Mrs. Carol Stathakis

Mrs. Carol Stathakis, Principal

Mrs. Stathakis comes to Peace from St. Peter Macomb, where she taught 4th Grade.  She has served 26 years in Lutheran Schools in Michigan and Tennessee with extensive lower and middle grades classroom experience as well as gifted education for Grades 2-7.  Mrs. Stathakis holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education from Concordia University, Nebraska, and a Master’s of Arts in Educational Psychology from Eastern Michigan University. Through the LCMS School Leadership Development (SLED) Project, Mrs. Stathakis has gained proven strategy and techniques for successful school leadership.   Mrs. Stathakis and her husband have been blessed with 3 wonderful children; Karl (daughter-in-law Tricia and grandson Samuel), John and Rachel.  Peace is thrilled to have Mrs. Stathakis as part of the Peace family!   Her calling as a parent and an educator flows from Proverbs 22:6; "Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it."  “I am excited to serve in a new capacity within the context of Christian ministry here at Peace, and I look forward to getting to know all of you as we partner in the education of your precious children.” – Mrs. Carol Stathakis  

Mrs. Suzette Quail
Early Childhood Director

Mrs. Suzette Quail, Early Childhood Director

Mrs. Quail is not only a member of Peace Lutheran Church, but has also been a staff member for eight years. Her early childhood education journey began with teaching preschool here at Peace. Later, she moved to be Pastor’s administrative assistant. She holds degrees in Early Childhood and Business Administration. Mrs. Quail and her husband, Brad, just celebrated 25 years of marriage and have been blessed with four boys, three of whom are Peace alumni. She loves being a mom and appreciates all the joys and blessings of raising her family.  Mrs. Quail loves reading, watching sports, and spending time with her family. “Peace has been a very important part of my family’s life, serving as a second home for us and extending our family.” – Mrs. Suzette Quail  

Mrs.  Cornel Steenkamp
School Office Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Cornel Steenkamp, School Office Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Steenkamp grew up in Pretoria, South Africa, where she received her post-school education at Pretoria Technikon.  While in South Africa, Mrs. Steenkamp worked in finance and office administration in both the medical industry and elementary/middle school education.  She came to the United States with her husband, Johan, and two daughters, when his job was relocated.  Mrs. Steenkamp volunteered at Peace before officially joining the staff in August, 2018, and loves chocolate, baking, walking, needlecraft, and traveling.  “When we first arrived at Peace, we were overwhelmed by the support and kindness we received from the school, teachers, parents, and church.  Now, we stay for the friendship, support, and Christian values.”  - Mrs. Cornel Steenkamp

Mrs. Carol Blanchard

Mrs. Carol Blanchard, Receptionist

Mrs. Blanchard was baptized at Peace and 30 years later started working here in the Preschool and now our receptionist.  She grew up in Shelby Township, attending Shelby Junior High and Eisenhower High School.  She studied Computer Aided Design at Macomb Community College and worked at General Dynamics.  While there, Mrs. Blanchard drew M1A1 Abrams Tank parts for the military.  She now leads our Lifelight Bible Study with her husband John, has been the VBS director for the past two years, and coordinates the screen ministry for the church.  She enjoys boating, reading and working out.  “We love all the friends we have made here at Peace, the Bible studies and how they have changed our lives and helped us grow in our faith.”  - Mrs. Carol Blanchard

Peace Lutheran Church and School | 6580 24 Mile Road | Shelby Township, MI 48316 |   586.731.4120
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