Meet Our Contributors

We are a collaborative team of Morning Star Academy faculty, parents, board members, staff and alumni connected by faith in Jesus Christ and our desire to see classical Christian education flourish in the Quad Cities and in our students’ hearts and minds. A few of our contributors are highlighted here, and we continue to expand the blog and deepen the conversation!

Missy Bohonek

Lower School Faculty

Missy Bohonek teaches third grade at Morning Star Academy. She enjoys spending time with family, traveling and watching sports. She and her husband, Chad, have three children at MSA. 

Kat Carter

MSA Parent

Kat Carter is retired from the U.S. Army and now provides operational, logistical, and emotional care support services for her squad on a full time basis (AKA stay-at-home mom). She and her husband, Bill, are the parents of four Morning Star students.

Joel Rohde

MSA Parent & Basketball Coach

Joel Rohde served as pastor of worship and youth at North Ridge Community Church in Eldridge for 14 years before transitioning to his current role as pastor of worship and discipleship.  Joel has a deep love for the the church and Classical Christian Education. He coaches fifth and sixth grade students at Morning Star Academy and is committed to using the sport as a tool to guide students toward a life of discipleship and service in God’s Kingdom.

Brenda Porter

Upper School Faculty

Brenda Porter teaches English, writing, and rhetoric at Morning Star Academy. She and her husband, Rob, are the parents of three grown daughters. 

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Kendra Thompson

Former MSA Parent and Staff

Kendra Thompson is a children’s minister, a writer, and previously served as part-time director of communications at Morning Star Academy. She and her husband, John, have two children.

Pam Rohde

Upper School Faculty

Pam Rohde teaches Bible, worldview, and art at Morning Star Academy. She loves teaching in an environment where students are encouraged to grow not only in knowledge, but also discernment and discipleship. Pam and her husband, Joel, have four children at MSA.  

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Anna Carrington

MSA Board Member, Blog Editor

Anna Carrington is a freelance editor and an avid reader. She enjoys teaching children’s Sunday School and Bible studies for women who speak English as a second (or third) language. Anna and her husband Wes have two sons at Morning Star Academy.

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