Eric Ziel

Eric Ziel, Eighth Grade

Hello! My name is Eric Ziel, and I serve as the 8th grade teacher here at St. Matthew’s, the congregation I have served for 40 years! In addition to classroom duties, I am the school’s Athletic Director and the coach of Cross Country and Track.

I am married to Beth (Schneider) Ziel, and we have three children: Megan, Jacob, and Anna. Megan (now Gurgel) and her children Warren (5), Whitney (3), and Henry (1) live in the Twin Cities area where husband Steve has teaches at West Lutheran High School in Plymouth. Jacob teaches and coaches at Lakeside Lutheran High School in Lake Mills, WI.  Anna, our youngest, along with her husband Aaron Swanson, currently teach and coach at Divine Savior Academy in Doral, Florida.

When I’m not working on school-related projects, I enjoy following Wisconsin sports teams.

Favorite Bible Passage – Galatians 2:20

“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”