Alumni Spotlight – Jennifer (Walters) Schaefer
At Zion Lutheran School Belleville, we are proud of our alumni. It is our goal to bring you an Alumni Spotlight each week to highlight what our former students have been up to.
Jennifer (Walters) Schaefer
Years at Zion:
Pre-school through 8th (1981-1991)
Several…Singing in choir, participating in chapel, running track and going to meets, making up dance routines with friends at recess, and taco pizza for lunch 🙂
What she has been up to:
I majored in marketing and graduated from McKendree University with a Bachelors of Business Administration in 2000. I went on to work at Catalina, a marketing services company, where I still work 20 years later! I married my husband, Doug, in 2001, at Zion…right before the renovation…we have pictures on the original church stairs. Our reception was even in the school gym! Doug and I have raised 5 dogs and currently have a 1 year old, crazy pup named Micah and our senior, 13 year old, Moxie.
How did your time at ZLS influence you?
It instilled in me a foundation of faith that has carried me my whole life, provided a challenging education that gave me the blocks I would need to build my future and taught me the value of great friends and supportive teachers (one of which was my Aunt, Jan Springer).
I don’t think I realized while I was at Zion how much it would be a part of who I am…I was blessed my parents provided me, my sister and my brother with the ability to go to Zion!