Contact The Faculty

Robert Champagne, Dean of Students |
Cheryl Crichlow, 5-Year-Old Kindergarten Teacher |

Ms. Cheryl Crichlow started teaching at Mount Calvary in 2021.  She graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Lewis University in Romeoville, IL and received her Master’s in Education from Alverno College in Milwaukee.  She has three children and three grandchildren.  In her spare time, she enjoys camping and hiking, reading, and spending time with her family.   She is also busy on many weekends helping at youth soccer tournaments all around Wisconsin. 

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Rev. Dr. Daniel Czaplewski, Pastor | 414.873.3931 ext 125

Who I am –

I am the sole pastor of Mount Calvary, and I’ve been here since 2013. I’m also known as “Pastor Dan” or “Pastor C.” I graduated from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis in 1990, and I’ve served congregations and schools in Florida, Oregon, and Wisconsin. 


I’m Sarah’s husband and the father of Seth and Luke. I grew up in Milwaukee, so it is good to be back home. Sarah grew up in Minnesota but hates the cold. I don’t love winter, but it is better than a hurricane (Florida) or an earthquake (Oregon).


What I do here –

I do the “pastoral duties” of caring for the sick, leading worship, visiting members, outreach, and parish administration. I preach almost every Sunday and teach Bible classes. You know, the “pastor stuff.”


I’m involved in our community as a volunteer chaplain with the Milwaukee Police Department. I work with our Mount Calvary Community Development Corporation on our urban farm in Milwaukee. I’m always looking for ways Mount Calvary can bless our community and open a door for the Gospel. 


My favorite Bible verse –

John 15:1-17


I love to garden, which makes this a natural for me. More importantly, when Jesus talks about remaining (abiding) in Him, it is a source of great peace for me. God isn’t so concerned with my “performance” as He is with an organic connection to Christ.

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Dr. Trenae Howard, Principal |
Andrew Kollmorgen, 7th Grade Teacher and 6-8th Math |

Mr. Andrew Kollmorgen started at Mount Calvary in 2021. He is the 7th grade home room teacher and teaches 6th, 7th and 8th grade math and science. His wife Brianna is pictured next to him. Mr. Kollmorgen says, “I am eager to start and work with my students this year! Ready to see how God works this year!”

Kimberly Mallegni, Resource Teacher |
Jennifer Paasch, 1st Grade Teacher |

Ms. Jennifer Paasch has been teaching since 2011 and started at Mount Calvary in 2017.  She has a bachelor’s degree in education and an Early Childhood Special Education certification. Some of her favorite activities are playing piano, hiking, kayaking, and photography.

Ben Piering
Benjamin Piering, Community Minister and Youth Director | 414.873.3931 ext 157

Who I am –

I grew up primarily in South Florida. I graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic College and have taken the Lay Ministry Courses at Concordia. Over my 25 plus years of ministry, I served in Miami, Florida and Fort Wayne, Indiana as a Director of Christian Education. 

I am blessed to be married to Teresa Piering who is a Lutheran School teacher and we have a son named Dylan.


What I do here –

I’ve been at Mount Calvary since 2015. I work to give hope and build up the Neighborhood we serve. You usually can find me walking around in the community, working with families and Youth, or offering safe ministry programming at the church. I work to give Christ’s hope and build up the neighborhood we serve. 



My favorite Bible verse –

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of that which we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1.

God has used hard times over the years to grow my faith. I am thankful for the dear friends and family who have shaped me into the person I am today by sharing their faith and God’s love with me.

Linda Runingen, 4-Year-Old Kindergarten |
Katrina Schroeder, 2nd Grade Teacher |

Ms. Katrina Schroeder began teaching at Mount Calvary in 2005 after graduating from Concordia University Wisconsin with a degree in Early Childhood Education. In 2013 she received her master’s degree in Reading Curriculum and Instruction and became a licensed Reading Specialist. In her free time, she enjoys reading, swimming, cooking, and spending time in nature.

Sydney Tucker, 4K Teacher |
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Marquita Ward, Administrative Assistant |

Ms. Marquita Ward started at Mount Calvary in 2016. She graduated from University of Wisconsin-Parkside with a bachelor’s degree in Communications. She is honored to be a part of a team that loves to serve children. Ms. Ward loves her job because she has the opportunity to positively impact our families, staff, and community in support of our students. 

Rich Wendt, 5th Grade Teacher and Athletic Director |

Mr. Rich Wendt is a graduate of Concordia University Mequon. His wife and him have two children and a dog. They enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends. Mr. Wendt has taught at Mount Calvary Lutheran School since 1998. He currently teaches 5th grade and is also the school's athletic director. Throughout the years he’s coached several different sports as well. Mr. Wendt looks forward to beginning a new year and the opportunity to grow relationships through Christ!

Sherry Williams, 3rd Grade Teacher |

Ms. Sherry Williams was born and raised in Michigan. She graduated from Concordia Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in education. Ms. Williams taught 1st and 2nd grade for 7 years at St. Paul Austin in Chicago. Then she spent 1 year working at Chicago Uptown Ministry before joining the staff at Mount Calvary as the third-grade teacher. She has been teaching at Mount Calvary since 1998. Ms. Williams is married to her wonderful husband Chris. Her son Joshua will be a freshman in high school this year. The Williams enjoy camping, hiking, traveling and watching their son play baseball.