Meet the Team

We have highly qualified and dedicated faculty and staff! All teaching staff hold a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and are certified. Read more about our faculty and staff by scrolling through or by jumping categories with the links at the top of the page. Each section is then alphabetically ordered.

Mr. Anthony Buttacy

Head of School

BA, History/Social Science – Evangel University

Masters of International Affairs and Administration – Missouri State University

7 years administrative experience, 10 years teaching experience, 1 year at WCA

Member ACSI Northeast Regional Accreditation Commission

Mrs. Gail Hallman

Assistant Administrator

M.A. Education – Gratz University

B.S. Elementary Education – East Stroudsburg University
ACSI Principal’s Certification
30 years experience in Education, 29 years at WCA

Mr. Charis Felton

Director of Athletics 

Varsity Volleyball Coach

Varsity Girls Basketball Coach

B.S. Sports Management – Liberty University

12 years athletic management experience, 3 years at WCA

Mrs. Christie Werkheiser

Director of Operations

B.S. Education – The University of Valley Forge
M.A. Psychology – Immaculata University

13 years education experience, 8 years administrative experience, 5 years at WCA

Mrs. Beth Wisler

Business Manager

B.S. Elementary Education, Psychology Minor – Pensacola Christian College

Masters in Executive Leadership – Liberty University

14 years at WCA

Mrs. Valerie Fox

Student Services & Admissions Coordinator

B.S. Business Administration – Albright College

B.S. Organizational Behavior/Applied Psychology – Albright College

Currently Enrolled – Secondary Education English Certification and MEd in Multicultural Education – Eastern University 

20 years of  Pharmaceutical experience supporting and coordinating calendars, supplies, reports, and serving as technology guru for a range of 10- 30 employees both in-house and field-based.

5 years at WCA, has also worked with test scheduling, substitute teaching, and served as a test reader and study guide creator.

Miss Elizabeth Bennett

Middle & High School Administrative Assistant

YWAM Discipleship Training Certificate
4 years secretarial experience, 1st year at WCA

Mrs. Susan Smith

Elementary Administrative Assistant

15 years secretarial experience, 4 years at WCA

Pastor Rick Knarr

President of the Board

Pastor Rick Werkheiser

Vice President of the Board

Mrs. Maureen Wismer

Secretary of the Board

Brett Fox

Corporate Board Member

J. Wilmer Hallman

Corporate Board Member

Mrs. Mary Lee Boswell

Exceptional Education Staff

B.S. Elementary & Special Ed. – West Chester University

M.A. Special Ed. – Arcadia University

38 years teaching experience, 4 years at WCA

Mrs. Angela Boyles

Exceptional Education Staff

B.A. Elementary Ed. & Bible

Professionally Certified Educational Therapist

9 years teaching experience, 4 years at WCA

Mrs. Donna Buttacy

Exceptional Education Coordinator

B.S. Elementary Education & Middle School Mathematics – Evangel University

15 years teaching experience, 1 year at WCA

Miss Amber Carter

Middle School Math
High School Bible

B.S. Education & Bible – Cairn University
12 years teaching experience, 1st year at WCA

Mrs. Karen Christophel

Exceptional Education Staff

B.A. Elementary Education – Earlham College
Professionally Certified Educational Therapist 
31 years teaching experience, 19 years at WCA

Mrs. Kathy Coffey


B.S. Elementary Education – Kutztown University
B.S. Special Education (vision) – Kutztown University

31 years teaching experience, 19 years at WCA

Mrs. Lisa Davis

Preschool 3-Year-Olds

B.S. Elementary Education – Liberty University
21 years teaching experience, 1st year at WCA

Miss Gabie Drummer

High School Bible
High School Math

B.S. Mathematics – Cedarville University
1 year teaching experience, 1st year at WCA

Mrs. Rebecca Guy

All-School Art

B.S. Elementary Education - Messiah College
18 years teaching experience, 3 years at WCA

Mrs. Kathy Huey, RN, PHRN, BSN

Secondary Science
Middle School Soccer Coach

B.S. Nursing - Temple University

Certificate in Pre-Hospital Registered Nursing - Drexel University

A.A.S Nursing - Montgomery County Community College

Certificate in Phlebotomy - Montgomery County Community College

Undergraduate Microbiology, Psychology – Penn State University
18 years nursing and emergency room experience, 1 year at WCA

Mrs. Melissa McKechnie

Third & Fourth Grade

B.S. Elementary Education – University of Valley Forge

7 years teaching experience, 1 year at WCA

Mrs. Jennifer Myers

First & Second Grade

B.S. Elementary Education – Kutztown University

11 years teaching & childcare experience, 1 year at WCA

Mrs. Andrea Parker

Secondary Spanish

BA Special Education, pedagogy in hearing and speech disorders – Metropolitan University of Educational Sciences, Chile

Theological Studies – Facultad Teológica Bíblica Bautista, Chile

9 years teaching experience, 2 years at WCA

Mrs. Linda Pezzotti

Exceptional Educational Facilitator


BS – West Chester University

32 Years Teaching Experience, 18 years at WCA


Mr. Lawrence Rappoldt

Band Director

B.S. Music Education – Gettysburg College

M.S. Education – Wilkes University

Graduate Studies – West Chester University, St. Joseph's University

40 years teaching experience

32 years at Coatesville Area School District, 9 years at Conestoga Christian School (since 2010), 8 years at Berks Christian School (since 2011), 3 years at WCA (since 2017)

Mr. Frank Robinson

New Testament Greek & Specialty Bible

B.S. Bible – Philadelphia College of Bible
M.A., M. Divinity – Biblical Theological Seminary
Graduate Studies in Biblical Counseling – Master’s Divinity School
30 years teaching and preaching experience at WCA

Mrs. Kimberly Roupe

Secondary Social Studies

B.S. Elementary Education – Valley Forge Christian College
31 years teaching experience at WCA

Mr. Alan Schwager

Karate Instructor

Business – Montgomery County Community College

44 years karate experience, 19 years at WCA

Mrs. Carrie Warner

Middle & High School Chorus

B.M. Music Education - West Chester University

16 years teaching experience, 2 years at WCA

Mrs. Elisabeth Zahradnik

Elementary Chorus

Bachelor's in Music Education (Choral) – University of Valley Forge

4 years teaching experience, 1st year at WCA

Mr. Philip Baumgardner

Maintenance Staff
Middle School Baseball Coach
Middle School Basketball Coach

Mr. Stephen Boyles




Mrs. Kelley Cook

Kitchen & Extended Care Staff

Mrs. Renee Fegan

Kitchen & Extended Care Staff

Mrs. Lisa Houck



2 years at WCA


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