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
High School Principal Brent Davis
Business Manager Troy Hanson
Elementary Principal Colleen Hoffman
Director of Advancement Yohana Hill
Superintendent Todd Marrah
Advancement Assistant Julie Myers
Athletic Director Anthony Redic
Elementary Principal Lydia Seevers
International Program Director Heather Shah
IT System Administrator Steve Sherrod
Admissions Director 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
Math Teacher Chris Bomba
Library/Media Specialist Lindsey Batchelder
Athletic Administrative Assistant Joan Brooks
Art Instructor Kristen Calhoun
Spanish Teacher Shona Collins
Math Teacher Rebecca Cousens
6th Grade Teacher Ryan Dahlman
Geography and Literature Eloise Erickson
Assistant Athletic Director Stephanie Forbes
College and Guidance Services Tammy Garbe
Middle School Spanish Teacher Denae Griggs
History Teacher Liz Gordon
Intervention Services Lesa Hooper
Attendance Secretary Dianne Hysell
Administrative Assistant Katherine Kehlmeier
Tutor Dena Komula
Science Teacher Lisa Koval
Math Teacher Melody Krall
Administrative Assistant Jan Manchester
Art Instructor Grace Marrah
Middle School Tutor Jana Marrah
Tutor Gretchen Mayes
Music Teacher Richard Murray
Nurse MerriLynn Osborn
Assistant Athletic Director Ben Patrick
Tech Coordinator, Innovations & Digital Arts Mark Sherrod
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
6th Grade Teacher Eric Vaas
Science Teacher Emily Vaas
Middle School STEM Instructor Mike Vascura
History Teacher Luke Vest
Spanish Teacher David Wagstaffe
English Teacher Hannah Wright


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

Position Name Email
Before School Care Sarah Borton
Teacher’s Aide Lisa Brown
Fourth Grade Teacher Alyssa Dearth
Third Grade Teacher Ashley Duehring
Second Grade Teacher Amy Fischbach
Spanish Teacher Denae Griggs
Kindergarten Teacher Karyn Hansen
Enrichment Teacher Kelly Hanson
Art/Technology Teacher Margaret Howell
Elementary Music Margi Moriarty
Elementary IT Libby Neely
Nurse MerriLynn Osborn
Teacher’s Aid/Intervention Susan Rich
Preschool Teacher Esther Rohly
First Grade Teacher Cheryl Rohrer
Chapel/ Office Administration Carolyn Sherrod
Fifth Grade Teacher Sherry Simone
Office Administration 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
First Grade Teacher Karen Bergen
3rd Grade Aide Chelsea Boggs
American Sign Language/Tutor Christine Corner
Secretary Julie Flay
Spanish Teacher Denae Griggs
Second Grade Teacher Gloria Harman
Enrichment Group/Tutor Sherrie Higginbotham
Art/Technology Teacher Margaret Howell
Kindergarten Aide/Aftercare Tiffany Jackson
Office Support Kathleen Kehlmeier
Third Grade Teacher Misty Martin
Elementary Music Margi Moriarty
Elementary IT Libby Neely
Nurse MerriLynn Osborn
Kindergarten Teacher Michelle Perry
Secretary Debbie Sells
Chapel/ Office Administration Carolyn Sherrod
Fourth Grade Teacher Cindy Snavely
Fifth Grade Teacher Denise Spengler
Preschool Teacher Melinda Taylor
STEM Instructor/Physical Education Mike Vascura
Preschool Aide/Beforecare Cindy White