2019/20 Faculty and Staff


Front Row: 

Mrs. Maria Kilpela - 4-year-old Preschool; Mrs. Stacey Sparkman - 3-year-old Preschool/Child Care Director; Mrs. Nancy Butterfass - School Secretary, Co-Administrator/Music/Art; Ms. Chelsea Wandersee - Paraprofessional/Childcare; Mrs. Angi Chabot - Kindergarten; Mrs. Lisa Kotila - 5th/6th Grade


Back Row: 

Pastor Mark Loder - Lead Administrator/Religion/Catechesis; Mr. Greg Baumann - 7th/8th Grade/Athletic Director; Ms. Linda Drusch - Facilities Management; Mr. Luke Dahl - 3rd/4th Grade/Co-Administrator

Mrs. Heidi Olsen - 1st/2nd Grade; Mrs. Molly Loder - Band/General Music/5th/6th Grade Science; 

Vicar Stafford Thompson - Religion/Catechesis


Not Pictured: 

Diane Odenbrett - Cook; Michelle Peterson - Church Office Secretary; Ms. Amber Zander - Preschool Aide

Purpose Statement

The mission of St. James Lutheran School is to provide a Christ-centered education that EQUIPS students and their families with sound Biblical and academic training and EMPOWERS them to reach their potential as servant leaders for Jesus Christ.

Purpose motto:

Equipping and Empowering Families and Students through Christ.


Rev. Mark Loder, Pastor/Lead Administrator

Mr. Josh Dub, Vicar

Church: 1000 Seventh Avenue

School: 1000 Sixth Avenue
PO Box 680
Howard Lake, MN 55349
Church Phone: 320-543-2766

School Phone: 320-543-2630
Church E-mail: church@stjameshl.org

School E-mail: school@stjameshl.org

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