Mrs. Betty Bethke

Jesus' Little Lambs Teacher

Mrs. Bethke is a Michigander! She was born in Midland and grew up in Freeland. When she married her husband, John, she moved to Hemlock. Mrs. Bethke has three children and also a son-in-law, a daughter-in-law, and seven grandchildren. She keeps busy with Jesus' Little Lambs and a licensed day care in her home. In her spare time, she likes to scrapbook, make cards, and sing.


Mrs. Kathryn Thooft

K-4th grades | thooftk@stjohnhemlock.com



Mr. Justin Danell

Principal, 5th-8th grades | sjhemlock@gmail.com

Mr. Justin Danell was born in Milwaukee, WI and grew up in New Ulm, MN. He attended Minnesota Valley Lutheran Lutheran High school and graduated from Martin Luther College in 2012. Upon graduating, he was assigned as a Tutor at Luther Preparatory School where he taught Computer Applications and sophomore Physical Education. He married Emily Boldt in June of 2012. In 2014 he was reassigned to teach grades 5-8 at St. John, Hemlock as will as serve as the principal and athletic director. When not in the classroom, Mr. Danell enjoys woodworking, photography, and reading up on the Packers, Badgers, and Brewers.


Pastor Phil Bigelow

Catechism | phil_bigelow@yahoo.com
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