Faith Builders Academy (FBA)
Faith Builders Academy was started on a cold rainy day in Panera by two homeschool graduates with a love for God and children. TPA needed a children’s program for their annual convention, so we joined hands and put FBA into action. It is our desire to be examples of Christ and let His light shine as we serve together.
Faith Builders Academy (FBA), a ministry of the Teaching Parents Association, was created to show children the love of Christ, teach them The Truth, build their faith, and encourage their walk with God. FBA's mission is to be an extension of TPA's mission to homeschool families, to support homeschooling parents, to plant the seeds of salvation and build the faith of children.
HANNAH-GRACE GORMAN – Co-Director
Hannah is a 2014 homeschool graduate and was homeschooled her whole life. She is currently working on receiving her business and nursing degree and working full-time. She has been volunteering with TPA for 8 years and has been involved for 16 years all together. She has a heart for children and loves teaching others about the love of Christ and building them up in their faith. “Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.” – Colossians 3:16
CASSIE SCHANTZ – Co-Director
Cassie is a child at heart, so she loves everything about kids! She is a lively, animated, and enthusiastic young adult who has been helping with children’s ministries since before 2012. Since graduating high school, Cassie has kept herself busy working multiple jobs and dabbling in her many interests. She is passionate about living a life modeled after Christ, making people’s days, and all things horse! “We walk by faith, and not by sight.” -2 Corinthians 5:7
ANGIE BEESON – Materials Coordinator
Angie is passionate about many things, whether it's teaching, sports, or the outdoors. She loves life and adventures, learning new things, and being creative with her hands. She keeps busy balancing her many commitments and is currently working towards getting a degree for Elementary Education through Butler Community College. Angie has a deep love for people and wants God to bless others through her life and talents, using her as He sees fit.
JUSTIN BROWN – Communication Director
Justin has served as a part of the TPA Convention for 3 years. As a senior in high school, Justin is excited to serve TPA as God reveals and sharpens his gifts of administration and leadership. He is looking forward to the opportunity to reach children with the Gospel as a part of this new program.
“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needed not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” -2 Timothy 2:15
RYAN DUNN – Logistic Supervisor
I have been homeschooled my entire time in school except for my time at Wichita State University, which I graduated from in December 2016. TPA has always been a part of my homeschool experience. I was involved with Adventures in Character for 12 years and am excited to be helping with Faith Builders Academy. My prayer is that this program will be a tool of salvation for kids and their families.
IAN FLETCHER - Social Media Tech
Ian is an energetic and passionate individual. His desire is to help, encourage, and uplift those around him. He has been involved with the TPA children's program, in different capacities, for the past 7 years. This year, he will be helping with logistics, communications, and organization. Ian is both blessed and grateful to be involved with such an incredible ministry. He looks forward to this year and the opportunity to so readily share the gospel.
ANNA GORMAN – Curriculum Coordinator
Anna Gorman is a creative, people loving, fun person! She loves working with kids and sharing the love of God with them. She is currently working at Tanganyika Wildlife Park and loves her job! She is passionate about everything she does. She is taking classes at WATC and being sensitive to God’s leading in her life. Serving others is one of her favorite things to do.
CALEB NEU – Drama Director
Caleb Neu has been around TPA on and off since he was little. Caleb is very excited to start this new journey as Drama Director for FBA. He is a Trained vocalist, He even went out to LA and won some international competitions. He performed with Christian Youth Theater, then came back and taught some classes for them! He loves to act, sing and tap dance for the Lord. And he is very excited work with the drama group as they preform for the glory of God!