FACULTY & STAFF DIRECTORY
Education: 1974 – BS Education, Martin Luther College
Mr. Habeck was born and raised in Kewaunee, WI. He is happily married to his wife Gretchen of 43 years. They have six children, all Evergreen alumni. They are blessed with 12 grandchildren. Mr. Habeck enjoying spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. His favorite Bible passage is Colossians 3:23, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” He is thrilled to continue to serve the Lord as Evergreen Interim principal.
Teaching responsibilities: Religion
Director of Mission Advancement
Education: 2013 – BS Elementary Education, BS Secondary Education, Martin Luther College
Background: Mr. Ryan Schmeling grew up in Menomonie, WI and graduated in 2007 from St. Croix Lutheran High School in West St. Paul, MN. He attended the University of Wisconsin – River Falls majoring in Health and Human Performance, pursing physical therapy and coaching. He transferred to Martin Luther College and graduated in 2013 with a double major in Elementary and Secondary Education and a minor in coaching. In 2012 Mr. Schmeling taught English for one semester in South Korea, before he was assigned to his first call to Grace Lutheran Grade School in Portland, OR. In 3 years of ministry at Grace, Mr. Schmeling was the principal, taught 5th and 6th grade, and departmentalized upper grade History and Religion. As well as being the Athletic Director, coach for basketball, volleyball, soccer, softball, and track. He accepted a call in 2017 to Evergreen Lutheran High School as the Director of Mission Advancement. Mr. Schmeling is one of three children, all graduates of Martin Luther College. He met his wife Kimberly (Matthies) at Martin Luther College and they were married May 2, 2014. Kimberly, a former Kindergarten/1st grade teacher, is now a lead flight attendant for SeaTac Airport with Skywest Airlines. The Schmelings enjoy utilizing those benefits to travel as well as enjoy the outdoors and spending time hiking and kayaking. The Schmelings are members at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Tacoma.
Teaching responsibilities:Financial Literacy
Mission Advancement Assistant
Education: B.A. Business Administration, University of Washington, 2006
Ryan graduated from the University of Washington in 2006 with a B.A. in Business Administration and finance. Her past work experiences include managing a retirement home office in Tacoma for ten years and office manager at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Tacoma prior to coming to Evergreen Lutheran as our Office Manager and Bookkeeper in 2013. Ryan is married to Andy Bishop, an ELHS alum. They have four children. Ryan enjoys sewing, various crafts, and making wine with her husband. She has a special place in her heart for chocolate and coffee.
Background: Dennis has worked at Evergreen since 1982. He is our full time campus facility manager. Dennis is married to Patricia and has seven children, many of whom live in the area. He has ten grandchildren and loves spending time with them. “I really enjoy seeing the second generation of students coming through ELHS.” Don’t worry parents, he won’t spill the beans!
Education: B.S. in Education, Dr. Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minnesota, 2017
Background: Mr. Bunkowske is a 2017 graduate of Martin Luther College. He currently serves as the Athletic Director, Head Girls Basketball Coach, and Head Football Coach at Evergreen Lutheran High School. The classes that he teaches include a variety of social studies courses as well as physical education and health.Some of Mr. Bunkowske’s hobbies include watching the Minnesota Vikings, hiking, kayaking, exploring the PNW with his wife, Karly.
Teaching responsibilities: Physical Education, Health, US History
Additional responsibilities: Athletic Director
Education: B.S. in Education – Spanish, Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minnesota
Mr. Schmudlach is a 2015 graduate of Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN. Mr. Schmudlach has taught Spanish in Minnesota for three years at Hutchinson public School, Minnesota State University (teaching assistant/graduate student), and Cleveland Public School. He has also taught ESL in Lima, Peru and guided high schoolers throughout Latin America. in Addition to teaching he coaches varsity baseball and serves as the Recruitment Director.
Teaching responsibilities: Spanish 1, 2 & 3, Religion, Geography
Additional responsibilities: Baseball head coach, Recruitment Director, Weightlifting
Education: B.S. in Education, Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minnesota, 2019
Teaching responsibilities: Chemistry, Anatomy, General Science, Computer Applications
Extracurricular activities: Robotics Club Advisor, Technology Director
Teaching responsibilities: German 1 & 2
Background: Mrs. Lacey Sorn has joined us to serve as our mathematics teacher, head volleyball coach, knowledge bowl coach and our registrar. Mrs. Sorn is a graduate of Martin Luther College and is married to Principal Brent Sorn of Parkland Lutheran School in Tacoma. Mrs. Sorn has been teaching for 12 years at the high school level and brings excitement and expertise to our math department. Principal and Mrs. Sorn have two children and are members at Parkland Lutheran Church.
Teaching responsibilities: Physics, Calculus, Geometry, Algebra 1, Algebra 2
Additional responsibilities: Registrar, head volleyball coach, knowledge bowl coach
Education: B.S. in Education, Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minnesota, 2012; Graduate work through Martin Luther College and Pierce College.
Background: Katie Rath has been privileged to teach at Evergreen Lutheran High School since 2013. She graduated from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN, in December of 2012 and served at Bethel Lutheran School in Sioux Falls, SD, before moving to Washington. When she can be convinced to leave her classroom, Katie enjoys reading, writing, playing music and a variety of sports, and exploring the wonders of her Washington. She is a member and part-time organist at Faith Lutheran Church in Tacoma.
Teaching responsibilities: English 10, English 11, English 12, Journalism, Yearbook, ESL(English as a Second Language)
Additional responsibilities: Drama Director, Girls’ Varsity softball head coach, National Honor Society Advisor
Memberships: Member of the NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English)
Education: B.S. in Education, Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minnesota
Teaching responsibilities: Art
Education: B.A., Music Education, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota,
Synod certification through Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minnesota
Background: Jodi Wosje came to Evergreen in 1998, taking on the choirs and beginning a high school band program. A year later she started the TELSS grade school band program which has included up to eight different WELS and ELS grade schools between 1999 and 2013. She is a graduate of Bethany Lutheran College (Mankato, MN) and Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, MN), earning a B.A. degree in music education with double emphases in both choral and instrumental music. She also completed her synod certification through Martin Luther College (New Ulm, MN). Jodi has done post-graduate work at the University of Washington and greatly enjoys attending classes and workshops in continuing music education. She has served as an instrumentalist, singer, and occasional organist at her home congregation, Holy Trinity, and others in the area. Professionally, Jodi has had the honor of serving as a clinician for two WELS Choral Festivals (2005 and 2008) and has also previously led a choral reading workshop at the WELS National Conference on Worship, Music, and the Arts. Jodi enjoys reading, sports, cheering for the Green Bay Packers, and music (of course!). She has been married to husband David for one year, and the two of them enjoy traveling together, camping, hiking, the great outdoors (especially their favorite place—Mt. Rainier), and visiting family.
Teaching responsibilities: Freshmen Music, Concert Choir, Band, Geography, PNW History, Computer 9
Extracurricular activities: Festival Choir, Pep Band, Sophomore class advisor
Professional Organizations: NAfME (National Association for Music Education), WMEA (Washington Music Educators Association)