Catholic Quality

Personalized Support

Homeschool Flexibility

Offering live and on-demand courses. Catholic quality education for anyone anywhere.

Meet the Leadership Team

Joshua Rystedt

Co-Founder and Managing Owner

Joshua Rystedt is a homeschool grad and dad, former Protestant Youth Director, and Managing Owner of R Creative. His formal education in theology and years of nonprofit leadership have allowed R Creative to successfully lead nonprofits and churches to increased digital engagement. Joshua funded JCA’s launch in 2020 and currently serves as her Managing Owner. Joshua is the father of five children and founder of multiple businesses. You can usually find him reading an old book, playing with his children, or hanging at his favorite local brewery.

Marianne Murphy

Co-Owner and VP of Academic Affairs

Marianne Murphy is a certified math teacher with 22 years of classroom experience.  She has a M.Ed. In mathematics education. In addition, she has worked with homeschool students with a variety of abilities and ages over the last 30 years. Marianne and her husband Rhett have a five year daughter MeriGrace. In addition to teaching and tutoring, Marianne coaches ice skating, and enjoys photography, reading, and playing piano.

Our Classes

Live Online Classes

Learn from your Educator live with other student Explorers. Ask questions and get individualized attention. It's traditional teaching through a modern medium.

Pre-Recorded Classes

Save money and explore new ideas anytime day or night. Our pre-recorded classes, taught by vetted JCA Educators, bring the same quality course content to you anytime you want it. Watch courses and take quizes right here at