Khrystyne Linao

Khrystyne grew up in Greater Grace Church and is a graduate of Greater Grace Christian Academy, class of 2014. She attended CCBC and Stevenson University and studied Human Services. She made a faith decision to enroll in Maryland Bible College & Seminary and is currently finishing her studies. 

Khrystyne served as a teacher for 3 years at the Greater Grace Learning Center and now she’s currently serving as GGCA’s school secretary. 
Her lifeline verse is Psalm 27:1 “The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord ist the strength of my life and whom shall I be afraid.” 

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Amy Tariverdi

Amy was born in Baltimore, Maryland and grew up in Baku, Azerbaijan on the mission field. She was home-schooled her whole life. At age 15, she was a teacher’s assistant in Sunday school and served until she graduated high school. She also started her hobby in photography.

After graduating high school, she was led by God to attend MBC&S and is currently a member of its Student Council. At the same time, Amy worked for GGWO’s Youth Ministry. During her second year, she began to substitute at GGCA and was a part-time lunch monitor, while still working in the youth office. She has also served as an admin for the GGWO Nursery on Sunday nights. Amy is currently serving as a teacher’s aide in our kindergarten. 

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Jon Cook

Mr. Cook is currently teaching in GGCA’s middle school. He was born and raised in Maryland and attended GGCA until 8th grade. After graduation, he attended Maryland Bible College and Seminary. He completed his practicum in Budapest, Hungary, where he fell in love with teaching at Greater Grace International School. What was supposed to be a six month assignment became seven years. While there he led the youth group and was a chaplain at GGIS. He’s also spent time as a youth pastor of a Korean group. Jon is a welcome addition to GGCA’s teaching staff. 

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Avril Plunkett

Mrs. Plunkett is serving on GGCA’s Admin Team and functions as an Assistant to the Principal.

She spent the last 18 years as a missionary in Asia. During her time there, she taught first graders at an international school, taught ESOL, and worked with children with autism. She is currently developing curriculum in the local language of the country where she served that will support Christian families and meet the educational needs of their children. 

Mrs. Plunkett earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Maryland Bible College & Seminary and completed her Master of Education with a specialization in child and family studies at Bryan College in December 2019. She is a pastor’s wife and has a daughter who graduated with the GGCA class of 2020, and an adult son who graduated from GGCA in 2016.

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Paivi Janssen

Mrs. Janssen has returned to GGCA to teach fourth grade after serving for three years at Greater Grace International School in Budapest, Hungary. She is accompanied by her husband and three daughters who are currently enrolled at GGCA.

She holds a Master of Education degree from Bryan College in Dayton, TN, and a Bachelor’s in Christian Education from MBCS, Baltimore, Maryland.

Mrs. Janssen is a passionate educator with more than 15 years experience teaching at various levels. She started her teaching career at GGCA in 2002, teaching the 3rd grade and has since taught several grade levels both at the Elementary and Middle School levels. Mrs.Janssen additionally has experience in teaching adults at CCBC. We are delighted to welcome her back to GGCA.

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