Principal, Teacher 6-8

Principal Rick Zimmerman
Principal Rick Zimmerman

Rick Zimmerman

Principal, Teacher

My name is Rick Zimmerman. I serve as 6-8th grade teacher and principal at St. John St. James Lutheran School in Reedsville, Wisconsin. I am currently in my 20th year of teaching. Of those years I have spent 15 years as principal.

I started in the teaching ministry at Peridot Lutheran in Peridot, Arizona (located on the San Carlos Apache Reservation). I then served at Trinity Lutheran in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Before I arrived at St. John – St. James I served at St. Paul’s in Wonewoc, WI.

I grew up as a son of a pastor. My father served at a few different congregations, but most of my life was spent growing up in Kawkawlin, MI. Most of my grade school years were spent at St. Bartholomew Lutheran School in Kawkawlin. I attended Michigan Lutheran Seminary for high school. After high school, I attended Northwestern college to become a pastor. I changed tracks and eventually graduated from Martin Luther College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education in 2002.

Sarah and I have been married since 2006. We have four children. Our oldest, Erick, attends Manitowoc Lutheran High School. Ryan, Kayla, and Katy, all attend St. John – St. James Lutheran School.

If you do not see me at school, you will find me doing activities with my family. I do enjoy many different sports from grade school to pro. Every school year I find it humbling to be able to work with parents to help them raise their children up in God’s word.

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St. John - St. James Lutheran Church Established 1879

Church Address

219 Manitowoc Street
Reedsville, WI 54230
Office: 920-754-4568

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219 Manitowoc Street
Reedsville, WI 54230
Office: 920-754-4432

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