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Spiritual Support

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Mr. Heath Robertson

Spiritual Support Team Director

Heath Robertson received his B.A. in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute where he completed the Honors Program for Semitic Languages. He has completed his M.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies with an emphasis in exegetical studies at Western Seminary where he received the honors award for Old Testament exegesis. He is now pursuing his PhD in Divinity, researching in the field of systematic theology. He is certified by ACSI.

Heath finds great fulfillment in his roles as a teacher and Spiritual Support Director at Enlightium. He enjoys running 5Ks and 10Ks in his free time.

"Let all that pertains to you be done with love."
1 Corinthians 16:14

Danielle DePace

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Ms. Danielle DePace

High School Bible Study Coordinator

Ms. DePace graduated from Moody Bible Institute in Spokane, Washington and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. She is ACSI certified.

Ms. DePace has been teaching and tutoring since 2016. She discovered a passion for teaching elementary students through her experiences teaching English. She is devoted to helping her students grow in knowledge, understanding, and truth. As a teacher, Ms. DePace’s desire is to help her students love the Lord their God with all their mind.

"Then Jesus said to them all, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow Me.”

Luke 9:23

TJ Harris

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Mr. TJ Harris

Middle School Bible Study Coordinator

Mr. Harris earned his B.S. in Psychology from the University of Idaho and a Master of Divinity in Biblical Studies from Liberty University. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Bible Exposition at Liberty University Online. Mr. Harris is ACSI certified.

In his spare time, Mr. Harris likes to go on walks with his wife and two dogs, hike, read, and write. He is a baseball fanatic, but is most passionate about teaching people God’s word so that they might know God and seek to make Him known.

"Then Jesus said to his disciples, whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow Me.”

Luke 9:23

Andrey Karpov

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Mr. Andrey Karpov

Prayer Coordinator

Andrey received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a focus in Human Resources and Business Analytics from Eastern Washington University. Andrey has been with Enlightium since 2013 and is certified by ACSI.

He and his wife are enjoying the blessings and challenges of raising young children. In his free time, Andrey can be found learning new things and spending time outside with his family.

“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

Romans 12:1-2

Colten Lindberg
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Mr. Colten Lindberg

Worship & Prayer Support Coordinator

Mr. Lindberg received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies with an Interdisciplinary in Education from Moody Bible Institute in 2016. Mr. Lindberg is ACSI certified.

Mr. Lindberg has been with the Enlightium team since 2015 working first as a high school Bible and mathematics teacher. He now serves as the Student Mentor, working with a diverse group of students to help them reach their practical academic goals. Coordinating student support between teachers, counselors, and parents, Mr. Lindberg seeks to compassionately equip students to be independent and driven stewards of their education.

"Come to me, all you who are weary and heavy burdened, and I will give you rest."

Matthew 11:28

Catherine Machen

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Mrs. Catherine Machen

Support Member

Mrs. Machen has been serving in teaching ministries for several years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in biblical studies from Moody Bible Institute. She is ACSI certified.

God has given Mrs. Machen a deep love for scripture and a desire to help others grow in their understanding and love of God’s Word. Her prayer for herself and her students is that the Holy Spirit will cultivate the fruits of the spirit in their lives and continually transform them into the image of Christ.

Mrs. Machen joined Enlightium Academy in 2018. She enjoys building relationships with her students by teaching Bible, Health and P.E. electives.

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.”

Ephesians 2:8-9

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Mr. Turner Perkins

Support Member

Mr. Perkins has been studying and teaching the Bible since his freshman year at Moody Bible Institute, an interest that has become a deep passion. Whether in the context of theology, philosophy, Biblical studies, or through Biblical languages, Mr. Perkins is passionate about loving God through both academia and the mundane, everyday things of life.

Mr. Perkins holds his Bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies with an interdisciplinary in Biblical Languages. He is ACSI certified, and is studying at Talbot seminary to earn his Master’s in Classical Theology. Mr. Perkins loves helping students better understand the Bible in order to love God more deeply.

"And this is eternal life, that they know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent."

John 17:3

Nicolas Suk

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Mr. Nicholas Suk

Prayer Support

Mr. Suk earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Ambrose University in Calgary Alberta, Canada. He also holds a minor in Psychology, and he is currently pursuing a Master of Education degree from Grand Canyon University. Mr. Suk joined Enlightium in 2019 and was a Paraeducator for the Spokane School District prior to joining the Enlightium team. He is ACSI certified.

In his spare time, Mr. Suk enjoys spending time with his wife and going to the movies. They spend time at home together with their son and three cats.

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:9

Marina Ustimenko

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Mrs. Marina Ustimenko

Primary and Elementary School Bible Study Coordinator 

Ms. Ustimenko earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Whitworth University. She is state and ACSI certified. Prior to joining the Enlightium team, Ms. Ustimenko worked as a teacher in a private school and taught a wide range of classes there. She also volunteered at her local church as the Sunday School Coordinator for many years.

During her spare time, she and her husband enjoy traveling, hiking, reading, playing volleyball, and spending time with friends and family. She is ambitious and strives to encourage student enthusiasm for learning. She enjoys getting to know the primary school students and parents.

"Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans."

Proverbs 16:3

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