ELHS

Faculty and Staff

Mr. Kyle Raymond

Mr. Kyle Raymond

Principal

Phone: 253-946-4488   Email: principal@elhs.org   Education:  BS Education, Martin Luther College     Teaching responsibilities: Religion Additional responsiblities: Student Council Advisor, Assistant Football Coach

Mr. Raymond was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. He graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran School in Milwaukee and Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN. He later earned his master’s degree in School Leadership from Grand Canyon University. 

Mr. Raymond has served as principal and teacher at schools in Wisconsin, California, and Texas. His family moved to Washington in the summer of 2021.  

Mr. Raymond has been married to his wife Amy for 25 years, and they have been blessed with four children ranging in ages from 16-21. They enjoy spending time outdoors together, as well as spending time together on the water. They also look forward to getting to know the people and the opportunities that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. 

Mr. Ryan Schmeling

Mr. Ryan Schmeling

Director of Mission Advancement

Phone: 253-946-4488   Cell: 715-220-1442   Email: rschmeling@elhs.org   Education:  BS Education, Martin Luther College   Teaching responsibilities: Finanical Literacy

Mr. Schmeling was born in Redwood Falls, MN. He attended St. John’s Lutheran School in Waterloo, WI, St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Menomonie, WI & St. Croix Lutheran High School in West St. Paul, MN. 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.

Mr. Schmeling’s favorite color is blue. He enjoys playing sports, hiking, kayaking, and traveling.

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 at SeaTac Airport with SkyWest Airlines. They have one daughter, Mya, born in 2020 who loves attending Evergreen events.

Ryan and his family enjoy utilizing their travel benefits to visit family around the country and getting out of the US and experiencing new places. He currently has 4/50 states left to visit and has been to over 25 countries.)

 “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.”   -Jeremiah 29:11

Mrs. Lacey Sorn

Mrs. Lacey Sorn

International Director/Guidance Counselor/Registrar/Teacher

Phone: 253-946-4488   Email: lsorn@elhs.org   Teaching responsibilities: Calculus, Geometry, Algebra 1, Algebra 2   Additional responsibilities: Knowledge Bowl Coach

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.

 

Mr. Chris Denney

Mr. Chris Denney

Athletic Director/Teacher

Phone: 253-946-4488   Email: cdenney@elhs.org   Education: B.S. in Education, Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minnesota, 2006   Teaching responsibilities: Physical Education, Computer Applications, Modern US. History, Civics   Additional responsibilities: Head Football Coach, Girls Basketball Coach

Mr. Joe Schmudlach

Mr. Joe Schmudlach

Recruitment Director/Teacher

Phone: 253-946-4488   Email: jschmudlach@elhs.org  Education: B.S. in Education – Spanish, Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minnesota   Teaching responsibilities: Spanish 1, 2 & 3,   Additional responsibilities: Head Baseball Coach, Assistant Football Coach

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 been teaching at ELHS since 2018. Mr. Schmudlach has also taught ESL in Lima, Peru and guided high schoolers throughout Latin America. His favorite color is surf green. He enjoys traveling domestically and internationally.

Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.‘”  -John 14:6

 

Mr. Josh Enstad

Mr. Josh Enstad

Technology Director/Teacher

Phone: 253-946-4488   Email: jenstad@elhs.org  Education: B.S. in Education, Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minnesota, 2019   Teaching responsibilities: Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy, Physics  Additional responsibilities: Assistant Track Coach

Mr. Enstad was born and raised in Andover, Minnesota. He attended Cross of Christ in Coon Rapids, MN for K-8 and attended high school at Luther Preparatory School in Watertown, WI, living in the dormitories.

Mr. Enstad and his wife Maggie live in Federal Way and attend Holy Trinity in Des Moines where Maggie teaches 2nd grade.

Mr. Enstad’s favorite color is green and he enjoys hiking, playing board games, watching movies, and listening to pod casts.

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”     -Psalm 46:10

Mrs. Jodi Wosje

Mrs. Jodi Wosje

Teacher

Phone: 253-946-4488   Email: jwosje@elhs.org  Education: B.A., Music Education, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota,Synod certification through Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minnesota Teaching responsibilities: Freshmen Music, Concert Choir, Band   Additional responsibilities: Festival Choir, Pep Band, TELSS Band Program

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). Mrs. Wosje 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.

 

Ms.  Emily Muir

Ms. Emily Muir

Teacher

Phone: 253-946-4488   Email: emuir@elhs.org    Teaching responsibilities: STEM, Yearbook, Health, Geography, Basic Algebra, Integrated Math, Strength Training  Additional responsibilities: Girls Soccer Coach, JV Girls Basketball Coach

Ms. Emily Muir was born and raised in Watertown, Wisconsin. She graduated Luther Prep in 2014 and continued on to Martin Luther College where she studied Elementary Education with minors in math and science. Upon graduation in May of 2016, Emily received the call to be a Tutor (dorm supervisor) and teach science at Luther Prep. After serving there for 2 years, Emily received a call to serve at Evergreen Lutheran High School.  

Ms. Muir’s favorite color is blue. Her favorite hobby would be CrossFit. She enjoys being a CrossFit athlete and competing in CrossFit as a sport. You can find her in 1 of 3 places: school, the box (CrossFit gym), or Anthem (coffee lover). 

Mr. Evan Kolander

Mr. Evan Kolander

Teacher

Phone: 253-946-4488   Email: ekolander@elhs.org   Teaching responsibilities: World History, US history, English 9 Additional Responsibilities: National Honor Society Advisor, Volleyball Coach

Mr. Evan Kolander grew up in Menomonee Falls, WI with two older sisters and one younger brother. He graduated from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN in 2020 majoring in Secondary Social Studies Education. He teaches World History and U.S. History for Amazing Grace Virtual Academy.

Mr. Kolander and his wife, Chantel, met at MLC and married in 2020. They both enjoy disc golfing, tabletop gaming and taking care of their dog, Dez. Evan likes to watch and play many sports. Other interests include reading and over-analyzing tv shows and movies. His favorite color is blue.

“In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33

Mrs. Bonnie Wilcox

Mrs. Bonnie Wilcox

Teacher

Phone: 253-946-4488   Email: bwilcox@elhs.org  Education: BA in Education, Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minnesota, 2004   Teaching responsibilities: English 10, English 11, English 12, Art Additional responsibilites: Drama Director

Mrs. Wilcox was born in Menomonie, Wisconsin, where she attended St. Paul’s Lutheran School until the 8th grade. She was raised on a dairy farm and can tell you more than you or she could ever want to know about cattle. Her favorite color is red and she enjoys painting, reading, gardening, knitting, and weightlifting

Her husband James is the pastor at Faith in Tacoma and an Evergreen alum. They have two future eagles: Addison, a seventh grader who enjoys sports, music, and reading; she says she’d like to teach someday.  Erin, a fifth grader who enjoys art, writing, and horses; she says she’d like to be an author/illustrator with a horse ranch.

 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.      -Hebrews 11:1

Mr. Dave Habeck

Mr. Dave Habeck

Teacher

Phone: 253-946-4488    Teaching responsibilities: Religion 9 – Old Teastament. Religion 10- Gospels

Mrs. Karen Green

Mrs. Karen Green

Teacher

Phone: 253-946-4488    Teaching responsibilities: German 1, 2, & 3

Mr. Dennis Bishop

Mr. Dennis Bishop

Facilities Manager

Phone: 253-946-4488   Email: dbishop@elhs.org   Additional responsibilities: Bus Driver

Mr. Dennis Gentele

Mr. Dennis Gentele

Custodial Services

Phone: 253-946-4488   Email: dgentele@elhs.org   

Mrs. Ryan Bishop

Mrs. Ryan Bishop

Mission Advancement Assistant/Bookkeeper

Phone: 253-946-4488   Email: rbishop@elhs.org Education: BA in Business Administration from the Milgard School of Business, University of WA, Tacoma.

Mrs. Bishop was born and raised in the PNW. She is married to Andy Bishop, class of 2002. They have four beautiful children together. The Bishops are members at Faith Lutheran Church in Tacoma. Mrs. Bishop loves hiking, camping and playing games with her family. Her hobbies include but are not limited to sewing, crocheting, basically crafts in general, and photography. No, she will not hem your pants. Her favorite colors are green and purple. Coffee fuels her busy schedule. 
Mrs. Missy Buller

Mrs. Missy Buller

Office Manager

Phone: 253-946-4488   Email: email@elhs.org  Additional Responsibilities: Assistant to the Athletic Director, Assistant to the Guidance Counselor/Registrar, Cheerleading Coach

Mrs. Buller was born in Lubbock Texas. She has lived in the PNW, the midwest, and even Germany as her father was in the military. Mrs. Buller’s favorite color is purple with sparkles! She enjoys camping, hiking, spending time at the lake or the beach, and playing board games with her familiy. She loves a good cup of tea and truly dislikes shoes.

“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”       – 1 Corinthians 10:31

Evergreen Lutheran High School
7306 Waller Rd E | Tacoma, WA 98443 | ph: 253-946-4488 | fax: 253-529-9475 | email@elhs.org