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


Director of Early Childhood Ministry

Mrs. Jennifer Ackmann

Director of Early Childhood Ministry

ESM Early Childhood employs teachers who care for and love children just as Christ loves each one of us.  Each teacher is trained to minister to the needs of the whole child and understand that each is a unique individual with different gifts.  Teachers desire to assist children in the learning process and to help the child meet individual developmental goals.

  1. Each lead teacher is a member of Emmanuel or St. Michael Lutheran Church.
  2. Each teacher takes part in at least 12 hours of professional development annually.
  3. Teachers are trained in CPR, First Aid and Universal Practices.
  4. Teachers have opportunities to collaborate as a staff at quarterly meetings.

Getz Rd Preschool Teachers

Mrs. Shannon Rose

Early Childhood Teacher, Getz Campus

Mrs. Rachel Sprunger

Early Childhood Teacher, Getz Campus

Union St Preschool Teachers

Miss Elizabeth (Liz) Flood

Early Childhood Teacher, Union Campus

Miss Gwen Kanning

Early Childhood Teacher, Union Campus

Mrs. Michelle Madden

Early Childhood Teacher, Union Campus

Additional Faculty and Staff

Mrs. Darlene Buuck

Secretary - Getz Rd Campus

Mrs. Erin Clark

Admissions Director

Mrs. Karen Clendenen

Chief Financial Officer

Mrs. Sarah Lahey

School Nurse

Mrs. Kathy Lash

Secretary - Union St. Campus

Rev. Shawn Davis

Missional Pastor - St. Michael

Rev. Thomas Eggold

Senior Pastor - Emmanuel

Rev. Reed Lessing

Senior Pastor - St. Michael

Rev. Daniel Sheafer

Asst. Pastor - Emmanuel