Our Team


Sevenstar employs an accomplished group of Christian professionals to serve our families and school partners around the world. As a leader in online Christian education, we desire to support students with proven practices and experienced staff to help ensure their success.


R. Mark Beadle, Ed.D.

CEO & Head of School


Prior to conceptualizing Sevenstar, Dr. Beadle was the founding principal of Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, a school that has won national awards and grown to 1400 students.


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Brett Henry, ‎J.D., M.B.A.

Chief Operating Officer


Brett counts himself blessed to have spent his career merging his faith and profession, holding executive roles with faith-based organizations. He is degreed in computer science, business administration, and project management, with advanced degrees in public administration and jurisprudence.

In addition to his leadership at Sevenstar, Brett is a certified business coach, a Policy Governance® trainer, and serves as chief governance officer of Saint Mary Development Corporation, which is working to eliminate homelessness in Southwest Ohio-where he lives and worships with his wife and family.





Brandon Benziger, M.Div., Th.M.

Biblical & Curriculum Development Manager


Brandon is a graduate of Fresno Pacific University and Denver Seminary and has a passion for biblical scholarship and theological education. Prior to joining Sevenstar, he worked as a pastor, freelance editor, and research assistant in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He enjoys reading, basketball, music, and spending time with his wife and kids.


Charles Sager, M.B.A.

Enrollment Specialist


Charles serves in a position that is a ministry all unto its own by helping young men and women receive an education and grow in faith. He works with schools to ensure that faith is a part of their students daily life, and there is no better job in the world.

Charles has an MBA in Organization Development and is now pursuing a masters in theology with Dallas Theological Seminary.

He is fulfilling a calling at Sevenstar to help God’s people receive top notch education, and his belief in Christ leads him to practice excellence in work, as well as in worship using his mind (education) and spirit.

In the cool months of the year he runs ½ marathons with his wife and hunts down local coffee. He is currently attempting to finish one book a week.


Erick Hilbert, Ph.D.

Director of Product Development


Erick earned his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instructional Leadership and led a team who won the 2012 Quality Matters Outstanding Impact by a Higher Education Organization award. He served in educational technology, IT, and instructional design roles in higher education before joining Sevenstar and is an adjunct professor in IT, education, and business. Erick tries to live the I’m Third standard as he works; God First, others second, and himself third. Erick is married with two daughters and loves to coach soccer and read about history and archeology.



Jon Bartolomeo

Systems Administrator


Jon previously served as the IT Director for the private Christian college in Cincinnati where he received a business degree. With over 15 years of experience working in Christian education, he has a heart for excellence and serving others. Jon was originally hired as an Instructional Designer. He enjoys the challenge of technical projects and supporting our staff and students in their educational and spiritual journeys.



Miriam Porter

Office Manager


Before joining Sevenstar, Miriam enjoyed over a decade in project and operations roles with several non-profit ministries. Having been a student at a small Christian school herself, she is thankful for the Biblical faith foundation that she received through Christian education, and she deeply values that opportunity being made available to others. With an undergrad in Political Science and currently pursuing an MBA, she relishes quality time with friends/family and enjoys traveling–preferably to destinations offering cross-cultural involvement, scenic views or challenging hiking.


Quentin McCart, M.Div.

Instructional Services Specialist


Quentin previously served as a missionary teacher developing a joy for working with Christians committed to carrying the gospel into their role as educators. Quentin is a graduate of Tyndale Seminary and Liberty Seminary.


Bridgett Doddy

Student Services Specialist


Bridgett is a certified teacher and higher education professional of 10+ years. She is intentional in her efforts to help students to succeed, and shares in the joy of students as they accomplish their goals. As a first-generation college student, Bridgett is a proud graduate of Jarvis Christian College.



Christina Paulk, M.Ed.

Director of Instructional Services


Christina Paulk has a passion for professional development and online education. She has 20+ years supporting school administrators, teachers and students. She is a proud graduate of Florida Atlantic University.



John Rotheray, ‎M.B.A.

Director of Marketing


John has a heart for education, technology, and service. Prior to joining Sevenstar, John served in marketing positions at two education technology companies. John is a graduate of Trinity University and the Wisconsin School of Business.


Karrie Hahn, M.A.

School Services Specialist


Prior to joining Sevenstar, Karrie served as the Associate Dean of Students at a private Christian university in Southern California, and has taught English, Bible, and Science at the middle and high school levels. She holds a bachelor’s degree in speech communications, a master’s degree in biblical counseling, and is a certified English teacher and school counselor. She loves working in Christian education because of the rich opportunities to speak openly to students about how the gospel of Jesus Christ impacts every part of their lives.



Pam Thompson

Support Specialist


Pam Thompson has truly enjoyed working in technical support for the past 20 years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business information systems with a certificate in communications from Indiana Wesleyan University. In 2009, Pam completed her emergency medical technician (EMT) certification and serves as a volunteer EMT to her local fire department and her community In WV. In all compacities, Pam’s heart desire is to share God’s love and compassion.


Ty Orton

Director of Business Development


Ty Orton has served Sevenstar as a partner representative since 2009. Ty currently manages Sevenstar’s custom partnership program and defines the product roadmap of online learning solutions for Christian schools.



Our Instructors

Sevenstar has an exceptional team of subject-certified instructors who care deeply about cultivating students in the Christian faith. 83% of our instructors have earned a master’s degree or higher.