As is tradition each year at Westminster Christian Academy, the school’s families contribute a monetary gift to the “Christmas Fund” which is then divided amongst each school staff member.

Just prior to leaving for Christmas break, teachers are delighted to find a small envelope in his/her school mail box containing a small token of love in the form of cash!

This is always a tremendous blessing to faculty and staff, and never an expected gift.

Several staff members requested the following notes of gratitude be shared with the community:

Dear WCA Family!

My family and I would like to thank you for the Christmas gift. I feel continually blessed by our Lord to be part of this school and community. I sure enjoy teaching and learning from your children each day and can’t imagine a having a better working environment. Thanks again for your generosity.

– Jerry Ediger

Upper School Biblical Studies Teacher


Dear WCA Family,

Thank you so much for the generous Christmas bonus you gave to us this year. It was a special blessing to receive a bonus when money is so tight during the holidays. I know it was a sacrifice for you. I will probably save it toward a possible summer trip with a dear friend of mine whom I haven’t seen in years.


Julie Cohron

First Grade Teacher


Dear Parents,

Wow! I continue to be amazed at the generosity of WCA parents. As a result of the wonderful monetary Christmas gift, my family was able to take an overnight trip to Callaway Gardens. Thank you so much! You are a blessing to me!


Tiffany Rasmussen

Fifth Grade Teacher


Dear Westminster Families,

I just wanted to drop you a quick not and tell you how thankful I am for our Christmas bonus! I know that you didn’t have to do it, but it was a joyful surprise when I discovered an unknown envelope in my box with a pleasant surprise.

Thanks so much,

Matt Currie

Upper School Teacher


Thank you so much for your generosity and blessing me with the extra Christmas cash. I really appreciate your thoughtfulness.

Partnering together,

Nan Lavender

PK Lead Teacher


Thank you for the Christmas cash. It was greatly appreciated.


Saron Daniel

PK  Teacher’s Assistant


The money that I have received each year at Christmastime at WCA has been such a blessing to me. Those gifts have always come in handy for my personal use or to help out someone else in his/her time of need. What a true blessing the money has been to me and what a true joy you have been to me over the years. That is one of the things I will miss in my retirement!! Christmas will not be the same without that special added “Love Gift” from our wonderful parents!! I will miss you so much. Thanks for all your support over the years. You have been the greatest! I would not trade my years at WCA for any other teaching situation. I will miss the children and their families with all my heart. You have truly warmed the cockles of my heart.

With all my love in Christ,

Phyllis McAndrew

Kindergarten Teacher


Dear Westminster Parents,

Thank you so much for the generous Christmas bonus you gave us this year. Mike and I enjoyed using our bonus to do some clothes shopping after Christmas, which was a lot of fun! We are blessed to teach at Westminster with such a wonderful group of parents and students. It is a joy to come to work! Many thanks for all of the ways you support and encourage the faculty and staff throughout the year.

With love,

Mike and Tollie Ediger

(Mike) Dean of Students, and Upper School Math, Science and P.E. Teacher

(Tollie) Upper School English Teacher, and Assistant to the Upper School Principal


Thank you guys very much for the Christmas Bonus. It was a very pleasant surprise! I have throughly enjoyed being a part of the Westminster family. I hope that I can continue to meet and get to know everyone better! Thank you for everything that you guys are doing! From everything that I have heard and seen, Westminster is a great place to be!

Allan Bailey

Girls Basketball Coach


Dear Parents:

Thank you so much for the generous gift that you blessed the teachers with this Christmas. It is truly an honor to teach your children and come along side you as you raise them to be young men and women of God. I pray for health and happiness for each of you in this new year.


Emma Stephens

Upper School English Teacher


Dear Parents,

Thank you so much for your kind gift. Gifts like that go a long way during the holidays, and I am blessed to be a part of such a loving and supportive community. You guys rock!


Matt Payne

Athletic Director


Dear Parents,

Happy New Year to each of you! I want to thank you for your extravagant bonus this past Christmas! Thank you for your time, your effort, and your sacrifice to make our Christmas a little brighter! I am grateful for you and all you do behind the scenes to make this an exceptional place to work to and for the glory of Our Lord Jesus Christ! Thank you for opportunity to serve you by serving your child! Thank you for all your gifts of service– seen and unseen! Thank you for being available to the Lord and HIs call for this school! We simply would not be who we are without YOU!

May your New Year be filled with wonder and awe as you rediscover His intense and unremitting love.

With heartfelt appreciation to Him and to YOU,

Sonya Carter

Upper School History, Music, Speech, Drama and Logic Teacher


I want to express my deep appreciation for the monetary gift at Christmas. It was a blessing to me.


Kelly Cole

Director of Academics and College Guidance Counselor


Dear Westminster Families and Friends,

Thank you so much for your very thoughtful and generous Christmas gift. I greatly appreciate your kindness and generosity and know it was such a blessing to all. What a tremendous joy and privilege it is to serve you and your child(ren) at Westminster! I pray this year will be filled with God’s abundant blessings for you and your family. 3 John:4

Under His Grace,

Judy Childs

Upper School Principal


A heartfelt thank you for your generosity towards us! The Christmas money was a blessing and very much appreciated! Thanks for loving us in this way.

In Him,

Jackie Kirsche

Art Teacher


Dear Westminster Families,

Thank you so much for the Christmas gift. It was very thoughtful and generous of you. I feel so blessed to work with such wonderful people on a daily basis and I love working with your children. May God continue to bless you, your families, and everything you touch!

In His Service,

Cindy Miller

Lower School Music Teacher


It is such a blessing to work at a school in which the parents truly appreciate and support what we do as teachers. Thank you so much for showing your support through the Christmas bonus. That was a pleasant surprise, and we are very grateful for it. May the Lord bless your family this year.


Keenan Klayman

Upper School History Teacher