School : Faculty & Staff
What I love about Ascension: I love how the Ascension community has extended me such a warm welcome into their church-school family as I begin my new role here as servant-leader. In a world that so desperately needs to be anchored in Christ and His means of grace and forgiveness, it is a joy to serve in a place where the pastor, congregation, teachers, staff, and parents are committed to the mission of our school…to proclaim the Gospel to the next generation and provide a quality education so that our children may grow spiritually, academically, socially, emotionally, and physically…with Christ at the center! What a blessing for parents desiring the absolute best for their children!
Pastor and Confirmation Instructor
Education: B. Architecture, University of Idaho; M. of Divinity and M. of Sacred Theology Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN. He is currently enrolled in the PhD Missiology program at CTSFW.
Favorite Bible verse: Genesis 1:1–Revelation 22:21, for “the Word of the Lord endures forever.” ~ 1 Pt 1:25. And “He who testifies to these things says, ‘Surely I am coming soon.’ Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.” ~ Rev. 22:20–21
What I love about Ascension: I love the Ministry, School, Music, and People of Ascension. Their commitment to the true Christian faith and our Lutheran heritage makes it a place of genuine heavenly light upon a hill in our community. I have been richly blessed by God to be a part of such divinely gifted, generous, and gracious people. Here, Christ and Him crucified is at the center of our life together as we journey through here in time to there in eternity.
Free time activities: Using my architectural skills for multiple design/build projects around the home, including a special interest in small house design and living, when not out hiking, biking, fishing and vacationing with family.
Favorite Bible Verse: Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
What I love about Ascension: I love the people of Ascension, we are a family. I really enjoy and learn so much from the Bible Class on Sunday mornings. And I love interacting with the students during the school day. Ascension is a joyful place where Christ is the center.
Free time activities: I enjoy reading, cross stitch and traveling. But most of all I enjoy spending time with friends and family.
7th and 8th Grade Teacher, Volleyball Coach, Girls Who Code Coach
Grades 5 and 6 Homeroom Teacher, Co-Athletic Director
Favorite Bible Verse: Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
What I love about Ascension: I have been a member at Ascension since I was baptized as a baby. I was confirmed here, my husband was baptized and confirmed here as an adult, I was married here, and my children were baptized here. Ascension is a special part of who I am. I am thankful for all that I have learned here and been a part of as a member and teacher.
Free time activities: I love spending time with my family (husband Chad, and sons Jacob and Andrew), time outdoors, reading a good book, and catching up on my favorite TV shows!
Grade 4 Teacher
What I love about Ascension: I truly appreciate the connection between the church, school, and home. It is very evident in all we do. Christ is the center and focus of how everything is carried out in this place. Our staff and families are amazing and consequently make Ascension feel like home.
Free time activities: Time with family, reading, organ for church services, choral music singing, travel, Indiana District (LCMS) Board of Directors
Grade 3 Teacher
Grade 2 Teacher
What I love about Ascension: I love Ascension because it is Christ-centered. We start the day together, focused on Jesus and His Word in chapel, and that Christ-centered message continues throughout the day in our classrooms. We are a family, and it really shows in our words and actions. We aren’t perfect, but we are forgiven and forgiving. I love that that message is taught to my own children and my students every day!
Free time activities: I love to read, spend time with my boys, cheer on the Packers and Brewers, and camp. I enjoy writing and would someday like to be an author or just read great books to kids all day.
Grade 1 Teacher
What I love about Ascension: the families, the staff, the mission
Free time activities: spend time with friends and family, baking
Kindergarten Teacher and Curriculum Coordinator
What I love about Ascension: Being at Ascension is like being part of a family and it is such a blessing to be in a place where we can share our faith each day!
Free time activities: In my free time, I love to draw, paint, read, play tennis and volleyball.
What I love about Ascension: I love that I get to teach about Jesus every day.
Free time activities: I like to spend time with my family and friends, travel, play board games, grow giant pumpkins, and play the piano/ organ.
Education: Graduated from Snider high school
Favorite bible verse: Deuteronomy 31:6
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
What I love about Ascension: There are many great things to say about Ascension, but my favorite is the size. No, I don’t necessarily mean the measurable size, but the the small size feel. The church and schools fusion together is great. You really get to know all the families and faculty involved with your child’s development through church and school functions.
Free time activities: I love spending time with family and friends. I love the great outdoors, swimming and a good movie!