Valley Bible Academy – St. John's Lutheran Church

Meet the Staff

Shantel Hocum
Shantel Hocum
Science & Physical Ed

email: Mrs. Hocum

Shantel Hocum graduated with a degree in Biology and Secondary Education from the University of Idaho in 2008. She taught Chemistry and AP Biology at Tahoma High School (near Seattle) for three years before coming back to the valley to start a family with her husband, Brian Hocum. She held a Washington teaching certificate for Secondary Education with endorsements in biology and natural science and has 16 credits toward a masters degree. Shantel teaches science to our upper grades and physical education.

Shantel married Brian Hocum on December 30, 2011. She enjoys being with her family, learning to play the piano, reading and doing yoga. She and her family are members of St. John’s Lutheran Church.


Margie Parker
Head Teacher

email: Mrs. Parker

Margie Parker has an Associates degree in Early Childhood Development, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. She holds several state certificates that include multiple age groups. Margie has taught Pre-School and Pre-K for over 20+ years. She has taught elementary students for 5+ years.

Margie enjoys time with her family, reading, and the great outdoors. She has been a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church since early childhood.




Pastor Dave Naumann
Pastor & Teacher Dave Naumann
Religious Instruction

email: Pastor Naumann

Pastor Naumann graduated from Immanuel Lutheran College in Eau Claire, Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Arts in Theology in 1985 and from Immanuel Lutheran Seminary with a Master of Divinity in 1988. Pastor Naumann has served congregations in Detroit Lakes and Ponsford, Minnesota, Ketchikan, Alaska, and Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. He currently serves as the Pastor at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Clarkston, Washington and Peace Lutheran Church in Orofino, Idaho. Pastor Naumann teaches catechism and religion classes at Valley Bible Academy.