Meet the Staff

Principal, 5-8 Teacher, Nolan Valus

Bachelor of Science in Education- Martin Luther College, 2011

Master of Education- Martin Luther College, 2017

School- 989-799-0935Cell- 763-200-0770Email-

Nolan Valus has been serving at St. John's since July of 2018. In addition to serving as Principal, he also serves as the 5-8 grade teacher and Athletic Director. As a father of two, Nolan, and his wife Courtney, enjoy spending time outdoors with their family, playing music, participating in a variety of sports, and cheering for the Michigan Wolverines.

K-4 Teacher, Naomi Milne

Bachelor of Science in Education- Martin Luther College, 2012

Master of Education- University of Wisconsin-Stout, 2017

Cell- 507-206-1056Email-

Naomi Milne has been serving as the K-4 teacher at St. John's since July of 2012. Naomi and her husband, David, live in Midland. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching musicals, and playing board games. She also loves traveling, especially to Europe. As a teacher, Naomi loves working with children, and seeing them grow in their knowledge and love for the Lord.

K-1 Teacher, Lisa Schmugge

Bachelor of Science in Education- Dr. Martin Luther College, 1983

Cell- 989-274-2157Email-

Lisa began teaching Kindergarten and First Grade from 1983-1985 in Chesaning ,MI. After moving with her husband and daughters to Wisconsin, Ontario, Maryland, and finally back to Michigan, she returned to teaching in 2015. She has taught various combinations of classes at St. John's over the years, ranging from Kindergarten through second grade, where she now serves as our Kindergarten- 1st grade Teacher. When not teaching, Lisa enjoys sewing gardening, attending MLS football games and spending time with her grandchildren!

Rev. Daniel Garbow

Home- 989-284-1849

Church/School- 989-799-0935