Staff

Administrative Staff


Jed Culbertson

Headmaster

Mr. Culbertson is one of the founding members of Agape Christi. He has worked with youth in ministry and educational settings for over fifteen years, and has served as the headmaster of Agape Christi since 2013. He lives with his wife and six children in Savage, MN and attend Emmaus Road Reformed Church.


Marla Helseth

Staff Aide

Since joining the Agape Christi staff in 2015, Mrs. Helseth has practiced her passion for classical and Christian education by assisting teachers in many ways, most appreciably by serving as a key substitute teacher and prayer coordinator. She attends Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church with her husband Paul and two children.


Katie Kavanagh

Staff Aide

Mrs. Kavanagh joined Agape Christi in 2018. She has a B.A. from Patrick Henry College and has served in multiple classical and Christian schools.


Teaching Staff


Ellie Bradley

Third/Fourth Grade

Mrs. Bradley joined the teaching staff of Agape Christi in 2018 after her family enrolled and had a wonderful year at the school. She has a double B.A. from the University of Wisconsin and has worked to advance the cause of classical and Christian education. She and her husband Mike have five children and attend Christ Church Twin Cities.


Sarah Culbertson

Early Grammar Math / Grammatica Review

Mrs. Culbertson has taught in various roles at Agape Christi since 2013. She holds a B.S. from the University of South Alabama and desires to recover the richness of classical Christian education for the next generation. She and her husband Jed have six children attend Emmaus Road Reformed Church.


Tonidell Early

First/Second Grade

Ms. Early joined us for our first year. She has a B.S. from St. Paul Bible College and has over thirty years of classroom experience.


Chrissy Evans

Third/Fourth Grade

Mrs. Evans is a graduate of Hillsdale College, and is steeped in the culture of classical and Christian education. She has been a key member of our staff since our opening. She and her husband Jeff have five children and attend Christ Church Twin Cities.


Angie Hitterdal

Kindergarten

Mrs. Hitterdal has been with Agape Christi since our beginning. She has a B.A. from Gustavus Adolphus College and has taught for many years, not only in a classroom setting, but also as a ministry to women in BSF. She and her husband Tim have two daughters and attend Park Community Church.


Bryn Homuth

Logic Stage / P.E.

Mr. Homuth joined Agape Christi in 2018. He has an M.A. in English Literature from Kansas State University and enjoys writing poetry, playing tuba, cooking, and coaching tennis. He is thrilled and humbled at the opportunity to illuminate all subjects by the light of Christ and send well equipped, formidable minds into the world for God’s glory. He and his wife Jennifer have two children–a daughter and son and attend Christ Church Twin Cities. .


Shannon Huber

Art

Mrs. Huber joined Agape Christi in 2018. She has a B.A. from Bob Jones University and has experience in teaching art to all ages and leading a preschool classroom. She is married to Josh, who is an elder at Crystal Lake Baptist Church. They have one son.


Aleta Johnson

Early Grammar Spanish; Upper Elementary Math

Mrs. Johnson is a founding member of Agape Christi and has taught since 2013. She holds an M.A. and brings a level of wonder and excitement to the classroom that is rare to find. She and her husband Dave have three children and attend Christ Church Twin Cities.


Josie Lidberg

Music

Ms. Lidberg has experience teaching English in Taiwan, and continues to parlay her thirteen years of violin experience into music lessons across the area. She joined Agape Christi in 2015 and attends The Straitgate Church.


Andrew Preston

Logic Stage / Latin & Greek

Mr. Preston has a B.A. in theological studies from The Bethlehem College & Seminary. He has taught in classical and Christian schools in Kentucky and came to us in 2019. He and his wife live in Minneapolis and attend Restoration Anglican Church.


Jenny Rigney

Preschool

Mrs. Rigney joined the staff in 2016 with a deep love for preschool children. She is married to Joe, who is a pastor at Cities Church in Minneapolis. The Rigneys have three sons.


Julie Roer

Fifth/Sixth Grade

Ms. Roer joined Agape Christi in 2019 with the desire to teach children virtue grounded in the knowledge of Christ. She has a B.S. degree from Maranatha Baptist University and attends Eden Baptist Church.