Pastor

GLENN SOKOLOWSKI 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.

Church/School Secretary

KAREN KUNISH 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.

3rd-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!

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.

Childcare Director

SARA 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.

Preschool, Music, & Band

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. Mrs. Elston has taken 24 hours of training in Brain Gym, as well as 3 State Board - Continuing Education Units in Love & Logic as well as 22.1 SB-CEUs in other areas.

Principal

6th-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.

Susan Hass

Reading Specialist

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SUSAN HASS graduated with a teaching degree from Western Michigan University.  During her career, she taught at Bad Axe, Lakers, Harbor Beach, and Swan Valley.  After retirement, she started a tutorial service, working with children one-on-one in her home. In 2014, she began working at Cross Lutheran under Title I funding through the Laker school district. 

Preschool

LIZ KUHL received her teaching degree from Saginaw Valley State University. She taught early grades for several years in a Christian school before becoming a stay-at-home-mom. She and her husband, Mike, have three children. The Kuhls serve as Children's Ministry Directors at Elkton Missionary.

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.

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. 

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