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.

Marcine Moore

Hot Lunch and Custodian

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Michael Tamorria
Interim Pastor
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Mrs. Barry holds a B.S. in Education from Central Michigan University. She has taught  at Cross Lutheran School for over 30 years.  She still has a lot of energy, loves to read aloud to her students, and still has her red hair! 

Carrie Ward
K-2nd Grade Teacher
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Gwynne Barry
3rd-5th Grade Teacher
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Mrs. Hatch attended Ferris State College. She was the director of the St. Roch's Preschool program for 4 years before coming to Cross.  She has enjoyed working  here for over 25 years.


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. Hass graduated with a teaching degree from Western Michigan University.  During her career she taught at Bad Axe, Lakers, Harbor Beach, and Swan Valley.  After retirement, she started a tutorial service, working with children one-on-one in her home. In 2014, she began working at Cross Lutheran under Title I funding. 

Jean Hatch
Preschool Aide

Liz Kuhl

K-2 Aide


David Faupel


6th-8th Grade Teacher

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Pr. Mike lives in the tiny community of Chattanooga, OH.  His wife Karen is also an NALC pastor and serves two country congregations there.  Pr. Mike will be in Pigeon about 10 days per month to lead the Cross Church congregation during this period of transition.

Susan Hass

Reading Specialist

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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.

Beth Elston​
Preschool, Music, & Band
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Mrs. Kuhl received her teaching degree from SVSU. She taught early grades for several years in a Christian school before becoming a stay-at-home-mom. She and her husband, Mike, have three children. The Kuhls serve as Children's Ministry Directors at Elkton Missionary Church. 

Cross Lutheran School

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.

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.

Karen Kunisch


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