Mrs. Rita Krentz


1st Grade Teacher
Elementary School Coordinator


A.A. from Minnesota Bible College

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


“I was raised in a Christian home, the youngest of four children raised by my single 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 taught special education in public school for a couple years before getting married and having children.  I stayed home with my preschool children, then home-schooled them for a few years. I began teaching at FAITH in January of 2000. I have taught half-day kindergarten, as well as first and second grades. Teaching here has been such a blessing to me!

“My husband, Jeff, and I enjoy tandem biking in the summer time. We also enjoy visiting our adult children. Ben and his wife live in Madison, and Jess lives in Virginia.”


Rita Krentz is a members of Wausau Alliance Church where she assists with pre-K Sunday School and is a nursery worker.