Lead Teachers

Deaconess Sara Bielby

Deaconess Bielby grew up near Flint, MI, attending grades K-8 at St. Paul Lutheran School. After high school, she attended the University of Michigan, earning a degree in Electrical Engineering. During college, she was active at University Lutheran Chapel, growing in faith and developing an interest in mission and service. After college, she worked for…

Mrs. Kathryn Pezzica

Kathryn attended Lutheran schools in Springfield, Illinois from first grade through college.  She attended Concordia, Chicago where she met her husband, Daniel, who is now an LCMS pastor.  For the past 10 years they lived in Sherman Oaks, California.  She served there as a preschool teacher at Sherman Oaks Lutheran Children’s Center.  They moved to…

Mrs. Amy Kurth

Amy spent her childhood growing up in Clarkston, Michigan.  She studied Elementary Education and graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1997.  She completed a Master of Arts Degree, with an emphasis in Reading, in 2004. Amy previously served in the Detroit Public School System from September 1999 to January…

Mrs. Susan Hausch

Mrs. Hausch has served at Our Savior since 2012.  This year she is our First Grade teacher and continues to fill in as daycare provider for our before and after school programs.  Prior to coming here she has served as a preschool teacher/director, middle school teacher, administrative assistant to the Bishop of the English District,…

Mrs. Petrea McMahon

Petrea grew up on a dairy farm in Reedsville, Wisconsin and attended Zion Lutheran Grade School in Wayside.  She is thankful for her Christian education.  It was there that she already desired to become a teacher.  She went to Concordia University Wisconsin where she studied Elementary Education with English as a Second Language as her…

Mrs. Andrea Johnson

Mrs. Johnson has served as a teacher at Our Savior since 1990. She has taught preschool, third grade, and grade combinations including grades three through five, and fifth and sixth.  In addition to her teaching duties she served as principal from 2011 until 2017.  Prior to coming to Our Savior, she served as teacher and…

Cassandra Shirk

Cassandra Shirk a twice-graduated student from Concordia University in Ann Arbor. She graduated cum laude in 2008 with a BA in English and returned in 2011 to earn her certificate in teaching. She did her student teaching in the fourth grade classroom at Shepherd of the Lakes in Brighton, and she spent the next four…

Mr. Christopher Horn

Christopher grew up in Pasadena, California and Garrett, Indiana. In high school, his family spent two years living at Timothy Lutheran Seminary in Enga Province, Papua New Guinea, where his father, Rev. Jeffrey Horn, taught. Christopher recently graduated in May from Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan with a B.A. in History and Greek. While at…

Mr. Larry Arnold

Larry was born 18 February A.D. 1968 to Larry E. and Betty Arnold in Bay City, Michigan. He received his B.A. in Education from Concordia University, Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1992. Larry has spent the past eighteen years at Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran School as an upper grade teacher, Director of Athletics, and coach. In…