Beth states her testimony as follows: “I had the privilege of growing up in a Christian home where God was always a part of our lives. I gave my life to Christ at a young age and received the gift of salvation and was baptized. I recognize my covenant relationship with Christ as a daily walk of taking up my cross and following Him.”
Beth moved several times growing up, but lived in Ankeny for her elementary years and in Alleman for high school; graduating from North Polk High School. She graduated from Cedarville University with a 2-year Business Degree. Following college, she worked in several offices and also owned her own transcription business. She raised her two girls and was very involved in volunteering in many areas at ACA (weekly in the library and school board 5 years), church, elderly, refugees, and community. She has been married over 30 years to Mike. Her two married daughters graduated from ACA, and she has two young granddaughters.
Beth is a member of Christ Community Church. She has served for years on the children’s committee, taught young children, and has helped lead youth. Beth states that Christian education at ACA has made a difference for her family. She believes it is important that a place where children spend so much time lines up with home and church; having staff, faculty and coaches that love the Lord and pray for children is a gift. She says, “ACA has been a ministry I have had opportunity to be a part of since the second year of it existence. I have been involved and have served in many different aspects of the school, including the board, and feel I have insight and history to contribute. As an alumni parent, it gives me opportunity to continue to be involved and help ACA be the school God wants for the next generations.“