St. Paul Faculty

  • MARY LYNN BUCK-PRINCIPAL

    Education:  Master of Science in Educational Leadership, Concordia University

    Master of Business Administration, University of Michigan

    Bachelor of Arts, English and Communications, Hope College

    Lutheran Teaching Certificate

    Michigan Professional Teaching Certificate

    Michigan Administrator Certificate

    Experience: 19 years, 10 years as Principal of St. Paul


    Educational Philosophy:   I believe that Lutheran Education is a remarkable opportunity to make an eternal difference in the lives of children and families.  I believe that children needs a safe and loving environment in which to grow and learn about the world God created.  Education is about leading children to discover their individual strengths while growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.  It has been my greatest joy to see children grow into young adults who are accomplished scholars, confident leaders and  bold and courageous witnesses for Jesus.  "For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for the salvation to all who believe."  Romans 1:16


  • JULIE BRANDES

    Education: Bachelor of Arts, Concordia University - Ann Arbor

    Child Care Assistant Certificate, Baker College - Flint


    Experience: 9 years working in day care, 6 years at St. Paul


    Julie's Educational Philosophy: I believe that each child is a gift from God and that it is our privilege to help them learn new things every day about the world God created. I believe that children learn the best when they are in a comfortable environment and surrounded by people that love them. I strive to provide this type of environment every day. 


  • COLLENE MINTO


  • KATHY YOUNG

    Education: Bachelor of Arts, Concordia University - Ann Arbor

    Lutheran Teaching Certificate

    Experience: 25 years of teaching


    Kathy's Educational Philosophy:  "Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6. It is a blessing to teach the children to become the person the Lord has created them to be.

    I partner with families to continue teaching by example, not only preschool skills, but also the love the Lord has for them. The program begins with building a positive relationship between the teacher, family, and the child. Once this relationship is built, we are ready to learn in a positive way.



  • DANIELLE VOILES





  • ANGIE CLARK






  • KATHY MOON

    Education: Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan-Flint

    Michigan Teaching Certificate

    Language & Social Studies Endorsements

    Master of Arts, Concordia University- Ann Arbor

    Lutheran Teaching Certificate

    Experience: 16 years at St. Paul

    Kathy's Educational Philosophy: I believe that education is extremely important to the development of our future generations. I feel that I have been given the awesome task of educating and nurturing the next generation both academically and spiritually. I need to share my knowledge with my students, and help them grow in their faith walk with Jesus Christ. In the classroom, I would like to see students succeed academically and spiritually. I would want them to use the gifts that they have been given to their full potential. I want to be a support and encouragement to my students and help them achieve success.

  • DAVID KING

    Education:  Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

    Michigan Teaching Certificate

    Experience:  31 years teaching

    David's Educational Philosophy:  I believe that I can best serve the individual futures of our students by preparing them academically for their high school and college years, to secure their extended futures by preparing them to be Christian leaders as adults, and to serve their eternal futures by developing their relationships with their Lord and Savior.

  • LORI PALM

    Education: Bachelor of Arts, Concordia University- Ann Arbor

    Lutheran Teaching Certificate

    Michigan Teaching Certificate

    Master of Arts, Eastern Michigan University

    Experience: 18 years teaching, 16 years at St. Paul

    Lori's Educational Philosophy: I believe that God has created each child as a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating environment in which to grow and mature spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. It is my desire as an educator to help students meet their fullest potential in these areas by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking, and invites a sharing of ideas and their faith. There are three elements that I believe are conducive to establishing such an environment, (1) the teacher acting as a guide, (2) allowing the child's natural curiosity to direct his/her learning, and (3) promoting respect for God, His creation, self, and others.

  • JENNIFER OLKO