My name is Mikalah Hess and I feel beyond blessed to have the opportunity to join Our Saviors and continue my career as the faith formation minister. I graduated in December 2021 from The University of Wisconsin Whitewater. I majored In Elementary Education with a minor in Adaptive Education/Special Education. I have worked as a first grade, preschool and physical education teacher. Through my recent job working in a lutheran school I was able to connect my love for teaching and my faith. I believe God places opportunities in front of us at times when he needs us. In 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.”

In my personal life, I find joy in spending time with my family, friends or dogs! My favorite hobbies are baking, reading and spending time outside. I love camping, hiking and kayaking. Nature brings me peace and calm. I find that it reminds me of God’s creation and how amazing this world truly is.