Staff

Office Administrator - Mrs. Kathrine Stevens (morning)
Mrs. Kathrine Stevens has a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education and Special Education from Indiana Wesleyan University. Mrs. Stevens has been a fixture at Missouri Valley Christian Academy since 2009. Prior to MVCA, Mrs. Stevens taught at Mitchell Christian School.
When asked the question: Why Christian Education, she replied: "It is a blessing each and every day to set foot in a school knowing that the Word of God is being taught in every single classroom. We are preparing and educatiing students for life, but more importantly for eternity. There is no better calling than that!"

Enrollment & Development Administrator - Mrs. Lauren Nelson (afternoon)
Mrs. Lauren Nelson has a Masters in Elementary Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Special & Elementary Education. Mrs. Nelson has been at MVCA since 2007.  She is originally from Arlington, SD and attends Providence Reformed Church in Vermillion, SD. Lauren is married to David and they have three children.  Mary (MVCA '14), Beatrice (MVCA '17), and Fredrick. 
When asked the question: Why Christian Education, she replied: "I am touching eternity.... there is nothing more humbling, but also, nothing more motivating to make me strive to be the best teacher each and every day."


Kindergarten - 2nd Grades - Mrs. Joan Heimes
Mrs. Heimes has her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Mount Marty College. She taught 10 years for the Yankton Public School system, 3 years for the Yankton Christian School, and 6 years at East Catholic for grades 1st and 2nd.  She started at MVCA in the fall of 2015.  She has a grown son, Jason, and a husband who works for the Yankton School District.  In her free time, Mrs. Heimes loves to bike, hike, and kayak. She has a great love for God's beauty in nature and animals. 
When asked Why Christian Education, she replied: "I choose to teach in Christian Education because I have a great love for God. I want to be able to share that love with children. God is my Savior and friend. I want to be able to walk into my classroom and talk about the wonders of God. I want to be able to pray with my class for God's help and guidance."


3rd - 5th Grades - Mrs. Amanda Weyers
Mrs. Weyers has a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education from Concordia University.  Her first year at MVCA was the 2015-16 school year.  Before coming to MVCA, Mrs. Weyers was a teacher’s aide at Trinity Lutheran Church and School in Waconia, MN, and at Trinity Academy and Childcare in Hudson, WI.
When asked Why Christian Education, she replied:  "I choose to teach in a Christian school because I have a great love and respect for God and what He has done for us. There is nothing better than walking into a school where students are reading and learning from His Word every day."

6th - 8th Grades Language Arts/Bible - Mrs. Kathrine Stevens (afternoon)
Mrs. Kathrine Stevens has a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education and Special Education from Indiana Wesleyan University. Mrs. Stevens has been a fixture of Missouri Valley Christian Academy since 2009. Prior to MVCA, Mrs. Stevens taught at Mitchell Christian School.
When asked the question: Why Christian Education, she replied: "It is a blessing each and every day to set foot in a school knowing that the Word of God is being taught in every single classroom. We are preparing and educatiing students for life, but more importantly for eternity. There is no better calling than that!"

6th - 8th Grades Math/Science/Heritage Studies
K - 8th Grades Physical Education - Mrs. Lauren Nelson
(morning)

Mrs. Lauren Nelson has a Masters in Elementary Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Special & Elementary Education. Mrs. Nelson has been at MVCA since 2007.  She is originally from Arlington, SD and attends Providence Reformed Church in Vermillion, SD. Lauren is married to David and they have three children.  Mary (MVCA '14), Beatrice (MVCA '17), and Fredrick. 
When asked the question: Why Christian Education, she replied: "I am touching eternity.... there is nothing more humbling, but also, nothing more motivating to make me strive to be the best teacher each and every day."

K - 8th Music - Mrs. Lynne Bye

Administrative Assistant - Dee Diede

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