Alan Brown, Superintendent
Natalie Schiets, Principal
Sarah Rewoldt, Church and School Secretary
Tricia McElfresh, Communication Specialist
Marcela Repka, Financial Administrator
Lisa Ruck, Kindergarten
Dana Nutter, 1st Grade
Angela Andrews, 2nd Grade
Christine Rahe, 2nd & 3rd Grades
Paige Busdiecker, 4th & 5th Grades
Terri Kruse, 1st/2nd Grade Aide
Kim Rodriguez, Preschool Aide, school janitor
Jeni Liszak, Preschool
Sandra Bringman, School Nurse
Shelley Johnson, Head Cook
Angie Briones, Property & Maintenance
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 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 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 one son, Chase.
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.
Tricia McElfresh joined the Solomon Lutheran School staff in the summer of 2021 as the Communication Specialist. She has a Bachelor’s in Communication from BGSU, and a Master’s in Youth Ministry from Huntington University, in progress. Tricia and her husband, Michael, have two young adult children and are a longtime military family. Tricia is a member of Hayes Memorial UMC in Fremont, where she has been the Youth Minister since 2018. She belongs to Clyde Career Women, serves as an Administrator for the Clyde Green-Springs News Facebook Group, and has served as a Family Support Contact for the 180th Fighter Wing in Swanton, Ohio. She recently retired from Noah’s Ark Preschool in Fremont, where she served as the Administrator since 2002. Tricia enjoys watching true crime and forensics, camping, and spending time with her family and her youth group!
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!
Dana Nutter is a 1999 graduate of BGSU. After graduation she worked as a preschool teacher and a substitute teacher before finding her place at Solomon. She kept busy as a stay at home mom and soccer coach for 13 years in between. She and her husband have 3 children. They are very active in soccer, band, track and field, quiz bowl, student council and 4-H. In her free time she likes to read, take her dog for walks, enjoys home improvement projects and likes to be outside.
Angela (Anji) Andrews grew up in Woodville and attended Solomon Lutheran Church until she moved away from the area for 30 years. While living in Nashville, TN, she received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Belmont University and taught 3rd grade for 2 years at a private Christian school in Nashville. Anji then moved to Mansfield for almost 20 years, the last 5 of which she served as a Title I Tutor at Mansfield Christian School. Upon returning to this area in the summer of 2018, Anji served as a Title I Reading Teacher for grades K-4 at Coy Elementary School in Oregon for one year, and then she returned to the classroom full-time when she took a 2nd grade teaching position at Queen of Apostles Catholic School in Toledo in 2019. God’s perfect plan has brought her full-circle back to Solomon, and she is very excited to be teaching in the classrooms where she attended Sunday School as a child. In her free time, she enjoys walking her dog, Trixie, and spending time with her family. She has 2 grown children – Nick and Natalie – who both also live in the area. The annual Andrews Family Camping Trip each summer is a tradition that she looks forward to every year.
Christine found the perfect fit in the elementary level at Solomon. She started her Solomon career in 1999, teaching second graders for ten years, which she absolutely enjoyed. Her career at Solomon, then moved to third and fourth grade in 2009. This year, she will return to the 2nd and 3rd grade classroom. She is always looking forward to where her job may land her next at Solomon! She knows her place will always be somewhere on the Solomon teaching staff.
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!
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 the Preschool teacher. 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 an 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.
Shelley was born and raised in Defiance, OH and graduated from Defiance Senior High School. She then went on to graduate from Toledo Academy of Beauty Culture in Toledo, OH. She was a self-employed managing cosmetologist & nail tech for over 15 years before she met and married her husband, Scotty, and moved to Genoa where they currently reside. They have a 14 year old son; Jordan, who is active in baseball and football at Genoa High School, and her husband is employed at Whirlpool in Clyde. She was a stay-at-home mom and wife for 11 years before joining Solomon’s head team as the Head Cook.
They are members and attend Grace Community Church in Northwood, OH. She also likes to get back to her hometown where her parents and siblings still reside.
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