Steve Hennig

Steve Hennig

Principal; Departmentalized Instruction

Favorite Bible Passage: These words from the prophet Isaiah give me comfort during difficult times in my life because I know that my God is in complete control. He will give me the tools I need to overcome all difficulties in this world. Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

I was born in Lansing, Michigan, and attended Lutheran Elementary School through grade 8. For high school, I attended Michigan Lutheran Seminary in Saginaw, Michigan, where I realized that my talents and abilities would best serve the Lord in the teaching ministry. I spent four years at Dr. Martin Luther College and graduated in 1995 with a B.S. in Elementary Education. I was called to teach at Zion Lutheran School in Hartland, Wisconsin. There I served as the 3-4 grade teacher and Athletic Director. In 1999, I was called to teach 5-6 grade and serve as Martin Luther’s Athletic Director. For the past nine years I have been serving as Principal at Martin Luther.

I have three children, two attending Fox Valley Lutheran High School in Appleton, and one here at Martin Luther. I have been married to my wonderful wife Ellen for 19 years.

Erika Martin

Early Childhood Director

Penny Lecker

Early Childhood Teacher
Amy Busse

Amy Busse


Mrs. Amy Busse was born and raised in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. She attended Mt. Calvary Lutheran Elementary School, LaCrosse Central High School, and UW-LaCrosse, before attending Dr. Martin Luther College, from which she graduated in 1991. Her first assignment was to teach grades K-2 at St. Mark’s Lutheran School in Lincoln, Nebraska.

In 1994 she married Erich Busse of Oshkosh, WI, and became an instant mom of three children. In 1995 the Lord blessed their family with another son. Her family has since grown with the addition of two sons-in-law and three wonderful grandsons.

In 1997, she was called by Martin Luther Congregation to teach in the primary grades, and is currently serving as the Kindergarten teacher.

Mrs. Busse says, "The second verse of Hymn 573 has always had special meaning to me. It is the words of this verse and the encouragement of my grade school teachers that inspired me to enter the teaching ministry."

If you cannot speak like angels,
If you cannot preach like Paul,
You can tell the Love of Jesus,
You can say He died for all.
If you cannot rouse the wicked
With the Judgement’s dread alarms,
You can lead the little children
To the Savior’s waiting arms.

Sue Pieper

Grades 1-2; School Music Director
Kate Schroeder

Kate Schroeder

Grades 3-4

Kate is the daughter of a WELS pastor and teacher and grew up in the rural town of Readfield, Wisconsin. She is a graduate of Fox Valley Lutheran High School and Dr. Martin Luther College and served her first call teaching K-1 in Redding, California. After their marriage, Kate and her husband Dave Schroeder were assigned to serve calls in a two room school in Reno, Nevada. Here they lived and had their first two children. Kate taught K-2 and ran the after school care program. In 1998 Dave accepted a call to serve at Reformation Lutheran in San Diego, California. Kate served as a departmentalized teacher for 4 years and as a preschool teacher for two before having their third child. In 2005 Dave accepted a call to serve at Trinity Lutheran in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Here Kate served as a childcare director and lower grade teacher for 6 years. Kate and her family currently live in Fond du Lac, where Dave is principal of Winnebago Lutheran Academy and she served as an assistant director at Jesus’ Little Lambs childcare before accepting her call to Martin Luther.

Greg Martin

Grades 5-6; Technology Director

Josh Arndt

Josh Arndt

Grades 7-8; Athletic Director
Becky Korthals

Becky Korthals

Departmentalized Instruction; Resource Teacher

Mrs. Becky Korthals was born and raised in Tomah, WI. She attended St. Paul’s Grade School and Tomah Sr. High. She then went on to the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse to receive her teaching degree.

She married Gordy Korthals in 1986, and they have two children, Allison and Taylor. Becky has lived in many places including Virginia, New Jersey, and Okinawa, Japan because her husband was in the US Navy. They settled in Oshkosh in 1999.

She has been teaching in various capacities at Martin Luther School since 2000. She now teaches 5th and 6th grade language arts, 3rd grade math, and is the Resource Teacher.

God has recently blessed her with two beautiful granddaughters.

Favorite Bible passage: Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Karen Berg

Karen Berg

Library Director

Mrs. Karen Berg was born and raised in La Crosse, Wisconsin. In 1977, she married Jeffrey Berg. Together they have lived in Cedarburg, Oshkosh, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Vesta, Minnesota; and Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.

Mrs. Berg moved with her husband and family to Oshkosh in 1994, and worked in several area schools until she began teaching Pre-K in 1996 at Martin Luther School for fifteen years until retirement. Mrs. Berg also has served and continues to serve as head librarian in Martin Luther’s School Library.

During partial retirement Mrs. Berg has enjoyed tutoring children, subbing, and spending time with her husband, as they travel and share God’s love with their seven children, spouses and sixteen grandchildren. She also enjoys gardening, sewing, biking, walking and reading.

Mrs. Berg is extremely excited to be back in the classroom to share the joy of God’s love with His little lambs.

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