Mount Hope Lutheran Church
Pastor Preus graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, IN, in 2016. Pastor Preus earned his MA (2008) and PhD (2012) in Classics at the University of Iowa and his undergraduate degree in classics from the University of North Dakota (2006). Pastor Preus’ favorite hymn is Thomas Kingo’s “Like the Golden Sun Ascending” and his favorite book of literature is Dostoevsky’s Demons.
Mrs. Angela Hill – Headmaster - Mrs. Hill graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, in 1992, with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in History. Among her favorite hymns are “O Lord, We Praise Thee,” LSB 716, and “Lord Jesus Christ, with Us Abide,” LSB 585. Mrs. Hill’s favorite books are: “Beowulf,” The Death of Ivan Ilych, by Leo Tolstoy and Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dosteovsky.
Miss Kate Olson – 6th-8th Grades – Miss Olson graduated from Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan, in 2012 with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in History. Miss Olson’s favorite hymn is “Dear Christians One and All Rejoice,” LSB 556. Her favorite books are The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien, Luther’s Commentary on Galatians, Thucydides’ The Peloponnesian War, Plutarch’s Lives, Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte, and Persuasion, by Jane Austen.
Miss Amanda Gehrke – 1st – 2nd - Grades – Miss Gerhke graduated from Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan, in 2016 with a Bachelor’s of Arts in English. Her favorite hymns are “Dear Christians One and All Rejoice,” LSB 556 and “We All Believe in One True God,” LSB 954. Miss Gehrke loves the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins and her favorite book is Till We Have Faces, by C.S. Lewis.
Miss Lydia Ekin – 3rd-5th Grades - Miss Ekin graduated from Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan, in 2015 with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Music. Miss Ekin’s favorite hymn is “Of the Father’s Love Begotten,” LSB 384. Her favorite books are: The Space Trilogy, by C.S. Lewis, The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster, Euclid’s Elements, and Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery.
Miss Tarayca Walters – Miss Walters graduated from Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska in 2000 and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Education degree. She also earned an Associates of Arts in Early Childhood from Casper College, Casper, Wyoming, in 1996. Miss Walter’s favorite hymn is “We All Believe in One True God,” LSB 954 and her favorite book is Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis.
Mr. Roger Hedlund – Strings Instructor
Mrs. Erin Christensen – Kindergarten Aide - Mrs. Christensen graduates from the University of Wyoming in 2017 with a Masters of Arts in Education. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education from the University of Minnesota. Mrs. Christensen’s favorite hymn is “God’s Own Child, I’ll Gladly Say It,” LSB 594 and her favorite book is The Spirituality of the Cross by Dr. G.E. Veith.
We are a confessional Lutheran congregation of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS). Committed to teaching the truth of God’s Word, with Christ crucified for sinners at the center, our worship follows the historic liturgy of the Church. We sing the great hymns of past and present that reflect the reverence, dignity, and joy of the Christian confession.