Antioch's Faith Lutheran School hires new teacher

  • Cathy Backer's installation as new teacher Sunday August 16 at Faith Lutheran Church.Carrie Dorst

    Cathy Backer's installation as new teacher Sunday August 16 at Faith Lutheran Church.Carrie Dorst Courtesy of Faith Lutheran Church

Beth Hupp
Updated 8/24/2020 2:46 PM

Faith Lutheran Church in Antioch is pleased to announce the addition of Cathy Backer as the Director of Church and School Music and 5th-6th grade teacher. Cathy grew up in Farmington, MN, a suburb of Minneapolis-St. Paul. She attended Good Shepherd Lutheran in Burnsville for grade school, and graduated St. Croix Lutheran High School in West St. Paul in 2012.
After high school, she went on to attend Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN. During the course of her education, she completed field experiences at Christ the King in Palm Coast, FL, Jefferson Elementary in New Ulm, MN, Fairmont High School in Fairmont, MN, and Emanuel in New London, WI. She graduated from Martin Luther College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Social Studies.

Cathy taught at Apostles Lutheran in San Jose, CA teaching grade 5 and music for grades 3-8. While serving at Apostles, Cathy participated in the praise team, parent-teacher organization, marketing committee, directing the musical, tech support, Live Nativity and other outreach events, directing hand bells and junior choir, and playing instruments for services.


Faith Lutheran School offers both early childhood (ages 3-5) and elementary programs (kindergarten to 8th grade) and is located at 1275 Main Street, Antioch IL. For further information, contact the church office at 847-395-1660 or the web site

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