Our Staff

Maranatha Christian School

Meet Our Team

Our team at Maranatha Christian School sets a goal to provide quality education in a Christ-centered environment. Each member of our team strives to EQUIP, SERVE, and IMPACT through Biblical thought and action. Our staff are very knowledgeable in their fields of study, but they also have a deep-rooted faith in Jesus Christ. Their faith is visible and life changing; they embody the fruits of the Spirit and provide such a positive impact on our culture. They don’t just talk about faith; they live it, and our students see it modeled and taught every day.

Dr. Dawn Kirven

Dr. Dawn Kirven- Principal

Dr. Kirven received a bachelor’s degree in music education in 1995 from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a full scholarship as a North Carolina Teaching Fellow. She also received a master’s degree in education from Southern Wesleyan University in 2007. After completing her internship at Maranatha Christian School and John W. Moore Intermediate School, she received her Principal license from Capella University in 2019 and a PhD in Educational Leadership and Administration from Capella University in 2021.

2022-2023 School Year

” I am very passionate about education and have a love for Maranatha Christian School as two of my daughters graduated with honors from MCS and went on to pursue degrees in teaching and the medical field. I am excited and humbled to be named principal of Maranatha Christian School and I look forward to serving the students, teachers, staff, and community of Florence.”

Leadership Team
Dr. Dawn Kirven

Dr. Dawn Kirven

Principal

Pastor, Lee Patrick

Pastor, Lee Patrick

Pastor & Senior Bible

Chad Reel

Chad Reel

Associate Pastor, Probability, Statistics

Jon Broughton

Jon Broughton

Middle & High School History

Kristy Hanna

Kristy Hanna

Childcare Director

Business Office Staff
Susanna Bazen

Susanna Bazen

School Secretary

Julie Patrick

Julie Patrick

First Church Secretary

Jamie Byars

Jamie Byars

Business Office & Accounting

Phyllis King

Phyllis King

Business Office & Accounting

Heather Poston

Heather Poston

Business Office & Payroll

Kristen Patrick

Kristen Patrick

Business Office Assistant

Childcare & Preschool Staff
Laurin Boyce

Laurin Boyce

Nursery & Toddler Caretaker

Sharon Stokes

Sharon Stokes

Nursery & Toddler Caretaker

Christina Gee

Christina Gee

Nursery Caretaker

Megan Streett

Megan Streett

Assistant Childcare Director & K2 Teacher

Stacy Brantley

Stacy Brantley

K2 Teacher

Marylyn Carter

Marylyn Carter

K3 Teacher

Charletta Rupert

Charletta Rupert

K4 Teacher

Diane OConner

Diane OConner

K4 Teacher

K5 – Elementary Faculty
Amy Barfield

Amy Barfield

K5 Teacher

Pauline Postlewaite

Pauline Postlewaite

1st Grade Teacher

Missy Reel

Missy Reel

2nd Grade Teacher & Associate Pastors Wife

Rhonda King

Rhonda King

3rd Grade Teacher

Lee Ann Sports

Lee Ann Sports

Elementary Supervisor & 4th Grade Teacher

Rebekah Chard

Rebekah Chard

5th Grade Teacher

Phoebie Heustess

Phoebie Heustess

6th Grade Teacher

Middle & High School Faculty
Christy Cook

Christy Cook

Middle & High School Bible, Spanish, & Career Counselor

Anna Conner

Anna Conner

7th Grade Bible & Science, K4-8th Grade Music Education & Piano Teacher

Karen Jeffords

Karen Jeffords

Middle & High School Algebra 1&2, Geometry, & Chemistry Teacher

Terry Simmons

Terry Simmons

High School Supervisor & Language Teacher

Coach Brad Patrick

Coach Brad Patrick

Athletics Director, Physical Education & Personal Finances

Scott Barfield

Scott Barfield

Physical Science, Biology & Chemistry Teacher

Electives & Performing Arts Faculty
Jessica Ray

Jessica Ray

Visual Arts, Librarian & Elementary Physical Education

Chef Doug Simmons

Chef Doug Simmons

Culinary Arts

Brandy DeFields

Brandy DeFields

Computer Technology Teacher

Regina Bazen

Regina Bazen

Home Economics & Dietary Services

Maranatha Christian School Staff
Natalie Rand

Natalie Rand

Dietary Services

Hannah Price

Hannah Price

Media Coordinator, After-school Care & Piano Teacher