Heather Bellinger loves a good story. As an English student at Corban University, her love of conveying stories went hand in hand with her love of the theatre. Creative character development, whether on paper or on the stage is part of her unique gifting.
After achieving her BS in English, many challenging roles in Corban productions, and the prestige of membership in Corban’s Honors Program, Miss Bellinger has returned to Santiam Christian, her high school alma mater. From some of her exciting SC stage roles like the lovely Belle in Beauty and the Beast, and the rotund and bossy sailor, Stephano in The Tempest, she has taken on the important role of SC Players Director. She says, “Theatre is an amazing way for a person to explore their creativity, learn and think deeply about God’s creation in all of our humanity, and challenge, serve and grown themselves and others through trust, grace and, of course, humor.” She loves getting to share the theatre production and process with her students.
Heather’s own personal experience as a student at Santiam Christian challenged her to think critically, have compassion continuously, to listen prayerfully to the Lord, and to know that she is not alone in her obstacles, fears and joys. We love that we are part of HER story. Now, as a teacher here at SC, she is excited to be part of other stories, and watch how God continues to use this school to reveal His glory and express His love to our students in a myriad of ways. Story after story – continuing to unfold.
When not directing shows and teaching classes, Heather is enjoying taking tap dance classes. She says it’s a fun mode of exercise AND ignites her creativity.