My name is Emma Doble. I attended Martin Luther College in New Ulm Minnesota. I grew up in a few different states, Garden Grove, California, Houston, Texas, and Seminole, Florida. I enjoy being outside and crafting, as well as teaching! I am excited this year to get to know all of my new students and families, to learn about new and cool things in the classroom, and to explore Valentine more.
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.
My name is Hannah Carter and I am the new preschool teacher here at Zion Lutheran School. After graduating from Martin Luther College in May with a degree in Early Childhood Education, this will be my first year teaching and I am very excited to get to know all of you- students and families. I am originally from Eau Claire, Wisconsin where my parents still live, and I have a younger brother who is currently studying at MLC. In my spare time, I enjoy photography, drinking coffee, and running/hiking.
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.