BRINGING FAMILIES & TUTORS TOGETHER!
Kalamazoo Area Tutoring Association, Inc. is a parent-facilitated co-op which operates every Monday from September to May at Centerpoint Church in Kalamazoo. Qualified, experienced, Christian tutors provide a wide variety of academic classes including core classes for all ages and many exciting electives. KAT has brought families together for over 21 years of educational excellence - Honoring Christ academically, spiritually, and socially. Learning and memories that will last a lifetime!
Philippians 1:9-11 says, "And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ–to the glory and praise of God."
Meet Your KAT Team!
Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)
The PAC is responsible for maintaining the everyday requirements to make KAT a success for both tutors and families.
Bonnie Snell, Chair and IT
Katie Zeilenga, Secretary
Jen Adams, Treasurer
Laura Scheid, Yearbook Liaison
Diane Bowman, Member
Paola Diaz-DeYoung, Member
Lindsey VanderMeer, Member
Board of Directors
The KAT Board of Directors is the overseeing entity for business and legal matters. They assist the PAC as need and enforce and support the participant guidelines and policies of KAT.
Dr. Peter Wielhouwer, Chair
Jennifer Crabiel, Treasurer
Ann Huyck, Secretary
Dan Scheid, Member
The KAT Building Supervisor is an essential part of KAT. Jocelyn is the monitor liaison and all-around coordinator for classroom set-up, tear-down, and tutor needs throughout the day!
KAT is truly thankful for Jocelyn and all she does to keep our co-op running smoothly! What an amazing blessing to our KAT family!
Biblical Statement of Faith
Biblical Authority: The Bible is the inspired, inerrant, authoritative Word of God, and the authoritative rule of faith, life, and conduct for all Christians (Ps 119:105, 133, 160; Prov 30:5a; 2 Tim 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:19-21). As such, the Bible teaches us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires; we are to live sensible, righteous, and godly lives (Titus 2:11-13).
Humanity’s Need for Salvation: All mankind has sinned (Rom 3:23). Jesus Christ came to earth to pay the penalty for sin through His death on the cross and resurrection to life (Rom 4:23-25; 5:8; 6:23; 1 John 4:9-10). Salvation comes by grace through faith in God's son, Jesus Christ, totally apart from human merit (John 1:12; Eph 2:8-10). This salvation is available to every person in the world (John 3:16-17), for God desires all persons to be saved (1 Timothy 2:3-5).
Marriage and Family: God established the institution of marriage and designed it to be an exclusive relationship between one man and one woman (Gen 2:24-25; Matt 19:4-6; Deut 17:17). This God-ordained model for marriage and the resulting family is also a picture to humanity of the relationship between Christ and His Church (Eph 5:21-30) and is not a mere social construct. All intimate sexual activity outside the biblical marriage relationship contradicts God’s design and intention, and is therefore sin (for example, Ex 20:14; Lev 18:22, 20:13; Rom 1:18-31; 1 Cor 6:9-10, 15-20; 1 Tim 1:8-11; Jude 7).
Sexuality: God created human beings in His own image, male and female with equal personal dignity, and these two distinct complementary biological sexes together reflect the image and nature of God (Gen 1:26-27; Matt 19:4). God’s creation of humanity as male and female, combined with scriptural principles of sexuality, means that rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within oneself; willful conduct contrary to God’s design and intention for human sexuality is therefore sin (for example, Deut 22:5, in addition to the sexuality passages in the marriage section).