Our Staff

Rev. James Gruber





Rev. James Gruber is currently serving as our interim pastor.


Mrs. Miriam Murray


E-mail: mailto:mmurray@christlutheran.esu7.org

Mrs. Miriam Murray serves as the Grades 2-3-4 Classroom Teacher.                         



Miss Alison Rudolph


Email: arudolph@christlutheran.esu7.org

Miss Rudolph serves Christ Lutheran School as the K-1 Classroom Teacher.

This is Miss Rudolph’s fourth year teaching at Christ Lutheran. She graduated from Concordia University, St. Paul in 2018 with a degree in Early Childhood Education and a minor in Lutheran Theology. She is originally from Elk River, Minnesota.

In her spare time, Miss Rudolph enjoys cooking and baking, reading and writing, gardening, and being outside. She is also a casual fan of the Minnesota Twins, and Minnesota United FC, Minnesota’s soccer team.


Miss Jennifer Weber


Email: jweber@christlutheran.esu7.org

Miss Weber serves Christ Lutheran School as Head Teacher and Grades 5-6-7-8 Classroom Teacher.

Miss Weber's joined our staff in 2019 and is in her third year at Christ Lutheran School. 


Mrs. Cassandra Splittgerber




Mrs. Splittgerber serves our School as Preschool Teacher, Music Teacher, and directs the Children's Choirs.

This is Mrs. Splittgerber's seventh year serving at Christ Lutheran School, beginning with the Spring semester of 2016. She graduated from Concordia University Nebraska in 2002 with degrees in Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, and concentrations in Ed Psych and Biology. She is currently finishing up her Master's in Inclusive Early Childhood Education, also through CUNE. Her five children and husband of 19 years keep her very busy, but she also enjoys reading, cooking, and making music. 


Mrs. Hailey Phelps


Email: clearlychildhood@christlutheran.esu7.org

Hailey Phelps is our Childcare Director and comes to us with 10+ years of experience in working with children and families in various different environments.


Karla Dixon


Email: christ1871@frontiernet.net

Karla is the Administrative Assistant for Christ Lutheran Church and School.

Karla has served Christ Lutheran Church and School for 20+ years.  She graduated from Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska in 1986.  Karla serves as one of our organists. She also accompanies the Adult and Children's choirs.

In her spare time, Karla enjoys playing the piano, reading, and spending time with her family.


Jill F. Goedeken


Email: jgoedeken@lakeview.esu7.org

Jill serves our congregation by directing our Adult Choir.


Mrs. Colleen Belitz


Email: nebraskahallmarks@gmail.com

Colleen serves our school as Teacher Aide.

Colleen was born and raised in Columbus, NE. She attended St. Bon's and Scotus. Colleen graduated from Peru State College with an education degree.  She taught for 23 years at St. Isidore Grade School.

Colleen is married to Kerry Belitz and they have one daughter, Emerson.

Colleen's hobbies include singing, listening to music, crafting, yard work, and watching movies. Colleen is an avid Husker Volleyball and Football fan!