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Staff

Seth Schaller

Principal & 7th – 8th Grade

Seth is a 1993 graduate of Immanuel Lutheran College in Eau Claire, WI, with a degree in Elementary Education. He is certified to teach in the schools of the Church of the Lutheran Confession.  He taught K-8 and served as principal at Redeemer Lutheran in Cheyenne, WY, for five years.  Seth was called to teach upper grades and serve as principal at Messiah in 1998.  He also has coached flag football and assisted with coaching basketball at Messiah.  Seth served as the JV baseball coach at Immanuel Lutheran High School for several years and has regularly coached Little League baseball in Eau Claire.

Lori Wirth

5th – 8th Grade Language Arts

Lori has earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Disorders and a Master of Arts Degree in Audiology from Western Michigan University.  After working at Beltone Hearing Aid Center for a year, she operated an in-home daycare from 1995 until 2001.  From 2002-2007, Lori worked as a Special Education Para-professional in the Eau Claire Area School District (ECASD).  During this time, she also earned certification in Early Childhood Special Education from UWEC.  After substitute teaching in the ECASD, and working as Teacher/Director of Education at Sylvan Learning Center for six years, Lori gladly accepted the call to teach 5th-8th grade Language Arts at Messiah.

Nathan Buck

5th – 6th Grade; Homeroom

I am Nathan Buck, and I am proud to be here at Messiah teaching 5th-6th grade. I grew up in Eau Claire, graduated from Messiah and Immanuel High School and College, and accepted a teaching call out at Valley Bible Academy in Clarkston, Washington where I taught for 2 years. I married my South Carolinian wife, Jessica, in 2020 – we currently have a baby kitten, and just recently purchased our first house! My favorite animals are dolphins, I collect coins and stamps, and love to kayak, run, and hike. I so greatly enjoy teaching, and can’t wait to begin my work at Messiah Eau Claire! Thank you all for your kindness and prayers — I am glad to grow in faith and overjoyed at the prospect of getting to know our families and students better.

Marcie Schierenbeck

4th Grade (AM)

Marcie graduated from ILC and attended one year at Immanuel Lutheran College. She then transferred to Mankato State University where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. Marcie taught one year for the Rochester, MN school district while earning her masters degree in education from Winona State University.  Several years later, she completed coursework and teaching experiences for certification in Learning Disabilities from UW Eau Claire. While teaching in Rochester,  Marcie was called to teach at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Austin, MN. She moved to Eau Claire after marrying her husband and taught part-time at Messiah Lutheran school. Then Marcie took a break from teaching to raise her family and tutor children in the Eau Claire area. Marcie and her husband have nine children and four grandchildren.  She enjoys camping, hiking, touring state and national parks, and working at the small business that her husband started. Her most treasured activity, however, is spending time with her family.

Becky Buck

3rd – 4th Grade

Becky is a 1993 graduate from Immanuel Lutheran College and has a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education. She taught 1st -2nd grades for two years at Immanuel Luther School in Mankato Minnesota. In about 2007 Becky received the call to teach Pre-K at Messiah Lutheran School here in Eau Claire. She taught Pre-K at Messiah for two years before becoming an early childhood consultant for the state of Wisconsin. Becky spent the next 10 years as an early childhood consultant and was then asked to take a position as the Northwest Region Lead for Pyramid Model in the State of Wisconsin. (Pyramid Model is a multi-tiered framework that supports the social and emotional development and needs of all children from birth to age 8.) She held this position for two years before receiving and accepting the call to teach 3rd and 4th grade at Messiah Lutheran School in the fall of 2022.

Amy Mielke

2nd – 3rd Grade

Amy is a 1994 graduate of Immanuel Lutheran College in Eau Claire, WI, with a degree in Elementary Education.  She is certified to teach in the schools of the Lutheran Confession.  She taught at Messiah Lutheran in Eau Claire for one year before moving to Nebraska.  For four years, Amy worked as a Special Education Para-professional at Valentine Elementary Public Schools in Nebraska.  In 2007, she was called by Messiah Lutheran in Hales Corners, WI, where she taught grades 1-4 for eleven years.  Besides teaching, Amy enjoys outdoor activities, playing games, and spending time with her family.

June Schmid

1st – 2nd Grade

June graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with an Emphasis in At-Risk Child and Youth Care.  June worked for Wisconsin Early Autism Project for 2 years as a Behavioral Therapist.  In 2006, June and her husband, Adam, moved  to Eau Claire and shortly after had the first of their 4 children.  During the years of staying at home with her children, June started attending church here at Messiah.  After a few years she went back to school, this time going to Immanuel Lutheran College and Seminary for Elementary Education.  She graduated from the Immanuel teaching program in 2019.

Eileen Tiefel

Kindergarten

Eileen has an Associate’s Degree with an emphasis in education from Immanuel Lutheran College in Eau Claire, WI.  Prior to accepting the call to teach Kindergarten at Messiah in 2000, she was active in developing curriculum for Sunday School and Vacation Bible School programs.  Eileen and her husband, Pastor Paul Tiefel, raised eight children and together they have 18 grandchildren.

Rachel Rosendahl

Pre-Kindergarten

Rachel graduated from Immanuel Lutheran College in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She then taught all subjects in 1st-4th grade for four years at Gethsemane Lutheran School in Saginaw, Michigan. After getting married, she moved to the Detroit area with her husband, Marty. She took a break from teaching to focus on her family until she accepted the call to teach preschool at Messiah. She and Marty reside in Fall Creek with their three children.

Samantha Kelly

Music

Samantha is the music teacher at Messiah.  She is a violinist with the Chippewa Valley Symphony and other ensembles in the area.  She attended Immanuel Lutheran College for one year in the teaching program and also studied music at UW-Eau Claire.  She is the wife of Jon and together they have four sons.  Before becoming the music teacher at Messiah, Sam homeschooled her two oldest boys.  She enjoys biking, hiking, camping, and playing games with her family.  They live with their cat, Oreo, in Altoona, Wisconsin, close enough to the library to walk there often!

Morgan Irvine

Administrative Assistant

I am Morgan Irvine nee Aichele. I have been a member of the CLC my entire life and attended Messiah my 6th, 7th, and part of 8th grade years. I have two children, Cainnin and Lilyonna. Both attended and graduated from Messiah and are currently attending Immanuel Lutheran. I received an Associate’s degree from CVTC in Administrative Professionalism in 2013. I am excited to be taking the full-time position as Messiah’s school secretary. I hope I can live up to everything Karen has been to the school and meant to its student. I’m so happy I am able to give back to Messiah, a place that has given me and my family so much.