Rev. Christopher Gillespie – Pastor & Catechist
Pr. Christopher R. Gillespie was ordained into the Office of Holy Ministry on July 25, A+D 2010. He earned a Masters of Divinity in 2009 from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana. He has previously served congregations in Indiana and Chicago. Pastor and his wife, Anne, have been blessed with nine children. He also enjoys roasting coffee, recording choral music, and producing podcasts for Higher Things & 1517.
Mrs. Cassie Makela – Administrator & 4K/K Teacher
Cassandra Makela began her service as School Administrator and Teacher at St. John Lutheran School in July of 2017. She is a 2006 graduate of Concordia University Wisconsin with a triple major in Lutheran Education, English, and History, at which time she received the Dr. Marsha Konz Student Educator Award and the Moeller Award for English. She earned her Master of Science in Education – Educational Design and Technology (CUW) and an early childhood certificate program through Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. She has over 11 years of teaching experience that spans 4K-12th grade and includes both online and face-to-face classrooms.