Administrative Staff

Pastor Diana Linden-Johnson, Pastor of Peace Lutheran Church and School

Pastor Diana began her ministry at Peace Lutheran in June of 2016. A native of Colorado, Pastor Diana’s faith and call to ministry were deeply shaped by ministries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), including participation in Sunday School and youth group, working at Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp as a young adult, and service as as a full-time volunteer with the Border Servant Corps (BSC). Diana and  her partner live in El Paso with their two children. In their free time, they enjoy spending time with friends 

and family, gardening, hiking, biking and camping. Pastor Diana loves being in ministry with God’s people, walking with others through life’s joys and struggles, and helping connect faith with daily life through 

worship,prayer, learning, service and play. She especially loves chapel time each Wednesday morning with the wonderful children and teachers of Peace!


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Cinthya Rubio Cerda, Instructional Coach

Young children have been a part of Cinthya’s life since 1999, when she got her first job as a three-year-old teacher.  She earned her degree in business administration and finance from Instituto Superior de Administracion y Negocios in Mexico and her Director’s credentials in El Paso during her time as the Director of St. Mark’s Early Education Program.

Cinthya has over 20 years of experience in the fields of Early Education and Preschool programs, including as an Early Education Program Director, Director and Coordinator of Summer Camp Program, Early Education Director Assistant, and Lead Teacher to all levels of early education grades.

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Ernesto Gutierrez, Office Assistant

Ernesto Gutierrez joined the Peace Lutheran Family in 2018. He started working as a Teacher Assistant and really enjoyed teaching and observing the student’s development and progress. Ernesto's major is Business Administration at UTEP. He had the opportunity to be part of the Administrative Staff Team from the Preschool, which has given he the chance to grow professionally. His goals are to fully communicate and provide support to our wonderful families. Ernesto looks forward to an awesome school year and working with you and your child!

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Teaching Staff

We are very proud of our dedicated and well-trained staff. All staff is required to attain a minimum of 24 clock hours of training each year. They must also maintain current CPR and first aid certification. All lead teachers have college degrees and have a trained teaching assistant. Some assistants may also be working towards their Child Development Association (CDA) credentials. Please visit our classroom pages for more information about each of our wonderful teachers.