Dr. Duke Pesta

Dr. Duke is a tenured university professor of English and Academic Director of FreedomProject Academy.


Michael Menzel
Dir. of Operations & Media

Michael is Director of Operations & Media at FreedomProject Academy where he has worked since the school's inception.

Mr. Dave Harper

Mr. Harper earned his Master of Arts degree in educational leadership and administration in 2002 at Marian University and his educational specialist degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in August of 2018.  He has worked in suburban, rural, and online public schools in both Florida and Wisconsin for the past 20 years.

Mary Lou Lindner
Admin. Assistant / Receptionist

Mary Lou brings over 15 years of administrative experience to FPA. She has returned to Appleton, after 35 years to be near her extended family.

Mrs. Bobbi Leitsch
Academic Advisor

Bobbi Leitsch went to college at Elgin Community College and John Brown University. She has an Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education and over 10 years of Administrative Assistant experience.

Mrs. Cindy Kempen
Academic Advisor

Mrs. Kempen earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from West Chester University in Pennsylvania. She has been involved in Christian education in various capacities in both Pennsylvania and Wisconsin for 40 years.

Mrs. Katie Petrick
Academic Advisor

Katie has earned baccalaureate degrees in political science, communication, and secondary education: broad field social science. While completing a master’s degree in political science at Northern Illinois University, Katie taught undergraduate courses in American government and political statistics.

David Heup
Support Specialist

“Tech Dave” has an M.Ed. in Instructional Technology. He is adept at taking the confusing world of technology and simplifying it to make it easy to understand and use.

Ben Jenkins
Digital Producer

Ben has a Bachelor of Science in Interactive Media from Cedarville University.

Katie Scholl
Senior Web/Graphic Designer

Katie has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from UW Oshkosh. She is responsible for the print media and the layout and the look of the website.

Dan Kahler
Web/Graphic Designer

Dan has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Communications from UW Oshkosh. He assists with designs for print media and web.

Cary Myska

Cary Myska, CPA has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and MIS from UW Oshkosh. She also has her CPA certification from the State of Wisconsin.