Meet Our New Science Teacher: Loren Schaefer
Loren Schaefer graduated from Purdue University, West Lafayette in 1989 earning a B.S. in Forestry. In 2008 he completed extensive course work in the field of Geosciences and, earned a Transition to Teaching certificate from IPFW. His Master's in Secondary Education was earned also from IPFW in 2013.
Loren has taught for the last seven years. He spent his first five years teaching at Bellmont High School in Decatur. He served as an Earth Science teacher, planetarium director, class sponsor, summer school teacher and member of the Safety and Security committee. He now comes to us from Warsaw Community High School in Warsaw, where he taught both Earth Science and an IPFW dual credit Astronomy course.
Prior to teaching, Loren owned and operated two nuisance wildlife control companies, Critter Control of Fort Wayne and All Creatures Great and Small. He also has experience as a security officer, church trustee, congregational secretary, Sunday school superintendent, summer day camp board member, school bus driver, grade school sports coach, and 4-H leader.
Loren and his wife, Lisa, have been members of Holy Cross for eight years. They have two daughters, Morgan (8th grade) and Mallory (6th). He has two older children, Dakota (23) and Emma (21) both at Ball State.
Loren and Lisa (who teaches for FWCS) own a small hobby farm near Arcola were they raise horses, alpacas, cattle, poultry, rabbits, goats, and an occasional pig. They both are very involved in 4-H, enjoy camping, and traveling with their children.
"My K-8 experience in a Lutheran school influenced my life. I saw no other option than to send all my children through the same positive, life changing education. I relish the opportunity to not only share the knowledge of science that God has bestowed on us, but also the love that Christ has for us."