Rooted in the past.

Inspired by the future.

In 1837, St. Paul’s Lutheran School was established at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, making it now the oldest, continuously operating elementary school—public or private—in Indiana. Other churches and schools followed suit, building the rich tradition of Christ-centered education that continues to this day in our region’s Lutheran schools.

Today, these schools and early childhood programs are represented and supported by The Lutheran Schools Partnership (TLSP). TLSP is not a school system. Rather, we are a resource that supports the missions and goals of our regional Lutheran Schools, brings them together under a common purpose, and connects them with the community at large.

While many of our schools are more than 100 years old, with our help, they continue to grow and evolve to meet the educational needs of students in the 21st century. At TLSP, we work hard to ensure the tradition of a Lutheran education continues to inspire students and families for many generations to come.

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Our Team


Kevin Creutz

Executive Director

Kevin Creutz grew up in the Chicago area and decided to pursue a career in Lutheran education after being mentored by teachers, coaches, and pastors at Trinity Lutheran Church and School in Roselle, IL. This led him to Concordia University in River Forest, IL where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. He later completed a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Concordia University, Seward, NE.

His first call was to Zion Lutheran School in St. Charles, MO where he served as a teacher, coach, athletic director, and assistant principal for 8 years. Next, he was called to serve as the Principal of Central Lutheran School in New Haven, IN. He served at Central Lutheran from 2011 until 2018. During Kevin’s time as principal, Central began an early childhood program and completed a building program that saw the addition of 8 new classrooms, an administrative wing, and a new gymnasium. In 2018, he accepted a call to serve as the Superintendent of Schools for The Ohio District LCMS. As superintendent, he supported 35 freestanding preschool programs, 18 elementary schools, and 2 high schools. In May 2024, Kevin began as the Executive Director of The Lutheran Schools Partnership.

Kevin is married to Lauren, who has served Lutheran schools in a variety of ways for more than 11 years. Kevin and Lauren have 4 children who are all enrolled in Lutheran schools in Fort Wayne. The Creutz family are members at Emanuel Lutheran Church, New Haven.

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Alicia Levitt

Director of Academic Excellence

Alicia Levitt has deep roots in Iowa, but considers herself blessed to have spent her entire career in Lutheran education, thus far, in Indiana. She graduated from Concordia University River Forest with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, and Concordia University Irvine with a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction. She taught third and fifth grade, coached volleyball and cheerleading, advised the National Junior Honor Society, helped lead a high school youth group for four years, served as a preschool director.

Alicia was called to be Assistant Principal at Emmanuel St. Michael Lutheran School in Fort Wayne, where she served for three years before being called to The Lutheran Schools Partnership. Alicia’s varied background has served her well as she now works with our schools in the area of academic excellence, providing collaborative opportunities for schools and supporting work with curriculum and professional development. Alicia and her husband, Chris, are thankful to have their children in Lutheran schools in Fort Wayne, and love attending their sporting, music, and drama events. They are members at St. Michael Lutheran Church.


Jenna Hicks

Early Childhood Education Coordinator

Jenna Hicks is a proud graduate of Concordia University Wisconsin, where she earned her degree in Early Childhood Education, and has a strong commitment to providing a nurturing and Christ-centered foundation for early learning. Born and raised in Fort Wayne, Jenna attended Holy Cross Lutheran School and Concordia Lutheran High School. After college, she accepted her first call to St. John Lutheran School in New Orleans, where she taught in a full-day preschool classroom.

After moving back home to start a family in 2012, Jenna accepted a call to Central Lutheran School as Preschool Director, where she served for seven years. During that time, the preschool continued to grow, and a new early childhood wing was added to the grade school, including new preschool classrooms through first grade.

In the summer of 2019, Jenna accepted a call at The Lutheran Foundation as an Early Childhood Education Coordinator. Through this position, she has worked closely with all 32 Lutheran early childhood programs within the ten counties, providing collaboration, support, and professional development. Through this work, Jenna has worked alongside The Lutheran School Partnership. In January 2024, Jenna officially became a team member of TLSP as she works closely with both early childhood programs and Lutheran grade schools.

Jenna and her husband, Matt, feel truly blessed to see how God has continued to guide their path through Lutheran education and now look forward to continuing this journey with their two children. The Hicks are members at Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

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Lutheran Schools are amazing! My child has grown so much since starting at Lutheran School—spiritually and academically. Most importantly, she loves her teacher and classmates. She can’t wait to go to school every day!

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