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Christ Lutheran Faculty and Staff

Pastor Hoffman - Pastor / Administrator ( pastor.hoffman@coosbaylutheran.org)
Greetings to you in the Name of Jesus! My name is Pastor Hoffman and I am the fifth of five children. I grew up in Washington State. After graduating High School, I attended University of Alaska where I met my wife Christine. We were married in 1991 and have two sons. Currently, I hold degrees in Computer Science, Business Management and Communication as well as a Master of Divinity. After Seminary, I was called to serve in Anchorage Alaska and in 2015 was called to serve as the Pastor and School Administrator of Christ Lutheran Church & School. Bringing Jesus and a top-notch education to the people of our community has been one of the single greatest joys of my pastoral career! I look forward to getting to know my students and their families!

Christine Hoffman - Int. Early Childcare Director
Bio coming soon

Laura Miller - Kindergarten Teacher ( laura.miller@coosbaylutheran.org)
I grew up in San Mateo, CA. I graduated from Hillsdale High School and went to Solano Community College in Suisun, CA, studied Early Childhood Education. I love teaching Kindergarten and reading to children! I have been at CLS from 1997-2014 teaching Preschool and from 2015-present teaching Kindergarten.

Allison McCune - First Grade Teacher( allison.mccune@coosbaylutheran.org)
Hello Christ Lutheran Families! My name is Allison McCune and I am very excited to be teaching First Grade! I grew up in South Carolina where I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and my Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Special Education. For the last six years I have taught Kindergarten and Second Grade. Being a teacher is my passion and I love having the opportunity to inspire my students and making a positive impact on their lives. My family and I recently moved to Coos Bay in 2018 and we love to go on many adventures in Oregon. My husband and I are blessed with a beautiful daughter and cherish all of the memories military life has brought us. I’m looking forward to a year full of learning, fun, and adventures!

Moriah Rymer- Second and Third Teacher ( moriah.miller@coosbaylutheran.org)
Hello everyone! I am Moriah Rymer and I have been teaching at Christ Lutheran School since the 2015-2016 school year. After graduating from high school, I attended Southern Oregon University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a minor in both Mathematics Education and Early Childhood Education. Every year I look forward to seeing my students’ smiling faces, learning new things, and helping them overcome obstacles. Learning, overcoming obstacles, and trying new things are to be celebrated! I am so thankful for this wonderful learning and teaching environment and look forward to the years to come!

Mary Robson - Fourth & Fifth Teacher ( mary.robson@coosbaylutheran.org)
Greetings Christ Lutheran Church and School families! My name is Ms. Mary Robson and I am thrilled to be joining this community of worship. God has called me from Cheyenne, Wyoming to come to Coos Bay and teach on the beach. I am a blessed mother of 3 daughters and one son, as well as a granddaughter and two grandsons. I have been a faithful follower of God my entire life, and an elementary educator for 12 years. I enjoy horseback riding, hiking, walking on the beach and the company of my family. I am honored to be joined by my youngest daughter Amber, who is 16 years old and we are both thrilled to be together on this adventure the Lord has provided us. I look forward to working with the amazing team of teachers at the school, as well as being part of the congregation of fellow believers. Thank you for this amazing opportunity! I look forward to meeting all of you.

Melinda Solheim - Sixth - Eighth Grade ( melinda.solheim@coosbaylutheran.org)
Hello and welcome to my class! My name is Mrs. Solheim. I am a native Californian, born and raised in a small town not much bigger than Coos Bay and North Bend combined. There were as many cows and crops as there were people. In my graduating class at Tulare Union most of my fellow graduates were kids I had known since elementary school and a handful since preschool. I am a proud Tulare Union Redskin class of 1997. I started my college education 8 months pregnant with my son in 2009, and finished my BS in Psychology in 2013. My family and I moved to Oregon in 2012, moved to North Bend in 2014, and starting teaching at Christ Lutheran in 2017. This will be my third year here as a teacher, and I love it. The staff is one of a kind! Truly an example of the love of Christ.

Tiffany Oswald - Preschool Head Teacher/Compliance Officer (tiffany.oswald@coosbaylutheran.org)
I'm Mrs. Oswald. I am the proud mommy of two wonderful boys and am very family oriented. I went to school in california. I’ve been in education since 2017. The thing I like about teaching the most is seeing the difference we make in the lives of the children we teach.

Erika Estrada Ledezma - Preschool Teacher(erika.estrada@coosbaylutheran.org)
Bio coming soon

Rachael Love - Preschool Teacher (rachael.love@coosbaylutheran.org)
Bio coming soon

Holly Peters Preschool/Toddler Teacher ( holly.peters@coosbaylutheran.org)
Bio coming soon

Erin Nelson - Preschool Aide( erin.nelson@coosbaylutheran.org)
My name is Erin Nelson I grew up here in Coos Bay. I am a sophomore at Southwestern Oregon Community College, pursuing a degree in education. I'm exited for this school year and looking forward to see all the smiling faces here at Christ Lutheran.

Katrina Petterson - Preschool Aide( katrina.petterson@coosbaylutheran.org)
Hello all I am Katrina Petterson I am born and raised in coos bay/north bend. I got my associates degree from southwestern Oregon community college in 2013. I have been in the early childhood field for three years. I also obtained my CDA (child development associate) in 2017. I love working with children. Seeing children grow and learning is such a rewarding part of this career.

Alex Trott - Preschool Volunteer Aide
Bio coming soon

Lori Kuckuck - Kindergarten Aide/Study Hall
Bio coming soon

Sara Mautner - Music Education Teacher (jmautner@hotmail.it)
Teaching music began for me with my own kids. I met my husband in Rome, Italy where he was a producer, singer, and songwriter for the recording company, RCA. We traveled Italy on a promotional tour for our first single 45 recording together. As we began our family, playing, singing, and teaching music to our kids became a daily event in our home. Our cute singing toddlers gradually grew up and became teens, my husband began booking our professional family band in Southern Europe and parts of Asia.
When we moved to the USA to be together with our grandkids, I began to teach in public schools, first in Utah and then in Oregon. What a delight it has been to discover CLCS and teach music here. Music is a language of the soul that I feel every child show have the opportunity to enjoy! I am looking forward to another year of musical adventures!
Please let me know if you are interested in after school music lessons for your child. I teach violin, piano, and beginning guitar.
Bio:
  • Studied music performance and composition at Reed College and Brandeis University under Seymour Shifrin, Robert Koff, and Rosemary Harbison at Radcliffe Institute.
  • Master classes at Basel Conservatory with Pierre Boulez,
  • Mozarteum in Salzburg and Luzerne Conservatory with Enrico Mainardi.
  • Studio recording with RCA in Rome, Italy
  • Toured in Southern Europe and parts of Asia with Country Melody (family country rock band)