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Proverbs 8:17 – I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me. 

Where We Are Now

Mattoon is truly a unique community and the village board, along with the Town of Hutchins, has supported our mission in so many ways we can’t thank them enough. Recently, class pictures were hung back up in the hallway of our newly acquired building showing those who had graduated from the Mattoon school over the last 100 years. As I stood gazing up at the photos, it came to me that each of them had somehow played a role in where Shepherd’s Watch is today. 

We presently have key people in strategic positions in various organizations that are endeavoring to make Mattoon and it’s surrounding area a place in which we are proud to live. And that endeavor has ignited a can-do attitude into the people of this community and helped unite us together. 

Consequently, there is much to give thanks for as I reflect on the amazing journey which has led  Shepherd’s Watch to acquire final ownership of the vacant Mattoon elementary school building. The experiences we’ve shared along that journey had allowed us to learn such things as patience, perseverance, and a deeper understanding of contentment as we awaited the Lords timing. These lessons are ones we will carry with us for the rest of our lives. 

And now, as God has ordained, it is time to set out on yet another journey. This time, however, it is not a journey of acquisition, but one of mission to support and address the needs our community, whether physical and/or spiritual as God directs. If you have any questions or ideas please feel free to reach out to us. Thank you and God Bless! 

Wade Reimer

President

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Shepherd's Watch - Current Board Members

Wade Reimer
President

Andrea Landwehr​
Board Member

Judi Hegewald
Board Member

Laurel Collins
Vice President

Erin Maus
Board Member

Jim Zahn
Board Member

Nancy Maier
Sec. / Treas.

Carmin Grall
Board Member

Wade Reimer
President

Andrea Landwehr​
Board Member

Judi Hegewald
Board Member

Laurel Collins
Vice President

Erin
Maus

Board Member

Jim
Zahn

Board Member

Nancy Maier
Sec. / Treas.

Carmin Grall
Board Member

Shepherd’s Watch - Christian Academy Current School Board Members

Wade Reimer
President

Bob Hess
Board Member

Cheryl Rickert
Board Member

Zak Kickhaver
Vice President

Jeannie Larson
Board Member

Jody Lierman
Board Member

Roger Fuller
Treasurer

Reggie Jorgensen
Board Member

Christina Tessmer
Board Member

Wade Reimer
President

Bob
Hess

Board Member

Cheryl Rickert
Board Member

Zak Kickhaver
Vice President

Jeannie Larson
Board Member

Jody Lierman
Board Member

Roger Fuller
Treasurer

Reggie Jorgensen
Board Member

Christina Tessmer
Board Member

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FOUNDED 1956

Outdoor learning and tending to our school garden is a big part of our day emotional growth and self.

STUDENTS: 150

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LOCATION: PORTLAND, ME

Outdoor learning and tending to our school garden is a big part of our day

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This age group is playing their way to greater independence, socio- emotional growth and self.

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Children in this classroom are working on forging social skills through collaboration