Globe and Cross  Christ Lutheran School

   Training Minds, Shaping Hearts & Transforming Lives to

                     Engage the World with Jesus Christ!

        Since 1988 - 7701 Candelaria Rd NE - Albuquerque, NM 87110 - (505) 884-3876

Admissions Hotline:

(505) 210-3663

2 Year Olds through 8th Grade

Fun Facts

We believe that a huge part of our success as a school is provided by the passion, talents and love of our faculty and staff! Here are a few things you might want to know...and then again...might not!

  • Our Principal, Mark von Soosten, was named Rocky Mountain District (Lutheran schools from Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and parts of Texas) Principal of the year in 2005!
  • Our Second Grade Teacher, Kim Rasmussen, has a snake, a rabbit and gerbils in her classroom but she does not let the snake play with the gerbils!
  • Out Middle School Science Teacher, Vera Abresch, was named Rocky Mountain DIstrict Teacher of the Year in 2009 and more recently was recognized in 2012 as a Teacher of Distinction by the Golden Apple Foundation of New Mexico.
  • Our Kindergarten Teacher, Lishelle Burmeister, has been at the school from the beginning -- loving her Kindergartners like her own children -- probably because she taught all of her own children here!
  • We don't always agree on everything -- our Eighth Grade Teacher, Deon Haas is an avid Denver Bronco fan, our Pastor, Neal Groeling, is a diehard Nebraska Cornhuskers fan, and our Principal, Mark von Sooten is a Missouri TIger fan -- but we all have agreed on one thing -- we love to teach and watch children grow in faith and character!
  • Some of our recent graduates have competed at the High School level, as freshmen on varsity teams, for State CHamionships in Soccer, Basketball and Golf, winning in Soccer and Golf!
  • When not teaching and working with students, our faculty and staff have fun competing in our Fantasy Football League -- we not only work together -- we play together -- and Pray together!
  • Our FIrst Grade Teacher, Tanya Sainz, has belonged to Christ Lutheran church longer than she has been a teacher!
  • Our Third Grade Teacher, Mari Yasich, was born in Mexico and speaks Spanish fluently with an American accent!
  • Our Neal Groeling (Pastor), Mark von Soosten (Principal), Lishelle Burmeister (Kindergarten), Sarah Nixon (Fourth Grade), Vera ABresch (Middle School), Leslie Helge (Youth DIrector), and Carol von Soosten (Church Office) all attended Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska.
  • More to Come...!


We are all different but we all share a passion to watch your children excel and become the best they can be. As we all have our own uniqenesses and strengths we work together as the Body of Christ  serving Him as we serve your children, and in turn you and your family.