We have two full-time called teachers, Nathan Bitter who teaches grades 3 through 8 and Melissa Koenig who teaches Kindergarten through 2nd grade.  Mr. Bitter also serves as the school principal.  Pastor Zamzow and some members of the congregation also help in many and various ways to make a quality education possible.



Mr. Nathan Bitter

Nathan Bitter has served as the school principal since 1998, and also teaches 3rd through 8th grade students. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Christian Education from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota in 1994 and previously served at Gloria Dei in Belmont CA.

He is married to Jody Bitter, and is the father to 10 children, and one grandchild.  His spare time mostly involves activities with his children, particularly soccer, but he also enjoys fantasy football and reading a variety of genres.



Miss Melissa Koenig

Melissa Koenig is a 2018 graduate from Martin Luther College where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in both elementary education and instrumental music. Her hometown is De Pere, Wisconsin which is located near Green Bay. Melissa loves to be involved with music. She has studied every instrument in the orchestra and enjoys playing and performing a wide variety of music. Her main instruments are the piano and the trumpet. Melissa also likes to scrapbook, read novels, and explore God’s Creation in her spare time. Melissa is excited to teach God’s children and to share the Gospel with generations to come at St. Mark’s Lutheran in Bemidji, Minnesota.