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

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.

Candy lemire

Mrs. Lemire joined CCS is 2018 as our 5th and 6th grade teacher.

 

Mrs. Lemire currently attends Bachelor Evangelical Church in Fountain, MI.

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

meghan greiner

1st and 2nd Grade Teacher

Mrs. Greiner began teaching at CCS in 2016 when she took on the role of the 1st and 2nd-grade teacher.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornerstone University.  Mrs. Greiner is married to her husband, Robert Greiner and has just welcomed their first child, Jacob into the world.  They both attend Radiant Church in Ludington.

renee vandyke

Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. VanDyke joined our teaching staff in November of 2019.  However, before that, she was a part of the school as a classroom assistant and substitute teacher.  She lives in Carr Settlement with her husband Bill and had two grown sons, Taylor and Jedidiah.  

katie tyndall

Preschool Teacher and

Preschool Program Director

Mrs. Tyndall joined us at CCS in 2013 as the Art Teacher.  She has a Bachelors in Business from Ferris State University and a Bachelors in Early Childhood Development from Ferris.  Her 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.

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. 

tess ambrose

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 was born in Carr Settlement, MI and, upon getting married in August of 2013 to Elliott Ambrose, she moved to Ludington.  Miss Tess and her husband have no kids yet, but are excited to have a family in the future!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.  She currently attends Pioneer Church.

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.

Administrator

marcia easley

Spanish Teacher

Ms. Easley has worked at CCS since 2017 as the Spanish teacher.  She loves teaching Spanish and is a member of Trinity Evangelical Free in Ludington, MI. 

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. 

2980 West US Hwy-10

Ludington, MI 49431