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 seven children in Savage, MN and attend Emmaus Road Reformed Church.


Sarah Culbertson

Office Manager

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 seven children and attend Emmaus Road Reformed Church.


Aaron Downs

Greek

Mr. Downs joined Agape Christi in 2020 with the desire to help students learn Greek and love the New Testament. He received a Th.M. from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Biblical Theology. He serves as an elder at Crystal Lake Baptist Church. He is married to Kate and together they enjoy drinking coffee, reading, and hiking with their dog, Harper Lee. 


Tonidell Early

First/Second Grade

Miss 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

Lower School Math and Latin

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.


Kara Hanson

Preschool

Mrs. Hanson is excited to come alongside parents in teaching their children to fear and love the Lord at Agape Christi. She has a B.S. in Communication Disorders from Minnesota State University, Mankato. She has five years experience as a homeschool teacher and a special interest in children’s literature. She enjoys home-keeping, reading, camping & hiking. She and her husband Nick have four children and attend Grace Community Bible Church in Lakeville. 


Seth Hedman

Omnibus and Physical Education

Mr. Hedman is joining Agape for the first time in 2020. He holds a B.A. from Drake University in Law, Politics, and Society with a minor in Philosophy. He is passionate about prayer, teaching, the liberal arts, church history, and the intersection of faith and fitness. He and his wife Jodie moved to Minneapolis in 2019 as Ministry Residents at Church of the Cross in Hopkins with the goal of returning to Iowa as church planters. He is currently pursuing an M.A. in Theological Studies with an Anglican Specialization as Asbury Theological Seminary. 


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.


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

Fifth/Sixth/Seventh Grade

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 three children and attend Westwood Community Church.


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

Lower School Spanish and 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.


Rory Martin

Greek

Mr. Martin is the pastor of Liberty Baptist Church and lives with his family in Eden Prairie.


Kayla Rigney

Music


Julie Roer

3rd/4th Grade

Miss 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.


Kelina Toney

1-6 Science

Mrs. Toney is joining Agape’s staff this year. She holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Northwestern and brings into the science classroom a passion for all of God’s creation. She and her husband Brett have four children and live in New Hope. Her husband is the planting pastor at Westview Church.