Our Staff

Brian for webPrincipal ~ Rev. Brian Smith is a more recent addition who has assumed the duties of school principal along with some teaching responsibilities (5th – 8th grades & High school religion, ). He provides general leadership of our faculty and assistance to the pastors as well.  Brian comes to us after 6 years of service in the Toronto church, where he served as the school’s principal for 3 years.  He has a Masters of Divinity from the Theological School at Bryn Athyn College (BAC), and a wealth of experience in various international locations including Ghana, South Africa and Australia. Brian is an alumnus of the Washington New Church School.

Pastor ~ Rev. Glenn (Mac) Frazier holds a Masters of Divinity from the BAC Theological School.  Since his ordination he has served as a pastor and teacher in Pittsburgh, PA and Austin, Tx.  He also serves as the spiritual leaders for the school.

Candy for webCandy R. Quintero ~ Mrs. Quintero began teaching our Junior K/Kindergarten at WNCS in the fall of 2009.  Previously, she taught first grade at the Bryn Athyn Church School for 18 years, then moved to California and taught for another 5 years.  She holds a BS in Education with a minor in Physical Education from BAC, as well as a Masters in Religious Studies from the BAC Theological School.

Carina for WebCarina N. Heinrichs ~ Miss Carina graduated from BAC in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in History.  She has completed a number of educational internships, comes from a family of teachers, and continues to take classes to enhance her professional development – she recently earned her Masters in Reading instruction.  She has been the 1st and 2nd grade homeroom teacher since her arrival.

Anne G. Ball ~ Mrs. Ball holds a BA in Early Modern European History from the University of Chicago. She began assisting at WNCS as a volunteer and substitute in 1994, and was hired as a full time homeroom teacher for the 3rd and 4th grades in 2005.

Jordan Brunne (Broo-n):  Miss Brunne joined the WNCS team in the fall of 2022. Despite being a true blue Auzzie from Australia, Miss Brunne received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in Pennsylvania from Bryn Athyn College of the New Church. Prior to her adventure in the U.S., Miss Brunne had her first encounter as a teacher when she ran a musical theatre class for kids at the Mousetrap Theatre in Redcliffe, Brisbane. Miss Jordan loves art, creativity, and science, and she hopes her passion for these subjects will inspire her students to be curious and explore these fields during their education.

Ariel Martin: Ariel came to WNCS in the summer of 2021, and has loved her time as music teacher, 7th and 8th grade homeroom teacher, and more recently as part-time church music director. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Temple University, and she especially loves drawing the church and school community together through music. Ariel’s teaching philosophy centers around nurturing the whole child in his or her physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual growth, and she loves working with the curiosity, humor, and developing morality that her older students display.

Jordan Kinsey:  Miss Jordan joined WNCS in 2023 after graduating from Towson University with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Education with a concentration in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. She spent her college years working around WNCS part-time, helping out where needed, before fully joining the team this year as an educator, teaching multiple grade levels and subject areas.

Carole for webCarole P. Waelchli ~ Mrs. Waelchli earned both her BS in Secondary Education and her Master of Science in Education from Pennsylvania State University.  She spent her first 4 years teaching in the public high school system in PA, and then transitioned to WNCS in 1972.  Since then, she has been our upper level math and science instructor.  “Who’s Who among American Teachers” listed Mrs. Waelchli as an exemplary teacher in 2005-2006 and 2006-2007.  Though partially retiring in 2015/16, she has graciously agreed to continue to teach upper grades mathematics.

Erin for webErin J. Stillman ~ Mrs. Stillman has been involved with New Church Education since earning her BA in Education from BAC.  She began her career at WNCS in 1987 after three years of teaching in the church school in San Diego.  For many years she taught our 1st and 2nd grades, but she now covers our art program, instructs the upper grades in ballroom dance and yoga, and assists with our music program.

sharon for webSharon L. Kunkle ~ Mrs. Kunkle is our volunteer music instructor for most of the grades at WNCS.  She has a variety of work experience from operating a home daycare for 8 years to working as a medical transcription specialist.  She teaches touch typing and word processing to the 5th & 6th grads and also serves as a substitute teacher when needed and volunteers in a number of other ways throughout the year.

Bonnie for webBonnie Cowley ~ Mrs. Cowley is our indispensable school and church secretary and part-time instructor in computer technology and wood shop. She assists the teachers and pastors with a wide variety of talents and responsibilities, including everything from ordering supplies to arranging new parent interviews, from overseeing building maintenance issues to preparing report cards.  If you need to know anything about our school, Bonnie is the one to ask.