Our Staff

Mrs. Jill Boehnke

Mrs. Jill Boehnke launched the art program at FLCS last year, and continues to develop the program. She graduated from Montana State University in 2003 with her BFA and BAE. She spent eight years teaching art at an inner city school in Chicago. While in Chicago, she earned her Master of Education degree in middle school science. After taking a few years off to care for her young children, Oliver and Mercedes, Mrs. Boehnke is back in the classroom. Throughout the school year, students will explore ways in which art can enhance their learning and their lives. They will study the artwork of a variety of artists while developing skillsets useful for the manipulation of the physical world. Through art education, Mrs. Boehnke hopes to ignite children with excitement for learning that will persist throughout their lives.

Mr. Erik Heuchert

Mr. Erik Heuchert brings musical and dramatic gifts to FLCS in his role as music teacher.This will be his first year at FLCS, although he has had several music teaching experiences in the past, in both Montana and Massachusetts. He received his B.A. in Music from the University of Montana, and his M.A. in Music from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. He has worked with Missoula Children's Theatre for many years as a Tour Actor/Director, with opportunities to travel throughout the country and internationally. Erik has also sung opera for companies in Montana, Colorado, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, and directs a parish choir.

Pastor David Johnson

Senior Pastor: Pastor David Johnson was installed on January 10, 2016. He was born and raised in Bedford, Indiana. He attended Concordia College in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Pastor Johnson received a Master of Divinity degree from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1988. He and his wife, Jane, are blessed with three daughters: Abby, Laura, and Joy.

Merlin Lemmer

Custodian:  Merlin Lemmer drives all the way from his home in Alberton, Montana, to keep our facility shining! Known for his helpful and congenial spirit, he is the husband of Sandy and the father of Sari.

Gudrun Bednarczyk

Custodian:  Gudrun Bednarczyk is a long-time Missoula resident and member of First Lutheran Church. Besides helping with custodial tasks, Gudrun can be found serving her Lord by volunteering in the office. She is the mother of Dallas.


Susie Floyd

Susie Floyd is the bookkeeper for First Lutheran Church and Classical School. She recently moved back to Missoula to be with her family. Having been in South Carolina for 23 years, she became aware that her "heart" was still in Montana.  She grew up here, went to high school here (Go, Spartans!), and studied at the University of Montana. Being skilled in bookkeeping, Susie enjoys learning how each board's ministry works in action. She is THANKFUL to God for waking her up and bringing her home.