Shay Arnold graduated from University of Houston at Clear Lake with a degree in Elementary Ed and has home schooled her 6 beautiful children for the last 23 years. She loves to teach, study God’s Word, sew, stamp, and be with her family. Shay graduated her last one several years ago, but continues to join us to help teach math.
Christian Davenport — I have been married for over 22 years to a loving, wonderfully supportive husband, and together we have three amazing boys. I graduated in 2000 from Tarleton State University and began my career as a teacher the following year. We became a full-time homeschooling family in 2012 and joined the F3 family in 2019, which has been such a blessing. We love sharing our lives, our love of Jesus, and the talents we have been given with others that have chosen the road less traveled. I look forward to another terrific year with my F3 family.
Lauren Duhon graduated from Baylor University in 2000 with a BFA in Studio Art. She taught art for three years in a private school, and then came home to homeschool her four children. She enjoys doing anything creative in her free time. She is new to Waco and F3, and is excited to share art with her students.
Juanita Jackson has been married to her husband, Sever Jackson, for 23 years. She has 2 adult children, 6 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren with 1 more on the way in September. She is the owner and operator of SJJ Logistics Mobile Drug and Alcohol Testing Services started in 2010. Her family are members of Hewitt Community Church where they are active in choir, nursing, children’s church, and greeters.
Sara Johnson (Co-Director) graduated from the University of North Texas with a B.S. in biology and a chemistry minor. She taught high school science in Denton ISD until her kids came along and has been homeschooling since 2011. She also helps with the youth group at her church in Oglesby. In her free time, she enjoys reading, sewing/quilting, and working outside in the garden.
My name is Shawna King. My full time job is being a wife and mother of five beautiful children. We have lived in the Waco area my whole life. I graduated in 2000 from Texas State Technical College for the Dental Assistant Program. I am passionate about painting, drawing and playing the piano (when there is time). I love being goofy and having fun. Teaching is fun for me because I am usually learning right along with the kids. I taught Zoology 2 last year and enjoyed it so much (probably more than the kids), and I cannot wait to join my F3 community again this year!
Peter and Kristie Kolb
Pastor Peter Kolb graduated from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis and has served as pastor
for over 20 years in Texas, Illinois, and Hong Kong. Currently he serves St. Mark Lutheran
Church in Waco. He and his wife, Kristie, have been blessed with children all of whom have
Kristie Kolb graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. She is thankful God gave her
the privilege to homeschool her children. She enjoys spending time with family, playing games,
reading, and gardening.
Pam Krumvieda — Our family lives between Hubbard and Coolidge on a ranch where we raise beef cattle and dairy goats. We are members of Salem Lutheran Church in Malone. I played soccer, learned to play the viola and sang to every song on the radio growing up. Today I still chase balls, play viola in church and sing constantly. I’ve been married since 1999 to the greatest man I have ever known and God blessed us with two children.
Priscilla Martinez (Co-Director) has been a homeschooling mother since 2004 and is a mother of six children. She joined Faith, Family, and Friends in 2013 and has taught consecutively for 7 years. Her subjects have included Astronomy, Grammar & Writing, Zoology, Anatomy and History. Her hope is to motivate and encourage children to love learning! On her free time she teaches REFIT.
Cecelia Massman — I graduated from MCC in Vocational Nursing in ‘02, married in ’03 and now have 6 wonderful children, 4 girls and 2 boys. I practiced nursing for 6 years off and on (between having babies) in geriatrics, obstetrics and psych settings until the birth of our 4th child. Currently we home school High school, elementary, primary and have a toddler. Our eldest daughter went to public school through 2nd grade and then has been homeschooled ever since. My husband and I are Commander of Awana children’s ministry for King of Glory church in Bellmead. Clint and I have been married for 13 years. Two years ago our family moved to Golinda where we now have room for animals, play and entertaining.
I am also an Independent Creative Partner for Initials-Inc. I very much enjoy getting together with friends and being silly (laughter is good medicine you know). More than anything else I am a daughter of the One True King making me a Princess. (That is the identity I want all my children and yours to take upon themselves.)
Mary Ellen Orewiler
Mary Ellen graduated in 2000 with a BS in nursing from Baylor University. She grew up as an MK in Nigeria and more recently served with her husband and 4 kids in Uganda and Thailand. She began homeschooling in 2010 prior to moving overseas and feels so blessed to have had this “extra” time with her now teenage children. Her interests include travel, books, musicals, and laughter & deep talks with family and good friends.
Sandra Paranuk — Hi! My family hails from the sweet little town of McGregor! We have served together in youth ministry and children’s missions. Our family has a love and passion for missionary work and have partnered in works and prayer with family/friends in Uganda, Indonesia, Romania and Sri Lanka. I homeschool our kiddos and now one of our 2 grand babies! My love for learning and being with my little family grows every day! I enjoy muddin’, music, fishing, camping and hiking, and have a dream of one day taking a photo at the top of Half Dome! I’m so excited to be a part of F3 since 2020 and look forward to what’s ahead! My motto is: Sometimes fear won’t go away, so do it afraid!
Lisa Sterner has been homeschooling for 20yrs. She is a mother of eight children. She also has two grandchildren. Lisa is currently working towards her PHD in Holistic medicine. She loves teaching, especially science, music, robotics, and coding. Her favorite things to do are crafting, sewing, playing the piano, and working out at the Y and REFIT. Lisa has a heart for children’s ministry. Her family enjoys ministering through black light puppetry and worship.
Kendra Thomas is a full-time Jesus lover, husband helper, childcare worker, sanitation specialist, and sibling arbitrator. She also teaches homeschool. Her favorite subjects are history, geography, and literature and teaches from a biblical perspective. Her favorite teaching tools are a Bible and an 1828 Noah Webster Dictionary. She taught her own children largely using the Principle Approach, a methodology that begins each subject with the word of God. She’s a Mom and a Mimi in a large family. She loves to read and to learn. She loves children (even her own!) and tries not to take herself or the craziness of home schooling too seriously.
Laura Vance graduated in 2001 from LeTourneau University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with a reading specialization. Before having kids, she was an elementary school teacher. Laura and her husband, Kevin, have been married 19 years and have four beautiful daughters. She has been homeschooling for ten years. The Vance family moved from the Dallas area to Waco in February of 2020. Laura enjoys hand-lettering, painting, reading, coffee drinking, and spending time with her family.