Our Team

Streams of Hope has a highly experienced team of teachers, helpers, and leaders.

Sarah Chordas

Classroom Teacher

Mrs. Chordas holds a Bachelors degree in Visual Arts Education from Ball State University in 2007. Since graduation, she has worked in a variety of educational settings such as public school, homeschool co-ops, and in-home private art tutoring. In addition to teaching art in a variety of ways, she has also homeschooled her son from Kindergarten to 7th grade.

Her educational vision: "I truly believe that we all have our own unique learning style.  It is my job to guide students in the right direction, providing instruction and feedback, but also allowing room for personal expression. As a teacher, it is important to know when to lead and when to step back and let the students fly on their own." 


April Corwin

Classroom Teacher

April Corwin is from Nebraska and has a M.S. degree in biology and a M.A. degree in teaching ESL. This unique mix reflects her diverse interests and background which include extensive lab work and teaching ESL in Japan. April has a heart for the nations and for the spread of the gospel. She has assisted her husband in campus ministry for the last 14 years and has homeschooled her children for 10 years. April is excited about working with students and helping to personalize and tailor an educational experience that will bring joy and peace to students and their families.

Sara Harvey

Teacher Assistant

Mrs. Harvey has been a part of the Streams of Hope team in a variety of ways since 2022. She spent a year and a half as a classroom assistant, an afternoon class teacher, and helping with the chapel worship team. 


Mrs. Harvey loves to see children learning through hands on activities and movement. She utilizes a wide range of curriculum and teaching styles to make learning exciting for our youngest students. 

Brandon Green

Classroom Assistant & Online School Coordinator



Barb Yoder

Classroom Assistant



Liam Graham

Senior Pastor of Heartland Church




In the late 1980s, Gary and Janet Willig founded Chicory Christian Academy. After ten years, other families seeking better educational options for their children reached out and soon became a part of the Chicory family. By 2020, more than 100 students in grades K-12 had passed through Chicory’s doors. After thirty years of homeschooling, Gary and Janet began praying about the best way to ensure the continuation of Chicory’s philosophy that would last beyond their direct involvement. 

Meanwhile, Pastor Dave Frincke of Heartland Church had been praying about establishing a school as part of the church’s ministry. God answered both prayers for Pastor Dave and the Willig’s and was faithful to lead the way and meet every need. On August 10, 2020, Streams of Hope Christian Academy officially opened with 27 students, two teachers in two classrooms, and two assistants. We continue to grow and strive to meet student’s unique academic, spiritual, and emotional needs.

Janet Willig

Founding Teacher of Streams of Hope 



Dave Frincke

Founding Pastor of Streams of Hope