FCS Teacher, Paula Shinkle, travels to Kenya for missions
She stood away from the other children when Maria, Kristin, Emily and Paula noticed her on the other side of the fence. They knew right away she wasn’t one of the lucky ones who had someone able to pay for her to attend school. They also knew there was more than a fence that separated her from the others....
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As she strolled down an elementary school hallway in Nashville, Catherine Strode Parks (Class of 2001), stopped to read a display of fourth grade essays about what they hoped to be when they grew up. Some of the most common aspirations included superheroes, professional athletes, movie stars, and a number of students wanted to become You-Tube stars. Catherine couldn’t help but notice the common...
Jamie Williams and Susannah McAvinney (both Class of 2003) were each raised by parents who lived out their faith in tangible ways and were committed to a quality Christian education for their children. Susannah’s mom taught at FCS, and while it wasn’t always easy to pay tuition for four daughters, Susannah vividly remembers her parents living out their commitment, even when it...
“Taking the lady to labor and delivery was one of the more nerve-wracking moments,” Amaya recalled. “She came in ready to have her baby and kept yelling that the baby was coming. My supervisor asked me to get her to labor and delivery, and as I pushed her wheelchair, "I was praying the whole time in the elevator that her...
In 2007, Marie clearly remembers one of the most difficult times in her life. Her husband, Russell, was in the ICU. Marie Stanley was torn, not wanting to leave her husband’s side, yet also needing to be in two other places: her sister-in-law’s funeral and her grandchild’s first birthday. It could have been a real dilemma were it not for...