301 S. Oak St. • Kendallville, IN 46755

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Meet our faculty and staff 

Our people are dedicated to the well-being and future of your child. 

Tim Walz

Principal
twalz@stjohneagles.org
Mr. Walz graduated from Valparaiso University with a B.S. in Elementary Education. He received his colloquy from Concordia University, River Forest, IL, and his M.Ed. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Leadership from Oakland University. Mr. Walz began as principal at St. John in 2011.

Alisha Mast

Preschool Teacher
amast@stjohneagles.org
Mrs. Mast graduated from Indiana University, Fort Wayne with a B.S. in Secondary Education and is currently working on her Early Childhood endorsement. She began teaching at St. John in 2018.

Karen Koehlert

Kindergarten Teacher
kkoehlert@stjohneagles.org
Ms. Koehlert graduated from Concordia University, Wisconsin with a B.A. in Elementary Education. She received her M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood from Concordia University, Portland, OR. She began teaching at St. John in 2018.

Jill Furniss

First Grade Teacher
jfurniss@stjohneagles.org
Mrs. Furniss graduated from Indiana University - Purdue University, Fort Wayne with a B.S. in Psychology and an MBA from Taylor University. She received her teaching certificate from Taylor University. She began teaching at St. John in 2018.

Jenny Kline

Second Grade Teacher
jkline@stjohneagles.org
Mrs. Kline graduated from Indiana University, Fort Wayne, with a B.A. in Elementary Education. She began teaching at St. John in 2016.

Peggy Schroeder

Third Grade Teacher
pschroeder@stjohneagles.org
Mrs. Schroeder graduated from Ball State University with a B.S. in Elementary Education. She received her colloquy from Concordia, Ann Arbor, MI. She taught at St. John from 1991-2001, took time off for her family, and returned in 2010.

Michele Gerst

Fourth Grade Teacher
mgerst@stjohneagles.org
Mrs. Gerst graduated from Indiana University, Ft. Wayne with a B.S. in Elementary Education. She began teaching at St. John in 2015.

Lori Blackburn

Fourth Grade Teacher
lblackburn@stjohneagles.org
Mrs. Blackburn graduated from Ball State University in Muncie with a B.S. in Elementary Education. She began teaching at St. John in 2017.

Vernie Scheiber

Fifth Grade Teacher
vscheiber@stjohneagles.org
Mrs. Scheiber graduated from Concordia Teachers College, Seward, NE, with a B.S. in Education. He received his M. Ed. from the University of Missouri. He began teaching at St. John in 1986.

LouAnne Pillers

Sixth Grade Teacher
lpillers@stjohneagles.org
Mrs. Pillers graduated from Indiana University, Fort Wayne, with a B.S. in Secondary Education. She began teaching at St. John in 2012.
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Don Schroeder

Seventh Grade Teacher/Admissions Counselor
dschroeder@stjohneagles.org
Mr. Schroeder graduated from Concordia University, Ann Arbor, with a B.A. in Secondary Education. He began teaching at St. John in 2012.

Jeff Neuman

Eighth Grade Teacher
jneuman@stjohneagles.org
Mr. Neuman graduated from Concordia University, Ann Arbor, MI, with a B.A. in Elementary Education with a major in music and a minor in math. He began teaching at St. John in 2017.

Sarah Koch

Resource Room Teacher
skoch@stjohneagles.org
Miss Koch graduated from Concordia University, Ann Arbor with a B.A. in Secondary Education (major in special education and minor in mathematics). She began teaching at St. John in 2018.

Darcy  Barr

Physical Education Teacher
dbarr@stjohneagles.org
Mrs. Barr graduated from Ball State University with a B.S. in K-12 Physical Education and 5-8 Life Sciences. She began teaching at St. John in 2013.

Tina Wilkinson

Music
twilkinson@stjohneagles.org
Mrs. Wilkinson graduated from Taylor University with a B.A. in music business. She began teaching at St. John in 2017.

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St. John Lutheran School
301 S. Oak St.
Kendallville, IN  46755

Phone: (260) 347-2444
Email: school@stjohneagles.org

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St. John Lutheran Church
301 South Oak St.
Kendallville, IN 46755
(260) 347-2444
twalz@stjohneagles.org