Tom Plitzuweit

Tom Plitzuweit, Principal

When I think about St. Matthew’s, one of the first things that comes to mind is that it is a church and school that cares. First and foremost, it cares about being faithful to the Word of God. It cares about sharing the precious truths of God’s Word with children and families. It cares about reaching out to families, the community, and the world. It cares about doing all things to the glory of God. I am looking forward to being a part of this vibrant and exciting ministry for years to come!

I graduated from Martin Luther College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education in 1997. I was assigned to St. Paul’s Lutheran in Plymouth, Nebraska, where I was blessed to serve for 18 years as principal and upper grade teacher. In 2015, I accepted a call to serve as the Associate Director for the Commission on Lutheran Schools. While there, I also served as the Executive Director for our synod’s accreditation agency, WELSSA. In the fall of 2019, I accepted the call to serve as the full-time principal here at St. Matthew’s. The 2020-2021 school year marks my first year in this role.

I am married to Beth, and we are blessed to be parents of four daughters – Madelyn, Grace, Kayla, and Elise. We live in Oconomowoc, and we love being part of this great community. Our family loves spending time together, and you’ll often catch us at our girls’ events or enjoying the great outdoors.

Favorite Bible Passage: John 14:6

Jesus said “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”