The General Board called three people on Nov. 27. Mr. Ben Ewings, a 2012 LLHS grad who currently teaches at Luther Prep, for science. Mr. Jeremy Strassburg, who serves at Shoreland Lutheran High School, to teach Spanish. Mr. Austin DeNoyer, who was hired to teach PE this year, has now been called to continue teaching physical education.
Mr. Phil Dretske returned the call to teach at Divine Savior Academy in Sienna, Texas.
Mr. Paul Bauer submitted his letter of retirement for the end of the 23-24 school year. He wrote, "It has been my joy and privilege to have served on the Lakeside Faculty for the past 30 years. I’ve been blessed to have served with dedicated faculty and staff members, as well as hard working and faithful lay leaders. An added blessing was being able to send my own three children through Lakeside Lutheran High School. It’s a special institution where the love of Christ permeates the culture, ruling in the hearts and lives of all present. May God continue to bless her!"
On Oct. 23, the General Board called Mrs. Hailey Santos to be a Spanish teacher at Lakeside. She currently serves at Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School.
On Oct. 17, Mr. Phil Dretske received a call to teach Aerospace Engineering and other classes in the science and math departments at Divine Savior Academy in Sienna, Texas.
Pastor Mark Toepel submitted his letter of retirement for the end of the 23-24 school year. He wrote, "It has been a tremendous blessing for myself and my family to be part of the Lakeside family for more than forty years. What a joy it has been to be able to work with a dedicated faculty and staff that not only share a common faith but also share a desire to bring our children up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. I pray that God will continue to shower His blessings on the Lakeside family."
On Oct 23 at 6:30 pm, a meeting will be held to call a full-time Spanish teacher as his replacement.
On May 1, Mr. Matt Doering shared that he will continue his ministry with our teens at LLHS "as long as the Lord wills." Please keep the Zambian teacher/administrator need in prayer.
Mr. Justin Vanderhoof returned the call to St. Philips Lutheran School, Milwaukee, and will continue to teach at Lakeside.
Mrs. Elizabeth Koester has returned our call to serve in the Extended Learning Center.
Mr. Todd Hackbarth returned the call to St. Paul, Beverly Hills, Fla., and will continue serving your LLHS.
Mr. Justin Vanderhoof
received a call on April 5 to teach departmentalized upper grades at St. Philips Lutheran School, Milwaukee.
On April 5, Mr. Matt Doering received a call to serve as a Teacher Administrator for the One Africa Team of WELS world missions. The position would be based out of Lusaka, Zambia, and he would be responsible for administration and operations oversight for our synod's African mission work (currently partnering with groups in at least 8 countries and growing). He would also serve as an educator to other educators—mentoring and teaching pastors, national called and lay workers and mission staff on better and more effective teaching methods and running better educational systems. "I welcome your input and prayers as Jill and I deliberate a potential life change," he requests.
Mr. Nate Sievert
announced that he will be resigning at the end of this school year to pursue other opportunities outside of teaching. "I have been so immensely blessed to have had the opportunity to grow with each of you and serve with each of you. LLHS will hold a special place in our hearts as has each school that we have had opportunity to serve. I look forward to closing out this portion of my service to Christ with each of you over the coming months. I am looking forward to giving to the kids and sharing with them in my time remaining. Ministry is not over. It just has changed a little."
Mr. Phil Dretske returned the call to Arizona Lutheran Academy in Phoenix.
Mr. Todd Hackbarth received a call on March 30 to serve at St. Paul, Beverly Hills, Fla. He asks that we keep him and his wife, Donna, who has also received a call to serve there, in our prayers as they decide.
On Mar. 28, Lakeside called Mrs. Elizabeth Koester to serve in the Extended Learning Center. Pastor and Mrs. Koester are members at Trinity, Waukesha.
Mr. Craig Sonntag has accepted the call to serve as a math and English teacher, coach, and assist with technology.
Mrs. Kim Gartner returned the call to serve in the Extended Learning Center. On Tuesday, March 28, we will hold a call meeting as we seek to fill this ELC full-time teaching position.
Mr. Cameron Ausen returned the call to serve as upper grades teacher and principal at Memorial, Williamston, Michigan.
Mr. Phil Dretske received a call March 7 to teach upper level math and coach soccer at Arizona Lutheran Academy in Phoenix. He asks that we keep him and his family in our prayers as he decides.
Mr. Andy Asmus
returned the call to serve at Luther High School, Onalaska, Wis.
Mr. Cameron Ausen
received a call on Feb. 19 to serve as upper grades teacher and principal at Memorial, Williamston, Michigan.
On Feb. 14, Lakeside called Mrs. Kim Gartner to serve in the Extended Learning Center. She currently teaches first grade at St. Paul, Lake Mills. We also called Mr. Craig Sonntag, who teaches 7-8 grade at St. Matthew's, Janesville, to teach Math and English.
On Feb. 8, Mr. Andy Asmus received a call to serve as instructor and varsity boys basketball coach at Luther High School, Onalaska, Wis.
Mr. Andy Rosenau returned the call to serve as the Director of Student Services at Wisconsin Lutheran High School.
On Feb. 6, Mr. Justin Gut accepted our call to teach upper level science.
On Feb. 14 we will have a call meeting to fill two positions: full-time teacher in our Extended Learning Center and full-time position in math and English.
Mr. Andy Rosenau received a call on Jan. 19 to serve as the Director of Student Services at Wisconsin Lutheran High School.
On Jan. 10, the General Board issued a call to Mr. Justin Gut for upper level science. He currently serves at Trinity, Waukesha.
Mr. Joel Barthel returned his call to teach upper level science and will remain at Manitowoc Lutheran.
Mr. Glen Pufahl returned the call to serve Grace, Glendale, Ariz.
On Dec. 16, Pastor Don Schultz announced that he has returned the called to serve Martin Luther, Oshkosh, and accepted the called to serve as Lakeside's principal on a permanent basis. In addition, Mr. John Dorn has accepted the permanent call to serve as Lakeside's assistant principal.
On Dec. 8, our General Board issued a call to Mr. Joel Barthel for upper level science. He currently serves at Manitowoc Lutheran High. It also issued permanent calls to Principal Don Schultz and Asst. Principal John Dorn. Please keep all of these men in prayer.
Mr. Glen Pufahl received a call to serve Grace Lutheran Church and School, Glendale, Ariz., on Dec. 4. The call is to serve as 7-8 grade homeroom teacher, Director of Music for the church and school, Choir, Band, and Organ.
Mr. Todd Hackbarth has returned the call to serve at Arizona Lutheran Academy.
On Nov. 22, Pastor Don Schultz
received a call to serve Martin Luther Evangelical Lutheran Church and School in Oshkosh as an associate pastor.
Mr. Samuel Kleinke has declined the call to serve as a science teacher.
On November 14, Mr. Todd Hackbarth received a call to serve at Arizona Lutheran Academy.
The General Board issued a call on Tuesday, Nov. 1 to Mr. Samuel Kleinke to serve as a science teacher. He currently serves at Great Plains Lutheran High School.
On Oct. 18, Mr. Damon Tracy shared a letter with the Board of Regents, announcing his retirement at the end of this school year. Here is his letter: Brothers and Sisters in Christ, After much consideration, I am announcing my retirement from the teaching ministry ending on June 30, 2023. Lakeside, with its fantastic faculty, staff, students, parents, supporters, friends and uncountable blessings will be greatly missed. We are and will be very much in God’s hands, and I cannot imagine a better place to be. I wish you all the very best and God’s richest blessings in your futures. Very Respectfully, Damon S. Tracy—Science Dept Chairman, A/V Coordinator, Tech Club Advisor
On Sunday, May 29, Pastor Dustin Yahnke announced that he has accepted our call. God has been good to us in supplying the one he had in mind all along as our upper level Religion teacher. Remember our brothers and sisters at Trinity, Watertown.
At the Call Service for Martin Luther College, two graduates were assigned to Lakeside.
- Katelyn Edwards, Hanover, Minn., will teach a variety of English classes.
- Rebecca Johnson, Bear, Delaware, will be part of the Extended Learning Center staff.
The General Board issued a call on Monday, May 9 to Pastor Dustin Yahnke (currently serving at Trinity, Watertown) to teach upper grades Religion at Lakeside.
On May 4, Mrs. Amanda Gronholz
returned our call to teach English.
There will be a special call meeting for General Board delegates on Monday, May 9, 6:30 pm. They will call for a pastor to teach Religion 11/12.
Pastor Aaron Schumann returned our call to serve as Religion 11/12 teacher on April 22.
We are thankful that Mr. Matthew Doering declined the call on April 19 to serve as Dean of Students at Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School, New Ulm. We pray for God to provide for MVLHS.
On Apr. 18, Mr. Jason Fry has accepted his one-year, part-time call to teach Christian Doctrine (a required junior course) and Consumer Math (an elective junior and senior course).
On Wednesday, April 13, both Pastor Don Schultz
and Mr. John Dorn
accepted their one year calls to serve as Principal and Assistant Principal respectively.
On Tuesday, April 12, the Executive Committee of the General Board issued a part-time, one year call to Mr. Jason Fry of St. Peter, Helenville, The call is to teach Christian Doctrine (a required junior course) and Consumer Math (an elective junior and senior course).
At a special General Board meeting on April 4, delegates issued the following permanent calls:
- Religion 11/12 - Pastor Aaron Schumann (currently serving at Faith, Pittsburg, Kansas)
- English - Mrs. Amanda Gronholz (currently serving at Our Savior, Grafton, Wis.)
We also issued two one-year interim calls to current Lakeside faculty to fill administrative vacancies:
- Principal - Pastor Don Schultz
- Assistant Principal - Mr. John Dorn
The General Board also authorized the Executive Committee to issue a one-year call to a candidate to cover Pastor Don's classes and some of Mr. Dorn's classes.
On March 30, Mr. Cameron Ausen announced that he has declined the call that Garden Homes Lutheran School extended to him to teach 7th grade. We thank God for this news and also ask him to guide the leaders at Garden Homes who seek to fill this and other positions within their ministry.
On March 24, Mr. Matt Doering received a call to serve as Dean of Students at Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School, New Ulm.
Mr. Matt Foley, Pastor Jonathan Enter, and Miss Lauren Ewings have all returned their calls to serve at Lakeside.
Mar. 8, Mrs. Hannah Uher announced that she has accepted Lakeside's call to serve as school counselor beginning in the 2022-23 school year.
On March 6, Mr. Cameron Ausen received a call to Garden Homes, Milwaukee, to serve as their 7th grade teacher.
At the General Board meeting on February 28, we extended calls for the following positions:
- Principal - Mr. Matt Foley (currently serving at Huron Valley Lutheran High School)
- Religion 12 - Pastor Jonathan Enter (currently serving at St. Croix Lutheran Academy)
- English - Miss Lauren Ewings (currently serving at Fox Valley Lutheran High School)
- School Counselor - Mrs. Hannah Uher
In addition, the position for Mrs. Cathy Meier, who serves in Family and Consumer Science, was made into a permanent, part-time call.
With the announced retirement in February of Mrs. Ruth Hirschfeld in the Extended Learning Center at the end of the 2022 spring semester, the Board of Regents will recommend to the General Board that we request the permanent assignment of a Martin Luther College graduate for the Extended Learning Center.
Feb. 21, Mr. Dennis Leckwee accepted our call to him to teach Religion 9 next fall. We welcome Dennis and his family to our federation. We look forward to his service among us.
We are thankful that on Feb. 17, Mr. Andy Rosenau announced that he returned his call to Immanuel, Greenville and will continue to serve as our teacher and Guidance Director.
Pastor Korthals returned our call February 10 to serve as senior religion teacher. Blessings on his continued ministry on the East Coast! Mr. Ted Klug returned the Principal call the same weekend. The Lord bless his continued work at MLC.
On Feb. 3, Mrs. Tanya Tomfohrde
shared that she is accepting our call to teach introductory mathematics.
On Jan 30, Mr. Andy Rosenau received a divine call to serve as Assistant Principal and Athletic Director at Immanuel Lutheran School, Greenville, Wis. Please keep him and his family in your prayers as they deliberate where he will best serve the Kingdom.
At a special meeting on Monday, January 17 the General Board issued calls to Mr. Ted Klug (currently serving at Martin Luther College) to serve as principal; Pastor Peter Korthals (currently serving at St. Paul, Amherst, NH and Beautiful Savior, South Portland, ME) to teach Religion 12; Mr. Dennis Leckwee to teach Religion 9; and Mrs. Tanya Tomfohrde to teach introductory mathematics.
Mr. Shawn Herkstroeter
announced Dec. 23 that he is returning our principal call.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
“The LORD works out everything to its proper end.” Proverbs 16:4
After prayerful consideration, I am returning the call to serve as principal at Lakeside Lutheran High School. Thank you for your generous time, prayers, and encouragement during my deliberation. I am grateful to have built a better relationship with my fellow brothers and sisters in the Lakeside Federation and have gained a better appreciation for your ministry work. I am confident that God, in His eternal wisdom, will provide an individual that will lead Lakeside into its next stage of growth and development. It is my prayer that He would continue to bless the mission of Lakeside in sharing God’s love with young men and women at the secondary level.
Peace and Blessings, Mr. Shawn L. Herkstroeter
On Dec. 14, Mr. Steven Springborn announced that he is accepting the call to be choral director and instructor at Lakeside Lutheran. We are pleased that the Lord has guided him to this decision for the good of his Kingdom. At the same time, we remember our brothers and sisters in the Nebraska Evangelical Lutheran High School Federation as they begin their search for the one the Lord knows to be their next choral director.
In early fall 2021, Pastor Mike Helwig told school leadership that he was contemplating a career change based on his interest in serving as a Christian counselor. As of Dec. 3, he announced his decision to pursue this. His graduate program through Bethany Lutheran College for the training and degree that he needs to be a full-time Christian counselor does not permit him to continue as a full-time teacher with us. He will finish out the school year as well as all OpGo trips he's planning. At this time, LL administration plans to wait until mid-January to issue a call for this position.
Mr. Ryan Wiechmann
At the General Board meeting on November 23, we called Shawn Herkstroeter
to be the principal next year at Lakeside. He currently serves as principal at Faith, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. The other calls was to Steve Springborn
, currently serving as the Choral Director at Nebraska Evangelical Lutheran High School. He was called as Lakeside's Choral Director. Please pray for them and their families as they consider where God will have them serve.
Mr. Jim Buege
announced his intent to retire at the end of the 2022 spring semester.
returned our call, and we pray for his continued ministry at Northland.
On Monday, Oct.11, the Holy Spirit led our General Board delegates to call Mr. Ryan Wiechmann to be the next principal at Lakeside. Please pray for him as he deliberates where the Lord would best have him serve (currently at Northland Lutheran High School).
Mrs. Erin LaPointe
will be working as a full-time aide in the Extended Learning Center.
Mrs. Cathy Meier accepted Lakeside's most recent call to teach Family and Consumer Science and a section of English 9. She replaces Mrs. Kristi Bredendick, whose husband accepted a call to Minnesota this summer.
Your Warrior fam is pleased to hear from Mr. Hackbarth on April 15 that he has decided to return the call to California Lutheran High School. Please pray that God bless the ministry of CLHS with multiple teachers to fill the holes left by retiring and leaving teachers.
April 13 brought more great news as Mr. Jacob Ziel has accepted the call to teach Science/Math extended to him last month. We are very pleased that the Lord has led a third new worker to join our ministry for 2021-22. We also pray that he would send our brothers and sisters at Divine Savior Academy a suitable candidate to replace him.
We are thrilled to report that on April 1, Mr. Nick Trebesch accepted the call to join our faculty beginning in 21-22. We will remember our sister school - LPS - as it begins its search for a candidate to replace him.
On March 31, Mr. Todd Hackbarth received a divine call to California Lutheran High School. The call includes math, science, and some technology-related things. Please keep him and his family in your prayers.
The Holy Spirit led our General Board to extend two calls Thursday, March 11. Please remember these men in your prayers as they deliberate where the Lord would best have them serve: Mr. Nicholas Trebesch for Math (currently at LPS) and Mr. Jacob Ziel for Science/Math (currently at DSA).
Mr. John Dorn accepted his call to Lakeside Lutheran on March 7. We are grateful to the Lord for the addition of this new worker to our Lakeside family, and we pray for his successful transition and blessings on his service here.
March 2, Mr. Phil Dretske received a call to teach upper level math courses, coach, and be Technology Director at Huron Valley Lutheran High School in Westland, MI. Please keep him and his family in prayer over the coming weeks.
Mr. James Livingston announced March 1 that he is returning the call that Lakeside issued to him to teach introductory-level Mathematics and Physical Science.
At a special call meeting Feb. 11, the Holy Spirit led the delegates of the General Board to issue two calls.
Mr. John Dorn (currently serving at Illinois Lutheran High School) for Science; and
Mr. James Livingston (currently serving at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School) for Science and Math.
On Jan. 29, the Holy Spirit led Amber Zoellner to return our Science-Math call. A special call meeting is re-scheduled for February 11 at 6:30 pm.
On Jan. 29, Cameron Ausen announced that he returned the call to serve at Divine Savior Academy, Doral, Florida. We, at Lakeside, are very happy with his decision. At the same time, we remember the Doral ministry and ask the Lord to give it patience as it awaits the candidate who will serve it in the future.
On Jan. 11, our social studies and religion teacher and cross country and track coach Mr. Cameron Ausen received a call to serve at Divine Savior Academy in Doral, Fla., as a middle school teacher for geography and science as well as high school golf coach.
On Jan. 11, our General Board issued a divine call to Mrs. Amber Zoellner to teach Physical Science and introductory-level Mathematics courses next year. She currently serves at St. Lucas in Milwaukee. Please remember Amber and her family in your prayers as she deliberates where the Lord would have her serve.
Pastor Don Schultz has returned the call he received on Dec. 2 from St. James Lutheran Church in Portage, Michigan. We are pleased to have him remain in his ministry at Lakeside Lutheran.
In December, Mr. Peter Langebartels returned the call to teach General Science and a Math class that he received Nov. 24, 2020 from the General Board. The Board will hold a special meeting at 6:30 on Jan. 11, 2021 to issue another call.
In June 2020, Mrs. Shelly (Bruni '04) Coron accepted the full-time call to serve our students in the Extended Learning Center beginning this fall.
On June 15, Mrs. Kristi Bredendick of Fort Atkinson accepted our one-year call to serve as Lakeside's Family and Consumer Science teacher.
We're thrilled to report that in early May, both Mr. Ausen and Mr. Doering decided to return their calls and continue their ministries at your Lakeside Lutheran! Let's keep St. John, Fox Lake and Arizona Lutheran Academy in prayer as God leads the right people to those positions.
On April 16, Matt Doering received a call to serve as a Social Studies teacher and coach at Arizona Lutheran Academy. "I welcome your prayers, thoughts and comments as I deliberate in the days and weeks ahead," he says. He is one of our social studies teachers and coaches football and softball.
On April 15, Cameron Ausen received a call to serve as the principal, athletic director, and grades 6-8 principal at St. John's Lutheran School, Fox Lake, Wis. He asks, "Please keep the ministry of St. John's and Lakeside in your prayers as well as my family as I deliberate where God can best use me to serve him. Feel free to give me your thoughts on the call in the coming weeks as well." Ausen is one of our social studies teachers and coaches cross country and track.
Mr. Dretske announced on March 13 that he has returned the call to Nebraska Lutheran, and "look forward to continuing my work here with all of you for the good of Christ's kingdom." Please keep Nebraska Lutheran in your prayers, as they continue to search for the workers needed to continue their ministry.
On March 6, Mr. Willems announced that he has returned the call to MVL. Prayers of thanks for the LL ministry and for God's providence as MVL continues to seek an answer to their needs.
Phil Dretske has received a call to teach upper level math courses at Nebraska Evangelical Lutheran High School in Waco, Neb. He asks that we keep him and his family in our prayers as he decides.
Drew Willems received a divine call to be Instructor and Director of Technology at Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School.
He welcomes your prayers and your input as he deliberates.
Jan. 21, 2020: We're pleased to report that Mr. Hackbarth has returned his call to Florida and will remain in his ministry at LLHS. Prayers for DSA as their hunt for a math teacher continues.
Sara James has accepted our call to serve as a part-time German instructor. She has an M.A. in German and Education from UW-Madison and a second M.A. in German from Middlebury College, Vermont. She will continue to serve part-time in the ELC.
The General Board has prayerfully issued calls to Mrs. Shelly Coron to serve at Lakeside in the Extended Learning Center and to Mrs. Sara James to serve as a part-time German instructor. Additionally, the Board has unanimously affirmed the call of Mr. Eric Dorn
Jan 7, 2020: We are pleased to report that Pastor Don Schultz has returned the call to St. Paul and will continue his service at Lakeside. Blessings on the ministry in Mankato.
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Dec. 2019: Both Todd Hackbarth and his wife Donna received calls to teach at Divine Savior in Doral, Florida. Mr. Hackbarth asks for prayers and input as they make a decision that will best serve God's kingdom. Mr. Hackbarth teaches Calculus, Videography, and Old Testament here at your LLHS.
Pastor Don Schultz shared that the Holy Spirit guided the voters of St. Paul's, North Mankato, Minn., to issue him a call to serve there. Please remember Pastor Schultz in your prayers as he considers both calls that he now holds.
On Wednesday, June 26, Mr. Eric Dorn was assigned to Lakeside Lutheran for one year to teach sophomore Religion and coach boys soccer. This matter will be brought to the General Board for ratification at its August 26 meeting. Mr. Dorn is a 2018 MLC grad and has been teaching at St. John in Antigua the past year. We give thanks to God that he supplied us with a qualified candidate at this crucial time for the upcoming school year.
The General Board met May 28, 2019, and the Holy Spirit led them to issue a unanimous call to Pastor Kurt Schaser, to serve as our sophomore Religion teacher. Pastor Schaser currently serves at St. John's, Newburg, WI. Pastor Kurt Schaser announced to his congregation On June 23 that he was returning the call. Blessings on his continued ministry at Newburg.
On Monday, May 20, Pastor Clark Schultz announced that he has accepted the call to Shepherd of the Hills, West Bend. "Coming here 14 years ago with nothing and leaving with blessings of family, friends, and classrooms of young hearts encouraged in the gospel is something cherished," says PC.
Pastor Clark Schultz
received a Divine Call on Wed., May 1, to Shepherd of the Hills in West Bend
to be youth and outreach Pastor. PC says, "Please keep Kristin and our boys in your prayers as we deliberate where one will be the best husband and father as well as where the Lord would prefer my gifts to be used best."
Mr. Doering returned the call to serve at Illinois Lutheran on April 22 and says he "look[s] forward to the continued blessings of serving here at Lakeside."
On April 9, Mr. Lauber announced that he was led to return the call to Rocky Mountain Lutheran High School and continue his ministry here. He thanks all for the prayers and encouragement.
On April 2, Matt Doering received a call to serve as Activities Director (along with some Religion teaching and coaching) at Illinois Lutheran.
On March 29, 2019, Pastor Don Schultz announced that he returned the call to the Watertown ROC and will continue to serve the Lakeside Lutheran ministry.
The General Board met March 25, 2019, and the Holy Spirit led them to issue a unanimous call to Mr. Todd Jahns, Instructor in Sport and Exercise Science at Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee. He accepted Lakeside's call on April 10.
On March 17, Mr. Steve Lauber received a call to be Vice Principal at Rocky Mountain Lutheran High School in Colorado. The Holy Spirit led him to return this call on April 9.
On March 13, Mr. Jason Walz returned the call to be Lakeside's Activities Director.
On Friday, March 8, Pastor Don Schultz announced that he "recently received a call to be the "pastor director" of the ROC Youth Center, an outreach ministry run by the four WELS churches in Watertown. Their current pastor-director has taken a call to serve as the second pastor at St. John in Watertown. I appreciate your thoughts and prayers as ponder where God would like me to serve him and his people."
On Monday, February 25, the Holy Spirit led the General Board to issue a divine call to Mr. Jason Walz to be Lakeside's Activities Director. Jason currently teaches at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School, Jackson. Please remember Jason in your prayers as he deliberates his two calls.
On January 27, 2019, Mr. Kirk DeNoyer announced that the Lord led him to accept the call to be Lakeside's Executive Director. We are overjoyed at this news and look forward to Kirk's leadership in this all-important position.
At a special call meeting on January 8, 2019, the Holy Spirit led the General Board of Lakeside Lutheran High School to extend a divine call to Mr. Kirk DeNoyer to serve as the school's Executive Director. Please remember Mr. DeNoyer in your prayers as he deliberates between his current call as Lakeside's Activities Director and his new call to serve as its Executive Director.
During chapel on November 19, it was announced that PC has returned the call to serve as an admissions counselor at MLC and will remain here to minister to sophomores and the entire LLHS family with his considerable gifts. Even as we celebrate, we keep MLC in prayer that the need is filled at the right time with the right person; the Lord is sure to bless.
On November 1, 2018, our Pastor Clark Schultz received, from the governing board of Martin Luther College, a Divine Call to serve as an admissions counselor at MLC. PC asks, "Please keep Kristin, our 3 sons, and me in your prayers."
On May 22, shortly after the General Board meeting adjourned, President Jensen of the Western Wisconsin District informed us that Lakeside's request for an assignment to teach Science was granted. Our newest faculty member is Mrs. Hannah Uher.
On May 15, Ben Stern returned our Science call. The Board has its regular meeting on May 22 and will discuss next steps.
On May 1, the Holy Spirit led the delegates of the Lakeside Lutheran General Board to issue a call to Mr. Ben Stern as a Science teacher. Mr. Stern currently teaches at Fox Valley Lutheran, Appleton. Please remember Mr. Stern in your prayers as he now deliberates his two calls.
On April 21, Justin Vanderhoof (currently serving at Martin Luther, Neenah) has accepted our call for English and Social Studies! God bless his preparations to join us this fall. Science teacher Dave Mielke will continue in his call at St. Croix Lutheran Academy.
As of April 17, our math and videography teacher, Mr. Todd Hackbarth, has returned his call to Illinois -- we give thanks that he will remain with us, and pray for a quick answer to ILHS needs.
Before Easter, Illinois Lutheran Schools extended a call to our math and videography teacher Mr. Hackbarth. He asks for prayers that God lead him to a decision that best serves his kingdom.
On March 28, the Lakeside Lutheran General Board issued calls to:
Justin Vanderhoof (currently serving at Martin Luther, Neenah) for the English and Social Studies; and
Dave Mielke (currently serving at St. Croix Lutheran Academy) for Science.
Please pray for these men as they consider where God would have them serve.
The Holy Spirit led Pastor Michael Helwig to accept his call to Lakeside. He announced this to his congregation March 18. We give thanks to our gracious God for sending us this new worker. At the same time, we pray for our brothers and sisters in Hubertus that the Lord send them their new pastor according to his plan.
On Thursday, March 8, Jeremiah Schmiege told us he has returned our Science call.
On Sunday, March 4, Phil Stuebs announced that he is returning our call to teach English and Religion.
On Tuesday, February 20, the General Board issued divine calls to:
Pastor Mike Helwig currently serving at Crown of Life, Hubertus, WI; (religion call) and
Mr. Jeremiah Schmiege currently serving at Sola Fide, Lawrenceville, GA. (science call)
Mr. Nate Sievert, currently serving at Grace Lutheran School, St. Joseph, Michigan, announced on Feb. 18 that he accepted our call to serve at Lakeside. We are overjoyed that Mr. Sievert will join us starting in the '18-19 school year to teach Math and Phy Ed. At the same time, we remember our brothers and sisters in St. Joseph in our prayers to our gracious God that their vacancy be filled in a timely way.
On February 8, Pastor Jason Baldwin let us know he was returning our call.
On February 2, the Holy Spirit led the General Board to extend a call to Mr. Phil Stuebs. He currently teaches at St. John-St. James in Reedsville, WI. Please remember him - along with Pastor Jason Baldwin and Mr. Nate Sievert - in your prayers.
On February 1, Mr. Schwerin returned the Science call.
In addition to the 3 calls sent January 16, the Board of Regents, on Jan. 22, approved a recommendation from the Educational Planning Committee to add a 29th full-time faculty member to Lakeside's faculty. This position would cover a number of sections in English and Religion that are currently uncovered. Since enrollment projections support Lakeside's enrollment in the 420-430 range for the future, this is a permanent call. On Friday, February 2, there will be a special call meeting at 6:30 p.m.
At the call meeting Feb. 16, the Holy Spirit led the General Board to issue calls to the following:
- Religion: Pastor Jason Baldwin, currently serving at Hope, St. Charles Michigan
- Mathematics/Physical Education: Mr. Nate Sievert, currently serving at Grace, St. Joseph, Michigan
- Science: Mr. Karl Schwerin, currently serving at Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Please remember these men in your prayers as they deliberate the two calls they now hold.
The Jan. 11 call meeting that was canceled because of weather has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 17 at 6:30 PM. The agenda remains the same.
On Dec. 26, Brian Gottschalk returned his call to teach Math/Phy Ed to Lakeside.
On Dec. 11, Dan Schulz returned the science call. God's blessing on their continued ministries at Wisco and SLHS.
There will be a special meeting of the General Board on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. The agenda will include:
issuing a pastor call, issuing a Math/Phy Ed call and issuing a Science call.
On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, the Holy Spirit led the General Board of Lakeside Lutheran to call:
- Brian Gottschalk (currently serving at Wisco) for Mathematics/Physical Education
- Dan Schulz (currently serving at Shoreland) for Science
Please keep these men in your prayers as they consider where to serve.
On November 13, 2017, Pastor Don Schultz received a divine call to be a pastor at St. Mark in Normal/Bloomington, Illinois. "I appreciate your prayers and words of wisdom," he shares. On Dec. 1 he announced his decision to remain at Lakeside Lutheran. We are grateful to have him and continue to pray for the ministry in Illinois.
On November 1, 2017, Pastor Caleb Davisson received a call to teach Sophomore religion at Divine Savior Academy in Doral, FL. On Dec. 3, he wrote: "I have accepted the call to teach at Divine Savior Academy in Doral, Florida. Thank you for your thoughts, prayers, and encouraging words. I look forward to finishing the school year before heading south in June."
On March 14, Mr. Phil Dretske announced that the Lord led him to accept the call that our General Board extended to him on February 27. We are joyful that Phil will join the Lakeside faculty in the 2017-18 school year.
Pastor Don Schultz received a call to Good Shepherd, Omaha, Nebraska on Feb. 12, 2017, and we are happy to report that returned the call. Keep our friends in Omaha in your prayers as they look to fill their need for a pastor.
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.
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.