Todd Marrah, Ed.D.
Todd Marrah, Ed.D.

Dr. Marrah’s experience as a middle and high school teacher, a middle and high school principal combined with years of pastoral ministry as a children’s pastor, youth pastor, preaching pastor, and executive pastor provides unique insights into issues facing education and the church.

Administrative Staff

Position Name Email
Assistant Middle School Principal Ryan Dalhman
High School Principal Brent Davis
International Program Director Terry Fraser
Business Manager Troy Hanson
Elementary Principal Colleen Hoffman
Advancement Director Yohana Hill
Superintendent Todd Marrah
Advancement Assistant Julie Myers
Athletic Director Ben Patrick
Elementary Principal Lydia Seevers
IT System Administrator Steve Sherrod
Director of Enrollment Carol Tanner
Middle School Principal Lynn Tolley


Brent Davis
Brent Davis
High School Principal

Brent joins the Tree of Life staff after 20 years of experience in Christian education with the Dayton Christian School System. Along with his role as high school principal, Brent has taught high school coursework in the Bible, Technology, and Health and PE departments.

Lynn Tolley
Lynn Tolley
Middle School Principal

Lynn began teaching at Tree of Life in 1991. Currently she serves as Middle School Principal and Upper School Curriculum Director while teaching 8th grade Bible and dual credit College Chemistry.

Northridge Staff

Position Name Email
6th Grade Teacher Lizzie Billhartz
6th Grade Teacher Stacey Bittinger
Math Teacher Chris Bomba
College and Guidance Services Mary Bondurant
Librarian Lindsey Batchelder
Art Instructor Kristen Calhoun
Spanish Teacher Shona Collins
Math Teacher Rebecca Cousens
Geography and Literature Eloise Erickson
Assistant Athletic Director Stephanie Forbes
Middle School Spanish Teacher Denae Griggs
History Teacher Liz Gordon
Art Instructor Josie Haack
Attendance Secretary Dianne Hysell
Administrative Assistant Kathy Kehlmeier
English Teacher Dena Komula
Science Teacher Lisa Koval
Math Teacher Melody Krall
Administrative Assistant Jan Manchester
Middle School Tutor Jana Marrah
Tutor Gretchen Mayes
Music Teacher Richard Murray
Nurse MerriLynn Osborn
Tech Coordinator, Innovations & Digital Arts Mark Sherrod
Assistant Athletic Director Matt Shonkwiler
Middle School Tutor Mary Smith
Math and Science Teacher Becky Stechschulte
Front Office Secretary Kara Ticknor
Bible, Math and Science Teacher Trevor Tolley
English Teacher Kristi Ugland
Science Teacher Emily Vaas
Middle School STEM Instructor Mike Vascura
History Teacher Luke Vest
English Teacher Hannah Wright
Spanish Teacher Stephanie Wyand


Lydia Seevers
Lydia Seevers
Dublin Principal

God has provided Lydia ministries in administration, as well as teaching in both public and Christian schools, preschool through 8th grade. Lydia has been blessed to have been with Tree of Life since 1999 as an elementary principal and now is also the coordinator of the early education program.

Dublin Staff

Title Name Email
Librarian Lindsey Batchelder
ASL Christine Corner
4th Grade Teacher Alyssa Dearth
PE Teacher, STEM Sarah Eder
2nd Grade Teacher Amy Fischbach
3rd Grade Teacher Emily Fisher
Spanish Teacher Denae Griggs
1st Grade Teacher’s Assistant Kewaune Hall
Kindergarten Teacher, Karyn Hansen
E-group, Tutor Kelly Hanson
Art Teacher, Technology Teacher Margaret Howell
Music Teacher Margi Moriarty
Staff Technology Consultant Libby Neely
Nurse MerriLynn Osborn
Before/After School Care Susan Rich
Prekindergarten Teacher Esther Rohly
1st Grade Teacher Cheryl Rohrer
Before/After School Care Bianca Rosati
Principal Lydia Seevers
Secretary; Chapel Coordinator Carolyn Sherrod
5th Grade Teacher Sherry Simone
Secretary Brooke Wahlenmaier
Preschool Teacher Dawn Wright


Colleen Hoffman
Colleen Hoffman
Indianola Principal

Colleen has a Master’s degree in education from Indiana University. She has worked in both the public and private school settings since 1996. Colleen is passionate for Christian Education and academic excellence. She is a certified School Principal as well as Guidance Counselor, and brings substantial skills and experience to our Indianola branch.

Indianola Staff

Position Name Email
Librarian Lindsey Batchelder
First Grade Teacher Karen Bergen
Tutor/ASL Christine Corner
Office Assistant Julie Flay
Spanish Denae Griggs
Second Grade Teacher Gloria Harman
Tutor/Enrichment Sherrie Higginbotham
Principal Colleen Hoffman
Art 1-5 Margaret Howell
Technology Margaret Howell
Office Assistant Kathleen Kehlmeier
Kindergarten Art Dottie Lee
Third Grade Teacher Misty Martin
Office Assistant Lori Miller
Music Margi Moriarty
Enrichment Libby Neely
School Nurse MerriLynn Osborn
Kindergarten Teacher Michelle Perry
Administrative Assistant Debbie Sells
Chapel Coordinator Carolyn Sherrod
Fourth Grade Teacher Cindy Snavely
Fifth Grade Teacher Denise Spengler
Preschool/Pre-K Teacher Melinda Taylor
Physical Education/STEM Mike Vascura