Faculty & Staff

 

Erich Ahlers

principal@calvarylhs.org

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

ahlersm@calvarylhs.org

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.

Patricia Bisby

bisbyp@calvarylhs.org

In 2014, Pat came to Calvary to implement the 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 Art in Teaching: Special Education from Columbia College.

Mark Buffington

buffingtonm@calvarylhs.org

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.

John Christman

 administrator@calvarylhs.org

Mr. Christman begins serving as Calvary’s second Executive Director in 2016, as well as teaching Theology.  His teaching and administrative career includes the following schools: Lutheran High Northeast in Norfolk, Nebraska, Lutheran High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, and Christ Our Savior Lutheran High School in Evansville, Illinois.  John received his Master of Science in Leadership Studies from University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas.

Denise Crider

criderd@calvarylhs.org

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).

Myra Eickmeyer

eickmeyerm@calvarylhs.org

Ms. Eickmeyer joined Calvary in the fall of 2017, teaching College History. She taught at Cole County R-5 Public Schools in Eugene, Missouri for three years, Cole County R-1 Public School in Russellville, Missouri for four years and Jefferson City Public School for a total of 23 years.  She received her Master of Science in Education degree from Central Missouri State University.

Caledonia Gerth

gerthc@calvarylhs.org

Ms. Gerth joined the faculty in 2016 and teaches instrumental music.  Prior to coming to Calvary she taught for three years at Trinity Lutheran School in Holly Hill, Florida. She is currently teaching music at Trinity Lutheran School in Jefferson City, Missouri.  Caley received her Bachelors of Music in Music Education from Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska.

William  Hawley

hawleyw@calvarylhs.org

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

hanleyh@calvarylhs.org

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

hollidayd@calvarylhs.org

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.

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.

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

luetkemeyerg@calvarylhs.org

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.

Mindy Roettgen

roettgenm@calvarylhs.org

Mrs. Roettgen joined the faculty in 2016, and teaches Desktop Publishing, Yearbook, and Computer Application courses.  She is a graduate of Hickey College in St. Louis, Missouri, where she received her diploma in Graphic Arts and Design.

William Schatte

schattew@calvarylhs.org

William Schatte began teaching English classes and speech at Calvary in 2016.  He previously taught at Redeemer Lutheran School in Austin, Texas, Hope Lutheran High School in Winona, Minnesota, Walther Lutheran High School in Melrose Park, Illinois and Concordia High School in Austin, Texas.  He received his Master of Curriculum and Instruction at Concordia University in Austin, Texas.

Ruth Temme

temmer@calvarylhs.org

Ms. Temme teaches the majority of our sciences courses at Calvary, beginning in 2017.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education and Science with theology at Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon, Wisconsin.

Lisa Walker

walkerl@calvarylhs.org

Mrs. Walker returns to Calvary to teach college level biology at Calvary.  She has taught at numerous colleges and universities throughout the state as well as Helias High School.  She received her M.S. in biology at Missouri State University Wisconsin in Springfield, Missouri.

Tyler Zander

Mr. Zander started teaching religion courses at Calvary in 2017.   Prior to coming to Calvary he taught for one year at Bethlehem Lutheran School in Lakewood, Colorado.  He earned a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Concordia University Nebraska in Seward, Nebraska.

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.

STAFF

Teri MacLaughlin

Mrs. MacLaughlin joined the office staff in 2017, handling the bookkeeping for the school. She earned a Masters of Finance and Accounting from the Keller School of Management.

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.

COACHES

Rusty Bourg – Head Baseball

coachbourg@gmail.com

Coach Bourg has served as the head baseball coach at CLHS since 2011.  He graduated from Arkansas State University in 1970 with a degree in Phys. Ed./Health. After playing minor league baseball for four years, Coach Bourg taught physical education and coached J.V. basketball for one semester at Parkway Central H.S. in Chesterfield, MO. He then taught physical education and coached J.V. soccer for one year in the Ladue, Missouri school district. From 2001 to 2009, Coach Bourg was the head baseball coach at St. Elizabeth High School. He also coached baseball at the BC Baseball Academy in Columbia from 2009 to 2013.

Mark Buffington – Head Coach Boys Basketball

buffingtonm@calvarylhs.org

Coach Buffington has served as the Athletic Director and Head Boys Basketball Coach here at Calvary since 2012. He earned his Master’s Degree in Education from Southwest Baptist and a Master’s in Educational Administration from William Woods University. He was a coach, athletic director, and principal for 30 years in Missouri’s public schools. Seventeen of those years were spent as head varsity basketball coach in different schools and several years in various other sports and positions – head varsity baseball, head varsity golf, assistant/JH football, assistant/JH track.

Angela Harms – Head Coach Cheerleading

Coach Harms began coaching cheerleading in 2016. She has a Master’s of Science from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri.

Neil Harms – Head Coach Soccer

Coach Harms became head coach in 2016 after serving as assistant coach for two years. He earned a Master’s in Educational & Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.

 

Mike Horn – Head Coach Archery

Coach Horn has served as the archery coach at Calvary since 2015. He has an Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts from Ozark Technical College in Springfield, Missouri. His coaching experience includes four years with the Great Rivers Council Boys Scouts, three years with Cole County 4-H Archery, and three years of NASP Archery at Immanuel Lutheran School.

 

Kerri Morris – Head Coach Boys and Girls Cross Country, Head Coach Boys and Girls Track

tkmorris@infin.net

Coach Morris has served as the cross country and track and field coach at Calvary since 2013. She has a Master’s of Science in Special Education from the University of Missouri. While teaching at Eldon High School, she coached volleyball and track. She was also a student track coach at Rock Bridge Senior High School and Rolla Senior High School.

Nicole Murphy – Head Coach Volleyball

murphyn@calvarylhs.org

Coach Murphy has served as the Head Coach for volleyball here at Calvary since 2017. She earned her Master’s Degree in Education in Athletic Administration from William Woods University. She coached at Avila University as a graduate assistant for one year and at Iowa Lakes Community College for one year as an assistant coach.  She has four years of coaching experience for Central Missouri Volleyball Club as well as coaching three years in Kansas City for Southwind Rising Volleyball Club.  She was a four-year starter on the volleyball team at Columbia College, receiving 1st team all-conference honors her senior year and played in a National championship game.