meet our teachers

Jen Massingale

Director & Teacher
My husband and I have been married since 2004 and we have twin girls who have been homeschooled since 2015.  I have been a member of Lake Country since 2001 and became the Children's Director in 2005.  The privilege to build a foundation with each child in our ministry has been one of the greatest blessings in my life.  I pray this ministry is blessing to your family.  I desired for my own girls, a homeschool 'family' with party days, yearbooks, community and faith.  I am humbled that the Lord blessed us so abundantly here!

Sandy Engel

 I am a wife, mother and grandma.......so thankful for my family, my church and God’s faithfulness in my life.  I have had the privilege of teaching in the public schools for the past 30 years, retiring just a year ago.  I look forward to meeting each one of you!  May God bless our year as we learn and grow together!

Lyndie Stevens

Art Teacher
My husband and I have been ministering to the people of Lake Country Baptist Church since 2004. It has been my life’s calling to serve God in this capacity, and as our 5 children grow, to watch them develop a desire to serve as well. Art has always been an important part of my life and ministry, and you can usually find me designing or creating something new!
My hope is that this class will inspire your student to develop a love for creating.

Julie Owen

Piano Instructor
I have been happily married to my husband Brad since 1999, and together we are raising our 4 children. I graduated from college in 2001 with a bachelors degree in secondary education, and in 2002 I began teaching my first piano students. I have continued teaching students of all ages, and I look forward to helping each new student discover, and develop their God given abilities.

Leighton Heape

STEM Teacher
My wife Amy and I have been married since 2010 and have 4 boys. I have been a design engineer since 2008. Over the last 5 years God has put a desire in my heart to connect with my boys and other families through family ministry. I have had the privilege of leading children's ministry and small groups but I always felt a desire to teach STEM. When we switched our boys to homeschool I missed the ability to help in the classrooms and to connect in that way. So as the school year was ending God led me to step out in faith and to ask Jen about teaching a STEM class here. I am really looking forward to meeting and getting to know each of you and your kiddos this year. I hope through the use of science, technology, math and engineering each student will learn how to think outside of the box, understanding that sometimes failing leads to growth, how to communicate, and work as a team.