Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

Joe Aurich

Joe Aurich teaches Physical Education and Health and is the director of our Extended Care program.  Joe strives to teach children how to make healthy choices not just today, but throughout their lives.  He loves living an active life and tries to pass that along to his students. His life verse is “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.

P: 952-474-5181 x231
E: joe.aurich@oslcs.org


Connie Beck – Preschool Lamb Room. I love Our Savior Early Childhood Center because it is a warm and welcoming place to teach God‘s little ones so many different Preschool skills.

Favorite Bible Verse: Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14

P: 952-474-5181 x215
E: connie.beck@oslcs.org

Carol Esser

Carol Esser is the 7th and 8th grade homeroom teacher and also teaches technology.  She enjoys working with others to find creative and useful solutions for collaboration and communication needs.  She loves OSS because of the people, and feels blessed to partner with parents, faculty and staff to support and encourage students as they grow, not only in academics, but also socially and spiritually. Her favorite Bible verse is, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

P: 952-474-5181 x244
E: carol.esser@oslcs.org

Janet Frigard

Janet Frigard teaches ArtsAttack and is a substitute teacher that the students love.  She visits weekly as the “Story Lady” and enjoys encouraging faith through reading and art projects.  She loves singing and acting out Bible stories.  One of her favorite Bible verse is Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6.

Sue Hip

Sue Hipp serves in our Extended Care center. She enjoys spending time with students from Our Savior School, as well as many students from Minnetonka Public Schools. Having students from Kindergarten through 8th grade; Sue likes to think of the center as one big family where she enjoys playing games, helping with homework, doing crafts, work on mission projects and devotion/prayer time. Prayer time with the children is important to Sue  teaching them as it says in Phillippians 4:6, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.”

P: 952-474-5181 x231


Marion Klatt – Lead Preschool Teacher, Whale Room. I love Our Savior Early Childhood Center because I can teach the children about Jesus everyday.

Favorite Bible Verse: He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91

P: 952-474-5181 x212
E: marian.klatt@oslcs.org

Barb Laabs

Barb Laabs teaches 3rd and 4th grade. She enjoys working with a group of servant-teachers, who encourage each other and who love children. Barb helps students realize  God’s love by sharing with them her favorite Bible verse: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28.

P: 952-474-5181 x2232
E: barb.laabs@oslcs.org

Fred Limmel

Fred Limmel is the School Administrator and Music teacher to Preschool through 8th grade. He loves OSS because the Word of God is active and alive in the faculty, staff, and students.  He believes that together we are the body of Christ in this place as we learn, worship, and stretch ourselves to grow into the individuals God has designed for us to become.  His favorite Bible verse is I can do all things through Him (Christ) who strengthens me.”  Philippians 4:13

P: 952-474-5181 x219
E: fred.limmel@oslcs.org

Tammy Limmel

Tammy Limmel teaches Kindergarten. She especially enjoys that she is able to share Gods’ love with children and their families on a daily basis. Tammy teaches based on her favorite Bible verse: “Train up a child in the way he/she should go and when they are old they will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

P: 952-474-5181 x217
E: tammy.limmel@oslcs.org


Emily Metzler preschool Ducky room – I love Our Savior Early Childhood Center because I can watch and guide the Ducky’s as they learn more about the love of Jesus and His goodness. Together we can learn about Jesus on top of and throughout all the other areas we love to learn about. Her favorite Bible verse is  “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is a gift of God.”Ephesians 2:8

P: 952-474-5181 x235
E: emily.metzler@oslcs.org

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Jeannine Olson – I love Our Savior Early Childhood Center because I love the staff and the wonderful center.

Favorite Bible Verse: Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever. Psalm 106:1

Kathy Rosamond

Kathy Rosamond teaches 1st and 2nd grade. She enjoys instilling a love of reading into young students and enjoys the enthusiastic learning of her students in all subject areas. She wants her students to know Jesus loves them and to grow in their knowledge of God’s Word. Her life verse is: “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11.

P: 952-474-5181 x236
E: kathy.rosamond@oslcs.org


HillieRe Wacker – I love Our Savior Early Childhood Center because I can think of no better place to send your children if you are looking for a Christ centered community with plenty of experience and expertise on the young child and teachers who love children.

Favorite Bible Verse: For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

David Zittergruen

David Zittergruen is the 5th and 6th grade homeroom teacher. He loves teaching at Our Savior School and seeing children grow in their faith and knowledge that Jesus Christ is their Savior. David helps students grow their faith by instilling his favorite Bible verse: “Jesus answered, I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:16. He also assists with Basketball, Flag Football and Track.

P: 952-474-5181 x237
E: david.zittergruen@oslcs.org

Our Savior School is blessed with amazing volunteers that support the staff in countless ways, as well work with the students. We couldn’t do what we do without them!