Principal & 6th – 8th Grade
Jesse Nofftz is a graduate of Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education with majors in both Elementary and Secondary Education and a minor in History. Currently, Jesse is pursuing a Master’s Degree in History through Grand Canyon University.
Jesse grew up in La Crosse, WI where he attended Mt. Calvary-Grace Lutheran Grade School and Luther High School in nearby Onalaska, WI. While attending college Jesse was also involved in several extracurricular activities: intramural sports, Student Senate, working in the athletic office, and coaching. During high school and college, Jesse coached basketball, softball, and baseball at all levels ranging from elementary school to high school varsity. Currently, Jesse is a licensed basketball official and a member of the Michigan Basketball Coaches Association.
Jesse’s love for teaching is rivaled only by his love for sports. Born in Minnesota, he is a die-hard Minnesota sports fan. In his spare time, Jesse enjoys keeping up with current events, spending time with friends, and taking care Divine Grace’s Unofficial Mascot (his dog), Mandy!
Catechism & 5th – 6th Grade Religion
Pastor Mark Voss teaches Catechism and 5th – 6th grade religion classes. Pastor Voss has been serving as pastor at Divine Grace since the summer of 2003. He was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He graduated from Northwestern College in Watertown, WI in 1986, and from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, WI in 1990. He spent the first 13 years of his ministry serving as an associate pastor at Salem Lutheran Church in northwest Milwaukee before coming to Divine Grace.
In addition to serving as pastor at Divine Grace, Pastor Voss is also the circuit pastor of the St. Clair Circuit of the Michigan District. He thoroughly enjoys preaching, teaching, and interacting with God’s people both young and old.
Pastor Voss is married to Lori, an administrative assistant at a large company not far from Lake Orion. They are blessed with four wonderful daughters and a son-in-law. Pastor is a huge sports fan (especially his beloved Green Bay Packers) and enjoys doing all kinds of DIY projects around the house.
3rd – 5th Grade
Rachel Nottling joined the teaching staff at DGLS in 2018. Rachel is the second of Pastor David and Linda Nottling’s five children. She attended school at Zion Lutheran (Chesaning, MI), St. John’s (Fox Lake, WI), Luther Preparatory High School (Watertown, WI), and Martin Luther College (New Ulm, MN).
In 2007, Rachel was assigned to teach grades Kindergarten-4th grade at Peace Lutheran School in Otsego, MI. Three years later, she accepted a call to Christ the King Elementary School in Palm Coast, Florida. In Florida she taught kindergarten and 3rd-4th grade. After four years of sun, Rachel made a cross-country move to the rainy climate of Port Orchard, Washington. There she served at Bethany Lutheran School as the 3rd-4th grade and upper grade reading teacher.
Rachel loves to spend time with her two nieces and six nephews (and the rest of her family). She loves to cook and try new recipes. She is a very talented teacher who treasures the opportunity to share God’s Word with His lambs here at Divine Grace!
1st – 2nd Grade
Charlotte Huebner originates from Aurora, Colorado. There she lived for 4 years before moving to Waterloo, Wisconsin. She attended Lutheran grade school at St. John’s Lutheran School. Next her family moved to Sun Prairie, WI for work. There she continued her grade school education at Peace Lutheran School. She attended and graduated high school from Lakeside Lutheran High School in Lake Mills, WI. Teaching was always the future she envisioned since she was a child. Thus, Martin Luther College was the best fit to pursue working full time in God’s kingdom.
She graduated from MLC in May 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in physical education. At MLC she participated in mission trips, playing clarinet in the Wind Symphony, being a Track & Field athlete, a member of Student Senate and athletic advisory committee, playing intramurals, choir, organ, and piano.
Charlotte enjoys a variety of activities, especially being outdoors, hiking, biking, reading, listening to music, playing piano, and more. Her craziest hiking experiences have taken her to dormant lava tubes in Idaho and the Canadian Rockies. She loves traveling and loves to learn- so she is excited to learn mountains of knowledge and wisdom from everyone she meets.
Kindergarten and Young Fives
Kristi Coffin graduated from Martin Luther College, in New Ulm, MN in 2005 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. Kristi currently holds an Ohio teaching license and is working on obtaining a Michigan license as well.
Prior to accepting her call to teach Kindergarten at Divine Grace, Kristi taught at Shepherd of Peace in Powell, Ohio. While there, Kristi taught Preschool and developed and taught their Kindergarten program. Kristi has introduced a fantastic Young Fives program at Divine Grace, integrating Young Fives with the Kindergarteners to expand their knowledge and learning experiences. Kristi is married to Tristram and they are blessed to have two sons.