School Principal

Immanuel Lutheran School Principal 
Dan Schaefer

Our principal, Mr.Schaefer, began his ministry at Immanuel in July of 1998. Moving here from his home state of Illinois, he and his family have grown to love Central Texas, the bluebonnets, and the wonderful people of Lee County. His wife, Susan, accepted the Call to be our 5th grade teacher also in 1998 and is still in fifth grade today! The two have three children. Megan, who lives in Giddings with their two boys, Conrad and Sawyer. Jacob, with his wife Mindi, live in Beach City with their children Oliver and Archer, and both teach at Barber's Hill, close to Houston. Jesse, with his wife, Katherine and their son, Johnnie, live in Austin where Jesse is a worship leader and Katherine works for SouthBySouthwestEDU. He earned his bachelor's degree from Concordia, Seward, Nebraska, a masters degree in History, Educational Administration, and Organ Performance from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, and a masters in Educational Administration from the University of Phoenix.


Mr. Schaefer was born on May 5. Besides teaching, he loves to work on their tree farm, Lee County Christmas Trees, a small business he and Mrs. Schaefer own and operate. He loves to garden and restore antiques. Music is also a passion no matter if it is creating it or downloading it! Hanging out on the patio is a favorite activity Mr. and Mrs. Schaefer love to share together. Patio time is made even sweeter when family is around. 


Since graduating from Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska in 1982, the Schaefers have taught in Florida, Illinois, and Texas. They were married on July 10, 1982 at St. John's Lutheran Church, Cypress, Texas.