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4th, 5th, and 6th Grade

My name is Mandi Vander Galien, and I have been married to Jeremy for 22 years. We have eight delightful children and two grandchildren. God has blessed us beyond measure. My love for teaching began when I was very little when I taught anything and everything to my imaginary students. That love grew through my high school and college years leading me to pursue a degree in elementary education from UW-La Crosse. After five years in the classroom, I resigned to begin raising and teaching my kids at home. Whether it was teaching in a brick and mortar school or teaching my kids at home, I was thrilled with the God-given task of helping students reach their greatest, God-given potential. In my spare time, I enjoy all things sports (especially the Brewers and Hoosiers), digging in my perennial gardens, hospitality, and going on as many family trips as possible.

2nd and 3rd Grade

Hi there! I’m Bekka Codere. I have been married to my husband, Sean, since July 2010. We have three really fun, happy kids- Lila, Ezra and Lucy. We love the Lord. We are so thankful for the free gift of Jesus Christ and His astonishing work on the Cross for us. We live this life to bring Him glory and we praise Him for His goodness and sovereignty. We enjoy reading lots of family books. Our favorite series has been N.D. Wilson’s Ashtown Burials. We also love C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia. I have been homeschooling my kids for the past five years. I have also taught children’s Sunday School classes, Awana lessons, Bible studies and women’s book studies. I am extremely excited to be a part of the Armis Dei teaching team. I love the classical approach to learning and that Armis Dei will adhere to the standard of God’s Word as absolute truth.

I moved to Rhinelander, WI in 2013 to work as a physical therapist. I have been a believer in Jesus Christ since 2014 and am currently a deacon at Northwoods Baptist Church. My wife Katie and I have three boys. I look forward to serving on the Armis Dei school board to help build on the great things this school is doing with high quality education that glorifies God.

Jeremy Vander Galien has been involved in Armis Dei from the beginning. He has MDiv from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and is ordained through the Evangel Presbytery. He has been senior pastor of Pine Grove Community Church since 2015. He is married to the love his life, Mandi, the VG’s have eight children and three grandchildren.