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Cameron Ausen
The Lord led me to accept the call to Lakeside in the summer of 2015. I currently teach several computer courses in addition to serving as Lakeside’s Technology Director and chair of the Computer Science Department. I will also be helping out with the Warrior cross country and track teams.

I was born and raised in Waukesha, attended Trinity Lutheran School from K-8 and graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran High School in 2002. I earned my Bachelor’s from Wisconsin Lutheran College in 2007.

 

Prior to accepting the call to Lakeside, I was called to serve at St. John Lutheran School in Milwaukee, where I served for two years as an upper grades teacher. I also had the privilege of coaching the track and field team. Since my time at St. John, I had the opportunity to serve in the business world as the community outreach director for a local specialty retailer. It is with great joy that I am back in the classroom working with God’s children.

 

In 2007, I was married to Katie (nee Braun) who is a music teacher at the Milwaukee Montessori School. Outside of school, I enjoy competitive distance running, golf, and spending time in the northwoods with my family and two miniature dachshunds.
 

Gayle Bauer
I grew up in Menomonee Falls. After graduating from Dr. Martin Luther College, I married Jim Bauer and both of us were called to teach at St. Mark Lutheran School in Watertown, WI. I taught 3rd and 4th grade and coached all the girls’ teams.

Three years later, 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.

 

A few years later my husband, Jim, took a call to Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School in New Ulm, MN. and I was asked to coach the varsity girls basketball and softball teams. I also coached varsity volleyball at New Ulm Public High School.

 

After 18 years in New Ulm the Lord led Jim to take a call to Lakeside. It was hard leaving New Ulm where we raised our 5 children, but it was nice coming back to our Wisconsin roots.

 

At Lakeside I have been privileged to teach and coach as well. I teach mainly in the Phy. Ed. Department and this year I am teaching Geography West once again. 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 Athletic Director. I love teaching and consider it a privilege to serve the students here at Lakeside.
 
Outside of school I love to travel, read, and spend time with our grandkids. And when it’s 70 and sunny and the fish are “jumping in the boat,” I join my husband fishing.
 

Jim Bauer
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, Watertown 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 Varsity 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 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.

 

My wife Gayle and I have five children and 17 grandchildren. My hobbies are hunting and fishing.
 
Paul Bauer
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 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 diverse cultures and religious backgrounds.

God in his goodness is allowing me to begin my 21st year at Lakeside. This year I will be teaching Biology and Math. 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 36 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 7 grandchildren.
 
Jim Buege
​I am privileged to have served more than 20 years at Lakeside, the majority of those 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) 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, and four grandkids (Joseph, Lia, Kaeden & Josiah). In my spare time, I enjoy following the Brewers, Packers, Bucks and Badgers and doing projects around the house.
 
Sandra Corlett
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. 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.

Here I teach Family and Consumer Education The courses 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. Two of our four daughters are married and we have two young granddaughters and a new grandson. We have been residents of Lake Mills for our entire married life.

I enjoy singing in the church choir, scrapbooking, taking photos, baking, sewing, and working in my flower garden. I love writing and reading historic fiction. Currently I’m writing a YA novel that was, in part, inspired by a LLHS student who died from cancer.
 
Matt Doering
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 1996-2002. I have been serving as a faculty member here at Lakeside since the fall of 2002. I teach Junior and Senior Social Studies courses--Government, U.S. History and Financial Literacy. Outside of class time I coach Varsity football and Varsity softball here at Lakeside.

Lakeside Lutheran is truly an awesome place to serve!
 
Kirk DeNoyer
I am a 1986 graduate of Northwestern Prep and a 1991 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran College. I began my teaching ministry in 1991 at Wisconsin Lutheran High School as a math teacher and assistant coach in football and basketball. I served at Wisconsin Lutheran High School for 24 years. I taught math for 11 years, served as the Director of Enrollment for 12 years and as Assistant Principal in my final year. I was also the head football coach for 20 years.

I am looking forward to my first year at Lakeside Lutheran, where I will be the Director of Activities and freshman Physical Education teacher. My wife Karen and I have 4 children. Three of our children are currently in college and our youngest is a senior at Lakeside.
 

James Grasby
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 (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. Later in 2015-16, I will complete 40 years of service in the public ministry. I currently teach Old Testament 2 to 9th graders. 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 we have two adult children and two grandchildren. Other than music, my outside interests include collecting old hymnbooks and working on my house.
 

Todd Hackbarth
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. My teaching responsibilities include math and videography, two of my favorite subjects. I also have had the wonderful privilege of helping out with some of the activities as well, like basketball, the math team and making videos.

As for background, I have a wonderful wife, Donna, and five children. Our children keep Donna and me on the run, chasing from one activity to the next. There is rarely a dull moment in our household.
 
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, 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!
 
Ruth Hirschfeld
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 ​Pre-Algebra, 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. 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 five grandchildren, Kayla, Will, Noah​, Evan​, and Isaac.​ If you are ever interested in hearing about them, or seeing pictures, just let me know. ☺
 

Lance Johnson
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.
 
He has been the Science department Chair from 1996-2012, and has coached Track & Field and Cross Country since his first year here.
 
Nathan Koerber
From Indianapolis, I attended Divine Savior Lutheran for K-8. I graduated from Luther Preparatory School and went straight to Martin Luther College, majoring in Spanish and Education and graduating in May 2012. Then I taught at a university and middle school in Wuhan China for the 2012-13 school year. In China, I taught Oral English, International Oral Trade English, British and American Literature, and some Spanish on the side. I am currently teaching Spanish at Lakeside and have been since 2013.

As for my family, my father was a chemist and my mother was a nurse. I have one brother, Luke, and two sisters, Anna and Leah. My wife, Sarah, and I celebrated our first anniversary on July 28, 2013. Outside of work I like to watch movies and fix and build things.

I like many passages but my favorite is, Romans 8:38-39 "For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." I consider my ministry at Lakeside to be a blessing and am thankful for the opportunity to teach.
 
Pastor Chris Koschnitzke
I grew up in Lannon, a suburb of Milwaukee. I am a graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran High School ('98), Martin Luther College ('03), and Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary ('07). During my third year at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary I served as vicar (intern) at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Rice Lake, WI. After graduation I was assigned to serve as pastor at Christus Lutheran Church in Delavan. In early 2015 I accepted a call to minister at St. John Lutheran Church "Newville", just outside of Lake Mills. In addition to being on the Lakeside Board of Regents, I will serve as adjunct faculty during 2015-16, teaching Old Testament to freshmen.

In 2003 I married Erin (nee Enter). The Lord has blessed us with six children. Five of them attend St. Paul Lutheran School in Lake Mills.

I look forward to serving my Lord and Lakeside this school year!
 
Steve Lauber
Currently I am enjoying serving as recruitment director as well as teaching a few classes at Lakeside Lutheran. I also serve as head Junior Varsity Boys Football coach and the coach of 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. Paul 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 and feel blessed to have attended a Lutheran elementary school and high school before graduating from Dr. Martin Luther College in 1991. In 2002 I married Rebecca (Meier) and we have 2 children, Ella, 8, and Trey, 11, along with 3 springer spaniels that make our home a very active place. During my free time I enjoy hunting, fishing and spending time with my family.
 
Tim Matthies
It has been my privilege to serve here at Lakeside since 1993. Currently, I am teaching Algebra I and Algebra II along with coaching Varsity Girls Basketball and JV Girls Softball. (See Mr. Matthies' basketball pages here)

Before coming to Lakeside, I served as the principal and upper grades 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. 

Lygia — my wife and compass of 32 years — and I have four children: the oldest is 30 and the youngest is 19.

Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22-23)
 
Jeff Meske
Currently I enjoy teaching several of my passions within Career and Technical Education, including Woods 1 & 2, Agriculture Survey, Welding/Metals Technology, Construction, Shop Maintenance and Power & Energy. Prior to Lakeside, I taught agriculture and served as the FFA advisor at New London High School. Here I assist in coaching the wrestling team and advise Lakeside's FFA chapter. 

I grew up in South Wayne, WI and attended Black Hawk Schools and was a member of Mt. Olive in Monroe. I completed degrees in Agriculture Business and Ag Education from UW-Platteville. I am currently finishing my synod certification through Martin Luther College.

My wife Jayne assists in Lakeside's ELC. We are blessed with three daughters: Mindy and Emily are Warriors, and Haylee attends St. Paul, Lake Mills. During free time I enjoy building projects, staying active with the family and supporting Camp Phillip. Please stop by anytime if we may serve you through the FFA or in Career Education. Thanks for your support of Christian education!
 
Andy Rosenau
I grew up the youngest of four children in the Milwaukee area. After attending Siloah and St. John, Wauwatosa, I graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran High School. From there, I went on to Martin Luther College and graduated in 2001.

My ministry began with an emergency call to St. Peter in Schofield, where I finished the school year as the 7/8 grade teacher. I was then assigned to St. Matthew, Oconomowoc where I served as the sixth grade teacher and athletic director for 11 years.

My wife Carrie (Dietlein) and I reside in Ixonia where she manages the local branch of Ixonia Bank. We have been blessed with two children: Ashley 8 and Lukas 6. Ashley will be in 3rd grade and Lukas will be in Kindegarten at St. Matthew's, Oconomowoc where we are members.

As a family, we enjoy taking trips "Up North" and visiting my wife's family in Michigan. I am an avid fisherman and hunter and also enjoy rooting for our Wisconsin sports teams. I am excited to have the opportunity to serve the Lord at Lakeside and consider it a blessing and privilege.

Ephesians 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.
 
Jodie Schommer
I graduated from Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN and received a BS in Education. I received an MS-Ed degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University in Mequon. I have continued my education through Wisconsin Lutheran College and completed Wisconsin licensure this summer.

I teach in the English department where my duties include: Language Arts 9, Journalism, British Literature, Vocational English, and Responses to Literature.

I 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 serve as head of the preschool committee at my church, Bethany in Fort Atkinson. I am president of the Jefferson County Bicycle Club. I am faculty liaison to the Strategic Panning Committee at Lakeside. I also work with AdvancEd in the international accreditation of schools in Wisconsin.

In my spare moments, I enjoy biking and running.
 
Clark Schultz
I grew up in the hill country of the pre-outlet mall of Johnson Creek. My grade school tour involved attending St. Paul Lake Mills as a wee lad and then finally settling at the "Hawkdome" of St. Peter in Helenville. 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 10th 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 soccer in the fall and work with Pastor Toepel to direct the spring drama production. I also am blessed to encourage teens to consider ministry and MLC. Never having had a nickname in my life, to tell the two Pastor Schultzes apart, the students have called me Pastor Clark—PC for short.

My loves: Jesus, my wife Kristin, our new son Ian Zachary Ryan, the Green Bay Packers and of course, Batman. My wife is expecting our 2nd child in October 2015.

What I love about Lakeside is the safe, family, Christ-centered atmosphere you experience as soon as you walk through the doors.
 
Don Schultz
I currently serve as the Assistant Principal for Student Life, Religion teacher, and Freshmen Football coach. I have been at Lakeside Lutheran for the last 10 years.

Before serving at Lakeside Lutheran, I graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 1999 with a Master of Divinity degree. I have served as a tutor for two years at Martin Luther College and as a religion teacher for one year at Fox Valley Lutheran High School. I have also served as an exploratory mission pastor in Indiana for six years.

I graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary a second time 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 here at Lakeside Lutheran.

Having grown up in Milwaukee, I attended a Lutheran school K-8. I am married to Jennifer, and have 3 children, ages 6, 7 and 10. I enjoy spending time with my family, summers at the beach and winters on the sledding hill.
 
Gerald Walta
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...

Academic Credentials: 1975, BS in Secondary Education. UW-Whitewater
Major: German, Minors: Phy. Ed. and Coaching
1988, MEPD (Master of Education) UW-Whitewater
Synod Certification

Experience: 37 years of teaching high school, all at Lakeside (German and US History)
12 years as LLHS Director of Recruitment
25 years of coaching boys basketball at all high school levels
9 years as head boys and girls track coach (1979-87)
30 years as head boys and girls cross country coach

Courses I teach: German 1-4, U.S. History
Other duties: World Language Dept. Head
Boys and Girls Cross Country Coach
Boys and Girls Asst. Track Coach, distance runners

Family: married to Victoria for 40 years
(she's a nurse at Watertown Regional Medical Center)
we have 3 sons, Chad, Kristian and David
we have 5 grandchildren: Carlos, Noah, Eliza, Juliette and Abigail

Important words to live by:
Prov.14:29 A patient man has great understanding, but a quicktempered man displays folly.