OUR STAFF

Meet the Teachers

Our staff is a fantastic team of Nebraska certified, experienced, wonderful, Christian educators.

Michelle Fritz Legacy Christian Teacher

Principal / Music

Michelle.Fritz@LegacyChristianLions.org

Michelle Fritz

About

I grew up in Holdrege and currently live in Alma with my husband, Matt, our two boys, Malik (2) and Maverick (1 month), and our Siberian Husky, Mowgli. We enjoy traveling and watching high school sporting events together. I currently spend most of my free time playing trucks or trains with the boys, but if I ever have a spare moment, I like to read, play the piano, and go for walks. I always look forward to spending quality time with my family and friends and I love building relationships, which I can’t wait to begin doing at Legacy!

BA K-12 Music Education UNK
MA PreK-8 Administration UNK
Psalms 125:1-2 “Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people both now and forevermore.” The mental imagery of majestic, unshakeable mountains representing not only the Lord’s infinite protection but our firm foundation when we trust in Him has always been so powerful to me.
Elizabeth Bergman Legacy Christian Teacher

Preschool

Elizabeth.Bergman@LegacyChristianLions.org

Elizabeth Bergman

About

I am so excited to start at Legacy! I was born and raised in Nebraska. I moved to Holdrege in 2015 with my husband Andrew. We have two kids, Grace and Easton. I love sports and traveling. It was an honor to lead FCA and Youth Group alongside Drew. I wanted to be a teacher since the 2nd grade because of an amazing teacher. I hope that I too can leave a legacy like her.

Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education UNL

 

Masters in Curriculum and Instruction UNK

2 Timothy 1:9 NIV – ‘He has saved us and called us to a holy life-not because of anything we have done, but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time.’ This verse is just a beautiful reminder of the Gospel. It’s not anything I’ve done or will do. It’s because of Him and His grace that I am saved. Jesus Christ died for you and for me and it was planned before the beginning of time. As a preschool teacher I often look at the International Children’s Bible and the simplicity is so life-giving- ‘God saved us and made us his holy people. That was not because of anything we did ourselves but because of what he wanted and because of his grace. That grace was given to us through Christ Jesus before time began.’
Marianne Pierce Legacy Christian Teacher

Preschool Assistant

Marianne.Pierce@LegacyChristianLions.org

Marianne Pierce

About

I grew up in Sumner, Nebraska. After graduating SEM High School in 1978 I attended Kearney State College graduating in 1982. I taught school at Grand Island Christian School and Berean Christian School in Valentine. I moved to Holdrege in 1986 to begin teaching at Phelps County R-4 school north of Holdrege. I enjoy working with children, reading, sewing/crafts, jigsaw puzzles, and watching old movies. I love spending time with my family and friends. I am excited to be the assistant preschool teacher at the new Legacy Christian School and to be able to teach them about Jesus.

Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Elementary Education with an Early Childhood Endorsement
Kearney State College-1982
Isaiah 40:31, why: it gives me renewed spiritual energy and courage every day to live my Christian life for the Lord!
Jennifer Lorenz Legacy Christian Teacher

Kindergarten

Mary.Florell@LegacyChristianLions.org

Mary Florell

About

I grew up North of Broken Bow and went to a three room country school. I graduated high school from Sargent. My husband, four kids, and I now live in Elm Creek. My husband Brian, is the head mechanic at Kelly’s Sales and Ag Service in Elm Creek. God blessed us with four kids: Gabby (10), Bryson (9), Gracie (7), and Emma (5). We also have a Boston Terrier, Blaze! He is an important member of our family. I LOVE spending time with my family playing Mario Kart, roasting s’mores, fishing, and just being together. I feel incredibly honored and blessed to have joined the Legacy family!

B.S. Psychology from York College & Teacher Certification from UNK
Phillippians 4:4: “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!”
Jennifer Marsh Legacy Christian Teacher

1st & 2nd Grade

Jennifer.Marsh@LegacyChristianLions.org

Jennifer Marsh

About

My name is Jennifer (Jenn) Marsh. I grew up in Broken Bow, Nebraska and have lived in the Kearney area since I started college at UNK in the early 1990s. My husband, Dean and I have been married for 28 years and live south of Kearney where we raise cattle, quarter horses, and greyhounds. Our oldest son, Tyson -24 years old, recently finished college and is helping us ranch part time in Mullen, Nebraska and part time in Kearney. Our son, Jake -21 years old, is in his first year of chiropractic school at Cleveland Chiropractic School in Overland Park, Kansas. Our daughter Jenna -16 years old is a sophomore at Axtell High School.

Bachelor’s of Arts in Elementary Education, Special Education endorsement and Master’s Degree in Reading UNK
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding, acknowledge him in all your ways and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6 I really like The Message version as well Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own, listen for God’s voice in everything you do,
everywhere you go, he’s the one who will keep you on track.
Megan Teel Legacy Christian Teacher

3rd & 4th Grade

Camrie.Araujo@LegacyChristianLions.org

Camrie Araujo

About

I grew up primarily in the North Platte area and graduated from Hershey. I was born in Chadron, NE and my grandparents owned a beautiful ranch near Whitney that my brother now owns. That area has always felt like home and will always hold a very large piece of my heart. I am married to my husband Cam who serves and works full time in the NE National Guard. We have been blessed with two children, Adleigh and Bentlee. I have been fortunate enough to stay home with the kiddos the last five years. I love to spend every chance I get with my family! We enjoy traveling and staying active! I absolutely love building new relationships and connecting with people. I truly believe every single person enters your life for a reason and you should never take those moments for granted. I feel extremely blessed and humbled to be apart of Legacy and look forward to this upcoming school year! 

Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and Endorsement in Early Childhood from UNK
Matthew 7:7-8: “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.”
Megan Teel Legacy Christian Teacher

5th & 6th Grade

Megan.Teel@LegacyChristianLions.org

Megan Teel

About

My husband and I recently moved to Elm Creek with our three-year-old daughter, our black lab/collie, a hamster, and several fish. My husband is a mechanic for the Sumner Country Partners Co-op. We both love to go hunting, fishing, and camping as often as we can. We also enjoy taking trips to the mountains and spending time with our extended family, to whom we now live much closer. We are thankful for God’s provision of a new home close to family and are so excited to be joining the Legacy Christian School family, as well!

Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education York College
“Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure; children of God in a crooked and depraved generation in which you shine like stars in the universe.” Phillippians 2:14-15
This verse is truly a summary of my faith; it reminds me that my attitude and the way I behave reflects directly on the God I serve. It helps me remember to serve Him faithfully in all things, so others will see His light through me.
Hannah Tripe Legacy Christian Teacher

Art

Hannah.Tripe@LegacyChristianLions.org

Hannah Tripe

About

I grew up on a farm north of Riverdale, NE. I went to a private art college in Omaha and have been designing websites and graphics since. I currently live in Alma with by husband Christopher and our four children, Fleur (5), Colossus (5), Rhier (3) and Ethesia (1). I’ve had the pleasure to be a work-at-home mom for the past 5 years but look forward to our new journey with Legacy. Art has always been a passion of mine and I can’t wait to share that with my students.

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design Creative Center
John 15:5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” Without the vine, the branches will wither away. This picture is so clear on how important it is to be connected with Christ. If we do that, we will live an abundant life, giving glory to Him. The song lyrics “Lord I need you, oh I need you, every hour, I need you” plays on repeat in my head, daily.
Mark Butler Legacy Christian Teacher

Physical Education

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Mark Butler

About

I’m married to Judy, K-4 Music teacher at Holdrege Elementary School. We have three children; Andy, 39 Leslie, 38 and Jeff, 23, PLUS four grandkids. From and early age I always wanted to be a teacher and coach. When I went lo college, my thought was to be a P.E. teacher but somehow ended up with a degree in Music Education. So, getting the opportunity to be a P.E. instructor at Legacy is a childhood dream come true. 

Bachelor of Arts from Doane College. Crete. NE
Philippians 4:8 “Brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things.”
Mark Butler Legacy Christian Teacher

Paraeducator

Sharesse.Houchin@LegacyChristianLions.org

Sharesse Houchin

About

I’m married to Lucas and have 6 children, 3 of which are enrolled at Legacy. I love bike rides and walks and has been a home school mama for many years.

Bachelor of Science in Family Studies from UNK with a minor in Speech
2 Corinthians 10:5 “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
Rebecca Loberg

Office Administrator

Rebecca.Loberg@LegacyChristianLions.org

Rebecca Loberg

About

I grew up in Cozad, Nebraska and moved to Holdrege with my husband, Ben, in 2014. We have three children, Barrett (10), Palmer (8) and Marshall (6). They are very active in sports and activities; we also enjoy playing games, traveling & spending time with family and friends. I am so thrilled to be able to serve at Legacy Christian as the office administrator, but most importantly in my role as a Discipler: leading others in loving obedience to Jesus. I have loved being a preschool assistant teacher for the past two years and am excited to blend that with my business and administrative strengths. I look forward to seeing students and their families each day while serving our school and staff however I can!

Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration/Accounting University of Nebraska at Lincoln
2 Timothy 1:7 “For God gave us not a spirit of fearfulness; but of power and love and discipline. I love this verse because there can be so many fears in our world and for our children, but it reminds me that God’s Spirit in me isn’t a Spirit of fear – because the Spirit inside me gives His courage, peace and assurance for what’s before us and our children.”

Please check back for openings for the 24-25 school year. If you feel a call to Disciple Leaders, Teach Truth, and Glorify God, please send us an application for future open positions.       APPLY HERE

Our Board Members

Ben Loberg

Logan Reed

Dave Nelson

Jake Nelson

Michele Brown

Noah Tyler