Faculty & Staff


John M. Engelbrecht


Mr. Engelbrecht continues to serve as Calvary’s first Executive Director since 2007, as well as teaching Psychology. His teaching and administrative career includes the following schools: First Lutheran School in Ponca City, Oklahoma, Immanuel Lutheran School in Jefferson City, Missouri, Saint Paul Lutheran High School and College in Concordia, Missouri, and West Michigan Lutheran High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan. John received his Master of Arts in Education from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri.

Erich Ahlers


Mr. Ahlers is Calvary’s first Called principal and teacher. In addition to his administrative duties, he also teaches several computer classes. Before coming to Calvary, he taught for seven years at Lutheran High School North in Houston Texas. He received his Master of Arts in Education Administration from Concordia University in Austin, Texas.

Melisa Ahlers


Mrs. Ahlers has been teaching Music at Calvary since 2008. She also taught at Lutheran High School North in Houston, Texas for four years. Currently she also teaches at Trinity Lutheran School in Jefferson City, Missouri. She received her Bachelor of Education with an endorsement in Music from Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska.

Cheryl Arthur

Mrs. Arthur joined the faculty in 2015 and teaches in the English department. Prior to coming to Calvary she spent sixteen years teaching and four years as an administrator at Christian Academy of Prescott in Arizona. Cheryl received her Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University.

Pat Bisby


In 2014, Pat came to Calvary to lead the existing Foresee Program. She has taught at various Missouri schools for over 20 years, including Belton High School and Fatima High School, retiring from the School of the Osage in Camdenton, Missouri. She received a Masters of Arts in Teaching: Special Education from Columbia College.

Mark Buffington


Mr. Buffington has been part of our faculty since 2012, teaching Social Studies and Health.  He has taught exclusively in Missouri beginning in 1982-87 at Blair Oaks High School, 1987-93 at Highland High School in northeast Missouri, 1993-95 at Boonville High School, 1995-96 at New Bloomfield High School, 1996-99 at Van-Far High School, and 1999-2012 at Mexico High School /Middle School. He received his Master’s Degree in Education from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri and his Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri.

Denise Crider


Mrs. Crider has been at Calvary since its first academic year in 2005, and teaches Social Studies and Practical Arts. She also serves the students as College Guidance Counselor. She taught at Cole County R-5 Public Schools in Eugene, Missouri from 1993-1996 and Jefferson City Public School since 1992. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in History at Northeast Missouri State University, in Kirksville, Missouri (now Truman State University).

Carol Collins


Mrs. Collins joined our English department in 2015. Prior to that she taught at: Strafford High School for five years, Jefferson City Public Schools for 25 years, Columbia College for two years, and Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri for five years. She received her Master’s in English Education at Southwest Missouri State University (Missouri State University) in Springfield, Missouri.

William  Hawley


Mr. Hawley has been teaching numerous classes in our Mathematics department since 2007. Prior to coming to Calvary he taught mathematics in the Jefferson City Public School system and served 13 ½ years as an assistant principal. He received his Master’s Degree in Secondary Education and a Master’s Degree in Education Administration from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri.

Hanna Henley


Ms. Henley began teaching agriculture classes and directs our FFA chapter at Calvary in 2014. She has also taught agriculture science classes at Eugene High School. She received her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Education from Missouri State University.

Dennis Holliday


Mr. Holliday joined our faculty in 2014 teaching art. He has also taught at Jefferson City Public Schools and Blair Oaks Public Schools. He received his Bachelor of Science in Art Education at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. He is working toward a Master’s Degree in Art Education.

David Jungmeyer


After teaching in Lutheran schools in Sheboygan, Wisconsin; Hastings, Nebraska; and San Francisco, California, he returned to Missouri, teaching at California High School until his retirement in 2008. That same year he began teaching science classes at Calvary. He received his Master of Arts in Science Education from Northeast Missouri State University in Kirksville, Missouri.

Ms. Kabiri joined our mathematics department in 2015. She has taught exclusively in Jefferson City Missouri at the following schools: Jefferson City High School, William Woods College, and Lincoln University. She received her Master of Science in Mathematics at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.

Jonathan Kueck

Mr. Kueck has been teaching religion, physical education, and practical arts classes at Calvary since 2010. His previous teaching experience includes teaching at Martin Luther High School in Queens, New York from 2003-2005 and Little Rock Lutheran High School in Little Rock, Arkansas from 2005-2010. He received his Bachelors of Science in Physical Education and English from Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska.

Mrs. Lieb joined our faculty in 2013 and teaches English and Practical Arts classes. Her teaching experience includes serving as a teacher at Christ Lutheran School in Little Rock, Arkansas for six years and school counselor for one and a half years. She received her Master of Arts in Educational Counseling from University of Arkansas in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Ginger Luetkemeyer


Since 2010, Mrs. Luetkemeyer has been teaching Spanish classes in our Foreign Language department. She also teaches Speech and Social Studies electives. She is a graduate of Central Methodist University with a degree in Secondary Education in the areas of Spanish and Social Studies.

Janice Wieberg


 Mrs. Wieberg has been teaching science classes at Calvary since 2014. She also teaches at State Technical College of Missouri in Jefferson City. Her prior teaching experience includes St. Elizabeth R-IV School, Fatima High School in Westphalia, Missouri, and Sacred Heart Catholic School in Rich Fountain, Missouri. She received her Master of Education from Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri.

Sam Ziegelbein

Mr. Ziegelbein joined the faculty in 2015, and teaches classes in mathematics and religion. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Math Education from Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri.


Becky Engelbrecht


Mrs. Becky Engelbrecht joined Calvary Lutheran High School as the Administrative Assistant in July, 2007. Although her duties are numerous, she loves the day-to-day activities of the school. Serving the needs of Calvary’s students and administration puts all of her education and past experiences to good use!

Janette Schanbacher

Mrs. Schanbacher joined the office staff in 2009. She received a B.A. with a concentration in Graphic Design from Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.