Pastor and Staff

  Pastor and Staff  
Pastor Bryan Prell

What a privilege to serve the saints at Petra!  My prayer is that God's love and grace shines through in all I do.  Christ Jesus has loved and blessed me more than I deserve; He forgives my faults and lifts me up when I fall. 

I am blessed to have been married to my beautiful wife Becky since 2005.  We have been further blessed with three energetic children: Aeryn, Joshua & Levi.

Two favorite portions of Scripture are the Parable of the Prodigal (Luke 15:11-32) and 1 John 4:9-12.  Both texts give us a glimpse into the beautiful heart of God; the God who never stops loving and waiting even when we have run far away from Him; the God who never hesitates to forgive and restore when we come home.

You are always welcome to contact me anytime!


Principal Mr. Terrence Graf

What a joy it is to serve here at Petra Lutheran School.  What a joy it is to serve the families and the Lord in Sauk Rapids. We thank God everyday for giving us the opportunity to spread God's Word to the children and families of Petra! The Sauk Rapids/St. Cloud area is a medium size market, but continues to grow! It is my prayer that God's Word continues to grow in the hearts of the people in this area.

Born in Minnesota, my wife and I are Minnesotans through and through! I have over 25 years of varied experiences in the education field and ministries: inner city, rural and suburban ministry. I have been married to my wonderful wife Sheryl for over 40 years and we have been blessed with two children and six grandchildren.

My education background is as follows: a bachelor's degree in education from Martin Luther College in 1987; a master's degree from St. Mary's University in 2006, and teaching licenses from Minnesota and Wisconsin in 2001. God has richly blessed us in our ministry! We look forward to "singing a new song to the Lord" at Petra Lutheran Church and School!

Becky Prell
Hello! My name is Becky Prell. This is my second year teaching Kindergarten-2nd Grade here at Petra Lutheran School!

I graduated from UW Green Bay in 2003 with a Degree in Elementary Education containing an emphasis in mathematics. I taught 6th-8th Grade Math and Social Studies for three years after graduation in Burlington, WI. After marrying Pastor Prell we moved to SW Minnesota in 2006 where I obtained my Minnesota Teaching License.

Over the last 10 years I was a Director of Education at a Sylvan Learning Center along with being a classroom aide after the birth of my oldest two children at St. John's Lutheran School in Redwood Falls, MN.

I have been married to Pastor Prell since 2005 and we have been blessed with three children: Aeryn (6), Joshua (5), and Levi (3). Outside the classroom I enjoy cooking, baking, music, and spending time with my family.
Carol Wandersee
Carol serves as part-time Administrative Assistant at Petra. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Minnesota State University—Mankato. For the past 24 years, Carol held various positions in management in the Louisiana State University Student Union Business Office. After her husband died, she moved back to Minnesota to be near family. Her son and daughter and son-in-law live in St. Cloud.
Michelle Savage

Mrs. Michelle Savage currently serves at Petra as After-School Care Director, Mornings with Mommy Coordinator, and volunteer Adminstrative Assistant.