Faculty and Staff
Members of the Pen Bay Christian School faculty and staff have been selected on the basis of academic credentials, as well as their dedication to the goals of Christian education. All of our teachers are active members of a bible-believing church.
Renee Camber, Preschool
Renee has lived in the Midcoast area all her life.
She has worked in children’s ministry for more than thirty years. She has also accumulated many credit hours in early education studies and continues to expand her educational opportunities through online courses.
Renee’s favorite scripture that she clings to is Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Bailey Adolphsen, PreK Aide & Music
Bailey has lived in midcoast Maine her entire life and has worked with children for years through church children’s ministries and teaching piano lessons. During the week Bailey spends most of her time either working in the PBCS preschool classroom and teaching music to grades one through four, teaching piano privately through Bay Chamber Music School, or interning at the Knox Museum in Thomaston. She is also currently studying Commercial Music and History through Liberty University.
One of her favorite passages is Job 28. In this chapter Job is searching out where wisdom may be found, whether it can be mined like silver and gold or grown from the ground like wheat. “God understands the way to it (wisdom), and He knows its place…then He saw it and declared it; He established it, and searched it out. And He said to man, `Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.`” (Job 28:23, 27-28)
Sarah Robertson, K & Music
Sarah spent most of her growing up years in Wisconsin. Her dad is the pastor of a small church, and early on she learned the importance of music. Her parents invested in music lessons for her, and she took nine years of piano lessons and several years of voice lessons. She continued to take music lessons throughout her college years. She has also taught piano lessons in the past. God continues to give her opportunities to learn and stretches her in ways that cause her to grow in her walk with the Lord.
Music holds a special place in her heart as she enjoys it so much. Her desire is to teach the students the value of Godly music, different composers in history, and making a joyful noise unto the Lord.
“I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.” (Psalm 104:33)
Trudy Heanssler, 1st
Mrs. Heanssler earned her Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Pensacola Christian College in Pensacola, FL. She has taught at every level from K-8 as well as freshman science. She enjoys helping students to read and meet individual goals. Her love of teaching started in high school as she worked in the various ministries of her church.
Mrs. Heanssler previously taught at Temple Christian Academy in Ellsworth, ME. Her years at Temple were a blessing as she worked with students, parents, and staff. The Lord continues to bless as she serves Him at Pen Bay Christian School working with the students, parents, and staff. She is passionate about Christian education.
One of her favorite verses is “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all they ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Haily Chase, 2nd, 3rd & 4th
Miss Chase earned her Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education at the University of Maine at Farmington. She previously taught grades 1 and 2 at Calvary Chapel Christian School and Bangor Christian School. Christian education is important to her and she is grateful for the opportunity to teach at Pen Bay Christian School.
One of her favorite verses is “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
Beccy Chamberlain, 5th & 6th
Mrs. Chamberlain has been at Pen Bay Christian School since 1995. During that time she has taught grades 3 through 8; she is currently teaching grades 5 and 6. Before coming to Pen Bay, she taught at a Lutheran school in Illinois and at various Maine public schools, including Windsor, Monmouth, and Monhegan.
Her life verse is “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)
Karla Miller, 7th
Mrs. Miller earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Business Administration at Husson (College) University.
Mrs. Miller has over twenty years in education as a Business Manager, most recently at Regional School Unit 40 where she worked for seven years. She is now teaching 7th grade here at Pen Bay Christian School.
One of her favorite verses is “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.” (Galatians 5:22-26)
Becki Martz, 8th
Mrs. Martz earned her Bachelor of Arts in social sciences at the University of Maine.
Mrs. Martz previously taught at Hurricane Island Outward Bound School for twelve years and at South Hope Christian School for six years. She is now part of the teaching family at Pen Bay Christian School, where she enjoys teaching the middle school students.
Her favorite verse is “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.” (Colossians 3:23-24)
Becki Anderson, Admin Asst & Fundraising
Mrs. Anderson grew up locally and started her education right here at Pen Bay Christian School, where she attended both years of the preschool program. She and her husband have three daughters, all of whom attended PBCS for their early years of education.
Mrs. Anderson holds an accounting degree from Husson University. She enjoys her daily responsibilities in the office as well as coordinating fundraising and other tasks that help support the school. Mrs. Anderson started by volunteering for different duties, then began substituting in the different grade levels, worked as an aide for two of the classrooms, and now she enjoys greeting parents and students at the front office. She considers herself a lifelong learner and really appreciates the opportunity to learn from the children each day while working at the school.
The verse she holds closest to her heart is “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” (Philippians 4:6)
Hannah Adolphsen, Admin
Hannah earned her Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education at Clarks Summit University. She has an elementary principal certification through ACSI. Before coming to PBCS, she taught various grade levels and in a Resource Room.
It is a huge blessing to be part of the PBCS community, where her own children are students.
Her favorite verses are 2 Corinthians 5:19-20.
Ashley Dudley, Nurse
Ashley has been the school nurse at Pen Bay Christian School since 2016. She holds an associate’s degree in nursing from the University of Maine at Augusta, as well as a bachelor’s degree in biology from Husson University. She has worked as an acute care nurse in a hospital and as director of nursing in a long-term care facility. She also serves on the Maine State Board of Nursing.
Ashley loves children and has 15 years of experience serving in various capacities of children’s ministry, including teaching Sunday school and volunteering for Child Evangelism Fellowship of Maine. She and her husband, John, live in South Thomaston with their three sons: Ethan, Eli, and Easton.
Ashley is humbled and encouraged by the truth of Romans 5:8, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ dies for us.”
Ethan Troester, Phys Ed
Ethan has a passion for helping children learn life skills and build godly character. He has seen in his own life the value of physical hands on skills through his handyman work and outdoor adventure. Through use of games and activities he teaches foundational hands on skills needed to be successful in life and work. Since 2015 he has been working with Maine Ministry Outreach Center assisting local churches with their youth ministries. He enjoys the outdoors through many activities such as kayaking, biking, skiing, skating, hiking and camping.
“That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness.” (Colossians 1:10-11)
Miranda Jewett, Art
Miranda is from Liberty, Maine where she lives with her husband and their cat named Spurgeon. She has an Associates of Science degree in Human Services with a focus in Children and Family Mental Health Services. She loves her community in the Midcoast area and spends much of her time being outside in nature, or with one of the many art projects she is working on. She is glad to be a part of the pen Bay Christian School staff and loves working with all of her student artists.
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10)