Mesa Christian Academy
Mesa Christian Academy

Meet Our People

We have a wonderful staff of friendly, caring, Christian administrators and teachers. All of them have a passion for Christian Education and care deeply about the spiritual, academic, and character development of each child.

Cheryl Mexin

School Administrator

Learning Center Supervisor

Sign Language Teacher


Bio: Cheryl has been teaching with and using the A.C.E. curriculum for over 30 years, and has run her own school for many of those years. She oversees the entire school here at MCA and is the lead supervisor/teacher in the Learning Center (upper elementary-12th grades). She has also hosted and taught the A.C.E. Supervisor's Training Courses for the region multiple times in the past. Cheryl is a lot of fun, but is serious about educating children within a Christian environment. She enjoys life to the fullest, whether laughing with her family, taking care of her many animals and pets, or going to the family cabin. She and her husband Rick have 3 grown biological children, 7 grandchildren, 5 children adopted from Ukraine, and 2 children adopted out of the AZ foster care system. 

Mary Williams

Office Administrator

Music Teacher


Bio: Mary is the Office Administrator for MCA, teaches our Music classes, leads worship in our weekly Chapel services, and wears many, many more hats around campus. Mary has a degree in Music Education from Bluffton University, taught elementary music in Chandler for 5 years, and was the office administrator at a local church for 3 years. She has been full time with MCA since August 2013. If you call or stop by the office with any questions, this is likely who you will speak with. Mary enjoys reading, music of all kinds, traveling, shopping, and spending time with friends. Mary and her husband Dave have 2 daughters.

Emily Baumea

Learning Center Assistant Supervisor

Art Teacher


Bio: Emily (Mrs. B) is a successful graduate of an A.C.E. program herself. She has been the Assistant Supervisor in the Learning Center since 2013 and also teaches our amazing weekly Art classes. She enjoys going to Disneyland, learning about and using essential oils and Scentsy products, participating in local runs/races, and working with glass and other mediums to create art, jewelry and gifts. She and her husband August have one son and a new baby daughter.

Holly Moir
Kindergarten/1st Grade Learning-to-Read Supervisor


Bio: Holly Moir is a graduate of Children's Ministry Institute in Warrenton, Missouri. One of her passions is that children know the goodness and faithfulness of the Lord at an early age. For many years she has been involved in local and overseas' missions, specifically children's ministry with Child Evangelism Fellowship and Action International Ministries. One fun fact is that Holly lived in Zambia, Africa for almost three years, leading Bible clubs/camps and young adult Bible studies. She also loves to read and journal, serve in the three-year-old classroom at church, and spend time with friends. Holly joined the MCA team in August 2021.

Megan Albaugh

Early Elementary & Learning Center Supervisor


Bio: Megan joined the MCA team in January 2022 and has been an invaluable addition. She has a degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, and she worked in a public school in CA as a paraprofessional and as a behavior specialist. Megan is the daughter of a pastor, and now the wife of a pastor. Her husband, Ryan, is co-pastor of a local house church that now meets at MCA one Sunday per month. Megan and Ryan fostered and adopted their son, and also have one daughter. They are just 8 months and 3 weeks apart! She has a great passion for God, children, education, and mental health. She is excited to be working at MCA and to be able to combine all of those passions. 

Jodie Burns

Part Time Learning Center Supervisor


Bio: Jodie and her husband, Rich, have three children that all attend MCA, and she is excited to have joined the MCA staff in August 2021. Jodie has a degree in Ministry, with an emphasis in Music and Youth Ministries from Central Christian College in McPherson, KS. She loves serving her church in the nursery as well as on the worship team. In her freetime, she enjoys creating and crafting, and especially loves encouraging her kids' creative and artistic sides.

Teresa Fowler

Part Time Learning Center Supervisor


Bio: Teresa is our newest staff member who started in February 2022. She is excited to join the MCA staff and work with children in the learning center, not only to advise them in their educational journey, but their spiritual journey as well. Her desire is to help students understand that they can have a deep and personal relationship with Jesus Christ throughout their entire life. Teresa has worked in or with various ministries over the years including a Christian singing group, as a supervisor in two other A.C.E. schools, church secretary and pastor's wife, led VBS seminars, and volunteered for a local Christian music promoter. Teresa and her husband, Rick, have 3 grown daughters and 2 grandchildren. Her #1 hobby is painting ceramic Christmas buildings, but loves spending time with her hubby, their 8 rescue cats, and 3 rescue dogs.

August Baumea

Physical Education Teacher


Bio: August (Mr. B) comes every Monday and teaches our P.E. classes. He keeps our students moving! He also helps out in the Learning Center as a monitor when his P.E. schedule allows. When he isn't at MCA, he works full time at AutoZone. He is married to Emily and they have one son and a new baby daughter.

Office Hours

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

School Day


8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Contact Us


7918 E. 1st Ave.

Mesa, AZ 85208


(480) 641-1970

Email: Director@


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