“It takes several years of school to become a veterinarian – I just finished my 21st year of enrollment in a formal educational program. I am so thankful for the foundation God provided me in placing me at Sheets Memorial Christian School for the first leg of my educational journey. It was during my early years at SMCS that God gave me a career calling in veterinary medicine, and also there that He showed me how I could use my passion and skills to be about His mission of loving the people He has made. SMCS provided both an atmosphere of nurturing, with teachers and staff whose Biblical instruction helped to mold my character, and challenge to pursue big dreams, as I was taught to anchor my life to the promise that “With God, all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26)
SMCS extracurricular sports and music programs further established my work ethic and enabled the development of leadership skills that translated to roles of influence and opportunities for scholarship during my undergraduate and graduate training. In my life, SMCS was part of God’s plan to mold and form me into a vessel fit for His use (Isaiah 64:8), and I praise Him for His past, present, and future works at this special school.”
-Dr. Kristen Livengood , SMCS c/o 2011
The Honorable April C. Wood is a district court judge in Judicial District 22b of North Carolina Serving Davidson and Davie counties. She and her attorney husband, Jeffrey Berg, live in Lexington with their three precious children, Alexis, Alexander and Anthony. She is a passionate and dedicated community leader who graduated from Sheets Memorial Christian School as Salutatorian in 1991. She graduated from Pensacola Christian College, Summa Cum Laude, receiving her Bachelor of Art in Prelaw in 1994. In 1997 she received her Juris Doctor degree from Regent University School of Law, passed the North Carolina State Bar exam and was sworn into practice. Judge Wood was a practicing attorney and maintained a law office in Thomasville from 1997 until she was sworn into office as District Court Judge in 2002.
“During my time at Sheets Memorial, I had the privilege of having some wonderful teachers, such as Mr. Goodrich and Mr. Presson, who helped me strengthen my core beliefs and keep my moral compass intact. I grew spiritually and academically during my time at Sheets.” – The Honorable Judge April C. Wood, SMCS c/o 1991
SMCS Class of 2003 Alumni Mandy Greene Steele is known for making people feel beautiful at her salon Mandy’s Perfect Impressions!, but she & her husband Levi also have a mission to share the beauty of God’s love.
Mandy writes, ” Our trip last year(2017) we went into the prisons in Curacao. We saw over 100 souls saved. We look forward to seeing what God does through us this year. ….! Pray God does a work in our lives, that we grow closer to him and also lead other souls to Christ. Time is so short, God is coming soon!” Love in Christ, Mandy Steele SMCS c/o 2003
Please keep Mandy and other missions team in your prayers ! We are so thankful to see how the Lord is using SMCS Alumni to spread the Gospel!