Kathi Heern (Frau Heern) grew up in California and got her BA in Christian Education & Bible from Hope International University (previously Pacific Christian College). She also studied Pottery & advanced ceramics at Cal State Fullerton. She has taught pottery at many different levels, including college level. She served as a missionary with YWAM for 4 years based in Germany. She studied the German language while in the country and speaks fluent German. She currently teaches in the school aged Children’s Ministry at her church. She is also a Real Estate Broker, Appraiser & Investor. She is married to Steve Heern who is also a Real Estate Broker & Appraiser. They have been married for 25 years and have 2 adopted children, Conner (18) and Marina (17) She has homeschool both Conner & Marina for a number of years. Marina will be taking many classes at Berea & Kathi will also be the campus liaison for the Southgate campus. Conner is returning to public school for his senior year to play varsity soccer. Kathi’s desire is to be a support to Berea Academy & to see it grow to equip many lives to glorify God & be a light in this world.