Meet Our Staff

Being a Lutheran school professional is more than a job, it is a calling. ESM is blessed to have a dedicated staff of people that are committed to establishing Christ firmly at the center of life and connecting children and families to the grace freely offered by our loving Savior. All of our classroom educators are rostered and called to serve as Lutheran Church Missouri Synod teachers.

Below you will find a staff and faculty directory along with biographical information about our professional staff.

Mrs. Jennifer Ackmann

Director of Early Childhood Ministry

Administration

Mr. Joel Behl

Physical Education - Union St. Campus / Athletic Director

Mr. Stephen Bornheimer

Teacher - Grade 7 / Director of Instructional Technology

Mrs. Darlene Buuck

Secretary - Getz Rd Campus

Mrs. Karen Clendenen

Chief Financial Officer

Mrs. Sarah Lahey

School Nurse

Mrs. Kathy Lash

Secretary - Union St. Campus

Early Childhood Teachers

Mrs. Erin Bains

Early Childhood Teacher, Getz Campus

Miss Gwen Kanning

Early Childhood Teacher, Union Campus

Mrs. Michelle Madden

Early Childhood Teacher, Union Campus

Mrs. Shannon Rose

Early Childhood Teacher, Getz Campus

Kindergarten

Mrs. Karen Houser

Teacher - Kindergarten

Mrs. Jewell LaBrash

Teacher - Kindergarten

First Grade

Mrs. Mary Smith

Teacher - Grade 1

Mrs. Bethann Wright

Teacher - Grade 1

Second Grade

Miss Rebecca Grim

Teacher - Grade 2

Mrs. Kayla McCaig

Teacher - Grade 2

Third Grade

Mr. Paul Buuck

Teacher - Grade 3

Mrs. Amy Konow

Teacher - Grade 3

Fourth Grade

Ms. Kaylyn Anderson

Teacher - Grade 4

Mrs. Susan Murphy

Teacher - Grade 4

Fifth Grade

Mr. Joshua Eggold

Teacher - Grade 5

Mrs. Tamara Panning

Teacher - Grade 5

Sixth Grade

Mr. Zachery Burchardt

Teacher - Grade 6

Miss Kathy Palmreuter

Teacher - Grade 6

Seventh Grade

Mr. Stephen Bornheimer

Teacher - Grade 7 / Director of Instructional Technology

Mrs. Kristen LaBahn

Teacher - Grade 7

Mrs. Rebekah Staub

Teacher - Grade 7 / Spanish Teacher

Eighth Grade

Mrs. Jennifer Cunningham

Teacher - Grade 8

Mr. Jeremy Staub

Teacher - Grade 8 / MS Choir Director

Physical Education, Art & Music

Mr. Joel Behl

Physical Education - Union St. Campus / Athletic Director

Mrs. Casey Lee

Teacher - Union St Art

Mrs. Stepanie Maxson

Teacher - Getz Rd Music

Mr. Jeremy Staub

Teacher - Grade 8 / MS Choir Director

Mrs. Gretchen Weerts

Physical Education - Getz Rd. Campus

Resource

Mrs. Dana Hildebrand

Resource Teacher - Getz Rd Campus

Mrs. Lisa Meeks

Resource Teacher - Union St. Campus

Mrs. Kelly Steffen

Resource Teacher - Union St. Campus

Church Leadership

Rev. Shawn Davis

Missional Pastor - St. Michael

Rev. Thomas Eggold

Senior Pastor - Emmanuel

Rev. Daniel Sheafer

Asst. Pastor - Emmanuel