Pastor Kristina Ahlman, Superintendent
Natalie Schiets, Principal
Sarah Rewoldt, Church and School Secretary
Amy Zeller, Church and School Secretary
Marcela Repka, Financial Administrator
Shannon Markel, Admissions Coordinator
Emily Hemminger, Director of Youth and Family Ministries
Lisa Ruck, Nursery and Preschool, Music, and Art
Kristina Westmark, Kindergarten
Marissa Caldwell, 1st & 2nd Grades
Cathy Klewer, 2nd Grade
Christine Rahe, 3rd & 4th Grades
Madelyn Hetrick, 3rd & 5th Grades
Paige Busdiecker, 5th & 6th Grades
Zachary Floro, Intervention and Gifts
Terri Kruse, Pre-School Aide
Kim Rodriguez, Nursery Aide and Extended Care
Sandra Bringman, School Nurse
Ginny Schroeder, Food Service Supervisor
Mike Moreno, Custodian
Pastor Kristina Ahlman received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Cornell University in 1981, her Master of Divinity from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia in 1985 and was ordained on November 3, 1985.
She served as the Associate Pastor and Campus Chaplain at St. Matthew’s Trinity Lutheran Church and Steven’s Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ for two years and served as the solo Pastor at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brooklyn NY for eight years.
From 1996 through August 2012, Pastor Ahlman was the solo pastor at Calvary Lutheran Church in Hauppauge NY. In addition to her work as a Pastor, she served as Chaplain for the FBI in Manhattan for eight years and for the Suffolk County Department of Social Services for six years.
In 2011, Pastor Ahlman was elected the Dean of the ELCA’s Western Suffolk Conference where she was a liaison between the Synod and the churches in that conference.
Pastor Ahlman came to Solomon in September 2012 as both the pastor of the church and the Superintendent of the school. She and her husband, Tors, are avid Solomon basketball fans. Currently, Pastor Ahlman also serves on the Congregational Resource Team of the Northwestern Ohio Synod.
She has been married for 15 years to her husband, Tors, who is a retired engineer. She has two adult children (a son living in NJ and a daughter who serves with ELCA Global Mission in Japan), three adult step-children and two step-grand kids. Pastor Ahlman enjoys hiking, sailing, skiing, reading mysteries and exploring new places.
There is nothing better than coming into School in the morning and having smiling students mob me with lots of hugs.
Natalie Schiets earned both her Master of Education in Administration and Supervision and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University. She became Principal of Solomon Lutheran School in August of 2007. Prior to beginning her post as Principal, Mrs. Schiets was the Solomon Summer Child Care Program Director and Substitute Teacher at Solomon and other local school districts. Mrs. Schiets was a Construction Project Manager at the Medical College of Ohio from 1992-1999.
Mrs. Schiets and her husband, Dennis, have two children who graduated from Solomon Lutheran School and are members of Solomon Lutheran Church. In her after school time, Mrs. Schiets enjoys attending her children’s sporting events. Her parents and two of her three siblings still reside in the Columbus, Ohio area in which she grew up.
Sarah is a Woodmore and Terra State Community College graduate. Before joining Solomon’s team as the Administrative Assistant for the church and school in May of 2016, she worked at Young’s MFG Housing in Fremont, OH, Preferred Construction in Perrysburg, OH and most recently Martin Marietta in Woodville, OH. Sarah was born and raised in Woodville and has been a Solomon member her entire life. She and her husband Dave, a native of Genoa, OH, have been married for 21 years and have one son, Chase who attended Solomon School and is currently a student at Penta Career Center.
As a lifelong member of Solomon Lutheran Church, I have seen many changes, but there has always been one constant at Solomon – It’s dedication to provide a solid Christian education to all students.
Amy grew up in Gibsonburg, Ohio and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting from Wilmington College. Prior to coming to Solomon she worked for Champion International in Hamilton, Ohio as an Accountant. Her family returned to the Northwest, Ohio area where she worked for Jerry Haar Excavating as the Office Manager.
Amy and her husband Jim have been married for 22 years. They live in Woodville, Ohio with their two children, Marina who is a junior at the University of Toledo and Tyler who attended Solomon Lutheran School for Preschool/Kindergarten and will currently be a freshman at Woodmore High School.
Marcela graduated from the Business Academy of Ostrava, Czech Republic in 1991. She studied internal trade, retail management, economics and accounting principals. She lives in Elmore with her husband Tony and her three children. They are active members in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church where she serves as a member of baptismal preparation team, second grade catechist and youth ministry team member. She is also on the Harris-Elmore public library board.
In the Czech Republic, she worked for the unemployment state services as an attorney’s clerk; and Light House Mission Ministries & Language School as the financial administrator. In the United States she worked for Aeroquip-Vickers, Inc. as a tax clerk for 3 years. Before she was hired by Solomon School she was a stay at home mom for 13 years. Her most favorite thing to do is being up the mountains with God and her family and her favorite sport is skiing.
I am happy to be a part of the Solomon School team of dedicated staff to the children and the mission of the School. My children attended Solomon’s preschool in the past and they loved it here. I love everyone at Solomon, especially Mrs. Perez, because she keeps me organized, up to date and on my toes!
Shannon grew up in Northeast Ohio and received her B.A. in International Business and Economics and German from the University of Mount Union. After receiving her M.Ed. in Elementary Education (grades 1-6) from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, she moved to Los Angeles and taught grades 3 and 5 in an independent school. After moving to NYC in 2008, Shannon made the transition from classroom teacher to admission professional, and she quickly became the Director of Admission at one of NYC’s many competitive nursery schools. After the birth of their daughter in 2013, Shannon and her husband moved their growing family to Connecticut, where she was the Associate Director of Admission at a boarding school. New opportunities brought them to NW Ohio in the summer of 2014, and last year Shannon was the Associate Director of Admission for the Early Learning Center at Maumee Valley Country Day School. Shannon truly enjoys helping schools build strong communities, and she is looking forward to working with Solomon while having a chance to spend more time with her two year old daughter, Penelope.
Emily Hemminger grew up in Genoa, OH and received her Bachelor’s of Music with additional Youth Ministry studies from Capital University in 2015. After spending most of her childhood summers basking in God’s presence at Beulah Beach Camp and Retreat Center, Emily returned to Beulah Beach as a staff member in 2013 and 2014, serving as a day camp counselor and on-the-road worship leader for two summers. Upon graduation, Emily joined the Solomon team as Director of Youth and Family Ministries in May 2015.
Emily and her husband Justin live in Millbury, OH with their super cool son, Jude. Together, they enjoy hanging out with Solomon’s Jr. & Sr. High youth on Wednesday nights and getting to know kids & families at Solomon’s many fun events. She loves leading her Solomon Elementary kiddos in silly songs at Chapel and enjoys eating lunch with the students each week. In addition, Emily enjoys leading Solomon’s first contemporary Praise & Worship band every fourth Sunday of the month. She has a huge heart for Jesus, youth, music, fun, and family!
Lisa has lived her whole life outside of Pemberville and is a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church where she works with the youth choir and the praise team, Ps98. She graduated from Eastwood HS and BGSU with a BS in Education and married her high school sweetheart, Doug. They have 3 children – Tyler, Holden, and Carys. After teaching several years at Eastwood Local Schools, she stayed home with her children. Lisa and her family are busily involved in their church, 4-H-I-O, soccer, track & cross country, Brownies and Boy Scout Troop #344. In addition to music, she plans and help teach the exciting summer camps!
I feel blessed to be a part of Solomon and am excited for each day that I’m here to teach!
Kristina Westmark graduated from Eastwood/Penta Career Center (Early Childhood Education) in 2004. She worked at several childcare centers (including being a Sunday school teacher) before going on to be the Assistant Director of All About the Kids Learning Center LLC in Bowling Green. She assisted in opening the center from the ground up and stayed on for 3 years.
After that she became a paraprofessional at Elmwood Elementary where she worked with children from Kindergarten-6thgrade for 8yrs. During this time she went back to Owens Community College and obtained her Associates for Early Childhood Education. She then went on to obtain her Bachelors for Early Childhood Education K-3.
Over the course of the last ten years she has worked with children of varying abilities from the most intense needs to the highly gifted. She has taken several professional development classes outside of the college coursework including CPR, first aid, child abuse prevention recognition, sensory training, behavior management, and working with children with varying needs. She believes children learn best when they are well loved. Her focus is center learning and sensory based learning.
In her free time she enjoys spending time with her 4yr old daughter Kinsley, reading books and going on fun day trips to the lake, zoo and local parks.
Cathy received her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Education from the University of Toledo. She taught one year of fifth grade at St. Jerome in Walbridge before joining the Jerusalem Elementary staff in the Oregon City Schools. She taught 13 years in first grade and 16 years in second grade before retiring in 2015. After a year off, she joins the Solomon staff as the half-day second grade teacher for Language Arts and Math. She is very excited to be part of this awesome place!
Cathy and her husband Keith (retired) have two adult children. Ann recently married and is a graphic designer for the Toledo Zoo. Todd lives in Philadelphia as a 3M salesman.
Train up a child in the way he should go. Even when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Christine received her Bachelor of Education from the University of Toledo in 1987. She obtained her Masters in Curriculum and Design in 2000 from Bowling Green State University.
She has had a wide variety of teaching experiences prior to coming to Solomon. She taught preschool for 6 years at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, was a special needs teacher at Fassett Middle School, and also had a high school experience at Vanguard Vocational.
She found the perfect fit in the elementary level at Solomon. She started her Solomon career teaching second graders for ten years, which she absolutely enjoyed. She is currently loving working with third and fourth graders for the last five years.
My other teaching assignment at Solomon is that of Art teacher for K-6 grades. This part of my job allows me to meet younger students before I actually get them in my classroom and stay connected with older students that I already had in class. This is what I love most about teaching at Solomon. We are like a big family…God’s family. Sharing God’s word with children in Chapel and during Devotions has changed my life…and I hope theirs as well. I feel a connection with these children that I have never felt in other teaching experiences. Solomon families understand the value of a school like Solomon, which makes my job the best one in the world!
Madelyn (Haar) Hetrick graduated from Harris-Elmore High School. She then earned her Bachelor’s degree in education from Capital University, Columbus, Ohio. Additional work was completed at BGSU and UT.
She married Donald Hetrick who is now deceased. They had three children: Deborah works for Ohio Health, Donna teaches at Springfield NW and David who is also a Solomon member. She has four grandchildren who were all active Solomon students.
Mrs. Hetrick teaches 3rd grade Reading, Spelling, Cursive and Social Studies, 5th grade Reading, Spelling, Math and US History, and 6th grade Reading.
Paige is from Woodville, Ohio and graduated from Woodmore High School. She is a graduate from Bowling Green State University, earning her Bachelors of Science degree in 7-12 Social Studies Education. Currently, she is enrolled in the K-12 Intervention Specialist Masters program at BGSU. Before teaching at Solomon, Paige was a substitute teacher and tutor at Lakota Local Schools. In her spare time, Paige enjoys spending time with family, friends, and being on the family farm.
He coaches both varsity football and softball. His wife, Tasha, is a 7th and 8th science teacher at Lakota. Tasha coaches varsity softball and volleyball. They have two dogs named Jetta and Frazier.
What I believe makes Solomon different from other schools is having unique resources that best prepares each student for their future. This is achieved by smaller classroom sizes and the ability to provide students with enriched learning experiences. I really enjoy working with students to give them extra individual support, because it challenges me to think differently. The best part of my job is watching my students work hard and achieve a goal that they have set for themselves.
Terri Kruse became employed at Solomon in August of 2001 as the nursery aide and after several years moved in to the preschool aide position. She married Kim Kruse here at Solomon, who has been a lifelong member of the church and past student of the school. She has two children, Kenny and Kari-both alumni of Solomon. Both Kenny and Kari were baptized and confirmed at Solomon, as were their dad and his siblings. It was with her kid’s questions, interest and faith that she was baptized and became a member of Solomon. She enjoys camping and traveling, reading, and loves chasing her kids wherever they take her. Terri and her family live in Woodville.
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