Valley Bible Academy – St. John's Lutheran Church

Meet the Staff

Mr. Nathan BUck
Mr. Nathan Buck
Upper Grades

email: Mr. Buck

Teacher & Principal Nathan Buck, a graduate of the education program at Immanuel Lutheran College in Eau Claire. He is thrilled and honored to be principal and teacher at Valley Bible Academy in Clarkston, Washington!
His passion for teaching and sharing subjects that most students struggle to enjoy (himself included) like science, geography, history, and art is truly a reward to both his students and himself.





Color: Maroon
Fruit: Pineapple
Animal: Dolphin (not the football team, ‘what is this 1980s?’)
Sports Team: Proud Viking Warrior!!
Food: anything new/ethnic
Bible passage: John 8:31 & Jeremiah 31:3

My favorite experiences while teaching are the moments when I am able to research, ask questions, and learn along with my students–especially about history and geography. And–since I have been very blessed throughout my life–I am humbled to be able to share The Good News of the Bible [Christ-Crucified for the Forgiveness of sins] with my students.


Mrs Desirae Naumann
Mrs. Desirae Naumann
Grades K4-3


Teacher Desirae Naumann graduated from Immanuel Lutheran College in Eau Claire, Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. Desirae has taught in Private Christian Day Schools and/or Public Schools in Minnesota, Alaska, and Wisconsin. Desirae also home schooled her own five children. Desirae graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Education and History from Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho in Spring 2015.

Dear members of St. John’s Lutheran Church and Valley Bible Academy, school families, and School Board members,


With this letter I am resigning my divine call as teacher at Valley Bible Academy. Due to my current health situation I am unable to continue to teach.


Desirae Resignation letter 2020-09-06

Pastor Dave Naumann
Pastor / Teacher Dave Naumann
Religious Instruction

Pastor Naumann graduated from Immanuel Lutheran College in Eau Claire, Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Arts in Theology in 1985 and from Immanuel Lutheran Seminary with a Master of Divinity in 1988. Pastor Naumann has served congregations in Detroit Lakes and Ponsford, Minnesota, Ketchikan, Alaska, and Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. He currently serves as the Pastor at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Clarkston, Washington and Peace Lutheran Church in Orofino, Idaho. Pastor Naumann teaches catechism and religion classes at Valley Bible Academy.