Pastor David Naumann
David Charles Naumann was born June 4, 1980 in Saginaw, the son of Pastor Paul and June Naumann. He became God’s own child through the washing of Holy Baptism at St. John Lutheran Church, Hemlock, on June 15, 1980, and was confirmed in that saving faith at St. John Lutheran Church, Riga, on March 27, 1994.
Pastor Naumann attended St. John Lutheran School in Hemlock and St. Stephen Lutheran School in Adrian, and was a member of the MLS class of 1998. His preparation for the Gospel ministry continued at Martin Luther College (2002) and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary (2006).
His first call was to serve as tutor at Martin Luther College. In 2008 he was assigned as assistant to the District President of the Minnesota District, at St. Peter Lutheran Church, St. Peter, Minnesota, where he served until accepting the call to St. Paul’s.
On July 4, 2008, Pastor was united in marriage with Rebecca Horton. Becca graduated with a degree in x-ray technology in 2008, and worked at a hospital in Minnesota for four years. Their marriage has been blessed with three children: Micah (June, 2011), Elsa (January, 2013), Levi (August, 2014), and Greta (January, 2017).
Pastor and Becca enjoy gardening, cross country skiing, volleyball, and spending time with their children.
Pastor Carl Otto
Pastor Otto has served at St. Paul’s since 1995. He and his wife Barb (Schuetze) have been blessed with four children and many grandchildren. During the summer months you might see Pastor driving around town in his one-of-a-kind “Ottomobile.”
Mr. Kevin Needham, Principal, 7th/8th Grade p.m.
I was born in Chicago Heights, IL, but shortly thereafter my family moved to Appleton, WI, which became my home for fourteen years. Another move brought us to Watertown, WI, and after graduating from Martin Luther College in 2002, I am now raising my own family here in Saginaw.
I enjoy all things musical: bands, choirs, streaming music, trombones, etc. I especially enjoy spending time with my wife, Janna (Thiesfeldt), and our children Olivia, Caleb, Joshua, and Chad. We like time together at home, but also going on little trips to explore Michigan and to visit grandmas and grandpas in Wisconsin and Minnesota.
I truly enjoy all parts of my calling here at St. Paul’s: Principal, 7th and 8th grade, band, and adult choir. It is a great blessing to serve here!
Mr. Matthew Groth, 7th/8th Grade a.m., 6th Grade p.m.
Matt grew up in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, where he attended Manitowoc Lutheran High School. He graduated from Martin Luther College in 2000. Matt married Kristin (Goodger), also a 2000 MLC graduate, that June. Since his graduation, Matt served at St. Philip’s (Beautiful Savior) Lutheran School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, teaching math and 7th and 8th grades. Matt and Kristin have four daughters: Rachel, Emma, Hannah, and Katie; and three sons: Alex, Jacob, and Lucas.
Mr. Samuel Korth, 6th Grade a.m., 4th Grade p.m.
Samuel David Korth was born on March 2nd, 1988 as the fourth of five children. He has four lovely sisters with whom he is very close. Samuel grew up in Bay City, MI where his father, Steven Korth, serves as Pastor at Mt. Olive.
Mr. Jordan Siegler, 5th Grade
Jordan Siegler is the 5th grade teacher, school accompanist, and director of St. Paul’s Beginner Band. He came from Manitowoc, WI where he attended Manitowoc Lutheran High School. He graduated Martin Luther College in 2014 and started teaching at St. Paul’s the same year. He married Arianna (Salzwedel) in June 2015. She is currently teaching piano lessons and doing secretarial work at Michigan Lutheran Seminary. Mr. Siegler enjoys strategy games, history, reading, movies, and puns. He also loves listening to music and plays piano, organ, and clarinet.
Mrs. Linda Wiles, 3rd/4th Grade a.m., 3rd Grade p.m.
I was born on February 4, 1960, in Chicago Heights, Illinois. I grew up in Calumet City and later Crete, IL, the only girl with three younger brothers. My home congregation was Trinity Lutheran Church in Crete.
After high school, I attended Dr. Martin Luther College, graduating in 1982. My first call was to Bethany Lutheran School here in Saginaw. I taught grades 1-4 and 2-4 from 1982-88. I also taught grades 3-5 at Bethany for the 1991-92 school year and grades 6-8 in 1999-2000. I have taught at St. Paul’s since 2002.
I met Bob Wiles (the older brother of one of my students!) at Bethany, and we married in July of 1987. Bob and I have a daughter, Amanda, who graduated from Martin Luther College and married Christopher Johns, who is finishing his studies at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. They have a daughter Natalie, our first grandchild.
In my spare time, I enjoy reading, scrapbooking, and spending time with family.
Mrs. Jennifer Bovee, 1st/2nd Grade
Jennifer Bovee grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Her father was a WELS school principal and teacher. Her mother was also a kindergarten teacher in the WELS schools. Jennifer graduated from Fox Valley Lutheran High School and went on to attend college at UW/Green Bay to become a teacher.
After a few years of public college, Jennifer decided that she could not imagine teaching children without being able to share God’s Word with them. Therefore, she transferred to Martin Luther College and earned her teaching degree, graduating in December of 1996.
She received her first teaching assignment after graduation and began teaching kindergarten and 1st grade at Zion Lutheran School in Chesaning, Michigan. The next year, she taught 1st and 2nd grades in Chesaning, and the year after that she taught K, 1, and 2. She continued to teach these grades in Chesaning for about 9½ years.
She met her husband Michael, who was a member at Zion in Chesaning, and they were married in July of 2003. Their daughter, Olivia, was born in August of 2006 after a difficult pregnancy and months of bed rest. Following her daughter’s birth, Jennifer decided that she wanted to stay at home and take care of Olivia.
When Olivia began school at St. Paul’s, Jennifer volunteered in the school library. She also did some substitute teaching at St. Paul’s and other WELS schools the past number of years. She received and accepted the call to teach 1st and 2nd grades last spring. Jennifer feels very blessed by this wonderful opportunity to serve her Savior by teaching his precious lambs here at St. Paul’s. She prays the Lord will bless her teaching ministry, and thanks the members for all of their prayers and support.
Kim Schroer was born in Saginaw, but moved to St. Charles at the age of five, and enjoyed growing up in this wonderful small town. She has been a member at St. Paul’s since 1993.
Kim attended Central Michigan University, graduating in 1998, and then taught kindergarten and 5th grade in the Chesaning and St. Charles school districts. After graduating college, she moved to Saginaw to raise a family with husband Dan. She enjoys being a mom to their three children (Madison, Sydney, and Jackson), vacationing with family, socializing with friends, and scrapbooking.
After being home with her children for 10 years, she started to get back into the teaching field as a substitute teacher. Kim truly enjoys attending church and having her children attend our wonderful school, and feels very blessed to be on the faculty at such an amazing place with terrific people.