Hello, my name is Paul Kelm. I'll be teaching fourth grade at St. John Lutheran School beginning in 2017. My wife's name is Jennifer. Our children are Ben, Josh, and Lydia. They are 15, 13, and 11 years old.
We are excited to be starting at St. John Lutheran.
Before teaching in Redwood Falls, I taught in Milwaukee at Risen Savior Lutheran School. Ben, Josh, and Lydia went to school at Bethlehem Lutheran School in Menomonee Falls and Germantown. Mrs. Kelm was a part-time teacher there. Prior to that, we lived in Plzen, Czech Republic, where my wife, Jennifer, and I taught at Martin Luther School. All three of our children, Benjamin, Joshua, and Lydia were born in the Czech Republic.
Previous to teaching in Plzen, I taught in Gibbon, Minnesota, Tsuchiura City, Japan, and in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Saginaw, Michigan is where I spent most of my life because my father was a pastor at St.Paul’s for 24 years. He recently accepted a call to serve as the pastor at Zion Lutheran church in East Farmington, Wisconsin. I graduated from Martin Luther College this past May with a double major in Elementary Education and Secondary Physical Education. At MLC, I was blessed to compete for four years in basketball and in track & field. I coached track & field at New Ulm Public high school for 2 years.
I am married to Brittany Brassow (Wendt) from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Brittany will be finishing up school at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minnesota this fall. Brittany and I love any outdoor activity that involves movement. I have passion and enthusiasm for the teaching ministry which come from some amazing role models in my life who have lived the blessings of being called workers. Brittany and I look forward to building relationships and serving the Lord with such a wonderful congregation!
St. John is offering a family and friends based summer program. We will be having Food, Fun, Faith Nights at our school location. We have chosen three nights for Food, Fun, Faith Nights where we will have a free dinner starting at 5:30, family games starting at 6:00, and family devotion and songs around a camp fire starting at 7:00. The dates are: June 28, July 12, and July 26. Please contact the school if you will be able to attend. This will help with food preparation.
May 22-29—ECLC CLOSED
May 30—First Day of Summer Care
June 28—Food, Fun & Faith Night at the school
July 3-7—Summer Care Closed
July 12—Food, Fun & Faith Night at the school
July 26—Food, Fun & Faith Night at the school
Aug 17—Early Registration 12-6pm
Aug 18—Early Registration 8am-4pm
Aug 18—Last Day of Summer Care
August 21—Registration Night from 5-8pm
August 28—First Day of School