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Meet the Staff of NMCA! 

While able to teach or work in a variety of different venues, the teachers and staff of NMCA have chosen to give sacrificially of themselves to educating the next generation of children, according to Biblical principles and quality academics. 

Pastor Rusty Chatfield operates as the school's administrator and principal. Pastor Chatfield is assisted by Mr. Andrew Vandeyacht, who serves as the assistant principal of the school.  

Elementary Teachers

Pre-School & K-5 

Becky Flegal 

Becky Flegal was raised in Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada in a loving Christian family. She is the youngest of four children. She attended Bob Jones University majoring in Elementary Education. She met her husband, Matt while visiting family in PA. They have been married for 14 years and have three wonderful children. She has spent the last nine years homeschooling their three children- passing on to each of them hers and Matt's love of reading! 

Grades 1st-3rd

Mrs. Amanda Vest

Biographical Information is coming soon!!!

Grades 4th-6th

Mrs. Peggy MacCurdy 

Peggy MacCurdy was raised in South Bend, Indiana, and later moved to Cleveland, Ohio.  She has spent her entire life attending or teaching in Christian Schools.  She graduated from Hyles Anderson College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education.  She has spent many years teaching in the classroom or homeschooling her four children.  Peggy will be teaching the most of the classes for 4th-6th graders, as well as, teaching 9th-12th grade English.

Mrs. Emily Chatfield

Biographical Information is coming soon!!!


Secondary Level Teachers

Pastor Rusty Chatfield
Pastor Josh Ferraiuolo

Pastor Rusty Chatfield was ordained and became pastor of Pellston Bible Church (now called Northern Michigan Baptist Bible Church) in 1983, and he has faithfully served this church body ever since. He is happily married to his wife Betty, and they have seven children together.

Pastor Chatfield graduated from Tennessee Temple University in 1979 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Bible, and in 1988 he earned his Master’s Degree from Central Michigan University in History.


Pastor Chatfield serves as the Superintendent, and History teacher for Northern Michigan Christian Academy.

Pastor Josh Ferraiuolo is not only the Athletic Director at Northern Michigan Christian, but he is also an alumnus. (Class of '95) From NMCA, Pastor Josh went on to further his education at Tenessee Temple and then graduated from Midwestern Baptist Bible College in the Pontiac Area.  

Josh's work involves not only organizing and administrating the Athletic Events at NMCA, but he also serves as the Student Event Coordinator, helping with the Junior High and High School events such as the Fall Formal and the Spring Sports Banquet. Lastly, Pastor Josh is our girls Varsity Basketball coach.

Pastor Josh serves at the First Baptist of Onaway, as their Senior Pastor, and is married to his wife Tabby of over 20 years. Together they have 5 children. 

Mr. Andrew Vandeyacht

Mr.  Vandeyacht is a K-12 NMCA alum. After graduating from NMCA, he received an Associate of Applied Science degree at North Central Michigan College. After which, he went on to receive Bachelor of Science in Biology: Pre-Med with a minor in Criminal Justice at Maranatha Baptist University.

After spending 3 years in the field of food analysis, Mr. Vandeyacht will be acting as the Assistant Principal and teaching a number of classes in the fields of Math and Science for our Secondary Level students.

Secondary Bible Classes are taught by local area pastors. During the 2023-2024 school year, Secondary Bible Classes will be taught by Pastor James Brabson and Pastor Mark Drinkall.  

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