Mr. Donovan Waege is a 2021 graduate of Martin Luther College with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education and a minor in educational technology. Before attending MLC, Donovan was a 2017 graduate of Manitowoc Lutheran High School. In his spare time, Donovan enjoys working on various technology projects and playing disc golf. Mr. Waege is teaching grades 5-8 this school year. Contact Mr. Waege at

Mrs. Colleen Gentele was born and grew up in upstate New York on a farm that she and her family worked on after work/school. She has three older sisters and a younger brother. Her parents had a huge vegetable garden. Her family had a 35 minute drive to get to church. She and her husband Vern have two adult sons, Matthew and Christopher. Matthew, a truck driver, and his wife Rochelle live in New London, Wisconsin. Chris is currently living in Arizona with his dog Copper where he fixes all kinds of cars and trucks. Colleen taught a variety of grades (3-6) at Bethlehem Lutheran Church and School in Hortonville for 15 years while living in New London. She has been a church organist at each of her congregations since graduating from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN. Since moving to Eagle River five years ago, she served as the church secretary. In the 2019-2020 school year, she team-taught Kindergarten with Mrs. Headrick. In her spare time, she loves to explore God's creation in the Northwoods, especially enjoying snowshoeing and hiking. Mrs. Gentele is serving as our middle grades teacher, teaching grades  2-4. Contact Mrs. Gentele at

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Miss Janet Putz is a 2019 graduate of Martin Luther College (MLC) in New Ulm, Minn. with a bachelor of science degree in Education also minoring in physical education. Prior to college Janet graduated from Michigan Lutheran Seminary in 2015. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, the outdoors, and staying physically active. She is originally from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and the youngest of 9 to Pastor David and Susan Putz. Miss Putz is serving as our lower grades teacher. She is teaching grades K-1 this year. Contact Miss Putz at

Mrs. Eve Headrick is a 2005 graduate of Martin Luther College where she met her husband, Pastor Noah Headrick. Noah and Eve have 3 children; Charis (sophomore at Luther Prep), Ezra (6th grade at CLS), and Irene (Kindergarten at CLS). The Headricks lived in St. Joseph, MI and served at Grace Lutheran there for 8 years before moving to Eagle River in 2017. Mrs. Headrick serves Christ Lutheran as part time preschool teacher and school janitor. In her free time, Mrs. Headrick enjoys reading, playing games with her family, crocheting, and exploring God's creation. Contact Mrs. Headrick at

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Mrs. Nicole Kube was born and raised in southern California. She moved to the Northwoods ten years ago. She has been working as the school's Administrative Assistant for the past three years and most recently took over as Christ Lutheran Church's Administrative Assistant position well. She and her husband Dustin have three kids Their family has a lab named Lady, a pug named Lulu, and a cat named Cuddles. Nicole is currently a student at Nicolet College where she is studying for her Associates Degree in the Administrative Professional Program. When she is not working or studying, she likes to spend time with her family and friends, running, and crafting. Contact Mrs. Kube at