Faculty & Staff

Working Together to Provide a Safe and Welcoming Place for Students

At Faithful Shepherd, it’s the teachers who make the difference in the lives of those children. Our faculty are deeply devoted to our students; they persistently strive to push students beyond simple course completion and passing grades and nurture them into their fullest potential.

Whether it be inside the classroom or in extracurricular activities and sports, the teachers at Faithful Shepherd provide more than an education. They work together to provide a safe and welcoming place for students. They recognize that parents know their children best, and their openness to working together with parents helps create academic tools that support students’ learning, making them the best possible versions of themselves.

Over half of the teachers at Faithful Shepherd hold advanced master’s degrees. In the spirit of lifelong learning, our teachers continuously take classes and always stay up-to-date with the newest and most effective teaching methods. Faithful Shepherd is fully licensed as a Pre-K through 8th grade school and is fully accredited by the Minnesota Nonpublic School Accrediting Association (MNSAA).

Preschool

Ms. Heidi Delesha
Kinderstart Lead Teacher, Site Co-Director

Ms. Nicole Schram
Kinderstart Lead Teacher, Site Co-Director

Ms. Ruba Saqer
Kinderstart Lead Teacher

Ms. Angela Leja
Kinderstart Assistant Teacher

Ms. Stella Choi
Kinderstart Assistant Teacher

Ms. Lindsey Honkanen
Discovery Lead Teacher

Ms. Olivia Bailey
Discovery Assistant Teacher

Ms. Kristine Loe
Assistant Teacher

Mr. August Barkmeier
EAP Manager

Ms. Julie Persons
EAP Assistant Teacher

Ms. Bella Mozeika
EAP Assistant Teacher

Kindergarten

Megan Christian
Kindergarten

Katie Clifton
Kindergarten
https://fscsmn.org/staff/katie-clifton/

Kelcie Faaumu
Kindergarten

1st Grade

Mackenzie Schmidt
1st Grade

Karen Swain
1st Grade

Dawn Toboja
1st Grade

2nd Grade

Morgan Holthaus
2nd Grade

Amy Peters
2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

Julie Sieben
4th Grade

5th Grade

Lora Maertens
5th Grade

Middle School

Susie Freiburger
Science

Deirdre Hocks
ELA

Maria Lara
Spanish

Barbie Miller
Accelerated Math
https://fscsmn.org/staff/barbie-miller/

Greg Spevacek
MS Social Studies

Specialists

Jennifer Bohman
STEM Integrationist, Activities Director

Abby Borene
Band / STEM

April Kirby
P.E. & Athletics Director

Alex Nelson
K–5 Spanish

Sarah Pfahl
Art

Joyce Rollins
Library & Teacher Assistant

Sarah Voelbel
Read Naturally

Taylor Wesseln
Music



School Nurses

Administrators

MaLynn Billock
Administrative Secretary
mbillock@fscsmn.org

Catherine Butel
Principal
cbutel@fscsmn.org

Kate Larson
Enrollment & Marketing Director
klarson01@fscsmn.org

Kelly Larson
Finance Office
klarson@fscsmn.org

Mary McCoy
Administrative Assistant & Safe Environment Coordinator
mmccoy@fscsmn.org

Sarah Meier
Technology Interventionist & Development Director
smeier@fscsmn.org

Maintenance

Bruce Avenson
Custodian

Paul Meger
Maintenance