Merissa Ramantanin likes to find time with a cup of coffee and a good book. She is married to Johnny, who stays busy fighting hunger on a global basis for orphans, and mom to three teens – Karis, Ian Spencer, and Joy. Merissa loves adventures with her family – from traveling and hiking to playing kickball in the backyard and sitting by the bonfire in the evenings. Along with her husband and children, she has a big heart for both local and international missions. She felt God called her to the mission field when she was a young girl, although it looks differently than she thought it would! Merissa graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies from North Greenville University. She is passionate about teaching, speaking, writing, and equipping teachers to make a difference. Merissa oversees the integration of faith and learning by helping to equip faculty, plans weekly chapel services, and shares the responsibilities of professional development. As a fervent believer that we have much to learn from history and that a Biblical worldview shapes our lives, she steps into her role of educator at Oakbrook teaching Old & New Testament, AP World History, and Worldview Foundations, while mentoring young women on the volleyball court.