I was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin,
and grew up in Jackson, Wisconsin,
attending grade school at David’s
Star Lutheran. I am a 1986 graduate
of Kettle Moraine Lutheran High
School and a 1990 graduate of Dr.
Martin Luther College, graduating with a B.S. in Education.
My first assignment was a one-year call to teach grades 7-8 on the Apache Reservation at East Fork Lutheran in Whiteriver, Arizona. I was reassigned the following year to Immanuel Lutheran in Hutchinson, Minnesota, where I taught grades 3-5. While in Hutchinson I met my wife Charlene. We were married in 1994 and our daughter, Victoria, was born a year later. In 1997, I accepted a call to teach grades 3-5 at St. Paul Lutheran in South Haven, Michigan. I have been blessed to serve in my current call here at St. John’s since 2000.
While I am currently serving as the 3rd-4th grade teacher, over the years I have taught in grades 3-8 and have also taught some departmentalized classes in grades K-2. During the first 10 years of my teaching career most of my extra duties centered around sports, serving as an athletic director and coaching multiple sports. Upon coming to St. John’s my focus shifted to the music department, where I serve as a director of multiple choirs, head-organist, and co-director of our school’s annual musical. I still get my coaching “fix”, having coached the local middle school football team for 15 years. During the basketball season you can also hear me as the “voice of the Eagles” during our home games.
My wife has been doing in-home childcare for the last 22 years after spending a number of years in the business world in various positions. Our daughter, Victoria, graduated this past May from Martin Luther College and is beginning her first call, teaching Kindergarten at Trinity Lutheran in Kaukauna, Wisconsin, this fall.
I am an avid fan of all Wisconsin sports teams and one Minnesota team. (No, it’s not the Vikings!) I enjoy hunting and fishing, vacationing with family throughout the country, and going to the movies.