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Welcome New WMC Staff

With Fall 2020 coming fast, WMC has brought on new faculty members.

We’re excited to introduce you to them and share a bit more about our new Warrior family members.

Introducing, Chelsea Applebach, MS Math teacher

Chelsea Applebach

Hello All, my name is Chelsea Applebach and I am a GVSU graduate wrapping up my 3rd year as a teacher and my second year as a 7th-grade math teacher. These last two years I realized how much I enjoy working with middle school students and am so excited to continue that journey at WMC this fall!

I am moving to Muskegon from Detroit with my husband who is starting an emergency medicine residency at Mercy Hospital.  We have been married for three years and together we love to be outside, bike, kayak, mini-golf, play tennis, volleyball, or any other team sport people will invite us to. We love to travel and when we do, we often choose mountains over cities or beaches.

When I am not hanging out with my hubby I love to be with my college friends, hang out with my sis, go jogging, drink lots of coffee or cook. I just discovered Bon Appetite during quarantine and it has been the best!

I feel so blessed to be able to take this position this fall and am looking forward to how God will continue to grow and develop me as an educator for these amazing young people we get to work with every day. The welcoming emails and advice on housing from you all has already made me feel so welcome and I cannot wait to meet you all in person!  Until then! 

I feel so blessed to be able to take this position this fall and am looking forward to how God will continue to grow and develop me as an educator for these amazing young people we get to work with every day. 

Introducing, Kelly VanDenBerg, HS Math Teacher


Kelly VanDenBerg

After growing up in Michigan and attending Calvin College, I moved out to Southern California and taught at Ontario Christian High School for 5 years. In 2012 I moved back to the Midwest and have taught 8th-grade math at Timothy Christian (near Chicago) for the past seven years.

I am so excited to move back to Michigan to be closer to family and back to the sunset side of the lake. 🙂 I have taught many different levels of math from Pre-Algebra to Precalculus. I enjoy running, biking, reading, boating, and being outdoors. I am excited to meet the staff at WMC and join the team there!

Introducing, Cheryl Newsted, MS Social Studies

Cheryl Newsted

I’m married to my best friend, Jamey, who’s also a pastor.

We have three rockstar kids despite their parents who aren’t “kids” anymore. I’ve taught middle and high school English and social studies. 

I enjoy music and reading. I dabble at gardening. We’ve recently added kayaking and hammocking to our life which is a ton of fun. And I’m sure most importantly, my husband is NOT happy to hear I will be wearing GREEN since we are Michigan fans. Go blue! 😉 

Introducing, Christian Mohrhardt, HS Government & History Teacher

Christian Mohrhardt and his bride Diana

My name is Christian Mohrhardt. I am going into my fifth year of teaching and I couldn’t be more excited to start at WMC.

I was born and raised in Spring Lake, MI where I graduated from Spring Lake High School in 2011. I then attended GVSU and graduated from there in 2016.

I spent my first three years teaching 7-11 grade Social Studies at Litchfield Community Schools in Litchfield, MI. I then moved back home and spent this last year at Comstock Park Public School.

On July 11th, 2020 I married my beautiful fiance Diana.

When I am not teaching I enjoy traveling, doing missionary work, cooking, and martial arts. I am excited to meet all of you!

Welcome to you all!

The entire WMC community is pleased to have you join the family. Blessings to you, your families, and for your first year at WMC ahead!

Questions? Please CONTACT US!