Zion Lutheran School Staff


Thomas Wrege


My mission: ...to prayerfully lead and teach -- my family, my students, and my colleagues -- to be proactive servants and effective citizens in a manner that shares the Gospel and that glorifies Christ! Educational Background (BS ED, Concordia University, NE - Education; MS Ed Butler University, IN - Leadership and Instructional Technology Years of Experience: 32 Three Fun Facts: 1) I take my vacation days to go hunting. 2) My favorite “color” is camouflage. 3) I am a USAF Veteran.


Diane Andersen

PreK Teacher

My mission as a Preschool teacher at Zion Lutheran School is to instill a love of learning and love for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I commit to growing young citizens for this world and God’s realm with joy, love, patience, and forgiveness.


Renee Bocanegra

Spanish Teacher

My mission...to effectively share the traditions, rich history, and culture of the Spanish speaking world and prepare students to lead fulfilling lives as culturally responsive and engaged Christian citizens.


Mariann Brown

Middle School Teacher

My personal mission is…to keep God first in every aspect of my life and reflect His love for me to others; to use my God-given time and talents for the good of my family, school, church, and community.


Rusty Bryson

Computer Teacher

My mission: I believe each and every child has the potential to bring something unique and special to the world. I will help children to develop their potential by believing in them as capable individuals. I will assist children in discovering who they are, so they can express their own opinions and nurture their own ideas. I have a vision of a world where people serve their God, learn to respect, accept, and embrace the differences between us, as the core of what makes life so fascinating.


Kathy Cruse

Preschool Teacher

Personal Mission Statement… I humbly strive to convey Christian values and to share the love of the Lord as an enthusiastic Christian educator. I have a passion for working with children and sharing knowledge with students to build up to their fullest potential and attain their learning objectives. What a blessing it is to share the love of the Lord and to experience the joy that is expressed upon learning the scripture. In 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.” Therefore it is my mission and desire to uphold and live according to His word through teaching and by living in faith every day.


Kelly David

3rd Grade Teacher

My mission: Be a servant of grace, daily walking with Christ and faithful in prayer that I can be attentive to my family, parents, and students.


Cari Dugosh

Administrative Assistant

With God's help I will lovingly serve and assist the students, families, and staff of Zion Lutheran School while demonstrating Christ's love.


Sheri Fischer

2nd Grade Teacher

My mission…to lead with God’s help, teaching and lighting a path for those who are in my care; to seek Christ, Who died on the cross for each of us.


Jon Fraker

Middle School Teacher

In my personal mission, I strive to connect students and athletes with their Savior, Jesus Christ, each day. My goal is to help each student learn and grow to the best of his or her ability. I thank God for the opportunity to serve in the classroom, on the court, and in the Georgetown area.


Natasha Harris

1st Grade Teacher

My mission...is to share my love for teaching in a grace filled classroom where students are able to use their unique talents and continue to grow in their love for learning and Christ Jesus.


Pixie Linebrink

Music Teacher

My mission: "My lips will shout for joy when I sing praises to You." Inspired by Ps. 71:23


Tonya Loesch

Kindergarten Teacher

My personal mission is to daily grow in relationship with God through prayer and the study of His Word, and to live out my faith by serving my family, friends, students, and co-workers and others so that the Good News of Jesus is proclaimed.


Kathy Pitts

PreK Teacher

My mission as a Preschool teacher is to guide students in their faith walk, to have the love of Jesus in their hearts and to know that Jesus loves them dearly. Along with the faith walk, it is my pleasure to guide them in their academic walk to have a love of learning.


Stephanie Sauls

Middle School Teacher

My personal mission is…to purposefully seek opportunities to grow personally, professionally, and spiritually so that together with my family, my students, and my colleagues we can act as one voice to glorify God. Inspired by Romans 15:6-7


Ryan Vrabel

PE Teacher/ Athletic Director

My mission...to use my God given abilities to empower my students and athletes to reach new heights physically and scholarly as young students athletes.


Becky Warnasch

Director of Academic Success

With God's help, I will humbly serve other, being the hands and feet of God, demonstrating His love to others; helping fill their needs, helping them reach their potential and goals.


Julie Weil

4th Grade Teacher

My mission is to unconditionally support each one of my students and to guide them into becoming positive and faithful lifelong learners.


Lee Willey

Middle School Teacher

My goal is to help students embrace and celebrate the joy of academics, life, and God's abiding presence in all things.


Suzan Winkelman

Director of Curriculum/Middle School Teacher

My mission each day is to use my God-given gifts always to His glory by empowering my students to reach their full potential in their faith, academics, behavior, and relationships with others.