Head of School
Bachelor's of Art in Elementary Education and a pending Master's of Organizational Leadership
With Grace since 2011
"I grew up in a Christian home and made the decision of faith when I was little. However, I would describe my relationship with the Lord as loyal. After high school, I soon found out that loyalty to God was not enough, and only when love is abounding can I really grow in my faith. I have seen my spiritual life grow as I made a decision to devote myself to the reading of scripture. The most exciting part of my job is to teach my students how to read their Bibles for themselves."
Mr. Most and his wife, Lydia, have three children - Naomi, Josiah, and Apollos. Aaron grew up in Colorado and loves snow. He is an avid backpacker and has climbed 14 of the 54--14,000 foot peaks in Colorado. His odd hobby includes wanting to learn more, especially in the field of science, and spend a big chunk of time reading the latest scientific studies and discoveries. (Okay, so his hobby helps him become a great science teacher so it's not SO weird.)
B.A. in Elementary Education
State & ACSI Certified
With Grace since 2013
"I don't remember life before Jesus, because I've been involved in the church my whole life. It was routine to me; something that was natural and easy. I accepted that He was Savior at a very young age, but I don't believe I accepted Him as MY Savior until my freshman year of college. The 'my' before Savior is what changed my life forever. My heart aches for His love and plan for my life. My favorite part of teaching at a Christian school is that I can teach my students the importance of the 'my' that I hope will change everything for them as well."
She enjoys any sport including running along with reading, writing, and spreading encouragement.
"God created us for growth. I believe that education allows us that ability to grow and strengthen the interests and talents we are given, by launching us into the chasm of endless possibility. Christian education allows us to work toward a future that matters: eternity. Learning is growing. Learning is stretching. No struggle, no growth. Know struggle, know growth."
Pastors at Grace Baptist Church
Pastor Ascher has a long relationship with Grace Christian Academy. He began his career as a teacher at Grace then after pastoring a couple of churches returned to Grace Baptist Church as an associate pastor. Pastor Ascher was the principal of Grace Baptist Academy from 2002 to 2007. In 2007, he became the senior pastor of Grace Baptist Church.
Pastor Ascher still enjoys teaching the 12th grade Bible class, which is an intense course in apologetics. He also has spiritual oversight of GCA.
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Outreach and Family Pastor
Pastor Chad Dalton is the Associate Pastor of Family and Outreach. Chad and his wife Stephanie (Sherman) are originally from Kankakee. They have four children, Riley, Megan, Natalie and Jackson. They are eager about the opportunity to minister to their home community once again.
Pastor Dalton attended Tennessee Temple University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pastoral Studies. He also graduated with a Master of Arts Degree in Israel Studies after studying in Israel for a year with Baptists for Israel. He is one course shy of a Master of Ministry from Baptist Bible Seminary in Clarks Summit, PA. Pastor Dalton has served as an Associate Pastor of Student Ministries and Outreach at Northfield Baptist Church in Ohio for ten years.
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Grace Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, nationality, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to GCA students. We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of our educational policies, admissions procedures, tuition assistance awards, athletic and other school administered programs. We do, however, reserve the right to deny admission to any individual who cannot benefit from enrollment based on past academic achievement, disqualifying disability, or whose personal life-style is not in harmony with the stated philosophy and purpose of Grace Christian Academy.