Open Positions

Assistant Preschool Teacher – Job Description

Christ the King Lutheran Church is searching for an Assistant Preschool Teacher for their Children of Christ Preschool. Current morning preschool session includes M/Tu/Th/F from 8:45 AM to 11:30 AM. The assistant preschool teacher coordinates with the Lead Teacher to implement a Christ-centered curriculum for the students. Salary: $13.00/hour, up to 20 hours per week, unless prearranged with Preschool Director. Hours are also based on student enrollment. Qualified applicants should send their resume to

Current Staff


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


Rochelle Clifton, Office Assistant

I live in Altoona with my husband, Joel, and children, Sydney and Spencer. My favorite thing to do is spend time with family watching movies, playing games and eating popcorn!! In June of 2012, I began working in the office at CTK. My passion is spreading God’s love through music, especially through teaching songs to young children to write God’s word upon their heart.  Email Rochelle at

Haley Greenfield, Preschool DirectorHaley 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