FACULTY

Rapid City Christian School’s Faculty members hold a variety of academic credentials and represent a variety of evangelical traditions. Each is dedicated to the purposeful integration of biblical truth, scholastic excellence, and personal virtue that forms the basic Christian education.  

Neal Adrian (2020)

Neal Adrian (2020)

College Biology

BS/MS/PhD Microbiology at SDSU
University of Oklahoma

Southern Hills Bible

Rebecca Adrian (2020)

Rebecca Adrian (2020)

Biology/Geometry

BS Zoology University of Oklahoma

Southern Hills Bible

Megan Andrews (2021)

Megan Andrews (2021)

Science 6 and 8

MS Secondary Education from Black Hills State University
MS Applied Meteorology from Plymouth State University
BS Meteorology from Plymouth State University

Bethel Church

Carli Bittner (2021)

Carli Bittner (2021)

Fountain Springs Church

Mike Bittner (2021)

Mike Bittner (2021)

Administrative Principal

B.S. in Finance from Oregon State University
M.S.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Corban University

Fountain Springs Church

Liz Breed (2017)

Liz Breed (2017)

Learning Center Director

B.S. Colorado Christian
M.A. Colorado Christian
Principal License University of Denver
First Assembly of God

Richard Burton (2021)

College Algebra

Assoc. of Science Degree in Mathematics
BS/MS of Science in Mathematics
M. ED with a Mathematics Emphasis

Christ Church

Adam Courtney (2017)

Adam Courtney (2017)

General Educator

B.S. in Sports Management
Marranatha Baptist University

Calvary Baptist Church

Kyle Courtney (2014)

Kyle Courtney (2014)

Activitites Director

B.S. Biblical Studies, Pillsbury Baptist Bible College,
Owatonna, MN

Hillsview Evangelical Free

Andy Coyle

Andy Coyle

Bible

BS University of Northwestern
M. Div. Free Lutheran
Theological Seminary

Shiloh Church

Kelly Edwards (2019)

Kelly Edwards (2019)

Administrative Assistant

Associates Degree in Recreation Planning, William Rainey Harper College

First Wesleyan

Suzie Egge (2021)

Suzie Egge (2021)

Middle School History

B.S. Physical Education – University of North Dakota
B.S.  Elementary/Middle School Education – Black Hills State University.

Kris Ellingson (2017)

Kris Ellingson (2017)

Technology Coordinator

Certified Network Administrator

Landmark Community Church

Karen GIlson (2019)

Karen GIlson (2019)

Geography

BS in Elementary Education, Union College

Hermosa Seventh Day Adventist

David Hegstad (2020)

David Hegstad (2020)

Math/Geography/Computer

BS Math at Dickinson State
Shari Herrington (2017)

Shari Herrington (2017)

Spanish I & II

B.A. Spanish, Northern State
BSEd in Spanish, Northern State

Hillsview Evangelical Free

Julie Hewitt (2011)

Julie Hewitt (2011)

Administrator

M.A. Ed. Liberty University
B.S. South Dakota State University

Hillsview Evangelical Free

Carolyn Krausch (1982)

Carolyn Krausch (1982)

Academic Dean

B.S. University of North Dakota

Black Hills Community Church (PCA)

Sue Larson (2008)

Sue Larson (2008)

High School English, Drama, Creative Writing

B.S. English Education, Liberty University

South Canyon Baptist Church

Jason Lovelace (2020)

Jason Lovelace (2020)

English/French

BA History, Spanish and Modern Language MA Ministry
Newburgh Theological Seminary/Mid-America Nazarene University

Real Life Church

Tyler Mathieson (2016)

Tyler Mathieson (2016)

Learning Center and IT Department

Attended North Central University
 
West Gate Community Church
 
Paula Phelps

Paula Phelps

Custodian

Zion Lutheran Church

Steve Phelps

Custodian

Zion Lutheran Church

Lisa Porch (2017)

Lisa Porch (2017)

7th Grade Life Science & 7th grade STEM

B.S. Biology
Secondary Ed.
University of Sioux Falls

Rimrock E Free Church

Jennifer Prahl (2009)

Jennifer Prahl (2009)

HS Social Studies/Bible

B.S. Social Studies Education, Bob Jones University

Landmark Community Church

 

Brittany Poto (2021)

Brittany Poto (2021)

Director of Choral Activities & Strings

B.M.E. in Music Education – University of Wyoming
B.M. in Music Performance – University of Wyoming

Shiloh Church

Matt Poto (2021)

Matt Poto (2021)

Director of Bands

A.S. in Music Education – Northwest College
B.M.E in Music Education – University of Wyoming

Shiloh Church

Melissa Price (2018)

Melissa Price (2018)

ASL

BS Interpreting, Siena Heights University

Mercy Gate Church

Nick Rombough (2019)

Nick Rombough (2019)

Bible

Common Ground CMA

Mark Rossignol (2012)

Mark Rossignol (2012)

Custodian

Retired Army
Sergeant 1st Class

Calvary Lutheran Church

Angie Schafer (2018)

Angie Schafer (2018)

Athletics

BS Education/PE/Health, Chadron State University

South Canyon Baptist

Jenelle Schafer (2021)

Chemistry, Environmental Science

BS Horticulture South Dakota State University

South Canyon Baptist

Tami Schafer (2011)

Tami Schafer (2011)

Middle School English

B.S. Elementary Ed, Rockmont College, Denver

South Canyon Baptist Church

Ken Shaffer (2021)

Ken Shaffer (2021)

Bible

MDiv. Christian Apologetics, Liberty University
B.S. Psychology, Virginia Tech

South Canyon Baptist Church

Richard Stecher (2012)

Richard Stecher (2012)

HS Science

BS Biology(SDSU)
MEd Educational Technology Leadership(Lamar University)
 
Zion Lutheran Church

Lisa Strom (2021)

Academic Principal

Associated Arts Degree-Ridgewater College
Bachelor of Science Degree-Southwest Minnesota State University
Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction-University of St. Scholastica

Journey Church

Logan Torve

English / Rhetoric

 
B.A – Political Philosophy and History,  Belmont Abbey College
Political Science, University of Illinois
 
Shiloh Free Lutheran Church
Tonya Torve (2018)

Tonya Torve (2018)

Learning Center Reading Specialist

BS in Marketing and Business
Oral Roberts University, Tulsa OK.
Certifications in Reading, Learning Mediation, and Early Learning Intervention.
 
Ashley Trennepohl, (2014)

Ashley Trennepohl, (2014)

Physical Science & Science 8

B.S. Geology, School of Mines and Technology
M.A. 2nd Ed

Black Hills Community Church (PCA)

Kristin Ugland (2016)

Kristin Ugland (2016)

Middle and High School Art

Associate Degree in Graphic Design Illustration,
Art Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Real Life Church of the Nazarene

Kelly Weischedel (2015)

Kelly Weischedel (2015)

English 10

BA  – Northwest College
MA – University of MN
MDiv – AGTS

Rimrock Church

Carol A. Wendt (1992)

Carol A. Wendt (1992)

Middle School Math, Librarian

B.S. Elementary Education
University of South Dakota

Destiny Foursquare Church

Katie Wilken (2017)

Katie Wilken (2017)

Math

BS 2nd Math Ed & Biblical Studies, Grace University

South Canyon Church

Dawn Wombold (2010)

Dawn Wombold (2010)

Bible 7, Geography 7

B.S. Concordia College
Seward, NE

Divine Shepherd Lutheran