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Meet Terri Clark

September 11, 2022
By Oakland Christian School

What’s your new position at OCS?

Elementary Principal

Where are you from?

San Diego, CA

Where do you go to church?

The Lakes

Tell us about your family!

I have 4 grown children, a beautiful daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren.

What is something most people don’t know about you?

I love to ride bikes, cook, read, and spend time with family.

What are you most passionate about?

Helping children and teachers grow in their walk with God, bringing glory to God in the roles He has called me to.

What are you looking forward to most in your new role at OCS?

Being a part of God's story at OCS!
 

Tags: Elementary

Meet Faith Badyna

September 08, 2022
By Oakland Christian School

What’s your new position at OCS?

I will be working with Mrs. Ales in food service along with helping on the OMEGA team.

Where are you from?

Ortonville, MI

Where do you go to church?

Bridgewood Church

Tell us about your family!

I have two kids. Dean is 6 and in 1st grade. Jaimee is 4 and attending preschool at a school new OCS. They are my world. I am also lucky enough to have all my siblings and parents so close to us. They are my biggest support system.

What is something most people don’t know about you?

Well, I’m an open book so there might not be much that you don’t know about me. I tend to talk and talk, maybe too much.

What are you most passionate about?

I think my biggest passion is being a mom and being a good mom for each of my kids. I have recently become passionate about reading. I like story books but I’ve loved books about the Bible and how they make you think differently and see deeper into the passage you are reading.

What are you looking forward to most in your new role at OCS?

I’m excited to meet new people. I’m excited to see where this takes me and most of all I am excited to be surrounded by Christian people who uplift each other.
 

Meet Adam Normand

September 01, 2022
By Oakland Christian School

What’s your new position at OCS?

High School Mathematics and Bible Teacher, Head of Mathematics Department.

Where are you from?

Originally from a small town outside Austin, TX

Where do you go to church?

Woodside Bible Church, Troy

Tell us about your family!

I am married to Kattie who also teaches at OCS. We met while teaching at an international school in Casablanca, Morocco, and got married soon thereafter when God united our lives together as one. We have two wonderful children, Phoebe and Marek, who are both Middle School students at OCS.

What is something most people don’t know about you?

Most people don't know that I have been an educator in public, private, and international schools in Casablanca, Morocco, outside Portland, Oregon, Austin, Texas, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Doha, Qatar, and Wrocław, Poland. Throughout all these experiences, God has been wondrously faithful to me and my family, and I have learned and grown in ways I never could have imagined.

What are you most passionate about?

I am most passionate about growing in my faith and helping others to grow in theirs. Without the Gospel, I am breathing to death. With the Gospel, I have found purpose in life.

What are you looking forward to most in your new role at OCS?

I look forward to building God's kingdom by being discipled and partnering with my OCS colleagues, families, and churches in making disciples. I find the greatest joy and satisfaction when I see someone grow in their faith, especially the young people God has entrusted to my care. May He alone be magnified.

 

Meet Chris Malmstrom

August 25, 2022
By Oakland Christian School

What’s your new position at OCS?

Dean of Christian Life

Where are you from?

Swartz Creek Michigan

Where do you go to church?

TBD, the Malmstrom family is still visiting churches.

Tell us about your family!

My wife Lauren and I were married in 2008 and we have three children: twin boys Zander and Theo are 10 years old, and one daughter Charlotte, who is 7 years old.

What is something most people don’t know about you?

I am an avid golfer.  I've played since I was 10 years old.  I love how challenging it is.  Even after playing for more than 25 years, I'm not very good, but I love the game!

What are you most passionate about?

Fostering opportunities for spiritual growth in the next generation of Christ-following leaders.

What are you looking forward to most in your new role at OCS?

Partnering with OCS families to help raise their children to look to Jesus instead of everything else that competes for their attention.
 

Meet Kathrine Normand

August 18, 2022
By Oakland Christian School

What’s your new position at OCS?

Educational Support - Secondary

Where are you from?

Central Michigan

Where do you go to church?

Woodside - Troy

Tell us about your family!

I am married to Adam (HS Math and Bible guy), mom of Phoebe (grade 8) and Marek (grade 6). We have two furry friends - Mango and Zeek.

What is something most people don’t know about you?

I love to do pyrography.

What are you most passionate about?

I'm passionate about creating an environment where students thrive and enjoy their learning.

What are you looking forward to most in your new role at OCS?

Getting to know the students and staff.
 

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