Board of Christian Education
Jacob Griffin – Chairman
Hello, my name is Jacob Griffin. I have been married to my wife Janelle for over eight years and we are blessed with three boys: Mark (age 7), Gus (age 5) and Isaac (age 2). We love the Christ-centered education the boys are receiving and all the many blessings at St. James Lutheran Church and School! We have been actively involved at St. James for almost 10 years. In addition to serving on the Board of Christian Education, I serve as the President of the St. James Lutheran Foundation. Janelle serves as the PTL chair. I am a licensed attorney and work in the Office of Planned Giving at the Purdue for Life Foundation. Janelle’s vocation is a full-time mother and homemaker. In my free time, I officiate high school and middle school football, spend time watching or playing sports with my boys, and riding our ATV.
Hi my name is Emily Glatt. I have a 4th grader, Luis and a kindergartener, Bodhi that attend St. James. I grew up attending the Lutheran school in Kokomo so I am very excited to have my boys attend St. James. I work at Vinton Elementary School as the classroom nurse for the Essential Skills classroom. In the summertime, you can find us fishing or swimming at Lake Shafer or doing anything sports related outside. I also have 11 bird feeders in my backyard so I love to watch, research, and take pictures of the beautiful birds.
I attended St. James Lutheran School for 7 years as a child, and loved my time here. I later attended Central Catholic and then Purdue, which brought me a deeper appreciation for my roots in small, Christ-centered schooling. I am honored that my children get to receive the same Christian education that I received. I live in Lafayette with my husband Andy and our 4 boys. The elder two, Cecil and Hugo, attend St. James currently. I work at Northside Music Company, run an AirBnB, and am a full-time mother to my younger boys. I enjoy ballroom dancing, board games, and camping.