Houseparents 3A (Boys)
James (Keiichi) & Miki Naruke

James Naruke is a Ben Lippen School graduate (Class of 1988) and has served at BLS as a houseparent since 2003. Previously, James also served as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher from 1994-2012. James and Miki have two children, both graduates of BLS. In 2001-2002, they served as substitute missionaries in Wakayama, Japan.

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Houseparents 2B (Girls)
Dean & Moni Wegren

The Wegrens came to Ben Lippen School to serve as houseparents in 2012. Prior to BLS, they served as dorm parents in South Korea for four years. Dean has a degree in religious education, while Moni is currently pursuing an elementary education degree. They have four children: Callie (working on her masters at CIU), Hannah (senior at CIU), Jack (freshman at USC), and John (8th grade).

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Houseparents 3B (Boys)
Tim & Connie Lewis

Tim and Connie have been houseparents at Ben Lippen since the fall of 2014. Before coming to Ben Lippen, they both served at Joy Ranch Children’s Home in Virginia. They are the parents to seven children and grandparents to six. Connie attended Columbia International University and studied Bible and Bible Teaching. Tim earned both a BS in Business and an MBA from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

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