Four new teachers have joined the Iowa-Missouri Conference for the 2019-20 school year.
Julie Abrahamson is the new grades 3-6 teacher at Hillcrest Adventist School in St. Louis, Missouri. She taught at various Adventist schools in Iowa and Missouri from 1994-2017 and had previously served as teacher and/or principal at Hillcrest from 1998-2003. She and her husband, Kevin, most recently served in the Florida Conference before moving back to Missouri.
Joan Collins is the new principal and grades 3-6 teacher at Springfield Junior Academy in Springfield, Missouri. She served as a teacher and/or principal at Des Moines Adventist School in Des Moines, Iowa, and Westwood Junior Academy in Chesterfield, Missouri from 1996-2001. Joan retired from the Arizona Conference and moved to the Springfield, Missouri area. Once she arrived, she felt impressed to continue serving and accepted the position at Springfield.
Marian Kelch is the new principal and K-8 grades teacher at Muscatine Adventist School in Muscatine, Iowa. She and her late husband, Ray, previously served as a ministry couple at the Muscatine Church, and Marian taught at the school from 2011-2014. She, too, retired to the area and decided to continue serving as an educator once she arrived.
Victoria Tobing is the new grades 7-10 teacher at Springfield. She’s a California native but spent several summers in our conference as a member of our student literature evangelism team. Victoria is a 2016 graduate of Union College and most recently served as K-12 chaplain and academy religion teacher at Orangewood Academy in Garden Grove, California.