New Faculty for 2017-2018 School Year

Corissa Sheets - Principal

-Education: B.A. English; Concordia University Irvine; MAED Educational Administration; Concordia University Irvine
-Experience: 10 years in Lutheran Education
-Bio: May the light of Jesus shine upon you! I am Corissa Sheets and it is my joy to be called to serve God in the

ministry of Lutheran education.
   I currently serve as Dean of Students at Crean Lutheran High School in Irvine, CA, focusing on the safety and

well-being - including student discipline and campus protection - for students, colleagues, and visitors. Prior to

this, I served as a middle school Language Arts teacher at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Orange, CA, teaching grades

six, seven, and eight in grammar and writing, research, and reading. I also enjoyed facilitating elective courses such

as yearbook, photography, debate, symposium, and leadership.
   I was born and raised in Southern California, attending Lutheran schools for both my elementary and high school educations. I then studied English and earned my teaching credential at Concordia University Irvine. In addition, I have completed the Colloquy program for my Lutheran Teaching Certificate, and a teaching induction program for my Lifetime Teaching Credential. Furthermore, I earned my MAED in the area of Educational Administration in 2013.
   My husband, Brian, and I have been married since 2003, and we have two children; Landon was born in 2008 and Delaney was born in 2014. Brian owns and operates his own successful electrical contracting business and appreciates opportunities to use his trade skills to serve Lutheran ministries

   The Sheets family enjoys staying in mental and physical shape by training in the martial art of Taekwondo. In my free time you might find me reading, shopping, or on the soccer field with my kids. Ultimately, it is my mission to do whatever I do, in word or deed, the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Colossians 3:17)

Angelica Blomenberg - Kindergarten

Education: 2017 Graduate from Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska. B.A. Elementary Ed. with Music Concentration

Bio: Angelica has a web portfolio here

Morgan Clifford - 1st Grade

Trinity Lutheran School is happy to announce that Mrs. Morgan Clifford of Seattle, Washington has accepted the call to be our new first grade teacher for the coming school year. Morgan is a 2015 graduate of Concordia University Texas. She is currently teaching kindergarten at Amazing Grace Christian School in Seattle. Mrs Clifford and her husband Jason will be moving to O'ahu in July. We welcome them to our family here at Trinity.

Bruce Elliott - 4th Grade

Trinity Lutheran is thrilled to announce that Bruce Elliott will join our faculty this coming school year, teaching 4th grade. Mr. Elliott has over 30 years of teaching experience in private and public schools. He will bring particular skills in literacy, Hawaiian studies, and the use of technology. He holds a B.Ed. from University of Hawaii, Manoa and a M.Ed. Educational Technology from City University, Washington. Bruce has been a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church and is dedicated to our mission to share the love of Jesus. Please join us in giving thanks to God for His provision and this new partnership in ministry!

 Name (Email)

 Position Education Degree(s)Experience
 Corissa Sheets
 Principal, Language Arts        808.621.6033 Ext. 5

 Concordia University-Irvine

 BSEd / MAEd / LTD
 11 Years
Ryan Alvey
 Pastor, Sixth Grade           808.621.6033 Ext. 4

 Concordia University- Irvine

 Concordia Seminary-St. Louis

 BA / MDiv 9 Years

 Maureen Tengbergen


 Mercyhurst University


 22 Years

 Lani Carson

 University of Colorado

 University of Hawaii

 BAEd / MAEd / PhD 25 Years
 Cindy Shaw Pre-Kindergarten

 University of Maryland

 Chaminade University

 BA English / ECE 6 Years


 Angelica Blomenberg


 Concordia University, Seward

 BA First Year

  Morgan Clifford

 First Grade Concordia University, Austin

 BA 2 Years
 Lori Saelua
  Second Grade University of Hawaii-Hilo
 Brigham Young University-Laie



 15 Years

  Liz Riviere

 Third Grade
 University of Hawaii 
 Gonzaga University

 BA / MAEd

 34 Years

 Bruce Elliott

 Fourth Grade

University of Hawaii, Manoa

City University, Bellevue

 BEd / MEd

 35 Years 

 Heather Klemp
 Fifth Grade

 Concordia University-Wisconsin

 BAEd / MAEd

 10 Years

 Kyle Klemp

 Seventh Grade / Social Studies / Athletics

 Concordia University-Wisconsin

 BAEd / MAEd

 18 Years

 Tiffany Spear

 Eighth Grade / Science


 Capella University

 BS / MSEd  4 Years

 Allen Bauchle

 Music / Band / Choir
 Valparaiso  University
 37 Years
Kaleo HelekunihiAfter School Care Lead (grades 1 - 8)University of HawaiiHawaiian Studies12 Years
 Faculty Stats​​
  • Average Years of Teaching Experience:  17 years
  • Teachers with Education Degrees:  100%
  • Teachers with Master's Degrees:  60%
  • ​Faculty Members that are Commissioned or Ordained Ministers: 46%
 Name (Email) 
 Position Telephone
 May Sniffen Office Manager (808) 621-3033 Ext. 1 1
 Marcia Peterson
 Business Manager (808) 621-6033 Ext. 33

Faculty  & Staff

​​Trinity Lutheran School