Staff & Leadership

Calvary Lutheran School employs some of the brightest, most experienced, most dedicated staff that the Kansas City area has to offer. Our staff strives to drive our students down a path towards excellence, equipping children with a Christ-centered education that will impact the rest of their lives.

Schedule a tour to get to know the dedicated teachers, administrators, and board members at Calvary Lutheran School!

Rev. Bryce Bereuter
Senior Pastor

Rev. Tim Staffeld
Associate Pastor

Michelle Fischer
Principal

Laura May
EEC Director, Oak

Janice Kuske
EEC Director, Wornall

Linda Steffens
Administrative Assistant

Mindy Johnson
Business Office Manager

Ashley Walz
Business Office Assistant

K-8 Teachers

The K-8 staff works with your children as they grow through some of the most crucial stages of life. Calvary families believe in our K-8 staff’s ability to exceed the needs of their children’s education and well-being.

  • Heather Croucher, 8th Grade and 4th Grade ELA
  • Rachel Rodriguez, 8th Grade ELA
  • Maggie Milner, 7th Grade and 8th Grade
  • Bruce Kletke, 6th Grade and Technology
  • Candi VanVolkenburgh, 6th Grade and Athletic Director
  • Janet Begley, 5th Grade
  • Donna Goeglein, 4th Grade
  • Hannah Betten, 3rd Grade
  • Corrie Klatt, 2nd Grade
  • Bev Jamison, 1st Grade
  • Laurie Riddle, Kindergarten
  • Ruth Kunkel, Music and Enrichment
  • Elita Bohn, Art and Enrichment
  • Steve Hohnstadt, Band

Early Education Lead Teachers

Our early education team is passionate about going above the highest standards of care for children in their youngest stages of life. Our staff prepares each of our youngest students to enter the elementary level of education by meeting all of your children’s needs and cultivating a familiarity of a Christian education environment.

Oak Campus:

  • Sharon Burger, Infant A
  • Chris Kuehnast, Infant B
  • Michelle Daub, Infant C
  • Judy Luellen, Infant D
  • Sara Bennett, Toddler A
  • Cynthia Hoyle, Toddler B
  • Nancy Hoelscher, Toddler C
  • Peggy Stewart, Toddler D
  • Joyce Burge, 2-Year-Old A
  • Ta’Sha Johnson, 2-Year-Old B
  • Jill Groce, Pre-School 3/4
  • Pamela Lewis, Pre-School 3
  • Hong Pham, Pre-School 4
  • Laurie Persich, Pre-K

Wornall Campus:

  • Shanay Smith, Infant 1
  • Sharell Turner, Infant 2
  • Debbie Roiko, Toddler 1
  • Stephanie Kitchen, Toddler 2
  • Trellisa Smith, 2-Year-Old
  • Myra McIntosh, Pre-School 3
  • Jessica Castel, Pre-School 4
  • Ann Knopps, Pre-K

Board of Christian Education

Our board consists of volunteer leaders who work with faculty, administrators, staff, and parents to foster a thriving academic environment for our children, centered on Christ’s love. The congregation of Calvary Lutheran Church elects the Board of Christian Education, and all members serve a minimum two-year term.

  • Kathy Alber – Director
  • Julie Springer
  • Kathy Williams-Griffin
  • Jon Lauer
  • Jonelle Hizer
  • Christian Nord
  • Liz Vostrez
  • Brian Yoder