Mrs. Erin Adkins
High School English & Cooking
Teaching at FCA since 2010
Originally from Andover, Mrs. Adkins now lives in Bradford where she enjoys cooking, biking, vintage cars, and training her boys and supporting them in triathlons. She is also hoping to compete in her first beginners’ triathlon in 2016! The Adkins Family attends Fellowship Bible Church where Mrs. Adkins serves as Nursery Director and also Women’s Ministries Supporting Director. She also serves in the church cleaning and VBS ministries as well as wherever needed.
Favorite scripture for her is Matthew 5:16. “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Mrs. Gloria Armstrong
Teaching at FCA since 2009
Mrs. Armstrong is married and has one son, Griffin who is a recent FCA graduate. She is originally from Columbia, TN, and Vermilion, OH. Her interests include scrapbooking, arts and crafts, reading, and traveling to historical places.
The Armstrongs attend Calvary Bible Church in Derry, NH. Mrs. Armstrong is involved in Children’s Ministries, specifically VBS and Nursery. She is also involved with Women’s Ministries especially planning and decorating for Calvary’s annual Ladies Day Apart conference.
Favorite scripture for her is Psalm 84:11: “For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly.”
A meaningful quote to share – “We may not always reach our goal, but there’s recompense in trying; horizons broaden so much more, the higher we are flying.”
Mrs. Armstrong would also like to share this prayer: “Give us, O Lord, steadfast hearts that cannot be dragged down by false loves; give us courageous hearts that cannot be worn down by trouble; give us righteous hearts that cannot be sidetracked by unholy or unworthy goals. Give to us also, our Lord and God, understanding to know You, diligence to look for You, wisdom to recognize You, and a faithfulness that will bring us to see You face to face.” — Thomas à Kempis (1380-1471)
Mrs. Amal Boutrus
High School Math & Science
Teaching at FCA since 1996
Mrs. Boutrus is married with three grown children. All of her children graduated from FCA. Two are medical doctors and one is a nurse.
She lives in Salem, NH and attends Salem Bible Church where she serves as organist/pianist and as a VBS helper.
Mrs. Boutrus says a favorite scripture passage is “Ephesians chapter 1 because it is always good to think on all the rich blessings we have in Christ.”
Mrs. Celeste Brodnick
Elementary P.E. & Coach
Teaching at FCA since 2015
Mrs. Brodnick is married to her husband Jason. They have two daughters who attend FCA, Sophia Rose and Eva Hale. Mrs. Brodnick is from Lawrence, MA. Her hobbies include comic books, hiking, and family time.
The Brodnick Family attends New England Bible Church in Andover. Mrs. Brodnick serves as the Children’s Church Lead Teacher.
Favorite scripture is Isaiah 41:10: “‘Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’”
Mrs. Brodnick also believes attitude is everything, and “there is nothing more important than making a positive impact on a child’s life!”
Mrs. Susan Colombo
Teaching at FCA since 1998
Mrs. Colombo is married with three children and four grandchildren. She lives in Woburn, MA, where she enjoys walking, yoga, kayaking, snowshoeing, hiking, reading, and history. She also enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, family, and friends.
Mrs. Colombo attends Genesis Community Church in Woburn, MA. She is involved in Community Groups.
Favorite Scripture for her is Lamentations 3:22-23: “Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.”
“The scripture the Lord gave me when I considered teaching 2nd grade at FCA was Daniel 9:22. It confirmed for me that it was the Lord who would give me the ‘skill and understanding’ to teach the children He would put in my life. In the (many) years I’ve taught 2nd and the one year of 1st and 2nd, I have always felt His presence, strength, and guidance. Great is His faithfulness!” -Sue Colombo
Pastor Chris Dyer
Assistant Pastor & High School Bible
Teaching at FCA since 2004
Pastor Chris and his wife Teresa married in 1989. They have four children: Bethany who is married to John, Laura who attends North Greenville University, and sons Nathan and Ryan. He is originally from Bangor, Maine and grew up in Billerica, MA. Now living in Salem, NH, he enjoys music, cooking, motorcycling, snowmobiling, motor sports racing, reading, and fishing.
As the Assistant Pastor of Fellowship Bible Church, Pastor Chris has many responsibilities. Besides teaching Sunday Morning Bible Classes and preaching some Sunday messages, Pastor Chris leads the high school youth and college and career groups. He is also the Worship Leader and Choir Director and is VBS Director.
Scriptures of particular meaning for him are Psalm 103:10, “He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.” And Philippians 2:5, “Have this attitude in yourselves, which was also in Christ Jesus.”
“The will to win is nothing without the will to prepare.” -Unknown
Mrs. Lidia Mills
Teaching at FCA since 2010
Mrs. Mills currently lives in Windham, NH with her husband Dan and children Daniel and Ester. She enjoys gardening and puzzles.
The Mills family attends Fellowship Bible Church. Mrs. Mills is involved in the choir, nursery, church cleaning, and VBS ministries.
She feels blessed to have been able to come here to the USA to help her realize her pilgrimage on earth. Meaningful scripture for her is Philippians 4: 6-7. “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Mrs. Angela Phillips
Working at FCA since 2014
Mrs. Phillips and her husband Noah live in Pelham, NH with their children Liana, Jordan, and baby Carson. Liana and Jordan attend FCA. Mrs. Phillips is originally from Derry, NH. She enjoys baking, crafts, and dance.
The Phillips Family attends Crossroads Church in Pelham, NH. Mrs. Phillips is involved in Children’s Ministries and Guest Services.
Meaningful scripture for her is Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Mr. Scott Phillips
Business Administrator & Athletic Director
Working at FCA since 1981
He and his wife Trudy have five grown and married children. They also have 17 grandchildren. They live in Pelham, NH, where he enjoys outdoor activities, camping, and hiking.
Mr. Phillips attends Fellowship Bible Church where he is the Church Business Administrator. He also serves in the small group and cleaning ministries as well as with Christian Growth Classes.
Favorite scripture is Philippians 2:13, “For it is God who worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure.”
Mrs. Holly Robichaud
6th, 7th, & 8th Grade
Working at FCA since 2010
Mrs. Robichaud lives in Haverhill with her husband Ryan, son Henry, and daughter Avery. She enjoys music, reading, and being outdoors.
All of Psalm 139 is meaningful to her, but especially verses 17-18: “ How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand. When I awake, I am still with You.”
Mrs. Joann Spain
Working at FCA since 2012
Mrs. Spain is married to her college sweetheart Todd, and they have three children – Todd Jr., Tim, and Desiree. They also have a Boston terrier, Daisy. Mrs. Spain is originally from Homestead, Florida. She enjoys reading and spending time with friends and family.
The Spain Family attends Crossroads Church in Pelham, NH, where Mr. Spain is Pastor. Mrs. Spain is involved in Ladies’, Youth, and Children’s Ministries, and is on the Missions Team.
Mrs. Spain cites Psalm 139:14 as special to her. “I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”
“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” -Anthony J. D’Angelo
Miss Kerry Stecchi
Working at FCA since 1998
Miss Stecchi has one niece, three nephews, and her very loved, furry, four-legged child. She lives in Lowell, MA where she enjoys floral arranging, scrapbooking, and hand made cards.
Miss Stecchi attends Grace Bible Church where she ministers in the nursery, Junior Church, and VBS.
Favorite Scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.”
Pastor Dan Trepanier
Working at FCA since 1979
Pastor Dan and his wife Linda have five children – sons Dan Jr. and David, and daughters Julie, Erin, and Leigh-Ann, all of whom graduated from FCA. Pastor Dan and Linda also have many wonderful grandchildren. In his spare time Pastor Dan enjoys travel, refereeing, and sports.
Pastor Dan just loves the Word! In his Bible classes he encourages his students to think and to search the Word diligently.
Mrs. Julie Tupper
Working at FCA since 2009
Mrs. Tupper and her husband Erik have two children, Erilynne and Samuel, both of whom attend FCA. She grew up in Falmouth, ME and currently resides in Pelham, NH. Mrs. Tupper enjoys reading, biking, skiing, stamping, and of course, music!
The Tupper Family attends Marsh Corner Community Church where Mrs. Tupper serves in Women’s and Worship Ministries as well as serving on the Fellowship Team and working as an Administrative Assistant in the church office.
Mrs. Tupper cites Proverbs 3:5-6 as favorite scripture: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.”
Mrs. Bethany Wakim
6th Grade, 7th & 10th Grade Math
Working at FCA since 2014
Mrs. Wakim is a graduate of Bob Jones University with a B.S. in Mathematics. She has also worked tutoring algebra and geometry. Mrs. Wakim and her husband John live in Lowell, MA. She enjoys playing piano, singing, reading, baking, hiking, and crochet.
Mrs. Wakim attends Fellowship Bible Church where she currently serves in Music Ministry, playing piano and singing. She and her husband also serve with the College and Career ministry.
Mrs. Wakim cites three passages of scripture that mean a lot to her. First is Isaiah 44:22 – “I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you.”
The second is Nehemiah 9:17 – “They refused to obey and did not remember the wonders you performed among them…but You are a God of forgiveness, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and You did not forsake them.”
And third is 1 John 3:16 – “This is how we know what Love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.”
Also, the following quotes are meaningful to her:
“God cannot give us happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.” – C.S. Lewis
“If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.” – C. S. Lewis
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein
“You’re mad. Bonkers. Off your head. But I’ll tell you a secret: all the best people are.” – Alice in Wonderland
Mrs. Christine Wayman
Working at FCA since 2014
Mrs. Wayman is married and has wonderful children! She grew up in Buffalo, New York. In her free time she enjoys reading, cooking, scrapbooking, and some gardening. She has also just started piano lessons!
Mrs. Wayman attends Free Christian Church in Andover, MA where she is involved in children’s ministries. She teaches the 2’s and 3’s class! She is also involved in a couple’s small group and she enjoys doing Beth Moore Bible Studies.
Mrs. Wayman sites 2 Chronicles 16:9 as meaningful to her. “For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.”
Two additional quotes of meaning to her:
“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them” -Mark Twain
“If you have a loose tooth, please tell me about it, but please, please don’t show it to me! I don’t do teeth!” -Mrs. Wayman
Mrs. Beth Whitmer
Working at FCA since 2009
Mrs. Whitmer lives in Methuen with her wonderful Christian husband. They have seven children. Three of them are married and the Whitmers have two grandsons. Mrs. Whitmer enjoys reading – especially historical novels – sewing and crafts, photography, researching and preparing lessons, teaching, and spending time with family and friends. A fun fact is that she has been to all 48 continental states!
The Whitmers attend Fellowship Bible Church where Mrs. Whitmer is involved in teaching Junior Church, helping with VBS, and assisting wherever there is a need.
One verse that means a lot to her is Micah 6:8, “He has shown you, O man, what is good: And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?”
She also references Psalm 61: 1-2: “Hear my cry, O God; Attend to my prayer. From the end of the earth I will cry to You, When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”
“’Faith, Family, Friends–God used these in my life during a difficult year of fighting cancer.” –Mrs. Whitmer
Mr. Mark Willett
Junior & High School Math & Science
Working at FCA since 1984
Mr. Willett and his wife of 34 years Lorraine Carlson Willett live in Dracut, MA. They have four children: Katie, Kristin, Kerriann, and Greg. They are also proud grandparents to Kaelyn, James, Avery, Logan, and J.J. In his spare time, Mr. Willett enjoys golf and gardening.
The Willetts attend Marsh Corner Community Church where Mr. Willett where he has been involved in the Jr. Church teaching ministry, occasionally teaching and helping.
Mr. Willett highlights Philippians 4:13 as meaningful scripture for him. “I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me.”