Meet Our Staff

Brian Snyder – Brian and Barb came to Navajo ministry in August of 2011. Brian is the Administrator and currently the Pastor of the Red Sands Christian Church at the mission. He is passionate about missions and outreach. Brian graduated from Cincinnati Christian University and DeVry University. Brian has two daughters: Bailey and Brinlee. Favorite Scriptures: Colossians 4:5-6 and Ephesians 2:8-10


Dawn Springer – graduated from Avon High School in 1974, worked until 1985 when she decided to follow her path to the mission field. She always loved children so she knew she would spend her life teaching them. After graduating from Cincinnati Christian University in 1992, she looked into different missions, and God led her to Red Sands. She has played many roles here from bus driver, school nurse, Principal, and teaching up to 3 grades. She believes life is truly an adventure and there is lots of excitement with the way things continue to change. We all are very proud to have her here 23 years. She continues to look forward to the plans God has for Red Sands. Dawn is the Principal and K-1st grade teacher at Red Sands Christian School. Favorite Scripture: Philippians 4:13


Bonnie Jones РBonnie is the 2-3rd grade teacher and comes with teaching experience and a love for the Lord. Bonnie is also skilled in project management, human resources and coaching students in home school learning. She holds a science curriculum certification and has attended college at Din̩ College and Northern Arizona University. She enjoys serving in her church, where her husband is the Pastor: Leupp Church of the Nazarene. Favorite Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-6


Jennifer Miller – Jennifer (Jae) Miller is the 4th-5th grade teacher at the school. She graduated from St. Louis Christian College with a Bachelor’s in Missions. Her love of children and her passion for God has led her on many adventures. Jae looks forward to the growth and changes that God is going to bring to Red Sands. She is married to David, and has two wonderful children, Ellie and Ronan. Favorite Scripture: Job 19:25


Barb Snyder – Barb is currently the Lovelink Coordinator (child sponsorship) for the Red Sands Christian School. Barb also helps in the classroom as well as with the library. Barb loves music and has a Bachelor’s of Music from Cincinnati Christian University. Barb teaches voice and piano outside of the mission and this has become another way to build relationships in the community. Favorite Scripture: Proverbs 16:3


Diane Tohannie – Cleaning is Diane’s specialty. She loves to organize, clean and help where she can. She cleans for our work teams, the school and for the church. Diane loves to connect with people and makes cleaning a part of her ministry. She and Scott live in Leupp and serve the Lord in several churches on the reservation. Favorite Scripture: John 3:16