Head of Schools Rob Cooksey

Rob Cooksey

Position: Head of Schools
Location: High School Campus

Robert Cooksey was born in Seward, Nebraska, and he was baptized into the Christian faith at St. John Lutheran Church in Seward. He attended St. John Lutheran Grade School and graduated from Seward High School. He completed his undergraduate studies at Concordia University-Nebraska with the degree of Bachelor of Arts (major: Elementary Education; minors: Music and Physical Education).

Director of Operations Cristine Minneman

Cristine Minneman

Position: Director of Operations
Location: High School Campus

Cristine was born in Fort Morgan, Colorado and then raised in the little town of Ogallala, in western Nebraska just south of Lake McConaughy.  She was a baptized member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and attended St. Paul's parochial school for grades K-8 and then graduated from Ogallala High School.  Cristine attended Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, NE and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Management with a minor in Spanish.  

High School Principal Matt Korte

Matt Korte

Position: Senior High Principal
Location: High School Campus

Matt Korte was born in Lincoln, Nebraska. He attended Lincoln Lutheran Junior High, Lincoln High School, and Concordia University-Nebraska. He graduated with a 7-12 teaching degree in Math and Physical Education. While at Concordia-Nebraska, he participated in varsity football and baseball. He began his teaching career as a teacher of mathematics at Junction City High School in Junction City, Kansas. While teaching in Kansas, he received his Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration from Kansas State University. After receiving his Master’s degree, Mr. Korte became the Assistant Principal at Reedsburg Area High School in Reedsburg, Wisconsin.

Junior High Principal Amy Schwarting

Amy Schwarting

Position: Junior High Principal
Location: Junior High Campus

Amy Schwarting was born and raised in Columbus, Nebraska attending a very small country grade school with an average of nine kids in her class from kindergarten through eighth grade. She went on to graduate from Columbus Lakeview High School. Mrs. Schwarting attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education. She later received her Lutheran Educator's Certificate from Concordia University- Nebraska. Amy then graduated from Doane College with a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership.

Academy Principal Nathan Domsch

Nathan Domsch

Position: Academy Principal
Location: Academy Campus

Nathan Domsch was born in Kansas City, MO to Christopher and Gayle Domsch, both of whom served as teachers and administrators. Nathan attended Holy Cross Lutheran School and Kansas City Lutheran High School before continuing to Concordia University, River Forest. He transferred to Concordia University-Nebraska and graduated with a BS in Elementary Education. His first call was to Immanuel Lutheran School in Olivette, MO where he taught for five years and served as principal for an additional five years. While there he earned his MS in Education Administration from Concordia University-Nebraska.

Activities Director Ben Ersland

Ben Ersland

Position: Activities Director 
Location: High School Campus

Ben grew up in several states in the midwest where his father served rural congregations as a Lutheran pastor - he graduated high school in Washington, KS.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education (social studies field endorsement) from Concordia University in Seward, NE in 2001 and Master of Education in Athletic Adminstration from UNLV in 2008.

Aaron Sailer

Position: Director of Finance
Location: High School Campus

Aaron Sailer was born in Madison, South Dakota and grew up attending a few Lutheran schools: Bethesda Lutheran (Hot Springs, South Dakota), Christ Community Lutheran (St. Louis, Missouri), and Sioux Falls Lutheran (South Dakota). After graduating from Lincoln High School in Sioux Falls, Aaron attended Concordia University Nebraska, completing a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting in 2011. After passing the Certified Public Accountant exam, Aaron became a licensed CPA in 2013 (license currently inactive). In 2015, he was awarded a Master’s in Professional Accountancy from the University of South Dakota.

Director of Admissions Dawn Cooksey

Dawn Cooksey

Position: Director of Admissions 
Location: High School Campus

Dawn was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska. She was baptized and educated at Calvary Lutheran Church and school through the 6th grade, after which she attended Lincoln Lutheran Junior High. She then graduated from Piux X High School and went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Aaron Staub

Position: Religion/Vocal Music 
Location: High School Campus

Aaron Staub is a native of Woodburn, Indiana and was born in Ft. Wayne. He attended Woodburn Lutheran Grade School (Woodburn), Concordia Lutheran High School (Ft. Wayne) and Concordia University-Nebraska. He graduated with a 7th -12th grade teaching degree in Theology and Choral Music. While at Concordia he participated in a variety of music ensembles including: A Cappella Choir, Chamber Choir, Concert Band, Pep Band, and Percussion ensemble. His first call was to Living Word Lutheran High School in Jackson, Wisconsin where he taught for eight years. While there he earned is MS in Education Administration from Concordia University- Nebraska. In 2013, Mr. Staub accepted a Call to become the Choral Director at Concordia along with discipleship classroom instruction.