Amy Shepley, College & Career Office Administrator
Tell us about yourself.
God brought my little family to New Jersey almost 6 years ago from a tiny little town in southern Ontario, Canada. I am a mom to Laine, a sweet 16 year old, and am lucky enough to be married to Gord, who loves me more than I deserve. I’m stepping away from a job in kids ministry and moving into this new adventure at EC with an open heart to see what God is doing in and though my life.
I have moved 4 times since moving to NJ, and I’m hoping our feet are firmly planted in Clifton for a while! When we first arrived in the USA I became a stay-at-home mom for the first time in my life. After a brief stint in a local public school system, we decided to homeschool Laine, and 4 years later, we decided to rejoin the mainstream population of those who DON’T do school in their pajamas! We’ll both be joining the EC population in the fall!
How did God bring you to work at EC?
As a young, single mom, I went to college for Massage Therapy. In Ontario, it’s a pretty big deal! 😉 MT’s have to pass board exams after 2 years of intense study, much like pre-med! My massage therapy career led me to lots of cool experiences – thousands of beautiful clients later, I had the privilege of teaching in the massage therapy program at a college in Windsor, Ontario. I loved my students and found so much joy in guiding them into rewarding and challenging careers.
Here in NJ, I’ve had the honor of working for Liquid Church as a curriculum writer and office administrator. Managing the administrative duties of our kids’ program has been a learning experience like no other, and I am so thankful for my time there. This next step in my professional career is at EC and I’m looking forward to expanding my skills and bringing my knowledge to the C&C department.
What sets EC apart?
Eastern Christian School’s goal to partner with parents in the education of their children is an important distinction that separates EC from the rest. We know that students need to explore their faith and find God in everything they study. We also know that parents are the primary spiritual influence in a child’s life. A school who intentionally seeks to blend these two influences is putting the spiritual life of their students above all else. That is the culture I am excited to be a part of at EC.