Amy Greener

Principal

Prov. 3: 3-6

“Let love and faithfulness never leave you…Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and he will make your paths straight.”

Amy Greener

I started my teaching career at Immanuel Lutheran School and Church upon graduating from Concordia University, Ann Arbor, Mi. After four years in Bay City, I received a call to Suburban Bethlehem. I now am starting my 33rd year at Suburban Bethlehem. During this time, I earned my Master’s in Education through Ball State University. In 2018, I was asked to become interim principal. I went back to school and received my Building Administrator’s license through Indiana Wesleyan University. Beyond school, I spend my time with my very supportive husband, Rich Greener, my step-daughter Olivia, our two dogs, Dash and Diesel and several outside barn cats. Suburban Bethlehem is my home, and I am thankful for the members of my church family, the talented staff that I have the privilege to work with each day, and the kids and families of this place.

Rev. Bill Mueller

Senior Pastor

Acts 16:31

"They replied, 'Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.'"

Rev. Bill Mueller

Pastor Bill serves our Lord as Senior Pastor of Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Church and School. He is married to Julie and they have two children, Sarah and Nicholas. He enjoys seeing people connected to God's grace in Jesus Christ.

Patty Macke

Admissions Counselor & Office Manager

Philippians 4:13

"I can do all this through him who gives me strength."

Patty Macke

Patty is excited to be working with SBLS as their Admissions Counselor and Office Manager. She has been married to Brian for 34 years and they have 2 daughters Paige and Brooke, son-in-laws Derrek & Austin. She enjoys traveling with her family and spending time with her 2 grandkids Salem and Kolson. Patty and her family have been members of SBL Church and School since 2000. "I love the opportunity to share all the great things our school has to offer."

Lauren Johnston

School Secretary

Romans 12:12

"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer."

Lauren Johnston

Lauren serves as our School Secretary at SBLS. She is married to her husband, Andy, and together they have four dogs: Blaze, Slate, Oakley and Aspen. She enjoys seeing the students as they enter our school and being able to interact with anyone who walks through SBLS' front door. In her free time, she enjoys reading, running, and spending time with her husband, dogs and family!

Terri Hobbs

Pre-School Director

Matthew 19:14

"Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.'"

Terri Hobbs

Mrs. Hobbs is the Lead teacher/director of our Pre-school program and teaches all day PreK. She is Married to Gary and they have a married son Zach and a daughter in law Ashley. Grandchild consists of a dog Ebbie. (Pride and Joy) She loves her baby Brody (sheltie) and the kids she has been blessed to have in her program past and present! 🙂

Jennifer Anderson

Pre-School

Jennifer Anderson

Maryanne McClure

Pre-School

Proverbs 3:5-6

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your way's acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths."

Maryanne McClure

Maryanne serves as our Preschool Tuesday, Thursday morning teacher. She grew up in the area attending St. Paul's Lutheran School and then Concordia High School. She was transplanted to Texas due to her husbands job and was there for 23 years. She returned to the area in 2017. She has 4 grown children and 6 awesome grandchildren who live in Texas. She enjoys spending time with them in Texas, gardening and camping.

Ellen Gottschalk

Kindergarten

Isaiah 41:10

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

Ellen Gottschalk

Ellen Gottschalk serves as our Kindergarten teacher. She and her husband, Dan have been blessed with 4 children who keep them busy. She enjoys reading, gardening and caring for 8 chickens.

Marissa Moffitt

First Grade

Jeremiah 29:11

"'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'"

Marissa Moffitt

Marissa Moffitt has been a Lutheran school teacher since 2002. Marissa graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin in 2002. Her first call to serve the Lord was to the “dry” heat of Arizona where she met her husband, Frank. They were married in 2004. She has a son, Mason, who is in high school and a daughter, Molly, who is in seventh grade at SBLS. In her free time she loves to swim, knit, but most of all spend time with her family!

Stacie Gass

Second Grade

Jeremiah 29:11

"'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'"

Stacie Gass

Stacie Gass teaches second grade at Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran School. She has also been a member of Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Church for over 16 years. She is married to her husband Kevin and they have 3 boys, Keaton, Carson, and Cohen. She loves spending time with her family and watching her boys play sports. She also enjoys sharing Jesus with her students and watching their faith grow!

Deb Honn

Third Grade

John 14:27

“My peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Don’t let your heart be troubled or fearful.”

Deb Honn

Deb Honn teaches third grade at Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran School. Deb has been a teacher for 28 years. She is married to Jerry and they have two daughters, Jenni and Ashley and four step-children. Both girls are married, and Deb has two grandchildren and 11 step-grandchildren. She spends her free time enjoying water sports, but mostly spends her time watching her grandkids play sports. Both her children and her grandchildren have attended Lutheran Schools. Her greatest joy is interacting with all children!

Tim Moses

Fourth Grade

Nahum 1:7

"The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him"

Tim Moses

Timothy Moses enjoys traveling and visiting family across the US. He is involved with coaching and athletics here at Suburban Bethlehem.

Dan Gottschalk

Fifth Grade

Matthew 5:14-16

"You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven."

Dan Gottschalk

Mr. G serves SBLS as our 5th grade homeroom and Social Studies instructor, and also teaches PE in grades K, 5-8 and Art in grades 6, 7, & 8.
As Athletic Director, he oversees our school's sports team activities throughout the year. He is married to a wonderful Kindergarten teacher who together have three daughters and a son.
Mr. G also referees soccer games, runs trails, attempts woodworking projects, and works hard at training his two energetic canines.

Lisa Brindle

Fifth Grade

Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Lisa Brindle

Mrs. Brindle currently serves SBLS as teacher of the following classes: 5th grade homeroom, 5th grade English, 5th grade reading, 3-5 grade physical education, 5th grade art, 6th grade current events, and 6th grade leadership.
Mrs. Brindle has been married to Gabe Brindle for 18 years and they have 3 children (Paige, Jonah, and Hudson). She and her family love to go on camping trips together. Mrs. Brindle also loves to garden and bake!

Vera Abresch

Sixth Grade

I Corinthians 15:51-52

"Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed— in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed."

Vera Abresch

Vera Abresch is the co-homeroom teacher for the 6th grade at Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran School. She teaches 5th-8th grade science and 8th Pre-algebra. She works to inspire a love of science and the wonder of God’s creation in our universe. She has 3 grown sons and a grandson and enjoys hiking, reading and watching movies. She is an active member of Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Church and enjoys sharing her faith with others.

Mckenzey Denney

Seventh Grade

Ecclesiastes 3:11

"He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end."

Mckenzey Denney

Mckenzey teaches 7th grade at SBLS. She enjoys working with students and families to foster academic and spiritual growth. Mckenzey coaches color guard after school and enjoys reading.

Johannah Miesner

Eighth Grade

2 Corinthians 4:5

"For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake."

Johannah Miesner

Johannah Miesner has been a middle school teacher, in charge of 8th grade homeroom and the Washington DC trip, at Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran School since 2018 after serving at Lutheran schools in Indiana and Illinois. She graduated from Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska with her bachelor of science in education in 2005 and her M.Ed. in literacy education in 2008. She is currently attending Ashland University, getting her MA in American History and Government as the James Madison Fellow for the state of Indiana for 2021. After teaching middle school since almost the beginning of her career, she thinks that middle school students are the best.

Aaron Barnholt

Computer & Math

Matthew 28:19-20

"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Aaron Barnholt

Mr. Barnholt is in his 14th year here at Suburban Bethlehem. He is currently teaching middle school math, all of the technology classes, 5th grade leadership and sixth-grade religion class. The highlight of his school year is spending time at Camp Lutherhaven with his students.

Kathryn Peperkorn

Music Teacher

Romans 8:31-32

If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us

Kathryn Peperkorn

Kathryn is excited to share her love for music with the students of Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran School. Kathryn has taught in many places, Texas, Wisconsin, California and now here for the second time. She taught at Holy Cross and IPFW 25 years ago!! Kathryn also has enjoyed a career singing in opera, and directing and producing opera's, musicals and plays for students of all ages. She has 4 children, 2 in college and 2 at Concordia High School. She loves to camp, play with her dogs, read, and travel. Mrs. Peperkorn's husband Todd, is a pastor who is now serving as a professor at Concordia Theological seminary.

Karen Bieberich

Resource Teacher

1 Peter 4:10

"God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another."

Karen Bieberich

Mrs. Bieberich serves as the resource teacher for grades K-8. Karen and her husband, Eric, have three children, Grace (23), Noah (19), and Luke (16). Karen grew up in Chicago and has lived in Fort Wayne for 20 years.

Miranda Kennedy

Resource Teacher

Miranda Kennedy

Pastor Alex Duff

Assistant Pastor

Mark 10:14

"When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.'"

Pastor Alex Duff

Pastor Alex has served the Lutheran Church for over 35 years as teacher, principal, and pastor. He has a heart for Lutheran Schools and the faith development of children and finds great joy in hearing children young and old share their faith in their Savior Jesus. He has been married for over 35 years to his lovely wife, Meri and they have four children (now adults); Jenna, Rebecca, Kyle and Kurtis. "I am blessed to be part of this wonderful Suburban Bethlehem family!"

Michelle Schultz

Deaconess

John 10:27-28

"My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and
no one will snatch them out of my hand."

Michelle Schultz

Michelle serves as Deaconess at Suburban Bethlehem and teaches 7th
grade confirmation. She is married to her husband Andy and together
they love spending time outdoors. She enjoys seeing people grow in
their faith through divine worship.

Stephanie Wilson

Head Cook

Matthew 17:20

"He replied, 'Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.'"

Stephanie Wilson

Stephanie Wilson is the lead cook at SBLS. She has worked in various positions in the school for the last five years and has been a member of the church congregation for seven years. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her daughter, reading, baking, and doing crafts.

Kathy Reid

Latchkey Director

Psalm 46:10

“Be still, and know that I am God…”

Kathy Reid

Kathy loves children and is excited to be working with SBLS as their Latchkey Director. She has been married to Jim for over 25 years and she is the mother to 3 children they have together - Megan, Charlie & Brayden as well as 2 stepsons – Josh & Travis. She enjoys camping, aviation and traveling with her family. She also has 2 granddaughters Stella and Aspen that she LOVES hanging out with as they hold such a big piece of her heart. Kathy grew up in Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Church & School. She attended SBLS from 3 year old Nursery school through 8th grade and was baptized, confirmed and married at SBLC. She has also had children baptized at SBLC and attend SBLS. “I am looking forward to getting to know our students especially with all the new families we have this year!”