The Woodland Academy


Classes Start Wednesday, Sept 21

Learn with Passion to live with Purpose.

All classes start Wednesday, Sept 21 @ 6:30pm

Course durations are 6-12 weeks (check Course description)
Classes are 1 hour Only / Childcare & Kids programming Available

Our mission is to impact our community in a transformative way. To equip adults to live spiritually, mentally, and physically healthy lives through teaching, and networking in the context of families, community, and work settings.  


Meet the Deans


Lindy Rummery
Lindy is Certified by the Maxwell Leadership Team, the world's largest leadership organization, in teaching, speaking and coaching in leadership skills. She is also certified in DISC Personality Assessments for individuals and teams. Today she is part of a high performing team of fundraisers for the Red Cross, the world's largest humanitarian organization. She dedicates her time to her family first, and is passionate about the development of current and future leaders through classes and coaching, like this one.


Jeff McCauley
Jeff serves as our Family Ministries Pastor, and our Communications Director. He's been in full-time church ministry for over 15 years and has a passion for seeing families choose Jesus. He is married to his High School sweetheart, Kim, and together they have 4 children; Lilly, Luke, Lucy & Liam. 


John & Rochelle Ward
John & Rochelle have been married for 26 years, and have 3 daughters, a wonderful son in-law and 3 gorgeous grandkids.  They have led the Marriage Ministry for 3 years at Woodland. They are passionate about healthy marriages and how they can transform families and build legacy. Their testimony starts with being very young and newly married when their circumstances moved them in with Rochelle's grandparents.  The Grandparents poured so much into them at that time, if they had not lived with them they would not have had the experience of seeing a healthy and loyal marriage walked out on a daily basis. Witnessing that daily walk turned out to be one of the biggest blessings God has given to their marriage.
They are excited to go on this journey of marriage with you!


Bryan Lingle
Bryan K Lingle is the Pastor of Adult Ministries for Woodland Community Church. He is married to his high school sweetheart Michelle and they have been married for 30 years. They have 7 children, way too many to list! Bryan is a graduate of Lancaster Bible College with a B.S. in Christian Life and Ministry, with a focus on Biblical Counseling. Bryan has been in adult education ministry for 20 years, focusing on Biblical Counseling, Financial Coaching and Leadership Development. Bryan is a Dave Ramsey trained financial coach, offering one on one budgeting basic coaching and leading Financial Peace University classes over the past 15 years. Bryan is John Maxwell certified leadership coach and a Arbinger Institute certified facilitator. Bryan enjoys spending time with his wife Michelle and traveling, now that the 7 kids are grown adults.

Mental Health

Dr. Tim Passmore
Dr Tim Passmore knows what it is like to experience unhealthy emotions and the challenges we face because of them. He has struggled with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Bipolar Type II Disorder since childhood. His journey has taken him through formal training in psychology, counseling and treatment by medical professionals. As leader of The Woodland Community, he has committed himself to helping individuals thrive in all areas including their emotional lives. 


Jeremy & Megan Schroeder
Jeremy Schroeder is a pharmacist and Megan's focus in college was psychology. Megan has had experience in natural health for over 20 years and Jeremy has extensive knowledge of how vitamins and minerals work in our bodies.  Jeremy is a member of the tech team at Woodland and Megan serves in the worship teams and in student ministry.  Jeremy and Megan have 4 awesome kids, Alex 18, Shannon 14, Luke 12 and Annie 10 plus their angelic basset hound Hoover.

Biblical Studies

Daniel Elias 
Daniel has been a student of God's Word throughout his life.  As an 8-year-old kid, he desired to be a pastor so he could study and share God's truth with others.  Now, after 30 years of ministry, by God's grace, his motto in life continues to be, "The day I stop learning, I die."  Daniel's life pursuit is to know God, primarily through His Word.  Daniel serves as the Executive Pastor of Worship here at Woodland and is an Ordained Minister of the Gospel.  Daniel, along with his Bachelor of Music degree, has a Minor in Bible from BIOLA University and has taken several seminary and post-graduate level courses in Theology, Practical Theology, Homiletics, Leadership, and Worship.  He is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Worship Leadership with Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Online).

WAFA Director:

Danielle DeJesus

Spiritual Formation Director
Danielle serves as Woodland’s Spiritual Formation Director. She is using her leadership, business, and ministerial skills to lead the Woodland Academy for Adults.  She has a degree from Temple University in Public Relations with a minor in Psychology. She has over 20 years of experience working with adults and students of all ages in a variety of settings. Danielle spent 8 years growing a children’s fitness franchise where she led a staff of certified instructors and sports coaches to positively impact a community of childcare facilities and families in the area of health and fitness education. 

Also, Danielle  was a part of a curriculum development team for a non-profit organization, F.Y.I Framing Young Individuals. She co-wrote and taught character development classes in elementary, middle, high schools and to community leaders. She has served in children, youth, and worship ministries for many years. She has a passion for developing relationships with people and leading them closer to abundant life in Christ.  

Danielle is a wife and mother of two children. She believes that education is endless and that we should never stop learning.



Course Title: Becoming a person of Influence

6 week Course

Becoming a Person of Influence is a foundational text for anyone who aspires to grow as a leader. Written in tandem by Dr. John C. Maxwell and Jim Dornan, the book spells out ten fundamental qualities that define influencers. The authors carefully point out that a person’s influence does not develop overnight, but rather through a progression of four stages: modeling, motivating, mentoring, and multiplying. Influence can be acquired, but it only grows in increments. The good news is that no matter where you stand on the stairway of influence, there are learnable qualities to help you climb to the next step. 
  • Week 1
Introduction and Chapter 1 (Integrity with People)

  • Week 2
Chapter 2 (Nurtures Other People) and Chapter 3 (Faith in People)

  • Week 3
Chapter 4 (Listens to People) and Chapter 5 (Understands People)

  • Week 4
Chapter 6 (Enlarges People) and Chapter 7 (Navigates for Other People)

  • Week 5
Chapter 8 (Connects with People) and Chapter 9 (Empowers People)

  • Week 6
Chapter 10 (Reproduces Other Influencers) and Wrap Up.



6 week Course: Bi-Weekly (Dates of classes will be supplied with syllabus) 

The Bible gives clear instruction on the importance of handling money in a way that honors God and blesses those that do so. In this study you will cover the following:

  • Lesson 1 Ownership Matters
  • Lesson 2 Why I need a budget 
  • Lesson 3 Discipline is necessary
  • Lesson 4 Every dollar needs a home
  • Lesson 5 Victory strategies for keeping the peace in your finances
  • Lesson 6 Practice can make you wealthy
At the end of each class you will be given a budgeting worksheet to complete before the next week's class. Upon completion of this course you will have the foundation of a functional household budget in place.

This course will actually take place over 12 weeks, but will meet bi-weekly (6 weeks). Please contact Bryan Lingle with any questions.


Course Title: Parenting WIth Mental Health In Mind

10 week Course

A kid’s inner world has the power to shape everything—their social lives, academics, and their overall mental state. The likelihood that your kid or teenager—or someone you know—may suffer from a mental health challenge one day is high. In fact, one in five kids suffers from an anxiety disorder. Anxiety is on the rise among kids, and so are depression, self-harm, and so many other mental and emotional health challenges.
But there’s hope: Research shows one of the best predictors of a kid’s success in life is having at least one consistent, supportive, and caring adult in their lives—and that’s you. The Parenting with Mental Health in Mind: A Parent's Guide for Every Kid course will help you learn the psychology of what’s going on in your kid’s brain and science-based, practical tools to help your kid navigate a mental health challenge. Upon completion of the course, you’ll feel empowered and equipped to meet your kid’s mental health challenges head-on and support them in the way they need most.
10 Weeks- Sessions

1. The Heart of the Parent
2. It Takes a Village
3. Let’s Look Inward
4. Show Up
5. Let’s Get Practical
6. Moving Forward with Grit
7. The Power of Hope
8. When It’s Something More Serious: “Help! My kid is self harming!.”
9. When It’s Something More Serious: What to do if your child is suicidal.
10. We Can Get Through Anxiety Together

A 3 ring binder of materials will be provided free of charge.
A copy of the book Seen by Will Hutcherson and Dr. Chinwe Williams will be available for purchase


Course Title: God's Pharmacy

6 week Course

God created our bodies in a miraculous way, and also natural medicine to help our bodies. He created plants to help different parts of our body in health and healing. This course will dive into mineral deficiencies, vitamin usage, probiotics and foods that can help us nourish our temple for better optimal health. Come and hear experts advice and recommendations. No workbook required, handouts will be provided.
  • Week 1: Essential Vitamins and how to take them
  • Week 2: Vitamins from nutritional sources
  • Week 3: Essential Minerals and why we need them
  • Week 4: Vitamin and mineral depletion
  • Week 5: Fermented foods and why microorganism are soo cool!!!
  •  Week 6: Read the labels


Course Title: A Journey Toward Self Discovery and Emotional Success 

8 week Course

Do you struggle with your emotions? You’re not alone! During this study, you will learn why we feel what we feel emotionally along with practical ways to manage our thoughts that produce can healthy emotional responses. You will discover how our unhealthy thought habits produce such challenges as anger, anxiety, depression and stress and how these unhealthy emotions can be transformed into a sustained feeling of emotional wellbeing. 


COurse Title: Grace Filled Marriage

8 week Course

This study explores a radical hypothesis: Most marriages don't fail because they lack love…they fail because they lack grace.

Grace can make good marriages into great marriages. Grace can bring intimacy and restoration to broken marriages. Grace means giving your spouse something they desperately need, but don't necessarily deserve…things like kindness, forgiveness and the benefit of the doubt. And the best part is that if we focus on grace, the love we so desire with our spouse will naturally follow.

In this study, couples will:

  • Discover what lens they are viewing their spouse through, and how flawed lenses lead to flawed relationships
  • Discover how to meet their spouse's 3 inner needs of the heart
  • Discover how to give their spouse 4 vital freedoms
  • Learn how to resolve conflict
  • Learn how a relationship built on grace results in mind-blowing sex
  • Learn how a Grace Filled Marriage leads to a life that truly make a difference


COurse Title: Faith in Action

10 week Course

Have you ever wondered what an active faith in Christ looks like?  The book of James is Christianity in action at its best!
Join us for a 10-week journey through this practical letter.  We'll dive somehow deep yet always remaining applicable to our lives.
This verse by verse, section by section study of what we as Christians ought to live like will change your life and equip you to live for God! 
All materials will be provided weekly. 

We have the kids covered Too

Kidz Choir: During the school year, 3 year olds to 5th graders can participate in Woodland Kidz Choir 5:45 to 6:30pm.  Kidz Choir is a time for children to use their gifts and talents to praise God. Each Wednesday, kids will learn about worship and prepare songs for a variety of performances throughout the year.

INTERSECTION for Elementary age kids: At 6:30 to 7:30pm during the school year, we offer a ministry called Intersection for Elementary age kids. Intersection is where faith and life come together. Kids will experience faith, life skills, team work, and fun during intersection to help them navigate our current world. Intersection is only for those kids whose parents attend the Woodland Adult Academy Classes, in a community group, or are serving.
Childcare is available for preschool/nursery age during this time.

Indicate Kidz needs on registration form for Academy!