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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.
 
Mr. Ryan Wiechmann 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."
 
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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."
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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. 
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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. 
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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.
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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." 
 
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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.
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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.