Meet Our Master Teachers

Bill Burtness

Bill Burtness has a Master’s degree in Materials Science and Electrical Engineering and is a YWAM missionary. He has taught with The Principle Approach® internationally and in America.

Raquel Werk


Raquel Werk has worked over 20 years in education homeschooling her two children, leading teachers in a Principle Approach school in Honolulu and more!

JanetSue Whetzel

JanetSue Whetzel was trained as a Principle Approach 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 educator and a lover of history. He has a heart for special education students. Ted is an aspiring Master Teacher, receiving training in The Principle Approach® via FACE.

Heather Hall

Elizabeth Youmans

Heather Hall is a homeschool mom who has used The Principle Approach® in her homeschool for over 15 years. She’s a Principle Approach Master Teacher, writer, podcaster, and has ran a Principle Approach 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.