Hello, my name is Sarah Dewey. I graduated Martin Luther College in May of 2020. After graduation I moved to Valentine to begin my ministry as Preschool teacher here at Zion. I graduated from Martin Luther College with majors in Early Childhood Education as well as Special Education. I grew up in Lacrosse, Wisconsin with my brothers and mom. I enjoy walking around town listening to my favorite music. I have enjoyed my time here at Zion and am blessed with this ministry opportunity in Valentine.
Hi, my name is Nastya Bornschlegl. This will be my second year teaching kindergarten through third-grade here at Zion Lutheran. Before moving here last summer, I lived and worked in Rochester, Minnesota, where I grew up. I was a full-time preschool teacher at a WELS preschool for a year after I graduated. I graduated from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota, in December 2019, with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Mathematics. My favorite things to do in the classroom are read books with my students, see their creativity, and teach them God’s Word. My favorite things to do outside the classroom are read, play piano, travel, and stay active. I am thankful for the privilege to serve God and his people here in Valentine!
Hello, my name is Justus Kupsky. I grew up in Whitelaw, Wisconsin, which is very close to Green Bay. I graduated from MLC in December of 2020 with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Social Studies. I spent one year teaching in Saginaw, Michigan. I taught grades 5-8 there. I got the call to serve in Valentine in the Spring of 2022. I am excited to start my ministry here in Valentine.
Hi, I’m Thad Flitter. I serve as Pastor at Zion and will be the acting Principal and PreK Director 22-23 school year. For the past seven years I have had the privilege of living in Valentine and working with God's people to share Jesus' love through our church and school. I grew up in Groton, SD and attended Great Plains Lutheran in Watertown, SD. After graduating from Martin Lutheran College I finished my formal education graduating from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, WI. With our daughters, Ellie and Piper, my wife Abby and I enjoy cooking, watching movies, running around with the kids, and cheering on the Green Bay Packers.