Our Staff

Rev. James Gruber  



Rev. William Voelker
Mrs. Kathy Petersen  


Mrs. Petersen serves our School as the head teacher.       
Mrs. Cassandra Splittgerber  

Email: csplittgerber@christlutheran.esu7.org

Mrs. Splittgerber serves our School as Kindergarten & 2nd Grade 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. Miriam Murray  


E-mail: ksoulliere@christlutheran.esu7.org

Miss Kassidy Soulliere serves as the Grades 3 & 4 Classroom Teacher. 


Mrs. Ashley Frese  

E-mail: afrese@christlutheran.esu7.org

Mrs. Ashley Frese serves as the 5, 6, 7 & 8 Classroom Teacher. 


Mrs. Danielle Wilke  

Email: dwilke@christlutheran.esu7.org

Mrs. Wilke serves our School as Preschool Teacher.



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.


Lauralyn Pilakowski  

Email: christ1871@frontiernet.net

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


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!