Troy Faculty and Staff

  
Mr. Mark Smith, Troy Campus Administrator
Mr. Smith earned his Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Studies from Cedarville University after starting his college career as a Math Major. He also holds a Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Mr. Smith resides in Burton with his wife Melissa and children Micah, Gabriel, Eleana and Andrew. Mr. Smith joined Agape for the 2018-2019 school year.
 
Miss Kristie Mencarini, Fifth Grade Teacher 
k.mencarini@agapeca.com
Miss Mencarini earned her Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education with a Minor in Bible and Health from Cedarville University and her Masters from Liberty University. She spent three years teaching in China and served in a camp and a Christian school in South Africa. For 12 years she served in a variety of teaching and coaching roles at Northfield Baptist Christian School. Miss Mencarini resides in Bedford and joined Agape for the 2017-2018 serving as Agape’s Elementary Phys Ed Teacher.
 
Mr. Mike Southern, Fifth Grade Teacher 
m.southern@agapeca.com
Mr. Southern earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Middle Childhood Education from Kent State University and previously served at Agape as a full-time Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Grade teacher as well as an Elementary and High School Physical Education Instructor. Mr. Southern has been a part of Agape’s teaching team on and off since 2005, the year the school opened. He currently serves as Pastor at Christ Covenant Church in Middlefield. Mr. Southern is husband to Mrs. Southern, Agape’s Second Grade Teacher. They reside in Hiram with their boys Elijah, Abram, Aaron and Caleb.
Mrs. Rachel Midyette, Sixth Grade Teacher
Mrs. Midyette holds a Bachelor of Science in Childhood Education from Houghton College and a Master of Science in Elementary Reading and Literacy from Walden University. She brings both Fifth Grade and Sixth Grade teaching experience having previously taught those grades in schools in New York and Virginia. Mrs. Midyette resides in Chardon with her family and joined Agape for the 2021-2022 school year.
 
Mrs. Jeni Najjar, Sixth Grade Teacher
Mrs. Najjar holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Kent State University after attending The Moody Bible Institute for two years. She earned her teaching certification for Kindergarten through Eighth Grade and taught Third Grade and Fourth Grade at Berkshire Elementary before staying home to raise her family. Mrs. Najjar resides in Huntsburg with her husband Rick and children Callie, Nathaniel and Cooper.  She joined Agape for the 2016-2017 school year.
Mrs. Mary Carr, Middle/High School Teacher 
m.carr@agapeca.com
Mrs. Carr holds a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education and a Masters of Education in Reading and Literacy with a Reading Endorsement from Baldwin Wallace College. She holds a Teaching License in History Grades 7 thru 12. Mrs. Carr and her husband Mike reside in Sagamore Hills. She joined Agape for the 2011-2012 school year.
Mrs. Lorna Chavez,
Middle School Teacher & Spanish Teacher
Mrs. Chavez attended Grove City College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with a Minor in Spanish. She holds a Grade 1 thru 8 teaching license, and Association of Christian Schools International Educator’s Certificate and a State of Ohio Non-tax Supported School Certificate. Mrs. Chavez brings 25 years of teaching experience to Agape all of which was at Warren Christian School where she taught Middle School Language Arts, Social Studies and Spanish, High School Spanish and Bible. Mrs. Chavez and her family reside in Southington. Mrs. Chavez has been with Agape since the 2010-2011 school year.
Mrs. Jessalee Detweiler
Middle/High School Science Teacher
Mrs. Detweiler holds a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology from Grove City College. She served as a Research Assistant in the Department of Ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University and also served as a High School Chemistry tutor. Mrs. Detweiler resides in Burton with her family and joined Agape for the 2021-2022 school year.
Mr. Paul Goodwin
High School English Teacher
Mr. Goodwin holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Speech from West Liberty State College and a Masters Degree in Education Administration from Cleveland State University. He spent forty – five years in education, teaching English and speech, before serving as an administrator in elementary, middle, high school and central office positions across five districts in northeastern Ohio. He and his wife, Mariann, have three adult children and live in Munson Township. Mr. Goodwin joined the Agape teaching staff in January 2022.
 
Mrs. Hannah Lain-Trost,
High School Math & Science Teacher
Mrs. Lain-Trost earned her Bachelor of Science with a double major in Mathematics Education and Pure Math from Trevecca Nazarene University in Tennessee. She holds a license for Sixth through Twelfth Grade Math and has field experience with Middle and High School students as a teacher, tutor and Camp Counselor.  Mrs. Lain-Trost resides in Ravenna with her husband and joined Agape for the 2019-2020 school year.
Mr. Brian Westover, 
Middle School Bible Teacher
Mr. Westover holds a Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministries. He serves as the pastor of North East Community Church in Burton Ohio. Mr. Westover resides in West Farmington with his wife April and their two sons.  Mr. Westover joined Agape for the 2021-2022 school year.
Mr. Kevin Wilmot,
Middle/High School Bible Teacher
Mr. Wilmot is a graduate of the Moody Bible Institute. He holds a Bachelors in Education with a Major in Bible.  He also earned a Bachelors in Physics and a Bachelors in Religious Studies from Cleveland State University. He joined Agape as a Student Teacher in the Fall of 2014 before graduating and now teaches Bible. He resides in Claridon with his wife Kelly and their five children.
Supporting Staff
Mrs. Catherine Boggs, Administrative Assistant
Mrs. Lori Fuller, Art Teacher
Mrs. Fuller earned her degree in Art Education from Kent State University. Before teaching at Agape, she taught Middle School/High School Art at Cornerstone Christian Academy. She resides in Mesopotamia with her husband Bruce.  She joined Agape for the 2015-2016 school year.
Mrs. Melissa Fry, Administrative Assistant
Mrs. Fry graduated from The Master’s University in Southern California with her Bachelor of Arts in Bible with a dual emphasis in Christian Education and Biblical Counseling.  She and her husband live in Chagrin Falls with the youngest of their three children.  Her two oldest are Agape alumni and attend college out of state.  Mrs. Fry has a passion for God’s Word and loves serving in her local church facilitating women’s ministries.  She joined Agape for the 2021-2022 school year.
Mrs. Esther Geletka, Intervention Specialist
Mrs. Geletka holds a degree in Education from Indiana Wesleyan University and a Masters in Reading from Kent State University. She specializes in students who process information differently or are on the Dyslexia spectrum and in the Barton Reading and Spelling Program. Mrs. Geletka joined Agape in 2005.  
Mrs. Ellen Kinney, Art Teacher
Mrs. Kinney earned a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Photographic Communications from Rochester Institute of Technology. She also earned a Master of Fine Arts in Art Education from Case Western Reserve University and a teaching license in Visual Art PreK-12. Mrs. Kinney has taught art to children from preschool through high school in a variety of settings, which include public and private schools, a summer camp, an art center, a homeless shelter, and an art museum. She resides in Munson with her husband and their two boys and joined Agape for the 2021-2022 school year. 
Mrs. Bethany Majetich, Music Teacher
Mrs. Majetich holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Music Education from Oral Roberts University. During her career she taught music in a Christian school with more than 200 students, served as music director for churches, and served the Lord as a missionary. At Agape, Mrs. Majetich teaches music class and produces the school’s Elementary Christmas program and the end of the school year program’s Middle School and High School performances. She resides in Burton with her husband Bob. Mrs. Majetich has been with Agape since the 2005-2006 school year.  
Mrs. Terri Mencarini, Tutor
Mrs. Mencarini graduated from WVU earning a Bachelor of Science in English and Physical Education. After several years in secondary education, she decided that elementary education was where she belonged. She was able to experience teaching 3rd – 6th grade classes at Cedar Hill Christian School and Northfield Baptist Christian School for 13 years. She went on to be the Administrator at Northfield Baptist Christian School for 19 years after completion of Bob Jones Administrative courses. She joined the Agape team for the 2019-2020 school year. She is an active member of Liberty Valley Church in Northfield and is blessed with two adult children.
Mrs. Sharie Rengers, Tutor
Mrs. Rengers earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Clarion in Pennsylvania with a concentration in English and has experience teaching in a public school in Texas, at Geauga Christian School and as a lead teacher at Redeemer Lutheran Church Preschool. She has been a home educator for her children for 24 years She and her husband reside in Chagrin Falls. Mrs. Rengers joined Agape for the 2018-2019 school year.  
Mrs. Sarah Shesko, Athletics Director
Mrs. Shesko earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Walden University majoring in Human Resource.  She also holds an Associate Degree in Business Administration from Kent State. Mrs. Shesko resides in West Farmington with her husband Matt and her son Matthew.  She joined Agape for the 2021-2022 school year.
Mr. Alan Skeen, Bus Driver