Who We Are

Crown of Life Christian Academy is a nationally accredited Christian school focused on sharing the love of Jesus. Our mission is to serve our community through the proclamation of God’s Word, the pursuit of academic excellence, and the establishment of meaningful relationships with the children and families we serve. 

Our Governing Board

James Garrison
Board Chair

Justin Rue

Peter Hahm
Board Vice-Chair

Nick Brown

Eli Cloute

Liz Nitardy

Academy Leadership

Matt Oppermann
Academy Dean

Jennifer Ertman
Early Childhood Director

Sarah More
Director of Operations

Pastor Ethan Steinbrenner
Campus Pastor

Support Positions

Cara Heagney
Office Manager

Tiffany Rahn
Marketing Director

Partners in Faith and Academic Excellence

Crown of Life Christian Academy is thankful to have partnerships within our local community. We are blessed to have two supporting congregations; Bethany Ev. Lutheran Church and Abiding Shepherd Lutheran Church.

CLCA scholars seeking to continue their Christian education in high school are blessed to have two nearby options;  Lakeside Lutheran High School in Lake Mills, WI as well as Luther Preparatory School, located in Watertown, WI. These high schools along with CLCA are members of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS).

Crown of Life Christian Academy is accredited by the the National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA), the Wisconsin Religious and Independent School Accreditation (WRISA) and holds Exemplary Status from the Wisconsin Evangelical School Accreditation (WELSSA).