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

Angie Mundt

Laura May
EEC Director, Oak

Janice Kuske
EEC Director, Wornall

Linda Steffens
Administrative Assistant

Ashley Walz
Business Office

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.

  • Chris Auger: 8th Grade, 7th & 8th Grade Language Arts & Social Studies
  • Donna Goeglein: 8th Grade Math
  • Dan Bickel: 7th & 8th Grade Science
  • Ruth Kunkel: 7th Grade, Music
  • Bruce Kletke: 6th Grade, Technology
  • Candi VanVolkenburgh: 6th Grade, Athletic Director
  • Janet Begley: 5th Grade
  • Jennifer Liu: 4th Grade
  • Melody Riddell: 3rd Grade
  • Corrie Klatt: 2nd Grade
  • Bev Jamison: 1st Grade
  • Laurie Riddle: Kindergarten
  • Elita Bohn: Art, 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
  • Brian Yoder