Mrs. Rita Krentz


1st Grade Teacher


A.A. from Minnesota Bible College

B.S. in Special Education, grades K-8
UW Oshkosh


I grew up in a Christian home, the youngest of four children raised by my widowed Mom. My dad was killed in a farm accident when I was two. My mom made sure she took us to church every Sunday morning, Sunday evening, and Wednesday night. If the doors were open, we were there. I learned the truths of the gospel when I was very young, but I was a very insecure girl. In high school, I hung around mostly with my church friends. I went to public school, was active in youth group, and was generally a pretty ‘good’ kid. It wasn’t until I was seventeen that I realized the ugliness of my personal sins.  I asked Jesus to save me, and make me into someone He could use. My worth before I knew Christ was in what I could (or couldn’t) do. My worth after accepting Jesus was because God made me and because Jesus died for me. I have never been the same since that day years ago.

I have a BS in special education and taught in the public schools for a couple years before getting married and having children.  I stayed home with my preschool children and then home-schooled them for several years. I began teaching at FAITH in January of 2000. Over the years I have taught half-day kindergarten, as well as first and second grades. It has been amazing to watch God grow this school from about 80 students in 2000 to over 300 in 2022! I treasure the decades that I have been able to partner with this wonderful group of staff and parents for the education of the students here. Being part of the FAITH family has been a huge blessing to me!

My husband, Jeff, and I enjoy biking, kayaking, and camping in the summer time. We also enjoy visiting our adult children. Ben is currently teaching abroad, and Jess and her husband live in Virginia.


Bible Truth Chapel – Wausau, WI