Meet our Faculty

Students at St. Paul's Lutheran perform well in the classroom in part because they have teachers who care deeply for them and pray for them daily. These teachers have given their lives to the service of God through teaching. They will pray for your child, listen to your child, and be there for you, too, as we partner together to prepare your child for the future. There is a 1 to 7 teacher to student ratio in the classroom to ensure each student is given the necessary attention to help them achieve success. 

Holly Klotz

Office Secretary, Teacher

Mrs. Klotz teaches 6th through 8th grade art. She has a B.S. from Murray State University, Murray, KY.


Ben Fluga

Headmaster, Teacher

Mr. Fluga is our Headmaster. He also teaches classes at all levels. He received his B.A. in Theology from Concordia University Chicago.

Pastor Koester

Pastor, Teacher

Pastor Koester leads our students in Chapel each morning and also teaches religion and catechesis. He has a B.A. in History and Political Science from Concordia University, Ann Arbor, Michigan, and an M.Div. from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Scott Gercken

Kantor, Teacher

Mr. Gercken teaches 3rd through 8th-grade music and Latin. He also teaches middle school religion and English. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Illinois and M.A. degrees in Music and Religion from Concordia University Chicago.

David Hall

Teacher, Athletic Director

Mr. Hall teaches 3rd through 5th grade, science and physical education. He received his B.A. from the University of Illinois, his teaching certification from Governor's State University, and an M.A. in Educational Leadership from Concordia University, Chicago.

Ladonna Hoffman


Mrs. Hoffman teaches our kindergartners, 1st and 2nd graders. She received her M.A. from Concordia University, Chicago in Educational Leadership.

Rebekah Koester


Mrs. Koester teaches our high-level middle school math. She also teaches  a variety of other subjects, including literature for 3-5 grade and 6-8th grade. She received her B.A. from Concordia University, Ann Arbor in the education program with a minor in mathematics.

Ted Lams

Principal Emeritus, Teacher

Mr. Lams teaches history for 6-8th grade. He has a B.A. in Education from Concordia University Teachers College and an M.A. in Music Theory & Composition from Northwestern University.