505 North Palmatory Street, Horicon, Wisconsin 53032

Telephone: 920-485-6687

Fax: 920-485-2545

Our Staff

St. Stephen is blessed with a faculty that is progressive and innovative.

They are creative in their teaching methods and attentive to reaching 

each student’s individual needs.

Amy Rupnow

Principal & Seventh Grade

Amy was born and raised in Crown, Minnesota. She attended Concordia College, Minnesota where she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education in 1997. She taught Kindergarten for one year in Duluth, Minnesota before moving to Horicon to teach 2nd Grade at St. Stephen. In 2005 Amy earned her Master’s of Education from Concordia University, Wisconsin. When she is not busy at school Amy enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, crocheting, working logic puzzles, and learning how to do all sorts of farm chores. Amy began teaching at St. Stephen in 1997 and teaches 7th Grade. In addition to teaching, Amy is our principal and LJHA Advisor. Amy and her husband, Keith, live in Oak Grove on his family farm.


Lisa Janus

Preschool & Second Grade

Lisa was born and raised in Milwaukee. She graduated from Concordia University – Wisconsin in 1986 with a Bachelor Arts degree in Elementary Education, minoring in Early Childhood Education. Prior to joining the faculty at St. Stephen, Lisa was responsible for the start-up, directing, and teaching of several early childhood program in the South Wisconsin and English Districts of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Lisa and her husband, Peter, live in Slinger and have been married for 36 years. They have been blessed with 2 children, Sarah and Andrew, a son-in-law, Wade, and 2 grandchildren, Arianna and Brayden. Lisa enjoys sewing, crafts, and spending time with her family, especially at their cottage on Beaver Dam Lake.


Stacey has taught for a number of years at St. Stephen Lutheran School. Prior to teaching kindergarten, she has taught preschool and 7th grade. “I am so grateful that I have the opportunity to teach with such wonderful colleagues and students.” Stacey graduated from UW Oshkosh with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. She also has a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in early childhood. Stacey has 2 children, Madelynn and Lukkas. In her free time she loves attending Brewer games, reading, running, traveling, and spending time with her family.


Lindsay Meyer

First & Second Grades

Lindsay was born and raised in Hillpoint, WI.  She attended Concordia University Wisconsin where she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Educational Studies in 2009. She has been in a variety of school settings, including daycare, preschool, and kindergarten. She has also taught Vacation Bible School to children in remote parts of Canada through LAMP. Before coming to St. Stephen, she taught Kindergarten for six years in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Lindsay enjoys crafts, baking, and spending time with family, especially all her nieces and nephews, and friends.


Nichol Kreger

Third & Fourth Grades

Nichol currently lives in Lomira/Ashford with her husband, Rodney.  She has 3 grown daughters and two son-in-laws.  She moved to the area 3 years ago after a lifetime in Ozaukee County.  Nichol received her degree in Lutheran Elementary Education from CUW in 2007.  She has served at Trinity Freistadt, St. Paul Grafton and Living Word Lutheran High School in Jackson.  She has spent most of her time with 4th graders, however, she has taught at every single grade level except Kindergarten.  Nichol enjoys family time and events, working in her garden, reading and home improvements.  She and her husband have built several homes and have undertaken several whole home remodels – including one in which they added a 2nd story!  Nichol’s favorite Bible verses are found in Jeremiah 29:11-13.  She relies on these verses daily and they are the foundation of her approach to life. 


Katherine Helgeson

Fifth & Sixth Grades

Kathy was born and raised in Larsen, Wisconsin.  She received her Bachelor of Science-Education degree from Martin Luther College in Minnesota.  She earned a Master of Science-Education degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.  She also earned a Master of Arts-Theology degree from Concordia University in Chicago.  Kathy has taught the primary, third, fourth, and middle school grades and various high school classes.  She has also directed church and handbell choirs.  Kathy enjoys music-especially playing the organ and piano.  She also enjoys spending time with her family.  She has been blessed with three sons and two daughter-in-laws. 


St. Stephen Board of Education 

Ashley Bobholz        abobholz@ststephen-lcms.org

Jennifer Franz          jfranz@ststephyen-lcms.org

Marilu Marquardt    mmarquardt@ststephen-lcms.org

Dawn Wippermann dwippermann@ststephen-lcms.org

Ryan Wittnebel        rwittnebel@ststephen-lcms.org