OCS

Owatonna Christian School Faculty & Staff

Pastor Levy

Grace Baptist Church Senior Pastor
Name:
Pastor Dave Levy
Birth Place:
Hartford, CT
Colleges Attended: FaithWay Baptist College; Northland Baptist Bible College
Degrees Achieved: BS from Northland; MDiv from Central Baptist Theological Seminary
Favorite Verse: Ps 27:1 "The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?"
Other information: I married my wife Glorianne in 1988. We have four children--Alyssa (1990), Abigail (1993), David (1995), Anne (2000). I am a Detroit sports fan.

Pastor Matt School Administrator
Name:
Pastor Matt Tolosa
Birth Place:
Denver, CO
Colleges Attended: Northland Baptist Bible College
Degrees Achieved: BS from Northland; MABS from Central Baptist Theological Seminary
Favorite Verse: I Timothy 1:12 "I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service."
Other information: I married my wife, Nicole, in 1998. We have four children--Sara (2003), Silas (2004), Ezekiel (2008), Anna (2011), Aletheia (2015). I am a Dallas Cowboys, Washington Nationals, Florida State Seminole football, and Indiana Hoosiers basketball fan.
Mrs. Thompson
OCS Secretary
Name
Mrs. Stacy Thompson
Birth Place: Minneapolis, MN
Colleges Attended:  Pillsbury Baptist Bible College
Degrees Achieved:  Associate Secretarial Degree
Favorite Verse:  P
salm 46:10  "Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth."
Other Information: I am married to John Thompson. We have two precious
puppies (Zach and Zeek).
Hobbies - playing piano and organizing
Mrs. Boldt K-4
Name: 
Mrs. Deb Boldt
Place of Birth:  Estherville, IA
Teaching Experience:  15 years
Colleges Attended:
  Pillsbury Baptist Bible College & Riverland Community College
Favorite Verse:  Psalm 37:5  "Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass."
Other Information: I am married to Brian and we have 3 boys and 7 amazing grandchildren (6 boys and 1 girl). Hobbies - quilting and painting
Mrs. Cahill Elementary Assistant
Name:
Gail Cahill
Place of Birth: Owatonna, MN
Teaching Experience: 9 1/2 years at Kids Korner Educare; 6 years at OCS
Colleges Attended: South Central Technical College
Degrees Acheived: Child Development
Favorite Verse: John 14:27 "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."
Other Information: I married Joe in 2004 and is the mother of 4 daughters: Hannah, Naomi, Leah, and Grace. Hobbies - bike riding and enjoying the outdoors
Mrs. Piepho

Kindergarten
Name:
 
Mrs. Sharon Piepho
Birth Place: Del Rapids, SD
Teaching Experience: 4 years
College Attended: Pillsbury Baptist Bible College
Degree Achieved:
B.S. in Bible and Elementary Education (minor in Special Education)
Favorite Verse: 
Proverbs 4:18 "But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day."
Other Information: I am married to Duane and we have been blessed with 4 wonderful children. Hobbies - snowmobiling, hiking, biking, gardening, and reading

Mrs. Levy

1st & 2nd Grade
Name: 
Mrs. Glorianne Levy
Birth Place:  South Bend, IN
Teaching Experience: 2 years, 21 years of homeschool teacher
College attended:  Northland Baptist Bible College
Degrees Achieved:  B.S. in Elementary Education
Life Verse:  I Peter 4:11  "If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God;  if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth:  that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen."
Other Information:  I am married to Dave and we have four children: Alyssa, Abigail  & her husband David Larson, David , and Anne. Hobbies - plants and stamping cards

  3rd & 4th Grade
Name: 
Carli Quam
Birthplace: Rochester, MN
Teaching Experience: 1st year
College attended:  Faith Baptist Bible College
Degrees Achieved:  B.S. in Elementary Education, Bible
Life Verse:  Psalm 62:8 "Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah."
Other Information: I enjoy riding bike, reading, and playing piano.
Mrs. Roberts 5th & 6th Grade
Name
Mrs. Tammy Roberts
Birth Place:  Rice Lake , WI
Teaching Experience: 8 years teaching, 4 years p/t EA  -  Owatonna Public Schools
Colleges Attended: University of Wisconsin Barron County , and University of Wisconsin River Falls
Degrees Achieved: Associate of Arts and Science Degree, Bachelors of Science Degree in Elementary Education
Favorite Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6  "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."
Other Information:
I am married to Jonathan and we have 2 wonderful daughters and a dachsund puppy names Snickers. Hobbies - traveling, reading, and going to volleyball and basketball games.
Mrs. Johnson Elementary Music
Name: Lindsay Johnson
Birth Place: Albert Lea, MN
College Attended: Pillsbury Baptist Bible College
Experience: 8 years of private music lessons; 1 year of elementary music
Favorite Verse: Psalm 121:1-2 "I will lift up my eyes to the hills, from whence comes my help. My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth."
Other: I married Michael Johnson in 2009 and we have two wonderful children; Levi (3rd grade) and Allie (kindergarten). Hobbies - playing piano, going for walks, and playing sports.
Mrs. Bjorkquist Secondary English
Name: 
Mrs. Lindsay Bjorkquist
Birth Place:
 Chesapeake, VA 
Teaching Experience:
3 years
Colleges Attended: University of Northwestern - St. Paul
Degrees Achieved: Bachelor of Science in English Writing
Favorite Verse: Psalm 32:8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
Other information: Married to Brett and we have two boys, Jack and Milo.
Miss Friesen

Secondary English, History, Speech, Music
Name: 
Miss Sarah Friesen
Birth Place:  Owatonna, MN
Teaching Experience:  13 years
College Attended:  Pillsbury Baptist Bible College
Degree Achieved:  B.S. in Bible and Music
Favorite Verse: Jeremiah 33:3 "Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not."

  Secondary Science
Name:
Mrs. Allie Halverson
Birth Place:
Chicago, IL
Colleges Attended: Bethel College
Degrees Achieved: BS in Life Science Secondary Education
Favorite Verse: John 15:5 "I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.."
Other information:  I am married to Jeff and we have three wonderful children.
  Secondary Assistant
Name:
Mrs. Lindsey Mongeau
Birth Place:
Owatonna, MN
Colleges Attended: Pillsbury Baptist Bible College & Riverland Community College
Favorite Verse: Ephesians 2:8-10 "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,  9 not of works, lest anyone should boast.  10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.."
Mr. Oblak Secondary Math
Name:
Mr. John Oblak
Birth Place:
Pittsburgh, PA
Teaching Experience: 3 year
Colleges Attended:
University of Pittsburgh
Degrees Achieved: BS and MS in Electrical Engineering
Favorite Verse: I John 5:13  "These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, , and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God."
Other information:  I am starting my teaching experience after retiring from a 43 year career in engineering.  I have two adult sons; John and James. Hobbies - antique tractors, model railroading, wood working, metal working
Mrs. Ovrebo Secondary Math
Name: 
Mrs. Jodi Ovrebo
Birth Place:
 Burnsville, MN
Teaching Experience:  6 years
Colleges Attended: Creighton University and University of Minnesota
Degrees Achieved: BS in Elementary Education and additional licensure to teach 5-8 Mathematics
Favorite Verse: Romans 5:8  "But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
Other information: I am married to Christopher and I have two children; Evan and Allison. I played volleyball in college and still love to play in a league with my family. Hobbies - playing volleyball and decorating cakes
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