Academy of Hope logoTeaching students to stand on the authority of scripture to think critically, combat false ideas, and give evidence to the truth.

“ . . . Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth . . .” John 18:37

ABOUT OUR FACULTY


Carl Kerby

Carl Kerby

Instructor

Carl Kerby is the President and a founding board member of Reasons for Hope Inc., as well as an inspiring, motivating, and highly respected Christian speaker.

Juan Valdes, D. Min.

Juan Valdes, D. Min.

Instructor

Juan is the senior pastor of a Spanish-speaking congregation in Florida and has worked at a Christian school as both a chaplain and a teacher for more than 20 years.

Melody Rawlings, Ed.D.

Melody Rawlings, Ed.D.

Instructor

Dr. Melody Rawlings holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership and has taught leadership courses in higher education for over 10 years.

Sharon Almquist,  M.A. & M.L.S.

Sharon Almquist, M.A. & M.L.S.

Instructor

Sharon Almquist holds a B.A. in Music (Piano), M.A. in Music History, and an M.L.S. (Master of Library Science) from the University at Buffalo, NY.

Steven Rawlings, J.D.

Steven Rawlings, J.D.

Instructor

Dr. Rawlings has been a practicing attorney for over 25 years. He served on Law Review at Salmon P. Chase School of Law, and is twice published.