The daughter of a Lutheran pastor, and graduate of a Lutheran elementary school, Julia Habrecht possesses an earnest zeal for classical education, and the mission of Immanuel Lutheran Church and School. Ms. Habrecht earned a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from the University of Toledo. She also has a strong background in non-profit management, project management, and fundraising. Ms. Habrecht put those skills to work while teaching philanthropy and community leadership with a youth and leadership organization in Toledo. Prior to joining the Immanuel staff, Mrs. Habrecht worked as Head of Exhibitions, as well as Director of Major Gifts, at the Toledo Museum of Art for twelve years. During her time there, she managed five of the top ten best attended exhibitions at the museum, including the Michelangelo and Van Gogh exhibits.
In her role as Headmaster, Ms. Habrecht enjoys sharing her love and appreciation for the arts, and strives to cultivate in our students an eye for the aesthetics that is crucial to a well-rounded classical curriculum. She has presented on themes of beauty and music for the Consortium for Classical Lutheran Education and the Association of Classical Christian Schools.
Ms. Habrecht enjoys serving the Immanuel congregation through participation in the church council, choir, and altar guild. She also serves as a member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Board for National Mission. Ms. Habrecht contributed a chapter to He Restores My Soul (Emmanuel Press, 2018). She lives in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria with her husband Matthew and their son.