Leadership & Staff

Meet the Team Committed to Your Child’s Spiritual and Academic Growth

Ministry-Minded Christian Faculty

Our teachers have chosen education as their life work. They view working with your child both as an honor and a ministry. The entire CrossLife faculty desires to educate your child in a way that will help them succeed in living a life that honors God.

All our lead teachers have earned bachelor’s degrees, with the director and most teachers holding a Bachelor of Education from Martin Luther College — a school that specifically prepares its students to teach in private Christian schools across the nation.

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Christine Adams


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Daron Lindemann

CrossLife Church Lead Pastor, Lead Campus Pastor

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Lydia Thiesfeldt

First Grade Teacher & Early Childhood Associate Director

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Michelle Paul

Admissions Director

Cherish Sussman

Office Manager

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Angela Turner

Specials Programming

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Rita Ramos

Preschool 3 Teacher

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Sarah Rautenberg

Preschool 4 Teacher

Cassie Reinhard

Kindergarten Teacher

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Kurt Walker

Second Grade Teacher

School Board

Jason Roderick

Vice President
Jared McBride

Christine Adams

Financial Secretary
Tami Payne

Bill Ihlenfeldt

At Large Member
Jonah Paul

Non-discriminatory Admissions Policy

CrossLife Christian Academy practices a non-discrimination enrollment policy and admits students of any race, color, religious, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students of our school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national, or ethnic origin in its administration of educational policies, admissions policies, athletic, or other school-administered programs.

The MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) test is a three-part assessment used to evaluate the growth and proficiency of K-12 students in math, reading, and language usage. Scores are measured against national grade-level standards.

CrossLife conducts MAP testing in the fall, winter, and spring of each school year.