Our Staff

Melissa Lamkin, B.S.W, M.F.L.E. – Director of School Ministry

Melissa has over fifteen years of experience in education.  She specializes in working with families and the education process.  She has five children of her own and enjoys spending time with family, baking, and playing sports.  She looks forward to getting to know all the families better!

Kelly Lamkin, MS Ed., MA English – Academic Plan Coordinator/ PSEO English Teacher

Kelly serves GSL as the academic programming director and PSEO/college planning advisor. With 24 years of experience in teaching and working with students from middle school through high school, she finds great joy in helping students seek God’s calling through vocation. Kelly also serves the ministry of Zion Lutheran Church/Crown Christian School where she and her husband, Pastor Tim Lamkin, live and serve. She most enjoys time spent with family, especially her nine grandchildren and three very spunky Schnauzers!

Heidi Lecy, B.S. – Vocal Music Education, M.M. Piano Performance and Pedagogy – Director of Music Ministry

Heidi has been teaching music for over 30 years, both in the classroom setting and as a private studio piano, flute, and voice teacher.  She believes in tailoring lessons to meet each student’s individual needs and building a solid musical foundation which will lead to a lifetime of enjoyment in music. Her greatest passion is church music ministry and has been involved with church music in many different capacities since she was 12 years old.  She currently serves as church pianist and adult choir director for South Santiago Lutheran Church.  She is so excited and thrilled to be able to combine teaching and music ministry in her position here at GSL! In her spare time, Heidi loves spending time with her fiancé, adult children and 2 young grandchildren and taking care of her hobby farm where she has 2 big horses, 2 miniature horses, 2 goats, 2 dogs and 4 cats.

Erin Rudolph, B.A. – English Teacher

Erin graduated with a BA in Language Arts & Literature Secondary Education from Concordia University, St. Paul. She has taught and worked with a wide range of ages and grade levels, but she especially enjoys teaching middle & high school students. The goal of her English classes is to help students make connections between their faith, the things they learn in school, and the world they experience every day. She considers it a blessing and a privilege to help grow and train new generations of Christian disciples. When she isn’t at school, Erin can usually be found reading something, writing something, creating something, or spending time with friends and family.

Matt Krotzer – Bible/ Elective Teacher

Lorena Matthews – Spanish Teacher

Pastor Tim Lamkin – Bible Teacher

Beth Goldenstein – Math/ Fitness Teacher

Crystal Hatlewick – Life Skills Teacher

Jenni Paulsen – Math Teacher

Kelsey Yatckoske – Athletic Director, Bible Teacher

Krista Jusczak – Marketing Coordinator

Brenda Kreuger – Human Resource