Hello, Beloved Co-op! We are the Sanders family, and we love living downtown Indy. Our family consists of Rod (Dad), Christa (Mom), and Saebella (8th grade – who wants to be known as Bella in the co-op). We also have a set of daycare kiddos that will be with us on Tuesdays: Jack (3), Elle (8 months), and big sis, Adeleine (6), who will join us on days her school is out.
Rod and Christa trained at Crossroads Bible College (where they met!) and have been married 17 years. We both worked in ministry, including Wheeler Mission’s Family & Youth division, and as missionaries here in Indy’s downtown area until the Lord called us to a time of rest and restoration and reordered our steps.
Rod has an MBA in Human Resources, works at Coldspring Academy, tutors math on the side, does Human Resources consulting, and is working to finish his bookkeeping certificate. His favorite side hobbies are sports in general, but football and track in particular.
Christa runs an in-home daycare as her primary job, so our house is filled with baby items, giggles, and naps Monday through Friday. She also works part time as an Executive Administrative Assistant for Iibada Dance Company. The other side “job” is writing curriculum about the untold stories of African Americans and helping to facilitate conversation and understanding of the issues of race in America. Hobbies include learning about anything new, research, life hacks, music, and cooking shows.
Saebella (14 in September) is in 8th grade and is passionate about science, writing novellas, and dance! She is athletic and picks up on most things very quickly. She loves learning new languages and last school year was learning 4. She has interests in the medical field (genetics & chemistry, in particular), NASA, the arts (dance & music), writing & communications, and Sociology, as well as sleuthing.
We have been working toward building a homeschool community like BCC for 4 years and are DELIGHTED to see our dream fulfilled, especially as we enter the high school years!