Staff
Pastor

Jeremy Freeman

Pastor Jeremy Freeman was born and raised in the small Iowa town of West Liberty. He is the youngest of four boys. After he graduated from West Liberty High School, he attended the University of Northern Iowa, where he received a BA in Religious Studies and a minor in Music.

While attending UNI, he met his future wife, Nikki. The two were married in August of 2002.

He graduated from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, in May of 2007 and served as the Associate Pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sedalia until July of 2011, when he became the sole Pastor.

He enjoys music, the outdoors, coin collecting, and curling.


Principal and Fifth/Sixth Grade

Rhonda Tull

 

Rhonda Tull
A.A. Degree in Music 
B.S. in Elementary Education
Graduate work in Curriculum and Instruction and Women's Studies.

I taught grades 6, 7, and 8, then began a career in Early Childhood spending 10 years with Head Start as a teacher, then education coordinator for the 7 county program. I then became an Early Childhood trainer for Child Care Resource and Referral at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. As a life-long Lutheran, I believe God had a definite plan for me to become a teacher at St. Paul's Lutheran School. It has and continues to be a blessing beyond compare. 

I'm married to Duane. We have no children, but our family includes our dog Sophie, and our hearing service dog, Daisy. 

What I like best about teaching is watching children learn about Jesus and seeing them grow in faith.

 

Secretary

Janice Hoos

Janice M. Kunze-Hoos was born in Boonville, Missouri. She attended grade school in Marshall, Missouri, then moved to Sedalia and graduated from Smith-Cotton High School. She has worked at Flat Creek Inn from 1967 to 1969, Mutual of Omaha (1976-1986), First State Savings (1986-1988), Edwards Fiberglass, Inc. (1988-2010). She came to work at St. Paul’s in 2010.

 

She has two children: Kimberly (Kim) Karigan and Andrew (Andy) Hoos. They and their spouses have blessed her with six grandchildren.


Preschool

Amie DeFord

 

Fast Facts
Amie DeFord- Preschool for 2011-2012

BS in Early Childhood Special Education from CMSU 1996
Graduate courses in Learning Disabilities

Missouri Lifetime teaching certificate for Early Childhood Special Education (P - K)

Missouri Lifetime teaching certificate for Library Media Specialist

3 years Clinton School District--Early Childhood Special Education

12 years Otterville School District--Preschool

 

Kindergarten

Donna Katzing

My name is Donna Katzing. I was baptized, confirmed, and married in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and have been a member all my life. I earned a Master of Science degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Central Missouri State University (UCM). I also have a Bachelor of Science degree in education and an Associate of Science degree in child development. I have been teaching children for over thirty years. Twenty-four of those years were spent in kindergarten. My training from various workshops are in the following areas: project construct, reading for success, literacy model, math their way, and investigations in math as well as the more traditional basal reading and math programs. All of these programs have helped to make me a strong, well-rounded teacher. I am very knowledgeable of the kindergarten child and truly love to teach them!


First/Second Grade

Pamela Brandt

Fast Facts
Education: B.S. in Elementary Education

M.S. in Special Education


Experience: 20+years 

The past 6 years of my teaching experience have been in first and second grade at St. Paul's. It is a thrill to watch the children learn and progress so much in these early years. Learning about Jesus and learning to read are two vital parts of the 1st and 2nd grade curriculum. My classroom is full of books, as I seek to weave literacy into all areas of the curriculum. 

We use the Saxon math program at St. Paul's. This program provides constant review to help children retain the knowledge and skills they learn.

Each child is a unique individual created by God, so meeting the needs of each individual child is important--helping him or her to develop his or her interests and talents, no matter what the subject area.


Third/Fourth Grade

Joyce Maclean

 

Fast Facts
Education: B.S. in Elementary Education K-8 and a minor in Mathematics, 7-9 from Central Missouri State University.

Colloquy from Concordia University- Seward, NE

Experience: 33 years in elementary school and K-4 Music

What I like about teaching:
I enjoy sharing the love of Jesus with children, while helping them use their God-given talents to learn and grow.

 

Seventh/Eighth Grade

Joshua Grass

I am originally from Emma, Missouri where I was born and raised. I am the third of four children. I am also an uncle to two nieces and two nephews.

At Concordia I majored in Secondary Education and received a B.S. Degree in Social Science and a B.A. in Geography.During my time at Concordia I also met my girlfriend Erin during my junior year and we have been together for over a year.

 Mathew 20:28 says “Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve.” Christ Himself modeled for us the true characteristics of a teacher, and that is to serve. I look forward to someday being able to teach the good news of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to God’s children. What not a better way to spend my time on earth than serving God’s people.

In my free time I enjoy the outdoors, especially fishing and hiking. I enjoy sports of all kinds and participated in many intramurals at Concordia. I also enjoy spending quality time with family and friends.

I look forward to what God has in store for my future.


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Upcoming Events
OCT

21

SAT
Divine Service
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
In the school gymnasium.

The Lord's Supper is celebrated on the Saturdays before the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays.
OCT

22

SUN
Divine Service
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
In the church sanctuary.

The Lord's Supper is celebrated on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of the month.
Sunday School and Bible Class
10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
High School Youth Night
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Meets in the church basement
OCT

24

TUE
OCT

26

THU
Men's Bible Study
7:00 AM
Join us for breakfast and a study of God's Word. We meet in the church basement.
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