On December 13, Mrs. Krauklis wrote: "After much prayer and deliberation, it is with great joy and excitement that I am writing this letter to you. The Lord has led me to officially accept your call to be the Physical Education teacher. I want to thank all of you for your prayers and advice during this whole process. I am excited to join the family at Lakeside and to help carry out the mission of the school to educate, encourage and equip students for life and for eternity. Serving as an adjunct teacher, I have heard and seen many of the wonderful opportunities here. I am looking forward to continuing my service with all of you. I do ask for your prayers for me and my family as I make my transition to serve among you."
Late in October, Mrs. Gayle Bauer announced her intent to retire at the end of the 2016-2017 school year. At the close of this school year, Mrs. Bauer will have served at Lakeside for 18 years. We, at Lakeside, thank her for her faithful service to the Lord.
The General Board received Mrs. Bauer's letter November 22, 2016 and accepted it with an expression of thanks. Then, that body extended a divine call to Mrs. Jennifer Krauklis to teach girls physical education beginning in 2017-2018. Mrs. Krauklis currently serves as an adjunct instructor in science and mathematics, as well as Lakeside's varsity volleyball coach.
We pray to our gracious God that his Holy Spirit guide Mrs. Krauklis to a God-pleasing call decision for the good of his Church.
Pastor Caleb Davisson writes August 13, "After much prayer and deliberation I have returned the call to Bethany, Appleton. Thank you for your prayers, support and encouragement. I look forward to another school year of working with a gifted and dedicated group of teachers and staff, students and parents." We are grateful to have his continued service here at LLHS, and remember the Bethany family in Appleton as they continue their calling process.
On July 19, 2016, Pastor Caleb Davisson shared, "The Lord has led Bethany Lutheran Church in Appleton to call me to serve as their associate pastor. Prayers and thoughts are appreciated."
On June 1, Mr. Todd Hackbarth shared: "Thank you for your prayers and comments over the past weeks. The Holy Spirit has led me to return the call to Wisco. Please keep Wisco in your prayers as they continue to search for a math teacher."
On May 18, 2016, Wisconsin Lutheran High School issued a divine call to Mr. Todd Hackbarth, Lakeside's Math Department Chair. The teaching duties at "Wisco" include mathematics and starting a videography curriculum.
Over Mothers Day weekend 2016, Pastor Clark Schultz announced that the Holy Spirit led him to return his call to be a pastor at St. Marcus, Milwaukee. We thank God for this decision. We also remember our brothers and sisters at St. Marcus as they continue their search for a pastor.
Three men received calls to Lakeside on Jan. 31, 2016.
● Cameron Ausen. Mr. Ausen received is a full‐time, permanent Social Studies call. Mr. Ausen has accepted his new call.
● Gerry Walta. The General Board extended a one‐year, part‐time call for Mr. Walta to continue his German classroom instruction, with no homeroom or coaching duties. Mr. Walta has accepted this call.
● Andrew Willems: The call extended to Mr. Willems, currently a teacher at Shoreland Lutheran High School, is to serve as Lakeside’s Technology Coordinator. Mr. Willems accepted the call to LLHS on February 26, 2016. We look forward to welcoming the Willems family back to the area this summer.
January 15, 2016: Mr. Doering returned his call to Evergreen. The Lakeside family is pleased to have him continue his ministry here, even as we pray for God's blessing on the ELHS ministry out west.
December 15, 2015: Social studies teacher Matt Doering received a call to be the Director of Mission Advancement at Evergreen Lutheran High school in Tacoma, WA. The Doerings ask for prayers as he deliberates, knowing that God will guide him.