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If your family is looking for a school which offers a Christian based curriculum, excellent student to teacher ratio, and a caring staff to help your child excel, come to St. John Lutheran School.                                                                                                   


School Administrator

As members of St. John Church, Mary Jo and her husband Bob are avid supporters of St. John School. With grandchildren currently attending it is the fourth generation for the Prahl family at St. John School. Mary Jo has served on the school board for many years and is retired after teaching special education in the public schools for 26 years. Seeing the value of quality Christian Education and a dedication to St. John School has lead to becoming Administrator. In her spare time, Mary Jo loves to spend time with her family and enjoys cooking. Genealogy and antiques, especially family heirlooms, are also her interests. Email:



Administrative assistant/Secretary is Angie Wenzel. Angie and her husband Virgil have been active members at St. Church and School. Their children Jonathon and Jessica both attended St. John School and now are attending college. Angie is an avid gardener, likes to fish, loves bowhunting and spending time with family and friends.   lEmail:

As our 5-8 grade teacher we welcome Kelly Zweck. She is certified regular education K-8.  Kelly has a lot of experience with teaching multi-level children with individual educational needs since she has been a long-term substitute for the D.C. Everest and Wausau school districts. Free time activities are reading, gardening and catching up with new teaching and learning approaches.


Kristen Zietlow our 2-4 grade teacher.She graduated from UW- Green Bay with a degree in teaching regular education for grades 1-8. She substituted in Wausau, Marathon, Stratford, and Edgar for several years before teaching full time at St. Joseph in Stratford. In her free time she likes to read, watch movies, and spend time with her family. 




Tracy Benz our K-1 teacher. After graduating from UW La Crosse she taught First grade in Edgar for four years. Tracy and her family are active members here at St. John’s. In her free time, Tracy enjoys spending time with her boys, Keagen and Paxton.


Our Preschool/K4 teacher is Suzette Bangart. Suzette graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. She also has many years experience as a Preschool Sunday School and VBS Teacher.  Suzette and her husband Rob are members at St. John along with their children Rebecca, Robbie and Hannah. They operate a registered Angus farm and enjoy working with their animals, especially the horses.

Rebecca Bangart is returning as our extended care coordinator. She has always loved working with children.  Since she was a junior in high school, she has enjoyed volunteering as the preschool teacher for Vacation Bible School and Sunday school.  Becky likes hiking and horseback riding.  Becky is also a member of St. John’s.



The School Board members of St. John School have a commitment to serve as stewards of the Lord. Each board member plays an important part in the mission of the school. The School Board’s main directives are adopting policies under which the school operates, being advocates of the school, planning for the short term and long term of the school, determining needs, establishing priorities, gathering information and developing plans and strategies to assist the school and its mission to flourish.

Elected Members:
Chairman-Brenda Walters
Vice Chairman-Heather Hahn

Cody Fritz

Kathy Johnson

Appointed members:

Terry Benz

John Potter

To contact any of the St. John School Board Members call the school (715)845-7031 or E-mail attention School Board in the subject line.

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St. John Lutheran Church & School E10723 County Road Z Wausau, WI 54403
Phone: 715-842-5212