Mr. Michael Nelson
Mr. Michael Nelson, Principal
I am here because HE sent me. The Lord has been working on my heart to be in Lutheran Education from a small age. He provided me with so many examples of what it means to be a servant leader, that it would be impossible to name them all. My ministry revolves around students and teachers and helping them find ways to grow in their love for Jesus.
While I am new to this position at Peace, I have been a member for the past five years. My children all attend this school and my wife is the Director of Family Ministry. I have a heart for the people of Peace and I know that we will be great partners as we support these children in their faith walk.
I have been in education for 18 years and have been a part of large schools and small schools. I am excited for the growth opportunities here at Peace. I also acknowledge the family atmosphere that has been created here and I look forward to keeping that in place as we look to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with as many children as we can.
I have been a teacher, athletic director, High School Administrator, and now I am ready to lead here at Peace. Concordia Nebraska gave me the degrees to open the door, and my 18 years of experience has given me the tools to be successful. I covet your prayers as we continue to serve our Awesome God and partner with YOU to serve each and every student.
Mrs. Suzette Quail
Early Childhood Director
Mrs. Suzette Quail, Early Childhood Director
I am blessed to oversee an outstanding preschool program and a team of early childhood educators who love children and are dedicated to academic excellence, Christian leadership, and who strive every day to be an inspiration to students and families of God’s grace, mercy and love.
My boys are graduates of Peace Lutheran and Lutheran High School North. Our positive experience in the preschool program and the loving, caring, gifted teachers are what made us stay for K-8. I am grateful that I was led to be the Early Childhood Director after serving Peace as an Office Administrator and preschool teacher.
I enjoy visiting the preschool classrooms each day! The laughter, the smiles, the hugs, and hellos warm my heart. I feel like a rock star when I walk in the room and the children shout “Mrs. Quail!” I love to watch the children learn, grow and develop into strong Christian boys and girls. The progression from the beginning of the year to the end of the year is amazing!
I welcome you to join our Peace family. Peace is home and where you are accepted and welcomed as you are. Here you and your children will feel loved and cared for.
Mr. Myril Wilks
Mr. Myril Wilks, Athletic Director
Mrs. Jennifer McCoy
Mrs. Jennifer McCoy, Lunch Coordinator
Hi, I’m Jennifer, your Hot Lunch Coordinator/ Preschool Aide. My long career in the restaurant business passion for food, menu planning and organization makes me a perfect fit for the job! Last year I was blessed with an amazing opportunity to become a Preschool Aide, which I accepted and I love working with the Young 3s. Doing both jobs keeps me busy but I absolutely love doing both.
My time with Peace goes back quite a while. I was baptized and became a member of the church around 2000. My daughter also attended 2nd-5th grade, which helped us build a strong relationship with The church. We were offered a great job opportunity which resulted us moving out of state for a while. Then we ended back home and here I am back where I belong.
I love to travel, attend concerts and see as much as possible with my husband, grandchildren, dogs, family and friends.
Mrs. Erin Olsen, Latchkey PM
The last two years my twin boys attended 3 and 4-year preschool at Peace and it has made a huge impact on our family. The outpouring of love from the teachers, Pastor, and staff not only had me wanting my kids to be a part of this community long term, but also had me praying for an opportunity to get involved on a deeper level. My mission is to help spread the love and light of our savior to precious young minds, as the previous teachers did for our family.
Mrs. Diane Evanson
Mrs. Diane Evanson, Financial Secretary
My name is Diane Evanson and I feel blessed to be a part of the Peace staff. I am a lifelong Lutheran, attended St John Fraser Lutheran School and Lutheran High School North. My husband and I are members of St John Lutheran Church in Rochester. Previously I worked at Trinity, Utica for 19 years in the church office. I am excited about my new role at Peace and I look forward to meeting the students and families.
Ms. Kim Domerese
Ms. Kim Domerese, Office Assistant
I am excited to join the staff at Peace! My husband and I discovered this community in the summer of 2020 while exploring alternative education options for our younger daughters. When the office position opened, I jumped at the chance to work where my girls now spend most of their days. My career experience is mainly in veterinary medicine as a licensed veterinary technician, but I welcome the change.
We are a military family. My husband was an active duty Marine for almost 15 years. We have been married for nearly 2 decades and have 3 beautiful and headstrong daughters. The oldest followed in her dad’s footsteps and is currently an active duty Marine.
I grew up in Warren and attended East Detroit Public Schools. My husband is from Florida, but somehow, after our many moves to several different (and warmer) states, I convinced him to settle here in Michigan when he finished his active duty service several years ago. We love spending time with friends and family, and after so much time living long distances away, it feels good to be home!
Mrs. Talayna Redford
Mrs. Talayna Redford, Office Assistant
Mrs. Kelly Wilks
Mrs. Kelly Wilks, Office Assistant
Ms. Jessica Franckiewicz
Ms. Jessica Franckiewicz, Media Liaison
Growing up, I am blessed to have been raised in a supportive Christ-centered family, and I am also blessed to have been raised in the Christian community of Peace Lutheran Shelby. Peace has been my second home since the age of 4, when my parents and I became members and I started Preschool. I attended Peace through 8th grade, went on to high school at Lutheran High School North and I am now finishing my education at Michigan State University. When I think of Peace, I think of family. I love that I have been given the opportunity to continue to share the family aspect of Peace and the love of Christ everyday through my work, all while continuing to grow in my faith.
Mr. Carmelo Ferrante
Mr. Carmelo Ferrante, Maintenance
I grew up in a very small town in Italy called Messina, where I played soccer and attended barber school at age 11. I came to America and worked for Chrysler for 35 years. In fall of 2007, my family and I found Peace, and Mr. I began working for Peace in 2012. I enjoy gardening and repairs and remodeling of my home. “At Peace, everyone is like a one big family. My faith is strengthened more each and every day seeing how Christ moves in everyone.” – Mr. Carmelo Ferrante
Mrs. Judy Franckiewicz
Mrs. Judith Franckiewicz, Custodian
Peace Shelby was the answer to prayers for a house of worship starting in 2004, when our child entered preschool.
After retiring from 20 years with the Kmart Corporation, it made sense to me to give back to our Peace community when there was an opening position for the part- time custodian.
During my time here at Peace, I have made wonderful connections through the years. I look forward to many more years of support and fellowship serving at Peace Shelby.