Mary Wessel grew up in Watertown, WI where she attended Trinity Lutheran elementary school and Northwestern Preparatory School. In 1985 she graduated from Dr. Martin Luther College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a focus on history. After graduation, she married Mark Wessel who currently serves as pastor at Christ Lutheran Church in North St Paul and Hugo, MN. Over the years, Mary has gained experience teaching children from preschool age through high school in Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Some of her favorite activities include fishing, traveling, playing organ and piano, and visiting the couple’s three grown children and three grandchildren.