Meet our Staff & Faculty
Say hello to the staff and faculty at St. Peter's Lutheran Church and School!
Reverend Oliver Lamie - Pastor
Oliver LaMie is the Pastor at Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church. He also teaches the religion class for 6th through 8th grade. He attended St. Paul's Lutheran School in Woodworth IL, Christ Lutheran High School in Buckley IL. He earned a degree in Lay Ministry and Theology from Concordia University Wisconsin, where he met his wife Bethany. He graduated with a Master of Divinity from Concordia Seminary St. Louis, having received the call to serve as Pastor in Prairietown. He enjoys cooking, music, and collecting antique rifles.
Mrs. Melissa Burns- Principal and Primary School Teacher
Mrs. Melissa Burns is our current Principal and Teacher of Grades K-3. She has been a life-long member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, attended St. Peter’s Lutheran School in grades 1st -8th, went to Edwardsville High School, and continued her education with a basketball scholarship to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville where she earned her degree in Elementary Education in 1991. She taught at St. Peter’s for three years and then stayed home with her three children, Jessica, Molly and Garrett. She returned to teaching at Zion Staunton, and then came back to St. Peter’s where she has been since then. Director of VBS, Retired Prairietown Volunteer Fireman, Sunday School Superintendent, and Past Youth Group Director are other titles that she carries and enjoys volunteer work within her community.
Ms. Alison Conway- Grades 3, 4, and 5
Alison Conway is the Middle Grade Teacher at Saint Peter’s Lutheran School. She is a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Edwardsville. She attended Edwardsville school District 7 from K-High School, and continued her education at Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville where she earned her degree in Integrative Studies with a focus in Educational Studies and Psychology. She lives in Edwardsville and enjoys traveling, playing golf, and hanging out with her family and friends.
Mollie Lavezzi- Preschool Teacher
Mollie Lavezzi is a lifelong member at Zion Bethalto where she attended school and then went to Metro East Lutheran. She graduated from 2012 from Southeast Missouri State with a degree in teaching. She married her husband in 2016, and they currently live in Wood River. Mrs. Lavezzi loves working with her preschoolers to help them learn more about God and the world he made, she especially loves teaching science classes and sharing her joy of reading.
Norma Krohne- Church & School Secretary
She has been a lifelong member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, attended St. Peter's Lutheran School in grades 1-8th. Graduated from Edwardsville High School and worked as a secretary for Skelgas, Affiliated Metals, and RP Lumber. She became the Church and School secretary in June, 2004. She teaches Sunday School, is a member of the Ladies Aid, Choir, and is the Church Financial Secretary. She lives in Prairietown and has a cat Midnight.
Maria Day - Grades 6, 7, and 8
My name is Maria Day. I am happy to be teaching at St. Peter’s Lutheran school. This marks my 40th year in education. I received both my BS and MS from SIU-E. I have loved being a teacher! My family includes my husband, 2 daughters and 2 dogs. I recently visited Honduras for the second time, doing mission work. I like gardening and reading. My husband and I also pastor a church in Sorento.