Meet Our Staff
Aviation & Development
Mr. Brooks wears many hats as he serves as flight instructor, vocational director, development director.
Mrs. Brooks is mother away from home for the girls in the dorm.
The Brooks have four children: Celeste, Carolina, Caleb, and Cyrus
Country Store Assistant
Mrs. Chiarenza assists Mrs. Iezzi in the Country Store as they seek to be a light in the community.
Mr. Cruttenden fulfills the role of Dad to the boys with good humor and fatherly direction.
Mrs. Cruttenden serves as the school librarian and study hall assistant, but just as important, she brings a mother's care to the boys' dorm.
Pictured here with their grandchildren, Chandler and Cheriss.
Mr. Day is working to bring good produce from the soil while at the same time planting seeds of industry and good work ethic in his student workers
Mrs. Day loves working with her husband to produce beautiful produce on the OA Farm.
Pictured with children: Kisha, Jonathan, Zachery, and Angela
Maintenance and Country Store
Originally from France, Mr. Dumar delights students and customers alike with his French accent.
Mrs. Dumar teaches French, English, and World History. The Dumars have two children. Pictured here is Jonathan.
Mr. Gonyea is kept busy keeping the vehicles serviced and running and maintaining the campus infrastructure.
Claire Luz-Diaz Henderson
Music Director, Teacher, Grade School Principal
Mrs. Henderson leads the choir and chorale, choosing music and designing programs that present saving truths through song. She also teaches voice lessons, music theory, and speech.
Elder Jim & Donelda Hiner
Founders of Oklahoma Academy
Elder & Mrs. Hiner started the academy in 1981. Elder Hiner served as the president and principal for 20 years. Mrs. Hiner faithfully kept the books until her recent retirement.
President of Oklahoma Academy
Mrs. Holland also teaches Bell Choir and Health and serves as the school nurse.
Pastor and Teacher
Mr. Holland teaches Bible, Marriage and the Family, Cultural Geography, and American History. The Hollands have been on the faculty since 1984.
Mrs. Hunte manages the cafeteria, preparing healthful meals and training her students in the art of food handling.
OA Publishing Director
Mr. Hunt heads up the design, publishing, and sales of the Academy Study Bible and the Mission Study Bible with EGW comments.
Country Store Manager
Miss Iezzi has brought her enthusiasm and entrepreneurial skills to the Country Store, expanding it's reach in the community.
Outreach Director and Grounds
Pastor Jagitsch keeps the grounds looking beautiful and also works with the students to organize outreach activities.
Mrs. Jagitsch helps Mrs. Hunte with the meals and greets the students with a cheerful smile as she serves lunch.
Business Office Manager and Vocational Coordinator
Mrs. Jenkins keeps up with the many tasks in the Missions Unlimited Business Office.
Topher Kyle has stepped in to fill a very important need as the bookkeeper. He brings cheer to the whole office with his singing while he works.
Math and Chemistry Teacher
Mr. Lazar teaches chemistry and algebra.
Elementary Teacher's Assistant
Mrs. Lazar is mother to Elga, Enoch, and Elijah and helps out in the elementary school.
Mrs. Miller brings her expertise to the bakery making delicious breads and pies for the students and the Country Store.
Registrar and Teacher
Mr. Paniagua sings in the choir, teaches in the math room, philosophizes in the lunch line, and does more than we know in the Registrar's office.
As she crunches numbers and keeps her eye on finances, Mrs. Sendelbach often gives a cheerful greeting to students passing by her office. Pictured here with her husband, Larry Sendelbach.
Communications and Media
Mrs. Shurley, with the help of student workers, keeps up the OA website and social media, does photography and videography, designs and edits the newsletters and the yearbook among other things.
Mr. Shurley teaches Anatomy and Physiology, World Literature, and Writing Workshop. The Shurleys have three boys - Cameron, Christopher, and Michael (plus one: Gogo Sinurat)