The Call Service for MLC was Saturday, May 18 at 2:30. Nathan Koerber was assigned as our Spanish teacher beginning fall semester 2013-14.
On December 18, 2012, Jeff Meske accepted the call to teach industrial technology beginning fall semester 2013-14.
Pastor Caleb Davisson
Principal Jim Grasby
Pastor Clark Schultz
Pastor Don Schultz
Pastor Mark Toepel
As a teacher and a student, I have been blessed to be a part of the Lakeside Lutheran Federation since the 1980’s. Being born and raised in Watertown, the son of the Fire Chief and a school teacher, I attended St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran School from 2nd through 8th grades.
Upon graduation from St. Mark’s, I started high school in 1984 at Lakeside Lutheran. While at Lakeside I participated in football, basketball, baseball and track. I served as class president during my freshman, sophomore and junior years, while serving as student body president senior year.
After graduation ceremonies in 1988, I moved on to Dr. Martin Luther College to study education in hopes of becoming a called worker for the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. I started at DMLC with intentions of becoming a coach and physical education teacher in an area Lutheran high school. While at DMLC I participated in football and intramural basketball.
It is also during this time that I was involved in a near-fatal motorcycle accident. While the accident could have been much worse, the Lord’s angels were watching over me. I only suffered broken ribs and was left with a badly injured, reconstructed elbow.
During Christmas of 1994 I received my first call to teach 5th and 6th grade and coach at St. Matthew’s Lutheran School in Oconomowoc. In later years I also took on the duties of athletic director. While there I coached flag football, girls basketball, softball and track. My years in Oconomowoc were some of my favorite.
After 9 years, in 2003, I received the call to teach at Lakeside Lutheran. Initially I was called to teach physical education and coach. After 5 years my duties have changed and now I spend my time teaching in the classroom full-time, entertaining high school students in classes like world history, geography and health. I truly enjoy the challenge of coaching. Since 2003 I have been blessed to be involved with the football and girls basketball programs. After starting out at the freshman levels, I now serve as the offensive coordinator of the varsity football team and head JV girls basketball coach. I also enjoy assisting with the federation elementary basketball tournament and serving as announcer for the varsity boys basketball team.
In 1996 I was married to Gretchen Thiesfeldt. We reside in Lake Mills and our 3 daughters go to St. Paul’s Lutheran School.
I don’t know much but I know that I can’t imagine doing anything else. Teaching is not just my job, it is my hobby and my passion. I am blessed to serve the Lord here at Lakeside Lutheran and any where else He leads me!
See Mr. Asmus' teacher pages for a history video heretop
Shortly after the birth of our second child I was asked to begin a girl’s sports program at Northwestern Prep School now LPS. I coached JV and varsity volleyball and basketball, and helped with track. I have many fond memories of my coaching days at Prep including a basketball state championship won 2 weeks after the birth or our 3rd child.
A few years later my husband, Jim, took a call to Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School in New Ulm, MN. MVL was just opening its doors in a new building and Jim coached most of the varsity boys’ teams and I coached varsity girl’s basketball and softball. I also coached varsity volleyball at New Ulm Public High School. Being in both sectors was fun and the camaraderie between the schools was great. I continued raising our 5 children and I also did some substitute teaching and worked in the distribution department at Kraft Foods. I even have a fork truck license and was part of the code blue team.
We bought our first home in New Ulm. It was a fixer upper which had “great potential” as many people pointed out to us . Our 1 ½ year old son was not very fond of the scary looking house with 14 broken windows and said he didn’t want to live in the “junky house on the hill”. To this day everyone calls that house Junker Hill. It took us 18 years but it truly became our home, complete with a full court basketball court in the backyard, rope swing in the ravine, and the biggest, most unique sandbox you have ever seen.
After 18 years in New Ulm the Lord led Jim to take a call to Lakeside Lutheran in Lake Mills. It was a bittersweet call as it was hard leaving New Ulm where we raised our 5 children, but it was sweet coming back to our Wisconsin roots and close to both our families. It is also fun to be back in the area where we started our teaching careers. In fact it is very interesting to be teaching children of some of our first students from St. Mark Watertown. Many of them have the same characteristics and traits as did their 3rd and 4th grade parents.
At Lakeside I am privileged to teach and coach as well. I teach in the Phy. Ed. Department but I have taught World Geography and Health. For many years I coached in the volleyball and basketball programs at Lakeside. It was a thrill to be a part of Lakeside’s first ever WIAA state championship basketball team as well as coaching my daughter that year. I now supervise the after-school open weight room and am assistant to the Athletic Director.
Giving up coaching was hard to do as sports is a big part of our family life. But I love teaching and consider it a privilege to serve the students here at Lakeside.
Outside of school I love to travel, take my grandchildren on little adventures, attend Lakeside events, watch my youngest son play college basketball, and recently I took up geocaching. And when it’s 70 and sunny and the fish are “jumping in the boat,” I join my husband fishing.top
I am a 1969 graduate of Manitowoc Lutheran High School and a 1973 graduate of Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN. I was assigned to St. Mark's, Watertown, WI where I taught 7th grade and coached every sport the school offered for boys.
In 1981, the LORD led me to accept a call to Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School. I enjoyed starting a football program from scratch and I was also the Vasity Boys Basketball coach. While there, I taught a variety of classes but as the school grew, I settled into teaching Geometry and New Testament Religion.
In 1999 I came to Lakeside Lutheran where I have served the LORD for the last 13 years as a math instructor and coach. Currently I enjoy teaching Geometry and Strength/Speed. I now am the Varsity Boys Basketball coach and head Girls' Track coach. For the first 37 years of my ministry I coached all 3 seasons and for the first time I do not coach a fall sport.
My wife Gayle and I have five children and 15 grandchildren. My hobbies are enjoying hunting and fishing.top
Lakeside is the third stop in my teaching ministry. I was assigned out of Dr. Martin Luther College in 1979 to a small two room school in Hoskins, Nebraska. I served there for five years as the Principal, upper grades teacher, and believe it or not, Senior Choir Director. While there I had the unique experience of teaching a one room school for half a year. From there I accepted a call to San Jose, California, to serve as Vice-Principal, Athletic Director, and 7th grade teacher in a school of about 200. Five years later I became the Principal and served in that capacity for 5 years before accepting my present call to Lakeside. Those ten years provided a wonderful opportunity to serve in a mission field and work with people from a diversity of cultural and religious backgrounds.
God in his goodness is allowing me to begin my 19th year at Lakeside. This year I will be teaching Biology and serving Lakeside as its Athletic Director. My extra curricular duties include being the Head Varsity Football Coach, Varsity Assistant Boys Basketball Coach, and I love driving bus for sporting events. So that totals up to 34 years of God’s grace and blessings associated with full time service in his church.
My better half, Rebecca, has been with me every step of the way and God has blessed us with 3 wonderful kids, all Lakeside grads, and 4 grandchildren.top
I am the oldest of 10 children. My father was a Lutheran pastor and served congregations in Kansas and Minnesota. My mother was a kindergarten teacher before she got married. I graduated from Martin Luther Academy, New Ulm, MN in 1973 and Dr. Martin Luther College in 1977. My first call was to Medford, WI, where I taught frist and second grade for one year and first grade for two years. After getting married and moving to Lake Mills in 1980, I taught third grade for one year and was an aide to the principal at St. Paul Lutheran Grade School for a few years. I stayed home to raise our two children for the next several years.
In 1998, I was hired as an aide in the Extended Learning Center at Lakeside Lutheran High School. I also help out as an organist for 3 area Lutheran churches.
I am privileged to be beginning my 19th year at Lakeside, the last 16 as the director of choirs. The great joy of my ministry is taking the A Cappella Choir out to the various congregations in our federated area. Seeing the choir express their faith in song and actions is so spiritually uplifting. Coupling that with the other opportunities I have at Lakeside, working with students in the classroom (Choir & Composition II) and working shoulder to shoulder with a dedicated staff, I consider myself truly blest.
I grew up at Garden Homes Lutheran in Milwaukee and attended Wisconsin Lutheran High School. Upon graduating from Martin Luther College, I tutored at LPS. The next year I was reassigned to Trinity in Minocqua where my wife Lorraine and I had the privilege of starting the school. After Minocqua, I served at Zion in Columbus as principal and then was called to Lakeside.
My wife Lorraine and I have three daughters (Melanie, Adrienne, and Katie), all graduates of Lakeside. In my spare time, I enjoy following the Brewers, Packers, Bucks and Badgers and doing projects around the house.
My undergraduate degree was earned in Middle and Secondary Home Economics Education at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. I completed graduate work in Early Childhood Education at Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee. I have Synodical certification at both the early childhood and secondary levels. During my teaching career, I have taught at Synod preschools, substitute taught at Lutheran elementary schools and public schools, taught classes at the local Middle School during the summer, served as an instructor at Madison Area Technical College, and served as an adjunct professor at Wisconsin Lutheran College. When my children were young, I operated a state licensed child care center and ran a before and after school program at the local public elementary school.
At Lakeside Lutheran I teach Family and Consumer Education The courses that I teach allow students to attain hands-on-skills that can be used throughout life.
My husband Alan and I have five children. All five are graduates of Lakeside Lutheran High School. Two of our four daughters are married and we have one young granddaughter. We have been residents of Lake Mills for our entire married life.
I enjoy volunteering at Twice Is Nice Resale Store in Jefferson, singing in the church choir, scrapbooking, taking photos, baking, sewing, and working in my flower garden. Currently I am working on writing children’s books and a fictional story of a teen girl who learns to trust in God.
I grew up in south-central Alaska where I attended Lutheran school, public school, and home school. During my high school years my family moved from Alaska to South Korea, to Hawaii, until finally settling in North Carolina. After serving a congregation in Idaho as a vicar, I graduated a year later from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary where I received a Master of Divinity degree. In 2006 I was assigned to teach at Lakeside where I currently teach various religion classes and coach freshmen football and track.
I am married to Christin (Shonts) who works as a nurse in Madison. We live in Johnson Creek with our three kids – Noah 8, Claire 6, and Ella 3.
I am truly blessed to be able to teach and preach the word of God here at Lakeside. I love encouraging students in their faith as well as being encouraged by them. It’s awesome to be a part of Lakeside!top
For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. 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
This is one of my favorite passages. What a privilege it is to serve at Lakeside Lutheran High School!! It it truly an opportunity to show my Savior's love in everything I do as a teacher and coach here at Lakeside.
I grew up in south central Minnesota and graduated from Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School. I was married in 1995 to my wife Jill (Boggs) and we have three children.
I graduated in the spring of 1996 as part of the inaugural graduating class of Martin Luther College. I was assigned to Our Savior's Lutheran Church & School in Bylas, Arizona and served there from 1996-2001. I have been serving as a faculty member here at Lakeside since the fall of 2001. I teach Junior and Senior Social Studies courses--Government, U.S. History, and other electives. I also coach Varsity football and Varsity softball here at Lakeside.
Lakeside Lutheran is truly an awesome place to serve!!
See Mr. Doering's social studies pages here
While growing up in San Jose, California, and attending Abraham Lincoln High School, I quickly discovered a passion for the Spanish language and culture. In 2008, I graduated from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN with a degree in Elementary Education and a Spanish emphasis.
After graduation, I had the unique opportunity to teach second and sixth grade at St. David School in Santiago, Dominican Republic. In 2009, I received my assignment to teach Spanish at Lakeside Lutheran. Currently, I have the privilege of serving by teaching Spanish I, III and IV as well as coaching volleyball and softball.
My husband, Joe, is in his final year at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary and serves as a vicar at Victory of the Lord in Franklin, WI where we attend church.top
I have served as Lakeside Lutheran's Principal since 2003. Before coming to Lakeside, I served at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School (1993-2003), Winnebago Lutheran Academy (1981-1993), and Bethany Lutheran School, Kenosha, WI (1976- 1981). I grew up in LaCrosse, and I graduated from Luther High (Onalaska) in 1972.
My love is serving God's people in ministry. Although I currently enjoy teaching the Word of God to 9th graders and English to seniors, my first love is music. I was a choral director at two area Lutheran high schools for a total of 22 years, and I still dabble in music whenever I have the opportunity.
The thing I love most about Lakeside is its people: the students, the parents, the alumni, the faculty and the staff, the supporters, and the people of the federation. In all the places of ministry I have served, the way in which Lakeside's people stand behind the school is unbelievable.
I am married to Nancy (Meyer) and I have two adult children. Other than music, my interests include collecting old hymnbooks, and working in the yard and on my house.
What a blessing it is to serve at Lakeside! There is nothing better than being able to encourage one another in our faith like the faculty, students, and staff do each day. I have the best job in the world, teaching Old Testament, math, and videography, three of my favorite subjects. I also have the wonderful privilege of helping out with some of the activities as well, like football, basketball, the math team and making videos.
As for background, I have a wonderful wife, Donna, and five children. The kids are involved in quite a few activities and provide the entertainment for my wife and me many evenings.
Previous places I have served include Lincoln Heights Lutheran School in Des Moines, Iowa. It was a two-room school. I taught grades 1-8 and took on the principal role. My wife taught kindergarten and helped out in countless other ways. Later I served at Mt. Calvary-Grace Lutheran School in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, as a fifth-grade teacher, athletic director and coach.
My wife once asked while I was serving in LaCrosse if I would ever like to teach on the high school level. I told her, "I would love to teach math, but I don't want to give up teaching religion class." I went to DMLC (MLC now) to teach God's Word. That is why I serve in the WELS, and that is my greatest joy, sharing God's Word with others. Not long after that I received the call to teach math and Old Testament at Lakeside. It was miraculous to say the least!
See Mr. Hackbarth's videography pages here
As the director of the Extended Learning Center (ELC), I feel so blessed to be part of the Lakeside family. It is very rewarding to be able to help students succeed at Lakeside. My duties include teaching Reading Strategies and General Math, along with providing study hall support to those students benefiting from the ELC study hall. In addition, I am advisor to the Teens for Christ group here on campus.
I received a bachelor’s degree from Dr. Martin Luther College and a master’s degree in education from Edgewood College, Madison. I hold a state teacher’s license in education and am licensed in cross-categorical special education with an emphasis in learning disabilities. Prior to coming to Lakeside, I taught at the primary level in our WELS grade schools.
I was born and grew up in Manitowoc, graduating from Manitowoc Lutheran High School. My husband Bill and I reside in Fort Atkinson. We are blessed with four children, Joel (Betsy), Luke (Jenifer), Micah and Anna, and three grandchildren, Kayla, Will and Noah.
After receiving a B.S. from the University of Illinois in Chicago in 1971, Mr. Johnson served in the U.S. Naval Reserves on the USS ALAMO LSD33 through 1973. He married Karen in 1973 and they have 2 sons, Bryan and Scott.
With a masters from George Williams College in Downers Grove, IL (1981) and synod certification from MLC (1997) along the way, Mr. Johnson has served Lakeside and its student since 1993. He currently teaches Science 9, Biology, Chemistry, Human Anatomy, Environmental Science, Tech. Drafting, Keyboarding and Health.
See Mr. Johnson's teacher pages for Health/Anatomy/Phys/Science 9 here
I am the Technology Director as well as the Computer Science Department Chair. I am currently teaching Introduction to Computers, Computer Applications, Introduction to Programming, Advanced Programming, Web Page Development, CAD 1, Architectural Drafting, and Mechanical Drafting (CAD 2). My co-curricular duties include training our Lakeside teachers in technology as well as coaching the freshman boys' basketball team.
I spent my childhood living in the shadows of Lakeside Lutheran High School. I attended St. Paul Lutheran School in Lake Mills from K-8 and Lakeside Lutheran for my high school years. I received my bachelor's degree from Martin Luther College in 1997 and I am now in the midst of my master's degree in Technology from Martin Luther College.
My teaching career began in 1997 at Luther Preparatory School, where I served as tutor and taught physical education, computers, and assistant coached JV girls' basketball team. I then attended my second call day in 1999 and was assigned to Our Savior Lutheran School in San Antonio, TX. During my 5 years in San Antonio, I served as principal, taught different combinations between grades 2-8, and coached basketball, football, and soccer. I accepted my call to Lakeside in 2004 and have been serving here ever since.
Kirstie (nee Lange) and I have one daughter. Kirstie is the kindergarten teacher at Zion Lutheran School in Columbus, where we are also church members. I am a huge sports fan and closely follow the Green Bay Packers and the San Antonio Spurs. I love traveling with my family. I have 5 states left to visit before I can say that I have stepped foot in all 50 states. We especially love travelling south to the Caribbean and Mexico.
See Mr. Klug's teacher pages for Computer classes here
I am the Director of Instruction as well as the English Department Chair. World Literature, Speech, and College Prep English are the classes I am currently teaching. My co-curricular duties include coaching JV boys’ basketball and Head Varsity baseball.
I love teaching at Lakeside. The students, parents, alumni, and the rest of Lakeside’s community make it truly a special place. We offer a very strong academic program which meets the needs of all students. But that would not mean much if it weren’t for the love of Christ which sustains everything we do.
As for my life--my early years were spent in Lake Mills and Hartford, Wisconsin, and I attended high school at Northwestern Prep in Watertown. I received a bachelor’s degree from Dr. Martin Luther College and a master’s degree in English from the University of Toledo.
I began my teaching career at Zion in Toledo, Ohio, where I was the principal and taught grades7-8. From there I came to Lakeside (for the first time). I then taught at Martin Luther College and Luther Prep School before coming back to Lakeside in 2003.
My wife Tammy and I have three children: Zach, Hannah, and Sam, all graduates of Lakeside.top
Currently I teach various English classes at Lakeside Lutheran. I also serve by being the Recruitment Director, Head Junior Varsity Boys football Coach and the Head Coach for the Forensics Team.
The LORD has led me to experience many different levels of interactions with not only students but also parents in my ministry. Previously I served as a principal of a grade school in Falls Church, Virginia. Then I became the Athletic Director and 5-6th grade teacher at St. Pauls in Cudahy, Wisconsin for six years. Finally, before coming to Lakeside Lutheran, I served as Athletic Director and English teacher at Illinois Lutheran High School in Crete, Illinois for another nine years.
I grew up in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and feel blessed to attend a Lutheran Elementary School and high school there before graduating with an education degree from Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota in 1991. In 2002 I married Rebecca (Meier) and we have 2 children, Ella 5 and Trey 8. I enjoy hunting, fishing and spending time with my family.
It’s been my privilege to serve here at Lakeside since 1993. Currently, I am teaching Algebra I and Algebra II / Trigonometry along with coaching varsity girls’ basketball and jv girls’ softball.
Before coming to Lakeside, I served as the principal and upper grade teacher at Jerusalem Lutheran School in Morton Grove, Illinois.
I graduated from Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota, in 1983 and also received a master’s degree from National-Louis University in Evanston, Illinois, in 1991.
My wife Lygia and I have four children—the oldest is 27 and the youngest is 16.
Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart!
Currently I am in my 13th year serving at Lakeside Lutheran teaching in the English department. My current duties include Language Arts 9, Journalism, British Literature, College Prep English and Responses to Literature. I also advise the student newspaper (Warrior Times Weekly), the yearbook and the student photography staff. I am the faculty advisor for the fall and winter dance teams.
I enjoy swimming, biking and running.
See Mrs. Schommer's classroom pages heretop
I grew up in the hill country of the pre-outlet mall of Johnson Creek. My gradeschool tour involved attending St. Paul's Lake Mills as a wee lad and then finally settling at the "Hawkdome" of St. Peter's in Hellenville. I then attended Northwestern Prep and Northwestern College in Watertown.
My ministry included vicaring in the shadows of Lambeau field at St. Mark Green Bay. I then supervised the dorms for two years at Luther Prep, was missionary pastor at Risen Savior Cedar Grove, and then I traveled the globe as the Luther Prep recruiter. Now I am entering my eighth year of teaching at Lakeside Lutheran. I am blessed to teach 9th grade religion which focuses on the Old Testament along with 10th grade religion which includes the life of Jesus and the journeys of Paul.
I am equally blessed to coach boys and girls soccer and currently encourage teens to consider ministry and MLC. Never having had a nickname in my life, to tell the two Pastor Schultz's apart, the students have called me Pastor Clark—PC for short.
My loves: Jesus, my wife Kristin, the Green Bay Packers and of course, Batman.
What I love about Lakeside is the safe, family, Christ-centered atmosphere you experience as soon as you walk through the doors.
See PC's Religion Class pages heretop
I currently serve as the Assistant Principal for Student Life and as a religion teacher at LLHS. I have been at Lakeside Lutheran for the last six years.
Before serving at Lakeside Lutheran, I graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 1999 with a Master of Divinity degree. I then served as an exploratory mission pastor in Indiana for six years, as a tutor for two years at Martin Luther College and as a religon teacher for one year at Fox Valley Lutheran.
Again, I graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 2011 with a Master of Pastoral Theology degree. This second degree offered a deeper look into the areas of teaching, working with youth, counseling, and administration, which has been helpful in my service to God's young people here at Lakeside Lutheran.
I grew up in Milwaukee, where I attended a Lutheran school K-8. I am married to Jennifer, and have 3 children, ages 4, 6, and 8. I enjoy spending time with my family, summers at the beach and winters on the sledding hill.
Art is the easiest profession to spell! So being practically spelling illiterate back ‘in the day’ (spellcheck wasn’t invented yet), I thought it would be my best bet when deciding my future. The teaching part came a bit later. I have an Associate Degree in Graphic Art from WWTC in La Crosse, and a B.S.E. in Art Education from UW-Whitewater. Currently, I am in the process of obtaining my Synod Certification from MLC.
Since 2000 I have been Lakeside's Art Teacher, and since 2011 I have been the girl’s freshmen basketball coach. Previously I have worked as a graphic artist, coached Girls JV, Freshman and Middle School basketball in the Lake Mills public school district, and was the Freshman volleyball coach for five seasons at Lakeside.
My husband and I have three amazing children who have all been blessed to walk the halls of Lakeside Lutheran. God is Great, and I wouldn’t change a thing – except maybe keep my art room cleaner!top
In my time here I have taught all four levels of Religion, Spanish I and II, Latin I and II and Algebra. In the past I have coached football, basketball and track. Presently I am the faculty advisor for the Student Council and the S.H.O. Team.
I attended Michigan Lutheran Seminary, Northwestern College and graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 1978. I served two small congregations in Minnesota for four years before coming to Lakeside Lutheran for the 1982-83 school year. I am beginning my 29th year here.
In 1977 I married Pamela (Gibbons). We have two children Jason and Jamison. My hobbies and interests include a variety of sports, vegetable gardening, boating and spending time with my family and two grandchildren.
Growing up on a farm in Western Wisconsin, I learned to appreciate God’s glorious creation. Our family farm is still expanding as my brother and father farm the homestead.
Easily I transitioned to college life in New Ulm. After graduation and teaching some, I met and married Steve Voigt. We have been blessed with four children. My husband, Steve is a computer consultant for Harley Davidson.
Since my college days I have accumulated many years of Early Childhood administration and teaching experience. More recently I have taken some computer and math classes at MATC. Currently, I assist Mrs. Hirschfeld and Mrs. Brumm in the Extended Learning Center at Lakeside. I find guiding high school students rewarding.
Favorite Bible Passage: Rom. 1:16, "I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes..."
I thank the Lord for the opportunity to serve our students and families here at Lakeside. I graduated from Moorhead State University with a degree in Industrial Education. In 1970, I received a call to Lakeside Lutheran High School. As an instructor in the Industrial Technology Department, I teach Woods I, Woods II, Cabinetmaking, Construction, Metals & Welding, Power & Energy and Shop Maintenance.
Industrial Technology provides a “hands on approach” to education. Technology Education also provides the opportunity for students to evaluate the talents and abilities God has given them.
“Work with your hands...so that your daily life may win respect from outsiders.” I Thess. 4:11