Please join Pastor Steve Hohm and DCS in welcoming Jackie Lane to her new role as the Decatur Christian School Elementary Principal. Jackie began teaching at DCS in the fall of 2016. She was the Pre-K3 head teacher in the mornings, and taught Kindergarten in the afternoons. In 2019, Jackie became our full-time Kindergarten teacher.
She is an active member of her church, and over time has been a teacher, a worship team member, assisted in Upwards Basketball, and a church board member.
Jackie is currently working on her Bachelor of Education degree through Millikin University. She has also attended Anderson University and Richland Community College.
Jackie is married to Joshua, and they recently celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary. Jackie and Joshua have four children ranging in ages from 6 to 15 years old. Jackie and her family reside in Maroa.
Jackie comments “I’m honored to be a part of the leadership team that will help train up godly leaders at DCS. I’m so excited to see what this adventure holds.”
Please join Pastor Steve Hohm and DCS in congratulating James Reynolds as he becomes our new Decatur Christian School Middle School Principal. Jim began teaching at DCS in the fall of 2007. Over the years he has taught 12th grade Bible, Accounting, Entrepreneurship (Blü Brew), Economics, Political Science, Consumer Education, Math 6, Pre-Algebra, and 6th grade Bible. Jim also served as Finance Director from 2018-2021.
Jim has taught Accounting classes at Richland Community College. He is retired from serving as budget director for the Department for Local Government for the State of Kentucky. He is an active member of his church, and has helped in community outreach programs and communion service team.
Jim holds a B.A. in Accounting from Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky.
Jim is married to Mary Kay and they have three children and three grandchildren.
“I truly love the students at DCS and love investing in them for discipleship, learning and education. I believe in the mission and purpose of Decatur Christian to educate the mind, impact the heart, and change the world.”
The students in our robotics program are positively affected every day as they learn to design and program under our teacher Joseph Braun. ADM Cares is a program that invests funds in educational STEM efforts. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The combination of these disciplines with actual physical projects and challenges is an invitation for students into worlds of creativity and problem solving. Teamwork is another strong feature of the robotics program.
Each year students around the globe gather at their school flag pole to pray for God’s blessing and guidance in the world. The event is called See You at the Pole and it happened this year on September 23rd. Prayers topically range from things like national leaders, local leaders, families, schools, and friends. At Decatur Christian this year, students met in several groups for fifteen minutes up to about half an hour. COVID-19 restrictions do not allow for groups of more than 50 at a time in one space. Gathering around our flag pole, or grouping together in the grass near the flag pole was easily done by adapting our group sizes. Middle school students met together first beginning around 8:15 am. Next to pray were the high school students. Then, elementary grades met either together with another class or two, or by grade level with their teacher. It was a great morning seeing our students pray and show care for others as they called out to the Lord.