Leslie Eberly 

DK-Kindergarten Teacher



Mr. Faupel holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from Saginaw Valley State University, with endorsements in Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics. He has been teaching at Cross Lutheran School since 2010.

Mr. Starks received a B.A. from Texas Tech University in Music Education with an endorsement in History. He has over 30 years teaching experience.  He has been teaching at Cross since 2020.

Susan Hass

Title I

 Ms. Gebauer holds a B.A. in Elementary Education and a M.A. of Education with a concentration in secondary education with an English focus from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She currently lives in Bad Axe and attends and serves at Bad Axe Free Methodist Church.

Jenny Turner

​DK-8th Grade Art 

Carrie Ward
1st-2nd Grade Teacher

Kelly Gebauer

5th-6th Grade Teacher

Nicole Shupe

3rd-4th Grade Teacher


Mr. Wright received his teaching degree from Central Michigan University. He was a teacher and a coach at Owendale-Gagetown for 32 years. He loves hunting, fishing and anything sports related. He lives in Cass City with his wife Rhonda and son Jacob.

Mrs. Eberly received her BA in Music Education and Music Ministry from Bluffton University in Ohio. She taught Music and Pre-K for 7 years at Western Oklahoma Christian School. She and her husband have 2 girls.


Our Staff​​

Ms. Moore graduated from Southfield High School in Southfield, Michigan.  Since then she has worked as a safety and compliance manager for a trucking firm and managed a floor covering business.

Mrs. Maust received her teaching degree and masters degree from Saginaw Valley State University and has taught 1st-3rd grades throughout the past 6 years. She lives in the Bay Port area with her husband and enjoys reading, playing piano, and riding four-wheelers around the farm.

Marcine Moore

Hot Lunch Director



Jenna Maust

1st-2nd Grade Support

6th-8th Grade Piano

Mrs. Shupe received her degree from Ferris State University with a B.A. in Elementary Education and an associates in Early Childhood Development. Mrs. Shupe has three children , and their family attends Pigeon River Mennonite Church. 

Don Starks

5th-8th Grade Band

Mrs.  Turner has a degree in elementary education with an emphasis in art.  She and her husband Casey, have 3 children and reside in Bay Port. The Turner family attends Elkton Missionary church.

 Guiding children to learn, to love, and to live under the grace of God's forgiveness

Sara du Toit 

​Title I Teacher

Beth Elston​

Brian Wright

​DK-8th Grade PE

Ms. Kunisch graduated from USA High School in Sebewaing. Since then she has worked for Active Industries in Sebewaing, Thrivent Financial, Mutual Savings, and Independent Bank.

Mrs. Elston holds a B.A. and a Lutheran Teacher Diploma from Concordia University, Ann Arbor, MI. She also earned an Elementary Endorsement through graduate work at SVSU.

Cross Lutheran School

Mrs. Ward received her teaching degree from Spring Arbor University and taught for several years in California. She and her husband, Dustin, have three children.  They attend Elkton Missionary Church.

David Faupel


7th-8th Grade Teacher