Our Staff

Rev. Aaron Witt

 

E-mail: revwitt@frontier.com

Rev. Aaron Witt serves as the Pastor at Christ Lutheran Church and School.

Pastor Witt celebrated his 20th year in the ministry at the beginning of July 2020.  His first Call as a pastor was the dual parish of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Wymore, Nebraska and First Lutheran Church in Summerfield Kansas where he served for nearly three years.  Starting in 2003, Pastor Witt served for 6 ½ years at Zion Lutheran Church in McHenry, Illinois.  In February of 2010, Pastor Witt returned to Nebraska, as he was installed as pastor of Christ Lutheran Church.

Pastor Witt enjoys spending time with his family, camping, working on vehicles of all sorts, and cheering on the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

 

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

 
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Email: arudolph@christlutheran.esu7.org

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

This is Miss Rudolph’s third 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 second year at Christ Lutheran School. 

 

 

Mrs. Cassandra Splittgerber

 
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Email: 

csplittgerber@christlutheran.esu7.org

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

This is Mrs. Splittgerber's fifth 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. Janelle Asche

 

Email: mailto:jasche@christlutheran.esu7.org

Janelle has experience in special education, elementary education, and has worked in an office setting.  She graduated from Wayne State College with a degree in Education in 2014.

Originally from Aurora, Nebraska, Janelle grew up in an agricultural setting.  Recently married to Bryan Asche and new to Columbus, she is excited to further establish roots in the Columbus area.  Janelle enjoys reading, running, and spending time with her new kitten.  She looks forward to working with and getting to know the families of Christ Lutheran Childcare.  

 

 

Karla Dixon

 
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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

 
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Email: jgoedeken@lakeview.esu7.org

Jill serves our congregation by directing our Adult Choir.

 

Mrs. Colleen Belitz

 

Email: Coming soon!

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 who is attending UNL.

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

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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