Becky Evans - Co-Administrator
Mrs. Evans has been involved in DMFH since its inception in fall 2009 except for a 2½ year hiatus in 2011. Prior to 2009, she served for 12 years as head administrator of Solid Rock Enrichment Program as the ministry was previously called. Becky and her husband are veteran homeschoolers of 22½ years to their four boys, all graduates of this program. She and her husband are grandparents to four (and counting!) beautiful grandchildren. Becky has completed her lay biblical counseling training through her church. Upon completion of her internship she was involved in the Biblical Counseling Ministry team. Mrs. Evans loves spending time with her children and grandchildren, enjoys most recreational activities as well as reading and studying, travel, and get togethers with friends and family. "The book to read is not the one that thinks for you, but the one which makes you think. No book in the world equals the Bible for that." ~James McCosh, 11th President of Princeton University
Rachel Davis – Co-Administrator
Rachel Davis has been married for 24 years to her best friend Mark. They have 3 beautiful girls that they have homeschooled for 12 years. Rachel has been serving in children’s ministry on and off for the last 18 years. She loves teaching kids and helping them to develop their personal relationship with Jesus Christ. She has been a part of DMFH since 2007 and is returning for her 5th year as a Co-administrator. She is actively involved with several homeschool groups within the community and enjoys encouraging families in their personal homeschool journey. She believes it is a privilege and a blessing to be called to homeschool and loves every moment living life with her family.
Administration email: email@example.com
Kathy Anderson – Kindergarten and 1st Grade
This will be my 24th year of teaching for this program. My husband and I just celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. Our three children are now grown all living in Colorado. We have 3 grandchildren that are a great blessing and joy to us. We really enjoy the moments that we can share together as a family. I have also been involved with the AWANA program for 30 years. I am grateful and thankful that the Lord has given me a heart for children and children's ministries.
Diann Holmes - Chemistry Teacher
Diann, and her husband Cully, have finished 11 amazing and rewarding years homeschooling their three children, Cameron (19), Wesley (17) and Sierra (17), and are now watching with delight and awe as the three of them explore and relish all of the incredible opportunities that await them at their Public High School in Parker. The Holmes children have all been a part of DMFH from 1st through 8th grade and continue to look forward to any opportunities they may have to come back and share the joys of this amazing program. Diann has been an assistant teacher to Kathy Anderson in the Kindergarten and First grade classes for the past three years. She graduated Cum Laude, with a degree in Sociology, from the Colorado University of Colorado, Boulder, in 1987, and also has a strong college course background in Biology, Chemistry and several other physical and social sciences. Aside from her family, Diann's passions are in photography and nature, music, sewing and anything that is artistic.
Christ Smart – Creative Christina Smart - Writing
Mrs. Smart is a degreed, veteran homeschooler who has taught both privately and in enrichment programs for over 25 years. She was with DMFH from the time it began until last year when she took the year off. She and her husband homeschooled their three children. They now find their time busy with a forever puppy, a beagle named Marty. Following God’s direction, she continues serving the homeschool community by teaching at DMFH and CHESS. Teaching writing is one of her favorite subjects, and she loves making it fun for students! Although Chris has a lot of interests and hobbies, her favorite pastime is spoiling her grandchildren!
Janelle McCusker - Critical Thinking
Janelle and her husband of 20 years moved their family to Castle Rock in 2010. She has been homeschooling her three children for ten years. Their DMFH journey began in 2012 when her oldest was in 3rdgrade. In 2015, Janelle followed God’s leading and began facilitating the Mom’s Prayer Group that prays for the school every Friday morning. Now she is following God’s leading once more, to teach the kids she has been praying for!
Janelle grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada and graduated from University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. She worked in Construction Project Management until choosing to stay home with her children. She loves logic and math and is excited that her kids have finally started doing algebra! She enjoys traveling and experiencing new places and people. If she could go back to college, it would be to study anthropology from a Christian perspective.
Gisella Likens - 2nd grade
Gisella, and her husband, Michael have been living in Castle Rock for nearly 13 years and absolutely love it. They have been blessed with a son Elijah (11), who eagerly looks forward to his Friday’s at DMFH. Gisella graduated from Cal. State Long Beach with a degree in Chicano and Latino studies and earned her bilingual teaching credential for elementary school. She taught in a bilingual Mommy and Me preschool class and kindergarten. She and Michael have been serving together in children’s ministry for over 10 years and cherish their time with children. As a family, they love spending time together enjoying outdoor activities, playing board games and traveling.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 303-882-9563
Matt Hannigan – Biblical Apologetics
I accumulated a lot of professional experience working on some fascinating scientific projects in over 31 years in the aerospace industry, and another 4 years building high rises. As a Christian for 40 years, with a Bachelor of Science from CSU, and work toward a Master of Science at Regis University, as well as travel adventures in Israel and many other countries, I am eager to pass along my knowledge, life lessons and faith to students working to supplement their home school education.
Helping students think with a Christian worldview in all life situations and studies is one of my imperatives. There is only one truth. But there are many false and counter-biblical ideas that have crept into society and education. We must learn how to handle them whenever they are encountered, and take captive all thoughts to the Lord Jesus. Having a Christian perspective matters...in all of life's matters.
History, Science and Apologetics are subjects that I have an avid interest in, and for which I have accumulated many books, artifacts, and educational lessons. I am a rock and fossil hound who enjoys exploring and digging for the next find. I have enjoyed climbing around archaeological sites, scouring museums, and learning on a hands-on level. It is exciting to impart my passion and real world experience to DMFH students, while making the learning process personal, interesting and even fun.