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.  

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

Adam Courtney (2017)

Adam Courtney (2017)

Assistant Activities Director

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

Jerry Dayton (2016)

Jerry Dayton (2016)

Chaplain/Bible

B.A. History, California Baptist University
 
Rimrock E Free Church

 

Carey Denman (2019)

8th Grade English

BA from USD and MA English, SDSU
 
Rimrock E Free Church
 
Teresa Dringman (2018)

Teresa Dringman (2018)

Administrative Assistant/Accountant

Associates Degree in Liberal Arts
Temple College
 
Liberty Baptist Tabernacle
 

Kelly Edwards (2019)

Administrative Assistant

BA from USD and MA English – SDSU

First Wesleyan

Kris Ellingson (2017)

Kris Ellingson (2017)

Technology Coordinator

Certified Network Administrator

Landmark Community Church

Karen GIlson (2019)

Geography

BS in Elementary Education, Union College

Hermosa Seventh Day Adventist

Heather Goddard (2017)

Heather Goddard (2017)

Band/Choir

B.M. in Music Therapy, Florida State U.

Rimrock Evangelical Free

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

Lacey Hoogland (2019)

Lacey Hoogland (2019)

HS History

MA Educational Leadership, USD, BA Social Studies from Concordia University

Zion Lutheran

Rachel Hutcherson (2014)

Rachel Hutcherson (2014)

AP Calculus & Geometry

B.S in Applied Mathematics 
Georgia Institute of Technology

Rimrock Evangelical Free Church

Julie Janson (2014)

Julie Janson (2014)

Algebra

B.S in Mathematics 
SCSU

Our Redeemer Lutheran

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

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)

Computer

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

Rimrock E Free Church

Jennifer Prahl (2009)

Jennifer Prahl (2009)

Principal/HS Social Studies/Bible

B.S. Social Studies Education, Bob Jones University

Landmark Community Church

 

Matt Price (2018)

Bible

Mercy Gate Church

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

Tami Schafer (2011)

Tami Schafer (2011)

Middle School English

B.S. Elementary Ed, Rockmont College, Denver

South Canyon Baptist Church

Sarah Schultz (2017)

Sarah Schultz (2017)

Chemistry & AP Chemistry

Real Life Church of the Nazarene

 

Richard Stecher (2012)

Richard Stecher (2012)

Principal/HS Science

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

Janet Vahrenkamp (2012)

Janet Vahrenkamp (2012)

Bible

B.S. Biology/Chemisty, Chadron State College

Bible Fellowship Church (Mennonite Brethren)

J. Michael Vahrenkamp (1997)

J. Michael Vahrenkamp (1997)

Middle School Science, Health

B.S. Chadron State College

Bible Fellowship Church (Mennonite Brethren)

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