Staff
Pastor

J. Patrick Niles

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Follow Pastor Niles' blog here: https://pastorniles.wordpress.com/






Principal

Susan Boeck

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Mrs. Boeck came to Trinity-Rantoul in 2016. In addition to being principal, she teaches 7th/8th grade American history and Scholastic News to all various age groups from K - 8 each week. 






Daycare Director

Elyse Schmitting

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Miss Elyse is a graduate of Trinity-Rantoul and has been a daycare worker prior to taking over as Daycare director in 2018. 






3K Preschool Teacher

Wendy Hostettler

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Mrs. Hostettler teaches 3K preschool on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings. 






4K Teacher

Katrina Niles

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Mrs. Niles teaches 4K on Monday - Thursday afternoons. 






4K/5K, Music, Spanish

Amber Beran

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Mrs. Beran grew up in WIsconsin and taught in Lutheran schools in both Wisconsin and Nebraska. She returned to Wisconsin in 2014. She has been teaching 1st-3rd grades, Spanish, and Music at Trinity. In 2019-2020 she will move to 4K/5K teacher. 






1st - 2nd grade Teacher

Kathy Lemke

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Mrs. Lemke has been teaching primarily Kindergarten (and also morning 1st grade) at Trinity-Rantoul since 1994. She also leads the 1st-2nd grades in playing bells in church. Her three children all graduated from Trinity and her second daughter is a teacher at Trinity's daycare. She will teach 1st and 2nd grades in 2019-2020. 






3rd-5th grade teacher

Ellen Zutz

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Mrs. Zutz graduated from Trinity-Rantoul and enjoys a family heritage at Trinity; her father who graduated from Trinity, her mother who was a teacher at Trinity for many years, and her sisters and nieces/nephews graduated from Trinity. After teaching in Wisconsin and Texas, she returned to teach at Trinity in 1995. She teaches 4th-5th grades in the morning and 3rd-5th grades in the afternoons. 






6th-8th grade teacher; technology director

Tanya Johnson

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Mrs. Johnson grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She attended Concordia University in River Forest, IL and graduated with a B.A. in education from Concordia University, St. Paul, MN. She taught 6th grade in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala from 1996-1997 before moving to St. Louis, MO to earn her Master of Arts degree in Practical and Systematic Theology from Concordia Seminary. She has worked as a missionary, in the business world, professional nanny, director of children's ministry, writer, principal, and teacher. She enjoys playing music, especially in the handbell choir, reading, and traveling. 

Mrs. Johnson is married to Todd Johnson. He is a professional video producer. They have two daughters who attended Trinity Lutheran School . The Johnsons enjoy sports (especially hockey) and live in Appleton. 

Mrs. Johnson joined the staff at Trinity in 2017 and teaches 6th-8th grades plus technology/STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) classes for K-8. 






Secretary

Sue Yerkman

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Mrs. Yerkman is the secretary for both the church and school. She started at Trinity in 2018.