Steve has adequate credits for a BS but has chosen to take these over many years and through a variety of universities and colleges. These include: Trinity Western University, Liberty University, Alaska Bible College, Rock Valley College, and Moody Bible College. His focus for course work was Bible training, missiology, psychology and Christian education.
Jill holds a BS in Eduction from UW Whitewater, a Graduate Diploma in special education from Simon Fraser University, additional courses in special education from Athabasca University, and a M.A. in leadership from Trinity Western University.
Steve has Fire-fighter Level 1, Hazmat Level 1, and Forest Fire Level 100 training, as well as Workplace Level 2 First Aid. He is a Clinic Instructor/Master Instructor and Wilderness Packing Guide with CHA (Certified Horsemanship Association.)
Jill and Steve are both certified: Restorative Justice Forum, Critical Incidence Stress Management, Suicide Prevention, Genesis Process, Precept Bible Instructors, as well as taking numerous modules through the Worldview Resource Group, CLAWare course on culture and language acquisition from New Tribes.
Jill has had extensive experience in education while in BC. Jill served as principal in two First Nation Schools, and as consultant with the First Nation School Association. Jill was an external Chair for the First Nation School Association School Assessment, sat on the Specialists of Instructional Services team, is a DIBELS Next mentor and trainer, and worked with FNSA Special Education team as an education consultant to other schools. Jill participated with a pilot project to develop provincial Professional Learning Communities among the First Nation School Association in BC. Jill has led several workshops at the FNSA conferences.