Mr. Ron Jung – Headmaster (Preschool – 12th Grade)
Azusa Pacific University (CA); North Park Theological Seminary (IL)
Mr. Jung and his wife, Wendy, have been involved in Classical Christian Education from the time their oldest son began 1st grade in 1999. A native of California, Mr. Jung received his BA in Religion with a Biblical Studies emphasis from Azusa Pacific University in 1991 and a Master of Divinity from North Park Theological Seminary (honors) in 1997. Mr. Jung has taught at a variety of settings which include church, school, home and the University. His loves include scripture, theology, classical Greek and Roman literature, coaching football, gardening and spending time with his wife and five children. Mr. Jung began teaching at providence Academy in 2010 and took the role of Headmaster in 2013. He and his family are members of Jacob’s Well Church (PCA) in Green Bay where he is an ordained elder.
Rev. Chris Steinbarger – Chaplain, Logic and Rhetoric School Principal
The University of Iowa (IA); Covenant Theological Seminary (MO)
Mr. Steinbarger joined Providence in 2014. A Midwestern nomad, Mr. Steinbarger has lived in MI, IN, IL, MN, IA, MO and now WI. Along with his wife Jaclyn and their kids, they hope to stay in Green Bay for a long time. Previously, he has worked at Jacob’s Well Church in Green Bay as the Director of Church Life as well as Parkview Church in Iowa City doing campus ministry. Mr. Steinbarger graduated from the University of Iowa in 2005 with a BBA in Management and Marketing and from Covenant Seminary with a Master of Divinity in 2012. Mr. Steinbarger is an ordained minister in the PCA. Mr. Steinbarger is extremely excited to be a part of the Providence team and desires to see the families of Providence, the greater Green Bay area and the entire world transformed by the unsurpassed power of God’s grace.
Mr. Neil Hamel – Grammar School Principal
Illinois State University (IL); Viterbo University (WI)
Mr. Hamel joined Providence Academy in 2014. A Green Bay native, Mr. Hamel met and married his wife, Robin, in central Illinois. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education, majoring in Elementary Education, from Illinois State University in 1988 and taught for 25 years in the Pulaski Community Schools. In 2005, Mr. Hamel earned his Master of Arts in Education from Viterbo University. He also has an Associate Degree in Marketing Communications. Mr. Hamel and his wife homeschooled their four children, Ariel Johns, Rachel Rai, Caleb and David, from the beginning of their education in 1995 and graduated their youngest in 2014. He enjoys sailing, skiing, painting, hunting, and the outdoors, but especially spending time with his family. They are members of Spring Lake Church. Mr. Hamel is thrilled to have the opportunity to share the truth of the gospel, and its implications for the whole of life, at Providence Academy.
Mrs. Dana Spejcher – Office Administrator
St. Norbert College (WI)
As Office Administrator, Mrs. Spejcher facilitates events and communications between staff and families. Furthermore, she manages the improvement of these communications to create supportive community relationships within the school. Mrs. Spejcher has been involved in the educational field for many years as both a teacher and substitute. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 2000 and a Science Certification in 2001, both from St. Norbert. While her initial background was in secondary science education, her substitute teaching years were spent predominantly in the primary grades. Mrs. Spejcher also has administrative experience from her years working as an Office Manager at a local doctor’s office. Living in Green Bay all her life, she resides with her husband and their three children. Much of her free time is spent at hockey rinks and baseball fields around the state, watching her children play the sports they love. She also serves in children’s ministry at church.
Mrs. Selena Salmon – Office Secretary
Mrs. Salmon has been involved in the educational field for many years as a school office assistant, administrative assistant to the Director of Instruction of West De Pere Schools, classroom aide, and volunteer in her children’s schools. She joined Providence Academy in 2015. Outside of Providence, Mrs. Salmon also owns a small business known as J Supply, LLC, a distributor of industrial supplies to the machining industry. She is married to her husband Ed. They have four children, Hanna, Marie, Gwen, and Adam. Their youngest, Adam, is a student at Providence Academy. The Salmon family enjoys camping, traveling, family dinners, and being a part of the children’s ministry at Celebration Church. Mrs. Salmon and her family are so pleased to be a part of Providence Academy where they can freely learn about God’s great designs for humanity, and to express their love for Him.
Mrs. Barbara Robertson – Office Assistant
St. Norbert College (WI)
A New York transplant, Mrs. Robertson now resides in Green Bay and works as the Providence Office Assistant. She earned her degree in Communications from St. Norbert College and utilizes those skills in her current position. She may be a familiar face around Providence Academy as she has worked in the library and subbed in the classroom when able. Mrs. Robertson is married and has twins, a boy and a girl. Her free time is spent shuttling them to their various activities and cheering them on in their endeavors.
Mr. Stephen Anderson – Athletic Director
Michigan Technological University (MI)
Mr. Anderson joined Providence Academy in 2017 as boys high school soccer coach and stepped into the athletic director role in 2018, overseeing Providence’s growing 4th-12th grade athletic program. He acquired a passion for Christian education and athletics while attending Copper Country Christian School in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula grades K-12. Mr. Anderson graduated from Michigan Technological University in 2011 with a BS in Scientific and Technical Communication and minors in Coaching Fundamentals and Journalism. He and his wife Kelsey moved to Green Bay in 2013, they have two young kids, and they are actively involved members of Life Bridge Christian Church.
Mrs. Julie Curro Idzikowski – Director of Development
St. Norbert College (WI)
Mrs. Idzikowski joined Providence Academy in December 2018, after relocating back to Green Bay from Arizona with her husband, Robert. Life-long Wisconsin residents, they are delighted to be home with family and friends. Mrs. Idzikowski previously spent 17 years in nonprofit fundraising and operations at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, St. Norbert College, and Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin. Prior to that, she held human resource and sales leadership positions with Schreiber Foods. Mrs. Idzikowski graduated from St. Norbert College in 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Relations. She is currently on the St. Norbert College Alumni Board and enjoys cooking, thrift shopping, reading, embracing her Sicilian heritage and all things related to Wisconsin sports. Mrs. Idzikowski and her husband are blessed to be the parents of three adult boys and two miniature Australian shepherd dogs and are excited to be part of the Providence Academy family.