Our Full Time Team

Mr. Sarr – Headmaster and Omnibus Teacher

Mr. Sarr grew up in Central California and attended Washington State University, where he met his wife, Sonja. They have lived in Marysville since they got married in 1999. They have three Raggants of their own: Ellie, Abbie and Joshua. Jonathan serves as a pastor at Trinity Evangel Church, and has been headmaster of ECS since it opened in 2012. In his spare time, Jonathan enjoys sports, reading, movies, swinging kettlebells, projects around the house and constructing longbows in his garage. Email Mr. Sarr – jsarr@evangelcs.org

Miss Bour – Manager of All Things

Miss Bour was born in Oklahoma, and since then, has moved to three different states in the U.S. as well as a year in Australia. Her family has settled in Granite Falls, Washington. She was homeschooled until the end of 10th grade, when she joined ECS, and later became part of the first graduating class of the school, graduating in 2016.  She attended Gene Juarez Academy to earn her cosmetology license, and now does hair on the weekends. In her spare time, she likes to plan events, dance, travel, crochet and learn new handy-work crafts. Last year, she started to volunteer at ECS as a TA for 1st and 2nd grade, and she now serves the ECS community as Mr. Sarr’s administrative assistant! She is very excited to be a help in any capacity, and to spend herself for those around her. Email Miss Bour – dbour@evangelcs.org

Mr. Bowers – 5th and 6th Grade Teacher

Mr. Bowers was born in Missoula, Montana, and moved to Washington aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln during his time of service in the Navy. He married Mrs. Bowers in 2004 and settled in Washington, gaining a BA in History from the University of Washington and MA in Teaching from Northwest University. Mr. Bowers was the first (and only) full-time teacher at ECS when it opened its basement doors in September of 2012; at some point, he has taught almost all the subjects, from Latin to Literature, both Grammar and Secondary, and now has three beautiful Raggants of his own at ECS: Merian, Lucy, and Edith. Mr. Bowers is passionate about many things, including nature, history, basketball, and the students in his charge. Email Mr. Bowers – abowers@evangelcs.org

Mrs. Bowers – Omnibus Teacher

Mrs. Bowers was born in Seattle and grew up in Western Washington, graduating from Snohomish High School and Everett Community College via Running Start. She received her BA in English from the University of Washington, meeting Mr. Bowers at Home Depot where she had been working through school. After earning her MA in English from the University of Virginia, she and Mr. Bowers got married and have three daughters now at ECS: Merian, Lucy, and Edith. She has taught at Everett Community, Puget Sound Christian College, and Northwest University, but is most excited about the Classical model and getting to serve at ECS. She enjoys photography, writing, gardening, dashes (grammatical, not physical), and cooking. Email Mrs. Bowers – lbowers@evangelcs.org

Mrs. Hall – Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Hall was born in Southern California and moved to Washington when she was in the 7th grade. She graduated from Cascade High school and then earned an Associates degree from Edmonds Community College. She currently lives in Marysville with her husband of 17 years and two Raggant daughters. Jolie started as a weekly volunteer when ECS opened in 2012 and took on more classroom responsibilities each year following that. Jolie became a full-time teacher in 2015 and continues to love what she is allowed to do by the grace of God. In her spare time, Jolie enjoys learning new skills, knitting, crocheting, running, going on vacation, watching football, and eating good food with family and friends. A favorite quote of Jolie’s is, “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.” It encourages her because she wants to go big and hard for God’s glory; by His grace we will hit big things as we aim at big things! Email Mrs. Hall – jhall@evangelcs.org

Mrs. Hevia – 1st Grade Teacher

Riva Hevia was born and raised in North Dakota and attended North Dakota State University, where she received a B.A. in Education and met her husband Emerson. They moved to the Everett in 1996 to work in Aerospace. In 2005, the real work began when she became a mother. They have two children, Bazen and Zander. After homeschooling for several years, she found ECS and joined the Raggants. When she’s not at ECS, you will likely find Riva outdoors. She loves sunshine, art, words, cooking, hosting, exploring and is always game for the next adventure. Email Mrs. Hevia – rhevia@evangelcs.org

Miss Rothenberger – 2nd Grade Teacher

Miss Rothenberger was born and raised in Arlington, Washington, and was homeschooled for seven years. When ECS opened its doors, Kara was the first Secondary girl, and graduated in 2018 as the first Raggant to run the ECS Secondary gamut. Starting in her Senior year, she taught her first Latin class, and following graduation, was invited to take on a full-time internship as the 2nd-grade teacher. She spent three years working as a server at the Windsor Square Retirement Home in Marysville, and she has now moved on to teach full-time. She is a most welcome addition to our faculty and Kara looks forward to continue learning from her more seasoned co-laborers. Email Miss Rothenberger – krothenberger@evangelcs.org

Mrs. Pakinas – 3rd and 4th Grade Teacher

Mrs. Pakinas was born and raised in Lake Stevens, then ventured to Bellingham where she finished a degree at WWU in Elementary Education. In 2004, following a long stint as a gadabout substitute teacher, she landed a full-time job and a wonderful husband. After 4 years at the middle school level, she headed home to raise kids and homeschool them. In 2017, their five lovely daughters, Kiana Jo, Claire, Daphne, Jane, and Esther, joined the ranks of the Raggants, and Mrs. Pakinas followed in 2018. The Pakinas family has lately bought a farm in the Snohomish Valley and are dreaming about what fruit (figurative and literal) God might bear in this new venture! Email Mrs. Pakinas – epakinas@evangelcs.org

Mr. Weinberg – Math, Science, and Logic Teacher

Since the age of 3, Mr. Weinberg has grown up in the Arlington, Marysville, and Lake Stevens area. He went to Grace Academy in Marysville from K—12 and played soccer, basketball, and golf at the varsity level. He graduated in 2009 and attended Everett Community College for a year and took Mrs. Bowers’ English 101 class there while working for his father’s granite company. He then married his wife, Mrs. Rebecca Weinberg in 2014. Mr. Weinberg sold Chevrolets at Roy Robinson for 4 years while getting his Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management and his Master’s of Business Administration from Western Governor’s University. He then spent a year working as a Registered Investment Advisor with MassMutual in Bellevue before coming to ECS to teach Math and Science in 2018. Mr. Weinberg has two future Raggants: Charles Jackson born 2016, and Berkley Mae born 2018. He has lots of interests including golf, smoking meats, chess, and reading most any book about any subject that sounds interesting from a knowledgable author. Email Mr. Weinberg – gweinberg@evangelcs.org