Faculty and Staff

Andrew M. Lang

Headmaster

Headmaster Andrew M. Lang O.C.D.S. is originally from Maple Grove, MN. He obtained a B.A. in Liberal Arts at Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, CA. He obtained a M.A. in Philosophy with Honors from the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley, CA. He has previously worked as an admissions counselor, a pastoral associate, and a teacher. He considers it providential that he left his Minnesota home to pursue authentic classical Catholic education only to return to lead the Holy Spirit Academy community in the same mission in 2016. He became a fully professed secular discalced Carmelite in 2019. He obtained a certificate in Catholic School Leadership from the University of St. Thomas's School of Divinity in 2020. He and his wife Alyssa have eight children, four boys and four girls. The Lang family lives in Maple Lake and are members of the Church of St. Timothy. Mr. Lang fills his free time with his nose in a book (naturally), hunting and fishing, gardening, playing chess, tinkering on vintage cars, and getting up to the family cabin in Crosslake.

Jennifer Beaudry

Executive Director

Mrs. Jennifer Beaudry joins the leadership team with extensive experience and a working knowledge of the surrounding communities. The HSA Board is confident her partnership with Headmaster Lang will only bring further blessing to the community. Mrs. Beaudry is originally from St. Michael, MN. She obtained her B.A. Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and Management from St. Catherine University. She has over twenty-five years of experience in marketing and management in both for profit and nonprofit organizations. She has led the Catholic Services Appeal for the last fifteen years beginning at the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and then building the Catholic Services Appeal Foundation along with the founding Board of Directors. Mrs. Beaudry and her husband, Jon, have one daughter. They live in St. Michael and are members of the St. Michael Catholic Church.

 

Anna Marie Ferry

Administrative Director 

Mrs. Ferry is serving as our new Administrative Director and is teaching choir.  She was born and raised in Golden Valley, MN. Following her undergraduate studies in psychology and Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas, she served the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations as an intern adviser for one year. She then obtained her J.D. from the University of St. Thomas, School of Law. Mrs. Ferry was happily married to her husband Tyler at St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael in January 2021. She and her husband currently live in Minneapolis and are active parishioners at Holy Cross Catholic Church. During her free time, Mrs. Ferry enjoys going on walks with friends, playing the piano and cello, and testing out new recipes with her husband and fellow community members at the Apostolic House.

Kelly Buboltz

Development Associate

Mrs. Kelly Buboltz is embracing a new role at the school as a Development Associate. She earned her B.S. in Communication Studies, with minors in Marketing and Community Studies from St. Cloud State University. She has over ten years of marketing, project management and event planning experience, in both product and service-based industries, where she has supported both domestic and international markets. For the past nine years she has owned and operated a home-based childcare business, where she has offered childcare and educational experiences for the littlest of God’s people. Mrs. Buboltz and her husband are blessed with three children and attend the Church of St. Lukes. In her free time she enjoys sharing her love of photography and all things herbal with her family, along with capturing peace and rest through prayer and reflection with faith inspired books.

Eileen Hester

Theology and Humanities 

Mrs. Eileen Hester teaches Humanities and Theology. She previously worked at Providence Academy where she was a full-time TA for two years, after homeschooling for over a decade. She has a masters degree in Theology from Holy Apostles in Connecticut, and an undergraduate degree in Theology from Christendom in Virginia, as well as being a mother of six, and a Third Order Carmelite.

Zachary Holton

Mathematics and Science

Mr. Zachary Holton will be teaching full-time at HSA as the underclassmen Math and Science teacher.  He has a BS in Health and Physical Education from St. Cloud State University.  He comes with four years of teaching and coaching experience.  He is a recent convert to Catholicism and is a St. Henry's parishioner and is a father of two.

 

Stephen House

Science 

Dr. Stephen House obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Eastern Kentucky University and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from The Ohio State University. After a 27 year career at General Mills, he retired and turned to teaching as a new vocation. After a year as an Adjunct Instructor of Chemistry at Concordia University in St. Paul, he accepted the Chemistry teacher position at Holy Spirit Academy. Dr. House is a convert to the Catholic Church (2006). He is active in his parish of St. Michael (St. Michael), where he coordinates the Eucharistic Adoration chapel; is coordinator of the RCIA program; and is a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus. He and his wife Sharon live in St. Michael and have three sons and two daughters-in-law.

John Leighton

Theology

John earned his bachelor's degree, master's degree, and PhD with Electrical Engineering as a major for all degrees and with Physics as a minor for his graduate degrees. John then practiced engineering as his first career designing semiconductor processes, devices and circuitry for the disk-drive industry as well as designing focal plane arrays and developing image processing algorithms for the infra-red camera industry. John is a named inventor on multiple patents. John graduated from Hamline School of Law in 2010 and shortly thereafter embarked upon his second career practicing patent law. John first began practicing law at Thompson Patent Law and now has joined the team at Kinney & Lange. In his spare time, John loves being husband to his beautiful bride and being father to his adorable children.

Jonah Lippert

Theology and Humanities 

Mr. Lippert grew up in Easton, MN, with his parents and 11 siblings.  He was happily married to his wife Jenny in the Summer of 2018. Homeschooled into High School, his loves for literature and philosophy, theology, history, and apologetics were put to use, challenged, and deepened during PSEO classes at Bethany Lutheran College (Mankato, MN), from which he transferred after senior year of high school to St. Mary's University (Winona, MN). From St. Mary's he graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy, completing a thesis dealing with Objective Aesthetics & the Utility of the Liberal Arts. Continuing his studies at the Augustine Institute (Denver, CO) he earned an M.A. in Theology with an emphasis in Catechetics.  Teaching Latin for 3 years at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Classical School (Denver, CO), he also has experience as a Latin and Logic instructor at several homeschooling co-operatives. He sees the Classical model as a return to the original goals of education—those goals being the maturing and equipping of human character--the pursuit and communication of that which is most helpful, true, good and beautiful, in the most organic and effective ways, whether they be old or new.

Jenny Lippert

Humanities

Mrs. Lippert spearheads our new core grammar, writing, and communications class entitled “Humane Letters.” This new four-year course will constitute an expansion of our Humanities program, providing a formal core of HSA writing and communications standards, which will uniquely collaborate with humanities and theology. Humane Letters will provide students an integrated writing and speaking curriculum with unified standards, introduced in appropriate stages to enhance the offerings of each year of our Humanities Program. Mrs. Lippert is coming from St. Peter’s in North St. Paul where she was a middle school English teacher.  She has an M. A. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor of Arts in English & Theology also from ND.

Kyril Wolfe

Latin Studies

Kyril Wolfe comes originally from Boston. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Classics from the University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia. After a year of graduate study in California, Kyril finished his coursework at Franciscan University of Steubenville for the Master of Theology degree. He expects to defend his thesis in Spring 2022. Kyril is happily married to Margaret Wolfe. They live together in Montrose, where their baking, cooking, and myriad tomfooleries create a warm and jovial atmosphere.

Eric Menzhuber

Studio Arts

MrMenzhuber is an accomplished artist who combines his tremendous talents with a love for the Church.  Growing up in St. Paul, MrMenzhuber fostered his love of drawing from a very early age. In 1998 he graduated from the University of St. Thomas earning a B.A. in Art History. He went on to study Theology at the Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity and then found the Minnesota River School of Fine Art in Burnsville, Minnesota.  There, Eric devoted himself to the study of realism and painting in oil. In 2003 He became an instructor at the same institution. He entered his first show in 2004 "The Burnsville Area Society for the Arts (BASA) Art Fete" and was awarded the "People's Choice award."   Since that time, he has won several local awards and has painted commissioned works for collections both public and private throughout the metro area including for several Catholic churches.  Eric and his wife, Tricia, and three daughters live in Blaine.