VICTORY VILLAGE 

CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 

Mission & Vision

 

Showing God's Love

 

The mission of Victory Village Christian Academy, a subsidiary of Heart Ministries, Inc., is to show God’s love and compassion to wounded youth, seeking to bring them into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, as we minister to their spiritual, social, intellectual, and physical needs.

 

 

GET INVOLVED

THE

ACADEMY

Our Team

Founders

 

 

Bill and Carole both grew up in Kansas. Bill studied Agriculture at Kansas State University, and while there was heavily involved in Intervarsity, Campus Crusade and other ministries. Through this campus involvement, his love for people and desire to do full-time ministry grew. Answering this call of God at 21, he went on to earn his Master of Divinity at Wheaton College, near Chicago. Meanwhile, Carole was attending Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, and studying Christian Education and Missions. Bill and Carole met at Moody during a campus visit from Bill, and they were married in 1963. Carole later received her Bachelor's degree from Liberty University.

 

After Bill's graduation from Wheaton in 1965, they returned to Kansas and began pastoral ministry in Hoisington. Later, while pastoring a church in Marion, they found a young boy in jail for not going to school. They took him into their own home and cared for him. After he left, they took in two girls, and later three more. As their ministry to wounded youth grew, they started looking and praying for property, and also for individuals who would be interested in supporting this new work.

 

In May of 1970, they found a beautiful piece of land, covered with grass and trees near Hutchinson. In November, Heart Ministries was incorporated and the land was dedicated and named Victory Village. Work was begun on a girl's dormitory and school, and the ministry of showing God's love and compassion to teen age girls has continued.

 

Meet the Team

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Director & Principal

Kelli Rump

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Assistant Director & Athletic Director

Katy Nininger

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Dormitory Director

Heather Smith

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Maintenance Director

Scott Hilburn

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Cook

Loretta Hendrix

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Cook

Jill Holcomb

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Dormitory Staff

Ashley Penner

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Adriana Garcia

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Astrid Gradiz-Moncada

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Dormitory Staff

Autumn Gray

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DaleRae Dockins

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Dormitory Staff

Dora Lewis

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Dormitory Staff

Julie Beam

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Dormitory Staff

Melynda Mcnicol

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Dormitory Staff

Robin Traffas

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Founder

Bill Cowell

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Founder

Carole Cowell

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 Secretary & Treasurer

Barbara Hedges

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On-site Therapist

Dr. Jessica Kerzner

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Case Manager

Kristi Colvin

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Science & Math Teacher

Mr. Nininger

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Social Studies Teacher

Mrs. Johnson

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English Teacher

Mrs. Owens

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Bible Teacher

Mrs. Morland

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Art Teacher

Mrs. Horton

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Elective Teacher

Mrs. Traffas

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Dormitory Staff

Emily Moore

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Dormitory Staff

Jamie Schmidt

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Dormitory Staff

Janice Herndon

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Dormitory Staff

Shannon Fitzgerald

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Dormitory Staff

Sue Walters

 

Partners & Sponsors

THE PASSION FOR LIVES TRANSFORMED

 

Victory Village Christian Academy (VVCA) is 100% dependent on charitable giving. We take no money from the State or Federal Goverment, but are supported by private donations from indivuals, foundations, and organitaztions that beleive in this work and want to help.

 

At present, we have the capacity to serve sixteen girls in the dormitory and school.

 

 Of course daily care and education involves considerable expense, and parents are encouraged to make  monthly donations if they are able and willing to do so. However, we will not turn anyone away on the basis of whether or not parents are able or willing to help financially. This is one of the unique features of Heart Ministries, beliveing that Christian ministry should not be offered for a price, but made available to all who need it regardless of their finacail status.

 

 If you know of other individuals, churches, foundations, or corporations that might be interested in supporting Victory Village Christian Academy, we would appreciate your assistance in connecting us with possible future ministry partners.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TESTIMONIALS

"I deeply appreciate the time and effort you put into my daughter's education and well-being. Without your help and encouragement, receiving her high school diploma would not have been possible."

- Pamela Scott, Parker, AZ

"We are forever thankful for the love you showed our granddaughter. You have helped many teens to get through tough years."

- Judge Johnnie Bird, Farmington, NM