St. John's Lutheran School
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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.
Pastor Jeff Dorth
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!
Mr. Ryan Young
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.
Mr. Brian Brauer
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.
Ms. Heidi Schleifer
I feel so blessed to serve in a Lutheran School. I love being in an atmosphere where my students and I can talk about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and hear the Word in each and every subject we learn about. Learning and growing in the faith is an activity that teachers and students can participate in side-by-side.
Outside of school I love to spend time reading, hiking, playing board games, and baking.
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.
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.
Mrs. Pamela Muther
Why Do I teach at a Lutheran School?
Hark, the voice of Jesus crying, “Who will go and work today?
Fields are white and harvests waiting – Who will bear the sheaves away?”
Loud and long the Master calleth; Rich reward He offers thee.
Who will answer, gladly saying, “Here am I, send me, send me”?
If you cannot speak like angels, if you cannot preach like Paul,
You can tell the love of Jesus, you can say He died for all.
If you cannot rouse the wicked with the judgment’s dread alarms,
You can lead the little children to the Savior’s waiting arms.
LSB, Hymn 826 Verses 1 and 2
This was the hymn that pointed me towards teaching in a Lutheran school. As a sixth grader at Immanuel Lutheran School in Wisconsin Rapids, WI, I recognized the direction God was leading me through verse 2. I could work for the glory of God and the good of the kingdom by leading the children to our Savior. It is a great pleasure and responsibility to educate the children in “reading, writing, and arithmetic” while remaining centered on the Word of God. To God be the glory!
What are my outside interests?
I enjoy creating a number of things. I like to paint, make concrete casts of leaves, quilt, and sew. I work with stamping. I enjoy baking - and eating what I bake! I enjoy flower gardening, even weeding. It also is a great pleasure to sit down with a good book.
Mrs. Courtney Young
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.
Mrs. Hannah Pehl
Mrs. Melissa Raddemann
Mrs. Esther Hesse
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, Spanish, and Technology
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.
Miss Abby Johnson
Mrs. Vanessa Saleska
Mrs. Leah Toerpe
Marketing Director, Hot Lunch Coordinator & Secretary
Mrs. Christine Hesse
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.