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.
My wife and I graduated from Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN to become teachers. Jennifer recently went back to school to become a registered nurse.
My family and I enjoy the outdoors. Camping, boating, swimming, hiking and skiing/snowboarding are some of our favorite ways to enjoy nature as a family and with friends.
Lydia, Joshua, and Benjamin are in 6th, 8th, and 10th grades. We're all quite busy. Ben and Josh occasionally help me when I photograph marathons and other running events. Lydia plays piano and flute. Jen works at home and as a nurse.
Our families live in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Jen's parents live in LaCresent, MN and my parents live in Bloomer, WI. Our siblings and their families live in Minnesota and Wisconsin too.
We have been richly blessed by God and are very happy to be able to share the love of Christ with others that we meet at church, school, and in the community.
We are very blessed to be coming to Redwood Falls.