Meet the Staff

Mrs. Cindy Pretzer

Jesus Little Lambs Teacher

Hi I am the current teacher of Jesus Little Lambs. My name is Cindy Pretzer; I have been married to my hubby for 42 years. I have three grown children & two grandsons. I have been a member of St. John's for 45+ years. I also teach Sunday School and have been doing that for over 40 years. I love the laughter of little children and watching them learn and grow. The Lord tells us in Luke 18:16, "Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God"

Mrs. Jody Scharrer

K-4th grades |

Mrs. Jody Scharrer was born in Grand Junction, Colorado and was baptized at St. Paul’s Lutheran church.  She has two older brothers and a younger sister.  When she was 5, her family moved to Watertown, Wisconsin.  There she attended St. Mark’s Lutheran grade school and Northwestern Prep for high school.  She spent her college years at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota. After graduation, she was assigned to teach at Grace Lutheran Church in Yakima, Washington.  She taught 1st and 2nd grade, and met her future husband there.  In 2002, she married Ben Scharrer and moved to Hemlock, Michigan.  She taught K-4 for two years here at St. John’s.  Ben and Jody have three children, Sam, Katie, and Molly.  They enjoy traveling, camping, boating and catching up with extended family as much as possible. 

Mr. Nathan Spaude

5th-8th grades |

Mr. Nathan Spaude grew up in Saginaw, Michigan and graduated from Michigan Lutheran Seminary. After attending and graduating from Martin Luther College with a degree in Elementary Education, he was assigned to teach 5th grade for one year at Holy Trinity in Des Moines, Washington. He married Megan in 2023 and was reassigned to teach in Hemlock. Nathan enjoys hunting, fishing, games, and sports (especially basketball).