Concordia Classical Academy

2101 Lor Ray Drive, North Mankato, MN 56003 • 507.388.4336

Staff, Teachers - Concordia Classical Academy - North Mankato, MN 56003


Mr. Ben Holten - Principal, Choir Director
Upper Grades
Mr Ben Holten
Mr. Ben H. Holten

Mr. Holten is a 1986 graduate of Concordia College, St. Paul, MN. He earned a Bachelor of Arts, with major in education and a concentration in church music. Ben met his wife, Jeanne, at Concordia and were married in 1986. They have been blessed with
four children, all of whom are attending or have graduated from one of the "Concordias" in the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. They are also proud to be new grandparents!

Ben began serving the church as a Lutheran elementary teacher in 1986. In 1990 he accepted a call to Redeemer Lutheran Church in New Ulm, MN where he served as Director of Music and Education. In 1999 Ben returned to the classroom to teach at Immanuel, Courtland. In 2005 he accepted a call to Immanuel, Gaylord to serve as Principal/Teacher and was privileged to oversee the building of their new school and gymnasium in 2013.

The Holy Spirit moved Ben to accept a call to Concordia Classical Academy in 2017, where he currently serves as Principal/Teacher. He is blessed to work with a wonderful faculty, staff and great families.

In addition to teaching children, he enjoys hobby farming, old Allis Chalmers tractors, directing choirs, playing and working on pipe organs, and doing work on family history.

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Miss Hannah Fleming
Lower Grades

Miss Hannah Fleming
Hannah grew up attending Lutheran schools. For college she attended Hillsdale College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts with a major in English and minors in Classical Education and Latin. While at Hillsdale, she was involved on campus in groups such as Lamplighters, Eta Sigma Phi and the Lutheran Society in addition to her academy studies and RA position. She completed a Liberal Arts Teaching Apprenticeship at Hillsdale Academy in the fall of 2016. Outside of teaching, Hannah enjoys getting to know people, studying theology, reading great literature, and spending as much time outside as possible.
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Alice Brase

Mrs. Alice Brase
Mrs. Brase attended St. John's College in Winfield KS and graduated from Concordia College in St. Paul MN. For the past 21 years she has taught Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten at St. John Lutheran School in Good Thunder, MN. Prior to that she taught grades 1-3. Besides teaching, she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, walking, and biking.
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Michele Struck, Early Learning Center Director
Concordia University, St. Paul graduate with a Lutheran Teacher Diploma and a State of Minnesota teaching license.

Dana Hartmann, Preschool Academy Teacher
Concordia University, St. Paul graduate
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Ministry Assistant, Jan Ritz

Choir Director, Ben Holten

Operetta Director, Beth Wilson

Spanish, Rosie Gil

Reading Assistants
  • Bethany Holtmeier
  • Richard & Karen Johnson