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Meet the Team

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!

Faculty & Staff

(To view staff bios, click on their respective picture.)

Angela Axtman

Angela Axtman, Development Assistant

Balsman, Kate

Jen Batiansila, Resource Assistant & Drama


Anna Bauknecht, Spanish, Resource, Head Dance Coach, Musical Choreographer 

Deschaine, Emily

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


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

Fischer, Max

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


Nicole Guarnero, Administrative Assistant

Hua, Margie

Margie Hua, English, NHS Advisor, Forensics Coach

Kaemmer, Crescent

Crescent Kaemmer, Financial Secretary

Mindham, Rachel

Rachel Mindham, Physical Education, Assistant Girls Basketball Coach


Drew Mickelson, Business, Assistant Football & Basketball Coach

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Dave MiskimenExecutive Director

Muther, Tim

Tim MutherScience, Assistant Wrestling Coach

Bryan Oechsner

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

Oechsner, Heather

Heather Oechsner, Art, Yearbook

Oliver, Chuck

Chuck Oliver, Social Studies


Rachel Osell, Science, Student Counsil Advisor, Assistant Volleyball Coach

Robinson, Nikki

Nikki Robinson, Resource Program, English


Zach Roeglin, Band and Choir Director, Jr Winds Ensemble Director


Ryan Schaufler, Special Education Teacher

Schmidt, Tanner

Tanner Schmidt, Science, Drama Director


John Simonis, Principal

Smedal, Nick

Nick Smedal, Theology, Spiritual Life Director


Megan Tucker, Math

Hoven, Katie

Katharine Wierschem, BasiC, Assistant Athletic Director

Winter, John

John Winter, Director of Admissions, Ast. Baseball Coach, Jr Wolves Basketball Program Director

Zbytniewski, Al

Al Zbytniewski, Director of Building & Grounds

Zbytniewski, Tim

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

Board of Directors

Andrew Milam, President

Philip Steinke, Vice President

Karen Schaefer, Secretary

Brian Dunn, Board Member

Gina Luedtke, Board Member

Brad Kropp, Board Member

Nick Borden, Treasurer

Angi Krueger, Board Member

Rev. Johnathan Vierkant, Board Member

Candace Lewis, Board Member-At-Large

Rev. Aaron Hauser, Board Member-At-Large


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

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

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