LUIS ARIZPE

Logic School and Rhetoric School Guitar; Audio Engineering; Audio Engineer and Videographer
Education: AA San Antonio Community College; Music Composition – University of North Texas
Family: Wife Lynnette, son Diego and daughter Shaia
Why he is at Geneva: “I have been called by God to be here. I find it a high honor to be used by Him to help young people become life-time disciples of Christ for His will and for His glory.”
Interesting tidbit: Luis has recorded three records, made guest appearances on his friends’ records and won songwriting awards.

GRADI EVANS

Fine Arts Director; Lewis House Co-Dean; Logic School and Rhetoric School Band
Education: Bachelor of Music Education – University of South Carolina; Master of Arts in Music Education – University of South Carolina; Doctor of Education work – Arizona State University
Family: Husband Ric and children Ian, Nathan (Class of 2011) and Mikaela (Class of 2016)
Why she is at Geneva: “God led me to Geneva through Libby Lunsford. He has equipped me my entire life to do the jobs He has for me. To God be the glory!”
Interesting tidbit: Gradi is a fourth generation music enthusiast.

SARAH GACHUPIN

Logic School and Rhetoric School Orchestra
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Music Education – New Mexico Highlands University
Family: Husband Jesús and daughters Ashlyn Paige and Eunice Rose
Why she is at Geneva: “I am so thankful that I have been led to teach orchestra at Geneva. I feel that Geneva is the place that I am meant to be.”
Interesting tidbit: Sarah has lived in five state capitals: Honolulu, HI; Austin, TX; Columbus, SC; Montgomery, AL; Santa Fe, NM.

AUTUMN JONES

Logic School and Rhetoric School Theatre Instructor
Education: Bachelor of Science in Business Management – University of Phoenix; Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts/Theatre – Sierra Junior College
Family: Husband Jeff, son Mason (class of 2027) and daughter Piper (class of 2029)
Why she is at Geneva: “The Lord blessed my husband with the opportunity to become headmaster of Geneva’s Logic School. I am also blessed to be a part of this amazing community to work in the Fine Arts Department. Geneva feels like home to our entire family,”
Interesting tidbit: Autumn worked professionally in Los Angeles, as well as other areas, studying and performing in theatre and film. She has also recorded an album.

BEN KNUDSON

Logic and Rhetoric School Percussion
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Music and certificate of Music Technology – University of Texas at San Antonio
Family: Wife Kinleigh
Why he is at Geneva: “I’m here to teach percussion to students in grades 6-12 and I’m looking forward to a great year!”
Interesting tidbit: Ben loves to hike and climb in the mountains of Colorado, Washington State or Canada.”

CATHY LESTER

Logic School and Rhetoric School Art
Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts – University of Texas at Austin; graduate studies – University of St. Thomas
Family: Husband David; son Broun with wife Latane and children Georgia, Nathanael and Pearce; daughter Kristen Carden with husband Tommy and children Hayley and Addison
Why she is at Geneva: “After teaching art for several years in public school, the Lord called me to Geneva. I am very excited to teach in a classical and Christian school and I enjoy the Geneva families.”
Interesting tidbit: Cathy’s son is a pastor at Grace Presbyterian Church in Houston.

DON O’CONNOR

Bus Driver
Education: Bachelor of Science in Psychology – Central Washington College
Family: Wife Mary, six children and 11 grandchildren
Why he is at Geneva: “I applied to work at Geneva because it is a school that teaches what I believe about God and education. I am very thankful I was offered a job at Geneva.”
Interesting tidbit: Don loves classic movies, reading westerns, going to garage and rummage sales, sports cars and motorcycles.

LISA PATTI

Librarian
Education: Bachelor of Science in Political Science – University of Houston
Family: Husband Steve and sons Nicholas (Class of 2018) and Samuel (Class of 2021)
Why she is at Geneva: “As a Geneva parent, I was impressed and blessed with how my children were being classically educated and spiritually discipled. After volunteering in the library for two years and being a part of the wonderful Geneva community, I prayed God would open a place for me to serve the school and students more fully. I am very grateful to work in the library and help instill a love of reading in the students.”
Interesting tidbit: Other than being an avid reader and antique junkie, Lisa’s family loves to attend and watch professional race events (Formula 1, ALMS MotoGP). When they have the time (and money!), they pack up the race car trailer and haul dad’s race car all over the country to watch him race! Their family dream is to one day attend the 24 Hour Le Mans race in Le Mans, France!!

KAY PIGEON

Grammar School Music
Education: Bachelor of Arts in All-Level Music Education – University of Texas at San Antonio
Family: Kay is married and has three energetic boys, including Caleb (Class of 2027) and Carlos (Class of 2030)
Why she is at Geneva: “I feel very honored and blessed to be a part of the Geneva family. I hope to share my love of music with all of the Grammar School students.”
Interesting tidbit: Kay taught 13 years in public school in NEISD before coming to Geneva.

STEPHANIE SWANSON

Grammar School Art
Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts – Huntington University
Family: Husband Chad and children Jack (Class of 2021) and Maggie (Class of 2022)
Why she is at Geneva: “I am here because the Lord graciously led my family to Geneva. We feel overly blessed that Jack and Maggie are able to attend and that the Lord is allowing me to teach at this precious school.”
Interesting tidbit: Stephanie loves to dance!

ERIN THOMAS

Sayers House Co-Dean; Logic School and Rhetoric School Band; Jazz Ensemble
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Music Education – University of Houston; Master in Trumpet Performance – University of Houston; Professional Diploma in Orchestral Studies – Roosevelt University
Why she is at Geneva: “God brought me back home to Boerne to use my talent and experiences for His glory.”
Interesting tidbit: Erin is a member of the San Antonio Brass Band and regularly performs with the San Antonio Symphony. She is also a football fanatic and loves to craft and repurpose furniture.

DWIGHT UPTON

Logic School and Rhetoric School Theatre Arts Director
Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts – Texas State University
Family: Wife Brandy and children Briar, Evan, Ariel (Class of 2025) and Finn (Class of 2026)
Why he is at Geneva: “God led me from a military-oriented career toward teaching theater using design and performance skills. I hope to reveal truth through a creative means.”
Interesting tidbit: “I took my wife Brandy on a date for our first anniversary. I didn’t tell her where we were going, or what we were doing and we went skydiving. It was glorious fun. She never hesitated because she is kind of awesome that way…”

BENJAMIN VIS

Logic School and Rhetoric School Voice
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance; Bachelor of Music Education – University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Family: Wife Meredith, son Christian (Class of 2026) and daughters Bristol and Madeline
Why he is at Geneva: “God’s leading in my life prepared me for the unique Geneva culture and I am enthusiastic to be used by Him.”
Interesting tidbit: Ben placed in the top 20 in a five-mile race of almost 800 participants!