Faculty & Staff

Upper Bucks Christian School Faculty and Staff

Scott Bergey

School Administrator
sbergey@upperbucks.org

Life Verse: John 10:14-15

Scott is a 1982 graduate of UBCS. He and his wife, Marie, live in Sellersville and have three grown children and six grandchildren. Scott has a Bible degree from Pensacola Christian College and Masters of Divinity from Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary. For 10 years, he served as the associate administrator for Calvary Baptist School in Lansdale; he re-joined the UBCS family as administrator in the summer of 2017.

Elisabeth Bell

MS English
ebell@upperbucks.org

Life Verse: I Corinthians 15:58

Elisabeth graduated from Grove City College with a bachelor’s degree in Secondary English Education. This will be her first year of teaching; she is excited to share her love of English with middle school students! Elisabeth lives in the Souderton area and enjoys hiking, running, camping, spending time with family and friends, playing piano, and reading.  She wholeheartedly affirms that Christian education means equipping students to be lights in the world, whether through their vocation or social circles; it means pursuing excellence for the glory of God and always doing your best (Col. 3:23). Elisabeth decided to go into this ministry because it provides a unique opportunity to partner with parents in the education of their child while teaching from a strong Biblical worldview.

Holly Boykin

Director of Donor Relations; STEM Coordinator; Librarian
hboykin@upperbucks.org

Life Verse: Jeremiah 29:13

Holly graduated from Lansdale School of Business and earned an undergraduate degree in Computer Applications Management. She began working at UBCS in 2015 and is excited to run the STEM and Library Division. Holly lives in the Quakertown area and enjoys spending time with her family, visiting the beach, fishing, reading, and watching her kids’ sporting events. Her favorite thing about UBCS is the opportunity to help students develop a love for reading, listening to her students excitedly tell her about their library books, and watching the sporting events at UBCS.

Lois Boykin

4th Grade Teacher
lboykin@upperbucks.org

Life Verse: Isaiah 43: 1-3a

Lois is an alumna of the first graduating class of UBCS! She began teaching 4th Grade at Upper Bucks after graduating with a BS in elementary education from Bob Jones University. She taught at UBCS for 25 years before having moved on to work for LifePath, a non-profit organization meeting the needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Lois lives in Quakertown with her husband, Olen, who is the music director at their church. She loves spending time with her three adult children and 6 grandchildren; she also enjoys cooking and baking, game nights, and watching and playing volleyball and is excited to re-join the UBCS family! Lois enjoys nurturing children to grow in wisdom, and in favor with God and man.

Elisabeth Buck

MS and HS Math Teacher
ebuck@upperbucks.org

Life Verse: John 15:5

Elisabeth graduated from Bob Jones University and earned a bachelor’s degree in Math Education and a master’s degree in English; she has been a part of the UBCS faculty for 6 years! Elisabeth lives in the Sellersville area and enjoys coaching and playing volleyball, horseback riding, reading, going to amusement parks, and playing in bands/orchestras. She enjoys teaching because she enjoys helping students to learn – not just about Math – but also about life skills and Christian living; she likes having the opportunity to impact their futures.

Eric Connors

Music Director; 7th/8th Grade Bible Teacher; HS Choir Teacher
econnors@bethelbc.org

Life Verse: Ephesians 1 and Romans 8

Eric is our Music Director and also serves as the Music Pastor at Bethel Baptist Church, working with the church’s music and leading worship services. He has been teaching for 25 years. Eric graduated from Bob Jones University with a bachelor’s degree in Piano and a master’s degree in Church Music. He lives in the Quakertown area with his wife and four children and enjoys brewing coffees and watching the Eagles. Eric enjoys teaching because he loves sharing his passions for the subjects he teaches. He likes the passages from Ephesians 1 and Romans 8 that highlight the grace of God in proposing to save people.

Abbye Crompton

Events Coordinator
acrompton@upperbucks.org

Life Verse: Philippians 4:8

Abbye graduated from Maranatha Baptist University with a bachelor’s degree in Humanities-Letters and went on to receive her license in Event Coordinating from Penn State; she has been in the office since the fall of 2017. Abbye lives in the Ottsville area with her husband and enjoys all types of outdoor activities and playing the piano and violin. She loves the working environment at UBCS and considers it a privilege to work alongside such a caring group of individuals.

Pam Duckworth

Finance Secretary; Transportation Secretary
pduckworth@upperbucks.org

Life Verse: Philippians 4:13

Pam is an alumna of UBCS and graduated from Bob Jones University with a bachelor’s in Office Administration in 2000. She lives in the Lansdale area and enjoys spending time with her family, especially her nieces and nephews. Pam is also a sports fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, Flyers and Phillies and enjoys watching them play. She enjoys seeing the students grow in their knowledge and love for God.

Stephen Duckworth

HS Science Teacher; Drama/School Play Director
sduckworth@upperbucks.org

Life Verse: Luke 5:28

Stephen graduated from Bob Jones University and earned a bachelor’s degree in Composite Science Education and has been teaching for 13 years. He lives in the Sellersville area with his wife and son (newest addition coming Fall 2020!) and enjoys playing video games and watching the Eagles, Phillies, and Flyers play. Stephen enjoys teaching because of the interaction with students.

Samantha Feenstra

5th Grade Teacher; TESOL Aide
sfeenstra@upperbucks.org

Life Verse: 1 John 3:18

Sam graduated from Messiah College with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a minor in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). She lives in the Easton area and enjoys spending time with family and friends. Samantha loves to be outside whether she is running, hiking, or playing sports. Her favorite sports to play include soccer and basketball. She also loves to travel and learn about other cultures around the world. Samantha enjoys teaching because she gets to help students discover their passions. She joined our faculty in the Fall 2019 and jumped right in with coaching MS Girls Soccer!

Kristin Feldman

Elementary Lead Teacher; 1st Grade Teacher
kfeldman@upperbucks.org

Life Verse: Galatians 2:20

Kristin graduated from Bob Jones University where she earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Elementary Education. She has been teaching for 16 years and lives in the Hatfield area. Kristin enjoys baking, reading, and spending time with family. She loves the enthusiasm and joy of students as they are learning to read and when the “light” comes on when they grasp new concepts. Having the privilege of teaching Biblical principles throughout all subject content is the best part of teaching at UBCS!

Elizabeth Harris

Kindergarten Teacher
eharris@upperbucks.org

Life Verse: Isaiah 43:2-3

Elizabeth graduated from Baptist Bible College with bachelor’s degrees in both Bible and Early Childhood Education and recently earned her Master’s of Education with a certificate as a reading specialist! She has been in the classroom for 9 years. Elizabeth lives in the Souderton area and enjoys being a piano teacher, visiting museums, and playing in the Quakertown band. She enjoys teaching for the purpose of preparing the next generation to serve and loves to see the joy on students’ faces when concepts connect in their mind.

Lori Kach

EL and MS Music Teacher; MS Choir Teacher
lkach@upperbucks.org

Life Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6

Lori graduated from Pensacola Christian College and earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Music Education. She has been teaching for 35 years. Lori lives in the Telford area and enjoys listening to and playing music as well as organizing. She loves to teach because she loves working with kids and showing them how to enjoy music.

Brett Keefer

Guidance Officer; MS and HS Lead Teacher; HS History Teacher, Bible Quizzing Teacher

bkeefer@upperbucks.org

Life Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:14-15

Brett graduated from Bob Jones University and earned a bachelor’s degree in Social Studies Education and a master’s of education in Teaching History. He has been teaching for 27 years. Brett lives in the Pennsburg area with his wife and enjoys sports, in particular motor sports, and traveling. He enjoys teaching for the purpose of assisting parents in fulfilling the Great Commission.

Jewelia Lee

3rd Grade Teacher

Life Verse: Philippians 1:21

Jewelia graduated from SUNY at Stony Brook with bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Several years later, she pursued teaching and graduated with a master’s degree in Christian Education from Westminster Theological Seminary. Jewelia has over 20 years teaching experience! She has served in various capacities in her home church, including Children’s Church Director and Camp Director. She lives in the North Wales area with her dog, Charlie. She loves teaching and serving the Lord in whatever capacity she can. She loves seeing how children are like sponges, soaking up whatever they can to further their walk with the Lord!

Patti McKeown

MS and HS English Teacher; MS Speech Teacher; Reading/Literature Teacher
pmckeown@upperbucks.org

Life Verse: Psalm 40:1-4

Patti graduated from Bob Jones University with a bachelor’s degree in English Education and master’s of education in Teaching English and has been teaching at UBCS for 35 years. Patti lives in the Sellersville area and enjoys gardening, watching football, and buying presents for her 13 nieces and nephews! Patti is humbled and thrilled to be a part of the process God uses to grow his children; she loves watching her students change as they grow.

Brenda Mogel

2nd Grade Teacher
bmogel@upperbucks.org

Life Verse: Romans 8:28, 38-39

Brenda graduated from Philadelphia Biblical University (now Cairn) with a bachelor’s degree in Bible and Elementary Education. She has been teaching for 27 years. Brenda lives in the Boyertown area with her husband and son and enjoys gardening, reading, watching baseball, and spending time in the mountains! Brenda loves teaching because she enjoys children and watching them learn and discover. It’s exciting for her to see them grow and mature academically and spiritually.

Krista Myers

Yearbook Advisor; K-12 Art Teacher; Advanced Arts Teacher; Rosetta Stone Coordinator
kmyers@upperbucks.org

Life Verse: Ecclesiastes 9:10a

Krista graduated from Bob Jones University and earned a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design and has been teaching for about 16 years. She lives in the Quakertown area with her husband and three children and enjoys creating new art pieces and being with her family. Krista enjoys teaching for the purpose of having the chance to make an impact for God and build relationships with the students. She enjoys seeing when students “get” the concept in class and use their creativity. It’s even more exciting to see them use their talents for Christ after they graduate! Krista genuinely enjoys the students and fully believes in them and their potential!

Tammy Reed

Guidance Counselor; Intermediate and Advanced Math Teacher 
treed@upperbucks.org

Life Verse: 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

Tammy graduated from Liberty University and earned a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics with a minor in Psychology. She has been teaching for 8 years. Tammy lives in the Sellersville area with her husband and children and enjoys spending time with her family, walking, game nights, collecting quotes, journaling, and scrapbooking. Teaching is actually a second career for Tammy; before having children, she spent over 10 years working in corporate America as an actuary in the life and health insurance industry. She transitioned over to teaching as her children entered school; she likes connecting with students and showing them how to think logically and develop problem solving skills that they can use in whatever vocation to which the Lord calls them.

Dawn Roberts

Athletic Director; PE Teacher; Personal Fitness Teacher
droberts@upperbucks.org

Life Verse: Psalm 91:4 and Isaiah 43:18-19

Dawn graduated from Bob Jones University with a bachelor’s degree in Health, Fitness, and Recreation. She has been teaching at Upper Bucks for 15 years and has been our Athletic Director since 2013. Dawn lives in the Coopersburg area with her husband and three children and enjoys spending any time outdoors. Dawn is a registered Class A PGA Professional; you can find her on the golf course training others from late Spring to early Fall! Dawn enjoys seeing students stay active and be healthy to live a life worthy of their calling to Christ. As a parent, Dawn says it is awesome to know that the teachers of her kids are encouraging them every day to love God and that they are able to help reinforce the Biblical principles taught in their home.

Josh Scheiderer

11th/12th Grade Bible Teacher
jscheiderer@bethelbc.org

Life Verse: Romans 12:11

Josh graduated from Bob Jones University and earned a bachelor’s degree in Bible, a master’s in Theology, and a Master’s of Divinity from Heart of America Theological Seminary. He has been teaching at UBCS since 2015 and is also the Assistant Pastor to Bethel Baptist Church. Josh and his wife, Christy, have been married since 1999 and have five children and two dogs. He and his family love to be outdoors as much as time allows; Josh also enjoys watching sports. Although he’s deep in Nittany Lion territory, he says he looks forward every fall to Ohio State Football, but he has wisely adopted the Eagles as his NFL team of choice. Josh loves to open up the Bible with his students to learn what it actually says and then thoughtfully reflect on how to apply Scripture to everyday situations.

John VanHolstyn

MS History Teacher; 6th Grade Teacher
jvanholstyn@upperbucks.org

Life Verse: Philippians 3:7-11

John graduated from Bob Jones University with a bachelor’s degree in Composite Social Studies Education and has been teaching for 8 years and coaching Varsity Soccer for 7 years. He lives in the Quakertown area with his wife and son and enjoys anything outdoors and sports-related, especially if it’s the Michigan State Spartans. John loves teaching and coaching because he knows that God has a unique plan for each one of his students and athletes and wants to encourage them to do their best in every aspect of life. He loves to build relationships with students, as he recognizes that relationships build into discipleship opportunities.

Ranay VanHolstyn

Administrative Assistant; School Secretary; Student Exchange Program Director
rvanholstyn@upperbucks.org

Life Verse: Isaiah 40:31

Ranay graduated from Bob Jones University with a degree in Family Ministries and has worked at UBCS for 8 years. She lives in the Quakertown area with her husband and son and enjoys spending time baking and cooking and doing odds and ends around her home. Ranay enjoys working at Upper Bucks for the interaction with the students and families; she has loved getting to know the sweet faces of the school family in a deeper way each year. Having grown up in a public school and not finding the Lord until college, she feels blessed to have the opportunity to be with Christian families and young people to influence and be influenced by them in her own walk of life.

Peter Warde

9th/10th Grade Bible Teacher
pwarde@bethelbc.org

Life Verse: Psalm 18:30

Peter graduated from Bob Jones University with both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Pastoral Studies. He has been working at UBCS for 9 years and is also the Youth Pastor at Bethel Baptist Church. Peter loves to read, go to museums, watch documentaries and all sorts of “nerdy” stuff; he also enjoys landscaping and woodworking. Peter loves working at UBCS because of the interaction with the students and the opportunity to invest in them

Tim Weaver

MS Science Teacher
tweaver@upperbucks.org

Life Verse: Proverbs 20:24

Tim graduated from Shippensburg University with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Science. He has 15 years of experience in education with his most recent experience teaching 6th-8th Grade Science, MS Computer, and HS Government and Economics at Faith Christian Academy in Sellersville. Tim also has worked in production environments from material handling to production manager positions. He lives in the Pennridge Community with his wife and son and enjoys reading, camping, fishing, and roasting coffee! Teaching has always been Tim’s life passion. When the opportunity presented itself in the Christian School environment, he felt led to take that passion and help in this important ministry to guide students into life-long learners. “What we teach is important, but who we teach is the reason we really enter this field,” Tim says. Having the opportunity to share his passion for learning with the students and growing with them in this academic adventure is why he’s here!

Erin Zwart

School Nurse; Health Teacher
ezwart@upperbucks.org

Life Verse: Psalm 84:11

Erin graduated from Pensecola Christian College with a BSN and moved onto Regis University to earn an MSN. In addition, she earned her CMSRN (Certified Med-Surg RN) a few years after; she has been actively employed in the nursing field for over 20 years. Erin lives in the Coopersburg area with her husband, Mark, and two boys, and enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, thrift shopping, reading, singing, and experiencing music! Both of her sisters, who live in Olympia, Washington, are professional musicians, so she soaks up any expertise from them she can get. Erin is thankful to God for leading her into her profession. Being an extension of God’s mercy to bodies and souls that are hurting is incredibly humbling and rewarding to Erin. She’s thankful and excited for the opportunity to minister to and care for the students at UBCS!