Our Staff

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Rev. James Werner

Pastor
Grades 7 & 8 Catechism

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Pastor Werner was born in Minnesota and raised in Wisconsin. He attended Martin Luther College, then enrolled at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary to prepare for the pastoral ministry. After graduating in 2001 with a Master of Divinity he taught for two years at MLC before beginning his full time work as a pastor first in Wisconsin, and later in Florida. In 2008 he met Rinda and they married in 2009. They moved to San Diego in 2014 when Pastor was called to serve at Reformation. They have one son, Daniel.

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Michael Homan

School   Principal/5th & 6th Grade Teacher

 

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Mike grew up in Milwaukee, WI. He was studying to be in law enforcement, but felt called to ministry, enrolling at MLC in 1995. While studying for the teaching ministry he was called to emergency teach in Rhinelander, WI, where Sarah also taught kindergarten, moving his graduation to 2001. After marring Sarah Wenzel the new couple started their ministry in Arizona where Mike was principal and taught grades 7-12 at East Fork Lutheran School on the White Mountain Apache Reservation while Sarah taught 4th grade in the public school. In 2005 they moved to Minneapolis, MN to serve at Pilgrim Lutheran. Mike taught grades 7-8 was athletic director and coached several sports. The Homans have two children: Rachel and Joshua.

Susan Martinko-Rosen

Office Manager

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Sarah Rodrigues

Billing Analyst

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Brigetta Guelker

Preschool & Childcare Director/ 4yr old Preschool Teacher

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Brigetta Guelker began her path to Reformation by first going on a completely different path.  She first attended chef's school up in Washington state to be an Executive Chef.  Upon completion she went to college in New Ulm, MN for Early Childhood Education.  After graduation in 1999 she was assigned to Albuquerque, NM and then took a call to Fallbrook, CA. Now, Brigetta is part of the Reformation family teaching preschool and serving as the director.

Brennan Bailes

3yr old Preschool teacher

 

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 Brennan grew up in San Diego, California, and attended Reformation as a child. She has been volunteering and working in the preschool classrooms for the past seven years. She graduated in 2016 from California State University, Sacramento with a degree in Child Development. While attending college she was also a Division 1 gymnasts, where she helped her team win two conference championships. Along with her passion for teaching she loves coaching gymnastics, exploring San Diego, and is a huge Disney fan. Now Brennan is part of the Reformation family teaching preschool.

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Sarah Homan

Kindergarten Teacher

 

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 Sarah grew up in southern California and participated in the Reformation Lutheran School Basketball Tournament. She graduated from California Lutheran High School in 1995.  After graduating from Martin Lutheran Collage in 1999 she was assigned to teach Kindergarten in Rhinelander, WI. Two years later she married Michael Homan. They then moved to East Fork, Arizona. Sarah taught 4th grade at Whiteriver Elementary School for 3 ½ years. In 2005 they moved to Minneapolis, MN where Mike taught at Pilgrim Lutheran School. During their 8 years in Minneapolis Sarah did a variety of things at the school and raised their two children.  This included substitute teaching , helping in the preschool, teaching summer school, and being school librarian. In 2013 the Homans moved to San Diego, Sarah was School Secretary for a year and then started teaching 1st and 2nd grade. The Homans have two children: Rachel and Joshua.

Jenny Mangini

1st-2nd grade teacher

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Jenny Mangini was born in Portland, Maine, but grew up in northern California. She attended high school at Luther Preparatory School in Watertown, Wisconsin and then went on to graduate from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota. Her first teaching call was to Montello, Wisconsin to teach grades 1­-2 and play organ. After a few years in Wisconsin Jenny moved out to San Diego where she taught grades 1-­2 at Reformation. Jenny took some time off to start a family but returned to teach grades 1-­2 in the summer of 2015. Jenny and her husband Kevin have two boys, Jake and Colten.

 

 

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Mike Ash

Athletic Director/ 3rd & 4th grade Teacher

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Michael Ash has been serving Reformation since the summer of 2005.  Mr. Ash is currently teaching grades 3-4 and serves as Athletic Director.  Mr. Ash teaches Spanish as well to grades 3-4.  Mr. Ash served as principal at Living Word Christian Academy in Mission Viejo for 8 years.  Mr. Ash and his wife, Tina, have two children who attend Reformation Lutheran School.  Julia is in 4th grade, and Ethan is in 2nd grade.  Mr. Ash continues his study of the Spanish language.

Adam Bohl

7th & 8th grade Teacher

 

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My wife, Jessica, and I got married in December of ’07 at Christ the Vine in Temecula (her home congregation). We then both graduated from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN in June of ’08. My first call was to teach grades 3-5 in Princeton, WI. My second year there I taught 6-8. The congregation decided to close the school so we received a call to serve in Peshtigo, WI and I taught 6-8 and served as Principal for 5 years. This past year I served as 2-4 grade teacher and principal at Beautiful Saviour in Carlsbad, CA.

Jessica has been a stay at home mom for the past 7 years. While she may stay at home, I am certain that she works harder than I do, not only does she raise our four children, Esther (7), Jacob (5), Naomi (2), and Levi (8 month), but she is greatly involved at every congregation that we have been a part of. This past year she helped out with Beautiful Saviour’s Mornings with Mommy program, started Monday Morning Coffee for the school parents, and also cleaned church.

Together we serve our Savior,

Mr Bohl