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International Program Director

“Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.” Mark 9:37

Darlene Kasper studied Elementary Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro before becoming a wife and mother. She joined Cascade Christian Schools in 2008, and works as the International Programs Director the Host Family Program Coordinator. Darlene helps find and support host families; as well as offer international student support on campus.

Darlene and her husband have been married 23 years and have two children. Her daughter, a Cascade graduate, is currently studying nursing at Northwest University. Her son is in the High School at CCS. Darlene enjoys traveling, cooking and helping families become connected around the world. In the last twelve years, her family has hosted over 32 students in her home and feels blessed to have had children from South Africa, the Philippines, South Korea, Japan and China.

Vanya McCrory

International Program Assistant

Vanya McCrory studied Elementary Education at Edgewood Teachers Training College in South Africa. She has taught and homeschooled in South Africa and America for many years. She has been married for 31 years and has pastored several churches in South Africa, Britain, and America for over 25 years. She has 3 daughters: one teaches at Cascade Early Learning, one is studying pre-med at Northwest University, and her youngest is in the Junior High at CCS. Vanya loves children of all ages and has a passion for teaching and ministry.