Who We Are

Shiloh Christian Academy is a hybrid educational institution tailored to meet the needs of homeschooling families and individuals seeking an alternative to traditional secular education.

Our model offers two days per week of Christ-centered, interactive instruction. We aim to supplement homeschooling efforts by providing excellent educational opportunities in all core subjects K-12.

Shiloh Christian Academy is a ministry of the Summit Church and is preparing to start its first academic year in August 2024.

The Summit Church
Our Mission

Our Mission

Through a Christ-centered approach to education, we aspire to cultivate lifelong learners who embody the values of excellence, integrity, and servant leadership and become ambassadors for the gospel in their communities and beyond.


Our school provides in-person instruction on Mondays and Thursdays, starting with chapel at 9am and covering all core subjects: math, science, english and history. Class time will be interactive and hands-on, creating a learning environment where students collaborate and help each other grow in their understanding of the content and in Godly character.

8:45 AM - Student Drop Off
9-10 AM - Chapel and Bible Class
10-12 PM - Classroom Instruction
12-1 PM - Lunch and Recess
1-3 PM - Classroom Instruction
3-3:15 PM - Cleanup
3:15-3:30 PM - Student Pickup
3:30-5:30pm - Extracurricular activities (Spanish and Music)




Our Staff


Carisa Hoveland

Dean of Students



Mariane Wottrich




Becky Barberg

Becky Barberg

Kindergarten teacher

Mrs. B has a degree in Early Elementary Education. She has been working with children in different capacities for many years including teaching preschool, in-home daycare provider, working in children's ministry, teachers aid & childcare site supervisor.

Her family includes 4 children & two cats. She is looking forward to being a co-teacher in the K-2 grades and getting to know all the students and families.

Kristin Durham

Kristin Durham

K-2 teacher

Mrs. Durham is a homeschooling mother of seven (and grandmother of 3 little ones) with 4 graduates so far and a couple more to go. She has a Montessori 6-9 teaching degree from NAMC, and she loves the eyes of children as they discover something for the first time.

Together with her husband Troy, Mrs. Durham is on the NDHSA board to serve the homeschooling families in North Dakota. She is looking forward to supporting homeschool families at Shiloh Christian Academy this school year.

Erin Demaria

Erin Cuda

3rd-5th grade

Mrs. Cuda has a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Minnesota State University Moorhead. She taught 4th grade at Park Christian School for the 2022-2023 school year, as well as 4th and 5th grade at Life STEM for the 2023-2024 school year.

She loves spending time with her friends, family, and husband, as well as many outdoor activities, such as camping, hiking, cross country skiing, and going to the lake. She is excited to create a close-knit community in the 3-5th grade class, where a strong love of learning will be ignited!

Rebecca Herges

Rebecca Herges


Mrs. Herges has a B.A. in math education, mathematics, and Bible from the University of Northwestern in St. Paul and a M.S. in math education from North Dakota State University.

She taught middle and high school math for five years before staying home and homeschooling her six kids. She loves spending time with her family, taking walks, and spending time with friends. She's excited to help students learn and enjoy math and to point them to the Creator of math!

Cecily Walling

Cecily Walling


Mrs. Walling has a Bachelors in Business Administration and a K-8 teaching certification from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

While gaining her degrees (2013-2020) she worked at several elementary schools as a tutor, after school program leader, kindergarten classroom aide, and student teacher. The dream was always to be a math teacher of some kind but when she and her family moved to Fargo in 2021 she became solely focused on being a mom. She substitutes in the free time available and did a long term subbing position at Horace High School's Family and Consumer Science classes for nearly the whole first quarter in 2023. She loves to cook/bake, go on outdoor adventures, and keep the house running with her two young children. Her current passions are providing wholesome and healthy meals for her family and learning how to dance on the weekends. She is extremely excited to dive back into her favorite school subject of math and have the freedom to connect it to our wonderful Creator.

Brittany Pickard

Brittany Pickard

Science middle school

Mrs. Pickard holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology, complemented by a minor in Bible and Cultural Studies from Toccoa Falls College.

She furthered her education by obtaining an associate in nursing from Rasmussen University and a Bachelor's in Nursing from Capella University. Currently, Brittany is pursuing a Master's Degree in Nursing at Bethel University. With a background spanning nine years in homeschooling and four years as a registered nurse, Brittany brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experience. Beyond her professional pursuits, she cherishes moments spent with her husband and six children. Brittany enjoys hiking through nature's beauty, creating baked goods, and engaging in various DIY projects. Brittany believes that studying science is one of the best ways to increase our awe and wonder of the Creator of all things.

Bill Ahrens

Bill Ahrens

Science high school

Mr. Ahrens has a B.S. in agronomy from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, a M.S. in Botany from Auburn University in Alabama, and a PhD in agronomy from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

He did weed science research and taught Weed Science and Herbicide Chemistry at the University of Delaware and at North Dakota State University. In June of 1996, Mr. Ahrens moved with his wife, Peggy, and four children to northeast China to be part of God's work in building the church there. He and Peggy returned to the U.S. for official retirement in September 2020. He enjoys participating in various aspects of Kingdom work and is very much looking forward to fruitful time in the classroom with Shiloh Academy students preparing for life.

Becky Minion

Becky Minion


Becky Minion grew up in Fargo and is now enjoying life-including a homeschooling adventure of twenty years-with her family of eight in the Sabin, MN, area.

Beyond time with friends and family, she cherishes the little things in life such as watching sunrises, reading books and drinking coffee. Becky is excited to join the Shiloh Academy community to guide a combined English and history class on a journey of recognizing those who have ministered God's truth, beauty and goodness in difficult times, so we can better understand God's faithfulness to all generations.

Greg Satterberg

Greg Satterberg


Mr. Satterberg has a Certificate of Christian Studies from Covenant Bible College, a B.A. in History from California State University, Fresno, and a M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL.

He has served in full-time ministry for the last 17 years and has pastored churches in Wisconsin and Minnesota. He is currently pastor of Grace Covenant Church here in Fargo. Apart from his teaching experience in the church, Mr. Satterberg taught the “History of the Christian Church” course for 9 years at Solid Rock School of Discipleship, a small gap year discipleship program. He married his wife Kim in 2006, and they have four children, ranging in age from high school to elementary school. They have homeschooled since their oldest started Kindergarten. He enjoys spending time with family & friends, gardening, deep theological conversations over a cup of coffee, and playing guitar. Mr. Satterberg is excited to be a part of Shiloh Academy to help students deepen their love & understanding of history, grow in their ability to think critically, and to develop a biblical worldview, so that they will be equipped to live lives of faith as they move on to college and beyond.

Stephen And Janna Fendley

Stephen and Janna Fendley


Mr. Fendley earned his B.S. in Religion from Liberty University, with extensive Bible training coming from Toccoa Falls College. Since 2020, he has served as the lead Pastor at The Summit Church, a local church he helped establish in 2012.

With over 15 years of dedicated experience, Stephen has been fervently teaching the Bible and proclaiming the Gospel across various ministry platforms. Janna, his wife, holds a B.S. in Biblical Studies from Toccoa Falls College, and together, they embarked on their ministry journey upon their marriage in 2010. They've been instrumental in planting The Summit Church in West Fargo and supporting the development of new church leaders and teaching the Bible to all age groups. Janna is a gifted worship leader with over 15 years of experience, also excelling in evangelism, mercy ministries, and discipleship. The couple, blessed with five children, three of whom attend Shiloh Christian Academy, eagerly anticipates each day's opportunity to guide SCA students closer to Jesus through worship and the profound study of God's Word.

Iliana Montenegro

Iliana Montenegro


Iliana Montenegro is originally from Mexico City. She received an associate degree in Human Resources administration from Colegios de Bachilleres Estado de Mexico and she is a certified Dental Assistant by the Arizona State Board of Dental examiners.

She has volunteered in various non-profit organizations in Arizona working with youth. Six years ago she took a step of faith when beginning the challenging adventure of homeschooling and is in awe of the Lord's faithfulness and grace upon the homeschooling of her children. She has enjoyed this journey, the loving bond with her children, and cherishes the friendships and fellowship with other homeschool moms. She loves spending time with family and friends, hosting and cooking Mexican food. Her family enjoys camping and gardening and they love serving the Lord through local outreach and in the mission field in other countries. Mrs. Montenegro has a great desire for Spanish speaking countries/communities to receive the Gospel. She has a passion for evangelism, training, equipping, and encouraging the new generations to use their God-given talents and walk in their purpose and calling.

Tyler And Mariane Wottrich

Tyler and Mariane Wottrich


Mariane Wottrich started the youth choir at LifeStem Academy in 2022 and is excited to continue that adventure with her husband Tyler Wottrich at Shiloh Christian Academy. Mrs. Wottrich taught voice at NDSU from 2014 to 2024 and has performed opera and recitals in her native Montreal, around the US, and in Europe.

She also held different positions in music administration between 2009 and 2014. She received her B.M. from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, her masters from Manhattan School of Music, and her doctorate from Stony Brook University where she met her husband. Tyler Wottrich studied both math and piano at the University of Minnesota and then specialized in piano for his masters and doctorate from Stony Brook University. He joined the professional ensemble ACJW, ensemble in residence at Carnegie Hall in New York City, from 2012-14. He then accepted an appointment as piano professor at NDSU where he created and runs the collaborative piano program. Tyler and Mariane Wottrich have performed together extensively and are excited to collaborate on this youth vocal group to encourage young musicians to glorify their creator with their gifts. The group will present a choir concert in December and a musical in the spring.

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