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

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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. Jill Schultz graduated in 1990 from Dr Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN with her bachelor’s degree in education. She taught grades 1-4 at Grace in Portland, Oregon one year before marrying her husband, Karl in Aug of 1991. She and Karl have eight children. Prior to moving to Rhinelander, the Schultz family lived in: Elkhorn, WI, where Mrs. Schultz was a Special Education paraprofessional for 5 years; Kaukauna, WI where she worked for 10yrs at the YMCA in childcare; Hadar, NE, teaching preschool 2 yrs.; and Darwin MN. Mrs. Schultz loves picking rocks on the Lake Superior shore, reading books and fishing on the lake with her husband. Mrs. Schultz serves at our pre-school teacher. Contact Mrs. Schultz at


Mrs. Nicole Kube has been with Christ Lutheran since 2017 and is the Church and School's Administrative Assistant. She was born and raised in southern California before she moved to the Northwoods 12 years ago. She and her husband Dustin have three kids, a lab named Lady, and a pug named Lulu. The Kube's spend most of their winters traveling around Wisconsin watching their kids play hockey and their summers in the Northwoods on the Chain of Lakes. Contact Mrs. Kube at