Staff
Senior Pastor

Pastor Steve Hulke

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Pastor Hulke's training for the ministry began at Concordia College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin wherehe obtained his BA in 1983 and continued at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri where he graduated with a Master in Divinity.  He has held several District offices including those of Third Vice President and Second Vice President. He has also served at the synodical level as a Synod Convention Delegate and member of the Human Care Floor Committee. He is also familiar with the central Wisconsin area, where he participated in the establishment of a mission congregation in Plover.

One of Pastor Hulke's favorites parts of his ministry is performing the sacrament of baptism and holding each and every child who receives God's grace.

Pastor Hulke and his wife, Olivia, both Wisconsin natives, are parents to three children, all grown.  Their first grandchild was born this fall. Both enjoy bike riding, walks, card games, traveling together and have just gotten excited about playing pickle ball. Pastor Hulke also enjoys cross-country skiing, golf, tennis, and fishing! They are happy to be back in Packer and Badger land!


Assistant Pastor

Rev. Roger Moldenhauer

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Pastor Moldenhauer was born near Cambria, Wisconsin, and did his pre-ministerial studies at Northwestern Prep School and College in Watertown. He completed his preparation for the Lutheran ministry at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO, in 1965.

He has served congregations in South Dakota and Wisconsin and celebrated 50 years of ministry in July 2015. His longest pastoral ministry was at St. John, Edgar, and Bethlehem, Milan, for 22 years. In addition to parish ministry, he has served as an archivist-librarian in the Department of Archives and History of the LCMS in St. Louis.

His special interests include Biblical studies and the classical languages, as well as American and church history. He has taught classical Greece and Rome as an adjunct professor of Concordia University Wisconsin. His hobby is photography and European travel.

He lives with his wife Carol in the woods in Marathon County along the Big Eau Pleine River between Mosinee and Stratford.


Principal

Jim Wegner

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Mr. Wegner currently serves St. Paul as the Principal and teacher for  6th grade religion and 7/8th grade science. He graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin with a Secondary Education Degree in Broad Field Social Science and Theology. He has served in several schools and congregations within in his ministry: Teacher and Dean of Chapel at Luther North High School in Chicago, IL, 5th grade teacher and Athletic Director at St. Andrews Lutheran in Park Ridge, IL, 7th grade teacher at Our Shepherd Lutheran in Birmingham, MI, and 8th grade teacher at St. John Lutheran in West Bend, WI. He graduated from the SLED program (School Leadership Development) within the LCMS to be trained in administration in 2015.

I am glad to be the principal at St. Paul and yet still have the chance each day to teach and be in the classroom. I LOVE the opportunity to share God’s word with our students and make it applicable for their daily lives. In science, I have the opportunity for students to explore and appreciate God’s awesome creation! My prayer is that each of our students at St. Paul will continually grow in their faith walk with their Lord and Savior each day. We at St. Paul are - "Educating for Life and Nurturing Faith for Eternity."  Come and check us out!

I am married to Jenny and we have two wonderful boys. Tyler attends Mid-State Technical College and Evan is a 6th grader at St. Paul. Jenny teaches 1st grade at Immanuel Lutheran in Wisconsin Rapids. We have a German short-haired pointer named Pebbles. I love to collect baseball memorabilia and visit various baseball stadiums. I have been fortunate to visit Washington, D.C.  14x in my career - leading several class trips. I cheer on my Wisconsin sports teams and enjoy spending time with my family. When I have time, I like to read a good historical biography – preferably on any of the U.S. Presidents. One of the highlights this past summer was going to Vermont for two weeks.


Music & Worship Director

Marv Altis

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Born in Kansas City, Missouri , Marv and his brother were raised in nearby Liberty.  He graduated from the UMKC Conservatory of Music, then attended Concordia, River Forest to earn his Master's Degree in Church Music.  Marv and his wife, Chriss,have a son and a daughter, and four grandchildren.  They have served congregations in Chicago, Cape Girardeau, MO, Des Plaines, IL, and Wisconsin Rapids.  They are happy to be part of the St. Paul family.


Youth Director

Samantha Tracy

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Samantha graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin in May 2010 with a Lay Ministry/Theology degree. Her specialties include Youth Ministry, Parish Teaching and Missions.  After an internship at Trinity Lutheran Church of Freistadt in Mequon, WI and volunteering at her home church of Bethany Lutheran Church in Kaukauna, WI, Samantha became the Director of Youth Ministry at St. Paul in August 2012.

What excites me about serving at St. Paul is becoming a part of the lives of the families. I get to share the love of Jesus with families every day! It brings me joy to watch youth grow and mature and walk by them in their journey of faith.

My husband, Dan, and I welcomed our first and second child - twins (boy and girl) in 2015!   When I'm not working and not playing with my kids, I love to read historical fiction, journal, practice amateur photography, play board & card games, go camping and enjoy live music.


Teacher/Technology Coordinator

Sue Lilienthal

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Mrs. Lilienthal was called to St. Paul in 1991 from Concordia University Mequon.  She received a Master's Degree in Gifted and Talented Education from UWSP in 1995 and a 2nd Master's in Educational Technology through Concordia University Mequon in 2014.  In addition to her teaching duties she plays handbells, administers the Sentry Grant and technology program at St. Paul, serves on the Stewardship Committee and serves as the Legacy of Love Coordinator.   She currently teaches 2nd grade and also 7/8th Grade Language Arts.

My purpose or mission is to equip students with the skills and understanding they need to be children of God serving their families and communities as they grow.   In my classroom we really focus on becoming strong independent learners and thinkers who use their God given gifts and talents for His Glory!  I love to “Dive Into God’s Word” as I prepare for religion lessons and incorporate God’s word into math, science and all of my other classes.

My husband Jason and I have two children, one in college and one still at St. Paul.  We enjoy watching our children participate in sports and other activities.  I love to read for pleasure, scrapbook and travel!


Teacher/Athletic Director

Curt Lamb

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Curt Lamb is the Physical Education Teacher, Athletic Director, and Safety Cadet Advisor at St. Paul. Curt received his Physical Education degree from Winona State University and started teaching at St. Paul School in 1995. 

One of the greatest joys of teaching at St. Paul, unlike public schools, is that I get the opportunity to talk about Jesus and what he did for us every day in the classroom, gym and playground setting.  Along with the regular academic curriculum, knowing that Jesus died on the cross for our sins will be the most important thing that you will learn at St. Paul Lutheran.  I look forward everyday coming to school knowing that Jesus is always welcomed in our classrooms. 

My wife (Lori) and I have three children (Cade, Carlee, and TJ).  I enjoy watching and coaching basketball, baseball and football, especially the sports that my children are involved in. 


Teacher

Kathi Bartel

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Mrs. Bartel was called to St. Paul in 2000.  She is a graduate of Concordia University – Mequon with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Math.  She has also taught at St. John's Lutheran School in Berlin and St. Paul's Lutheran School in Manawa.  She currently teaches 4th grade and 7th grade math.

I have always wanted to be a teacher and knew that working with children is something I wanted to do. The Lord led me to three wonderful Lutheran Schools where He has taught me so much about His unconditional love for us.  It is amazing to look back at the schools He has led me to to get me where I am today at St. Paul.  It is at these schools where I met my husband, Joel, and have found so much happiness teaching God's Wrod.  It is a complete joy to be able to pray with my students and teach them about our loving Father.  I absolutely love teaching in the Lutheran Schools, and can't imagine my life doing anything else.  Our mission, "Centered in the Word-Pointing People to Jesus" is continually being focused on in my classroom.  My biggest joy teaching is watching a child pray and using the knowledge they have about God to help them through their life.

I was born and raised in Waupaca.  I am married to Joel and have two boys, Elijah and Elliot.  Both of my boys have attended St. Paul since Pre-School.  I enjoy watching my boys play golf and hockey.  I love to take bike rides, take walks, and spend time with my mom (who lives across the road from me.)

  

 


Teacher

Lisa Pieper

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Mrs. Pieper is a graduate of Concordia University, NE and holds degrees in Elementary Education and Director of Christian Education, as well as a minor in Theology and Music.  She has been with St. Paul since 2000 and is currently the 3rd grade teacher.

Today and every day is a great day that our Father has given us, His children. How awesome it is to recognize this by diving into God's Word. Every day the children of St. Paul School have the opportunity to hear the Word, speak the Word, and live the Word; not only in Religion class, but woven into the studies of all subjects. The learning goes beyond their regular classes also! When our students are playing, conversing, and working together, teachers are constantly helping children to understand that the love Jesus has freely given us is that love we are to share with one another. So from disagreements to having exciting moments our students are taught that when God is honored and Christ is the central focus of how we can live out our actions we become better people. Most of all, we live the Life that God has given us! This is the mission I have in my 3rd grade class. 

In reading and discussing the book "What Would Jesus Do?" in the beginning of the school year, we hear of conflicts children face and how they respond to those conflicts in a God-pleasing way. Then together as a class we reflect upon some of our own conflicts and respond to the words 'what would Jesus do'  in order to focus how attitudes and actions can be dealt with in a Christ-like manner. When we finish the book, we continue this approach throughout the year whenever the need calls for it.

 My husband, Jim, and I just celebrated our 32nd anniversary in June. We love traveling the United States by car, especially visiting areas of rich history. We have three sons who are officially young adults, ages 19 - 25. My interests are walking, crafting, reading, and playing piano and the organ. In fact, I have been an organist for 40 years and still going strong. In the future I would love to make quilts, but for now, I will stick with sharing the JOY of Jesus with my students and their families as I continue to serve as one of St. Paul's teachers.

 


Teacher

Chriss Altis

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Mrs. Altis is a central Illinois native, but has lived and served in parochial schools in Missouri, Chicago, and Wisconsin.  She attended Concordia Ann Arbor (AA) and graduated from Concordia River Forest. She has been serving at St. Paul since 2004.  She currently teaches first grade and lower grade music.

No matter what question I ask my first graders, someone nearly always pipes up with the answer "Jesus!"  While this may not be the exact answer I'm looking for in a math equation, for most other questions, Jesus is the only right answer!  As I point my students to Jesus in reading writing, and even math, we connect with each other as we focus on Him.  I love to “Dive Into God’s Word” by letting my Bible fall open and listening to Him speak!

My husband Marv and I have two grown children and four grandchildren.  After many year of teaching preschool through eighth graders, I still look forward to coming to school each day and learning from my students.  In addition to my teaching duties I enjoy playing organ, swimming and reading.  My most exciting summer activity was walking in the footsteps of Luther via a trip to Germany.

 


Teacher

Carmen Zuelsdorff

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Mrs. Zuelsdorff attended Mankato State University for two years and then transferred to Concordia College – St. Paul, MN.  She graduated with a degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood.  She joined St. Paul in April of 2007.

The mission for my kindergarten classroom is to help the children learn of God and His great love for us, and find ways to share our faith with those around us.  God is part of all we say and do here at St. Paul, whether it be in the classroom, lunchroom, or at recess.  Helping children learn more about God and His Word is one of my greatest joys as a teacher.  I like to “Dive Into God’s Word” by having daily devotions with family or the faculty and saying prayers before bedtime with my children.

I was born and raised in Lake City, MN.  I am married to Bill, who is the Principal at Trinity Lutheran School in Wausau, and have three boys, Bretten, who is attending Western Michigan University; Rhein, who attends WVLHS; and Kiel who is at St. Paul. Besides teaching I also play organ and give piano lessons.  In my spare time I enjoy being with my family, running, going for bike rides, and watching TV.  My favorite thing I did this summer is attended a Brewers/Cubs game with my family.  I am a Twins fan, but really enjoy going to baseball games.

 


Teacher

Erin Mehlberg

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Mrs. Mehlberg received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education/Learning Disabilities, a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education, and an Early Childhood Add-On from UW-Stevens Point.   She has been the Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten teacher at St. Paul Lutheran since 2011. 

As a preschool teacher, it is a blessing to meet young children and their families who are eager to witness the love of Jesus when they enter St. Paul Lutheran School.  Being able to teach 3-year olds about Christ through Bible stories, prayer, the Gospel Box, and discussing how Jesus wants us to live, allows the children the opportunity to talk about Him at home and share His love with their families.   God has given me the opportunity to witness the enthusiasm for young children.  I spend time “diving into God’s word” by reading Jesus Calling each morning and reflecting on His words.  This, along with listening to my favorite singer, Chris Tomlin, gives me inspiration each day!

My husband Kurt and I have three children. We are blessed to call St. Paul Lutheran our school family to Ethan, Kaitlin, and Konnor.  When I’m not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family, camping, reading, and scrapbooking/making cards.  This summer I looked forward to increased time with my family.  Our highlight in June was taking a vacation to Glacier National Park in Montana and visiting family in northern Idaho.

 


Teacher

Lindsey Ingman

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Mrs. Ingman graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin - Mequon in 2010 with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Adaptive Education.   She began teaching at St. Paul in 2012.  She currently teaches 5th grade.

I love being able to share the Word of God with my students and be able to openly share my faith.  God is not only talked about in Religion class, but in each subject throughout the day.  God is a part of everything we say and do here at
St. Paul, and I absolutely love it! I enjoy “Diving Into God’s Word” by listening to 89 Q whenever I’m in the car, and by reading a devotion together with my husband at night.

I currently reside in Plover with my husband Ross and 2 boys, Jack and Henry.  We also have the tiniest dog in the neighborhood, a 5 pound Yorkie named Margo.  Outside of teaching, I enjoy spending time at my family's cabin, biking, camping, running, and scrapbooking.  This past summer I enjoyed spending time at home with my boys!

 


Teacher

April Pichelman

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Mrs. Pichelman graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2002 with a Bachelor’s of Science-Secondary Education. Her field of study was grades 6-12 Social Studies and History.  She has been at St. Paul Lutheran since 2014. At St. Paul she has taught math and social studies and is the coordinator of the Resource Room. 

I have a true passion for the small group, and one-on-one teaching I do in the Resource room. It brings such joy to my life to watch the students grow beyond their own expectations, and fulfill their God given talents! I am also one of the volleyball coaches at St. Paul Lutheran. I have been coaching volleyball at various schools and for club volleyball for a total of 13 years.  I enjoy the life lessons that sports enable us to teach and learn.  My favorite way to “Dive Into God’s Word” is through music.  I love to listen to 89Q and one of my favorite songs is “He Knows My Name” by Francesca Battistelli.

My family and I are members of St. Paul Lutheran. My children, Allison and Connor, were baptized at St. Paul, and we are extremely blessed to be able to have them continue their journey of faith at our school. We have a very furry household. We have a dog, Luna, and two cats, Dice and Wicket.  My interests away from school are having little adventures with my family, walking or riding my bike, sports (I’m an Olympic Games junkie), and reading (if I could read a book a day I would).  My favorite thing I did this summer was spend time with my family at Sunset Beach.

 


Spanish/Middle School Teacher

Chris Beringer

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Mrs. Beringer is a graduate of Concordia University—Chicago with a degree in Elementary Education.  She has been in the Lutheran school ministry for 20 years.  She taught in Indiana, Texas, Michigan, and Wisconsin.  She loves teaching Language Arts and Spanish!  Mrs. Beringer began teaching at St. Paul in January 2016.

I knew I wanted to be a Lutheran school teacher when I was in 5th grade.  What a blessing it is to be doing exactly what I had hoped for!  I get to share Jesus with the students who have been entrusted to my care.  Preparing students for life long success includes not only academics but a deeply rooted understanding of who Jesus is and what He did for us.  I “Dive into God’s Word” by beginning each day with a morning devotion app on my phone called First 5. (first5.org) It’s the best way to begin any day!

My husband, Dave, and I have six children and one grandson.  Our three older kids are all married.  Our youngest three, Shea, Avery, and Jude, attend school here at St. Paul.  When I am able, I love to curl up with a good book.  The highlight of our summer was traveling to Indianapolis for our oldest son’s wedding in August.  It was a perfect way to end our summer.

 


Bookkeeper

Ann Tuchscherer

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Ann has been serving at St. Paul Church and School since 2010, first in the role of School Services Specialist, and currently as the Accounting Specialist.  “I enjoy working at St. Paul and being surrounded by fellow Christians serving the Lord”.  Ann is married to Carl, and they have two children, Kendra and Nicholas, attending St. Paul.


Church Secretary

Gina Presley

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School Services Specialist

Myra Swiston

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Mrs. Swiston has been working at St. Paul as the School Services Specialist
since June of 2013.  She enjoys sharing the love of Jesus with all the
students and visitors that pass through the office each day.  St. Paul has
been a part of her life for a long time as she attended St. Paul for her own
elementary education before going on to Marquette University for her degree
in Physical Therapy.

Mrs. Swiston is married to her husband Tim and they have 2 daughters which
have also attended St. Paul.  In her free time she enjoys reading, hiking,
cross country skiing, traveling, and camping. 


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