Staff Members

Our staff at Spring Vale includes administrators, teachers, deans for the dorms, cooks and maintenance staff.

Our faculty, staff and administration have chosen to dedicate their livelihoods to preparing young adults to be strongly rooted in Christianity.

With many of the staff and faculty living on campus, students enjoy the extra attention and interaction of an extended family. The Staff is involved with students outside the classroom, sponsoring classes in fundraising and activities, inviting students to participate in family gatherings, supervising recreational activities, and encouraging spiritual and personal growth.

Each morning there is a time of prayer by the staff for the spiritual direction of the school. Staff often pray for students by name. Students and staff also take time between morning classes to have chapel together. It frames the student's day with an uplifting Christian message, giving them the tools to face the challenges present in today’s world.

After the last class of each day, teachers are available for academic lab to further assist any students with their studies. 

Teachers are certified or permitted by the Michigan Department of Education.




Darrel Walters II


Darrel is the Director of Spring Vale. He spent two years as the Director of Development at Spring Vale. You can contact him at

Mark Caswell

Principal & School Counselor

Mark has been involved in the ministry of Spring Vale for nearly 20 years in two stints. He holds a Master of Arts in Counseling. You can contact him at

Scott Fischer

Director of Student Services

Scott has been at Spring Vale since 2008. He served as Boy's Dean for four years. He also served as Director of Admissions for four years. He is currently the Director of Student Services. You can contact him at

Barbara Coulson

Office Manager

Barbie is in her first year as the Office Manager. She has spent the last four years in the Boy's dorm with her husband Nathan Coulson.

Patrick Siddens

Business Manager

Patrick has been the office manager since 2014. He also served one previous stint in this position.

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Brian Franks

Director of Spring Vale Online, Director of Development

This is Brian's third year at Spring Vale. He served two years as our history teacher and one year as an assistant in the Development Office.

Kelen Caswell

Director of Admissions and Promotions

This is Kelen's second year at Spring Vale. He was our Journalism teacher last year and ran promotions. He is an alumnus of Spring Vale, class of 2010.


Duane Peterson

  • Science
  • Ten Years

Pam Noble

  • English, Life Skills, Resource Room
  • Eight years
  • Alumna

Bruce Noble

  • Bible and SOUND
  • Five years
  • Alumnus


Joanna Thomas

  • Math
  • Third year
  • Alumna


Erin Walters

  • History and Resource Room
  • Second Year
  • Alumna


Martha Rohrbaugh

  • English and Resource Room
  • Second year

Kayla Siverstain

  • Spanish Teacher
  • First Year
  • Alumna

Dorm Staff

Amy Scott

  • Girl's Dean
  • First year

Ruth Davis

  • Assistant Girl's Dean
  • First year
  • Alumna

Nathan Coulson

  • Boy's Dean
  • Four Years
  • Alumnus

James Edwards

  • Assistant Boy's Dean
  • First year
  • Alumnus

Kitchen Staff


Aaron Coulson

  • Head Cook
  • Nine years
  • Alumnus


Amanda Miller

  • Assistant Cook
  • Three years
  • Alumna


Ora Miller

  • Head of Maintenance
  • Two years