Meet the Staff

Sending my daughters to LWLHS was the best investment I have ever made because it is such a blessing to have teachers and staff show their love for Jesus every single day.
- Current LWLHS Parent

In every corner of our campus, you’ll find a team member who is passionately committed to preparing our students for life after their days at Living Word Lutheran High School, while simultaneously creating a memorable and positive experience while within our walls.  These are the "rockstar" teachers and staff at Living Word!

To view staff bios, click on their respective picture.

Faculty & Staff

Angela Axtman, Administrative Assistant

Jonny Balsman, Math

Kate Balsman, Spanish

Emily Deschaine, English, Head Track & Field Coach, Assistant Cross Country Coach

Lori Dobler, Principal, Global Education Director

Mike Dosland, Business

Kim Ehley, Guidance Counselor, Academic & College Advisor, Math

Max Fischer, Social Studies, Head Softball Coach, Assistant Football Coach

Melissa Greener, Math, Spanish, Student Council Advisor, Head Golf Coach

Katharine Hoven, Music

Margie Hua, English, NHS Advisor, Forensics Coach

Steph Juergensen, Physical Education

Crescent Kaemmer, Financial Secretary, Lunch Program

Nichol Kreger, Resource Program, Science

Shannon Krueger, Band, Junior Winds Director, Middle School Band Program

Dr. Sara Krull, Science

Rachel Mindham, Social Studies, Head Girls Basketball Coach, Assistant Athletic Director

Dave Miskimen, Executive Director

Bryan Oechsner, Career/College Counselor, Technology Director, Head Boys Soccer Coach

Heather Oechsner, Art, Yearbook, International Trips Advisor

Chuck Oliver, Social Studies, Head Boys Basketball Coach, Interim Baseball Head Coach

Nikki Robinson, Resource Program, English, Business

Tanner Schmidt, Science, Drama Director

Nick Smedal, Theology, Spiritual Life Director

John Winter, Director of Admissions & Marketing, Summer Camps Coordinator, Ast. Boys Basketball & Baseball Coach

Al Zbytniewski, Director of Building & Grounds

Tim Zbytniewski, Athletic Director, Theology, Head Football Coach, Assistant Track & Field Coach, Strength & Conditioning Coordinator


Dr. Jack Fei Yang, Associate Global Education Director (副校長)

Dr. Yang develops relationships for Living Word International Education programs.