Get to Know the Staff
Our ministry professionals are fully dedicated to coming alongside you and your family as you seek to follow God's call in your lives as parents and children.
Joel joined WCFS in August of 2017. Both he and his wife, Mikaela, were home schooled from K-12 in the Pacific Northwest. Joel received a Bachelor’s from Thomas Edison University, NJ and a law degree from Oak Brook College of Law, CA. Joel and Mikaela have three young children, Liam, Ada and Emilia and are active members of WCF Church. Joel is an aficionado of radio drama, and tries to always keep at least one audio book in his car and one real book on his nightstand. He also loves dogs, sings ballads, and devours ambrosia salad.
Part-Time Staff, Interns and Volunteers: The part-time office staff is made up of people who assist WCFS in a wide variety of ways, including audio and video production, the newsletter mailing, website development, and helping to manage certain WCFS events such as the workshops, the Family Leadership Conference and EXPO. Without the Part-Time Staff, Interns and Volunteers the School would not be able to function as smoothly or effectively.
Gary received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible with a minor in Christian Education from Washington Bible College in Lanham, Maryland. After college, he taught math and science in Christian junior and senior high schools for eight years. He also has ten years administrative experience in education and business. Through his research for home instruction, Gary acquired much paralegal experience. As part of graduate work, he developed the home instruction program for the Walkersville Christian Fellowship - the sponsoring church of WCFS. Gary enjoys carpentry and farming as family hobbies; all ten of his children were home-instructed. Gary has served as the Senior Pastor at Walkersville Christian Fellowship since 1980. He and his wife Sally have been married for 45 years.
With various years of experience and varying degrees of expertise, they seek to serve God, and you as a homeschool family.
Becky attended Juniata College, Shepherd College, and Shippensburg University where she received her Master's in Education. Besides being a help to her husband and raising two sons in the Lord, Becky taught and was later principal of a Christian school. She loves reading and shares with her husband the "hobby" of ministering to others in their home. Becky has served and encouraged homeschool moms to love their husbands and children for over 30 years.