Teacher: Miss Candace Jurchen
Family info: My family is originally from Northern Minnesota. My parents now live in Washington. I live with my younger sister, and we also have two older brothers.
Ministry experience(s): I began teaching in 2001 in Rapid City, South Dakota. I taught 4th Grade and a school choir. In 2004, I came to Trinity. Now I teach 2nd Grade and Classroom Music and direct our three school choirs. During my ministry in these two locations I have been blessed to be a part of VBS, Sunday School, Christmas programs, Handbells, and Adult Choir, and I have also served as a church organist.
Hobbies: I enjoy reading while listening to music, especially film scores! If I can find the time, I also like playing piano.
Favorite Bible verse: But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
Kids’ Quotes: “She’s kind and she teaches us fun things for P.E.” “She’s good at teaching music.” “She’s funny.”
Team Teacher: Mrs. Sheila Ziems
Family info: I’m married to Lyle Ziems. He teaches Science, Health, Leadership at Lincoln Lutheran. I have three children; Caleb, Rebecca, and Rachel all at Lincoln Lutheran.
Ministry experience(s): I was a 6th grade teacher at Trinity for 8 years. I raised a family and home schooled PK and K. I have been a team teacher at Trinity for 6 years. I coached volleyball for 5th / 6th and was an assistant volleyball coach for 9th -12th at Lincoln Lutheran. I spent various years as an assistant girls’ basketball coach at LL, was a youth group leader for 8 years, substituted at LL, and coordinated family enrichment events for 5 years
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Reading, Walking
Favorite Bible verse with reference: Romans 8: 38, 39 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord
Kids’ Quotes: “She gives us extra recess minutes when the class is good.” “She’s good at explaining things.” “She’s nice. She always tells us to ‘Go be amazing’.”