Beth Atchison grew up in Sacramento, California. She and her husband moved to Utah in 1999. She received an AA degree at American River College and a BA at California State University, Sacramento, going on to earn a teaching credential in 1983. She has been teaching at LCA since 1999. Beth and her husband have a daughter who graduated from LCA in 2008. Beth loves children and working in a Christian environment.
Mrs. Burt has been at LCA since 2009 and is our Main Office Manager. She has 6 children. They have been enrolled at LCA since 2003 and one graduated from LCA in 2005. During her senior year of high school, Sheli joined the U.S. Navy, and after graduation went to bootcamp. She served for 8 years as a Medical Corpsman. During that time she also worked in the healthcare field as Director of Recreational Therapy at ManorCare, and served on the committee for Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walks. She took some time off to stay home with her children when they were young. When her children were old enough she decided to go back to work, but wanted to be where her kids were, so she pursued a job at the school so she could be with them during the day. Sheli fell in love with it and jokes that it is perfect for her gift of gab. Sheli loves being a part of the LCA family.
Mrs. Adinia Chavez has been teaching Spanish at LCA since 2003. She was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala and her family moved to the United States when she was 18 years old. In high school she was on the drum line and basketball team. She has four children and three grandchildren; her grandchildren have attended LCA and her son Daniel graduated in 2007. Adinia has been teaching for over 20 years and has an associate’s degree in office administration. She has also taken classes at Ogden Weber Technology College.
Mrs. Chavez teaches high school and some elementary Spanish. She loves basketball, music, Italian food and traveling with her sisters. She currently resides in Roy and everyone who knows her sees her deep passion for teaching Spanish and for LCA!
Andrew Fletcher is a Boise, Idaho native who graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. in Exercise Science and a minor in Nutrition. While attending the “U,” Andrew competed on the football team as a walk-on running back and special teams player, earning a scholarship during his final season. In addition to teaching, Andrew is also a member of the football team’s coaching staff. He started working at LCA in 2016.
Colton Hill joined the LCA staff in 2016. He spent part of the 2nd semester of the 2015-2016 school year as the elementary and middle school P.E. coach. He brings experience in education coaching, and working with students. He attended Snow College on a football scholarship, and then continued his education at Western Governors University. Coach Hill has coached football and track for the previous 4 years at local schools, and worked with students in youth recovery programs and special education classrooms. During the summer, he is a camp director for the Eagle Eye Summer Camp Program here at Layton Christian. Coach Hill is currently the Defensive Coordinator for the LCA football team, and co-head track coach for the high school boys and girls teams. His wife (Tana) is a Registered Nurse and together they have 2 boys, Mason who attends LCA, and Trey. Coach “Chill” is excited to be working at LCA showing his love for Christ while also sharing his passion for education and athletics with students at Layton Christian Academy.
Mrs.BritnyHoltMiddle School English TeacherHas been with LCA since 2015.
Britny Holt teaches middle school Language Arts and Reading. Britny comes to us from East High School where she taught 12th grade Language Arts for a year. Prior to that, she was employed at Granger High for 6 years, where she taught in a special education unit for 4 years, aerobics for 1 year and dance for a year. Britny was also the head varsity cheer coach there for 3 years and the assistant coach for a year. Mrs. Holt completed her Bachelor’s degree of Arts in English and is currently working on her Master’s degree in Secondary Education.
Britny is married to Doyle, who is also on staff at LCA. They have 2 boys, Shae and Jaice who attend LCA. As a family they enjoy sports and spending time at the boys’ various activities. She is excited to be a part of the LCA staff.
Doyle grew up in Arizona and graduated from Winslow High School in Winslow, Az. He then attended Porterville JC, where he played football and ran track, and went on to attend CSU, Humboldt and played football. When he finished his eligibility there he moved to Utah to ski and snowboard. While here in Utah he graduated from the University of Phoenix with a degree in Business. He worked in the sales world and then decided he truly wanted to coach and teach young people. He moved to Alamosa, Colorado to coach and teach at Adams State College, and was able to complete his Masters of Arts degree in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation in just two semesters. He then moved back to Arizona to coach and teach at Eastern Arizona College for two years where he had the opportunity to coach at Bethel College in Newton, Kansas. The trials of life brought him back to Utah for good in 1999. He was offered a teaching and coaching job in Granite School District and has stayed in the education field ever since. He has over 15 years of teaching and 20 plus years of coaching experience. He is married to a beautiful and talented woman (Britny) and has two sons attending LCA. Jaice and Shae!
Mr.AndruJonesResource TeacherHas been with LCA since 2015
Andru Jones started teaching in 2007 in Special education. He taught in a functional skill classroom. In November of 2016 he moved over to Layton Christian Academy and became the Resource Coordinator. Some of his accomplishments while teaching include: receiving KSL Feature Teacher in 2015, a letter of recognition from President Obama in 2016 for teaching in Special Education, and Syracuse High’s Heart of Titan award which is their teacher of the year in 2015.
Andru is also the head football and Track coach for Layton Christian Academy.
Mrs. Angie Justice has been teaching at Layton Christian Academy since 1998 and has taught kindergarten, 2nd grade, 3rd grade and middle school history. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah in Speech and Hearing Science, and went on to work for the Davis County school district’s Headstart program as an assistant speech therapist. In 2004, she received her Master’s degree in Education from the University of Phoenix, and she holds a level 2 Professional Educator’s license for grades K-8.
Angie met and married Bruce Justice in 1989, and they have 3 children–Tiffani (2008 LCA graduate), Brittney (2012 LCA graduate) and Nikolas (2016 LCA graduate). Angie has been affiliated with the military her entire life. She has lived all around the world, including Okinawa, Japan, Woodbridge, England and her favorite place, Aviano, Italy. After 20 years, her husband retired from the Air Force in 2005, and the Justices made Utah their permanent home.
The Justices are members of Christian Life Center, where they have attended since they were married. Angie enjoys singing and is an active member of the Christian Life Center praise team. She and her husband have also run family ministries and the young adult ministries at CLC.
Angie is an avid bowler, enjoys spending time with friends and family and working out at the gym with her husband. She loves Italian food, shopping and pretty much anything chocolate!
Ms. Anne Lewis has taught high school chemistry, biology, earth science, and occasional science electives at LCA since 2003. She was raised in Roswell, NM (no, there were no UFO’s!), moved to southern California during her high school years where she was awarded a national merit scholarship. She attended Cal State Fullerton and earned a BA in Chemistry. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior in 1979 and moved to Utah in 1982 to take classes at the University of Utah in engineering and human resources. She then worked as an environmental chemist for 18 years, and as a lab director for the final seven years. Her favorite vacation destinations are Yellowstone National Park, Seattle, and Maine. She enjoys knitting, photography, travel (Yellowstone National Park and Maine), junking (yard sales) and birds (she is known by her family as a “nature bunny”)! Ms. Lewis is a science nerd, having learned to treasure insects and physics, and LOVES teaching.
Jenn graduated high school and went on to attend two-year bible college at River City School of ministry, where she earned a certificate in music, worship ministry and prophetic interpretation. Jenn later went on to attend and graduate as a pharmacy technician technical program. She is a Nationally certified Pharmacy Technician, licensed in Utah and California. Jenn worked in the pharmaceutical field for 14 years and recently decided to change her career path a few years ago. She loves the career choice that she has made to work here at LCA. To be a part of the lives of so many students from around the world is such a blessing every day. “I cannot express how much joy working with young people brings me.”
Jenn is a wife and mother of a beautiful daughter, who also attends LCA and likes it very much.
Mr. Greg Miller, LCA Administrator, is a long-time Christian educator. He attended Huntington College, graduating with a degree in secondary education. A former youth pastor, school teacher, and coach, he served as administrator for Heritage Christian School, Hammond, Indiana, in the early 1990′s. Greg his wife, Karen and their 3 children moved to Utah, and He and Karen have served as founding administrators for Layton Christian Academy, Layton, Utah, since 1994. Miller has been instrumental in leading the school from a student body of 100 in preschool through 6th grade, to a student body of over 600 in preschool through 12th grade.
In addition to his work at the local level, Miller has been active in a variety of state and national positions. Currently he sits on the Executive Committee for the Utah State Activities Association, which oversees state high school extra-curricular activities. He also serves as secretary for the National Executive Board of Christian Teachers and Schools and is president-elect for that same organization.
All 3 of the Miller’s children graduated from Layton Christian Academy, attended college, and have moved on to have successful careers in Ministry, Nursing and as Athletic Director at LCA. Greg and Karen currently reside in Layton, Utah.
Jared Miller was born in Indiana, but grew up in Layton, Utah. Jared went to LCA from Kindergarten through 12th grade. He graduated from LCA in 2007. He spent 2 years at Western Wyoming Community College and graduated from Weber State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Business Administration in 2012. He Spent several years coaching at LCA including: Freshman Boys basketball in 2009-2011. He coached the Offensive Line in football to a State Championship game in 2011 and was the head baseball coach from 2012-2014.
Jared was named an assistant Athletic Director at LCA in 2011 and was promoted to Athletic Director in 2014. In 2014 Jared was asked to serve on the Utah Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association’s Executive Committee, representing Region 14. During this time he has served on the UIAAA Scholarship Committee. In 2015 he received his Certified Athletic Administrators designation through the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.
Jared married Lexie Miller, who graduated from LCA in 2009, in the summer of 2013. They had their first son in July of 2016. Jared is an avid sports fan who loves the Cincinnati Reds, Indianapolis Colts, and Chicago Bulls. He loves to golf, play softball, basketball, and enjoys a game of Madden or Fifa. His goal is to one day take his son to see every MLB baseball park.
Mrs. Karen Miller, long-time Christian educator, graduated from Huntington College in Huntington, Indiana. Since 1986 she has been active in a variety of positions in Christian schools and churches.
During her stint at Heritage Christian School in the late 1980′s and early 1990′s she served as a preschool director, cheerleading coach, and assistant to the administrator. In 1994 she came to Utah with her husband, Greg, to start Layton Christian Academy. In her role as office manager, Miller has been instrumental in helping guide the school from a student body of 100 in preschool through 6th grade, to a student body of over 600 in preschool through 12th grade. At LCA she has also served as summer camp director and cheerleading coach. She resides in Layton, Utah, with her husband, Greg, They have three children, Jordan (LCA Class of 2004), Jared (LCA Class of 2007), and Alyssa (LCA Class of 2008), all of which attended Layton Christian Academy since 1994.
Amy was born in Mexico to parents who were serving as missionaries. She moved to the United States in elementary school and knew from a very young age that she wanted to be a teacher. The oldest of 4 children, she had lots of practice teaching “school” to her younger siblings. Amy joined the Air Force in college and met and married her husband 10 years ago in Las Vegas. Her husband is active duty Air Force and together they have served all across the country from Las Vegas to Washington, D.C. She graduated from Grand Canyon University with a BS in Elementary Education and an emphasis in Early Childhood. Amy has 3 beautiful children and they all attend LCA and absolutely love this school! She is so grateful and blessed to teach at a school that puts God first in everything!
Mr.MarkPingetonMiddle School Math TeacherHas been with LCA since 2015
Mark Pingeton teaches middle school math at LCA. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, studying accounting and financial management. He is from Massachusetts, and lived there all his life until moving to Utah in 2012. He hopes to become an effective teacher by learning from as well as teaching students here at LCA. His wife, Michelle, is an electrical engineer in Clearfield and works in the CLC children’s nursery on Sundays. Mark and Michelle have three children: Zavayla is in first grade and Crisgiano is in pre-K here at LCA. Treyce is their little guy, born here in UT. The Pingetons love sports (especially the Red Sox!), helping foster dogs for adoptions, and all attend the Christian Life Center.
Coach Bobby Porter attended Tennessee Tech University on a basketball scholarship, where he majored in English. He then went on to play professional basketball in Venezuela and was on the 1981 USA team that toured Bosnia. He has been coaching high school basketball since then, winning 5 state championships in Ohio and 2 in Utah! Coach Porter has also won 12 region championships out of the 15 years he has been coaching at LCA. He has served on the Utah governor-appointed Minority Council and was president of the Utah High School basketball Coaches Association. Bobby is a Reverend and Youth Pastor of Second Baptist church and is married to Montenna (Arnold) Porter. They have two children who graduated from LCA and were athletic standouts: BJ Porter who graduated in 2007 and was all-state in football, basketball and track, and Jasmine Porter who was all-state in volleyball and basketball (94th in the country Hoopgurzl.com). Both of them were Standard Examiner all area MVPS! (BJ Basketball 2007 and Jasmine Volleyball 2010)!
Dr. Rey P. Roa strongly agrees with J.S. Bach when he said that, “The purpose and ultimate reason for all music is to glorify the Lord and to refresh one’s spirit.” His first piano teacher was his mother and he later pursued his piano studies at the CIC School of Music and at the University of the Philippines. Rey has an Education Administration degree and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Masters Degree in Music. In 2009, he completed his Doctoral Degree in Music History and Theory. Rey was formerly the Music Director of the University of Southern Philippines Glee Club – 1992 to 1995; Music Director of Southwestern University College of Nursing Choir -1992 to 1996; Head Teacher of Yamaha School of Music Philippines -1989 to 1996; founder and Choirmaster of the University of the Philippines Concert Choir -1992 to 1994; Music Director of Bradford United Church of Christ – 1992 to 1996; and from 1996 to 2003 he served as Music Director and Chairman of the Music Department at St. Anthony School in Guam. In 2003 he opened the Roa Music Studio which offers voice, piano, organ, music theory, literature and choral studies, and in 2005 he became Music Director of Layton Christian Academy. Dr. Roa still travels extensively performing in concerts and recitals, conducting lectures, and presenting workshops and master classes. In March of 2013 he was invited by St Paul College Foundation in the Philippines as keynote speaker at its commencement exercises, and was named Honorary Professor of Music Education and Humanities. Dr. Roa is the choirmaster of BelCanto Chamber Choir (SLC) and directs LCA’s Christmas and spring musicals as well as the LCA Neo-Classical Band. Presently he is also the Dean of Arts, Culture and Vice President for External Affairs at St Paul College (Philippines).
As the event coordinator here at LCA, it is my honor and privilege to serve the student body. My daughter (who attends LCA) and I moved to Layton Utah in April of 2016 from Cedar Hill TX, and began work here at Layton Christian Academy, leading Student life.
I plan the events and activities for High School students, the Chapel Services they attend, as well as teach a High School bible class. I began my career in Student Ministries in 2012 in Dallas TX, when I attended Masters Commission USA. Upon my completion of this School of Ministry I began to earn my Bachelors Degree in Biblical Counseling through West Coast Bible College and Seminary.
I have worked with Teens specifically by serving Explicit Student Ministries at Trinity Church in Cedar Hill TX, where I also worked on staff as a Bible Teacher at Trinity Christian School. I also worked on staff with a program called Inspire as a mentor in public schools around the region.
I am a licensed minister for Anchor Bay, a Non-Denominational Evangelical association. It is my hearts desire to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the Nations of the world, and to increase the quality of life of those in my community by serving.
It is my hope that through this ministry, the students here at LCA will go on to live rich full lives with respect and integrity, as well as being educated and capable of maintaining strong careers in their lives. My prayer is that each student that walks through our doors has the opportunity to encounter the Saving Grace of Jesus Christ, and will leave with the tools to lead successful lives, and enrich the lives of others.
Aaron Schrader graduated from Concordia University in Seward, NE in 1999 with a B.S. in secondary education and has served 15 years in Christian education full time as a teacher and a coach. He served for many years at Salt Lake Lutheran HS and also at Concordia Preparatory School teaching US history, US government, AP US history, Psychology, Sociology, Theology, World History, and World Geography and Cultures. He also coached baseball, cross country, and track and field. In 2016, Coach Schrader was named Head High School Basketball Coach. He was a National Merit Finalist in high school and Board of Regents Scholar while in college, and also excelled in intercollegiate track and field. Coach Schrader also has 3 children who attends LCA.
Erinn K. Schrader graduated from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania in 1997 with a degree in English, emphasis on literature, and chemistry minor.She received her Masters of Education, emphasis on curriculum and instruction, from the University of Phoenix in 2002, focusing her graduate work on an action research study on creating active readers.She also received her LCMS colloquy in 2003.Mrs. Schrader taught for 14 years at Concordia Preparatory School (formerly Salt Lake Lutheran high school), teaching American literature, world literature, novels, creative writing, language arts fundamentals and composition, study skills, chemistry, Christian living and comparative religions.Additionally at Concordia Prep, Mrs. Schrader advised students in drama productions and competition; she advised National Honor Society; she was active in Connecting Lynx, a student worship team, and on the spiritual life committee; and served Concordia Prep by participating in NLS accreditation and curriculum mapping.In 2006 Mrs. Schrader was named Rocky Mountain District Teacher of the Year, and in 2011 she presented at the RMD Professional Church Workers Conference “Making the High School Classroom a Kinesthetic Experience”. In 2016, Mrs. Schrader became Curriculum Coordinator at LCA. She has three children also attending LCA.
Mrs.LindaSeagerAccounting ManagerHas been with LCA since 2010
My name is Linda Seager, and I have been teaching for 25+ years. I’ve been at LCA since 2010; teaching math and now working in the accounting office for the last two years.
I have a BS degree in Elementary Education and I majored in Mathematics from Appalachian Bible College, Beckley, WV. I have worked part-time for Furniss Accounting in Ogden, UT for many years.
Mrs. Cheryl Sligar (Early Childhood Education Director and Elementary Student Council Advisor) was born and raised in Madera, CA. She accepted Christ as her personal Savior when she was nine years old, and has served Him ever since. She received her Associates of Science degree from Fresno City College and was certified in Accelerated Christian Education (ACE Program) in California in 1982. After moving to Utah she has taken continuing classes at Weber State and the University of Utah. She has taught preschool through high school in the private Christian sector for 18 years, and taught third grade here at LCA for eleven years before taking on the position of preschool director in 2010.
Cheryl loves children and has a passion for teaching. She has been married to David Sligar for over thirty years, and they have three grown children, all of which graduated from private Christian schools, and two from LCA. Cheryl and her husband reside in Layton, Utah.
Her motto for life is: God’s will: nothing more, nothing less, nothing else.
Miss Heather Sligar is an LCA alumna and has worked at LCA since she graduated in 2007. While at LCA she participated in volleyball, basketball, speech & debate, and was a member of the National Honor Society. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Weber State University in Elementary Education.
Heather loves to travel and do missions work all across the world. The countries that she has visited include: Mexico, Belize, Jamaica, and South Africa. Her passion is to see that children grow in their faith in God, while getting a proper education.
Pamela Smith teaches 9th and 10th grade English, Public Speaking, and Research Analysis, Academic Writing and Bible. Pamela graduated Winthrop University with Bachelor’s in Social Work. She has been teaching in Christian education for over 14 years. Pamela is from South Carolina and married to Cedric Smith. They have two children in college. Pamela enjoys watching HGTV and spending time with her family.
Mrs. Teri Vigil came to Utah via Missouri in 1995 to teach first grade. She has experienced many duties here including assisting with the coaching of JV girls basketball and volleyball, scorekeeping for basketball and volleyball, and working with development. She received her Masters of Education, Curriculum and Instruction degree from Weber State University in 2006. Mrs. Vigil was born in Memphis, TN, but enjoyed living in seven southern states in her childhood. She graduated from Tupelo High in Tupelo, MS in 1980. Since then she has attended several colleges and universities around the south. Before coming to Utah, she taught at two Christian schools; she taught first and fourth grades at Heritage Christian School in Hammond, IN for four years and a combined class of first through third graders for one year at Assembly of God Christian School in Springfield, MO. Although southern born and bred, Mrs. Vigil loves the mountains and scenery of Utah. She enjoys hiking and other outdoor sports. Her family includes her husband, Isaac Vigil, of Ogden, stepdaughter, Jasmine, who currently attends LCA, and three LCA graduates, Josh Percifield (2002), Joy (Percifield) Collins (2002), and Jonathan Percifield (2008). Two of her grandchildren currently attend LCA!
AnnieViola4th Grade Teacher, Varsity Volleyball CoachHas been with LCA since 2015
Annie Viola teaches 4th grade at Layton Christian Academy. She graduated from Idaho State University in 2005 with a degree in Education. Since then, she has taught at several private Christian schools. Annie is happily married to a wonderful man and they have four beautiful children. She has four great passions in her life: the Lord, teaching, volleyball, and the Arthritis Foundation. Annie was saved by grace as a child, and continues to serve the Lord in all that she does. She gives Him the glory for everything she accomplishes. Annie is also the high school volleyball coach, and enjoys connecting with the athletes and having a wonderful season.
Annie is very involved in the Arthritis Foundation due to her daughter’s diagnosis of juvenile arthritis. She sits on the local board of the Arthritis Foundation, and also leads Utah’s Juvenile Arthritis Family Network.
Cal grew up in Provo, Utah and graduated from Provo High School. He attended Utah State University, where he played rugby and was a video intern with Utah State Football. He then spent seven years coaching football both at the high school level and collegiately, including stops at the University of Montana Western and Snow College.
Cal, graduated from Utah Valley University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications with Journalism and Public Relations emphasis. During his time at UVU he worked in athletics as a Sports Information Intern and eventually as a full-time assistant before joining Layton Christian Academy in late December 2016. Currently, Cal is working on his Masters of Arts in Athletic Administration from Gonzaga University.
During his time coaching football, he met his wife, Brooke, who introduced him to Christian Life Center. They have been married for four years and have a daughter named Gracie Mae. Cal loves spending time with his daughter, golfing with his wife, watching and attending as many Colorado Rockies baseball games as possible, and working on his weekly sports podcast.
Dr. Wills obtained his PhD in mathematics from the University of California-Santa Barbara in 2005. He has taught for 16 years. Over his teaching career, he has taught courses ranging from Algebra II to graduate complex analysis. He greatly enjoys working at LCA helping students appreciate the beauty of mathematics. To paraphrase the great Paul Halmos: when Dr. Wills left high school, he wanted to be a mathematician. He still does.
Kim Wood is the fifth grade teacher here at LCA! She graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, and a minor in fine arts. Go Utes! Some of her former students from LCA are now attending the U of U as well. Ms. Wood is certified to teach first through eighth grade. The majority of her experience has been in the first and second grades, and a bit of third as well. but, Ms. Wood is loving being with the fifth grade kids. She is impressed with all of the fun, new and interesting ideas they bring to the table.
In her spare time, she enjoys going to the gym. Her favorite classes are body combat and grit. Ms. Wood incorporates what she learns in these classes with her fifth graders who exercise and stretch each morning to get ready for the day. She also loves gardening and decorating her house, but, her favorite thing to do is spend time with her three grandsons, who mean the world to her, Ms. Wood enjoys the summer months so she can spend time with them out in the warm sun. The best of all is cheering them on at their soccer games. She also loves the fact that we can sing and praise God each day. She hopes and prays that her students will be a shining light for God, and will continue to be God’s messenger each and every day.
Mr. Michael Wright moved to Utah in 2012. His wife, Rachel, was in the first graduation class of LCA in 2001. Mike received his degree from Weber State University in PE and health and is continuing to further his education in the field of Health Promotion and Human Performance.
Mr. Wright teaches health and physical education at LCA. He believes that understanding how one’s body works is paramount in living a long and healthy life. His past experiences in the field include PE, personal trainer, nutrition advisor, and football coach. Mr. Wright also teaches drama, one of his passions. As a child, he dreamed of becoming an actor, and the dream has continued into his adult life. Since he grew up in southern California, he was able appear in many movies, television shows, commercials, print advertisements, and theatrical productions. He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), and has a wide-range of theatrical training with major focus on improvisation and comedy.
Mr. Wright loves playing and watching sports, playing games and being competitive. A perfect day for Michael would be spent hanging out at home with his wife and preschooler daughter and son.