a great time at Amish Acres. The students watched Apple Butter being made, participated…

Fire Safety Week

The Columbia City Fire Department visited FCA for Fire Safety week. Our students learned a lot and got to…

Shoe Drive

The FCA shoe drive was a total success. We almost filled the back of an SUV with shoes. Thank…

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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)

Alyssa Grawcock (Resource Teacher)

Alyssa Grawcock (Resource Teacher)

Alyssa Grawcock, graduated in 2006 from Concordia College, Ann Arbor, with a double minor in Spanish and History. I have taught at St. Michael’s, Ohio; St. John in Kendallville; Our Hope Preschool in Huntertown; and Woodburn Lutheran in Woodburn, Indiana. I have had experience with students from Kindergarten to 8th grade. This is my 3rd year here at Faith Christian. This was year one. I taught Map Skills, Logic Class, and Library. When I’m not teaching those classes, I am the resource teacher.

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)

As I am sure you all know by now, Mrs. Meredith has decided to not come back to FCA to better help her family. This was a very difficult decision for Jennifer, and not reached lightly. We have hired Emily Wilder, click on her name for more information. We’re excited to have her join FCA.