Our Staff

Our Principal & Grade 6/7 Teacher:  John Haeussler

Mr. Haeussler has been our principal for the past five years.  His career began in Kitchener, Ontario Hauessler, Johnwhere he taught grade 6 at Christ Lutheran School.  From there he moved on to Plattsville Christian School in Plattsville, Ontario where he taught grades 3 & 4, 7 & 8, and eventually served as their principal for three years.  Throughout his career, John has become a passionate advocate for Christian education.  He is thoroughly enjoying living in Prince George where he can take advantage of all the outdoor activities available to him.  You can contact Mr. Haeussler at principal@zlcs.com.  He loves showing people around Zion and talking about all of things God is doing there!

Bast, DawnOur Grade K/1 Teacher:  Dawn Bast

We are thrilled to have Mrs. Bast return this year as our K/1 teacher.  She officially has one year of experience under her belt and is ready for another educational adventure!  Dawn brings with her an enthusiasm and eagerness that is infectious!  You can reach her at dbast@zlcs.com.

Our EA – Jennifer Paziukpaziuk-jennifer

Mrs. Paziuk is returning for her fourth year at Zion as an Educational Assistant in the Kindergarten classroom.   We are excited to have Jennifer on our staff once again for the 2017-2018 school year!



Our EA – Shirley Trendel

We are pleased to have Mrs. Shirley Trendel back on our team as an EA this year.  Shirley brings a wealth of teaching experience to the classroom and loves spending time with her Zion family!


Schamehorn, LoreleiOur EA – Lorelei Schamehorn

We are pleased to have Mrs. Schamehorn (or “Mrs. S” as she is affectionately known as) returning as an Educational Assistant in the K/1  classroom for the 2017/2018 school year.  Lorelei brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm to our staff!


Our Pastor – Peter Van KatwykVan Katwyk, Peter

We are excited to welcome Peter and his wife to Prince George as our new full time Pastor this year. We are all looking forward to getting to know the Van Katwyk family and hearing what God has to say to us through Pastor Peter.  Pastor Peter moved here recently from Red Deer, AB and will be serving both the congregation here at Zion as well as Vanderhoof Lutheran Church.  Welcome to the Zion family, Pastor Peter!  He can be reached by calling the church office at 250-562-2777 or by email at p.van.katwyk@icloud.com.

Van Katwyk, HelenOur Office Administrator – Helen Van Katwyk

Where would any church or school be without their valued secretary?  We are  pleased to welcome Mrs. Van Katwyk to our staff.  She is settling in quickly, and becoming our anchor in the office!  You can reach Helen by email at zion@zlcs.com or by phone at 250-562-2777.


Hess, DietrichOur Custodian – Dietrich Hess

Dietrich has been Zion’s volunteer custodian for longer than even he would care to admit!  Dietrich has been a member of our team since we opened the doors in 1999 and feels privileged to have been able to serve his Lord in this way.  We are extremely grateful for his dedication and effort to ensure that our messes are cleaned up!