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
​School Principal

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.

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Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration or its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.

*Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and can accept any gift that can be eligible for charitable donations.