Meet Our Teachers

Our teachers are trained in Biblical Classical education. Their lessons consist of individual expression of historic and authentic Biblical thinking and Biblical reasoning.

Bill Burtness

Bill Burtness has a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and is a YWAM missionary. He has taught with an educational approach with Biblical Reasoning, Principles of Liberty, and a Providential Worldview internationally and in America.

Raquel Werk


Raquel Werk has taught over 20 years in using biblical principles in homeschooling her two children, leading teachers, and writing curriculum.

JanetSue Whetzel

JanetSue Whetzel was trained as a Biblical Classical teacher in Youth with a Mission (YWAM) schools, helped pioneer schools in YWAM, has done missions work in America and in Jamaica.

Ted Lamb

Ted Lamb is a career teacher and a lover of history. He has a heart for special education students. Ted is receiving training in The Principle Approach® via FACE for his certification through them.

Heather Hall

Elizabeth Youmans

Heather Hall is a homeschool mom who has used Principle Approach in her homeschool for over 15 years. She’s certified in The Foundation for American Christian Education’s Master Teacher Program, writer, podcaster, and has ran a Biblical Classical homeschool co-op for several years.

Dr. Elizabeth Youmans is the Founder and President of Chrysalis International and Creator and Editor of the AMO® Program. For the past 30 years, she has traveled throughout the world as a trainer of teachers, a conference speaker, and a consultant to Christian school founders, faculties, pastors, and home schoolers. She has helped them establish their vision and expression of Christian education by training faculties, mentoring educational leaders, and writing books and curricula centered on biblical principles.

Ron Kirk

John Hunter


Ron Kirk studied The Principle Approach® under its founding leaders, developed curriculum, built schools, and taught every school subject and grade since 1980. Ron’s passion is sharing applied Biblical faith with adults and educating children.

Rev. John Hunter and his wife, Suzanne are the founding directors  of Teachers for Africa/Community Hope Ministries, a Christian organization designed to support their speaking, writing and event leadership as well as the ministry they founded in Windhoek, Namibia to educate and care for the disadvantaged children and youth in the Katutura location there. Johnand Suzanne have served in Christian leadership for 50 years with Youth with a Mission and Teachers for Africa.

The Principle Approach® is a registered trademark of the Foundation for American Christian Education.