PETER LORENZ – Principal

Mr. Lorenz earned his teaching degree from Concordia University – Wisconsin and has been teaching since 2006. Mr. Lorenz is also a graduate of Zion Lutheran School who was blessed to be Called to return here to teach in 2014. He has a passion for Lutheran Education and sees it as an amazing ministry opportunity for the church. In 2021, he accepted the Call to be principal. In his free time Mr. Lorenz enjoys time with his wife and children, and loves watching the New York Islanders and all Wisconsin sports teams.


REV. DEAN A. DUMMER - Interim Pastor

Pastor Dummer graduated from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis in 1981 and was ordained at Berea Lutheran (Milwaukee), his home congregation. Pastor began parish ministry in small town Greybull, WY, and has since served at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Grace Lutheran in Geneseo, IL, and Grace Lutheran, Oak Creek, WI where he served for 22 years. After retiring on February 23, 2020, Pastor Dummer has returned to parish ministry to serve as Zion's Interim Pastor.

CAROLYN KRUSCHEL - Church and School Secretary

A few years ago, a child asked Mrs. Kruschel if she was the Church Principal. It stuck! Mrs. Kruschel is the first voice you hear at Zion if you call on the phone. She is the person every child with a boo-boo will go to for a band aid or ice. Mrs. Kruschel takes care of all of us, teachers included.


BETH EUBANK - 4 Year Old Kindergarten Teacher (4K)

Mrs. Eubank teaches because she wants to help children develop a love for Christ and learning. Mrs. Eubank is a graduate of Kendall College. Mrs. Eubank is married to her husband Michael and together have two grown children Ethan and Rachel. Rachel attended Zion during her middle school years. Mrs. Eubank loves to read, garden, walk and listen to music.


SARA WOLFF - 5 Year Old Kindergarten Teacher (5K)

Mrs. Wolff teaches because she likes to demonstrate Christ’s love to all students, loves to help children know and love Jesus as their Savior and help students grow to the best of their God given abilities. Mrs. Wolff is married to Brian, a Zion graduate. Together they have two children Caleb and Sophia. Mrs. Wolff is a graduate of Concordia University-Wisconsin.


JENNY MC CARTHY – 1st Grade Teacher

Mrs. McCarthy loves kids and seeing how much they grown in faith and knowledge each year. Mrs. McCarthy is married to her husband Dan, and they are the proud parents of Harrison and Ben. A graduate of Concordia University-Wisconsin, Mrs. McCarthy taught in 6th grade prior to coming to Zion. Mrs. McCarthy likes to go for walks with her dog Tucker, camping and anything Disney.


MELISSA MULLIKIN – 2nd and 3rd Grade Teacher

Mrs. Mullikin is a graduate of Concordia University - Wisconsin. She is married to her husband Tyler, together they have a daughter Eloise who attends our child care program. Mrs. Mullikin feels God’s call to spread the word of His Son. She loves the challenge and diversity that teaching offers. She also thinks children are fun!


ADRIENNE BUDNIK – 4th Grade Teacher

Mrs. Budnik has attended a Lutheran school all of her life. She knew that God wanted her to work with His precious lambs. A graduate of Concordia University-Wisconsin, Mrs. Budnik is also a graduate of Zion. Married to her husband Leo, together they have two daughters who also attend Zion. In her free time, Mrs. Budnik likes to bowl, play volleyball, softball and golf, camp, waterski and wakeboard.


EMILIE BLANCK – 5/6th Grade Homeroom Teacher

Ms. Blanck is at 2019 graduate of Concordia University – Wisconsin. She attended St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Oconomowoc and Lake Country Lutheran High School. She teaches science and English for our middle school students. Her interests include choir, dance, theatre, volleyball, softball, swimming, Girl Scouts, baking and cooking.


ALICIA BIETZ – 7/8th Grade Homeroom Teacher



Mrs. Thompson teaches music for all of our students. She is a graduate of Carroll College in Waukesha. She and her husband Casey have two daughters, Lilly and Scarlett.