Mr. Matthew Bauer (principal, grades 7-8)


Contact Information

  • Email:
  • Phone: 916.961.7891 x109


  • Education: BS Education from Martin Luther College (2004), MS Education/Leadership from Martin Luther College (2011), NIAAA Registered Athletic Administrator (2016)
  • Experience: founding principal and upper grades teacher at English Lutheran School in Viroqua, WI (2004-2008); principal and teacher at St. Mark’s Lutheran School in Citrus Heights, CA (2008-present)
  • Additional duties at St. Mark’s: athletic director; flag football, volleyball, and basketball coach
  • Family: wife Sarah (Kindergarten teacher at St. Mark’s), daughter and son
  • Interests/hobbies: spending time with family, watching and playing various sports, coaching, running, camping, boating, reading, yard work, home improvement
  • Favorite Bible verses: 
    • “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord” (Colossians 3:23).
    • “For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. 15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again” (2 Corinthians 5:14-15).
    • “Thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:57).
    • “The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock” (Matthew 7:25).
    • “In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us” (Romans 8:37).
  • Message from Mr. Bauer: “I am privileged and honored to serve the Lord as a member of the ministry team at St. Mark’s. I love the families of our school and am blessed to share the love of Jesus with them every day. One of my favorite quotes is ‘Work works! Wishing, whining, worrying won’t.’ My favorite character trait is GRIT, which I like to think of as Give whateveR It Takes. I enjoy helping our students develop a strong work ethic and grit as they grow in their faith and faithful service to the Lord in their lives.”