ABOUT WYNEKEN MEMORIAL LUTHERAN SCHOOL
Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School is a caring, loving, safe, secure, and sharing family of Christians where your child will receive special, individual attention. Wyneken was founded in 1969 through an association formed by three Lutheran churches in the Decatur community – Zion, Friedheim; St. John, Bingen; and St. Paul, Preble. It is named after the Reverend Friedrich Conrad Dietrich Wyneken (a missionary for the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod who traveled the area on horseback as he shared the saving Gospel message of Jesus Christ). Our facilities create an environment which is conducive to learning and a faculty and staff of professionals that are dedicated to the Lord and the attainment of excellence in the classroom.
Wyneken opened in 1969 at the current location as a 1st-8th grade elementary school. Years later, preschool, pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and childcare were added. Today, Wyneken serves children who are infants all the way through grade 8.
For over 50 years, Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School has provided quality academics, a caring environment, and a Christian education to many students and their families. If interested in learning more about or school or to schedule a tour, please call 260-639-6177.
Mr. Andrew Gavrun
Our Philosophy and Purpose
The parents, teachers, principal, pastors and school board of Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School …
… believe it is God’s will that …
Children be taught His Word diligently in home and in church as commanded in Deuteronomy 6:4-8 and Colossians 3:16;
Christ be the center of all things (Eph. 1:10, 22-23);
Secular instruction always be rooted in God’s Word (II Corinthians 10:5);
We bear witness to the faith in our community by Word and deed (Matthew 5:13-16 and Matthew 28:19… therefore, our inter-parish Christian school exists …
To help our parents and congregations carry out their child-training responsibilities in a God-pleasing manner;
To be Christ centered;
To offer all children in attendance an outstanding Christian and secular education;
To provide Christian influence and outreach to the surrounding community.