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School Leadership

Tracy Saugstad

Tracy Saugstad

Director of School Operations

Education:

  • Wisconsin Lutheran High School - 2005
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College - 2008
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee - current student

How did you connect to St. Marcus?

The St. Marcus church bulletin...

My family had moved near St. Marcus and naturally we became members of the incredible church. While I was still working as a Paralegal at a law firm, I saw a position open for "Executive Assistant to the Superintendent & Principal" in the church bulletin. I had been experiencing a tug on my heart to have a career focusing on a mission rather than an income. I was confident that anything St. Marcus Church promoted and supported must be strong and purposeful, so I was intrigued by being part of the school.

I applied for the position and about the same time had volunteered to start up the first year of the "Coffee Bar" for the school's annual Gala. Once I experienced what St. Marcus School was all about, after the Gala ... going for the Executive Assistant job - or anything else the school could use me for - was the only career option in my mind! I am humbled, grateful and blessed to have been given the opportunity to join the St. Marcus staff family and have never looked back!

What do you love about what you do?

Purpose: Every single day I get to contribute my dorky organizational skills behind-the-scenes to a Christian, driven, meaningful, eternal purpose.

Daily Kid-spiration: My office is a short space away from the Wehr Gym - I love hearing the students sing or work together when they are rehearsing for holidays, performances, or even just having recess!

Co-workers: St. Marcus staff members come together every morning to meet together and hold a prayer circle. Starting the day focusing on God, and on each other, makes this workplace like no other.

If you had a Bible passage/quote for your life and ministry what would it be?

"Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans." Proverbs 16:3.

Tell us about your family…

Saugstad Family est. February 10, 2008: Married to Douglas; Parents to Oliver - 7, Jude - 4, Lucas -1, and a fluffy pup named Baila - 7.

“When I have free time, you will find me…”

With my 3 sons and husband: on a walk, exploring local eats and treats, at a weekly family dinner, at Miller Park, at the zoo, up-north or camping, visiting out-of-town family.. If I'm alone, you might find me either relaxing on a Florida beach or hanging in NYC.. :-)

What’s your favorite vacation spot?

With kids: a beach house in Florida or Hayward, WI

Without kids: New York City

What’s one fun fact about you?

I am a fan of nutritional cleansing!

Anything else you would like to share?

If you are not involved at St. Marcus church or school, do not wait another minute!