Church Leadership

Kole Knueppel

Kole Knueppel

Executive Director

Office: 414-467-7553


  • Wisconsin Lutheran College '93
  • UW-Milwaukee M.S.
  • Currently pursuing PhD at UW-Milwaukee

How did you connect to St. Marcus?

I have lived in the Harambee neighborhood for the past 20 years, including the last 14 with my wife and children. I was formerly the principal at St. Marcus from 2001-2004. I have spent the last 13 years doing urban school leadership training through the Center for Urban Teaching (2008-2010), Schools That Can Milwaukee (2010-2015), and the University of Notre Dame (2015-2021).

What do you love about what you do?

I love working with people and creating communities rooted in the joy of connectedness through the spirit of Christ. We get to go to work every day in service to others! A true gift.

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

Lamentations 3:22-23: "Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning."

Tell us about your family…

Wife: Anna (14 years)
Daughter: Sophia (13)
Son: Atticus (9)

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

Hiking with my family in the Wisconsin woods.

What’s your favorite vacation spot?

Our family cottage in Door County.