St. Paul’s Lutheran School, under the power of the Triune God,
strives to help children reach their full potential
as Christian citizens of the world.
Greetings from Dru Lutkehus, Headteacher, Kindergarten, and 1st-grade teacher at St. Paul’s. I have a Bachelor’s Degree and Lutheran Teacher’s Diploma from Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska. Prior to coming to St. Paul’s, I taught first and second grade at Bethlehem Lutheran School and Kindergarten at St. John’s Lutheran School in the Cleveland, Ohio area. After moving back to Nebraska, I was a full-time mom until our sons were in middle school. I was then employed by Creek Valley Schools in Chappell as a paraprofessional, half-time teacher, and personal tutor. This is the 16th year that I have been privileged to serve at St. Paul’s.
My husband is Edward Lutkehus and we live on a wheat farm near Chappell, Nebraska. We also have a custom combining business. We were blessed with two sons and their wives and three grandsons.
I enjoy gardening, reading, and sewing of all kinds as well as making banners for church and other occasions. I am a Sunday School teacher for our middle-aged youth and am active in other church affairs. I belong to the Tri-County Choir that performs two cantatas each year. I am also a volunteer EMT with the Chappell Ambulance Service.
It is an honor to serve my Lord at St. Paul’s. Watching the children grow in their faith as well as academically is what keeps me in the classroom.
Hello, my name is Aimee Lunkwitz. I am the 4th and 5th-grade teacher at St. Paul’s. I will be
finishing my bachelor’s degree this year in early childhood education with an endorsement in
special education. I have been married to my wonderful husband Roy, for 26 years. We
have three wonderful children, Jacob, Zachary, and Emilee. Our oldest, Jacob is married
to his lovely wife Allyssa and have three terrific children, Mitzi 8, Ethan 4, and Jaden
almost 3. Zachary, our middle child, is 19 and is working full-time. Emilee our youngest is
in 4th grade. They all keep us very busy. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, gardening,
traveling, and camping with my family and friends. I am extremely blessed that I get to
teach at St. Paul’s Lutheran School and that my daughter and grandchildren get to attend
such a wonderful school.
Hello, my name is Grace Brott. My husband, Bill, and I live and have raised our family on
the farm where his mother grew up. We have three wonderful children! The older two both
attended St. Paul’s. The year 2022 was both a busy and exciting one for our family.
Tristan (27) and his wife Brooklyn blessed us with our first grandchild, Emerson. We
joyfully welcomed Wayne into our family when he and Cora (25) were married. We are
very blessed that they are all living close. Sarah (16) will be a busy junior at Paxton High
School this fall.
I completed my Bachelor’s from Chadron State in secondary education via
correspondence while I was the nanny to a family with four little girls in New Jersey. Upon
my return to Nebraska, I accepted a teaching position in a country school by Merritt
Reservoir, teaching five out of the possible nine grades (K-8). I realized that my true
calling was elementary; so I went back to school and got my Elementary Endorsement
from UNK, while starting our family.
I have done extensive substituting, including some long-term ones. I taught the older
Preschool class here at St. Paul’s for three years and loved preparing such eager learners
for Kindergarten. I worked at Paxton for five years, teaching Language to Kindergarteners
and English to an ESL Student; as well as working as a paraprofessional to an assortment
of students with a wide range of needs.
I am glad to be back at St. Paul’s and able to share Jesus openly with students. This fall
(2023-2024) will be my 8th year back-I have taught both 1st/2nd and 2nd/3rd since returning.
When I am not following Sarah with her many activities; I enjoy spending time with family,
reading, cooking/baking, and the beauty of God’s outdoors. I have been teaching Sunday
School for many years and am also the Sunday School Superintendent at St. John’s
Lutheran Church south of Ogallala.