Life verses: Ephesians 3.8, Acts 26.22  “Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, and be found in him…”

“To this very day, I have obtained help that comes from God, and I stand and testify to both small and great, saying nothing else than what the prophets and Moses said would take place.”

Lucas grew up in northern Michigan and northern Maine, where he worked on the family farm and in the family retail business. In 2003, he moved to Berne, Indiana, where he again worked in retail and became part of the body of Christ. After spending a year at Faith Builders as a student, Lucas earned an English teaching certification and tutored English learners from Asia and Europe. He also served as a freelance editor and curriculum researcher in the areas of ESL and history. He earned his bachelor’s degree in liberal studies, with a concentration in history and languages, from Charter Oak State College in 2015. He pursues foreign languages as a window into the experiences of others, and enjoys reading history and spending time in nature.

Anne Marie Yoder was born in Montgomery, Alabama, where her father served as a volunteer prison chaplain. Her first stop on the way home from the hospital was the prison, where her father introduced her to his friends. She moved with her family to Lancaster County when she was five, and spent most of her formative years in that area. Anne has more than eight years’ experience in teaching, including time spent in El Salvador and Indonesia. She has attended SMBI and TESOL training. She graduated from Faith Builders’ teacher apprenticing program in 2012, and earned her bachelor’s in English from Thomas Edison University in 2013. She enjoys teaching, Spanish, and homemaking.

Lucas and Anne married in 2011, and spent part of their first year of marriage at Faith Builders. They have four sons: Judson, Elliot, George, and Robert. Together, they look for time to spend outdoors, and to participate in the ways God shapes and matures the people He calls into His kingdom.