Faculty and Staff

Principal – Mr. Nathan Wingfield

Mr. Nathan Wingfield

Mr. Nathan Wingfield, B.S. Principal. Nathan Wingfield graduated from Concordia University Nebraska in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. He is currently working towards a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration. He married Hannah Uden in January 2015.

Mr. Wingfield began teaching at Our Father’s in August 2015 and has been principal since July 2017. He currently teaches middle school mathematics and science. Previously, he has coached girl’s basketball and serves as Assistant Athletic Director.

You can email Mr. Wingfield at nwingfield@ourfatherslutheran.org.

7th and 8th Grade Teacher – Mr. Bob Cahill

Mr. Bob Cahill

Mr. Bob Cahill, M.A., B.A. Teacher. Bob Cahill received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education with concentrations in P.E. and Youth from Concordia University Chicago in 1981. In 2010, he graduated from Concordia University, Irvine, CA in 2010 with a Master of Arts degree. Teaching at Our Father’s starting in 2017, he will be entering his 36th year of teaching, most recently at Concordia Lutheran School in San Antonio, Texas for over 20 years.

He has been married to Mrs. Cheryl Cahill for 36 years, who is in her 31st year of teaching. His hobbies include music, sports, and classic cars. He is a member of LEA (Lutheran Education Association).

You can email Mr. Cahill at bcahill@ourfatherslutheran.org.

5th and 6th Grade Teacher – Mrs. Susan Burgess

Mrs. Susan Burgess

Mrs. Susan Burgess, B.A. Teacher. Sue Burgess received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education in 1980 from Concordia University Chicago. She is in her twenty-fourth year of teaching, having taught at St. Peter in Schaumburg, Illinois and Immanuel Lutheran in Brookfield, Wisconsin, before taking a few years off to be with her own three children while they were young. Mrs. Burgess is in her twentieth year at Our Father’s, currently teaching 5/6 home room, 7th grade Math, and 5-8 English and Literature. Mrs. Burgess is also a Student Council adviser and a Language Arts Math Program (LAMP) tutoring instructor. She is a member of Our Father’s Lutheran Church and serves as the Sunday School Superintendent. You can email Mrs. Burgess at sburgess@ourfatherslutheran.org.

3rd and 4th Grade Teacher – Mr. Melvin Beversdorf

Mr. Melvin Beversdorf

Mr. Melvin Beversdorf, B. S. Elementary and Middle School Education, Psychology minor from Concordia University, Chicago. Mr. Beversdorf previously taught in Chicago and Milwaukee. He has been teaching 3rd and 4th grade for eight years at Our Father’s. He enjoys the challenges and joys of teaching, and works with a focus on faith, forgiveness of sins, and each student’s academic progress and success. A licensed K – 8 educator and synodically trained, Mr. Beversdorf enjoys being involved with Our Father’s Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Cross Country, and Basketball. He and his wife Jaclyn, and their six children enjoy being 3rd and 4th generation members of Our Father’s. You can email Mr. Beversdorf at mrbeversdorf@ourfatherslutheran.org.

1st and 2nd Grade Teacher – Mrs. Lynne Van Hulst

Mrs. Lynne Van Hulst

Mrs. Lynne Van Hulst, B.S. Teacher. Lynne Van Hulst received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with a focus on Kindergarten through Third Grade from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Mrs. Van Hulst completed her colloquy from Concordia University Wisconsin in 2001. She has since earned her Reading Teacher license. She began teaching at Our Father’s in 1988 and currently teaches first and second grade. Mrs. Van Hulst is the coordinator to the Language Arts Math Program (LAMP) which is a prescriptive supportive program to address the needs of struggling students. She is also a member of the Parent Advisory Committee (PAC). As a member of Our Father’s Lutheran Church she serves on the Board of Parish Fellowship and Communication. You can email Mrs. Van Hulst at lvanhulst@ourfatherslutheran.org.

Kindergarten Teacher – Mrs. Cheryl Cahill

Mrs. Lynne Van Hulst

Mrs. Cheryl Cahill, M.Ed., B.A. – Teacher. Cheryl Cahill received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education in 1981 from Concordia University Chicago and her Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction in 2003 from Concordia University Texas. She is in her 31st year of teaching, having taught in Houston, Texas, Baton Rouge, Louisiana and San Antonio, Texas. She is currently teaching five-year-old Kindergarten at Our Father’s Lutheran School. She has been married to Mr. Bob Cahill for 36 years, who is in his 36th year of teaching. In her spare time she enjoys playing the piano, reading, playing in the handbell choir, and spending time with her grandson. You can email Mrs. Cahill at ccahill@ourfatherslutheran.org.

Four Year Old Kindergarten Teacher – Mrs. Laura Koch

Mrs. Laura Koch

Mrs. Laura Koch, B.A. Teacher. Laura Koch received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education, with concentrations in Early Childhood and Psychology from Concordia University Chicago in 1986. Mrs. Koch taught at Our Savior Lutheran in Fenton, Missouri, home schooled her four children from K4-8th grade, and provided in-home daycare services for over ten years. Starting at Our Father’s in 2017, she currently teaches four-year-old kindergarten. She is married to Aaron Koch, a Lutheran Pastor at Mt. Zion in Greenfield. You can email Mrs. Koch at lkoch@ourfatherslutheran.org.

Music Teacher – Mrs. Julie Reuss

Mrs. Julie Reuss

Mrs. Julie Reuss began her formal music training at age ten with piano lessons. As a young adult she studied at Hartt School of Music in Hartford, CT. She has continued her music training in the fields of voice, Elementary Music Education, and choir techniques. Mrs. Reuss holds Teacher Certification in Levels I and II from the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, is a member of the Music Teachers National Association, and holds Teacher Certification in Levels I, II and III from the Feierabend Association for Music Educators.

If you have any questions for Mrs. Reuss, or would like to learn more about the music program offered by Our Father’s, please contact Mrs. Reuss at jreuss@ourfatherslutheran.com.

Band Director – Mr. Ken Wiele

Mr. Ken Wiele

After receiving his Bachelor of Arts from Lawrence University in 2011, Ken served as a band and orchestra director in Appleton and Kenosha before accepting a position as Associate Lecturer of Jazz Trombone at the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. He has performed regularly on extended contract with Princess Cruises and currently works with various entertainment companies and bands in the Midwest. He currently teaches at MYSO as a faculty member of Jazz Studies, and through the Milwaukee Lutheran High School Association. His father is one of Wisconsin’s premier music educators and a semifinalist for the Grammy Educator Award.

If you have any questions for Mr. Wiele, or would like to learn more about the band program offered by Our Father’s through the Lutheran High School association of Greater Milwaukee, please contact Mr. Wiele at kwiele@martinlutherhs.org.

School Secretary – Mrs. Nancy Wang

Mrs. Nancy Wang

Mrs. Nancy Wang, B.A. Economics, School Secretary. Nancy is a lifelong member of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS). She spent many years as a market research professional, with responsibilities that included leading cross-functional teams, performing vehicle and economic market research and delivering annual sales plans and forecast updates. Her experience includes such things as data management, process improvement, team leadership, customer satisfaction, and marketing communications. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Lakeland College and an Associate Degree in Business Management from MATC. Because of her strong belief in Lutheran education, Nancy is very excited for the opportunity to work in Christ’s Church, serve others, support and promote Lutheran schools, and to be a blessing to Our Father’s. You can contact Mrs. Wang at nwang@ourfatherslutheran.org.