Who We Are
A dedicated committee serving our community.
Statement of Faith
The Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, buried; He descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick (living) and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy catholic (catholic with a lower-case c refers to the “universal” church which is comprised of all believers in JesusChrist); the communion of the saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.
Meet the Committee
Dr. Kerry Irish
Program Director, Bible Coordinator
Dr. Kerry Irish is a professor of American history at George Fox University, Oregons largest Christian University. He has taught there for 30 years and still teaches there part time. Last year, he and his wife moved to La Pine for eventual retirement. He believes the Lord has led him to help organize a Christian school. Gaining the support of many people in the home school community, and shaping the school to help serve that community, has been a major goal for many of those working on the project.
Vickie has recently retired. Prior to retirement, she worked for Shari's Management Corporation. During her time at Shari's, Vickie held several positions; but for the last 25 years she served as Vice President of Training and Human Resources. Vickie and her husband, Kerry, moved to La Pine in 2021 where they built a house and now live full-time. Vickie is enjoying retirement, especially having the time to volunteer in the community and work at being the “best grandma ever”.
Jennifer Dandy is a first-time homeschooling mom who recently moved to La Pine with her husband of 16 years (Abraham) and 11 year old son (Dylan). Jennifer has 15 years’ experience in manufacturing management as well as manufacturing production sales and technical support services. Jennifer has a passion for mentoring folks new to the workforce, helping prepare them for a professional environment and build confidence as a returning or first-time employee. In her spare time, Jennifer loves spending time with her furry and feathered family members as well as knitting and crocheting.
Nancy has been married to Keith Walton (Amazing Grace's Program Liaison) for 40 years. They have 2 adult children and three grandkids (ages 10, 7, & 3.) Keith & Nancy currently help with home schooling them. Nancy gave her heart to Jesus at age 17. She has been serving in the church since then in various ministries to adults, children and nursery. Nancy became an RN in 1987 and worked in medical, surgical and mental health. She owned her own business for 11 years serving DD adults in daycare and respite care in her adult foster home.
Keith retired from the Bureau of Land Management in Salem as a forester in 2015 and helped his Wife Nancy with her home-based business providing care for Developmentally Disabled Adults until moving to La Pine in September 2021. When his three grandkids (ages 3-10) moved at the same time, finding an alternative to public schools became a critical mission for the family. Rather than just praying and hoping for a solution, Keith offered to help in any way he can. He now serves as the liaison between Amazing Grace Home School Enrichment and High Lakes Christian Church.