Meet the Staff

All of the teaching staff at Covenant Christian School is a certified teacher and has a valid, current teaching certificate through the state of Michigan

Screen Shot 2022-10-14 at 9.59.43 AM.png

Rich Ambrose

7th and 8th Grade Teacher and School Director

Mr. Ambrose has been at Covenant Christian School since the 1999/2000 school year and fills the role of both 7th and 8th-grade teacher, as well as the school principal/administrator.  He received a Bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University in History & Administration.  Mr. A. taught in the Zeeland Public Schools for 10 years and was the Youth Pastor at Mason County Reformed Church before finally joining the CCS team.  He is married to Kim Ambrose and has four boys, Elliott, Ethan, Dakota, and Kenny.  In his free time, he enjoys the outdoors and is an avid hunter and fisher.  Their family currently attends Pioneer Church.

Screen Shot 2022-10-14 at 10.00.00 AM.png

meghan greiner

Mrs. Greiner began teaching at CCS in 2016 when she took on the role of the 1st and 2nd-grade teacher.  Since then she has moved into our 5th and 5th-grade classroom, which she is so excited about. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornerstone University.  Mrs. Greiner is married to her husband, Robert Greiner, and has three wonderful children.  Their oldest, Jacob, and their twins, Emma and Nicholas. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, being outside, reading a good book, and sipping on a hot cup of coffee. She and her family attend Radiant Church in Ludington.

Screen Shot 2022-10-14 at 9.59.49 AM.png

kathy buter

3rd and 4th Grade Teacher

Mrs. Buter was one of the original board members of CCS when it first opened in 1997 and has been a teacher here since 2008.  She received her education from Ferris State University, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.  Mrs. Buter and her husband, Brian Buter, have three children, Eric, Caryn, and Karl (and Kellia).  In addition, they have three beautiful grandchildren. Mrs. Buter is a member of Mason County Reformed Church and enjoys camping, kayaking, and reading in her free time.

5th and 6th Grade Teacher

Screen Shot 2022-10-14 at 9.59.26 AM.png

Mykila Althouse

1st and 2nd Grade Teacher

Mrs. Althouse joined out staff this year as the first and second-grade teacher.  Her previous employment at the school was as our physical education teacher; we're thrilled to have her back.  She has three children, one of whom still attends Covenant Christian School.  Her husband, Joe, and herself attend Path of Life Church. 

Screen Shot 2022-10-14 at 10.00.15 AM.png

katie tyndall

Primary Class Teacher

Early Childhood Program Director

Mrs. Tyndall joined us at CCS in 2013 as the Art Teacher.  She has a Bachelor in Business from Ferris State University and a Bachelor in Early Childhood Development from Ferris.  She and her husband, Mike Tyndall, live in Car Settlement with their three boys Eli, Henry, and George.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her very energetic boys, hiking, camping, fishing, and going to the beach.  Mrs. Tyndall currently attends Evergreen Covenant Church.

Screen Shot 2022-10-14 at 10.00.21 AM.png

jody dickinson

Pre-Primary Class Teacher

Mrs. Dickinson is our morning Pre-Primary lead teacher.  She has a bachelor's in Psychology from Eastern Michigan University and a Masters from Western University in Counseling.  She and her husband, Scott live here in Ludington with their three children Lilly, Brian, and Maxwell.  Mrs. Dickinson loves to be outside with her kids.  She also enjoys working with wood and taking care of her flowers and garden.  Mrs. Dickinson and her family currently attend Trinity Evangelical Free Church here in Ludington.

Screen Shot 2022-10-14 at 10.00.06 AM.png

Jodi Mortensen

Pre-Primary Class Teacher

Mrs. Mortensen is joining this year as our afternoon Pre-Primary Class Lead Teacher. She and her husband, Chad live here in Ludington with their two children Anna and Jacob.  

Screen Shot 2022-10-14 at 9.59.55 AM.png

lois bongard-newkirk

Principal

Mrs. Bongard joined us at CCS in 2015.  She has Bachelors in Early Elementary Education and a Masters in Learning Disabilities from Central Michigan University.  She also has a Special Education Supervisors Approval from Grand Valley State University.  Before joining us at CCS she taught in five public school districts around Michigan and Kentucky and retired from the West Shore ESD where she served as a teacher consultant and classroom principal. In her free time, she enjoys walking, cooking and baking, reading, and spending time with her four adult children and their families.  Mrs. Bongard is currently attending Trinity Evangelical Free Church. 

801A6234.jpg

tess ambrose

Administrator

Miss Tess began at CCS in the fall of 2013.  She graduated from Davenport University with a degree in Medical Assisting and Office Administration.  Before coming to CCS, she worked as a Medical Assistant for Dr. Leikert of Ludington, MI.  She and her husband live in Ludington.  In her free time, she likes to spend time with her friends and family, go on walks in the State Park, go to the beach (when Michigan allows it), cross country ski, and enjoys drinking a good cup of dark coffee.  Miss Tess is currently going back to school in pursuit of her Elementary Education Degree and currently attends Trinity Church.

00100dPORTRAIT_00100_BURST20180820134121

brooke anderson

Librarian

Mrs. Anderson became Covenant Christian School's Librarian in 2013. She attended the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit before marrying her husband, Mike Anderson. She and Mike have three kids who attend CCS: Tovah, Lucian, and Ryan.Mrs. Anderson enjoys cooking and baking, spending time outside, and (of course) reading! She is is a member of Trinity Evangelical Free Church.

katrina ford

Music Teacher

Mrs. Ford has worked at CCS since 2017 as the Music teacher.  She loves teaching music and is a member of Living Word Church in Ludington, MI. 

Screen Shot 2022-10-14 at 9.59.19 AM.png

Rachel swift

Staters Program Assistant

Miss Rachel joined our staff this year as our Starters Program Assistant.  She is newly married and newly moved to Ludington.  In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors and is currently attending Trinty Evangelical Free Church with her new husband, Josh.