LifeWise Academy-Elida announces new director



ELIDA — LifeWise Academy-Elida has announced the hiring of Sharyn Cline as its director.

Cline, a resident of Elida, is also a youth and young family minister in the Van Wert area. She is a graduate of Ohio University and RHEMA Bible College in Oklahoma.

LifeWise is a Released Time Religious Instruction program, which provides character-focused, Bible-based education to public school students. With parental permission, students will be released from school during the school day to attend classes that are off school property and privately funded.

LifeWise-Elida is run by members of the Elida community, with the support of many local churches. The ministry is funded through the donations of community members, local organizations and businesses.

LifeWise Academy is planning to start serving Elida elementary students in the fall of 2021. For additional information about LifeWise Academy, visit


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