Staff Biographies

Craig Weide - Teacher 7-8

My name is Craig Weide. I have been serving Jesus and the parents and students of Christ Lutheran School since 1998. I teach grades seven and eight and am the principal. Additionally, I taught for two years in Valentine, Nebraska grades 5-8. I have been blessed with the opportunity to earn a M.S. degree from Martin Luther College in Education and hold a state teaching license in Nebraska and Wisconsin. I am married to Tammy, Christ Lutheran’s PK4 teacher and Early Childhood Education Director. We have been blessed with five children. All five of our children are alumni of Christ Lutheran School. I do outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting, boating, home improvements, and car repairs when away from school. I truly love sharing God's Word with my students. I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to prepare my students for high school and for life.
 

 


Spencer Jensen - Teacher 5-6

I am currently the 5th and 6th grade teacher here at Christ Big Bend. I graduated from Martin Luther College with a Bachelor of Science degree in education. I attended high school at Lakeside Lutheran in Lake Mills, WI and attended grade school at St. John’s in Juneau, WI. In between some years I attended Moraine Park Technical College and am halfway through a degree for welding. I currently reside in Oak Creek, WI with my wife, Karis, and my two dogs, Daisy and Miska. I enjoy collecting coins and currency-U.S and foreign, and doing activities outside, which include any type of fishing and hunting. 

 

 

Chris Mastrocola - Teacher 3-4 / Athletic Director
I grew up in Oshkosh, WI. I attended Grace Lutheran School for K-8 and then went on to high school at Winnebago Lutheran Academy in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. My Pastor at Martin Luther Church in Oshkosh was a great advocate for service to our Lord and encouraged me to attend Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota. My husband, Jim, is a retired police officer and we have three fabulous boys. Nick, our oldest, is a police officer and is married to our favorite daughter-in-law, Heidi, a Medical Technologist. EJ, our second child, is finishing his teaching degree at St. Norbert College and will head out to start his life as a teacher. Tony, the youngest, attends Concordia University studying computers! I love all outdoor sports and activities and especially love doing them with my family! My husband and I camp, hike, mountain bike, kayak, ride our motorcycle, and play golf when we can.

Teaching is truly my love and calling and I have been unbelievably blessed to be here at Christ with such great kids and families.

Education and Experience:
- Graduated from Dr. Martin Luther College in 1990
- Served at St. John’s in Jefferson teaching 3rd and 4th grade from 1990-1993
- Attended Wisconsin Lutheran College in 1994 for WI State Certification
- Substitute taught for two years in the public school system in West Allis
- Served Star of Bethlehem in New Berlin teaching 3rd and 4th grade from 1996-1999
- Currently serving at Christ Lutheran in Big Bend from 2005-present

Carol Mack - Teacher 1-2
 

Carla Lindhorst - Teacher Kindergarten

Hi, my name is Mrs. Carla Lindhorst and I am excited about serving at Christ Lutheran as the Kindergarten teacher and music coordinator!

I joined the staff in 2021 with rich and varied experiences. I have a Bachelor of Music Education degree, a Parent Educator certificate, and an Elementary Education certificate. I have been a piano and voice instructor for over 30 years. For 14 years I was a certified Music Together teacher sharing music with birth to age 5 children and their families in Fort Myers, Florida and Litchfield, Minnesota. For 7 years I served as a Parent Educator and Preschool Teacher in Minnesota’s Early Childhood Family Education Program in Litchfield, Minnesota. When I lived most recently, in Watertown, South Dakota, I worked as an Early Childhood Special Education Paraprofessional and then as a first grade teacher. 

In my free time, I enjoy hiking and biking, gardening, sewing, reading, singing and playing the piano. My husband, Paul, is the new WELS Ministry of Christian Giving Counselor for the Southeastern Wisconsin District. We will celebrate our 40th Wedding Anniversary in August of 2021. We have been blessed with 6 children and 8 grandchildren. 

I am thankful for the opportunity to serve Jesus’ lambs at Christ Lutheran School and look forward to talking about Jesus every day with my students!

Tammy Weide - 4K Teacher Preschool / Director

Hi, my name is Mrs. Tammy Weide and I am serving at Christ Lutheran as the Early Childhood Education director and 4k teacher!

I have a Bachelor of Education degree in Early Education, and a director license. I have taught in South Dakota on the Rosebud Reservation and in New Berlin, Wisconsin. I was also blessed to do autism therapy.

In my free time, I enjoy reading, gardening, biking, camping, and spending a lot of time on the lake. My husband, Craig, and I are blessed with five children. Seth and Hannah are twins. Seth loves to travel and to teach in different countries. Hannah teaches at one of our WELS schools: Divine Savior in Doral, Florida. Jordan graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran College and is pursuing her master's degree in London. Grace is attending Wisconsin Lutheran College. Amos, our youngest, is in his apprenticeship to be a plumber.  

I am thankful to serve at Christ Lutheran School and I’m looking forward to meeting all our beautiful families that God puts in our care!

Jessica Schuetze - 3K Teacher / Mornings with Mommy Program Coordinator

Hi, my name is Jessica Schuetze and I’m blessed to be the 3K teacher here at Christ Lutheran! I love children and have wanted to be a teacher ever since I can remember. I enjoy watching 3 year olds learn and grow throughout the year. They are truly a joy to teach each day! Some of my background includes: starting a brand new preschool in Tennessee, serving as an enrollment coordinator for a children’s center here in the Milwaukee area, and administration/teaching in various preschools and child cares.  

I am blessed with 3 children of my own -- two boys and a girl. My oldest son is in high school and my younger two enjoy school here at Christ Lutheran School. Some things I enjoy are: summertime, ice cream, tea, stand up paddle boarding, pilates, baking and being a part of an amazing church family here at Christ!