2015 Staff Principal Paul Marinko pmarinko@stpaulsfw.org Mr. Marinko has a B.A. Education (’86) from Concordia University, Chicago, and an M.Ed./Supervision of Instruction (’94) from the University of North Texas, Denton, TX. He holds current Indiana (K-8), and Texas (K-8), teaching licenses, as well as an Indiana K-12 Building Level Administrator’s License. Mr. Marinko has served in the Lutheran Church/Schools for 24 years, having served 13 of those years at St. Paul’s. He was born in Cleveland, OH, grew up in Indianapolis, IN, and currently resides in Ft. Wayne with his wife, Renee, and their four children. Mr. Marinko’s hobbies/interests include traveling/camping with family, reading, writing, managing personal investments, and encouraging others to tap into their creative gifts/abilities.
2015 Staff Stephanie Mueller smueller@stpaulsfw.org

Mrs. Stephanie Mueller has a B.A. Education, with a Lutheran Teachers Certificate and a Concentration in Art, ('90) from Concordia University, Seward, NE. She currently holds an Indiana Teaching license for grades1-8, with a Kindergarten endorsement. Mrs. Mueller taught in the Lutheran schools for seven (7) years full-time before starting their family, and then part-time again since 2006 in a preschool setting, art classes and fourth grade. She has been at St. Paul's for the past eight (8) years and loves working with her students and their families in the PreK setting. She was born in Oxnard, California, grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota, and currently resides in Fort Wayne with her husband, Craig, and their four children. Stephanie's hobbies include a variety of arts and crafts, gardening, walking, and spending time with her family and their various activities!


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 We are very blessed to have Mrs. Kari Nolan as an aide in our Pre-K/lower grades. Mrs. Nolan is also teaching art to our K-4 grade! 

2015 Staff Sue German sgerman@stpaulsfw.org Mrs. German has a B.A. in Education with an emphasis in church music from Concordia University in Seward, NE.  She holds a current Indiana elementary teaching license.  Mrs. German has taught for 19 years with 17 of those years in Lutheran schools in Ohio and Indiana.  German grew up south of Fort Wayne in the rural Decatur area.  She and her husband, Mark, have 5 children and 6 grandchildren.  Mrs. German enjoys singing in choirs, reading, cooking, baking, and traveling to see her children and grandchildren!  

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We are excited to welcome Mrs. Megan Keefer to 1st grade this year!  Although this is her first year teaching 1st grade, we were blessed to have her on staff last school year teaching 4th grade afternoons, helping in Kindergarten and teaching lower grade Art.  Mrs. Keefer graduated from Concordia University, Chicago with a B.A. degree in Elementary Education with endorsments in Middle School Language Arts and Social Studies.  She hold Indiana (K-6) and Illinois (K-9) teaching licenses.  She has a strong teaching philosophy based around Gardner's multiple intelligences.  Megan was born in Woodburn, Indiana and is excited to be serving the students, families and staff at St. Paul's.  She is recently married to her husband, Pat.  Her hobbies include golfing with her family, watching football games, reading, participating in and teaching dance, cooking and traveling.   
2015 Staff Megan Koenemann

Mrs. Koenemann is now entering her third year teaching 2nd grade here at St. Paul’s Lutheran School. She worked for 4 years before that as a teacher aide in the Kindergarten room. She graduated from Ball State University in 2011 with a B.A. degree in Elementary Education with a concentration is State/World Connections. Mrs. Koenemann is a St. Paul's graduate. She has been baptized, confirmed and married here at St. Paul’s. She recently had a son, Jack with her husband of 5 years, Bradley. Her hobbies include golfing, baking and watching documentaries. 


Barb Weitfeldt 2016bwietfeldt@stpaulsfw.org Mrs. Barb Wietfeldt is such a blessing to St. Paul's as an aide in the lower grades!  She graduated from IPFW with a BS/MS in Elementary Education and taught Kindergarten/First Grade for FWCS, retiring in 2012.  She and her husband Dan have 3 children and 3 grandchildren.  Mrs. Wietfeldt enjoys reading, traveling, watching sporting events, and gettign together with family.


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Welcome Miss Madeline Osborne to St. Paul's!  


Ann Fritz 2015 16 photoafritz@stpaulsfw.org Mrs. Ann Fritz has a B.A. in Education (1981) from Concordia University, Chicago, and a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction (1998) from Indiana Wesleyan, Marion, Indiana. She holds a current Indiana teaching license for grades K-8. Mrs. Fritz has served as a teacher, church organist, choir director, and kantor in Lutheran schools in the Fort Wayne area; in Queens, New York; and in Cincinnati, Ohio. The last half of her career she has been a teacher and Associate Kantor at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School. She was born in Napoleon, Ohio, and was inspired to teach because of the loving Christian teaching she received at St. Paul Napoleon. Mrs. Fritz resides in Fort Wayne with her husband Scott. Her three adult children all attended St. Paul's, Concordia Lutheran High School, and Indiana University. Mrs. Fritz’s hobbies include cooking, baking, gardening, travel, reading, knitting, and spending time with family.


2015 Staff Jovita Nack  jnack@stpaulsfw.org Mrs. Nack has a B.A. Education (’92) from Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska and an M.Ed (’05) from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota.  She holds current Nebraska and Indiana K-6 licenses.  Mrs. Nack has served in the Lutheran Church/School for 23 years.  She began teaching at St. Paul’s in Fall 2011.  She was born and raised on a farm near Williamsburg, Iowa, and currently resides in Auburn, Indiana, with her Husband, Jon, and their two children.  Mrs. Nack’s hobbies include singing in the church choir and spending time with her family.

 We welcome Miss Michelle McWilliams to our faculty this year!  

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Vicar Jaseph 2019vjaseph@stpaulsfw.org  Welcome Vicar Philip Jaseph to St. Paul's!  Vicar Jaseph will be teaching 6th grade confirmation this year as he also serves his vicarage (CTS, Fort Wayne) locally at Shepherd in the City Lutheran Church, where is wife, Rachel, is serving her Call as Deaconess.  Prior to obtaining his B.A. from Lehigh University in science/environmental writing and environmental science, Vicar Jaseph served our Synod as a missionary in Kenya.  We are blssed to have Vicar Jaseph as part of our St. Paul's faculty this school year as he continues his studies at CTS.  
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The Rev. Peter C. Cage has a B.S.in Economics ('85) from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, a M.Div. ('91) and M. Sacred Theology ('01) from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne IN. He has served as a parish pastor for 22 years (including as a campus pastor at Ball State University, Muncie IN, and as a military chaplain in the Army National Guard) having served at St. Paul's since 2007.  He was born in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and grew up in Rolling Meadows, IL. He currently resides in Fort Wayne, IN with his wife Patty and their five children. Pastor Cage's hobbies include reading, snacking and following his children to their extra-curricular activities.


Mr. Mezger 2019bmezger@stpaulsfw.org

We welcome Mr. Barry Mezger as our new 7th grade homeroom teacher and middle school science and P.E. teacher for the 2019-20 school year!  Mr. Mezger will also be teaching our 4th grade math and science.  Mr. Mezger is a 2014 graduate of Indiana University with a B.S. in Middle School Education, with concentrations in Math and Science.  Mr. Mezger has taught middle school math/science the past five years in the FWCS system and is looking forward to sharing his many talents with us at St. Paul's as a highly qualified math/science teacher.  He has strong connections to St. Paul's personally and through his wife and children who attended St. Paul's Lutheran School.  We are very blessed to add Mr. Mezger to our faculty this year! 

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Mr. Whirrett has a B.S. Education and a Lutheran Teacher's Diploma (2001) from Concordia University, Nebraska, and an M.Ed/Elementary Administration (2005) from Concordia University, Nebraska. He holds current Indiana (K-8) and Nebraska (K-8) teaching licenses. Mr. Whirrett has served as a teacher in Lutheran Schools for 10 years, with the last two of those years at St. Paul's. He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and currently lives in Grabill with his wife Kristen. Mr. Whirrett enjoys traveling, U.S. History and politics, geography, playing ultimate frisbee, playing and coaching basketball, and the Indianapolis Colts. Because Mr. Whirrett is an avid Colts fan, on Sunday afternoons in the fall you will either find him in his Colts room watching the game, or in his seat at Lucas Oil Stadium for the home games.


Krista Hall 2019


We welcome Mrs. Krista Hall as our Family Financial Counselor!  Mrs. Hall is a graduate of St. Paul's and we are excited to have her return to help our families with enrollment and financial aid. Welcome back to St. Paul's Krista!  

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We welcome Mrs. Pam Richards to St. Paul's this year in our resource room. 


Mrs. Frerking 2019

St. Paul's welcomes Mrs. Susan frerking as our new middle school Literature/English Language Arts Teacher.  Mrs. Frerking earned her B.A. from the University of Western Ontario (1990), earned additional certifications from the Universities of Windsor and Toronto (1991), earned a Masters degree in Int’l Teaching from Framingham State University (1995), and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University, Portland. Mrs. Frerking has quite an extensive teaching and instructional coaching resume nationally and internationally, having taught in Canada, Mexico, Hong Kong, Shanghai (China), Hanoi (Vietnam), and most recently as teacher/instructional coach in a couple of our local Lutheran schools (St. Peter’s and Holy Cross). She moved here four years ago with her husband, Patrick (Principal of CLHS) and family. She looks forward to sharing her Literature-English/Language Arts expertise with our St. Paul’s middle school students.  Welcome to our St. Paul's family!  

Renee Marinko 2016
Mrs. Renee Marinko graduated from Concordia University Chicago in 1986 with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.  In 1988, she received her Master's Degree from Indiana University in Elementary Education with a Reading endorsement.  She has taught in Lutheran schools in Connecticut, California and most recently, St. Paul's Lutheran School after taking time to stay home with her four children.  She is currently the Title I Teacher at St. Paul's, having taught lower grade art and 4th grade math and science previously.  She enjoys working as a team on the same staff as her husband, Paul, and also loves family time, traveling,baking, music (signing and organ) and the outdoors!  

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Kevin Hildebrand is a graduate of Concordia University, River Forest, and has master's degrees in music and theology from The University of Michigan and Concordia Theological Seminary, respectively. Kantor Hildebrand's full time work is at Concordia Theological Seminary, and is privileged to serve as Associate Kantor and Youth Choir Director at St. Paul's. Prior to moving to Fort Wayne, Kantor Hildebrand was a Lutheran school teacher and church musician for seven years in the Detroit area. A Michigan native, he grew up on a farm and enjoys music, gardening, home improvement, and spending time with his wife and three daughters.


We are blessed to have Mrs. Amy Schueler instructing our strings program at St. Paul's  All of our second graders are introduced to the violin by Mrs. Schueler in the fall and grades 2-8 have the opportunity to continue strings instruction with her.  

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Mr. Todd Phillips is part of the music program at St. Paul's!  Mr. Phillips grew up in NE Indiana, received his BS in Music Education from IPFW and a Master of Arts in Music from Ball State University.  He has been teaching music to students of all ages for over 24 years!  Mr. Phillips has been playing musical instruments since he was a child and he enjoys sharing his love of music!  Along with teaching music, Mr. Phillips also arranges and compose musical pieces for variuos groups and is a freelance musician (playing trumpet, keyboard and trombone).


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As a lifelong membr of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and a graduate of the school, Mrs. Carla Kleinschmidt is honored to serve as the Admission Counselor, a position she has held since 2012.  She and her husband Steve have two grown children, both graduates of St. Paul's and teachers in Fort Wayne, and also three grandchildren.  It is her responsibility to share with prospective families why St. Paul's is the best Lutheran school to assist with their children's academic and spiritual growth.  She is thrilled to share the St. Paul's story and all it has to offer students and families.




We are blessed to have Mrs. Kris Hall oversee the school office as the School Administrative Assistant/Secretary.

Trainer Julie
Mrs. Julie Trainer keeps our children well fed and nourished at St. Paul's Lutheran School!  A life long native of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Trainer attended Zion Lutheran School, Concordia Lutheran High School and secretarial classes at D.G.T.S., a division of Indiana University.  Mrs. Trainer has been the Cafeteria Manager at St. Paul's for 19 years.  Her hobbies include reading, jigsaw puzzles, long walks with pets and friends.  She is married and has two children.

King Stacey
Mrs. Stacey King is the Director of our extended care program, Bear Tracks and she assists in the cafeteria.


Margo Ernst 2016
Mrs. Margo Ernst is the buisness Administrator for the entire St. Paul's campus (both church and school). 


Lilly Lahey 2016llahey@stpaulsfw.org

We recently welcomed Mrs. Lilly Lahey as our church secretary!  Mrs. Lahey has a B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Telecommunications from Indiana University.  She has served in Lutheran congregations for over seven years as an administrative assistant.  She was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in Zanesville, Indiana.  Lilly resides in Churubusco with her husband Brent and two daughters, Lydia and Sophie.  Her interests include spending as much time as possible with family, traveling, reading, playing cards and rollerblading.

Kevin Davis 2016


Mr. Kevan Davis is the Maintenance Supervisor for the entire St. Paul's campus (both church and school)..