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Mission, Vision & Philosophy

The Family Ministries department exists as a way to minister to families as they navigate the many different roles required of parents in a University-Model School. Our vision is for Family Ministries to exist as the hub of a small town. We want to help families build and strengthen their communities at the school, provide avenues for families to connect, serve and pray, and walk with families through times of joy and sadness. Our vision is not to replace the church but to be a full extension of the body of Christ at school. Family Ministries department creates a safe space where parents’ needs are met by listening, sharing, and learning more about God’s role in their families, thus continuing to foster a school community rooted in faith and love.


Meet Our Team

Our Family Ministries team is made up of four key members, each serving our parents and community in a different capacity. As women who have served as co-teachers, they know what it looks and feels like to be in the thick of life in a University-Model® School. 

Meet Our Team


Looking for homeschooling strategies? Want to Uncover your child's learning style and find the fruit within the University-Model®? Family Mentor Ellen Schuknecht is available for one-on-one meetings to help you do just that! If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact Ellen.

Contact Ellen


Each month, we host three distinct gatherings for our parents. Fireside Chats, Coffee on the Grounds, Tea on the Patio provide parents the opportunity to connect with one another in a variety of settings. To view upcoming events, check out our Family Ministries Calendar.

FM Calendar

Meet Our Team

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    Christi Wilson

    Family Ministries Director
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    Ellen Schuknecht

    Family Mentor
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    Molly Ingram

    Traditions Coordinator
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    Ashley Hood

    Family Ministries Communication Coordinator
Family Ministries Programs

Upcoming Events