Kathie Carley / Elem Office

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Kathie Carley met her husband, Justin, in college and got married just two weeks after graduating from OSU. Now 20 years later, they have three kids – one launching into college and two others who are students at Santiam Christian. They are a busy, sports-minded family. They can be found either coaching or watching nearly every kind of SC sporting event.  It’s no surprise that this Athletic Administration major has found a place to combine her love of sports with her talent for administrative detail, as the SC elementary administrative assistant.

One of the things about Santiam Christian that touches Kathie most is knowing that SC families are trading financial sacrifice for peace of mind concerning their kids’ emotional, educational and spiritual safety.  She loves being part of that sense of safety.

Kathie and Justin are both involved in coaching at SC. Kathie’s many years as a competitive gymnast and later a college cheerleader at OSU have given her the talent and ability to coach the SC cheer team. She says that coaching is a great opportunity to help build deeper relationships with families and to help build strong character in her athletes.

The whole Carley family loves the small community atmosphere of Santiam Christian. Kathie is moved by the fellowship that comes from sharing the joys and challenges of school and sports alongside other parents who are choosing to make the same sacrifice.