Office/Support Staff

Mrs. Cari Adams


adams_cari_2Mrs. Adams graduated from the University-Wisconsin La Crosse with a Bachelor of Arts in History, with a minor in Geography.  She has spent the last eleven years as a stay-at-home and home school mother of three as well as working part time as the office manager at Living Word Bookstore.  Her hobbies include reading, anything to do with history and geography, watching old movies, collecting Fiestaware, and baking.  She loves to travel, visit museums and take historical tours whenever possible! Mrs. Adams favorite Bible verse is Micah 6:8.

He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
-Micah 6:8

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Mr. Brad Chandler

Facilities Manager

Mr. Chandler joined the United States Marine Corps in 1981 and faithfully served his country for a total of 27 years.  When Mr. Chandler retired in February 2009, he moved his family back to Wisconsin for a new chapter in their life.  This past year, Brad found his home here at Coulee Christian in what he refers to as his own personal ministry.  Taking care of this nearly 100 year old school and to be able to provide our students and staff with a safe and conducive learning environment is his mission.  He also enjoys volunteering his time to the athletics program, specifically the Varsity Volleyball and Middle School Girls Basketball Team.  Brad is active in our community supporting numerous veteran organizations such as the American Legion, VFW, Marine Corps League, and notably Freedom Fest in La Crosse for the past 4 years. Brad enjoys spending time with his wife and two children Abigail and Kaleb. He also has two grown sons, Ryan and Drew, and two grandsons, Lincoln and Liam. Mr. Chandler’s favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 3:5-6.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding: in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make all your paths straight.
-Proverbs 3:5-6

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Mrs. Merritt Graham, CFLE

Guidance Counselor
International Student Support

Mrs. Merritt Graham, CFLE
An Oklahoma native, Mrs. Graham received her Associate in Arts Degree from Tulsa Community College in teaching and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Mississippi State University in Human Development and Family Studies. Mrs. Graham brings over 20 years experience working with children and families as an early childhood teacher and family life educator. As a Certified Family Life Educator, she strives to improve the well-being of individuals and families. Married 28 years with two children, Mrs. Graham enjoys spending time with family and friends, music, the arts, decorating, reading and enjoying the outdoors. Mrs. Graham’s favorite Bible verse is Philippians 3:12-14.

I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
-Philippians 3:12-14 (NIV)

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Mrs. Kristin Hirsch

Lunchroom Assistant

Mrs. Hirsch graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a Bachelor of Science in Biology (Biomedical Concentration) and a minor in Chemistry.  After being a stay-at-home mom for ten years, she has returned to work as part-time lunch aide. Her hobbies include reading, hiking, swimming, cooking, and traveling.  Her favorite Bible verse is 1 Corinthians 9:24

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize?  Run in such a way as to get the prize.
1 Corinthians 9:24

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Mrs. Sarah Mesmer

Lunch Lady

Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion.
Philippians 1:6 (NIV)

I will not forsake you, neither shall I let go of your hand.
-Hebrews 13:5 (Aramic Bible)

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Mr. Jeff Prodzinski

Technology Director

Mr. Prodzinski is Coulee Christian School’s Technology Director and is responsible for maintaining all of our computers.  He holds multiple technology certifications, including CCNA/MCSE/VCP.  When he’s not serving at Coulee Christian School, he likes to hike, climb, run, and learn more about technology.  Mr. Prodzinski’s favorite Bible verse is Ephesians 2:8.

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.
– Ephesians 2:8

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Mrs. Jenn Tanke


tanke_jenn_185Mrs. Tanke is so thrilled to be the school’s receptionist! Her most cherished titles, though, are wife and mom. She enjoys traveling with her family and hosting exchange students. Her favorite Bible Verse is Deuteronomy 4:39.

Acknowledge and take to heart this day that the Lord is God in heaven above and on earth below. There is no other.
-Deuteronomy 4:39

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