Meet the Teacher

Karie Welch has the privilege of teaching grades three, four, and five at Olympia Christian School. She taught at Midland Adventist Academy in Shawnee, Kansas, for six years. When her children became school-aged, she homeschooled them in Billings, Missouri, for nine years. Karie and her husband Pastor Mark have worked together in church ministry for almost eleven years. They have four wonderful children, one at Walla Walla Adventist University, one at Lewis County Adventist School, and two at Olympia Christian School. While she especially enjoys teaching Language Arts and Social Studies because of the class discussions that result, her greatest satisfaction comes in seeing the character development of her students. "God has blessed me with His love and mercy, and those are the gifts I want to share most.”