Meet the Staff


  

 
Pastor Marggraf- Pastor/Co-Principal
Pastor Paul Marggraf graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, WI, with a Masters Degree in Theology in 1984. Before coming to Mt. Olive in Delano, Pastor Marggraf served churches in Bowdle and Brookings, SD. He also served as the WELS Campus Minister at South Dakota State University (SDSU) in Brookings. He has been serving as the pastor of Mt. Olive since February of 2000. Pastor Marggraf married Meg Spaude in 1982. They have been blessed with three children.

email: pastor@mtolivedelano.org
 

Mrs. Shannon Schmidt-
 Co-Principal/Office Administrator


Mrs. Shannon Schmidt grew up in southeastern Wisconsin and attended Lakeside Lutheran High School. After graduating from Marquette University, Mrs. Schmidt taught in Milwaukee for eight years, and then became a school administrator for the next eight years. She is married and has three children who attend Mt. Olive Lutheran School.

Background:
-2000 - Graduated from Marquette University with degrees in Spanish Literature and Language & Sociology
-2000 - Taught middle school Math, Reading/Language Arts, Spanish and Music for five years
-2003 - Graduated from Alverno College with a Master's degree in Education
-2005 - Taught high school Spanish for three years
-2008 - Became a school administrator at a middle school
-2012 - Graduated from Marquette University with a degree in Educational Leadership and a Principal's Certificate
-2018 - Began serving as Co-Principal at Mt. Olive

 
email: shannon@mtolivedelano.org

 

Ms. Marah Schneider -
 6th-8th Grade Teacher

Miss Schneider grew up in Schertz, Texas where she lived with her Dad who is a Pastor and her mom, along with six younger siblings. She went to high school at Luther Prep in Watertown, WI. After graduating from LPS, she went to Martin Luther College where she graduated in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Education. In her free time, she enjoys shopping, working out, playing volleyball, watching Netflix and planning her summer 2019 wedding.
Background:
 
-2018- Graduated from Martin Luther College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education

email: marah@mtolivedelano.org
 

Mrs. Meg Marggraf-
 3rd-5th Grade Teacher, Organist


What a wonderful opportunity I have to continue the formal education of these precious children at Mt. Olive! It's a privilege and responsibility for which I am grateful. As the oldest of eight siblings, I guess I've always been a "teacher" and am glad that God guided me along the path to be able to continue to teach. Working with the rest of our staff and the parents here at Mt. Olive is also a great blessing!

email: meg@mtolivedelano.org

Background:
-1980- Graduated from Dr. Martin Luther College
-1980- Assigned to teach grades 3-4 at Centennial Lutheran School in Milwaukee, WI
-1982- Resigned from teaching to get married. Substitute taught in many parochial and public schools at the various places we've lived during my husbands pastoral ministry.
-2000- Called to teach Kindergarten at Mt. Olive as well as playing Organ
-2016- Began working as Mt. Olive Lutheran Preschool Assistant Teacher.
-2017- Began working as Mt. Olive Lutheran Grades 3-5 Teacher
 

Mrs. Eileen Wassermann-
 Kindergarten-2nd Grade Teacher

I grew up on a dairy farm near Iron Ridge, WI. My parents, along with my brother and his family still live on that farm. I graduated from Hustisford High School. I attended Dr. Martin Luther College (DMLC, now MLC) , graduating in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in  Education. I was assigned to grades 1-2 here at Mt. Olive. Over the next 12 years I taught 1st-4th grades in a variety of combinations.

In 1995 I married Randy Wassermann. Our marriage was blessed with two daughters, Megan & Samantha. They both graduated from Mt. Olive Lutheran School.  During my years away from teaching, I worked at a bakery, did daycare, and for 10 years I was the cook here at Mt. Olive. I recently substitute taught at several public schools.

I have attended a variety of classes and workshops to enrich my teaching; many focused on reading. Recently I have attended classes on classroom management and Google tools.

email: eileen@mtolivedelano.org

Background:

 

Mrs. Katrina Wascher-
 ECE Director, Preschool Teacher

I graduated from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN in May 2013 with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. My first call was in May 2013 to open a Preschool in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, where I lived and worked for two years. My husband and I then spent a year living and exploring in California, before settling back down in Minneapolis where I taught at a community preschool for the 2016-2017 school year.

I am delighted to have the privilege of working with the little lambs at Mt. Olive, and partnering with their parents in beginning their lifelong journey in education! I see each child as a competent, capable, unique child of God and do my best to tailor a hands-on curriculum that meets each individual's needs.

 

My own family consists of myself, my husband Nathan, our very spoiled dog and cat (Izzy and Piper), and our first son whom we are expecting this October--God is good!


email: katrina@mtolivedelano.org

 


Mrs. Julie Tomfohrde- Preschool Assistant Teacher

email: julie@mtolivedelano.org