Our Staff

Johannes and Stephanie Marsland

Administrator and TACC board chairman
Johann, TAC Center administrator, has been involved in Christian education since 1994 when he first helped facilitate a Bible training and mentorship program at Luster Heights Correctional Facility in Iowa. His training includes schooling at Calmar College, Iowa State University, Christ for the Nations, and Crown College. Johann spent two years as administrator at SonRise Christian School in Bluffton, Minnesota and is currently pastoring “Church!” of the Nazarene in Kasson. He has been a licensed minister of the Gospel since 1997 and was ordained in the Church of the Nazarene in 2007. He has taught history, physical education, science, and math. He holds a master trainer certificate as a cognitive skills trainer.

Johann has also been a successful business man having managed a 400 unit manufactured housing community in Stewartville for 8 years. He is also the owner of Vigilant Fire Protection LLC which has been providing fire safety services and equipment to Southeast Minnesota since 2010. He, his wife (Stephanie), and three children (Elliah, Avellah, and Josiah) have lived in Kasson since 2010.

Deborah Teske, CEM

Emergency Management Associate
TACC founding Board Member

Deb Teske completed her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at State University of New York at Geneseo in 1982 and her Master of Science in Strategic Planning from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA in 1995. She is a certified Minnesota Emergency Manager and IAEM Certified Emergency Manager (CEM).

Deb has over twenty-six years of management and leadership experience as a Naval Officer through national and international levels, a County Emergency Management Director, and a Mayo Clinic Emergency Management Associate. She has developed implementation plans, emergency management plans and procedures, and numerous outreach programs.

Deb currently works at Mayo Clinic as an Emergency Management Associate where she works with Consultants, Allied Health Staff and multi-disciplinary teams on emergency preparedness, emergency response and other emergency management issues and initiatives.

From 2006 to 2009 Deb coordinated Fillmore County’s response and recovery to two federally declared disasters as its Emergency Management Director. She rewrote the County’s Emergency Operation Plan and established a local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Citizen Corps program.

During her twenty years as a Naval Officer, Deb had many challenging assignments including managing the Navy’s implementation of several conventional arms control treaties, serving as the Executive Officer for the Program Management Office, Strategic Systems Program in Pittsfield, MA, and serving on NATO’s International Military Staff in Brussels, Belgium.

Deb has taught college classes for the University of Phoenix, City Colleges of Chicago and the University of Alaska.

Deb volunteers with the local Red Cross and CERT. She also is a Ham Radio Technician and a certified FEMA Trainer.

She is married with two children and lives in Kasson, MN.

205 Mantorville Ave. S.
Kasson, MN 55944



Teach a Child Center

Copyright 2018 TrainĀ a Child Center
Design by Memories Design, LLC