Jacob Pennekamp » Biography


Jacob Pennekamp came to Concordia as the Head of School in the summer of 2021. He is a 1992 graduate of Concordia and previously served as the Principal of Emmanuel-St. Michael Lutheran School in Fort Wayne. Prior to that position, he served for four years as the Principal and Director of Student Ministry at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Aurora, Ill. He also was a Teacher and Athletics Director for Trinity Lutheran School in Davenport, Iowa, from 1996 to 2003.

He serves alongside his wife, Sarah, as the High School Youth Director for Emmanuel Lutheran Church. 

He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education in 1996 and a Master of Arts degree in School Leadership in 2006 from Concordia University-Chicago.

Along with being an alum of the high school, Jacob has three Concordia graduates (Classes of 2020 and 2021), a current sophomore, and one future Cadet. His wife, Sarah, is also a 1992 Concordia graduate.