On Sunday, October 16, 2022, Faith Lutheran Church Voter’s Assembly unanimously approved extending a Call to Amy Kurtz, to be our next principal.
Amy Kurtz is currently the principal of Trinity-St John Lutheran School in Nashville, Illinois. She has been there since 2016. The school serves children from PK3 through 8th grade. Previously, she taught for 14 years in Iowa, Nebraska, and Tennessee in a variety of curriculum areas before serving as a principal.
Amy received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska. She has completed the LCMS SLED (School Leadership Development) program for prospective and current administrators.
In her current role as principal, Amy has helped her supporting congregations expand their mission focus to include many community families of different faiths or no faith. Amy initiated an alumni association, an annual fund drive, and an annual golf outing, increasing visibility, and involvement in the community.
Amy’s school completed its National Lutheran School Accreditation in 2022. Amy and her faculty have worked together to develop the written curriculum for instruction and learning in her school.
Amy was baptized and raised in an LCMS church and is committed to the doctrine and teaching of the LCMS. According to Amy, her philosophy can be summed up in one word: relationships. She enjoys working with pastors, teachers, and parents to make the church and school a welcoming place. Amy desires to be active in a team ministry where pastors, teachers, principal and families work together to share the love of Jesus with the community and each other.
Amy and her husband Mike have been married for 23 years. They have 6 children and one grandson. She has children in preschool, elementary school, high school, and college. Amy and Mike desire a church with active youth and family ministries.
What’s next? I would say, ‘waiting,’ but prayer is next. We invite you to pray with us for Amy and her family, her church and school in Illinois, and for our Faith Lutheran Church and School. After meeting and spending time in conversation with Amy, I would like to selfishly pray, “Lord, bring Amy to Faith Lutheran as our next principal.” Instead, I am going to pray, “Lord Jesus, You are the Lord of Your Church. You know our ministry needs; You know Amy’s gifts, strengths, and family needs. You know the needs of Trinity-St John Lutheran School. As You know best, reveal Your plans to all our hearts, that Your will may be done, Your Kingdom extended, and all our lives blessed, in Your saving name, Lord Jesus, we pray. Amen.“