Meet Our Teachers

 
Mr. Randy Cochran
Principal / 6-8 Grade Teacher
(407) 628-5696 x224 (office), x225 (classroom)
randy.cochran@visitkok.com

Randy Cochran was born in Ohio but spent most of his life in Michigan. He attended Michigan Lutheran High School and Dr. Martin Luther College. He served at Trinity (Bay City, Michigan) for 23 years as principal, 7th-8th grade teacher, and director of the music, youth, and preschool/day care programs. Randy also spent five years helping his son, Kyle, successfully launch a lawn sprinkler/outdoor lighting design company. The Cochran's have two additional children, Shannon and Trey.  Mr. C and his wife are enjoying their new life in Florida and serving the families of King of Kings.

 

 

   
Mr. Brad Gurgel
3-5 Grade Teacher
(407) 628-5230 x226
brad.gurgel@visitkok.com

Brad Gurgel was born and spent much of his early life in the state of Wisconsin.  He graduated from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota in 2008 with a degree in Elementary Education.  From 2008-2011 he served as the principal and 5-8th grade teacher at Living Word Christian Academy in Mission Viejo, California.  From 2011-2014 he then served as principal and 5-8th grade teacher at St. Paul Lutheran School in Bloomer, Wisconsin. He is currently in his third year of teaching and serving as the athletic director at King of Kings.  One of Brad’s biggest interests is in technology.  He enjoys working with computers and finding creative ways to use technology in the classroom.  When not at school, Brad enjoys being active outdoors with his wife Bethany, daughter Kayla, son Mason, and daughter Elianna.


Mr. Phil Warnecke
K-2 Grade Teacher, German for all grades
(407) 628-5230 x230
philip.warnecke@visitkok.com

Mr. Phil Warnecke was raised in Watertown, WI where he later attended Luther Preparatory School for high school. He is a 2016 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee, WI with degrees in Elementary and Wide Range German Education. Phil gained experience working with various grade levels during his practice teaching at the German Immersion School in Milwaukee, WI. He also had the opportunity to study abroad in Dresden, Germany. Outside of the classroom, Phil’s passions include German literature, playing violin, and cooking.

 


Mrs. Staci Warnecke
K-2 Assistant, Art
(407) 628-5230 x230
staci.warnecke@visitkok.com

Mrs. Staci Warnecke was born and raised in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.  She graduated from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota in 2014 with a degree in Elementary Education. From 20114-2016, she served as a middle school art and science teacher at Atonement Lutheran School in Milwaukee, WI. When not in the classroom, Staci uses her artistic talents to create crafts and decorations for their home.

 

   
Mrs. Sue Golisch
K3 - K4 Teacher
(407) 628-5230 x231
sue.golisch@visitkok.com

Sue was born and raised in Kewaskum, WI where she attended elementary and high school. Knowing she wanted to be a Lutheran elementary school teacher, she attended Dr. Martin Luther College and received her degree in elementary education. She taught for two years in Michigan in a multi-grade classroom. In 1994, she married her husband, Ben. Since then, she has continued to substitute teach, tutor and be active in Sunday School and Vacation Bible School settings.  She loves to watch the 3- to 5-year-olds learn and develop through their curiosity and boundless energy. Sue is glad to serve her Savior through teaching.