Joseph JankeJoe Janke

Mr. Joe Janke is a recent graduate of Martin Luther College who began his teaching career at St. Paul's in 2013. He enjoys putting his education into practice with his students, helping them grow spiritually, socially, and academically every day. Outside of the classroom, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Christy, and their friends, as well as playing and watching all kinds of sports, especially baseball.

Grades: 7th/8th
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Phone: (715) 235-9622 x18


 Craig SteinkeCraig Steinke

Craig is in his 9th year of teaching in Lutheran schools. Prior to receiving the call to St. Paul's Menomonie, Craig served at Bethany Lutheran School in Kenosha, WI. He loves the challenges and the rewards each day brings as he grows in his faith and helps the children grow in theirs. Along with teaching, Craig enjoys coaching basketball here at St. Paul's. In his free time he loves spending time with family and friends, golfing in the summer, and skiing in the winter.

Grades: 5th/6th
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Phone: (715) 235-9622 x19


 NOID1Y01102Karen Krueger

Mrs. Karen Krueger has worked with elementary children for over twenty-five years. She has served at Lutheran schools in Florida, Texas, and southern Wisconsin before settling in Menomonie with her husband Tom and their three children. In addition to many music activities at school and church, she can be seen officiating at school volleyball games or coaching cheerleading. The Kruegers enjoy going to auctions, gardening, and restoring their vintage farmhouse.

Grades: 3rd/4th
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Phone: (715) 235-9622 x20


 NOID1Y01012Cathy Tinkey

Cathy treasures her opportunity to learn daily from the first and second graders that God has placed into her care. She values worshiping at St. Paul's to hear God's Word preached in its truth and purity.


Grades: 1st/2nd
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Phone: (715) 235-9622 x21


 Christy PictureChristy Janke

Mrs. Christy Janke graduated from Martin Luther College in 2012, with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She is working toward her Masters in Education at UW-Stout. She is looking forward to being able to share God’s word with his little children. Mrs. Janke has a hands on learning environment, where the children are actively a part of their own learning. While not working at school or on homework, Mrs. Janke enjoys spending time with her husband, Joe, and their friends. She loves cooking, making and listening to music,catching up with her large family, exercising, and watching her husband play baseball.

Grades: Kindergarten
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Phone: (715) 235-9622 x22


NOID1Y01032Kristin Hadenfeldt

Kristin loves sharing God's Word with her class! If you peek into her classroom any school morning you can find them very busy learning their letters, counting, doing experiments, making crafts, reading books and other fun (and sometimes messy) activities. She enjoys hiking, camping, and fishing with her husband Loren and their 2 daughters.


Grades: Preschool
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Phone: (715) 235-9622 x14