Alan Brown, Superintendent
Natalie Schiets, Principal
Sarah Rewoldt, Church and School Secretary
Melanie Wahlgren, Church and School Secretary
Marcela Repka, Financial Administrator
Lisa Ruck, Nursery and Preschool, Music, and Art
Leah Kelley, Kindergarten
Dana Nutter, 1st & 2nd Grades
Cathy Klewer, 2nd Grade
Christine Rahe, 3rd & 4th Grades
Madelyn Hetrick, 3rd & 5th Grades
Paige Busdiecker, 5th & 6th Grades
Kay Dicken, Intervention and Gifts
Terri Kruse, 1st/2nd Grade Aide
Kim Rodriguez, Nursery Aide and Extended Care
Jeni Liszak, Nursery Aide and Extended Care
Sandra Bringman, School Nurse
Shelley Johnson, Food Service Supervisor
Nick Garcia, Custodian
Montana Garcia, Custodian
Angie Briones, Property & Maintenance
Anne Grove, Extended Care Aide
Carol Hovis, Food Service
The Rev. G. Alan Brown II, OSL began his ministry at Solomon Lutheran Church and School in July of 2019.
He has served churches in Tennessee and Ohio for over two decades. Pr. Brown holds a Bachelor of Arts in Church Vocations from Martin Methodist College (Pulaski, TN.) and a Master Divinity Degree from United Theological Seminary (Dayton, OH.) where he studied sacramental thought and liturgical practice.
Rev. Brown was the 2009 recipient of the Hoyt L. Hickman Award for excellence in liturgical scholarship and practice. Pastor Brown has also done Post-Graduate/Doctoral course work in congregational leadership Northwestern University’s Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (Chicago, IL.).
Pastor Brown is passionate about building a Christian community that welcomes, loves and accepts all persons, the sacraments of the church, liturgical theology, and leading the church to be the hands and feet of Christ in the world.
Pastor Alan is available to you for any pastoral care needs that you may have including: prayer, counseling, confession, Baptisms, Holy Communion (for the sick or homebound), weddings, funerals or just talking about life, marriage, kids, hockey or classic rock and jazz music over a cup of coffee.
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.
Melanie earned her Bachelor’s degree from BGSU and majored in Visual Communication Technologies. With over 12 years of office management experience, over 18 years of graphic design experience, and a lifetime of Christianity, she has found Solomon to be a natural fit for her gifts and talents. Originally from Toledo, she now resides with her husband, Matt and 3 daughters in Fremont, OH. Two of her children attend Solomon and one is a future Crusader!
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!
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!
Leah attended Bowling Green State University for her bachelors in social work (2003) and then received her masters from the University of Toledo in early childhood education (2011). She previously taught kindergarten in Burkburnett, Texas and worked as an ESL (English as a Second Language) aide and substitute teacher upon moving back to Ohio in 2013.
Leah’s three children, Savannah, Austin, and Libby attend Solomon. She feels blessed to be a part of the school staff and have her children involved in a wonderful Christian learning environment. Any spare time Leah has is joyfully devoted to spending time with her children and family.
Dana Nutter is a 1999 graduate of BGSU. After graduation she worked as a preschool teacher and then was a substitute teacher for several years. She recently became a full-time teacher after being a substitute teacher. She kept busy as a stay at home mom for 13 years in between. She also is the educational coordinator for her church and an active member of youth soccer as a coach and board member. She and her husband have 3 children whom are 16, 13, and 8 years old. They are very active in soccer, band, track and field, quiz bowl, student council and 4-H. In her free time she likes to take her dog for walks, enjoys home improvement projects and likes to be outside.
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.
Terri Kruse became employed at Solomon in August of 2001 as the nursery aide and after several years moved in to the 1st/2nd grade 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.
Jeni Liszak is a Solomon Nursery/Preschool and Extended Care Aide. She has been employed by Solomon since 2011 and finds her work extremely rewarding. She is a graduate of Northwest State Community College with an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. Prior to working at Solomon, Jeni worked at St. John’s Nurturing Center in Genoa for over 8 years, Kids World for 6 years as a preschool teacher and was a Head Start teacher for 2 years.
Jeni is a active parishioner of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Genoa where she is part of the Mom’s Group, Vacation Bible School and volunteers at the annual feather party.
She lives in Woodville with her husband Joe and their two children, Julia and Joey.
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