International Christian Leadership Institute

Faculty

ICLI Faculty

Dr. Paul Berube

Dr. Paul Berube

Chancellor, Bible
D Min Bakke Graduate University
M.A.Th. Oral Roberts University

Paul Berube is the Chancellor of Nashua Christian Academy. Paul takes an active role in the High School by overseeing the Bible Program and “Mission Outreach” efforts. Teaching our students how to be people of the “Word and Spirit” is a very important concept to him and he works at ways to help our students grow in their love and appreciation of the Lord and His Word.

Paul and his wife Sandy have three children and two grandchildren. Pastor Paul is the founding pastor of Grace Fellowship Church and the founder and architect of Nashua Christian High School.

Chris Urban

Christine Urban

Headmaster, Psychology
BA psychology, MA Clinical Psychology – University of Memphis
Early Childhood, Wheelock College and Middlesex Community College
Educational Administration, Rivier College

Mrs. Urban is the Headmaster of Nashua Christian Academy and teaches Introduction to Psychology as a dual enrollment course through SNHU. Having worked as a clinician for several years before the Lord moved her into education, she is delighted to share this ‘first love’ of her academic life with the ICLI upper-classmen.

Lauralynne Morey

High School Team Lead
Lauralynne, and her husband David, believe strongly in the significance of Christian Education and the philosophy of Nashua Christian Academy. She has been involved with NCA since 2005 when her oldest daughter started Kindergarten, and then, one by one, all five Morey children followed! Lauralynne has served NCA in various capacities as a parent volunteer, High School Psychology teacher, administrative assistant and now in her current position as High School Team Leader.

Lauralynne graduated from Utica College of Syracuse University with a BS in Psychology/Child Life. She continued her education at Wheelock College graduating with a Master’s in Education earning certificates in both Regular and Special Education. Prior to working at NCA, Lauralynne worked for the State of Massachusetts as the Director of the TRI-County district within the Department of Education/ESIS (Educating Students in Institutional Settings). It is her deep desire to positively impact students both academically and spiritually at Nashua Christian Academy.

Lisa Alajajian

Lisa Alajajian

Physical Education
BS Physical Education, University of Vermont

Mrs. Alajajian has been at NCA since it’s beginning in 1998. Coach “A” teaches K-8 Physical Education and Health Education for both Junior High and High School. If you are out on the NCA soccer field in the fall you will see coach A spurring her Junior High Girls onto victory.

Lisa has her BS in Physical Education from the University of Vermont. She was a competitive gymnast who now spends her “free” time reading, skiing with her family and taking classes at the YMCA.

Chris Burger

Chris Burger

History, Economics
BA Bible / History, Bob Jones University

Since 2003 NCA has been blessed to have this gifted administrator and teacher in the school. He graduated from Bob Jones University with a BA in Bible.>He and his wife own Wild Birds Unlimited, a store in Nashua which brings people and nature together.

Kirsten Boucher

Kirsten Boucher

Art & Yearbook
B.A Biological Science, Mount Holyoke College
Graduate of Hallmark Institute of Photography

Kirsten came to NCA in 2003 having spent 5 years as Payroll Manager and Administrative Assistant and 10 Years as a Lead Programmer in her years after college. Wanting to get back to her Biology background she joined the NCA staff teaching Junior High Sciences, Biology, Computers, High School Art, and Yearbook. In 2012, Kirsten stepped away from the Junior High and into the role of IT manager while maintaining her presence as High School Art and Yearbook teacher. Since 2012, Kirsten has shared her time between NCA and Nashua Community College where she is the Biology Lab Technician. Kirsten is also an Instructor and Tutor for The Princeton Review, certified to teach PSAT, SAT, and SAT Biology Subject Test preparation. Kirsten is married, the mother of 2 daughters, enjoys skiing, gardening, and just about anything crafty.

Elizabeth Dhina

Elizabeth Dhina

Personal Finance, Computer Grades 6-12
M.Phil. in Geophysics, Tamil University, India;
M.Sc. in Physics, Bharathidasan University, India

Mrs. Dhina taught in India for three years prior to coming to the US with her husband and two children. She lectures in Physics in the high school at NCA.

Carolyn Dyrvik

Carolyn Dyrvik

English
MEd, Southern New Hampshire University
MBA, Southern New Hampshire University
BA English, SUNY Stony Brook

With a first career in advertising and promotion, Carolyn decided to go back to school and earn her MEd in English Education because of her love and appreciation for literature and writing. She hopes that her enthusiasm for literature will encourage students to appreciate many genres of writing. Carolyn is married with two children and enjoys traveling with her family, gardening, skiing and, of course, reading.

Micah Groder

Micah Groder

Worship

Micah has a heart for worship and a deep desire to see a more complete revelation of the power of worship revealed to this generation. Over the past 10 years, he has lead worship in churches of all denominations, at local events, and at conferences throughout New England. When he doesn’t have a guitar in his hands, he is often found hugging his wife or playing with his five children.

Paul Kumar

Paul Kumar

Bible
Master of Divinity, Union Biblical Seminary
Master of Sacred Theology, Boston University

Paul Kumar received his graduate degrees in Missiology from Union Biblical Seminary, India and in Theology and Philosophy from Boston University. He currently serves Grace Fellowship Church of Nashua as one of the assistant pastors. He assists the the Indian congregation in the role of discipling and equipping through the preaching and teaching of the Word. Paul has been teaching at NCA since August 2010.

Kara Lafon

High School Science
BA Evangel University

Miss Lafon joins the NCA faculty new this year teaching science in the high school. Graduating summa com laude from Evangel University, she brings a concentration in the sciences covering everything from Life Science to Chemistry and physics. Her experience as a licensed EMT adds real life experience to Anatomy & Physiology.

And there’s more…Miss Lafon is a missionary kid. Growing up in El Salvador, she is fluent in Spanish and will assist Mrs. Richard with conversation for the Intermediate Spanish class!

Cristiane Machado

Cristiane Machado

Bible
Biblical Studies, with concentration on Practical Ministry, Elim Bible Insititute

Cristiane attended High School and graduated from NCA in 2009. She then attended EBI in upstate New York where she met her husband. She graduated from seminary in 2012 and is currently part of Grace Fellowship and GFC Brazilian Outreach with her husband.

Claudia Richards

David Schutt

Geometry, Algebra 2, Precalculus and Calculus
BS in Physical Education, U Mass Amherst, MA in Math, Bridgewater State University

Mr. Schutt returns to the NCA faculty having retired from the mission field after 27 years in the Philippines, where he taught high school math at every level. He is a treasured friend and an excellent teacher. Mr. Schutt will teach Geometry, Algebra 2, Precalculus and Calculus.

Pam Seremet

Pam Seremet

English Composition
BA Elementary Education, Wheaton College
MEd. With ESOL concentration, Southern New Hampshire University

Mrs. Seremet joined the NCA family in 1998 as a parent and then began teaching second grade in 2003. Both of her daughters are NCA graduates. Pam graduated from Wheaton College with a BA in Elementary Education and recently with her Masters of Education with an emphasis on English for speakers of other languages from SNHU. She is certified by both the state of New Hampshire and ACSI. Her passion is teaching and discipling students to succeed in our world. Besides teaching second grade, Pam teaches the Fundamentals of Writing class in the high school. She also tutors students year round. Her favorite place to relax is at the beach.

Richard Sontag

Richard Sontag

Beginning & Advanced Computer Programming
BS Mathematics, University of Massachusetts

Mr. Sontag is back for the second time to teach computer programming. In addition to working as a software engineer for almost 30 years, he also has experience teaching math and computer courses. It is a joy to interact with his students and share his love for God, family, sports, and other interests.

Tina Ozaroff

Athletic Director