Hello, my name is Sarah Dewey. I am the new preschool teacher here at Zion. I grew up with two older brothers and my mom in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. I graduated from Martin Luther College and graduated in May of 2020 at MLC I was a double major in Early Childhood and Special Education. I enjoy going for walks around town and watching movies. I am excited to get started this school year and begin my ministry here at Zion!
My name is Ethan Doble. I am the new head teacher at Zion Lutheran School here in Valentine. I was called here to fill these positions after graduating from Martin Luther College in New, Ulm, Minnesota. I spent most of my life growing up with my family in Michigan. I lived with my mom and dad along with my two younger sisters and younger brother. In my free time, I enjoy hunting, fishing, sports, and any other outdoor activities. I am extremely excited about this year as both my students and I grow in God’s Word and our learning.
Born and raised in Bremerton, Washington. Graduate of Dr. Martin Luther College. Taught in Japan, New Ulm, Minnesota, El Paso, Texas, Rising City and Shelby, Nebraska. Twenty years teaching in the kindergarten classroom. Taught grades K-5 and 7th grade. Married 38 years to husband David. Two children, Josiah and Joanna. Josiah is a fitness trainer in Salt Lake City, Utah. He and wife Jamie have three boys. Joanna is a psych nurse in Omaha . She and husband Dan have two boys. I love living in Valentine and enjoy all that the Sandhills have to offer. I enjoy hiking, kayaking, reading and music. Thank you to Zion Congregation for the opportunity to teach God’s precious lambs here in the Heart City.
Hi, I’m Thad Flitter and I serve as pastor at Zion. I was born in Mankato, MN and grew up in Groton, SD. I attended and graduated high school at Great Plains Lutheran in Watertown, SD. I attended and then graduated from Martin Lutheran College and, from there, finished my formal education and graduating from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, WI. With our daughters, Ellie and Piper, my wife Abby and I enjoy cooking, watching movies, and the Green Bay Packers (and sports in general for me). I truly am privileged to be able to share the love of Jesus in such a public, unique way as pastor here at Zion in Valentine.