Abington Christian Academy is a board-run school. Board members are area leaders, pastors, and business professionals who have a passion for providing rigorous Christian education to families in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
The board may be contacted via email at: email@example.com
PASTOR JAMES COHEN
AA equivalency -- Bible -- Word of Life Bible Institute
AA equivalency -- Bible -- New Brunswick Bible Institute
Pastor James grew up in Brewster, New York, and has been pastoring since 2003--when he planted Wayside Bible Church in Holmes, New York. In 2009 he began pastoring Waverly Community Church and ministering with his wife, Jen, at Camp Timberledge in Beach Lake, Pennsylvania. While at Word of Life Bible Institute as a teenager, Pastor James heard a speaker preach on Joshua 24:14-15, in which Joshua called the people of Israel to choose whom they would serve. These verses became Pastor James's life verses, and they encourage him to strive to follow God the Father rather than any other gods.
Since becoming a board member in 2015, Pastor James has appreciated Abington Christian Academy's focus on classical Christian education. He's grateful that the school educates children and young people in the proven methods that were used to educate the parents and grandparents of his generation. Pastor James also notes that the teachers and staff at the academy create a joyful and cooperative spirit that make it "a great blessing" to be part of the school.
When Pastor James isn't at church or the school, you might see him at a playground with his four children, watching baseball, or out in the community meeting new people.
MRS. RACHAEL STOCK
M Ed - Curriculum and Instruction - University of Mary Hardin Baylor
MS - Human Resources - The University of Scranton
BS - Human Development - Cornell University
Mrs. Stock has over 10 years of combined experience in the education and Human Resources sectors. Mrs. Stock knows the benefits of classical education first hand, from both her own K-12 program that utilized the Classical Method and through watching her two children grow and learn at Abington Christian Academy.
As a military spouse, one of Rachael's favorite passages of scripture is Psalm 91. Mrs. Stock enjoys running, spending time outside in God's Creation, reading, and volunteering in the community. Rachael and her husband, Mitch, live in Clarks Summit and have two young children.
MS. LOUISE CATOR
12 years at ACA
Some coursework completed - Elementary Education, Special Education - Mansfield University
Ms. Cator capably cares for the many business-related details of the academy. She appreciates that at ACA all subjects are taught from the perspective that God has created all things and that education can reveal His handprint in all areas. Ms. Cator has worked a variety of jobs all over the United States. In addition to her position at the academy, Ms. Cator is secretary at Clarks Green Assembly of God. Her hobbies include gardening, reading, Bible study, music, woodworking, travel, and getting to know people. She lives in Uniondale with her sister and Manny the dog. She has a son, a daughter-in-law, a daughter, and a son-in-law. Ms. Cator's favorite Bible character is Jehosophat because he was committed to the Lord. "When he was faced with a problem, he displayed his need for the Lord with prayer and fasting. When he heard from the Lord, he obeyed, calling the people to obey with praise. God won the victory!"