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School Leadership

April Richter

April Richter

Director of Early Education Programming

Office: 414-539-4843


  • Master’s Degree & WI State Teaching License (Alverno College)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
  • Ministry Certification (Martin Luther College)

How did you connect to St. Marcus?

My husband and I became members of the congregation at St. Marcus Lutheran Church in 1999. I was a stay-at-home mom then. My son started attending St. Marcus Lutheran School in K4. Throughout the early years of his education, I volunteered at the school. When my younger son was ready to start school, I asked Kole Knueppel if he was hiring. As the saying goes..."it's all downhill from there." My professional roles at St. Marcus (past and present) include: support teacher, lead classroom teacher, athletic director, director of early childhood, and principal.

What do you love about what you do?

I am so humbled that Jesus chose me to be a “kingdom worker.”  I LOVE connecting others to Jesus.  Over the past 20 years, I have been blessed by the many families I have met and developed relationships with. 

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

My favorite Bible verse is, “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7)  Not only is this my favorite verse but it exemplifies my “why” for being a part of the St. Marcus ministry.  I genuinely care about people and I get a chance to show loving care in my role.

Tell us about your family…

My wonderful husband is Bradley Richter. We are proud parents of two Christian young men: Coleman and Westen.

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

RELAXING! I love to be in the sun:  gardening, camping, cruising Bear Lake on a pontoon boat and sitting poolside.

What’s your favorite vacation spot?

Cancun, Mexico

What’s one fun fact about you?

My favorite professional sports team is the Milwaukee Brewers.  My favorite Brewers player is Josh Hader.