Shelley Lewis has a long history with the arts. She comes with years of musical history, having participated in orchestra throughout middle school and high school playing both the viola and cello. She also took part in in theater at the high school and college levels, both behind the scenes and on stage. Shelley also comes with extensive sewing and costume design experience and has years of knowledge in craft building, pottery, and other forms of artistic expression.
Chad Lewis comes to OCCS with an rich history in fine arts. Trained at the King’s Gate Theatre in Atlanta (a production company based out of Greater Atlanta Christian School), Chad was a part of two State Championships out of the illustrious 22 ‘One Act Competition’ titled winners. It was this foundation that allowed him to follow his love of the arts to Kennesaw State University, where he was the only freshman to receive a full scholarship in the arts. His continued work took him around the country doing theater professionally, and he comes with experience both on and off the stage in production and technical design.
Chad is now the Pastor at Oswego Church of Christ and volunteers at CNY Arts Center in Fulton. His last production at the center was Godspell, where he was the Stage Manager, Technical Director, Scenic Designer and Lighting Designer. His next project at the center is to Direct and Design ‘The Hobbit’, a production designed souly for educating young adults and children.
As a couple, both Chad and Shelley have worked in the mission field for over 5 years, mostly at children’s homes working with children of all ages. Together, they have had a hand in raising over 60 children, and have years of experience helping children and young adults apply faith to their every day lives. They look forward to helping the students of OCCS learn how to ‘create with the Creator’, and help use Fine Arts to connect students with both themselves, and the divine.