Support Team

List-serv Moderator, Bradley Baurain

Bradley Baurain is Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies and Program Director of TESOL at Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School in Chicago. He has taught for more than 20 years in higher and adult education in the U.S., Canada, China, and Vietnam. Publications information may be found at:
Website and Communications,

Dana Saito-Stehberger  

Dana Saito-Stehberger has been active in the field of TESOL for more than 20 years. She has taught in k-12 classrooms, junior colleges, intensive English programs, and in Masters and Doctoral programs in the United States, Costa Rica, and in Germany. She was on the initial team to develop the ESL ministry at Saddleback Church in Southern California. She is currently the Curriculum Coordinator and instructor for the 10-Week intensive ESL program at UC Irvine and is developing online academic listening and speaking courses for Coursera. She earned her BA and k-12 teaching credential at Westmont College, an MA in International Education from Framingham State College, and an Ed.D in TESOL from Alliant International University in San Diego. Dana is motivated by the opportunity to share knowledge, skills, and stories which enables others, and herself, to grow, develop, and to get a glimpse of how God and His goodness is in everything around us.

CELEA News Editor, Kimberley VandenAkker Gamez

I developed an interest and passion for ESL/EFL on missions to China and Taiwan. After graduating with a BA in Intercultural Studies from Biola University, I taught EFL in South Korea for almost four years. I pursued my MA TESOL from Biola University while in South Korea and graduated in 2015. Currently, I am a Secondary ELL Teacher at Southlands Christian Schools in southern California. 

CELEA News Assistant Editor, Daniel McClary

Daniel McClary is the Associate Registrar at Lancaster Bible College. Prior to that, he was Director of Academic Services for Immerse International, overseeing the English Language School.   He has worked in education for 25 years, teaching and administrating in diverse learning contexts in the U.S., Ethiopia and Germany.

Membership Coordinator, Amanda Dago

Amanda Dago earned her MA TESOL from Biola University in 2006. Over the past 10 years, she has worked in the field of TESOL in varying capacities. While the bulk of her time has been spent working as an ESL instructor, she has also worked as a Resource Coordinator and Academic Coordinator. She has taught all levels and skills in both IEP/Academic ESL and Adult Education/Non-Credit ESL programs and is a member of TESOL and CATESOL. Amanda and her family have recently returned to Southern California where she is the Director of IEP at California Baptist University in Riverside, CA. Amanda is a native Minnesotan and loves her Minnesota Vikings, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and traditional hotdishes. Amanda has been married to her husband Achille for 9 years and together they have two sons. They are excited to see what God has planned for them in California! 

IJC&ELT editor, Michael Pasquale

International Journal of Christianity & English Language Teaching

Michael Pasquale is a Professor of Linguistics and Director of the M.A. TESOL Program at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is author of An ESL Ministry Handbook (Credo House, 2011) and (with Nathan L.K. Bierma) Every Tribe and Tongue: A Biblical Vision for Language in Society (Pickwick Publications, 2011).

CELEA News Assistant Editor, Quinn Dyrli

Quinn Dyrli completed her B.A. in Mathematics, at Messiah College in 1993. After graduation, she taught mathematics in Maryland until getting married, when she and her husband moved to Massachusetts to teach at a Christian school. During their 17 years in Massachusetts, she also tutored and did substitute teaching. Quinn, her husband, and five sons, moved to Pennsylvania in 2011, prompting her to enroll in graduate classes, in preparation for returning to classroom teaching. She received her M.Ed., with a concentration in TESOL, from Messiah College in 2014. She works at Luzerne County Community College (LCCC), starting as an ESL and

GED instructor for their ALTA (Adult Literacy and Training Assistance) program, before moving into her current positions as In-house Professional Development Specialist and Tutor Coordinator for ALTA, and adjunct mathematics instructor. In the fall, Quinn will also teach a course on second language acquisition at Penn State University Wilkes-Barreā€™s Continuing

Education program. She loves teaching math and ESL, working with English learners, and using her training to glorify God and point others to Him!

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