I was born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, and raised in Juneau, Wisconsin. I attended St John's Lutheran School, Juneau, Wisconsin for my entire elementary education. My high school years were spent at the local public high school in the same town. I was involved with many sports, but I was only really good at track and cross-country. I attended Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota and graduated in 1976. Upon graduation, I was called to serve St. Johns's Lutheran School in Minneapolis as Grade 5-8 teacher and principal.
My wife Cynthia and I were married in 1977. We have nine children who are all grown-up now. I began teaching at St. John's, Milwaukee, in 1991, as the fourth grade teacher. I also directed the Junior Choir until 2011. During my years at St John's, I have taught grades 2, 3, and 4, and combinations thereof. I have also been the director of our Vacation Bible School since 1992. I especially enjoy teaching students Bible stories every day. Outside of school, I enjoy reading and doing crossword puzzles. I also take pleasure in trying to keep up with my nine children and 8 grandchildren.
My Hope for My Students
My hope for my students is that they grow up to be responsible adults who share Jesus with their children. My ultimate hope for my students is that they enjoy the glories of heaven, together with Jesus, forever.