Pastor Joe Garner III - Administrator
Joe serves as Administrator of Christ Church Academy as well as Executive Pastor of Christ Church. A Louisiana native and alumni of University of Louisiana at Lafayette, he attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and received his Master of Divinity in Theology and Administration. He is also a PhD student in Historical Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He oversees operations at all Christ Church locations as well as leading our elementary school and our adult discipleship ministry.
Rachel Amidon - Elementary Teacher
Rachel Amidon is a native of South Louisiana. She earned a degree in Early Childhood Education from Louisiana Tech University. Rachel is married to Stuart Amidon, who is the location pastor of Christ Church Opelousas. Together they have two wonderful daughters. Rachel is passionate about assisting parents in training their children how to learn and how to be disciples of Jesus Christ.
Rebekah Garner - Administrative Assistant & Resource Tutor
Rebekah serves as the administrative backbone for Christ Church Academy. She grew up in south Louisiana with a brief sojourn in Fort Worth, TX where her husband attended seminary. Rebekah has served Christ Church for several years in a variety of administrative functions, has had extensive training in our "Spell to Write & Read" phonics program, has been a homeschool mom, and has been a part of Christ Church Academy since the very beginning of the school. Rebekah is married to Pastor Joe Garner III and has five children.
Fallon Kisor - Elementary Teacher
Fallon graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette cum laude with a bachelor's degree in Education. She made the decision to become a teacher because she loves school, learning, and working with students. Fallon also loves chocolate, cats (she has five!), books, and doing random house projects with her husband. She is so excited to be a part of the teaching team at Christ Church Academy!
Leah Theriot - Elementary Teacher
Leah is the second through fourth grade teacher at Christ Church Academy. She received a BA in elementary education from University of Louisiana at Lafayette, a Master's in Education in gifted education from Louisiana State University, and is also certified in secondary math education. In her twenty years in education, Leah has had the privilege to teach in both public and private schools at various grade levels and has homeschooled her children using a classical model. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, sewing, reading, running, hiking, and playing in the ocean. What most excites Leah about teaching at Christ Church Academy is using God's Word to guide and instruct young hearts and young minds.
Kristen Dragna - Elementary Teacher
Kristin is the first and second grade teacher at Christ Church Academy. She graduated with a BS in secondary mathematics education from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Having been educated using the classical model for a number of years, she is excited to influence future generations to grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ. Kristin is married to Houston Dragna, worship pastor at Redeemer City Church, and loves serving alongside him. She enjoys hiking, running, reading, cats, and the Oxford comma.