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Mr. Craig Breitkreutz truly grew up all over the country. He attributes his personality, comfortable with any group of people, to this reality. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin which is why he is a lifelong Packers fan.

Mr. Breitkreutz grew up the oldest child in a family of five with a younger brother and sister. He has lived in Wisconsin, Illinois, Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, California, Minnesota, and Arkansas. He lived in Barrington, Illinois in his younger years.

As he travelled around the country, he has always attended WELS schools. This includes graduating from Nebraska Lutheran High School in 1998. He then started his studies at Martin Luther College, our WELS ministry training school, to be a pastor. Deciding this course of studies was not for him, he took a year off in California with his parents before returning to MLC to study to be a teacher. He graduated in December of 2004. Mr. Breitkreutz is currently enrolled in the master’s program at MLC and will graduate in the spring of 2020 with his Master of Science in Education: Leadership Emphasis degree.

Mr. Breitkreutz’s first Call was a combination of dorm supervisor at California Lutheran High School in Wildomar, California and principal release teacher at St. Stephen’s in Fallbrook, California. At the end of the 2004-2005 school year, Mr. Breitkreutz headed back to the assignment committee at Martin Luther College. He received his first permanent Call to serve as a World Missionary for the WELS to the Apache Nation as a teacher at Peridot Lutheran School in Peridot, Arizona. He served as a teacher, athletic director, and eventually principal during his nine years on the San Carlos Apache Reservation. It was during this time that Craig met his wife, Charissa, who was a teacher at the time at the other WELS school on the San Carlos Apache Reservation in Bylas, Arizona. The two met during Mr. Breitkreutz’s first year on the “rez” (as the locals call it) and were married in the following summer of 2006. The Lord blessed the Breitkreutz family with four children during their time in Arizona: Brett, Caitlynn, Emily, and Caleb. The Breitkreutz family learned many things from serving people less fortunate than themselves. But where people may not have a whole lot financially, they more than make up for it in love for each other and love for their Lord.

After nine years on the reservation for Craig, and 15 for Charissa, Mr. Breitkreutz received and accepted a Call to serve as principal at St. John’s in Baraboo, Wisconsin to start the 2014-2015 school year. Baraboo is very close to Wisconsin Dells, so his family took advantage of being so close to Noah’s Ark and the famous Wisconsin Ducks. The Breitkreutz family has enjoyed Devil’s Lake and the summer Circus Parade in downtown Baraboo. Most importantly, the Breitkreutz family will always remember the people they have served, served with, and have been served by.

In their spare time, the Breitkreutz family loves going to God’s house, going camping, hiking, singing, attending an occasional movie, visiting National Parks and National Historic Sites, going to baseball games, or just spending a quiet night at home. Brett and his dad make an annual trip up to Green Bay for Packers training camp with Grandpa. The boys very much enjoy any type of sports that you can throw in front of them. The whole family enjoys time at any lake.

Mr. Breitkreutz and his family cannot wait to meet the people in Antioch. They are all looking forward to the opportunity to serve the people of Faith as well as the Antioch community. They hope and pray that the Lord blesses the people through that service.

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