Callie Cowan was a student at Venice Christian School from the beginning. Her parents, Lloyd & Diane Weed, were founders of VCS, and the school was an integral part of their family.
Callie attended VCS from preschool through 8th grade, before the high school existed. Her education was academically challenging and “VCS laid a foundation of faith for my life,” she says. Because of that foundation, Callie knew who she was, and Whose she was, as she headed to Venice High and beyond.
She graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in International Studies in 2004 and went on to Stetson Univ. College of Law. After Law School, Callie did a variety of things including practicing law, working at the law school, starting her family, and working as Executive Director of Pregnancy Solutions from 2012-2018. Callie said that in all of her experiences at VCS, she was trained to see everything through the lens of God’s perspective, which really shaped who she is.
At school she memorized a Bible verse every week, which is now a tradition she continues to teach her own children – Patrick (7), Grace (6) and David (3). Callie’s a very busy lady now raising her three kids with husband Nate, working full time as the Director of Programs at The Twig, a ministry to children in foster care, and working part time as Director of Discipleship at Lift Church, with a passion for biblical literacy. For Callie, a strong foundation at VCS helped shape a strong woman of faith today.