Administrators

Mrs. Jocelyn C. Benson

— Head Teacher
Jocelyn grew up in Fort Dodge, Iowa, attending Lutheran school through 8th grade. She has a B.A. in English-teaching and an M.A. in Educational Psychology from the University of Northern Iowa. She also completed three and a half years of doctoral work in Educational Psychology with emphases in Technology and Education and History/Foundations of Education at the University of Iowa. She loved teaching English and coaching many sports at the high school level before returning to school full time. Jocelyn lives in Chatfield, Minnesota, with her husband, Justin, and their four children—Asher, Malachi, Ephraim, and Miriam.
In her free time, Mrs. Benson enjoys spending time with her family, reading, watching sports (especially college football), and spending time outside.

Rev. David M. Juhl

— Chaplain
Pastor Juhl grew up in Du Quoin, Illinois. He has a B.A. in Radio and Televison from Southern Illinois University. Before attending seminary, Pastor Juhl was a radio disc jockey, working for WDQN Radio in Du Quoin, IL and volunteering at WSIU/WUSI/WVSI Radio in Carbondale, IL while a student at SIU. Pastor Juhl has a MDiv from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne.
Pastor Juhl shepherds Our Savior Evangelical-Lutheran Church, Momence, Illinois. He lives in Momence with his wife, Rebecca, daughter, Catherine, and three sons, Matthew, Christopher, and . His hobbies are reading, the Internet, listening to music, as well as golf and bowling (when time and money are available).
 

Mr. J. Justin Benson

— President
Mr. Benson grew up on a farm near Hurley, South Dakota. He has a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering with a Chemistry minor from South Dakota State University. He and his wife, Jocelyn are raising their family, Asher, Malachi, Ephraim, and Miriam, in Chatfield, Minnesota. They are members of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chatfield, where he serves on the Board of Elders. Mr. Benson is employed on the management team with Hormel Foods.
In his free time, Mr. Benson enjoys spending time with his family, gardening, church activities, and watching sports.

Rev. Paul F. Nus

— Development Director
Pastor Nus serves as Senior Pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church and School in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Mrs. Lauren K. Mastin

— Communications Director
Mrs. Mastin is a graduate of Wittenberg Academy. During her time at Wittenberg Academy, Lauren particulary enjoyed her study of History, Literature, Theology, and Astronomy, with her study of the Augsburg Confession being exceptionally influential. She receives lives with her husband, Rev. Tyson Mastin, in Plato, Minnesota. In her free time, Lauren enjoys reading, spending time outside, and watching movies.