Dan Obinger : Executive Director

Dan Obinger

Executive Director

Pastor Daniel M. Obinger comes to us from Bible League International, where he served as the Executive Director of U.S. Ministry, overseeing the ministry of providing Bibles, Scripture Materials & training to local churches throughout the United States.  Dan brings experience from several previous roles including teacher, pastor, process administrator & computer systems manager.  Prior to joining Bible League International in November 2011, he served at Moody Bible Institute in educational roles, as senior pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Highland, IN, and as an associate pastor at Grandville Baptist Church in Grandville, MI.  A graduate of Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit, PA, Dan earned his Masters of Theological Studies from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, MI.

Dan and his wife, Brenda have three children who all attended Calumet Christian since preschool.  Their son graduated in 2013 and their twin daughters will be graduated in 2015.  Dan is also currently serving as the senior pastor of Griffith Baptist Church.

Dan says:  "I knew at a young age that God wanted me to work in ministry.  My passion has long been to have His Word presented - from the pulpit, in the classroom and around the globe.  I look forward to working with the incredible staff we have at Calumet Christian to build a school that truly makes an impact in NW Indiana."
Stephen Lindahl : Assistant Director

Stephen Lindahl

Assistant Director

Assistant Director of Calumet Christian School

Mr. Lindahl is married to Ileana Lindahl and they have two children (Isaac & Angelina) and three grandchildren.  In his free time, Mr. Lindahl enjoys coaching, playing and watching his son play soccer.

Favorite Verse:  Romans 12:1-2 - "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.  And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God."


Jennifer Landkrohn :

Jennifer Landkrohn

Classes Taught:   High School Gym, Health, Newsletter/Yearbook/Internships & Business


Kimberly Julian :

Kimberly Julian

Classes Taught:  Math 7, Algebra, Geometry & Algebra II

Randall Farmer : Teacher

Randall Farmer


Classes Taught:   Environmental Science & Integrated Chemistry & Physics
Ruth Sprecher :

Ruth Sprecher

Class Taught:  Junior High English

Tracy Perry :

Tracy Perry

Classes Taught:  High School Grammer/Speech/Literature

Tashena Melton :

Tashena Melton

Classes Taught:  World History, World Events, Government, Economics & US History

David Schoon :

David Schoon

Class Taught:  Advanced Physics

Brett Clayton : Spiritual Services Coordinator

Brett Clayton

Spiritual Services Coordinator

Classes Taught:  JH Bible & Biblical Apologetics

Stacia Steepleton :

Stacia Steepleton

Classes Taught:  Accounting I & II and Life Science

Illiyana Antonova :

Illiyana Antonova

Class Taught:  2nd Grade Teacher

Angela Czepinski :

Angela Czepinski

Classes Taught:  High School Art

Linda Baessler : Teacher

Linda Baessler


Classes Taught:   Pre-calculus & Tutoring

Linda says she has been teaching "a LONG time."  She is married and has four children, all of whom have graduated from CCS.  Linda enjoys gardening in her spare time.

Favorite Verse:  Nahum 1:7:  "The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble.  And he knows those who trust in Him."
Rick Corder : Teacher

Rick Corder


Classes Taught:   Bibilical Exploration & American Republic

Rick has been teaching over forty years.  He has been married to his wife, Jean for 46 years and has 3 beautiful girls.  In his free time, he enjoys watching Fox News and painting McDonalds'!

Favorite Verse:  Philippians 1:6:  "being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;"
Priscilla Luckenbill : Teacher

Priscilla Luckenbill


Class Taught:   Pre-Algebra, & Elementary Aid

Priscilla is currently not married.  In her free time, Priscilla enjoys reading!

Favorite Verse:  Isaiah 12:2 - "Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation."
Nick Ripoli : Athletic Director

Nick Ripoli

Athletic Director

Role:  Athletic Director
Ileana Lindahl : Teacher

Ileana Lindahl


Classes Taught:    Spanish I and II

Mrs. Lindahl is married to our Assistant Director, Stephen Lindahl;  they have two children (Isaac & Angelina) and three grandchildren.  In her free time,  Ileana enjoys cooking/baking, taking walks, encourage others with quotes and playing with the grand kids.

Favorite Verse:  Philippians 4:13 - "I  can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
Kristy Smith : Music Teacher

Kristy Smith

Music Teacher

Classes Taught:   Elementary/H.S. Music



Bernie Sahulcik : Teacher

Bernie Sahulcik


Classes Taught:  Kindergarten

Bernie has been teaching at CCS for eight years.  She is married and has three children.  Bernie enjoys shopping & crocheting.

Favorite Verse:  Proverbs 3:5-6:  "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths."
Myrtle Ruiz : Teacher

Myrtle Ruiz


Class Taught:   1st Grade

Myrtle has taught for over 30 years.  During that time period, she has taught K5, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades as well as holding the position of Principal one year.  Mrs. Ruiz says:  "teaching is my purpose and life and I love to teach reading."  She has 1 son, 1 daughter and 3 grandchildren.

Favorite Verse:  2 Corinthians 3:5:  " Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves. but our sufficiency is from God,"
Betty Fry : Teacher

Betty Fry


Classes Taught:   3rd & 4th Grades

Favorite Verse:
Chrislin Knight : Teacher

Chrislin Knight


Classes Taught:   5th & 6th Grades

Chrislin has been teaching at CCS since 2005.  She is married to Tim and they have 4 terrific boys. 

Favorite Verse:  Joshua 1:9:  "Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and of good courage;  do not be afraid nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."

Other Personnel

Gerald Laverman :

Gerald Laverman

Class Taught:  Skills for Life


Sherry Shadley : High School Secretary

Sherry Shadley

High School Secretary

Classes Taught:   Keyboarding & High School Secretary

Sherry is married with two grown sons, 4 granddaughters, and one grandson.  She enjoys reading, nature walks, and of course, spending time with her grandchildren!

Favorite Verse:  Proverbs 3:5-6:  "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;  In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths."
Betty Baker : Financial Secretary

Betty Baker

Financial Secretary

Betty has been keeping the books straight since 1999.  She is married to Jim and they have 3 daughters and 6 grandkids.  Betty enjoys reading, gardening and spending time with the grandkids.

Favorite Verse:  Hebrews 4:16:  "Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need."  

             Psalm 46:10:  "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!"
Brenda Obinger : Elementary Secretary/ School Nurse

Brenda Obinger

Elementary Secretary/ School Nurse

Brenda is married to Pastor Dan Obinger and has three children who are all graduates of CCS.
Jennifer Constant : Fundraising Coordinator

Jennifer Constant

Fundraising Coordinator

Jennifer is married to Jamie Constant and has three kids who attend CCS.  Jennifer enjoys working at the school with all the kids.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, scrapbooking and cooking!

Favorite Verse:  Jeremiah 29:11:   "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope."