Our Staff - Agape House Heals

We are fortunate to have a talented, experienced team of professional teachers and gifted volunteers for each ministry program.

Administration

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Pam Patterson, Executive Director

Pam has a Bachelor of Science degree in Family Services and 25 years of experience working with teens in distress.

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Jan Baker, Office Manager

Jan began working at Agape House as the School Receptionist in 2007 when the school opened. Having been very involved in the development of the overall operation of the ministry, she is now the “go-to” person, and enjoys every moment! Jan graduated from GTC as Administrative Assistant in 1993, and has worked in this position in a variety of fields prior to coming to Agape.

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Debby Vanderstappen, School Secretary

Debby has an extensive background in customer service and the hospitality industry. She became woven into the Agape family while taking a counseling class at the Agape Counseling Center. Debby enjoys serving and encouraging others.

Jodi Moore, Bookkeeper

Teachers

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Kym Bachtell, Director of Day Program

Kym graduated in 1999 from Gateway Technical College with a degree in Human Services.  She has devoted her career history to empowering women to be who God created them to be.  Kym began working at Agape in 2015.  Kym is married and has 3 children.  She enjoys crocheting, family and sharing God’s love.

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Tina Dillman, Teacher

Tina graduated from Marquette University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Elementary Education. She taught all levels of elementary school at Faith Christian as well as Bible studies, Awana courses and Sunday school.  She loves the girls and teaching at Agape School!

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Casey Moore, Teacher Aide

Casey has been volunteering at Agape for a few years now, and the girls appreciate her ability to stay ‘on-task’. Casey is a “worker-bee” who enjoys projects that need to be done. As a teacher’s aide, Casey is helping the girls with their PACEs, and many other activities. Casey enjoys time with her family, and especially with her grandchildren.

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Rick Schiltz, School Teacher for Boys School

I was born and raised on the south side of Chicago. I received degrees in Physical Education and Special Education from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and taught these subjects in Waukegan and Beach Park. I am married and have 5 children and 5 grandchildren. I live in Lake Geneva with my wife, Susan. My favorite hobby is gardening.

Counselors

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Bonilee Maclay, Administrative Director of Counseling/Biblical Counselor

Bonilee has been involved in ministry for many years; however, it was her rebellious years that led her to a deeper understanding of God’s grace and saving power. As a mother of 4 grown children, she has earned her degree in Psychology from Columbia University of Missouri. Certified as a Biblical Counselor with F.I.T., she is presently seeking her Pastoral Counseling Degree.  Bonilee has a passion for restoring families.

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Sharena Fleming, Counselor

Sharena has been involved in Children’s ministry since 2010, and began working at Agape in 2016. She completed her Associate Degree in Human Services in May, and now is working on her Bachelor’s in Social Work, and is certified for child welfare. As a mother of 2 amazing boys, she is continually seeking God’s heart. Through many tragic events in her life, God has    

  taught her how to love and teach others how to love in spite of the pain.

Teen House

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Pauline Loayza, House Manager 

Pauline has worked at Agape House since 2014 and has a rich history working with children. She is thankful to be working for the organization that provided her own family with support during a difficult time.

Resident Assistants typically serve one-year terms. Each RA connects with the residents on a personal level, helping to guide them in their healing and growth. We are also blessed to have dedicated Interns who also share their time and talents to support the teen in the home.

2018 – 2019 Resident Assistants: Sarah Goldman, Caitlin Savino, Hillary Jones, Diane Frese and Brooke Nedland

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