Our Family
(as of May, 2016)

This used to be our "About The Children" page, but we have outgrown that title. With children growing up and leaving our home, survey questions like "what is your favorite color" seemed to be getting less appropriate. Also, our family is no longer limited to the eight of us since it is growing both by marriage and grandchildren. We have therefore changed this page to be a brief annual summary of what each member of our family is doing. (See links at the bottom of the page for past surveys and family pages).

Lentine Family Tree



Kordel at LEGO Kids Fest with some
life-sized Star Wars characters


Kordel ("Kory") Lentine

Location:
Kordel lives in Kansas City with most of the Lentine family.

Education & Licensing:
Kordel has a BA in Christian Ministries, a Master's of Accounting and Financial Management, and is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Work:
Kordel works as an accountant:
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Interests, Hobbies, & Activities:
Kordel is married to the perfect woman and has six wonderful children, an amazing daughter-in-law, and the world's cutest granddaughter. He enjoys activities that can be shared with his family including scuba diving, amateur astronomy, bird watching, board games, logic puzzles, photography, and web design.


A Sheryl selfie taken on vacation in Florida

 

Sheryl Lentine

Location:
Sheryl lives in Kansas City with most of the Lentine family.

Education:
Sheryl has a BS in elementary education which she has used while homeschooling all 6 of her children, and earned her RN with an Associate's Degree in Nursing at Concorde College with Toby.

Work:
Sheryl is amazing. She works full-time nights as an PCU nurse and full-time days as a home-schooling mother.

Interests, Hobbies, & Activities:
Sheryl enjoys spending time with her family, going on weekly dates with her husband, and playing board games (her 2 favorite games are Settlers of Catan and Ticket to Ride). Her ultimate goal in earning her nursing degree is to eventually become a certified nurse midwife.



Toby with Cadence at her 1-year birthday party

Tobias ("Toby") Lentine

Location:
Toby lives with Miri and Cadence in Kansas City.

Education & Future Plans:
Toby earned his RN with an Associate's Degree in Nursing at Concorde College with Sheryl). He plans to eventually continue his education to earn a master's degree and become a nurse practitioner.

Work:
Toby works full-time as an RN at a hospital psychiatric center.

Interests, Hobbies, & Activities:
Toby enjoys playing guitar and piano, singing, reading, scuba diving, writing fiction, playing board games and video games, creating videos for his YouTube channel, and spending lots of time with his wife and daughter.


Miri with Cadence just after Valentine's Day

Miranda ("Miri") Lentine

Location:
Miri lives with Toby and Cadence in Kansas City.

Education & Future Plans:
Miri has worked considerably toward her BA in Piano Performance which she has used to teach piano lessons, but she is now blessed to realize her long-term goal of being a full-time wife and mother.

Work:
Miri works very hard as a full-time mother and wife.

Interests, Hobbies, & Activities:
Miri joined the Lentine family on July 27, 2013 and became what she referred to as our "second adopted daughter." She is a very talented and spirited woman whose interests include playing piano, singing, drama, dancing, Toby, and Cadence.



Caleb with Mallory at the University of Tampa
taking engagement pictures

Caleb Lentine

Location:
Caleb is living in Florida which, coincidentally, is where Mallory lives with her family. ;)

Education & Future Plans:
Caleb graduated from our home school with many local college credit hours, attended Florida College for two years (where he met Mallory), and is now taking a full-time online class load at Western Governor's University on a degree in biology education. After graduation he plans on teaching biology in high school and eventually becoming a college professor.

Work:
Caleb "works" as a full-time student at Western Governor's University and also works part-time as an intern at Medialab 3D where he bug fixes websites and does other miscellaneous projects.

Interests, Hobbies, & Activities:
Caleb enjoys a wide range of interests including scuba diving, drawing, reading, Legue of Legends, spending time with friends and especially spending lots of time with Mallory who, as of January 2016, he is engaged to marry on February 4, 2017.


Ben on the beach in Florida wearing his
custom-made Wolfen Shadow shirt





Benjamin ("Ben") Lentine

Location:
Benjamin attends school full-time at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Education & Future Plans:
Ben graduated from our homeschool with his first two years of college already completed. He is attending Liberty University where he is working on his bachelors degree in commercial and corporate aviation. He eventually hopes to become a commercial airline pilot.

Work:
Ben "works" as a full-time student at Liberty University where he is blessed to be able to focus all of his attention on his studies.

Interests, Hobbies, & Activities:
Ben has had an interest in planes since he was very young and is the only Lentine in our family who has known what he wanted to be when he grew up even before he could read. He started flight lessons at an early age and completed his first solo flight on his 16th birthday - the very earliest day allowed. He has also had a hobby interest in wolves since he was very young, and currently has a "furry" hobby of dressing up in a complete wolf costume as Wolfen Shadow. Coincidentally, there is a verse in the Bible which says, "Benjamin is a ravenous wolf..." (Genesis 49:27).



Ezra at the Renaissance Festival in his pirate outfit

Ezra Lentine

Location:
Ezra lives in Kansas City with most of the Lentine family.

Education & Future Plans:
Ezra is currently a junior at Lentine Family Academy (our home school) where his favorite subjects are science and reading. He is undecided what he wants to do when he grows up.

Work:
Ezra works almost full-time hours at Arby's.

Interests, Hobbies, & Activities:
Ezra is an avid reader who has had many various interests over the years including earning a second degree black belt in Taekwondo, programming Minecraft mods, participating in a local robotics club, drama performances at a local homeschool co-op, building complicated Lego projects, playing the piano, fencing (sabre), watching anime, and playing open-world survival building games like Minecraft, Trove, and Terraria.


SharenRose at her 10-year birthday party

SharenRose Lentine

Location:
SharenRose lives in Kansas City with most of the Lentine Family.

Education & Future Plans:
SharenRose is in fourth grade at Lentine Family Academy (our home school) where her favorite subject is reading. Her grandmother helps with homeschooling on mornings after Sheryl has worked through the night. SharenRose wants to be either a ballerina or a missionary when she grows up.

Work:
SharenRose is a good helper and loves to assist her mother and grandmother around the house.

Interests, Hobbies, & Activities:
SharenRose is currently taking ballet lessons at Kansas City's Ballet North where she has been part of several large productions. She also enjoys reading and playing with her brother and their cousins who live next door.



Providence with SharenRose at LEGO Kids Fest
with a life-size LEGO replica of BB-8





Providence Lentine

Location:
Providence lives in Kansas City with most of the Lentine family.

Education & Future Plans:
Providence is in fourth grade at Lentine Family Academy (our home school) where his favorite subject is reading. His grandmother helps with homeschooling on mornings after Sheryl has worked through the night. He says that when he grows up he wants to be a spy because he has the ability to change his voice.

Work:
Providence is currently between jobs ;)

Interests, Hobbies, & Activities:
Providence is an avid reader who is currently going through chapter books faster than we can get them. He also enjoys playing games with his sister and spending lots of time with his cousins who live next door.


Cadence going for a walk with Toby outside her new house

Cadence Lentine

Location:
Cadence lives with Toby and Miri in Kansas City.

Education & Future Plans:
Cadence plans to take over the world as supreme dictator for life so she can get all the milk she wants along with her best friend Lambie (her favorite stuffed animal).

Work:
She works very hard at being this cute, but somehow makes it look effortless! :)

Interests, Hobbies, & Activities:
Eating, sleeping, leaking at both ends, and being the newest and cutest Lentine on the planet.


 

Past "Our Family" pages and Children Surveys