September 22, 2008

New Administrators at Kingsway

By Jeanine Kendle

ORRVILLE -- Two new administrators and one who moved into a new position have joined the Kingsway Christian School administration.

Hollings Belcher and Ken Wengerd are the new administrative consultant and director of spiritual growth and development, respectively.

Belcher has been a teacher and principal for 35 years in the Manchester, Northwest and Norton districts. He retired from Norton last spring where his school had received an excellent rating from the state for the last three years.

He graduated with a bachelor's of science in elementary education from Kent State University and with a master's degree in administration from the University of Akron. He attends Canal Fulton Christian Fellowship where he teaches Sunday school.

Wengerd has served in ministry for many years.

He was the associate pastor at Fairlawn Mennonite Church and is the associate pastor at New Creation Fellowship where he also leads the young adult group called New Venture. He served as the director of congregational resources at the Conservative Mennonite Conference from 2004-06.

Wengerd and his wife, Brenda, have three children.

Dianne Kendall is the director of academics and guidance. She is entering her 21st year in Christian education and has been an art teacher, a third-grade teacher, a fourth-grade teacher and a guidance counselor.

Kendall graduated from the University of Akron with a bachelor's of science degree in elementary education and earned a master's degree in clinical pastoral counseling through Ashland Seminary in conjunction with Emerge Counseling Center.

She obtained her Ohio Department of Education guidance counseling license from Malone College. During her college career, she graduated with academic honors from both universities.

She attends North Industry Christian Church with her husband, Ken, of 37 years.

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