"I believe that WCCS prepares students for college and beyond by emphasizing the BIGGEST picture of loving God and serving man."
Position: High School Bible Teacher
College & Degree: Columbia Bible College, BA & Columbia International University, MABT
Mr. John Krueger started working at WCCS in 2004. He is married to Marcy Krueger, who also serves as the assistant to our Athletic Director. They have three children, John Edward, who graduated from WCCS in 2015, David who graduated in 2016, and Ellie who graduated in 2018! Their family attends Olivet Presbyterian Church. Before coming to WCCS, Mr. Krueger was a youth pastor for 10 years before going back to CIU to get his Masters in Bible Teaching. In his free time, he enjoys being outside, camping, dabbling in carpentry, and watching historical documentaries and super hero movies.
What do you love most about WCCS?
I get to teach the Bible. I love teaching students about God's Kingdom.
What is one word that best describes the school? Tell us why you chose that word.
FAMILY - because we love & struggle with each other like family.
How do you believe WCCS prepares students for success in college and beyond?
We emphasize the BIGGEST picture of loving God & serving man. By loving God they also will love others and desire to serve them as they serve Christ. They will seek excellence in not just their academic world, but also in every aspect of their life, striving to do their best to honor the Lord. This helps prepare them for the rigor of college classes and living in a dorm, navigating the many different personalities they will encounter. Then they are prepared to step into life as an adult and work and serve alongside others, whether in a business or ministry or at home.
How is faith and learning integrated at WCCS?
I talk about my personal walk with Jesus every day, all day. Teaching Bible affords me the greatest opportunity to expound on the ministry of Christ and how the progress of redemption seeps into every aspect of life. Knowing that should change how we live each step of every day.
As a teacher, what is a unique experience, talent, or interest that you bring to your classroom to help shape the learning experience of your students?
I was a youth pastor for ten years prior to God calling me to teach in the classroom. I have many stories that I get to share with my students from all the experiences I had over those ten years. God called me to Himself when I was 18, so sharing my own testimony and integrating that into my teaching helps bring home many truths. Life really is a story, and students listen and retain more when you can bring it to life for them. I have also been told that I am "The Master of the Casual Conversation" - per our principal, Dr. John Furrow. Sometimes all a student needs is to be heard—in regular every day conversation.
What sets WCCS students apart from other students?
I honestly don’t believe that our students are different than other students. They are seeking and searching to figure out who they are and what they believe—just like students in any other school. nothing; they are far more sinful than they would ever admit, yet more deeply loved than they could ever imagine - CS Lewis
Share a moment from your time here at WCCS that stands out as something you never want to forget.
In 2015, I got to baptize two of our Seniors while on the service trip to Barbados.