Good Shepherd Lutheran Church | Burnsville, MN

Jennie Rau

Administrative Assistant

Summary: Jennie Rau accepted the role of Part Time Administrative Assistant for Good Shepherd Church & School in October of 2017. Her regular hours, during the school year, are 8:00am-12:00pm, Monday through Friday. Ms. Jennie also works during the summer months.

Staff Role at Good Shepherd: Administrative Assistant

Favorite Bible Passages: For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. (2 Timothy 1:7) And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28) I can do everything through him who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13)

Why Ms. Jennie wanted to work at Good Shepherd: I have a passion for children and education/books. Working in Administration for the school allows me to support the teaching staff in the education process along with caring for the students, meanwhile doing so in a Christian environment.

Ms. Jennie’s philosophy: “If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.” (quoted from Michael J. Fox) “Attitude is gratitude.” (My quote)

Hometown: Wauwatosa, WI (suburb of Milwaukee) one mile from Northwestern Publishing House

Education: Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Wisconsin–Whitewater (I started as an Education major and switched to pursue the field of Counseling. I graduated with a Sociology major along with Human Resources Mgmt. and English.)

Experience: I have most recently worked at two different libraries with tasks varying from checking out books to answering people’s book questions. Overall, I have had 15+ years in Administrative support and managerial positions. Northwestern Publishing House is still my all-time favorite job where I worked on the original Christ-Light curriculum program being a liaison between artists from all over the country and our staff.

Family/Home Life: I am married to Dave Rau, the lead pastor here at Good Shepherd. We have three daughters: Brianna, Kayley, Emma. We love going to Barnes and Noble as a family outing, but going to the library is even better!  : )