Staff and Faculty

We receive many inquiries regarding teacher licensure. Valley Christian strives to pray, seek, and find the most qualified personnel to teach and train your student(s). Sometimes, this embodies a teacher who is licensed.  Other times, this embodies a teacher who is trained specifically in the area he/she is teaching.  



Sonja Degerstrom

  • Trinity Lutheran College, 2002
  • B.A. Youth and Family ministry
  • Minor Counseling
  • 15 years as a Youth Pastor

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Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Teacher


Gail Kerr

  • University of WI-Stout, 1984
  • B.S. Early Childhood
  • Primary Certification & Early Childhood-Special Education Certificate
  • University of WI-Stout, 2003
  • Wisconsin Elementary Teaching Licenses
  • 15 years of teaching experience

1st & 2nd Grade Primary Teacher 


Karin Natwick

  • Augustana College, 1989
  • B.A. Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education
  • 25 years experience in Public & Private Classical School

3rd-6th Grade Primary Teacher


Sarah Schmidt

  • University of WI-Superior, 2013
  • B.S. MC-EA Elementary Education
  • Minor – Special Education
  • Heartsaver First Aid, CPR, AED certification
  • WI Middle Childhood & Early Adolescence Teaching Licenses
  • 3 years experience in elementary education

3rd-6th Grade Teaching Assistant 


Mary Schock

  • Worship Director 2011-2015
  • HomeSchool Teacher 2004-2014
  • Experience teaching Elementary – 7th Grade

Secondary English and Literature, Middle School History


Kathy Thompson

  • University of Minnesota Duluth, 2015
  • B.A.S. Psychology
  • B.A. English Liberal Arts
  • Mother of four
  • 10 years Valley Christian Teacher

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Secondary Math, 10th-12th Bible, Latin, Computers


Alex Gold

  • Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2013
  • Master of Divinity with a focus on Ancient/Classical Language and Philosophy
  • Universtiy of Northwestern, St. Paul, 2011
  • B.A. Biblical Studies
  • Minor in Ancient and Classical Languages
  • 6 years experience as a private tutor for Language, Philosophy, Mathematics, and Music
  • 3 years formal teaching experience

Chemistry, Algebra 1, Government, and Freshman Bible


Brad Perrin

  • University of WI-River Falls, 1991
  • B.S. Communication and English
  • Minor Education
  • Minnesota Teen Challenge tutor

Physical Science, Geography, Middle School Science

Tamara Delaney

  • University of WI-River Falls
  • B.S. Elementary Education
  • Early Childhood Certification

Middle School Bible and Sign Language


Anne Cabreana

  • North Central University, 1994
  • B.S. Cross Cultural Ministries / Missions
  • Home School Teacher
  • Runs International House of Prayer in Osceola, WI

Health and Life Skills


Angela Strubbe

  • East Carolina University, 1998
  • B.S. Dietetics
  • Virginia Wesleyan College, 2003
  • B.A. Secondary Education, 2009
  • 7 years teaching experience

Public Speaking & Administrative/Academic Assistant


Elizabeth Smith

  • Thomas Edison State College, 2011
  • B.A. History
  • Hennepin  Technical College, 2009
  • A.A.S. Practical Nursing
  • 5 years experience in education and teaching
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)



Katie Severson

  • B.A. Universtiy of MN-Morris, 2000

Physical Education

Devyn Roe

Administrative Assistant

Eric Strohbeen

  • B.A. Crown College, 2015
  • Business Management, Marketing



Tina Sirek

Student Leadership Team and Chapel Coordinator: 


Leanne Waterworth

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Board Members: 

Aaron Degerstrom, Erik Seversen, Lynette Strohbeen, Andy Wolgemouth, Leanne Waterworth, Jordan Cross