14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth
By Mr. Matt Pannkuk-Chaplain, Bible Teacher
Today’s Christmas Chapel was glorious. Chapel Band led us in my all time favorite Christmas song, “O Come O Come Immanuel”, and then also a newer Christmas tune “He Shall Reign Forevermore.”
2nd grade followed by walking us through the Christmas story in costumes and in song. They touched on some of the symbols of Christmas and how they can remind us of the true meaning (i.e.-Twinkling lights remind us of the star that lead the wise men to the savior; gifts remind us of the gold, frankincense, and myrrh…etc.) They sang snippets of several Christmas classics as well, like “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” and “Go! Tell It On the Mountain.”
Chapel Band closed us with “Joy to the World” and then as background music while exiting they played an instrumental version of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”
It was a joyful end to a wonderful semester, and a good reminder of the true meaning of Advent.
1) What is your favorite Christmas decoration?
2) How can that decoration help you remember the true meaning of Christmas?
May the joy of the LORD be our strength.
Twin Oaks Christian School’s Celebration 46 Gala was a delightful time of celebration, fellowship and sacrificial giving among God’s people. Held on Thursday, Nov. 8, at Ballpark Village in downtown St. Louis, the event kicked off and concluded with the St. Louis jazz ensemble, Trio Monaco.
“There is an unmistakable air of excitement the moment you walk in to Ballpark Village,” said Middle School Language Arts Teacher and Development Coordinator Ms. Heather Sartin. “I love the atmosphere there. It is festive and elegant and the staff are incredibly attentive to all of our needs from technical to aesthetic.”
Sartin said she recalled praying last year, as she set up for the Celebration 45 Gala, that the 2018 keynote speaker would be the new Head of School. “God is faithful in His timing to bring to us exactly what we need,” said Sartin. “Hearing Dave speak reminded me of that very promise.”
That said, this year’s Gala was special in that the new Head of School Dr. Dave Schall gave his personal testimony on how God led him to Twin Oaks Christian School. Having worked at Westminster Christian Academy for 12 years before being called to Twin Oaks, Dr. Schall said he understood the value of Christian education from a teacher/administrator perspective. What he did not fully grasp, however, was the value of Christian education from a parenting perspective.
“I have two kids at this school, a fifth grader and a third grader, and I can tell you that they are being challenged academically more than they ever have before, and we were at a pretty good school,” said Dr. Schall, whose children attended a public school before transferring to Twin Oaks this summer. “Beyond that, though — more than that — when the Holy Spirit lives in the heart of your teachers, it completely changes the game.”
When asked what he hoped the community took away from his testimony, Schall said, “Many people have thanked me for sharing my testimony that night. Outside of that, the only response I can give is that ‘It’s God’s story, so it is easy to tell.'”
Twin Oaks parent and CEO of Keystone Technologies, Mr. Andy Belval, also gave his testimony on why he and his wife, Marci, chose Twin Oaks for their three sons.
“We chose Twin Oaks for its superior academics, and our belief that it would provide our children with an experience that would enable them to discover their place in God’s world and to learn to love Jesus Christ and others with all of their heart, soul, mind and strength,” said Belval.
Andy called to attention the uniqueness of the TOCS community, from the deep friendships his family has forged through the years, to how school families come together to serve each other in times of both celebration and grief. Marci, Andy’s wife, is the administrative assistant to Dr. Schall.
Before opening the evening for donations, Dr. Schall made a point often lost when considering the cost of tuition. He noted the disparity between what families pay for tuition and what it actually costs to educate a student at Twin Oaks. “It costs anywhere from $1,500 to $3,000 more per student,” explained Schall. “We’d like to close that gap.”
Schall went on to announce this year’s fundraising goal of $75,000 and that donations would go to the Annual Fund, which covers a variety of needs including technology upgrades, classroom supplies and the tuition price gap.
“Once again our fundraising goal of $75,000 was exceeded at the Celebration 46 Gala, with a preliminary total of $97,000 coming in through gifts and pledges,” said TOCS Director of Advancement and Admissions Rachel Stain in a follow-up email to the Gala 46 table hosts, adding, “Please join us in thanking God for his continued provision to Twin Oaks Christian School!”
And praise God we will.
“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.” ~Philippians 4: 19-20
View Facebook Live footage HERE.
To view sponsors of the Celebration 46 Gala, click HERE.
Part 2: Fifth Grade Teacher Mrs. Hillary Donnelley recounts journey back to Twin Oaks Christian School after a year in New York City
By Amanda Compton
Hillary Donnelley was mopping floors at the New York City gym where she worked when her phone rang. Excitement rushed through her, as she was awaiting a call from her husband, Lucas, regarding an interview for a job that would bring them home to St. Louis.
Donnelley had grown weary of the NYC culture. Lucas was rarely home due to a demanding work schedule, Bible-believing churches that expounded upon all of scripture were in slim supply and she worked two part-time jobs – neither of which utilized her teaching gifts.
“Lucas said the interview did not go as expected and that he was not excited about this particular job at all. I was crushed,” said Donnelley, whose desire to be back at Twin Oaks Christian School had dramatically deepened. “It was at this moment that I thought to myself, ‘I cannot do this anymore’ and without thinking twice I texted Rachel Stain to see if there were any job openings at Twin Oaks.”
Donnelley had been following Twin Oaks Christian School on social media and checking the TOCS website periodically for job openings. Rachel Stain, director of advancement and admissions at Twin Oaks, responded to Hillary’s text encouraging her to contact the new Head of School Dr. Dave Schall about the open part-time fifth grade teaching position.
“I wasn’t going to email him at first because I really needed full-time work,” recalled Donnelley. “But there was just something I couldn’t ignore so I went ahead and emailed Dave to see what he said. He did confirm that they were looking for a part-timer and asked me to take a couple of days to think about it before giving him an answer.”
Immediately following that phone call, Donnelley said she typed an email of response to Dr. Schall turning down the part-time position, but quickly decided against sending it, opting instead to wait a couple of days in case she changed her mind.
“An hour later I was mindlessly scrolling through Instagram and came across one of my sister’s posts, which was Matthew 7:7 with a cute picture,” said Donnelley, adding, “I took a screen shot of the verse and picture. Right after that I received a text from my brother with the exact same picture and verse with the comment, ‘Looks like your style?'”
Donnelley asked her brother if he had captured this image from their sister’s Instagram story. “He didn’t even see it!” she said. “Both Lucas and I knew that this was God and that this meant something. So I started praying asking the Lord to reveal what this meant. After two days of praying, I kept focusing on the word ‘ask.’
Hillary resolved that she should simply ask Dr. Schall if he would consider making the fifth grade teaching position a full-time job and, if so, that she would take it.
“I emailed Dr. Schall and asked what it would look like to make this a full-time job,” said Donnelley. “He said the part-time plan had been put in place before he came on-board and a lot of things would have to fall into place to make this job full-time. He told me not to lose hope and to take another couple of days to figure things out.”
A couple of days later on a Friday afternoon, Donnelley received an unexpected phone call from Dr. Schall. She said the first words she heard were, “Are you in?” Taken aback, Donnelley questioned what Dave meant by this. “He said that he was making moves to make the fifth grade position full-time, but that he needed to know first that I would for sure take the job,” Hillary explained. “He said he would be working hard for the rest of the day and would hopefully have an answer by Monday.”
An hour later, Dr. Schall called Hillary back to inform her that the deal was done and, as a result, Donnelley would be returning to St. Louis in two weeks as the new fifth grade teacher at Twin Oaks Christian School – a realization that ignited a mixture of emotions.
“This was one of the saddest days because I was leaving my husband in a hard place to feel alone,” acknowledged Donnelley. “But we were trusting the Lord … it can be hard to have faith in a situation like this. I mean, this all happened in a matter of days and we didn’t even know the next time we’d see each other. Lucas didn’t even have any job leads. It is scary not to have any sort of plan.”
Comparing the situation to traveling for work, Donnelley said that while she was thrilled to be back at Twin Oaks, her husband, home and belongings were still in Manhattan. “This whole thing made zero sense, but I had so much peace,” she noted. “I knew that this is where God wanted me and that Lucas would eventually join me in St. Louis.”
In fact, during one of his visits to see Hillary, Lucas reached out to a longtime mentor for advice on finding a job in his field in St. Louis. Donnelley said this mentor had recently launched a small investment company in the area. After a lengthy discussion, the mentor asked Lucas to run his new start-up. Lucas signed the new employment contract on August 27 and plans to relocate to St. Louis in late December or early January.
“Lucas’ dream has always been to get in on a start-up!” said Donnelley. “This is an opportunity he would’ve never pursued if I wouldn’t have taken the job with Twin Oaks. This is almost exactly where we want to be. God worked out all of this for our good in merely four weeks . . . and it all seemed impossible.”
When asked how God used this experience to grow her spiritually, Donnelley answered, “God used this time to show us that there are more important things in life than our careers and that our decisions should not be based solely on that. I don’t think it was the wrong decision, as we’ve learned a lot, but I do think we elevated the value of our careers a little too much.”
Donnelley went on to say that, during this time, she believes God was answering prayers and calling the people He wanted to Twin Oaks Christian School. “Twin Oaks is an amazing place and I loved my first year here, but I knew I could always visit,” added Donnelley. “That is how I know God orchestrated all of this. He made it happen in a way I could’ve never done myself. I came back for this school, not necessarily St. Louis. It was this place.”
A class novel prompts desire to give back among students in Ms. Sartin’s Middle School Language Arts class
By Amanda Compton
A class novel has touched the hearts of the Middle School Language Arts class, igniting a fervent desire to help others and prompting a swift call to action.
Based on a true story and published in 2010, A Long Walk to Water is told through intersecting life stories of two children in South Sudan – a girl named Nya in 2008 and a boy, Salva, in 1985 – both of whom suffered the ramifications of civil war and poverty, particularly the the lack of clean drinking water.
Upon finishing the book, Twin Oaks Language Arts Teacher Ms. Heather Sartin instructed her students to divide into discussion groups where they examined a series of seven questions including one on how they could respond to the water crisis right now. “They came up with all kinds of ideas such as shutting the water off while brushing your teeth, not taking long showers and doing full loads of laundry as opposed to more frequent small loads,” noted Sartin.
Salva caught the students’ attention due to his affiliation with the infamous “Lost Boys,” who covered the African continent on foot in search of their families, clean drinking water and for a safe place to stay after being separated during a civil war. Salva lived in refugee camps for 10 years before making his way to America to live with a family in Rochester, N.Y.
Impacted by the novel and class discussions, especially when contrasted with the access to clean water here in America, eighth grader Ben Kern went home and did a little research of his own. “The book was so good that I thought it would be cool if we could help out in some way,” said Kern. “So I decided to do a Google search to see if that was possible.”
Kern found that Salva had launched a nonprofit called “Water for South Sudan” after learning that his father was still alive in Southern Sudan, but suffering from water-borne parasites and disease. After hearing this, Kern’s classmates responded immediately and came up with the idea to raise money for “Water for South Sudan” – each student agreeing to bring in at least $5.00 to donate to Salva’s organization.
“We ended up donating $117 on behalf of Twin Oaks Christian School to ‘Water for South Sudan!'” added Sartin. “I am blown away by the interest in this book and the impact it had on my seventh and eighth graders. I think this book awakened them to just how fortunate we are to have running water – something Americans often take for granted.”
The Middle School Language Arts class also tuned in to a live online feed hosted by Salva during which he took questions from selected students in the audience about his story and the current work with “Water for South Sudan.” You may read more of Salva’s story here.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (ESV)
Part 1: Fifth Grade Teacher Mrs. Hillary Donnelley recounts her journey back to Twin Oaks Christian School after a year in New York City
Mrs. Hillary Donnelley was gearing up to prepare for her second year of teaching at Twin Oaks Christian School when her husband, Lucas, was offered an investment job in New York City.
While Hillary and Lucas had envisioned that they would one day leave St. Louis to experience a new city, new people and a new way of life, they had not expected the opportunity to present itself sooner rather than later. The two also did not expect that their time in NYC would be so short-lived.
“We love New York City and we were both very excited to move there,” said Donnelley, who taught second grade at Twin Oaks before relocating to the Big Apple in the fall of 2017. “There are so many things to do and see. We considered ourselves lucky to live in a city like that. I had expected to find a teaching job that I loved as much as Twin Oaks. I expected our marriage to grow stronger, mostly due to how different the lifestyle is there from our life in St. Louis.”
Upon settling in, Donnelley accepted a teaching assistant job at a Bronx charter school where she helped teach fourth grade. But between the militant vibe and being forced to teach to a test, she felt confined to a one-method approach to teaching and quickly realized that this school was not the place for her.
“What I love about teaching is being creative and bringing my personality into my teaching style,” explained Donnelley. “I saw very quickly that this was not ever going to be the case at this school. They were training me to teach and act exactly like everyone else at the school. It was just so cold. I knew I would never be able to comply to their way of teaching so I resigned three months later around Christmas time.”
Hillary and her doggie, Bruno, at Central ParkAt first, Donnelley said, living in New York City was fun and exciting as she and Lucas explored their new city, ate at culturally diverse restaurants and took their dog, Bruno, for regular walks in Central Park. However, after nearly seven months of living in Manhattan, the city began to wear on her, prompting a phase of self-reflection and prayer.
“I thought I would go out and make friends really easily,” said Donnelley. “This was still true in many ways, but with not having my husband around, I began to feel a loneliness that I had never felt before.”
Hillary had been working two jobs, one as a nanny for a family on the Upper East Side and the other at a workout studio; Lucas worked 85-hour weeks and was rarely home; and the small, Bible-believing Baptist church they had been attending closed up shop due to lack of finances.
“The true Gospel is not welcome in New York,” noted Donnelley. “We had just started forming relationships and that was brought to an end when that church closed.”
In fact, Hillary said, finding a church in New York City where the Gospel is preached in its entirety and untainted by liberal theology was next to impossible. She said she and Lucas finally settled on a mega church known as Hillsong. “It feels like a concert every time you go,” she explained. “The sermons were good but they were feel-good life messages, rather than the study of the Bible. This wasn’t a church that would challenge me or make me thing deeply by any means, but it was good enough.”
Adding, “This was really hard for me. It felt impossible at times to be a light because there is so much spiritual darkness. It is like a heavy blanket of oppression and sin that I couldn’t get out from under. All of that said, living in New York City was hard for reasons that we had never really expected.”
Donnelly went on to say that she began to experience a deep yearning to be back at Twin Oaks Christian School. “I missed Twin Oaks so much that it did not even make sense,” she said. “Looking back, I think God put this overwhelming desire on my heart to bring me back to St. Louis.”
Not wanting to worry her family and without Lucas around to walk her through these emotions, Hillary wrestled with these feelings alone for four to five months before confronting her despondent situation. In the meantime, Lucas, very much aware of his wife’s unhappiness, was working diligently to get a job in St. Louis.
One day while mopping floors at the gym where she worked, Hillary reached a point so low that she knew she had to take action. Without blinking an eye, she texted TOCS Director of Admissions and Advancement Rachel Stain to inquire about the fifth grade teaching position.
In part 2, you will read about what prompted that phone call to Rachel Stain, how God worked through this experience to get Lucas his dream job in St. Louis and everything that had to fall into place in order to get Hillary back to St. Louis – proving God’s hand was at work not only in Hillary’s life, but also in the life of Twin Oaks Christian School. So stay tuned!
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being
By Mr. Matt Pannkuk-Chaplain, Bible Teacher
The fourth Wednesday of every September is See You At The Pole, a nationwide prayer time for students. What a glorious time to be in prayer, united to our brothers and sisters at public schools, universities, sister Christian schools, and elsewhere.
The 7th and 8th grade led the chapel from beginning to end, saying prayers they had written for our school, our community, and our country, and also sharing Bible verses explaining adoration, confession, thanksgiving, and supplication.
We were led in song by the official debut of our 2018-2019 Chapel Band. Mr. Wildermuth had them well prepared as the whole school song praises to our God and King.
As a special treat, a military helicopter flew directly overhead as one of the 8th graders was saying a prayer of thanksgiving for our nation!
Many first responders in our community came for chapel. We had a police car, ambulance, and fire truck all parked out front!
God has blessed Twin Oaks tremendously, and it was humbling and moving to enjoy the freedom we have to pray to him publicly as a school.
To witness a worshipful, God-honoring moment during this morning’s SYATP, go to the Twin Oaks Facebook page, HERE.
Questions to ask your students:
May the joy of the LORD be our strength.
Over the past few years Sarah Renken felt the Lord nudging her to pursue a different path, a feeling she fought until it could no longer be ignored — as the more she resisted the more intense the feeling became.
Due to a profound peace with her career choice, Renken resolved that God’s desire was not for her to change careers, but rather to change employers. “I finally listened to the Lord’s calling and began seeking different opportunities,” said Renken. “I had checked the TOCS website periodically over the past five years, but never saw an opening that I considered pursuing.”
To her surprise, Sarah ran across a couple of opportunities this summer and immediately reached out to the interim Co-Head of School Mrs. Sherry Blough to discuss her options.
“Over the following two weeks everything fell right into place,” recalled Renken. “I was blown away by the new Head of School Dave Schall and the other teachers in the building. I knew that Twin Oaks Christian School was exactly where I am supposed to be.”
Sarah noted that what has impressed her the most about TOCS is the staff, particularly in how open everyone is to sharing ideas, practices and sharing life stories with each other.
As the TOCS preschool teacher, Sarah said she has two goals: 1) to love each child as her own and 2) to help create a desire to learn and explore. “At the end of the school year I want my students to know that I loved on them all I could,” she added.
When asked about her favorite part of the school day, Renken said, “This sounds silly, but probably lunch time! In preschool we all each lunch together in the classroom. It’s the only time of day where they aren’t asked to perform. We sit together, share stories, giggle and enjoy our meals. I love seeing their social interactions blossom during this time.”
Renken comes to Twin Oaks Christian School from the Rockwood School District, where she served as a kindergarten teacher for five years. She earned a degree in Early Childhood Education from Missouri State University. Upon graduation, she extended her certification to include birth through Grade 6.
She and her husband, Todd, met in college and married shortly after graduation. They recently celebrated their 7-year wedding anniversary. Todd has a bachelors in Religious Studies and a masters in Theological Studies and currently works at Missouri Valley Glass as a project manager.
Todd and Sarah have two sons, James (3), who attends preschool at TOCS in Mrs. Conley’s class, and Andrew, who was born this past March. The Renken family also has a sassy little cat named Mishka.
Sarah is a member of Genesis Church in Eureka, Mo. In her free time, she enjoys working out, going on long walks, reading and spending time with her girlfriends. If she could vacation anywhere in the world, Sarah said, it would be Greece or anywhere without cell service.
By Dr. Dave Schall, TOCS Head of School
Follow Dr. Schall on Twitter at @SchallDave
The discussion of maintaining the proper work/life balance has been going on for several years and is one with a variety of perspectives. I believe one perspective actually contains Biblical principles. Ecclesiastes 7:18 says: “It is better to grasp one and not let go of the other. A man who fears God avoids all extremes.”
This idea of balance stands out so much to me in this verse. As I began moving toward school leadership several years ago, one of the questions I asked myself then is, “Can someone be a high level leader, and still live a balanced life?” For those who aren’t in a leadership role, per se, a related question to ask is “Can someone, who has a hard, demanding job (this especially includes stay-at-home moms), still live a balanced life?” In order to be “balanced” we must first consider the five aspects of health and wellness:
When it comes to Physical Education, the new PE Teacher Mrs. Kate McCann’s goal is to change the mindset of students and parents about health and wellness, particularly how the two correlate, impacting daily brain function for the good or bad.
“Health is only one part of the equation, wellness is the other,” explained McCann. “Health can be measured and quantified, whereas wellness is our state of mind. If we are not ‘well’, then we cannot function to the best of our abilities. For instance, if you are a student and you have not been engaging in physical activity, eating properly, and/or getting enough sleep, you may not perform well in the classroom or you may not have the energy to engage mentally for the day.”
She went on to explain that the way people view health and wellness has been skewed by social media and technology, meaning this generation of children do not understand their bodies and the impact that exercise and nutrition has on their ability to succeed in all areas of life.
McCann, known to her students as Coach Kate, integrates scripture into her class instruction by teaching students how to translate Biblical joy into their everyday lives. “Sherry Blough told me when I was in seventh grade, ‘Smile at everyone and show them kindness because it could be life-changing for them’. She meant be joyful because you know Christ. People will see your joy and want to know why you are different from everyone else.”
Coach Kate noted that this message can be used on the court or field, in the classroom or even in line at the grocery store. “My goal is that our students will learn this lesson in class and be a light for Christ in the world,” she said.
McCann said what enjoys most about being a Physical Education teacher is watching students build confidence in their ability to perform at a higher level as well as engage in games and activities that help them hone basic skills like communication and team work.
McCann came to Twin Oaks from Covenant Christian School where she served as the PE teacher and Kindergarten aide. During this time, she also assisted coached for the Westminster Christian Academy Girls Varsity Basketball Team and helped lead summer camps for Camp Westminster.
In fact, while preparing for the upcoming school year this summer, McCann ran into one of the Twin Oaks students she coached at Camp Westminster. “Running into this student was very exciting for me,” recalled Coach Kate. “I reflected on his athletic skills that I saw during camp as well as his good behavior/manners. This was my first glimpse of what the expectations are for Twin Oaks’ students.”
Kate earned a Bachelors of Health Sciences degree from the University of Missouri in 2014. She has been happily married for three years to her best friend, Bret McCann, who is an assistant portfolio manager for The Trust Company of Commerce Bank.
Outside of work, Bret and Kate enjoy taking their 3-year-old Golden Retriever (Remington) backpacking and camping. When they are not planning a hiking trip through the woods, they can be found relaxing at home with friends and family.
When asked where she would vacation if she could go anywhere in the world, McCann responded, “I would love to visit Europe one day. However, I just can’t get enough of the sun and the sand! To me nothing says vacation more than hanging out and relaxing on a beach, so my ideal trip would be anywhere in the Caribbean with my whole family.”
By Amanda Compton
When God began preparing her heart to re-enter the workforce full-time, Amy Warren was confident that God had good plans for her and would lead her to a teaching position where she could be content. Little did she know, however, that He would go a step further — and give her the desire of her heart.
That said, Warren was thrilled when TOCS Co-Head of School Mrs. Sherry Blough called to inform her of the open fourth grade teaching position at Twin Oaks Christian School.
“Third and fourth are my favorite grades to teach!” she said. “The students are independent enough to do things on their own, but are also eager to please and excited about learning.”
It was evident to Warren that God had orchestrated the details surrounding this opportunity and that Twin Oaks is where she was supposed to be.
“After sending our youngest son, William, to Twin Oaks for seventh grade this past year, I felt called to apply for a position at TOCS,” said Warren. “William had an excellent year at Twin Oaks!”
Warren launched her teaching career in 1995 with St. Louis’ Normandy Public School District. In 1997, her husband’s job took them to Memphis, Tenn., and she joined the Shelby County School District as a third grade teacher. During this time, Amy served on the research committee to adopt a new math curriculum. She also collaborated with other third grade teachers to develop themes and lessons to enhance curriculum and develop student behavior contracts with the counselor.
The Warrens moved back to St. Louis in 2006. Once all of their children were in school, Amy began substitute teaching, which led to a position at Westminster Christian Academy where she worked from 2011 to 2015 as an admissions representative.
Having worked closely with the WCA director of admissions on school-wide recruiting events, Warren said, “This was a wonderful opportunity to interact with prospective families, and to see a different side of education that I would otherwise never have had a chance to experience.”
Most recently, Amy served as the interim sixth grade teacher at Kirk Day School, from where each of her three children graduated.
Warren has an education degree from the University of Missouri and a master’s in counseling from the University of Memphis.
In her free time, she enjoys reading, bike riding, attending plays and concerts, exploring new restaurants and spending time with friends and family.
She and her husband, Don, have been married for 20 years and have three children: Rebekah (18), who is attending college at Baylor University in Waco, Tex.; Ian (16), who attends De Smet Jesuit High School, and William (14), currently enrolled at Twin Oaks.
“I am excited to return to teaching full-time and look forward to getting to know the Twin Oaks Community,” added Warren.
“Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” ~ Psalm 37:4