Good Shepherd Lutheran Church | Burnsville, MN

Cindy Lendt

3rd Grade Teacher / Music Coordinator

Favorite Bible Passages: “Psalm 18 is the Old Testament’s More than Conquerors fight song that I love. When the day seems full of trouble I look for Hebrews 12:1-12, Luke 12:22-34, James 5, or John 21:15-19. But if I forget everything else I would keep these two: ‘For God so loved the world…’ (John 3:16) and ‘Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners – of whom I am the worst’ (1 Timothy 1:15).”

Why Miss Lendt accepted the call to GS: “To teach the Gospel – When God asks you to feed his lambs, what else can you possibly imagine doing with your life?”

Miss Lendt’s philosophy: “Wrestle with God – get your grips on his collar and cuffs, hook his legs with your feet, insist that he make good on his promises, and: don’t let go until he blesses you. Didn’t he bless Jacob? Didn’t he teach the parable of the persistent widow? Didn’t he commend the Syrophoenician woman?  So don’t let go!!! He has promised to bless you with grace upon grace.”

Hometown: Nicollet, MN

Education: Miss Lendt started her education at Trinity Lutheran School for preschool to 8th grade, continued at Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School, and double-majored in Elementary Education and Staff Ministry at Martin Luther College. In 2009 she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science. She has continued her education every year since then.

Experience: Miss Lendt was called from MLC to teach at St. John Lutheran School in St. Paul, MN. Over the eight years (2009-2017), she has taught all of the following at one time or another:

All subjects: pre-k, kindergarten, 1st grade

Math: gr. 6 math, algebra, geometry

Music: k-8 school choir, gr. 3-8 basic theory/composers, gr. 2-4 & gr. 5-8 recorder

Spanish: gr. 6-8 Spanish, advanced gr. 8 Spanish

Family/Home Life: God has blessed Miss Lendt with amazing parents (an engineer and a teacher), a younger sister (who is a fellow martial artist and musician), a brother-in-law (the third black belt in the family), and a nephew (who loves her bagpipes). But even better than that: Miss Lendt is blessed to be part of God’s family of believers.