50 S. Lower Sacramento Rd.

Lodi, CA 95242

(209) 333-2225



The mission of St. Peter Lutheran School is to assist parents in the training of their children through Christ centered teaching and excellence in academic curriculum.

St. Peter Lutheran Church operates St. Peter Lutheran School. The church is a nonprofit corporation holding membership in The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS). We derive our doctrine and practice from the Bible, the Lutheran Confessions, and LCMS teachings.

Christian beliefs pervade everything that is done at St. Peter Lutheran School. We integrate Christian instruction into the study of every subject. We immerse students in a Christian environment, surrounded by teachers, administrators, and staff whose very presence is a testimonial to the Christian faith and life.

Anyone can attend our school. Although we adhere to our Lutheran doctrine and heritage, this school is a ministry. Therefore, everyone is welcome. Whether you are Lutheran or non-Lutheran,
churched or unchurched, this is a place of love and guidance.

St. Peter Lutheran School will provide teaching and other educational experiences to enable children:

 To learn and apply the basic Christian principles which Christ has outlined for His people in His Word;

To develop skills of self-discipline appropriate for home, classroom, school, church, and community;

To develop an awareness of the needs of the community and to reach out, in love, to help those in need;

To learn and master the basic academic skills necessary to become happy, healthy, useful citizens.


St. Peter Lutheran School was founded in Lodi, CA in 1904 by St. Peter Lutheran Church. The school began with 16 students and 1 teacher. During the first 40 years of the school's history the school closed and reopened several times, primarily during WWI and again in WWII. However, St. Peter Lutheran School has now been in continuous operation since 1945. Due to increasing enrollment, a new facility was built in 1945 at West Locust and Church Streets. The school was located where the Lodi Public Library now stands, with the church directly across the street. In 1964, a fire destroyed the church facility leading the congregation to rebuild its church and school at the current location on Lower Sacramento Road. By 1978 enrollment was at 150, and the school implemented a single grade per classroom policy. In 1991 St. Peter completed WASC and NLSA accreditation requirements. In 2002 St. Peter opened a preschool program with average enrollment at 35-40 students. The school currently has over 180 students from Preschool through 8th grade.


The mission of St. Peter Lutheran School is to assist parents in the training of their children through Christ-centered teaching and excellence in academics. 



To be a mission center helping outsider pre-Christians become insider Christ-followers who grow into a life of full devotion to Christ.



  • We believe in a loving, communal, Triune (three in one) God--God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. 
  • We believe God the Father created a perfect world for the glory of His Son, but when he created man with free will, man chose his own will over God's and severed the perfect relationship with the Father. 
  • We believe in the mercy of God's saving plan. God came into our world as a humble baby, becoming a man to restore our relationship with Him. Through his death on a cross and resurrection from the dead, we have eternal life. It is by God's grace and his grace alone that we are made whole again.
  • We believe in God's Spirit--the Counselor God gives us so we can have faith in him. His Spirit gives us strength to grow in our personal relationship with God. 
  • We believe in a loving, communal, Christian Church that reflects the community of the Triune God. When Jesus went back to heaven after his resurrection, he established a body of people on earth to carry out His mission - to love God and people, and to make Christ-followers of all nations to the glory of God's Son, Jesus. 
  • We believe the Bible is the tool which God uses to reveal his character, the world, and the ways we can grow in a life-changing relationship with Him. 




Terrie Hinders

Administrative Assistant

Jenny Sabella

Office Aide

Leah Palmquist


Vicki Dougherty


Donny Richter

Physical Education

Noelle LeBaron


Leigh Johnson

Kindergarten Enrichment

Jacki Nishimoto

First Grade

Rachel Detlaff

Second Grade

Dawn Godemann

Third Grade

Julie Mara

Fourth Grade

Amanda Warmbier

Fifth Grade

Julie Wilke

Sixth & Seventh Grade

Melissa Cruz

Eighth Grade

Catrina Brown

Extended Care

Ashlee Flores

Morning Preschool  3's Teacher

Brittany Morgan

Preschool 4's Teacher

Pam Omlin

Preschool 4's Aide

Liz Hernandez

Afternoon Preschool Teacher


Thank you so much for visiting our Parent and Teacher League page. We are sincerely honored and blessed to serve as your PTL Board. PTL is a parent and teacher-run organization that provides support to the educational and extra-curricular programs of St. Peter Lutheran School as well as increases communication between parents and the faculty. Heather, Julia and I strive to help this school become a tight knit community. Our personal goal, as board members, is to positively impact the lives of our students and teachers - doing it with a Christian attitude so that our students can learn from example.

Whether you are a new family or have a student getting ready to graduate, we are here to help!  If you see one of us on campus, please don’t hesitate to come up and say hi. We would love to get know each of you better.  Too shy to say hi?  We encourage everyone to attend our monthly PTL meetings.  Please check your St. Peter’s App to verify monthly meetings.

We encourage every parent to get involved and join our PTL. Being a part of PTL not only benefits your children, but it is a rewarding experience for all who are involved. We can’t wait to see you on campus and at our meetings!

Stephanie, Heather and Julia

Want to stay informed? Just download the St. Peter App and like our Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/St-Peter-Lutheran-School-177282935667867/

  • Contact Info:

Stephanie Black - President
(209) 747-8174

Heather Tunnell - Vice President


Julia Berghold - Treasurer
(650) 387-0178


  • To enhance community spirit in a Christ-centered way
  • To provide services and programs in support of scholastic pursuits and extra-curricular activities that impact the majority of the student population
  • To provide a forum for exchange of ideas between, Parents, Teachers, Students and administration
  • To be advocates for our children
  • To assist with fundraising for school classrooms and programs


The PTL functions as a parent-based information resource that works in consultation with the Principal, Teachers and Students to perform the following functions:

Promote communication

Provide venues for the expression of views and ideas of general  interest for parents, faculty and students

Liaise with the Board, Principal and teachers

Help teacher in the classroom – at the teachers’ request

Plan and organize socials and fundraisers

Give parent input to administration

Liaise with school families

Welcome newcomers

Support families in need through volunteering time and emotional support