Our mission at Wayne Christian School is to partner with parents and churches in the education of children from a Biblical worldview. Because of this, it is a priority to put together a staff that loves God, loves students, and loves teaching. We are pleased to introduce the following faculty members who have been hired for the 2021-2022 school year.
Mark Gentry: High School Science
Mr. Gentry is a familiar face around WCS after subbing in many classrooms around campus this past school year. He will be joining us full-time next year as a member of the high school science faculty. Mr. Gentry and his wife are both graduates of WCS, and he is excited to be returning as a teacher. He holds a bachelor of science in biology from Mount Olive College and comes to us after a 20-year career at Grifols in Clayton, NC. Mr. Gentry says “What I am most looking forward to about working at WCS is being where I believe God has lead. I believe God is at work in lives at WCS and I am thankful to be serving Him here! I am grateful to be a part of the WCS team, to have an opportunity to minister to the students and to serve the families of WCS!”
Christie Lane: High School Math
Mrs. Lane graduated from East Carolina University with a mathematics teaching degree and comes to us after 13 years teaching high school math in local public schools. She says she is looking forward to a new adventure and making many new memories at Wayne Christian School while sharing her love for God with coworkers, students, and parents. She wants her students to know “I’m a wife, mom, and stepmom. I enjoy spending my time crafting, camping, and spending time with my family and small group from church. I love teaching math and can’t wait to meet all my new students!!”
Matthew Leecy: Middle/High School Bible
Mr. Leecy moved to Goldsboro in the spring of 2021 when he married Britney O’Hara Leecy, WCS fourth-grade teacher. He will be joining the WCS faculty as a middle/high school Bible teacher. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Bible and Theology from Trinity College of Florida and says that he is looking forward to getting to know and minister to the students by the truth of God’s Word. When asked what he wants his students to know about him, he replied “I’d like my students to know that I’m from Kansas-home of the nations top college basketball program :)”
Billy Smith: Middle/High School Bible
Mr. Smith is a 2006 graduate of WCS and is most looking forward to the opportunity to be with students each and every day. Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Science in religion with minors in counseling and youth ministry from Liberty University. He has served as a youth pastor in Graham, NC, for the last 6 years.
Mr. Smith’s favorite Bible verse is I Timothy 1:12, and he wants the students “to know that I have three loves in my life: 1) Jesus, 2) My wife and daughter, and 3) Them.”
Mary Cait Thomas: High School English
Miss Thomas will be joining the WCS faculty as a high school English teacher. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Covenant College and desires to teach in a Christian school because “I believe that worldview is essential to everything. If I’m not allowed to teach with a Christian worldview, then I am not teaching the truth.”