meet our teachers & staff

Elementary Faculty

Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten
Mrs. Brey has been teaching since 1999, thirteen of those years at Tacoma Baptist. She and her husband, Bob, have two children who attend TBS. 
Email: [email protected]
First Grade
Mrs. Thornton has taught at Tacoma Baptist for 11 years.  She, her husband of 19 years, and their 3 children enjoy watching Marvel movies together.
Email: [email protected]
Second Grade
Mrs. Weaver loves teaching at TBS where her two children attend.  She and her husband, Tim, enjoy traveling to new places. 
Email: [email protected]
Third Grade
Mrs. Carroll enjoys reading, gardening, and riding horses.  She and her husband of 31 years have three grown children who all graduated from TBS. She has been teaching for 24 years.
Email: [email protected]
Fourth Grade
Mrs. Andrews has been part of the TBS family since 2002.  She and her husband have two young children.
Email: [email protected] 
Fifth Grade
Mrs. Downey has been teaching for 20 years and is an alumna of TBS.  She and her husband have one son who attends TBS. She loves beaches, river rafting, hiking, snow skiing, and kayaking.
Email: [email protected]

Middle School Faculty

6th through 8th Grade English
Mrs. Madadi is a TBS alumna.  She and her new husband enjoy biking and attending concerts.  She is currently in her 3rd year of teaching at Tacoma Baptist. 
Email: [email protected]
6th through 8th Grade Math
Mrs. Brooks in in her 18th year of teaching at Tacoma Baptist.  She and her husband, Mike, have been married for 25 years and have three adult daughters.  Her daughters are all alumni of Tacoma Baptist.
Email: [email protected]
6th Grade History & Science
Mrs. Tiginyanu is in her 8th year of teaching.  She enjoys reading with her kids, playing board games with her family, as well as going hiking.  She is married with two children who are currently attending TBS.  She also enjoys listening to a good joke!
Email: [email protected]
7th & 8th Grade History; MS Leadership
Mrs. Soyring has been teaching for 15 years.  She and her husband, Courtney, have one son who is a student at Tacoma Baptist. In her spare time she enjoys being a member of the Sonoro Choral Society.
Email: [email protected]
7th Grade Science; HS Biology & Algebra
Mrs. Duke
Email: [email protected]
6th & 8th Grade Bible
Mr. Lundy is married to his high school sweetheart and they have three children, two currently attending TBS.  He loves to spend time with his kids as well as participate in Judo and weightlifting.
Email: [email protected]

High School Faculty

High School Bible
Mr. Richey has been teaching at Tacoma Baptist for 5 years.  He and his wife, Lisa, have three young children. One of his favorite activities is having conversations on Theology.
Email: [email protected]
High School Science
Mr. Ludwig is in his first year of teaching at TBS. He and his wife, Laura, have been married for 6 years.  They have two dogs.  In his spare time he loves to read, hike, and build Legos.  
Email: [email protected]
High School English & Drama
Ms. Jennings is a TBS Alumna.  She has been teaching drama for 15+ years. She enjoys spending time with her  4 children, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, and  grandson.
Email: [email protected]
High School History
Mr. Andersen has been teaching at Tacoma Baptist  for over 42 years. He and his wife, Ruth, have three children who graduated from TBS.  Playing golf, gardening, and reading are what he does  in his spare time. 
Email: [email protected]
MS & HS Computer Sciences; IT Director
Mr. Sandefur enjoys rock climbing and backpacking.  He has been at TBS for 3 years.  He and his wife have 3 children; only one of whom is still living at home.
Email: [email protected]
High School Math & 8th Grade Science
Ms. Zeitler is an alumna of TBS.  She loves playing and coaching basketball, hiking and being outside, serving, and traveling to new places in her spare time. 
Email: [email protected]
High School English
Mr. Omli has been passionately teaching his students not only how to write, but to expand their depth of thought for 35 years. He and his wife, Diane, have adult twin daughters.  
Email: [email protected]
ELL Bible & International Student Director
Mrs. Jackson has been married to her husband, Bill, for 38 years.  They have 9 children, 6 daughters-in-law, and 7 grandchildren.  She is passionate about helping our international students grow as individuals through all their experiences at Tacoma Baptist.
Email: [email protected]
HS Advanced math
Mr. Hong has been teaching at TBS for 4 years.  He and his wife have two daughters.  In his spare time he enjoys playing tennis and running.
Email: [email protected]
9th Grade Health & PE
Mr. Lundy is married to his high school sweetheart and they have three children, two currently attending TBS.  He loves to spend time with his kids as well as participate in Judo and weightlifting.
Email: [email protected]
HS /MS Worship Arts & 7th Grade Bible
Mr. Barnes and his wife have 5 children.  Four of them are currently attending TBS.  He enjoys hiking, running, and reading. He has been teaching for 18 years.
Email: [email protected]
High School Spanish
Mrs. Norman loves to spend time with her husband, Karel, and their three children.  She has been teaching for 10 years.  She also has a passion for playing and coaching volleyball.
Email: [email protected]
PreK through 12th Grade Art
Mr. Jackson is married to Mrs. Jackson who also works at TBS. He has worked at TBS a total of 13 years. In his spare time he enjoys trap shooting, book club, and spending time with family.
Email: [email protected]
High School American Sign Language
Mrs. Van Liew has been teaching for over 15 years.  She and her husband, Chris, have 4 children, one an alumna of TBS and three currently attending. Their family enjoys spending time as a family hiking outdoors.
Email: [email protected]
1st -12th Grade Instructional Support Center
Mrs. Atwood
Email: [email protected]

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- Current TBS 3rd Grader

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- Current TBS parent

Administration & Support Staff

Head of Schools
Mr. McCain has been at TBS for 5 years.  He and his wife, Shelly, have been married 27 years and have 4 children - two TBS grads, and two currently attending.  He enjoys remodeling his home and cheering on the Oklahoma Sooners.
Email: Contact Teena Jones [email protected]
Academic Dean
Mrs. Baker loves to use creative interactive teaching with using each students unique strengths.  She and her husband, Jeremiah, have been married almost 15 years and have 3 children that currently attend Tacoma Baptist.
Email: [email protected]
Elementary Principal
Mrs. Peterson and her husband of 23 years have 3 children.  All five of them are TBS grads (well, almost!).  She loves to read and play games with her family.  Her passion is for all our students to grow in their understanding of who God is and His love for each of us.
Email: [email protected] 
Development Director
Mrs. Rush has been married to the love of her life for 13 years, has 3 boys and is a graduate from the University of North Carolina. She loves meeting new people and enjoys traveling.
Email: [email protected]
Athletic Director
Mrs. Wing spends her spare time working out, reading, enjoying family time, and scrapbooking.  She is married to Tracy, who is retired from the military after 20 years of service.  They have two boys who are currently attending Tacoma Baptist.
Email: [email protected] 
Campus Life Director
Mr. Barnes and his wife have 5 children.  Four of them are currently attending TBS.  He enjoys hiking, running, and reading. He loves to push kids to ask good questions and then find their answers in the Bible.
Email: [email protected]
Admissions & Marketing Director
Ms. Taylor is a TBS alumna. She has 4 children, 3 of whom are also TBS grads. In her free time she enjoys cooking, traveling, reading, and spending time with her 3 grandchildren. She enjoys helping families discover where God is leading them.
Email: [email protected] 
High School Guidance Counselor
Ms. Kitselman, as well as one of her children, are alumni of TBS. She has two children still attending Tacoma Baptist.  In her spare time she loves to spend time with her family, attend her kids sporting events, and visit new places. 
Email: [email protected]
Finance Manger
Mrs. Gass and her husband, David, are retired missionaries.  They have two children, one TBS grad and one who is currently attending. She enjoys cooking and spending time with friends and family as well as encouraging all the families she comes in contact with to use God’s Word as their filter for truth. 
Email: [email protected] 
Assistant Bookkeeper
Mrs. Kelly and her husband have been married since 2010 and have two young boys, both students here at TBS.  She loves to watch movies and spend time with her family in her free time.  
Email: [email protected]
Assistant to Head of School & MS/HS Office
Mrs. Jones has been married to her husband Bill for 23 years.  They have two children, one who is currently attending TBS.  In her spare time, she likes to exercise and spend time with family.
Email: [email protected] 
Elementary Office Coordinator
Mrs. Foster and her husband, Brian, met at TBS and have been married for 19 years.  They are both TBS Alumni and have two children who are currently attending Tacoma Baptist.  She enjoys reading, drinking coffee and cheering for the Seahawks.
Email: [email protected]
Student Center Supervisor
Mrs. Brotherton and her husband have been married for 12 years.  They have two children currently attending TBS.  She has been at TBS for 4 years and enjoys scrapbooking, camping, and reading in her spare time.
Email: [email protected] 
Admissions & Marketing Assistant
Mrs. Reinmuth in an alumna of Tacoma Baptist.  She and her husband of 20 years, Jeff, have three children currently attending TBS.  She  enjoys knitting, watching sports, and spending time with her family relaxing on the Oregon Coast.
Email: [email protected]
Transportation & Maintenance Supervisor
Mr. Beavers
Email: [email protected] 
International Student Director
Mrs. Jackson has been married to her husband, Bill, for 38 years.  They have 9 children, 6 daughters-in-law, and 7 grandchildren.  She is passionate about helping our international students grow as individuals through all their experiences at Tacoma Baptist.
Email: [email protected]
Before & After School Care Supervisor
Mrs. Menchaca and her husband have been married 8 years. They have two small children. She enjoys baking, cake decorating and cooking as well as spending time with her family. 
Email:  
Athletics Assistant
Mrs. Hayes has been a part of Tacoma Baptist for 2 years.  She and her husband, Todd, have two children who are currently attending TBS.  She loves interacting with the students and helping to make things run smoothly.
Email: [email protected]