Meet our Staff
Mr. Mike Allard
Principal, Grades 6-8 Teacher, Athletic Director, Technology Director
Mike was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. He attended high school at Luther Prep in Watertown, WI, and college at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN. He graduated Martin Luther College in 2012 with a degree in K-12 Physical Education and a degree in K-8 Elementary Education.  After graduation Mike married his beautiful bride Megan and they began their married life in the city of Santiago in the Dominican Republic. After one year there Mike received a call to be principal, athletic director and 6-8 teacher here at St. John's.  Mike and Megan have a son named Ezra and two daughters named Addie and Jordyn. Mike is currently working on his Master's Degree from Martin Luther College in Educational Leadership and plans to graduate in 2021. In his free time, Mike enjoys playing basketball, tennis, and golf and loves watching the Bucks, Brewers, Badgers and Packers.
Phone:  715-937-7534
Email:  allardmj1@gmail.com or 6-8@stjohnsneillsville.com
Mrs. Ashley Leiterman
Grades 3-5 Teacher, Music Director
Mrs. Leiterman grew up in Bangor, WI. She attended Luther High School in Onalaska and went on to study Education at Martin Luther College. She graduated in 2018 with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Music and was called to serve here at St. John's. In June 2020, she married her husband, Brandon Leiterman. In her free time, she likes to read, play board games, go on walks, and enjoy music.


Phone: 414-666-1116

Email: 3-5@stjohnsneillsville.com
Mr. Brandon Leiterman
Grades K-8 Teacher, Tutor


Mr. Brandon Leiterman grew up in Morrison, WI. He attended Denmark High School and then continued his studies at Martin Luther College. He graduated from Martin Luther College in 2020 with a degree in K-8 Elementary Education. After graduation, Brandon married Ashley Urbanek. In his free time, he enjoys woodworking, golfing, football, playing music, and watching the Bucks, Brewers, Badgers, and Packers. He is excited to start his teaching ministry at St. John's and thanks everyone for how welcoming they have been.

Phone:  920-615-5136

Email:  mr.leiterman@stjohnsneillsville.com
Mrs. Jenny Shadrick
Kindergarten, Grades 1-2 Teacher
Mrs. Shadrick received her degree in elementary education at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN in 2005. She was called to teach kindergarten for one year at St. Paul's Lutheran School in Wisconsin Rapids. She was then called to teach preschool here at St. John's. She also taught kindergarten, and in March, 2015 was called to teach grades K-2. She has lived in Neillsville her whole life and was confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church. She was also married here at St. John's and now lives in the Loyal area with her husband Shawn and their daughters Natasha and Danica and son Dane. She is a 1997 graduate of St. John's. As the kindergarten-Grade 2 teacher, she will train your child in God's Word and give them a well-rounded curriculum, attempting to meet each child's needs. She will treat your child fairly and show them love and support.
Phone:  715-897-0903     Email:  K-2@stjohnsneillsville.com
 
Miss Shelley Zank
Kindergarten Teacher
I am Shelley Zank. I grew up in Neillsville my whole life and am an alumnus of St. John's Lutheran School. I love spending time outside and with the ones I love. I look forward to teaching Kindergarten and helping them grow.

Phone:  (715) 937-5144

Email:  smzank08@gmail.com
Mrs. Megan Allard
Preschool Director and Teacher
Megan Allard, originally from Grand Rapids, MI, graduated from Martin Luther College in 2011 with a degree in Elementary Education. After teaching one year in Brillion, Wi, Megan married her husband, Mike, and moved to the Dominican Republic where they both taught at a bilingual school in the city of Santiago for the year. Mike and Megan moved to Neillsville in the summer of 2013 to join the St. John's family. Megan began teaching preschool at St. John's in 2015 and teaches grades 6-8 as the administrative release teacher. Mike and Megan have a son, Ezra, and two daughters, Addie and Jordyn.


Phone:  715-937-7535                Email:  Preschool@stjohnsneillsville.com
 
Pastor Biebert
Pastor Biebert graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 1984. After being called to serve 3 rural congregations (1 in rural Beaver Dam, WI, and a dual parish in Ridgeland, WI) the Lord called him to serve here at St. John's in 1995. His wife, Linda (married in 1982) and he are the proud parents of 8 children. Pastor Biebert enjoys sharing the Word of God with His people in worship and Bible Study settings. He enjoys working with the other called workers and staff of our church and school. You will always find him willing to listen to any personal concerns you may have and talk about them in the light of God's Word. He continually prays that the Lord would use him in whatever way best serves His Kingdom here at St. John's and in the community of Neillsville.
Phone:  715-743-2944
Email:  1fisheromen@gmail.com



 
Mrs. Donna Sternitzky
3K Teacher, Daycare Director, Organist
Mrs. Sternitzky has been working with children since she was in high school. She has been a member of St. John's since 1996. She loves music and has been teaching piano lessons for many years. 
Phone:  715-743-5011
Email:  3Ksternitzky@stjohnsneillsville.com
Mrs. Judy Trunkel
Church & School Secretary, Organist
Mrs. Trunkel has been the church and school secretary since 1995. She has been a member of St. John's most of her life, and is a 1980 graduate of St. John's School. She is also one of our organists, and has been playing since she was 10 years old. Music is near and dear to her heart. She loves working in the church and school setting and considers the members of St. John's to be her extended family. Other than music, her hobbies are reading and gardening.
Phone:  715-937-8713
Email:  stjohns1886@gmail.com
Mrs. Melani Gaddis
School Cook
Mrs. Gaddis is the new cook here at St. John's. While she does not attend church here, she does have connections through her brothers and her younger son. She and her husband Kevin have two grown sons, Ryan and Dustin, and one grandson, Erich. They are both lifelong dariy farmers and raise crops and registered Ayrshire and Brown Swiss cattle. She previously worked with Head Start for 14 years and for one year as the cook for the three and four year olds. She also cooked at Transitions, a residential treatment center for girls ages 12-18. Her hobbies include reading, teaching Bible classes to her church's children, travel and animals. She loves her job here! She enjoys cooking nutritious food for lots of eager young people, helping them learn healthy eating habits, and marveling daily at the unique talents and personalities that God has given each of them.
Phone:  715-937-2912
Email:  melanigaddis@yahoo.com