Staff

Welcome to Pilgrim Lutheran and thank you for visiting our site! Meet our staff and feel free to contact us with your questions and comments.

Rev. Scott Malme - Senior Pastor
Greetings! Thanks for visiting Pilgrim Lutheran Church and School. My name is Scott Malme, and I serve as the Senior Pastor here at Pilgrim. I am originally from Minnesota, graduating from Concordia College, St. Paul in 1987. I studied for the ministry at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, receiving an M. Div. degree in 1991. I formerly served St. Paul Lutheran Church in Rockford, IL, and have been serving Pilgrim since September, 2001. We at Pilgrim look forward to God's desire for and exciting and growing ministry in the future and invite you to be a part of what God is doing here in any way possible. Please be encouraged to visit us on the web or in person any time. We'd love to get to know you better and share the joy we know in Jesus Christ with you. If I can be of service to you please contact me by sending a message. God's blessings to you, and again, thanks for visiting.

E-mail: ScottMalme@pilgrimluth.org


Rev. Michael Hanson - Associate Pastor
Greetings! I am the Associate Pastor at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, as of August 2017. My wife is Kristen, and our two kids are Kathryn and Nathan. Prior to serving here, I served at Trinity Lutheran Ministries in Jackson, MI where in addition to regular pastoring, I had the opportunity to plant a church, and revitalize another congregation in our circuit. I was born in Appleton, and raised mostly in Wisconsin Rapids. I studied at Concordia University Wisconsin from 2002-06, then at Concordia Seminary from 2006-10. While at the Seminary, I was able to serve as President of our Student Association. I am a football enthusiast, I played a few years at CUW, and am a slightly fanatical Packers and Badgers fan. Outside of family and football, my main hobby is working on a PhD through Concordia Seminary, which I hope to complete in the next few years.

Email: MichaelHanson@pilgrimluth.org


Colin Moon - Vicar
My name is Colin Moon and I am the vicar for this academic year. I am originally from Embarrass WI and graduated from Clintonville High. I attended Concordia Wisconsin where earned my Bachelor’s in Actuarial Science in the fall of 2014 and also met my wife. I am currently enrolled at Concordia Seminary St. Louis where I will return for a concluding year of school after vicarage. My wife and I have been married since July 2018 and we are very excited to serve and be involved here at Pilgrim. I enjoy basketball and golf which I play at the seminary. I am a lifetime Packer fan, and lifelong student of the Gospel.

Email: ColinMoon@pilgrimluth.org


John Schultz - Principal

Hi! I am John E. Schultz the new Principal at Pilgrim Lutheran Church and School!  I am honored to serve at Pilgrim.  I have been in the Lutheran ministry for 40 years.  My wife Ruth and I have 3 children, JJ, Rachel, and Sarah. We have 4 grandchildren, Hayden, Bella, Emmett, and Micah.

After graduating from Concordia College in St. Paul, MN with a double major which includes an Elementary degree and a K-12 degree in Physical Education, my wife Ruth and I received calls to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School in Janesville, WI.  We served there for 17 years.  I earned my Master’s in Education and Professional Development from the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, WI.  I got a call to serve as principal and teacher at St. John’s Lutheran Church and School in Adrian, MI.  We served there for 3 years when the Lord called us to serve as principal at Evansville Lutheran School in Evansville, IN.  I earned my second Masters in Educational Administration from Concordia University Wisconsin in 2005.  We served in Evansville for 9 years.  We then were called to Trinity Lutheran Church and School in Crown Point, IN.  We served there for 9 years.  At Pilgrim we are striving for academic excellence, living under grace, forgiving one another, and trusting God.

Email: JohnSchultz@pilgrimluth.org

Ann Cartier - School Secretary
I was born and raised here in Green Bay. I am the second oldest of nine children. I graduated from West High School. I have 2 grown children, Gregory and Abigail and two grandsons, Mason and Julian. I enjoy sewing, quilting, crafts of all kinds, painting and gardening. I started volunteering at Pilgrim in the office and became part of this staff in February 1989.

E-mail: AnnCartier@pilgrimluth.org

Jeremy (JJ) Schultz - 8th Grade/Athletic Director
My name is JJ Schultz.  I have been teaching since 2005. I attended Concordia University Mequon in Wisconsin to get my undergraduate degree.  I have a double major in Elementary Ed. as well as Physical Ed.  That is also where I met my wife Andrea Schultz.  We have four children: Hayden, Isabella, Emmett, and Micah.

My first teaching call, my wife and I took together to Immanuel Lutheran School in Bay City Michigan.  Then my wife and I both accepted a teaching call to New Hope Christian School in Neenah, WI.  I really enjoy playing city league sports such as volleyball, basketball, and softball.  I love spending time with my family watching movies, having worship together, and playing tons of different board games. I am so very excited to start yet another year of ministry in teaching children various skills such as hard work, organization, and resiliency.  Over everything else I am excited to bring God to these kids.  He is such a wonderful Creator and Savior and I am so very blessed to have the opportunity to teach, coach, and get to know these wonderful young children.  Blessings on your up and coming year at Pilgrim Lutheran School!  Go Crusaders!

Email: JeremySchultz@pilgrimluth.org

Mike Schumm - 7th Grade/Computers

My name is Michael Schumm. I was born and raised outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania before moving to Wisconsin to go to college. I graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin with a degree in Secondary Education-History and a minor in Theology. That is where I met my amazing wife, Kelly, who I am blessed to be able to work with again. I have also served at Topeka Lutheran in Topeka, Kansas and at St. James Lutheran in Shawano, Wisconsin prior to accepting the call to Pilgrim Lutheran School.

Email: MikeSchumm@pilgrimluth.org

Kelly Schumm - 6th Grade
My name is Kelly Schumm. I attended Concordia University of Wisconsin in Mequon and received a degree in Elementary Education in 2010. I married my husband, Michael Schumm, in June of 2011 here in Green Bay. We are blessed with two children, Reagan and Zoe. I love teaching at Pilgrim, where the atmosphere is welcoming and Christ-centered. The faculty and staff are a joy to work with and I love teaching the Word of God to his little lambs.

Email: KellySchumm@pilgrimluth.org

Lynnette Hansen - 5th Grade/Vice Principal

Hi! My name is Lynnette Hansen. I am the 5th Grade Homeroom teacher, 5-8 grade Reading teacher, and Assistant Principal. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with minors in Language Arts and Mathematics from Concordia University - WI in 2006. Before coming to Pilgrim, I taught at Immanuel Lutheran in Wisconsin Rapids for 11 years. In 2009-2011, I completed my Master’s Degree in Technology Education from Concordia University - WI. I married Quinn Hansen in 2007, and we have two amazing children, Trisha and Lucas. I am so excited to be at Pilgrim and learn what God has in store for me here. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading, coaching volleyball and track when I can, and playing Ultimate Frisbee (not to be confused with Disc Golf).


Email: LynnetteHansen@pilgrimluth.org


Duane Longmire - 4th Grade
My name is Duane Longmire. I am a graduate of Concordia College - St. Paul, MN with a degree in elementary education. I have been in the teaching ministry since 1980. Before coming to Pilgrim, I taught at St. Paul Lutheran School in Napoleon, Ohio. My wife, Kari, and I have three adult children and two granddaughters.

Email: DuaneLongmire@pilgrimluth.org

Patti Giovanetti - 3rd Grade
My name is Patti Giovanetti. I attended Concordia-Mequon and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. I have a double major: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Human Development. I have been teaching at Pilgrim since the 1992-93 school year. I am married to Tony and our children are A.J., Hannah, and Vinnie.

Email: PattiGiovanetti@pilgrimluth.org

Wendy Urfer - 3rd and 4th Grade Aide/Discipleship Coordinator
Hi there! I'm Wendy Urfer, the teacher aide for third and fourth grade. I began working part-time at Pilgrim in 2000. I support and assist teachers and students in a wide variety of services, making my job very adventuresome. I am also the Discipleship Coordinator at Pilgrim. You may also find me in Daycare. I attended Elm Grove Lutheran School, Martin Luther High School, and WCTC in Wisconsin. I've been married to Daniel for over 30 years. Both our children, Dane and Elana, have graduated from Pilgrim Lutheran School. God's blessings to you!

Email: WendyUrfer@pilgrimluth.org

Erin Schaefer - 2nd Grade
After graduating from Concordia College Wisconsin in 1988, my first call was to Emmaus Lutheran School in Indianapolis where I taught 2nd Grade for 7 years. When I moved back to the area, I was blessed to spend several years at home raising my family. In 2003, I was able to step back into teaching here at Pilgrim and have enjoyed it ever since. Having to take some time off of teaching while dealing with cancer in 2011, God reassured me that I am doing exactly what He wants me to do, sharing the Good News of Jesus while teaching His little lambs. I am proud to be a part of this wonderful Pilgrim family.

Email: ErinSchaefer@pilgrimluth.org

Kari Williams - 1st Grade

Hi, my name is Kari Williams. I graduated from Concordia University-River Forest in 2004 with a bachelors degree in elementary education. I also have my reading license from Viterbo University. I was married in 2005 to my husband Mark and we have 3 boys: Graham, Logan, and Dawson. Prior to teaching at Pilgrim I taught 1st grade for 13 years at St. Paul Lutheran in Bonduel. I enjoy being outside, spending time with my family, gardening, running and reading. I am always trying to come up with new, fun ways to teach in the classroom. Each year is a new adventure and I am blessed to be sharing the love of Jesus with each of my students.

Email: KariWilliams@pilgrimluth.org

Tovah Wingerter - 1st and 2nd Grade Aide/Upper Grade Spanish
I am blessed to be part of the Pilgrim staff serving as the Spanish Teacher as well as the 1st and 2nd grade aide. I am a graduate of Marian University with a degree in Early Childhood & Elementary Education with a minor in Spanish Education and Lesley University with a Master's degree in Education specializing in Integrated Teaching through the Arts. I taught for 10 years and enjoyed the privilege of staying home with our two children. I am so thankful God has brought me to Pilgrim to serve him.

Email: TovahWingerter@pilgrimluth.org

Eileen Bordeleau - Kindergarten
I am Eileen Bordeleau. I attended Grades 1-8 at Zion Lutheran School in Wayside, WI, and Grades 9-12 at Reedsville High School, Reedsville, WI. I furthered my education at Concordia College in Milwaukee, WI and Concordia Teacher's College in Seward, NE. From 1976-1981 I taught grades 3-5, school choir, and 5-8 grade math at St. Paul, Luxemburg, WI. I have been the Kindergarten teacher at Pilgrim since 1981. I have directed several children's choirs here at Pilgrim. My husband, Leo, and I have five grown children. Teaching at Pilgrim has blessed my life and the life of my family in many ways. My prayer is that I, too, can be a blessing to our church and school families.

Email: EileenBordeleau@pilgrimluth.org

Christine Malme - 4-Kindergarten
My name is Christine Malme and I am blessed to be a part of the Pilgrim School staff. I graduated from Concordia University in Chicago with degrees in Elementary Education and a Masters in Church Music. I have served as Pilgrim’s 4K teacher since 2009. Before moving to Green Bay, I taught at St. Andrew in Park Ridge, IL, Zion Lutheran in Harvester, MO, and at St. Paul in Rockford, IL. On Sunday mornings you’ll find me in the choir loft playing the organ or directing the praise team. I am married to Pastor Malme and we have three grown children. The best part of my job is sharing Jesus’ love with the cherubs in my classroom.

Email: ChristineMalme@pilgrimluth.org

Amy Van De Yacht - 4K and Kindergarten Aide
Hi! My name is Amy Van De Yacht and I am the 4K and Kindergarten teacher aide at Pilgrim. I truly look forward to coming to work every day, knowing that God has placed me here to help guide and direct His little ones.

Email: AmyVanDeYacht@pilgrimluth.org


Stephanie DeMelle - 4K Aide

Email: StephanieDeMelle@pilgrimluth.org

Cindy Muther - Preschool
Hello everybody! It has been my pleasure to be Pilgrim's Preschool teacher since 2003. I truly enjoy these little lambs that God has sent to us. Being their first "teacher" in life is a true privilege given to me by God. With His help and guidance, their first classroom experience has been and will be successful in many ways. My career has included 30+ years of teaching almost all levels-3 year old through ninth grades. I ran an in-home daycare while our children were young and helped to start Pilgrim's Childcare programs in 2003. Concordia Colleges in Milwaukee and Seward, NE are my alma maters back in 1975 and 1977 respectively. I am married to Mike since 1978 and we have raised one son and three daughters. I am proud to say that we have nine wonderful and beautiful grandchildren whom we enjoy and love very much. My three sons-in-law are the best. God has given me many wonderful opportunities and blessings in life, and I am sure many more to come. God bless!

Email: CindyMuther@pilgrimluth.org

 

Stephanie Zinkel - Preschool Aide

I am the preschool teacher aide at Pilgrim. In addition to assisting the teacher, I work directly with students. I have an education and music degree. In addition to my duties here, I teach 30+ piano students at a music studio and I am music director at a local church.

Email: StephanieZinkel@pilgrimluth.org

Trudy Goderstad - Daycare/After School Care (ASC) Director

Email: TrudyGoderstad@pilgrimluth.org


Lisa Medenwald - Science Dept. Head & K-6 Computers
I received my teaching education from Concordia University - Mequon, Wisconsin, with concentrations in Broad Area Science and Business, and obtained additional teaching Certifications. In addition, I majored in Psychology and Social Work at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire and earned an M.B.A. I am the Departmentalized Science teacher (grades 5 - 8), K-6 Computer teacher, and work with the primary grades small Reading groups. God has truly blessed me through the opportunity to teach all of the K-8 students at Pilgrim Lutheran School.

Email: LisaMedenwald@pilgrimluth.org


Lisa Dhein - Math and Reading Teacher
I am so excited to be a part of the Pilgrim Lutheran School staff! I received my teaching degree from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in 2000 with a degree in Elementary Education and minor in Science. I worked at Pulaski Community Middle School teaching math, science, reading and language arts until I chose to be a stay at home mother to my three children. Now that they are all in school here at Pilgrim, I am excited to be working here teaching 7th and 8th grade math and lower grade reading groups, helping coordinate the technology program, and assisting the upper grade teachers. In addition to teaching, I coach volleyball and help coordinate Glory Girls. It is such a blessing to be apart of a school where we can share Jesus' love with the students each and every day!

Email: LisaDhein@pilgrimluth.org

 

Kari Longmire - Music Director
My name is Kari Longmire. I am a graduate of Concordia College - River Forest, IL with a degree in elementary education. I also hold a Masters Degree in Music Education from Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, WI. At Pilgrim, I am the Music teacher for grades 1 - 8, and the director of two children’s choirs and hand bell choir. I play the organ for worship services and direct the Adult Choir.

Email: KariLongmire@pilgrimluth.org

 

Jacob VanDyke - Band Director

I was born and raised here in Northeast Wisconsin. I grew up in Hortonville and after graduating high school attended St. Norbert College. While at St. Norbert I met my wonderful wife Erica and married her in May of 2012. I graduated St. Norbert College with a B.A. in music performance and business minor. After a few years of working as a freelance musician in the area, I decided to go back to school at UW-Green Bay to work on my teaching certification. In August of 2016 I was hired on as the music director at NEW Lutheran High School and a year later I was brought on as band director here at Pilgrim Lutheran School.

Email: JacobVanDyke@pilgrimluth.org


Rebekah Schumacher - Youth/Family Ministry Director
Hello! I am Rebekah, the Youth and Family Life Director at Pilgrim. I grew up in Idaho with my brother (Luke), twin sister (Rachel) and younger sister(Hannah), and my wonderful parents! I have had many other homes in my life, but nothing compares to the home I am looking forward too with Jesus. I desire everyone to know that they are radically loved by God. My hobbies include hiking, kayaking, photography, painting, traveling, being with family & friends, and playing games. I attended Concordia University in Wisconsin, where I studied Ministry and Architectural Design. I previously served at a congregation in Minnesota, Luther University in Seoul, South Korea, a refugee Congolese congregation in Milwaukee, and at Camp Perkins in Idaho for 4 summers (Pastor Malme also served there!). I am currently so thankful to encounter so many people, families and youth in Green Bay by serving as the Director of Youth & Family Ministries at Pilgrim Lutheran Church & School. Please do not hesitate to contact me!

Email: RebekahSchumacher@pilgrimluth.org


Jenny Erickson - Children's Ministry Coordinator
I have been a member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church since 2013 and joined the staff as Children's Ministry Coordinator in 2017. I have been a volunteer for VBS and am a Sunday School teacher at the Suamico site. My husband Craig and I have 4 children.

Email: JennyErickson@pilgrimluth.org


Karen Duquette - Church Secretary
Hi. I started out at Pilgrim as a member and then was recruited as a volunteer to join the team that counts the weekly contributions. From there I was hired as one of the church secretaries when the need arose. I truly love my job here and you cannot find a better group of people to work with anywhere. I feel very blessed the Lord has led me to this Pilgrim family. I am married to Len and have four adult children and four grandchildren.

Email: KarenDuquette@pilgrimluth.org


Ruth Schultz - Church Secretary
Welcome! I was born & raised in Lutheran schools in Milwaukee and like my husband, John (principal), I attended and graduated from Concordia College - St. Paul with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Ed. We have 3 grown children (in Green Bay, Knoxville, & West Bend) and 4 grandchildren here with us at Pilgrim. After 38 years of teaching ministry with my husband, I retired at the end of the 2015 school year when he accepted the call to be principal here at Pilgrim Lutheran School. The Lord has blessed me with this “new” ministry as together here at Pilgrim we have been called to “Save the Lost, Strengthen the Saved!” If there is any way I can assist you, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Email: RuthSchultz@pilgrimluth.org


Wendy Urfer - 3rd and 4th Grade Aide/Discipleship Coordinator

Hi there! I'm Wendy Urfer, the teacher aide for third and fourth grade. I began working part-time at Pilgrim in 2000. I support and assist teachers and students in a wide variety of services, making my job very adventuresome. I am also the Discipleship Coordinator at Pilgrim. You may also find me in Daycare. I attended Elm Grove Lutheran School, Martin Luther High School, and WCTC in Wisconsin. I've been married to Daniel for over 30 years. Both our children, Dane and Elana, have graduated from Pilgrim Lutheran School. God's blessings to you!

Email: WendyUrfer@pilgrimluth.org


Barbara Hein - Compassionate Care Coordinator
Hi, I am Barbara Hein a member of Pilgrim since 2005. I am married to Mark and we have a son, Erich. I am a retired speech pathologist. I am also a Stephen Minister. I recently joined the Pilgrim staff. My duties include coordinating Evangelism visits and keeping our membership current. I contact members regularly to keep them informed and connected to Christ and our Pilgrim family.

Email: BarbaraHein@pilgrimluth.org


Ed Brunhoefer - Bookkeeper
Ed has been our bookkeeper since 1990.

Email: EdBrunhoefer@pilgrimluth.org


Dale Rusch - Head Custodian
Dale joined us in January 2017 and he makes sure that everything is up and running smoothly.

Email: DaleRusch@pilgrimluth.org


Lisa Jensen - Custodian
Lisa joined our staff about 4 years ago and she does a mighty fine job of keeping our church and school clean and fresh.

Email: LisaJensen@pilgrimluth.org


Aaron Schroeder - Technology Director
Aaron came from behind scenes as our “off-hours IT person” to onsite IT Director. He answers the call when we need help with computers, phones, printer, you name it and he fixes it. His expertise in computers has aided us in updating to the modern technology needed for our staff and students.

Email: AaronSchroeder@pilgrimluth.org