Principal John March

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We are excited to welcome Mr. John March as Principal at St. John Lutheran Church and School. In order to get to know him a little better, Mr. March shares the following:


I was born and raised in Defiance, OH. I attended Concordia Ann Arbor for my undergrad, and the State University of New York for my Master’s Degree in Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology. This is my 22nd year in Education. I have taught middle school, as well as at the college level. I was the principal at Our Savior’s Lutheran School in Albany, NY for 7 years. I am very passionate about education and helping mold young people into the people that God has called them to be!


You will often find me reading biographies and taking my family to historical sites. I am definitely passing my love for history to my children! I am an avid gardener and will enjoy adding and changing the garden in our new home into something spectacular. Both my wife and I love to go antiquing. We have a soft spot for Depression glass and Shelley china. We like to explore antique malls and search for treasures. I am also a big Buckeye fan. My children have been indoctrinated since birth! Most importantly, I desire to honor Jesus Christ through my leadership and in every area of life.


My wife, Lorrie, and I are blessed to have two precious girls, Emilee (8th grade) and Cailyn (5th grade), and a sweet little boy, Jeremiah (Preschool).


My Favorite Verse is Jeremiah 29:11: ”For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Throughout my educational experience I have had the privilege of working with and helping faculty members, as well as teaching children of all ages and needs. I have taught in Lutheran and Christian schools in both the United States and Canada, and have had wonderful opportunities to help foster children in their development and spiritual growth.  I have also enjoyed the privilege of encouraging and directing Christian teachers in their professional growth.

These experiences have both confirmed my commitment to Christian education and contributed to my versatility and flexibility as a teacher and a leader. I have strong organizational skills, have an aptitude for details and my passion is to see Christian education, specifically Lutheran education, expand and strengthen.

I am looking forward to being part of the team at St. John and leading the school. I also am excited about building relationships within the school, and seeing Christ’s love shine through the school into the community. Most importantly, I look forward to seeing our students grow not only academically, but spiritually. It is my desire that each person in our school community will come to a personal faith in Jesus Christ, and that throughout this year their relationship with their Savior will grow, knowing that God is Real and Present in their life.


Karen Johnson on August 17, 2018 2:54pm

So glad you and your family are a part of our family at St John welcome God’s Blessings Karen Johnson

Janet Embler on August 17, 2018 3:00pm

Welcome to St John Church and School. We are so happy to have you as our new Principal.
My husband David and I do not have children in the school so the only time we may see you is on Sundays. We will try to introduce ourselves soon so you can put a face to the name. The new directory will certainly. help. As a rule we only attend the 8:00am service on Sundays. Hope to see you there sometime!
Again, welcome and if we can support you in any way please let us know.
David and Janet Embler

Lois Hohnbaum on August 17, 2018 8:52pm

Welcome to St. John Church and School. My husband, Jim, and I pray you are blessed in your ministry here as you are a blessing to the children you serve.

Margo Korb on August 18, 2018 1:49pm

We welcome you and your family! Although our children are all grown up, we are thankful for the Lutheran grade school and Lutheran High School educations they received. Your work will continue to impact many hearts and souls. We are blessed to have you and your family join our church and school family.
Dennis and Margo Korb

The Youngs on August 21, 2018 7:43pm

This is only Parkers second year and we are new to the Lutheran church we were Catholic . We know what it is like to be new but we have found everyone to be kind and Christ like . Welcome to you and your family we will be praying for you all


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