I gMrsVanHoutenraduated from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN in 2007 with a major in K-12 Physical Education. During that time I also obtained Minnesota Teaching licenses in K-6 Elementary Education as well as 5-8 Social Studies. Since I have graduated from MLC I have taught grades 1-8 as well as in both WELS schools and public school.

My husband Josh and I have been members here at Trinity since the winter of 2010/2011.  During the 2013/2014 school year I had the unique privilege of teaching the 1st and 2nd graders for the majority of the year.  I am very excited to once again join this talented and dedicated staff to serve our Lord as the 3rd and 4th grade teacher.

During our free time Josh and I enjoy camping and fishing.   I also enjoy playing softball, walking our two dogs (Molly and Drake), singing in the choir here at Trinity as well as performing with a traveling brass group (Reformation Brass) that is made up of WELS members.