After graduation, Mr. Pankow was assigned to teach at Emanuel Lutheran School. In his years at Emanuel he has taught (at various times) every grade except kindergarten and first grade. His favorite classes are religion and math. He is a part of the sports program at Emanuel, serving as athletic director and coaching sports such as soccer, volleyball, basketball, and softball.
Mr. Pankow and his wife Christine live in Lansing and have three children. Eric currently resides in Saginaw, and Daniel and Megan attend high school at Michigan Lutheran Seminary. Mr. Pankow enjoys watching a good soccer match or playing a round of golf from time to time.
Mr. Pankow received his Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Martin Luther College in 1988.