spacer spacer
Quick Links: Home - Programs & Instructors - Registration Form - Contact Us
spacer

Dance Program

The Dance Program at Trinity Arts Center includes Classical Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Modern, Hip-Hop, and Tap instruction for all ages and levels. In addition, we provide opportunities for our students, and the community at large, to particpate in professional dance intensives and workshops led by instructors from all over the country and world. Our dance faculty is listed below.

Amanda Burrow, Dance Instructor

Amanda Burrow Amanda Burrow began her training in Louisiana over 25 years ago. She has participated as a student member, then as a teacher participant, for the Louisiana Committee of the Cecchetti Council of America, studying under many masters of Classical Ballet. Amanda has been examined as a student and teacher candidate through her Professional Intermediate grade in the Cecchetti Method. Today she continues to carry the method to future generations by training more students and teachers in the southeast as a Licentiate Member of the Cecchetti Council of America. In recent years, Amanda has been honored to lead the dance ministry at her church home, Central Baptist Church.

After she and her husband relocated to Johnson City, Amanda taught on and off while they began their family, having two sons -- Kamden and Layton. However, in 2007, Layton was diagnosed with Leukemia and the Burrows moved to Memphis while he underwent treatment at St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Amanda removed herself from the dance community to immerse herself in caring for Layton. After 6 months, the family was able to return home to Johnson City with a healthy Layton in remission. Today the family enjoys praising God and sharing their story about the richness of the blessings they experienced through their journey with a child who had once battled for his life!

Forever changed by the journey that the Lord blessed their family with, Amanda and her husband felt led to work on nursing degrees. They are both in school at ETSU’s College of Nursing. Amanda is very excited about the opportunities to witness to others while providing nursing care. And while this new “adventure” in her life has brought different delights to her heart, greater still is her love of dance! Amanda continues to want to share her love and to give others the opportunity to experience the joy of dancing.

Brielle Rathbun, Hip-Hop Instructor

Brielle Rathbun Brielle Rathbun is the prtotypical triple-threat, excelling in dance, music, and theater with equal talent and passion. In addition to her own pursuits, as a professional dancer, choreographer, acter, and singer; Brielle has a great passion for inspiring her students to train with a professional mindset and push the bounderies of their own creativity and ability.

As a summer alumni of Boston Ballet, Walnut Hill School of the Arts, Big Muddy Dance Company, and Storling Dance Theatre; and a lifelong student of dance, music, and theatre at Trinity Arts Center, Brielle has had the opportunity to train with some of the best artists, educators, and choreographers in the country -- a fact easily noted through the diversity and excellence with which she approaches her own performance, teaching, and choreography.

As an instructor, Brielle loves seeing her students grow as dancers, but even more so, loves to see them find their "voice" in the arts and forming lifelong friendships as they becomeg a part of our little "family."

Brielle is proud to be one of the few urban dance teachers in our area, and is excited to contribute to the community through her urban dance company, SLAY. Brielle believes that Jesus is doing great things in Johnson City and that dance is one of the building blocks He is using to spread the Good News of the Gospel.

Jen Kintner, Modern Instructor

Jen Kintner Jen Kintner studies Modern, Jazz, Aerial and African dance techniques as well as Vinyasa Yoga. She performed professionally with Movita Dance Company in Kingston, NY, and Motion Collective Improvisational dance group in Bar Harbor, ME. She worked with choreographers Ford Evans, Keith Johnson, Andrea Pastorella, Judith Woodruff, Erin Law, Danah Bella, Cinnamon Halbert- Smith, and others. Jen has been a guest teacher at the Tennessee Association of Dance, Girls Preparatory School in Chattanooga, Central Ballet Studio in Greenville, TN, Grinnell College, and is the new director of Mountain Movers, the resident modern dance company at ETSU.

Jen holds a Masters degree in Pharmacology, and works as a Laboratory Coordinator in the Microbiology Department at Quillen College of Medicine. She teaches both academic and technique dance classes at ETSU, as well as weekly Vinyasa yoga classes at InnerSea Yoga studio in Johnson City. She is delighted to further her involvement with Trinity Arts Center by offering Modern Dance on Fridays this Fall. Come to class to laugh, learn, dig deep, and find new ways to defy gravity!

Molly Crofts, Ballet Instructor

Molly Crofts Molly Baker Crofts received her B.A. in Comparative Literature from Hunter College, N.Y., and holds a master's degree in Speech Language Pathology at ETSU. Molly has been recipient of ballet scholarships in San Francisco and New York under Yehuda Maor and Igal Perry, respectively. When Molly moved to the area in 2005, she was thrilled to join Mountain Movers, and has since become increasingly interested in modern movement. Molly has been involved at ETSU and at Trinity Arts Center, as a performer, instructor, and choreographer. She lives in Johnson City with her husband, Thomas, and two boys, Rex and August.

Mary Klug, Early Childhood Ballet Instructor

Mary Klug Mary Klug, known to many of you for her lead role of the prodigal daughter in our 2013 production of "The Prodigal", is part of the first generation of Trinity students to make the transition from student to teacher. She has studied under Tanya since the conception of Trinity Arts Center, and has performed in every dance performance that we have produced,including our musical theatre productions of The Music Man, Fiddler on the Roof, and Annie Junior.

Her training also includes two summers in Kansas CIty at The Culture House and Störling Dance Theatre, participation in Project Dance Atlanta, and examination and certification in Cecchetti levels 1-4. Mary is currently pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education, which she will put to good use as she works with our Pre-Ballet and Ballet Basics classes.

Mary is an amazing young woman, a beautiful dancer, and an encouraging teacher who we are thrilled to include as part of our early childhood dance program -- a very exciting and welcome part of the legacy that God is beginning at Trinity Arts Center.

Brooke Rathbun, Office Manager & Student Liason

Brooke Rathbun Brooke Rathbun, the eldest daughter of Jamin & Tanya Rathbun, has been involved at Trinity Arts Center since it's inception, training in ballet, jazz, modern, and contemporary dance for more than eleven years, and perfomring in more than thirty productions including her lead role as Mary in our 2011 production of God With us.

Brooke, a high school senior, joins Trinity Arts Center in three roles: teaching our Early Childhood dance classes, greeting and encouraging students in our lobby, and assisting parents (and her dad) at the front desk and on the phone. Her natural gifts -- service, encouragement, and hard work -- serve us (her parents), her students, and everyone at Trinity Arts Center very well. If you or your students have had the pleasure of interacting with her, you know this to be true. She's amazing!

Since stepping away from dance due to a back injury, Brooke spends her free time doing yoga, studying, babysitting, walking, singing, cooking, and traveling. In fact, she hopes to visit every continent before she begins college. If you have a good way to visit Antartica on mission trip (perhaps to a scientific research group or penguins), I'm sure she'd be interested.

Katie Wilburn, Modern Dance Instructor

Katie Wilburn Katie Wilburn graduated from East Tennessee State University in the spring of 2013. She has a BS in Human Services (Social work, Counseling, and Health Services) and a double minor in Dance & in Human Development and Learning. She studied classical ballet for twelve years with numerous schools, but most of her training took place at Central Ballet School and Theater under the instruction of Lori Ann Sparks. In college Katie had the opportunity to study Modern dance under the instruction of Jen Kintner, Cara Harker, Dana Bella, and many others. She danced with Mountain Movers Dance Company for two years and was very involved in the dance program at ETSU. Performing in three dance concerts during her time at ETSU. Katie started teaching at Trinity Arts Center in 2013.

Through college Katie learned that she loves understanding emotionally how different peoples needs and hurts need to be met. This caused her to explore how dance can help heal and really effect the way people are feeling. Causing them to find purpose in the creation praising their creator with the gift they were given. Katie hopes to use the gifts that God has given her to create a safe emotional environment where people see purpose, substance, love, and the face of Jesus.

Ballet Program

Our Ballet Program, although having its roots in several popular schools of instruction (Bourneville, Cecchetti, Vaganova, Royal Academy of Ballet), is based on an American style of ballet that combines the best of these classical forms with the beauty, passion, and fluid freedom of motion in modern American ballet. The result is a versatile style of ballet that offers a high level of training to students with a variety of body types, professional aspirations, and natural skill levels.

Traditional ballet schools offer the highest level of training to only the elite few whose body type or natural ability fit within their predetermined "style" of dance. In contrast, our program focuses on the potential of the individual dancer, allowing any participant, at any level, to rise to excellence in the art of ballet.

As with any art form, the true beauty is in the expression of the unique perspective of the individual.

This focus allows each dancer to achieve the highest level of success, both personally and professionally. In some cases, that is simply a lifelong enjoyment of dance. In others, as with several of Tanya's students, that means going on to respected ballet programs around the country, achieving the highest levels of commercial success.

Early Childhood
Pre Ballet & Ballet Basics

Our early childhood ballet program is specifically designed for children ages 3-6 years old. Although the basic class structure for both levels is essentially the same, the content for each class includes appropriate developmental skills for that specific age group.

Students will learn the basics of ballet class behavior. Boys and girls will be expected to take turns, follow and lead others, wait patiently, work well with fellow students, and have a joyful attitude. They will be trained in basic French terminology, balance and weight transfer, sequential movement, spatial relationships, and a variety of creative, expression, and energy exercises.

The early childhood ballet program will form a strong foundation that will help children excel in the higher levels of ballet instruction, as well as, in their other life and educational development and activities.

Materials: Pink tights with a black leotard (black skirt optional) and basic ballet shoes or socks.

Classical
Ballet 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, & Pointe

Our full ballet program is designed for students age 7 to adult and includes a minimum of two class hours per week. Students progress through a program designed to develop strong ballet technique, discipline, and personal character.

Each class consists of 60-90 minutes of barre, conditioning, center work, combinations, and across the floor movement, including pointe work for advanced students. French ballet terminology is emphasized throughout

New students will be placed pending an evaluation of their current ability. For a complete class syllabus, please contact Miss Tanya in person.

Materials: Pink tights with a black leotard. All classes require technique shoes. Pointe shoes will be required for classes that include pointe.

Jazz & Lyrical Program

The Jazz program at Trinity Arts Center is designed as a supplement to the classical ballet program. Class instruction consists of warm-ups, across the floor movement, combinations, and traditional patterns of sharp, smooth, free, and controlled movement.

All of our jazz classes are taught to "clean" contemporary music and emphasize modesty in attire, behavior, and movement.

As with ballet, the jazz program emphasizes healthy and creative individual expression through dance in a safe environment that supports a healthy and Biblical standard of modesty.

Jazz
Jazz 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, & Teen

The Jazz Program is designed for students age 7 to adult and includes one class hour per week. Each class consists of 45-60 minutes of group instruction designed to engage the students in the enjoyment of dance, while benefitting from the discipline, muscle control, and physical health of the activity.

Materials: Black jazz paints and leotard with black, split-sole jazz shoes.

Hip-Hop

Our hip-hop program is competitive with (and we think better than) any hip-hop program in our region, spanning five levels of instruction for all ages, without sacrificing our mission to honor God with our our bodies, movement, and attire in both the classroom and on stage.

Hip-Hop
Hip-Hop 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7

Our hip-hop classes are designed for ages 10 to adult and includes one class per week (usually complemented by core ballet and jazz classes). Each class consists of 45-60 minutes of group instruction with a high level of physicial activity. Students learn a variety of standard hip-hop movement and high-energy choreography set to an always current music playlist.

Materials: Baggy sweatpants, hip-hop shoes, t-shirts, hoodies, beanies, and any other swag that is appropriate.

Tap

Tap, being introduced to our students at two levels (elementary and teen), adds an energetic and rhythmic component to our dance repertoire, emphasizing good rhythm and overall musicality, both of which play an important role in all forms of dance.

Tap
Elemntary Tap & Teen Tap

Our tap classes are designed for ages 7 to adult and include one class per week (usually complemented by core ballet and jazz classes). Each class consists of 45-60 minutes of group instruction, learning a variety of standard tap steps and fun, energetic choreography.

Materials: Fitted dance pants (any color), and fitted t-shirts with black tap shoes (and style).

Modern

Modern Dance is a broad-reaching style of dance that uses grounding and catch-and-release movements (often tied to the floor and emphasized through breathing), to center oneself and one's movements. Most modern styles include a strong rhythmic, theatrical, and artistic component, that require a strong classical ballet background, while intentionally rejecting "classical" rules of dance, favoring freedom of movement and expression instead.

Modern
Modern 5/6

Our modern class is designed to introduce our younger teen dancers to a freedom of movement that they may not experience in early classical ballet training and teach them to be move comfortable loosening up and expressing themselves through dance. Our current class is designed for our level five and six students, and meets once per week (complemented by our core ballet and jazz classes). Classes run 45-60 minutes.

Materials: Black jazz pants or leggings with a black leotard and bare feet.




Music Program

The Music Program at Trinity Arts Center is designed to provide the highest quality instruction to students of any level.

As with all of our programs, we desire to build up and encourage the natural gifts and talents of each student, in order to find their own unique "place" in their family, church, community, and life.

Every instructor at Trinity Arts Center is committed to teach and model a Godly example of the arts to each student, and to help them develop a love of music and understand its role in expressing ourselves to each other and to God.

Jamin Rathbun, Owner & Executive Director
jamin@trinityartscenter.com

Jamin Rathbun Jamin, a proud husband of one and father of nine, directs the day to day business operations of Trinity Arts Center, the multi-disciplinary arts academy he founded in 2006; the Trinity Arts Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization focused on creating and supporting community-building arts and education programs; and his own marketing, design, and development consultant firm, which he has operated for the past 15 years.

Jamin studied Secondary Vocal Music Education at Northwest Missouri State University before leaving to write and tour with Hot Pink Turtle, the band he formed in 1989, which was subsequently signed to REX Records in 1993, recording two albums for that label, and an additional two compilation and tribute albums through Word Distributing, their parent company.

In addition to his early career as a touring songwriter, performer, and worship leader, Jamin is also an experienced speaker, creative director, consultant and business strategist, having led departments and development teams for a variety of advertising, marketing, design, and development companies including: MasterCard International, GE, CitiGroup, Chase, Oracle, Hagar, Icon Medialab, and Home Depot.

Above all of that, though, Jamin is a husband, a father, a worshipper, a creative, a problem solver, and an encourager who loves to walk in the woods, listen to water run, and look up into the sky.

Patty Booher, Piano Instructor

Patty Booher Patty Booher, a native of the Tri-Cities, lives in Johnson City, TN with her husband, Phil, and daughter, Jenna Marie. They are members of Avoca Christian Church in Bristol, TN, where Patty serves as an accompanist and the leader of their drama team.

Patty has played piano since third grade, adding the organ in her teens, when she began accompanying voice students at East Tennessee State University. She's also accompanied full orchestras and theatre productions such as The Sound of Music at the Eastman Employee Center and Virginia Intermont College.

Miss Patty's theatre credits include the role of Poison Ivy in Beauty & The Beast and as Eleanor in Four Tickets To Christmas at the Paramount Theatre. She has also appeared in The Music Man and the Bristol Passion Play in Viking Hall.

Patty's goal is for her students to love music for life, gaining self-confidence and a sense of accomplishment along the way.

Leona Tokutake, Violin Instructor

Leona Tokutake Leona was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan where her father -- "Dr. K" -- is one of the most sought after American-style guitarists.

Leona began playing classical violin at age four. She played in several orchestras in Japan during her teenage years. In 2002, she began a recording career in Tokyo, recording for television shows and Japanese Pop artists. Leona began learning Bluegrass and Old-Time fiddle in 2003. She studied at the Mark O'Conner fiddle camps in Nashville and San Diego over the past few years and has been able to learn styles and techniques from fiddlers such as Bobby Hicks, Vasser Clemens, Kenny Baker, and Tater Tate.

Leona received a B.S. degree from ETSU in early childhood education in 2009 and was the first international student to receive a minor in Bluegrass & Old-Time Music. Leona is also a guest performer for the American Bluegrass Masters Tour which includes such Bluegrass greats as Bobby Osborne, JD Crowe, Allison Brown, and the Lonesome River Band.

Rob Meier, Voice Instructor

Rob Meier Rob recently returned to Johnson City after eight years of living in sunny Melbourne, Florida with his wife Lori (a professor at ETSU) and their furry, feline children -- Millie & Indiana.

Rob grew up in southern Indiana and studied music at Milligan College. He has spent most of his professional life as a worship minister at Eau Gallie Christian Church in Florida and has led many choirs and worship bands. In addition, Rob has also taught voice and worship leadership at Florida Christian College.

These days, you'll find Rob serving in ministry at a Morristown congregation and enjoying teaching voice to all ages here at Trinity Arts Center. Rob loves to bake cookies, travel, and play in the snow.

Sarah Lester, Voice & Piano Instructor

Sarah Lester Sarah began her musical education at the age of four with classical piano instruction using the Suzuki method. At age nine, she was accepted into the MECCA East Tennessee Children’s Choir, where she participated until age fouteen, when she was chosen to form a classical acapella ensemble with a select group of students.

Through middle and high school, Sarah auditioned and was accepted into the American Kodaly Educator’s National Honors Choir four times. She continued to study voice and piano until age sixteen, when she began teaching her own piano students in her home studio. After graduation, Sarah joined Big Band Theory, a local jazz and swing band, as thei lead singer. Sarah joined Trinity Arts Center in 2011, teaching piano and voice lessons. She uses a variety of musical education styles including classical, traditional, jazz, pop, modern, and contemporary Christian.

Aaron Jackson, Guitar & Mandolin Instructor

Aaron Jackson Bio coming soon.

Barb Jeffress, Piano & Guitar Instructor

Barb Jeffress Barb and her family moved to East Tennessee in 2007 after many years of touring the world courtesy of the U.S. Army. She studied Education and French at Dartmouth College but for as long as she can remember, she has always spent her free time on creative and musical pursuits.

Barb began playing piano at the age of five, added the guitar as a teen, and later studied voice and violin as an adult. She has enjoyed singing and playing with worship teams and choirs, teaching kindergarten and French, leading drama workshops and most recently, directing youth productions at the Jonesborough Repertory Theatre. One of her greatest joys in life has been helping her own three kids and her students discover the rewards of musical and artistic expression. She and her two oldest children are active in the music ministry at Wesley Memorial Methodist Church in Johnson City.

Zach Ross, Guitar, Piano, Drums, & Voice Instructor

Zach Ross Zach attained his B.M. in vocal performance from ETSU in May 2014. At university, he was a member of the ETSU chorale, 10 Bucsworth and Greyscale vocal ensembles, and studied composition and piano with Dr. Maria Niederberger and Dr. Chih-Long Hu. He also was the pianist in the ETSU jazz ensemble and played guitar in the classical guitar ensemble.

Zach continues his work as a freelance composer, leads worship at Highlands Fellowship Church, and performs his original music throughout the region. In his instruction, Zach specializes in voice, guitar, piano, and percussion, teaching a variety of styles including jazz, classical, country, pop, and rock.

Miriah Hawkins, Piano Instructor

Miriah Hawkins Miriah Hawkins is a native of Kingsport, TN and has studied piano for the past ten years. In addition to teaching piano at Trinity Arts Center since 2013, Miriah has taught since her mid-teens in her home studio, and holds the position of pianist and accompanies at her home church, Bible Baptist.

Miriah is currently studying towards an Associate’s Diploma in Piano Pedagogy and a certification in Piano Performance and Music Theory through The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program. In the near future, she plans to study and implement aspects of the Suzuki Method and become an MTNA-certified teacher. In her free time, Miriah enjoys traveling, watching football, and finding cute coffee shops.

Rachel Strand, Guitar, Piano, Violin, & Voice Instructor

Rachel Strand Bio coming soon.

Melanie Poling, Piano Instructor

Melanie Poling Melanie Poling is a native of Johnson City, TN. She began piano lessons at the age of 8 with Dr. Sharon Rush. By 11th grade, she became a piano student of Dr. Donald Conflenti, who worked with her to achieve a piano scholarship from ETSU. There, she performed in the Honors recital as well as her own senior recital prior to graduation.

Melanie received a Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance from ETSU. During college, Melanie enjoyed taking guitar, voice and organ lessons as well as piano. She began teaching private piano lessons at the age of 20, and has continued teaching ever since. She has been the pianist for different churches in the area over the years, with most of her time spent at First Christian Church in Erwin.

Melanie and her husband Dean are members of First Christian Church, Johnson City. They enjoy spending their time hiking and traveling.

Michala Morris, Art & Piano Instructor

Michala Morris Bio coming soon.

Dalton Hall, Drum & Guitar Instructor

Dalton Hall Bio coming soon.


Art Program

The art program at Trinity Arts Center is designed to instruct students in the correct technique and methods for each individual medium using a variety of subject matter and materials.

At the same time, one of the unique strengths of our art instructors is their passion to strengthen the individual talents of and build self-confidence in each student.

As with all of our programs, we strive to balance excellent instruction and individual attention with the goal of using our talents and gifts to the glory of God.

Michala Morris, Art & Piano Instructor

Michala Morris Bio coming soon.

Christopher Allen Boyd, Art & Pottery Instructor

Christopher Allen Boyd Bio coming soon.


Theater Program

The Theater Program at Trinity Arts Center is designed to mature students, not only in their understanding of the art of theater, but also in their understanding of the role that expression, communication, and passion should play in their own life.

Initially, this is facilitated using games, exercises, improvisation, and interaction between students to develop both a comfort level with expressing themselves and an understanding of how that expression may be received by the listener.

Students, especially teens, can benefit a great deal from the non-verbal communication learned in Theater Class. It is a great way to build self-confidence and understand the important role that body position, voice inflection, and eye contact play in both private conversation and public speaking.

Eventually, students will participate in the Theater Company as they learn, rehearse, and perform for audiences in the Tri-Cities and Eastern Tennessee areas including topical skits for use in churches and youth camps in the area.

Annemarie Dugan, Guest Director

Annemarie Dugan Annemarie has broad experience performing and directing dramatic arts, holding a BFA in Musical Theater from Shorter College, and having served as Performing Arts Director at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly.

Her acting repertoire includes principal roles in The Sound of Music (Maria), Once Upon a Mattress (Winifred), Fiddler on the Roof, Quilters, The Crucible, Man of LaMancha, Under Milkwood, The Good Doctor, Cotton Patch Gospel and Godspell, among others. She has also performed operatic roles in The Telephone, Mendelssohn s Elijah, and Beethoven s Choral Fantasia. In 1989, Annemarie was honored to sing the National Anthem at the American Consulate in Jerusalem, Israel, where she served as an ambassador to the Jerusalem International YMCA.

Annemarie is also well seasoned in media, having held the position of Media and Public Relations Coordinator for the Christian Medical and Dental Associations in Bristol, Tennessee, and as an anchor/reporter for WKPT-TV in Kingsport, Tennessee. Annemarie also hosted television programs for TCI-Cable, ACN and CAT-TV. Annemarie currently manages media and events for Art to Heart Ministries, an organization that helps people encounter God through the world's great art.

She adores her husband Jeff, and their two young children, Laura and Brit. They are active members of Central Baptist Church in Johnson City, Tennessee, where Annemarie serves as a preschool worship leader.

Steve Davis, Guest Director

Steve Davis Steve Davis is a retired church music minister who has been training groups and individuals through classes and private lessons for forty-six years. He has produced many live shows including: The Bristol Passion Play, Four Tickets To Christmas, Annie, The Sound Of Music, Fiddler on The Roof, and The Music Man (the last four with Trinity Arts Center).

In addition to teaching and directing, Steve also sings, acts, dances, plays piano, conducts, and believes strongly in the benefits of spiritual and physical health (nutrition, sleep, massage) working together to produce quality in every area of people's lives.


Language Program

The Literature & Language Program at Trinity Arts Center encourages students to experience the passion and history contained in literature and to learn how to communicate their own perspective, or perhaps tell their own story, through the use of spoken and written language.

Literature and Language, like other art forms, provide the participants with an opportunity to experience life through the emotional, symbolic, moral, intellectual, or social "lens" of the culture, author, or artist being represented.

It is an opportunity to communicate, and keep a record of the collective work, learning, and experience of man through the use of language. Written and spoken letters, symbols, and words enable us to tell the story of individual men, communities, cultures, and of mankind.

MJ Light, American Sign Language Instuctor

MJ Light MJ Light is a nationally certified interpreter by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID). She is a homeschool graduate and holds two state titles for sign language song interpretation. She has been an instructor of American Sign Language (ASL) in corporate, civic, classroom and private settings.

While working within the Deaf community as an interpreter, it has been her great privilege to interpret for such artists and personalities as Senator John McCain, Dottie Rambo, Mark Lowry, LeAnn Rimes, Third Day, Josh McDowell, Gary Smalley, Salvador, Avalon, and Sesame Street Live. However, her most joyous encounter was with Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior.

MJ has felt a call into Deaf ministry for many years and feels abundantly blessed to serve as an interpreter both in her profession and in several local congregations.

American Sign Language

ASL 1 (Beginning)
Classroom instruction will focus on learning the basics of the American Sign Language as students progressively build vocabulary.

Materials: None.

ASL 2 (Intermediate)
Classroom instruction will focus on learning intermediate concepts of the American Sign Language as students progressively build vocabulary with an emphasis on being able to "read" sign in the classroom, on video, and in other settings.

Materials: None.

ASL 3 (Advanced)
Classroom instruction will focus on fluency in ASL, advanced vocabulary, and interaction with deaf members of our community and service projects.

Materials: None.