Meet Our Staff

Moises Amador

Canvassing Leader

Mr. Moises, leads the canvassing group. Encouraging them in spreading God's word, through literature, up and down the streets of Oklahoma City.

Daniel Anderson

Anais Anderson

Spanish Teacher

Mrs. Anderson, teaches Spanish in a way that the students can learn a new language and share the gospel through the new language.

Daniel Anderson

Construction Manager

Mr. Anderson directs the mission construction program, teaching them to use their talents in mission service.

Michael Baker


Adding up numbers, making sure every detail is correct, and representing Jesus to those who walk by his office, is just part of what Michael does on a daily basis.

Cynthia Brooks

Clifton Brooks

Aviation & Development

Mr. Brooks wears many hats, serving as flight instructor, vocational coordinator, and development director.

Cynthia Brooks

Girls' Dean

Mrs. Brooks is mother away from home for the girls in the dorm.

The Brooks have four children: Celeste, Carolina, Caleb, and Cyrus. Pictures with their dog Dixie.

Alice Day

Kent Day

Farm Manager

Mr. Day works to bring organic produce from the soil while at the same time planting seeds of industry and good work ethic in his student workers!

Alice Day

Farm Assistant

Mrs. Day loves working with her husband to produce beautiful vegetables and fruits on the Oklahoma Academy farm.

The Days have four children: Kisha, Angela, Jonathan, and Zachery.

Donna Dumar

Jean-Marie Dumar

Country Store Assistant

Originally from France, Mr. Dumar delights students and customers in the country store alike, with his authentic French accent.

Donna Dumar

English, French, and World History Teacher

Mrs. Dumar teaches French, English, and World History.

David Gonyea


Mr. Gonyea is kept busy keeping the vehicles serviced and running, maintaining the campus infrastructure is another of his responsibilities.

Claire Luz-Diaz Henderson

Choir Director and 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, and is the principal in the grade school.

Elder Jim and Donelda Hiner

Founders of Oklahoma Academy

Elder and Mrs. Hiner started Oklahoma Academy in 1981. Elder Hiner served as the president and principal for twenty years. His wife, Mrs. Hiner, faithfully kept the books until her recent retirement.

Brian Holland

Karen Holland

President, Principal, and Teacher

Mrs. Holland fills many needed positions here at Oklahoma Academy. She wears the hat of principal and teacher, along with teaching Health Class, Music Theory, Personal Finance, and Bell Choir.

Brian Holland

Lay Pastor and Teacher

Mr. Holland teaches Bible, Marriage and the Family, Cultural Geography, and American History.

The Hollands have been apart of the staff family since 1984.

Christian Hunte

Morgan Hunte

Cafeteria Director

Mrs. Hunte manages the cafeteria, preparing healthful meals and training her students in the art of food handling.

Christian Hunte

OA Publishing Director

Mr. Hunt heads up the design, publishing, and sales of the Study Bibles published by Oklahoma Academy Publishing.

Sharon iezzi

Country Store Manager

Miss Iezzi has brought her enthusiasm and entrepreneurial skills to the Country Store, expanding it's reach in the community.

Cara Jagitsch

Mark Jagitsch

Outreach Director and Grounds

Pastor Jagitsch keeps the grounds looking beautiful and also works with the students to organize outreach activities.

Cara Jagitsch

Cafeteria Assistant

Mrs. Jagitsch works hard to provide healthy and amazing tasting meals to the students, as she serves it with a cheerful smile.

Basanthi Thavamani

Solomon Lazar

Math and Chemistry Teacher

From figuring out the acceleration of his car in physics class, to teaching the students how to make bird houses in geometry class; Mr. Lazar teaches his math and science classes in a practical and fun way for the students to learn from.

Basanthi Thavamani

Grade School Teacher

Mrs. Lazar has her hands full, teaching six different grades in the elementary school, and mothering three of her own children Elga, Enoch, and Elijah.

Serenity O'Brien

Country Store Assistant

Serenity (class of 2021) assists Mrs. Iezzi in the Country Store as they seek to be a light in the community.

Emeline Schofield

Wes Schofield

Boys Dean

Mr. Schofield fulfills the role of Dad to the boys with good humor and fatherly direction.

Emeline Schofield


Mrs. Emeline works hard keeping the cafeteria supplied with bread, and provides baked goods for the Country Store. She also brings a motherly spirit to the boys dorm. The Schofield's have two sons Merrick and Andre.
Picture here with their son Andre.

Janyce Sendelbach


As she crunches numbers and keeps her eye on finances, Mrs. Sendelbach gives a cheerful greeting to all who pass by her office.

Pictured here with her husband, Pastor Larry Sendelbach.

Trey Shurley

Julie Shurley

Communications and Media

Mrs. Shurley, with the help of student workers, keeps up the OA website and social media, designs and edits the newsletters along with the yearbook. Teaching photography and videography, along with her son Cameron, is another of her many responsibilities.

Trey Shurley


Mr. Shurley teaches Anatomy and Physiology, World Literature, and Writing Workshop.

The Shurleys have three boys: Michael, Cameron, and Christopher.