The teachers and staff profess faith and trust in Jesus Christ and demonstrate a conviction that God has called them to become involved in a Christian school ministry. Our teachers possess a minimum of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited or recognized college and meet the credentialing standards required by school accreditation.


Chet Crain    Principal

  • Vietnam Veteran - United States Marine Corps
  • BS Elementary Education - Southwestern Bible College (Arizona Christian University)
  • 10 Years teaching in Christian Schools in Arizona
  • 3 years Associate/Youth Pastor - Yuma, Arizona
  • Middle School Teacher at Doris Todd Christian Academy for 9 years
  • MEd Staff Development - Heritage University
  • 1 year teaching GED in Arizona State Prison
  • 9 years as administrator for Carpe Diem Collegiate High Schools
  • Principal of Maui Christian Academy since 2014


Gary Fitt                   math & science Teacher

  • MA Science Teaching Physics & Astronomy - Northern Arizona University
  • BS Physical Science Secondary Education; Minor in Chemistry -Northern Arizona University
  • 5 years college & university teaching, 2 years christian university
  • 2 years high school teaching, 1 year christian high school
  • Teaching in Ukraine, China, and the Middle East
  • 4 years as a coordinator for Gospel Rescue Mission
  •  Math & Science Department at Maui Christian Academy since 2014


TErri hallsten     english Teacher

  • BA in English, North Park College, Chicago, IL
  • Teaching 6-12 Certificate, Missouri Baptist College, St. Louis, MO
  • 3 years Behavioral Health Client Service Manager for students with special needs
  • 4 years Middle School Teacher at Doris Todd Christian Academy
  • English Teacher at Maui Christian Academy since 2016