Our Staff ...Distinctly Christian Since 1975



Pastor Mark Sjostrom
Senior Pastor of Grace Baptist Church
At TFCA since 2005
Favorite verse: Hebrews 12:28

Mr. Brent Walker
Began Teaching in 1979
At TFCA since 1979
Colleges: Faith Baptist Bible College, Heritage University
Degrees: B. S., Master of Administration
Favorite verse: 1 Peter 5:11

Mrs. Karen Miller
School/Church Secretary
At TFCA since 2007
Favorite Verse: Philippians 1:6

Mrs. Carol Galkin
At TFCA since 1976
Degree: A. D. Library Science.
Favorite verse: I Corinthians 10:31

School Board – Deacons of Grace Baptist Church



Mrs. Jaci Ussery
K-4 Teacher
Began teaching in 2017
At TFCA since 2017
Favorite Verses: Proverbs 3:5, 6

Mrs. Cindy Walker
K-5 Teacher
Began Teaching in 1991
At TFCA since 1991
College: Faith Baptist Bible College
Favorite Verse: II Corinthians 3:5

Miss Brianna Thompson
1st Grade Teacher
Began Teaching in
At TFCA since: 2020
Favorite Verse:

Mrs. Jessica Cortes
2nd Grade Teacher
Began Teaching in 2018
At TFCA since: 2018
Colleges: College of Southern Idaho; Idaho State University
Degree: Bachelor of Elementary Education
Favorite Verses: Psalms 139:23-24

Miss Miranda Bayes
3rd & 4th Grade Teacher
Began Teaching
At TFCA since 2019
College Attended: Pensacola Christian College
Favorite Verse:

Mrs. Teresa Rippee
5th & 6th Grade Teacher
Began teaching in 1985
At TFCA since 2001
Colleges: Free Will Baptist Bible College, Nashville, TN; Idaho State University
Degrees: Bachelor of Elementary Education; Bible
Favorite Verse: Isaiah 40:31

Mr. Tyler Nelson
7th & 8th Grade Homeroom
Began Teaching in
At TFCA since 2019
Favorite Verse:

Mr. Kyler Gardner
9th Grade Homeroom, Geography, History, Philosophy, Health, Reading, Computer, Girls Basketball Coach
Began Teaching in 2018
At TFCA since 2018
Colleges: Northland International University, International Baptist College & Seminary
Degrees: Bachelor of Secondary Education; Minor in Bible & Sports Education
Favorite Verses: Psalm 37:4-5

Mrs. Whitney Schiffler
10th Grade Homeroom,English
Began teaching in 2018
At TFCA since 2018
College:College of Southern Idaho; Idaho State University
Degrees: AA Elementary Education, Bachelor of General Stadies
Favorite Verses: Psalms 46

Mr. Markus Hildebrand
11th Grade Homeroom, Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, Physics, Physical Science
Began Teaching in 2018
At TFCA since 2018
Colleges: Bob Jones University, Clemson University
Degree: Bachelors Degree in Mathematics, Masters Degree in Economics
Favorite Verse: Lamentations 3:22-33

Mrs. Trisha Bolyard
12th Grade Homeroom, Government, 7th & 8th Grade Math, Speech, Consumer Ec
Began teaching in 1997
At TFCA since 2014
Colleges: Westmont College, Boise State University, Washington State University, University of Idaho
Degree: Bachelor of Elementary Education
Favorite Verse: Proverbs 3:5, 6

Mrs. Selena Walker