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Classroom information is accessible for registered students via Sycamore, our online communication system.

School Administrator

Mrs. Dawn Oldenettel

I believe God calls each of us to share HIS story of love and redemption through Jesus. Because He has blessed me with a love of learning, He has placed me to serve Him through the ministry of Lutheran Education. It is my privilege and joy to serve as administrator at St. John's.

I enjoy my family, being outside, quilting & sewing, and most recently cross country skiing.

Senior Pastor

Pastor Jeff Dorth

Rev. Jeff Hesse

Rev. David Nieman

Discipleship-Grades 7 & 8 and Director of Youth and Missions

Mr. Alan Lull

I love my wife Renee and kids, Hannah and David! I also love Jesus! For the past 30+ years (well that dates me, ha ha) I have been sharing Christ with youth and going on mission trips & servant events. I just enjoy watching God and his Word change lives. For the past several years I have been focusing on 'making disciples' that in turn help others to 'make disciples'. Building up leaders as God sees fit is what I do. Please contact me so we can walk together and share what God is doing in our lives. I just love creating different ways to share God's love and truth. Let's talk soon!

7th Grade Discipleship & Middle School Finance

Mr. Craig Toerpe

Teaching students and coaching are two of my biggest passions in life. I love to see that "light bulb" go on with my students on daily basis whether in the classroom or on the court. I feel richly blessed to be in a Lutheran school where I can talk openly about my faith, my Lord Jesus Christ, and incorporate that into the subject areas I teach. I have been a Lutheran school teacher for the four years. Prior to that I played two years of professional basketball. Outside of school I enjoy hanging out with my wife Courtney and my dog Kiya, as well as playing golf and basketball.

Teaching middle school and coaching are my passions! The joy of teaching God's Word to the future generation of leaders is so important to me. I believe that all students can learn, and it is my job to find the most effective ways to make learning happen. I live in Hubertus with my two boys, Ryan and Christopher.

As a Lutheran school teacher, I am proud to have the honor, responsibility and privilege to share the Gospel with children and families. I am incredibly blessed to serve as a part of the ministry team here at St. John's as we partner together to "Train up [our children] in the way [they] should go."~Proverbs 22:6a Outside of school, I am the proud owner of a Bernese Mountain dog named Berkeley. He is a beautiful 3-year boy, who is an extremely large dog with an even larger heart for people and kids. I am the youngest daughter of John & Ruth Schultz, who still serve Pilgrim Lutheran Church and School in Green Bay, WI. My older brother, Jay, also serves Pilgrim as a middle school Math teacher and Athletic Director there. He and his wife Andrea, made me the proud auntie of Hayden, Isabella, Emmett & Micah. My older sister, Rachel, and her husband Brian live and work down in Knoxville, TN. My hobbies include singing, playing volleyball, spending time with Berkeley, watching movies and especially watching and cheering on the Green Bay Packers! GO PACK GO!

Fifth Grade

Mr. Dwayne Rose

I became a Lutheran school teacher becase it gives me opportunities to share my faith. I love talking to the students about the love of Jesus christ, and the mission in our lives, to serve God and serve others. "Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus" Philippians 2:5

Outside interests- I enjoy waterfowl hunting, playing golf and bowling.

Fourth Grade

Mrs. Renee Lull

Although I love to teach, it is the families that make St. John's great! I see people connecting, caring and sharing in Christ. So many families have cared for me and my family. The students pray for me and the needs of my family. I am grateful for the opportunity to teach, encourage and spur on the future generation of our church. I am excited about the future vision of St. Johns and looking forward to seeing what the Lord will do.

When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my family. Alan, Hannah, David and I like the outdoors. We like to hike and bike. My daughter and I have fun cooking in the kitchen. Alan and David like to eat our creations! I love to play Board games and cards. Last year, I was the family Skip-Bo champ! I value my family and am thankful for the time we have together.

Third Grade

Miss Abby Johnson

Second Grade

Mrs. Courtney Young

First Grade

Mrs. Marcia Milam

Blessings to you! My name is Marcia Milam, and I am the First Grade teacher here at St. John's. I am blessed to be a wife and a mom of two wonderful girls. I have also been blessed to be in Lutheran education since 1998, serving in the roles of early childhood teacher, childcare administrator, and college professor in early childhood education. I have been richly blessed to be a part of the ministry of St. John's Lutheran Church and School since 2013 and enjoy teaching young children about Jesus, connecting with families, and sharing my love and faith with the people of St. John's. God's blessings to you! You are in my prayers.

First Grade

Miss Christina Dobratz


Mrs. Samantha Nieman

On a daily basis I am impacted by the lives of my students. I am given opportunities to model God’s grace, compassion, and love. Each morning brings new mercies and blessings. My favorite part of being in the classroom is listening to my students and encouraging them to have a voice. They are the hands, feet, and mouth of the Lord; proclaiming His never-ending, all abounding love in all areas of their development throughout the year.

Outside of school I enjoy spending quality time with my husband in our home or out exploring the community. Running outside is something I love to do because it is my time to talk and pray to God.

My husband and I like to hike, read, play music, cook, and have people over to our home. I am passionate about play based learning in Early Childhood classrooms and the impact that real world experiences have on a child’s learning.

I love being able to sing praises to the Lord while teaching music. Music is an integral part of worship and I enjoy helping children develop their God-given talents in service to Him.

When I am not teaching I enjoy running, knitting, scrapbooking, playing piano, and spending time with my husband and 3 children.

Physical Fitness, 5th grade Spanish, 8th grade Math

Mrs. Jenny Riley

I teach at a Lutheran School because I saw how God worked in my family. It taught me more about the Lord and helped me learn His Word. God also touched the lives of my parents through the connections with other families in the school. Even though we were not members at the time, the friendships which were established have lasted. It is exciting to see children of former schoolmates beginning their education at St. Johns.

Outside of school I enjoy spending time watching movies and playing games with my husband. I also enjoy volleyball, Frisbee, and spending time outside during the warmer months.

Mrs. Leah Toerpe

Marketing Director, Hot Lunch Coordinator & Secretary

God has blessed me with the opportunity to have attended Lutheran schools from PreK4-University education. Because of this blessing, I am blessed to serve others by being here at St. John's. I fill many rolls, primarily marketing our school to the community around us and organizing our school lunch program. Not only am I on staff, I have four wonderful children attending St. John's, where they are also being blessed by daily, Christian instruction.

Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Christine Hesse

Hot Lunch

Mrs. Jan Brown


Mrs. Cathy Schimmels

I have worked at St. John's for 15 years. I love watching the children grow spiritually and academically. When I am not at work, I enjoy bowling, golfing, and music.

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