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ACE 2 ACT Instructors

Kimberly Angell

I have been homeschooling for seven years and have tutored in the Classical Conversations community for 6 years. The past two years I have tutored a grammar and writing program, specifically IEW.

Karen Barnhardt

My name is Karen Barnhardt. For thirty years I have worked for Davie County Schools in Child Nutrition and as a bus driver.

I have also worked as a summer counselor for twenty years with Smith Grove Children’s Ministries. I have been a member of Smith Grove UMC for forty years where I have taught Sunday School and have helped with children’s and youth activities. Outside of work, I enjoy swimming, sharing a meal with family and friends and playing with my granddaughters. ​

Gary Chilton 

My name is Gary Chilton, I am a retired Physical Therapist Assistant and a passionate musician.

I have been interested in music my whole life, starting in my teens playing guitar and banjo. My passion then lead me to start Gary’s Piano Service about 10 years ago, where I tune, service, and move pianos. Additionally, I have taught banjo and guitar at Music Stop for the past 3 years and private lessons for the past 32 years. While working on my craft as a musician, I am also a member of The Band Tess, a local variety band, where I play lead guitar, harmonica, and backup vocals. Besides my musical dedications, I work part time at Clemmons Bicycle, where I am able to pursue my second passion, cycling. I am an avid mountain bike rider and occasionally road rider. I am a husband to my wife Nancy and a father to my wonderful daughter Abby. 

Lyn Cole

I have 30 years' experience in financial services, teaching clients how to make good decisions regarding investing, risk management and budgeting.

I was a flight attendant before that for seven years. I have two children, four grandchildren and a love of God, gardening, reading and yoga.

Brianne Clemons

I am originally from Durham, I taught 3rd and 5th grade in Greensboro but was certified for k-5.

I currently teach children’s Church at Calvery West and love studying the word of God! I have two boys, who will be in kindergarten and 1st grade who I homeschool. I am passionate about working out and competing in figure competitions. Our family loves to hunt and fish as well as forage in the woods!

Rebekah Edwards

Rebekah Edwards is a North Carolina native currently residing in Advance. She has two sons, (Sawyer, 7 & Leland, 2) a loving husband, Marty, and Huckleberry, her sweet scoodle dog.

She attends Hillsdale Baptist Church and sings in their praise band. Rebekah holds a B.A. in Theatre and Vocal Performance with honors (Phi Kappa Phi) from Berea College.  Her teaching license was received through Western Carolina University.  She also studied Opera abroad in Salzburg, Austria just down the street from where “Sound of Music” was filmed.  For the past decade she taught and directed the high school theater program at Davie County High School.  In 2019, after much prayer, she felt the call to step away from Davie High to serve her family as a stay-at-home mother and homeschool her children.  

Rebekah’s love for theater and music has been a part of her since she can remember. She has been acting and singing in church and beyond since childhood.  Mrs. Edwards is the recipient of many awards and scholarships in acting and vocal performance. Professionally, she has worked with several theatre groups in Kentucky and North Carolina.  Some of the roles portrayed by her are Maria in West Side Story, Sister Mary Amnesia in Nunsense I and II, Portia in Julius Caesar, and Marian in The Music Man to name a few.   At the high school she directed and choreographed over 20 plays and musicals including favorites such as Godspell, The Chronicles of Narnia, Suessical, Into the Woods, You Can’t Take It With You, Deadly Earnest, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Children of Eden.  Additionally, she directed numerous one-act plays, short scenes, monologues, and variety shows during her time there.  Rebekah has organized many theatre fundraisers for the high school arts department as well. Classes she’s taught range from beginning level and stagecraft to advance acting and musical theater.  She also directed a children’s church choir in Winston-Salem and is experienced in teaching one-on-one private voice and acting lessons to people of all ages.

Overall, Rebekah has a passion for helping children achieve their fullest potential and use that to glorify God. In teaching theatre, her goal is not molding the next Hollywood superstar but rather to instill the appreciation of beauty, passion, creativity, hunger for truth, empathy, and a connection to the deeper self within. 

Jessica Harrell 

My name is Jessica Harrell. I grew up in North Carolina between Winston-Salem and Lexington. I attended North Davidson High School and graduated from Liberty University with a degree in Kinesiology.

I have always had a love for art and crafting. The last several years of my life the Lord has been leading me to do more and more artwork and spend time creating with him! Whether that’s painting on canvas or making wooden signs and stenciling, doing chalk art or working with watercolor. I have done a few murals as well as work on canvas. I have helped lead a women’s group in creating beautiful projects and overall I love honoring the Lord through it and seeing what He is revealing and speaking!  I currently do private classes for art and am excited to get started with ACE! I have two beautiful children, Liam and Emmerson. Outside of Jesus, they are my absolute joy. I attend Cornerstone Christian Church and am honored to be a part of what God is doing in the next generation.  

Sherri Womble

For over 35 years I have worked with various churches in the areas of children and youth ministry. I served as the Children and Youth Director at two different churches from 2015-2020.

During those 35 years I also served as a women’s ministry director, retreat speaker, mentor and from 2002-2010 served as the Director of Heart of Nehemiah Ministries, a non profit I established, to help men and women heal from childhood trauma. In 2021 I received my certification as a Christian Life Coach. I love teaching the scriptures and have a passion to help children and teens begin to understand the reality that God has created them for a purpose. That every single second they breathe He is involved in their life and is working to make them more into who He created them to be.

Jennie Weekley

Jennie has degree in early childhood education from UNC at Chapel Hill. She was a homeschool mom for 13 years. She has been running her tutoring business for 10 years and also teaches at the co-op known as Friendly Educators in Greensboro.

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