I received a Bachelor’s in Human Development and Special Education from the University of Nebraska. This is my 25th year of teaching in Lutheran Schools. I enjoy getting out of bed in the morning and coming to serve the students at Immanuel because I have the privilege of sharing Jesus every day! Working at Immanuel allows me to interact with great Christian parents and staff, including my husband.
My favorite Bible verse is, 'We love because He first loved us.' 1 John 4:19, which is also the text from our wedding.
I have been married to Pastor Bangert for 34 years and we have been blessed with a Christian family. We have three children – Jessica married to Luke (a stay at home mom and pastor), Joshua married to Cecila (a pharmacist and medical student), and Johannah married to Nick (Manager of Trader Joes and a FedEx Manager). We also have four wonderful grandchildren, Noah Mark, Weston Michael, Henry Marvin, and Elliana Lisa Jean. My hobbies include rubber stamping / card making, scrapbooking, reading, sewing, spending time with family (especially Noah, Weston, Henry, and Elliana), and traveling.