Our Staff

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. They are blessed with two grandchildren. 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!




Pastor

Pastor Joshua Baumann

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Pastor Baumann was born in Sheboygan. He attended St. John Lutheran School, Random Lake, and Sheboygan Lutheran High School. He is a 2008 graduate of Concordia University Wisconsin and a 2012 graduate of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Before accepting the Call to St. Paul, he served as Associate Pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in Pierre, South Dakota. His vicarage year was spent at Our Savior Lutheran Church and the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch in Minot, North Dakota.

Pastor Baumann stated, “I am so very grateful and excited about the privilege I will have to serve the people of St. Paul Lutheran Church and School in ministry along with the gracious people of Stevens Point. I look forward to pouring my time, effort and energy into sharing the Good News that it's all about Christ and God's great love for us through Him!

“I am thankful that God has blessed me with a wonderful and supportive family and am excited to reestablish my Wisconsin roots after having been away from the state for nearly 10 years. I look forward to being back in Packer country and to cheering on Green Bay, of course!”

He is married to Margaret (nee Utecht) and they are the parents of five young children; Eliza, John, Peter, Savannah and Lydia.

 




Pastor

Pastor 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/Middle School Teacher

Jim Wegner

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Mr. Wegner is currently serving as the Principal and teacher of 6th grade Old Testament , 7/8 grade U.S. History, 7/8th grade Discipleship, and LEGO Robotics/Coding and Personal Finance Enrichment classes. 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: Luther North High School in Chicago, IL, St. Andrews Lutheran in Park Ridge, IL, Our Shepherd Lutheran in Birmingham, MI, and St. John Lutheran in West Bend, WI. Mr. Wegner is a graduate of the SLED program (School Leadership Development) within the LCMS. Mr. Wegner is also a member of the Lutheran Education Association and serves on the North Wisconsin District's Accreditation Commission.

Mr. Wegner is humbled to be the principal at St. Paul and yet still has the chance each day to teach and be in the classroom. He LOVES the opportunity to share God’s Word with the students and make it applicable for their daily lives. Mr. Wegner's prayer is that each of the students at St. Paul will continually to grow in their faith-walk with their Lord and Savior each day. At St. Paul we are - "Educating for Life and Nurturing Faith for Eternity."  

Mr. Wegner is married to Jenny and they have two sons - Tyler and Evan. Evan currently attends Wisconsin Valley Lutheran High School. His wife teaches 1st grade at St. Paul. Mr. Wegner has a German short-haired pointer named Pebbles. He loves to collect baseball memorabilia. He has been blessed to visit Washington, D.C.  15x in his career - leading many 8th grade class trips. He cheers on his Wisconsin sports teams and enjoys spending time with family. When he has time, he likes to read a good historical biography – preferably on any of the U.S. Presidents. 




3K/4K Teacher

Dian Schlichtmann

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I am so excited to be joining the St Paul Lutheran Church and School family this year! What a joy it is to help God’s little ones learn about Him and the amazing world He has created. Prior to coming to St Paul, I taught 1st grade at St Paul Lutheran School in Leavenworth, Kansas, served as Minister of Music and Education at Christ Lutheran Church in Wausau, WI, and most recently taught 4K at Immanuel Lutheran School in Wisconsin Rapids. I also currently serve as the Early Childhood Consultant for the North Wisconsin District LCMS. I love encouraging and networking with other early childhood professionals as we seek to make Jesus and His unchanging love known to children and families.

Knowing “God Has 2020 Vision” fills me with peace and joy. God sees each of us perfectly and knows us completely. He has a clear view of our current situation as well as our future, both here on earth and with Him for all eternity. It is my prayer that throughout this year we actively seek to see all people through God’s lens – precious children, dearly loved and forgiven. To God be the glory!




3K/4K Teacher Aide

Tammy Beach

Mrs. Beach served as the K3/K4 Teacher’s Aide last year and is looking forward to our “God Has 2020 Vision” school year ahead. Previously, she held this position from 2007-2011. Mrs. Beach was blessed to be able to have the opportunity to work with the Kindergarten class at Immanuel Lutheran School in Loveland, Colorado between her times at St. Paul. Mrs. Beach enjoys working with God’s children and helping them during their first educational experience.

When not at St. Paul, Mrs. Beach loves spending time together with her family doing outdoor activities like hiking, biking, boating, and working in the yard.

 




Kindergarten Teacher

Mariah Wiesmueller

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Mrs. Wiesmueller is originally from Athens, Wisconsin where she grew up on her family’s dairy farm. She is the oldest of 3 children and attended parochial grade school at St. Anthony’s.

Mrs. Wiesmueller attended UWSP and graduated in 2017 with her degree in Early Childhood Education and a minor in Special Education. While at UWSP she was able to do her student teaching at Roosevelt Elementary in Stevens Point. This is where she met her husband Jacob.

In their free time the Wiesmuellers love to spend time outdoors. Both are avid sportspersons and enjoy hunting and fishing as well as kayaking and hiking. A favorite vacation destination is Glacier National Park.

Over the summer, Mrs. Wiesmueller thought about what this school year’s theme truly meant to her.  After ending her first year teaching online during the pandemic, she knew there could be many uncertainties for the next school year.  She put her faith and trust in the Lord knowing that only He knew the future and that He would give her the strength to get through it.

 




Kindergarten Teacher Aide

Kate Smith

Mrs. Katherine Smith has received all her education from preschool through college within the LCMS.  In 2003 she graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a minor in Arts from Concordia University Wisconsin. She has volunteered a great deal during her many years as a stay at home mom and is currently the Director of the Parish Education Board and co-director of VBS here at St. Paul.

Mrs. Smith lives in Stevens Point with her husband Landon and their five children. Emmalee, Rebecka, Mikayla, Leeah, and Ruger all attend St. Paul. One of Mrs. Smith’s favorite pastimes is art. Whether working on a project alone, on larger projects (like VBS), or teaching classes at school, she is certainly in her happy place. She also enjoys spending time with her family, working in the garden, camping, cooking, and taking care of the family’s dogs and chickens.

 




First Grade Teacher

Jenny Wegner

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Mrs. Wegner is originally from the Milwaukee area and attended Lutheran elementary schools and high school.   As she began her Elementary Education degree at Concordia University—Wisconsin her love of teaching was confirmed and she finished with her Bachelor of Arts in Lutheran Elementary Education and minor in Language Arts.

Mrs. Wegner has been teaching in Lutheran Grade schools and Early Childhood Centers for 16 years.  She has taught 4th grade, 3 and 4 year old PreKindergarten, and most recently 1st grade.  She loves teaching all different subject areas but especially enjoys teaching religion

Mrs. Wegner is married to Mr. Wegner, our Principal at St. Paul.  They have two sons, Tyler and Evan.  Tyler works in Stevens Point and Evan is a sophomore at WLVHS.  When not teaching, Mrs. Wegner likes to read, bake, walk their dog, boat and travel. 

Our school theme this year is “God Has 2020 Vision.” I am looking forward to helping the first graders apply this to their lives. What a comfort it is to know that ourLord and Savior knows exactly what we need.  We just need to trust in Him.

 




First Grade Teacher Aide

Patty Vredeveld

Ms. Patty graduated from Fox Valley Technical College in 1979 with a degree in Child Care and Development.

After working in the Head Start program and Trinity Child Care Center for a number of years she opened up her own child care center in her home.

After 22 years she closed her center and began volunteering at St. Paul. This year she is the Teacher’s Aide in First Grade.

In her free time she enjoys creating the bulletin boards for the teachers and volunteering in the office.  Patty and her husband, Steve, have 4 children and 5 grandchildren.

 




Second Grade Teacher/ IT 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.

When I reflect on God’s 2020 vision in my own life, I think about all the wonderful things He had in mind for me, even before I was born.  My parents, my family, my education, my travels and hobbies and most of all each one of my students that He has put into my life over the years.  His plan is perfect!

 




Third Grade Teacher

Angela Baumann

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My passion is sharing the love of Jesus with my students, helping them to grow in their faith and teaching them how to pray to their Jesus.

I am originally from Batavia, Wisconsin. I went to St. John Lutheran School, Sherman Center. (Fun fact: Principal Wegner's dad was the principal and my 7th and 8th grade teacher.) I attended Sheboygan Lutheran High School and Concordia University Wisconsin. I graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Education with minors in Special Ed. and Science.

I love my third graders! I am excited to have returned to Wisconsin. I have missed my family dearly as well as going to Brewers games, fairs, rummage sales, and Culver's. I love the Green Bay Packers, farm animals, gardening and spending time outdoors in God's marvelous creation.

 




Fourth Grade 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 also 7th grade math.

Mrs. Bartel was born and raised in Waupaca. She is married to Joel and has two boys, Elijah (18) and Elliot (15). Both of her boys attended St. Paul from K3-8th grade. She enjoys watching them play golf and hockey. She loves to take bike rides and walks.

It is a joy to be able to be able to pray with her students and teach them about our loving Father.  Our theme this year, “God has 2020 Vision” and Hebrews 12:2 is taught to her students so they can use this knowledge about God and how He is helping them through everything in life.

  

 




Middle School 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.

She currently resides in the town of Hull with her husband Ross and 3 boys, Jack, Henry, and Charlie. They also have the tiniest dog in the neighborhood, a 5 pound Yorkie named Margo. Outside of teaching, she enjoys spending time at her family's cabin, camping, playing cards, reading, playing in the church’s handbell choir, and singing with the Wausau Lyric Choir.

 

 

 

 




Middle School Teacher

Erin Mehlberg

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I received a 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. 

When I’m not at school, I enjoy spending time with my husband Kurt and three children (Ethan – 12th grade, Kaitlin – 11th grade, and Konnor – 9th grade) all of whom attend Wisconsin Valley Lutheran High School, boating, camping, reading, and making cards.

This year, I’m most looking forward to the challenges new learning situations will bring, as well as this time given to grow closer to God.

When I think of our theme, what an amazing opportunity we have to thank God for His blessings as we are reminded that “God Has 2020 Vision.”

 




PE Teacher/Athletic Director

Curt Lamb

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

God does have 2020 or perfect vision. He watches over us every step of the way.  It is very comforting to know God is with us on our journey through this school year and the years to come!

 




Middle School 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 Student Assistant Teacher in the St. Paul Learning Center.

I am truly blessed that the Lord has called me to teach.  There is no greater calling than to teach the future. “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.’ Proverbs 22:6

 




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. 




Office Assistant

Casey Barton

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Casey graduated from UWSP with a Business Administration degree in 2017. She has been working at St. Paul since March of 2019. She strives to be a life-long learner continuing to grow in God's Word. Casey is excited to continue to use her talents to serve the Lord as Office Assistant at St Paul. 
Casey studied abroad for her first time out of the country to China during the summer of 2017. Even though this gave her a little bit of a travel bug, she loves being close to her brother's family here at St. Paul. Outside of work she continues to work on her collection of board games but is always up for a game of cribbage. Casey also loves doing anything outside. Her favorite outdoor activities have become ultimate frisbee, frisbee golf, and hiking. 
 



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.




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 Mrs. Tracy about serving at St. Paul is becoming a part of the lives of the families. She gets to share the love of Jesus with families every day! It brings her joy to watch youth grow and mature and walk by them in their journey of faith.

She and her husband, Dan, welcomed their first and second child - twins (boy and girl) in 2014!   When she is not working and not playing with her kids, Mrs. Tracy loves to read historical fiction, journal, practice amateur photography, play board & card games, go camping and enjoy live music.




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.