Mr. Jacob Pennekamp


Lutheran education has been central to our principal’s life since fifth grade when his family moved to Fort Wayne. Jacob Pennekamp attended Holy Cross and Concordia Lutheran High School before attending Concordia University Chicago for both his undergraduate degree in education and his master’s degree in school leadership. He taught seven years of middle school at Trinity Lutheran School in Iowa before moving into administration where he has served for fifteen years. In 2006, Jacob and his family moved back to Fort Wayne to serve as the principal of ESM. Jacob and his wife, Sarah, also lead the high school youth group at Emmanuel and have a passion for raising young Christian leaders for our church and community.