About LPS



Luther Preparatory School is controlled and governed by the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) through an elected Governing Board consisting of eight members. The board establishes school policies in keeping with the policies and directives of the synod. The president of the school serves as the executive officer of the Governing Board. The chairman of the board and the president of the school serve on the synod’s Board for Ministerial Education (BME). The BME establishes and coordinates overall policy for the ministerial educational system of the WELS.
Governing Board
  • Chairman Pastor Timothy Spaude (Greenfield, Wisconsin)
  • Vice-Chairman Pastor Steven Hein (Prescott, Arizona)
  • Secretary Teacher Adam Glodowski (Kiel, Wisconsin)
  • Pastor Kevin Westra (Grove City, OH)
  • Mr. Stephen Balza (New Ulm, MN)
  • Mr. Martin Madson (Woodstock, Georgia)
  • Pastor Daniel Schmidt (Oconomowoc, WI)
  • Teacher Seth Fitzsimmons (Muskego, WI)

  • President, Director of Admissions - Matthew Crass
  • Academic Dean - Brian Maurice
  • Educational Technology Coordinator - Carl Hochmuth
  • Dean of Students - Timothy Dolan
  • Recruitment Director - Evan Chartrand
  • Director of Music - Randy Bode 
  • Athletic Director - Justin Gregorius

Administrative Staff
  • Business Manager - James Waack
  • Assistant Business Manager - Beth Zastrow
  • Information Systems Manager - Joe Curia
  • Food Service Manager -Fran Brickner, Pioneer College Caterers
  • Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds - Mike Vesper
  • Health Nurse - Laurie Cole
  • Librarian - Kathy Crass
  • Mission Advancement/Alumni  - Sue Boulden
  • Receptionist - Cindy Krause
  • Administrative Secretary - Bonnie Kuerth
  • Recruitment Secretary - Tracy Schmidt
  • PrepShop - Becky Archer

Governing Board

List of 8 members.

Luther Preparatory School
1300 Western Avenue | Watertown, WI 53094 | 920-261-4352 |
FAX 920-262-8118 | info@lps.wels.net
Luther Preparatory School is an independent coeducational preparatory school in Watertown, Wisconsin. The continuing mission and purpose of Luther Preparatory School is to prepare and encourage young men and women for the full time ministry in the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.