John studied Social Science at the University of Northern Iowa and eventually earned his Master’s in Administration in 1994.  He worked as a teacher, coach, athletic director, administrator and school principal. Two years ago when John announced his retirement as school principal, Pastor Starrett encouraged him to consider candidacy and mentioned the TEEM possibility. John […]

Anita graduated from Iowa State with a B.S. in Biology/Zoology. Raised in the Roman Catholic Church, Anita learned about Martin Luther and found her faith struggles were very similar to his. Drawn to its emphasis on grace, she joined the Lutheran Church. Anita raised three children, was a hospital volunteer, biology teacher, and coach, assistant […]

Tawanda was born in Harare, Zimbabwe. After graduating from high school at an Episcopalian boarding school in Zimbawe, he decided to attend Wartburg College in the United States. While attending Wartburg, became a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran in Waverly. He worked summers as a camp counselor at EWALU and Although Tawanda received a BA […]

Sue is a TEEM Candidate serving Zion, Alta Vista and Immanuel, Lawler. Sue attended Wartburg College for two years for physical therapy and then decided to change directions and went to the University of Iowa for dentistry.  She was a dental hygienist for 40 years and retired in 2017. Then she decided to go another […]

This is Tyler   Tyler is going to be a pastor in an ELCA congregation. Tyler is a lifelong member of American Lutheran in Jesup, Iowa.  In high school he attended WIYLDE and served on the Lutheran Youth Organization Board.  He graduated from Wartburg College in 2017. Tyler is finishing up his first year at […]