Cross Lutheran Church & School - Pastor
Reverend Glenn Sokolowski
Pastor Glenn completed his Master of Divinity degree attending the Institute of Lutheran Theology located in Brookings, South Dakota. Glenn’s internship began at Bethel Lutheran Church in Hawkins, WI and Bethany Lutheran Church in Catawba, WI. After completing the last six months of internship at Saint John Lutheran Church in Phillips, Wisconsin, the congregation called him to be their pastor. He was ordained at his home church, Hope Lutheran Church, in Ladysmith, WI
on November 29, 2016.
Glenn is married to LuAnne and they have called Ladysmith, Wisconsin home for the past 25 years. They are blessed with a family of five children: Janelle, Michael, Alison, Mark, and Aaron. They are also blessed with ten grandchildren: Preston, Hunter, Steven, Paige, Mason, Travis, Taylor, June, Margot and Olive.
Cross Lutheran Church & School - Secretary
Karen Kunisch graduated from Unionville-Sebewaing Area High School in Sebewaing Michigan in 1975. Since then she has worked for Active Industries in Sebewaing, Thrivent Financial, Mutual Savings, and Independent Bank.
Cross Lutheran School - 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Teacher
Gwynne Barry holds a B.S. in Education from Central Michigan University. She has taught at Cross Lutheran School for over 30 years. She also has completed 20 hours of Continuing Education Graduate Courses from CMU. She has 23 State Board Continuing Education Units. Gwynne is also a master teacher for Susan Kovalik & Associates. She still has a lot of energy, loves to read aloud to her students, and still has her red hair!
Cross Lutheran School - DK, Kindergarten Teacher
Karn Brown earned her teaching degree from MSU. She worked at the Tuscola ISD for 10 years. She and her husband, Eric, have three boys and live in the Cass City area.
Cross Lutheran School - Childcare Director
Sarah Brooks has a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from CMU. She has 22 years of experience in the childcare field, including 11 as the Director of Sonshine Kids Daycare in Bad Axe.
Cross Lutheran Church - Music Director
Cross Lutheran School - Preschool, Music, & Band Teacher
Beth Elston earned a B.A. and a Lutheran Teaching Diploma from Concordia College, Ann Arbor, Michigan with a major in music. She also earned an Elementary Education Endorsement through graduate work at Saginaw Valley State University. Beth is a published composer, having several handbell arrangements in the catalog of Lorenz Publishing Company and a choral piece published by Choristers Guild.
Cross Lutheran School - Principal, 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Teacher
David Faupel holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from Saginaw Valley State University with endorsements in 6th through 8th grade Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics. He has been teaching at Cross Lutheran School since 2010.
Cross Lutheran School - Head Cook & Custodian
Marcine Moore graduated from Southfield High School in Southfield Michigan in 1987. Since then she has worked as a safety and compliance manager for a trucking firm and managed a floor covering business.
Cross Lutheran School - 1st & 2nd Grade Teacher
Carrie Ward received her teaching degree from Spring Arbor University and taught for several years in California. She and her husband, Dustin, have three children. Their family attends Elkton Missionary Church.