Michelle Thompson: MA in Education, Instructional Leadership from Argosy University; Certificate, Montessori Theory, Montessori Center International – London, England; BA in Elementary Education and Business from Bethel University. Michelle has served over 20 years as the Founder, Executive Director, and Head of School of Hand In Hand Christian Montessori; current adjunct faculty member for Bethany Global University and former, founding adjunct faculty member for Sarasota University. She has served for over 20 years as the Co-Owner and Teacher at Kinderstudio of Musik, where she was introduced to the wonders of Montessori.. 

David Hasz: PhD in Strategic Leadership from Faith International University; MA in Intercultural Leadership from Bethany Global University; BA in Education from Oral Roberts University; Director of Teen Mania’s Honor Academy 1996-2009, Executive Vice President Teen Mania Ministries 2009-2012; Bethany International Board of Directors 2006-2013; Executive Vice President Bethany Global University 2013- 2022, President and CEO of Bethany International 2022-present.

Myra Arnold: MA in Early Childhood Education from the College of St. Catherine; Early Childhood AMA Montessori Teaching certificate from the College of St. Catherine; BA in Natural History and Communications from the University of Minnesota; serves as the Program Director for CMTC 2016-present; Hand in Hand Christian Montessori faculty 2001-present.

Jason Haché: Currently pursuing a PhD in Organizational Leadership at Columbia International University; MA in Human Services Counseling, with a concentration in Marriage and Family from Liberty University; BA in Cross-Cultural Studies from Bethany Global University; Bethany Global University Registrar from 2007-2018; Bethany Global University Academic Dean 2018-currently.

Jason Lee: Master of Education, specialization in Administration & Strategic Planning, from Harvard University Graduate School of Education; BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University; owner and CEO of a multi-unit franchising business of an international F&B brand in Korea; currently the Director of International Programs at Hand In Hand Christian Montessori and the Director of Planning at KONIS, Korea; currently BOD member of the Modine Onegene Corporation, Korea.

Former Advisors

Rebecca Dirks: Master of Counseling/Psychology from Trinity International University; Bachelor of Religious Education from Ambrose University College; Certificate of Montessori Theory from Bethany Global University. Rebecca served as the director for Bethany Children’s House; served as the General Manager of Bouari Clinic of Minnesota; served two years as the program director for the Miracles of Mitch Foundation.

Randy Dirks: PhD in Intercultural Studies from Trinity International University; MDiv from Bethel Seminary; BA in Theology from Canadian Bible College; Former Pastor with the Christian Missionary Alliance; 6 years of field experience in cross-cultural missions; currently the Vice President of Advancement at Bethany International.