Meet our Academy Staff & Volunteers!
Say hello to the leadership team at Perth Bible Christian Academy. Got questions for the lead team at Perth? Contact us by clicking here!
Pastor Mark Appell - Academy Administrator/Bible Teacher
Mark Appell joined the Perth Bible Church team in 1996 in volunteer ministry. He was called to get a Bachelor of Science in Bible and Missions. From 2001 to 2005 Mark had a mixture of paid and volunteer work at Perth Bible Church. In 2005 he was hired as a part time assistant pastor. In 2007 Mark became a full time assistant pastor and in 2011 he became the senior pastor.
Pastor Mark's personal mission statement: Striving to be the best son of God I can be, loving my wife and children unconditionally, reaching people in their lost state, cultivating their relationship with Christ and other believers, and challenging them to respect God with their lives.
Reach, Relate, and Respect.
Tim Vanderwouden - Academy Principal/Secondary Teacher
Tim joined the Perth Bible Church team in July 2023. He graduated from Hudson Valley Community College with two Associate’s Degrees and will be continuing his education this fall. Tim and his wife, Abbie, are both passionate about ministering to youth, and impacting them with the Gospel. Tim was saved at a young age and grew up at Centerpointe Community Church. He has been involved in church ministries for several years. Tim and Abbie were married in 2022 and have two young boys.
Abbie Vanderwouden - Dean of Academics
Abbie joined The Perth Bible Church team in July of 2023. She graduated from Houghton College with a Bachelor’s in Inclusive Childhood Education and Cedarville University with a Master’s Degree in Education. Abbie and her husband, Tim, are both passionate about ministering to youth, and impacting them with the Gospel. Abbie was involved in the Academy as an Elementary Teacher for several years. Currently, she serves in the children's ministry at Perth Bible Church. Tim and Abbie were married in 2022 and have two young boys.
Gary Allen - Secondary Teacher
Gary joined The Perth Bible Church team in July 2023. Gary spent most of his career teaching at public schools and had a growing desire to break out of the secular sector and began teaching at PBCA several years ago. Gary and his wife, Carole, became active in the bus ministry and door-to-door evangelism. Together, they spent many years teaching at the Academy, then followed God's call to the mission field in the Middle East. Gary is an RN and uses his degree in local hospitals and schools. He is excited to be back at the PBCA serving as a Secondary Teacher!
Amy VanNostrand - Secondary Lab Teacher/Finance Director
Amy joined the Perth Bible Church team in August of 2018. She graduated from Schenectady County Community College in 2012. She has worked in management positions at H&R Block and currently is working on attaining her CPA license through Western Governs University which will end with a Bachelor of Art's Degree in Accounting. She assists by handling all financial aspects of our church and she teaches our Secondary Science Lab class.
Kathy Gagne - 2nd-3rd Grade Teacher
Kathy grew up in Taberg, NY. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from SUNY Geneseo. Kathy homeschooled her son and daughter when they were starting 7th and 5th grades respectively. She has been actively involved in the children’s ministries at Adirondack Baptist Church since 2013.
Travis Dick - 6th-8th Grade Teacher
Travis joined The Perth Bible Church team in July 2023. Travis and his wife, Lily, moved to Perth from Schroon Lake, NY. He attended the Word of Life Bible Institute in Hudson, Florida in 2019, and is currently working on obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education at Western Governors University. Travis found his passion for teaching when he started substituting and then becoming a teacher’s assistant at the school he graduated from. Travis and Lily look forward to growing with the community at Perth Bible Christian Academy.
Elisabeth Singer - K5-1st Grade Teacher
Elisabeth joined the Perth Bible Church team in July 2023. She was born and raised in Indiana to a Christian family, and became a Christian as a child. Elisabeth grew up attended a private Christian school similar to PBCA. She moved to Illinois at age 26 to work in a daycare and lived there for 5 years. She moved to New York in January 2023 and married her husband in May 2023. Elisabeth love kids and is so excited to be teaching K4 and K5 students!
Anne Morgan - K5-9th Grade Bible Teacher
Anne has been volunteering alongside the Perth Bible team since September of 2021. She teaches our K5-9th grade Bible class. Anne has been married for 43 years to her husband, Jeff, and they have 3 children along with 2 grandchildren. Anne is passionate about young people and women's ministry. She has been a faithful servant with the LifeSaver Ministries and through there she has gained 3 "daughters of the heart" and 10 "grandchildren of the heart". God has evidently laid it on Anne's heart to see young people come to know Christ at an early age. She loves creating as a means to bless and encourage others. Anne wants to be "Christ with skin on" to a dark and hurting world.
Karen Allen - Secondary Art Teacher
Karen has been volunteering alongside the Perth Bible team since September of 2021. She teaches art for the 5th-12th grade students. Karen loves God and her family. She especially loves being the art teacher because it is amazing to see a student create something beautiful. God made each one of us unique and she is passionate about seeing students use their unique gifts in art class to glorify the Lord. Karen's favorite Bible verse is Jeremiah 17:9.
Christine Mayer - K4-4th Grade Art Teacher
Christine has been a faithful volunteer alongside the Perth Bible team and has been teaching elementary art since 2000. Christine has been a member of Perth Bible Church since 1985. She has 4 children who all attended PBCA. Christine graduated with a B. S. Degree in Elementary and Special Education in 1978 from Slippery Rock State College, PA. She enjoys working with children, serving the Lord. and continues to volunteer her time in a variety of capacities. Christine is always helping out in any way that she can!
Pastor Jordan Davoll - Athletic Director
Amber Davoll - Secondary P.E. Teacher/Coach
Amber has been volunteering with the Perth Bible team since 2018. She is the P.E. teacher for our secondary class, as well as the head coach for our boys/girls varsity basketball teams, and the assistant coach for our girls volleyball team. Amber enjoys connecting with students through her passion for Christ and sports. She is from Michigan and graduated in 2009 from Fennville High School as the first female player to achieve 1,000 points in her basketball career. Amber continued her education in 2012 at Word of Life Bible Institute for 2 years, then went on to receive her B.S. in Elementary Education from Trinity Baptist College in 2016.
Abigail Brustle - Office Manager
Abigail joined the team at Perth Bible Church in January of 2022. Abigail is a graduate of Word of Life Bible Institute and Fulton Montgomery Community College. She and her husband, Austin, were married in August of 2023 and they are both actively involved in the youth ministry. Her goal is to use her gifts for the glory of Christ and to see every life reached and changed for eternity.
Kelly Dutcher - Academy Field Trip Coordinator
Kelly has been volunteering along theside the Perth Bible team since September 2022 as our Field Trip Coordinator. Kelly has a passion for Biblical Counseling and is currently in school to obtain her Bachelor's Degree in Biblical Counseling from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. She enjoys spending time with family and connecting with women in ministry.