Rev. Dr. Peter Dorn

Pastor

Years of Experience: 38 years (16th at St. John’s)
Education: Valparaiso University, B.A.; Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, M.Div.; Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, D.Min.
Why I Pastor: God has made me His child through baptism and the gift of faith. I wish to share that with others. I am blessed to be able to do this as a full-time profession.

Favorite Bible Verse: Ephesians 2:8-10 

Phone: 708-799-7491 ext. 203

 

Matthew Kamien

Principal

Years of Experience:  10 years (4th at St. John’s)

Education:  Trinity Christian College, B.A.; Saint Xavier University, M.A.

Why I Teach?:  I enjoy getting to know the students, interacting with them, and it allows me to help students learn life skills for God’s Kingdom work.

Favorite Bible Verse:  John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

Email: principal@sjcch.com

Phone: 708-799-7491 ext. 205

 

 

Name:  Mrs. Debbie Mois

Position:  Early Childhood Teacher

Years of Experience:  2 years (1st at St. John’s) 

Why I teach?:  I love working with children of all ages and I love to see their expressions when they understand a concept for the first time. I love to see them grow and show enthusiasm when they learn; their genuine curiosity and excitement for learning makes teaching worthwhile. 

Favorite Bible Verse:  Proverbs 3:5-6Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.”  

Email: dmois@sjcch.com 

 

Name:  Mrs. Rachel Sever

Position:  First and Second Grade Teacher

Years of Experience:  11 years (6th at St. John’s)

Why I Teach?:  I love sharing God’s word and it’s a blessing to help guide students as they learn and grow academically, socially, and spiritually.

Favorite Bible Verse:  Psalm 119:105 – “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”

Email:  rsever@sjcch.com

 

Name: Mrs. Rose Larcher

Position: Third and Fourth Grade Teacher

Years of Experience: 20 years (5th at St. John’s)

 

Name: Mrs. Kimberly Wilkinson

Position:  Middle School  Language Arts Teacher

Years of Experience:   18 years (3rd at St. John’s) 

Why I teach?:   I teach because teaching to me is not a job! To see children learning excites me, makes me want to do more. Children are our future; I want to help make it great for them!

Favorite Bible Verse:   Isaiah 53:5 – “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.”

Email:  kwilkinson@sjcch.com

 

Name:  Mrs. Laura Moss

Position:  Middle School Math Teacher

Years of Experience: 38 years (3rd at St. John’s)

Why I teach: I enjoy working with students and sharing my love of math.

Favorite Bible passage: Ephesians 4:32 – “Be kind and compassionate to one another, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

Email:  lmoss@sjcch.com

 

Name:  Melanie Ransom

Position:  Middle School Science

Years of Experience:  2 years ( 2nd at St. John’s)

Why I teach?:  I teach because I enjoy inspiring students to think critically and getting students interested in investigating the world around them.

Favorite Bible Verse:  Proverbs 3:5-6 – “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.” 

 

Name: Angelica Edwards

Position: Spanish 

Years of Experience:  

Why I Teach?:  I enjoy building positive relationships with students. 

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Name: Pat Spek

Position: Library volunteer 

Years at St. John’s: 5 years

Why I work at St. Johns: I enjoy being around kids. They make me feel young.

Favorite Bible Verse: John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that He gave his only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name: Nina Cooper

Position:  Art Teacher

Years of Experience: 1st year at St. John’s 

She attended Central State University, receiving her B.S. degree in Business Administration.  She received her M.Ed in Educational Leadership & Advocacy from National-Louis University. 

“This year at St. John, I will introduce artists to a variety of art materials, styles, histories, and cultures. We will study the elements of art, principles of design, and media. Art and music will be progressive, yet it will be developmentally and age-appropriate.”

Why I teach?:  “My ultimate goal is to create a peaceful community that will allow the children to take charge of their learning and develop responsible behaviors. Most importantly, I hope they will be able to reflect and appreciate God’s abundant blessings.”