Pastoral Staff and Board of Directors

classroom-photo-21Pastoral Staff

Pastor Jesse Cearlock — Our Redeemer Lutheran Church – Religion
BA with major in History and minor in Biblical Languages from Concordia University, River Forest, 2000
M.Div. Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, IN 2004
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Pastor Kristian Kincaid — Our Redeemer Lutheran Church – Religion
Education: BA Wartburg College, Waverly IA, 1983
M.Div. Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, IN 1987
D.Min. Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO, 2005
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Pastor Jonathan Crawford — St. Paul’s Lutheran Church – Religion
BA with major in psychology from Gordon College, Wenham, MA in 2009
M.Div. From Concordia Seminary, St. Louis in 2013

Board of Directors

Kim Peterman, President
Leon Jensen, Vice President 
Dave Kelley, Treasurer
Hannah Petersen, Secretary
Michelle Fanter
Tim Weiss
Barb Waugh
Brenda Litka
Laura Walker
Pastor Jesse Cearlock, Ex-Officio
Pastor Kristian Kincaid, ExOfficio
Pastor Jonathan Crawford, ExOfficio
Kevin Kuske, Principal / ExOfficio
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in7a7862aThe Board of Directors is made up of 9 members from the two supporting congregations.  Every year the congregation’s alternate the number of members: 5 from one and 4 from the other.  Elected members are solicited from congregations with personal traits which support the mission of the school.

The governance of the Dubuque Lutheran School is conducted by the Dubuque Lutheran School Association Board of Directors and its ex officio members.  The Board meets monthly; usually the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm.   Special meetings are held as necessary.  All meetings for the DLSA Board of Directors are open, except for any ‘closed door’ executive sessions that are necessary.

Each fall, the Board develops the Annual Report and also carefully reviews the mission and effectiveness of the school.  This Annual Report also includes reflections upon survey data and student achievement scores.  The Board takes all of this information and works with the advice and recommendations of the Principal to plan for the next three years.  Annual goals are also reviewed and adjusted as necessary to meet the needs of the school.

The Board uses input from a number of people and sources to evaluate the effectiveness of the school.  The School Improvement Advisory Committee (SIAC) also meets to discuss new opportunities or give recommendations on improvements to the Principal and Board president.  There is opportunity for anyone to volunteer on a Board committee.  There are regular needs in Financial Development (income) and Marketing (to future families).  If you are interested, please let the school office know.

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