Education: BSEd, LTD Concordia University, Nebraska, MEd Concordia University, Nebraska, Florida Certifications in Elementary Education (K-6), Mathematics (6-12), and Educational Leadership (All Levels), served at Immanuel in Columbus, Nebraska, Prince of Peace in Carrollton, Texas, and St. Luke’s in Oviedo, Florida.
Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 1:16—“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.”
Education: Graduated Valencia College, Florida in 2012 with an Associate degree in general education.Jasmine also holds a Florida Staff Credential awarded in 2014 through Seminole State College and the Florida Department of Children and Families. Jasmine has taught for over 10 years and joined Faith for the 2018-2019 school year.
Favorite Bible verse: Luke 6:27-31—“Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.”
Grade/Subject: Pre-Kindergarten 3
Education: Attended Daytona Beach Community College in 1970. She began teaching in 1991 and has been working at Faith since 2001.
Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 139:13 &14—“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
Grade/Subject: 2nd Grade
Education: Graduated Concordia College, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Associate of Arts degree. Concordia College, River Forest, Illinois Bachelor of Arts in Education She began her teaching career in 1982 and has taught second grade at Faith since 1987.
Favorite Bible verse: Matthew 19:14—“Let the little children come to me...”
Grade/Subject: 3rd grade
Education: Graduated Concordia University Irvine, California from the honor college in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. Prior to coming to Faith Ms. Blank taught for four years at Christ Lutheran Church & School in Norfolk, Nebraska. She began her teaching career at Faith in 2016.
Favorite Bible verse: Philippians 4:13—“I can do everything through him who gives me strength.”
Grade/Subject: Art K-8th/4th Grade Religion, Spelling, Handwriting, and Social Studies Teacher
Education: Graduated in 1975 from Concordia, Bronxville, New York, with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and a minor in environmental science. She began teaching in 1974 and has taught at Faith since the fall of 1996.
Favorite Bible Verse: Zephaniah 3:17—“The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”
Grade/Subject: 6th Grade Homeroom/Middle School Science/PE/Athletic Director/Volleyball, Basketball Coach
Education: Graduated Concordia University, River Forest, Illinois in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. She earned her Masters in Science Education from UCF in 2011. She began her teaching career at Faith in 2004.
Favorite Bible verse: Micah 6:8—“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”
Grade/Subject: 8th Grade Homeroom/Honors Math/5th Math/PE/Soccer, Basketball, Golf, Coach
Education: Graduated Concordia University, River Forest, Illinois, 2004 with Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education: Physical Education and Math. Mr. Fritz started teaching in 2005 and came to Faith in 2009.
Favorite Bible Verse: Isaiah 40:31—“Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
Grade/Subject: 5th Grade Homeroom/6th-8th Literature/5th-8th Computer
Education: Graduated Concordia College, Seward, Nebraska, Bachelor of Science in Education. She has taught at the following schools:
Grades 3 - 5 and school music and Youth Group, Immanuel Lutheran School in Gaylord, MN
Grades 4 - 6 science, P.E., Social Studies and school athletic director Trinity Lutheran Amarillo, TX
Grade 5 and athletic director St. Paul Wichita Falls, TX
Middle School Science and Social Studies, seventh grade homeroom, Youth Group Faith Lutheran Eustis, FL
Principal and Grade 5 Calvary Lutheran Baltimore, MD
Favorite Bible verse: Joshua 1:9—“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Grade/Subject: 1st grade
Education: Graduated Concordia University Chicago in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood. She earned her Masters in Education from University of Central Florida in 2013.
She began teaching at Faith in 2008.
Favorite Bible Verse: Philippian’s l 4:4—“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!”
Grade/Subject: 8th Grade Religion
Education- Graduated in 1993 from Metropolitan State College Denver: Bachelor of Arts in History, Masters of Divinity 2000 from Concordia Seminary
Favorite Bible verse: Ephesians 2:8-9 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.”
Education: Graduated from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Music Education in 1980. Marybeth has directed choirs and music classes in churches and schools for 38 years. The 2018-2019 school year is her first year at Faith.
Favorite Bible verse: Hebrews 12: 1—” ... and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.”
Education: Graduated Concordia University Chicago in 1985 with Bachelor of Science in Education. Prior to coming to Faith in 1996, Mrs. Newman taught in Michigan and Florida for 24 years.
Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 23—"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever."
Grade/Subject: 4th Grade Homeroom/6th-8th Regular Math, Basketball Coach
Education: Graduated from Concordia University Mequon in 1995 with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in coaching. In 2008 he earned a Master's degree in Education and Leadership from St. Xavier University Chicago. Prior to Faith Kip taught at at Immanuel Lutheran School in Belvidere, Illinois.
Favorite Bible Verse: Philippians 2:3-4—“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility, value others above yourself, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”
Grade/Subject: Preschool 4 (V.P.K.)
Education: Graduated Concordia University Seward, Nebraska, in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Education and a minor in Spanish. Completed a Masters in Elementary Education from University of Central Florida in 2013. Began teaching in 2008 at Faith.
Favorite Bible Verse: Isaiah 41:10—“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Grade/Subject: 7th Grade Homeroom/English and Spelling 5th-8th Grade
Education-Graduated in 2015 from Concordia University Chicago: Bachelor of Science in Elementary education.
Favorite Bible verse: Romans 8:38-39 “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus.”
Grade/Subject: 7th Grade Religion
Education: Graduated Concordia University, River Forest, Illinois with a Bachelor of Arts. Mr. Yurk's major was Director of Christian Education with minors in psychology and theology. Prior coming to Faith in 2014 to be our Director of Christian Education, Mr. Yurk taught kindergarten at St. Paul Lutheran Church and School in New Orleans.
Favorite Bible verse: 2 Timothy 1:7—“God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self control.”