Pastor John Schonkaes
Pastor John Schonkaes was born near Detroit, Michigan and grew up there and in South Florida. He attended Concordia University – Ann Arbor, Michigan where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and then attended Concordia Seminary – St. Louis, where he received a Master of Divinity degree. Pastor John’s first call into the public ministry was at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Parma, Ohio where he served for four years. In 2001 he was called to serve here at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Altoona. Pastor John has a passion for helping others grow in their faith and living for Jesus each day of their lives. In addition to serving as pastor at Christ the King, Pastor John is also active with Caring Hand Outreach Center which oversees the local food pantry and clothing distribution center. Email Pastor John at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jana Pederson, Office Assistant
Jana is married and has a corgi, two cats, and two bearded dragons. She and her husband moved from Minnesota to Iowa about five years ago. She enjoys the outdoors when it’s cold out and enjoys lots of snow. Email Jana at email@example.com.
Haley Greenfield, Director of Children of Christ Preschool
She lives in Bondurant with her husband and twin infants. She also has a basset hound named Hazel. We are fortunate to have her expertise in early childhood education (ECE) and her extensive formal education bless our classroom. Her love of God and children has filled her heart to continue her work throughout her life! She has her early childhood degree with program administration and science and has been in ECE for over 14 years. Email Haley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barbara Knutson, Preschool Assistant
I live in Ankeny with my husband. I have two grown daughters who are both married. We welcomed our first grandchild in September – a baby girl. My chihuahuas name is Charlie, and I have a cat named Mia. I have been in education for over 30 years. I am looking forward to being back in a church-based preschool program.