MLC Alumni Association members share a common bond. Well trained and prepared to share their Savior, they are committed to serving him however and wherever the Lord chooses to use them.

The MLCAA is made up of more than 10,000 graduates and attendees of Martin Luther College, Dr. Martin Luther College, Northwestern College, and Martin Luther Academy/Dr. Martin Luther High School. Together, we support and pray for the current students and the ministry of MLC. We also take advantage of opportunities to gather together and encourage one another.

The board meets on campus annually during Homecoming weekend to provide direction, plan events, coordinate funding efforts, and devise communication plans. They also meet throughout the year via teleconference. The 2023 on-campus meeting took place on September 29, and the 2024 gathering is slated for October 4.

The association is extremely excited about the successful completion of the 2022-23 projects, which provided our students with the Christian Worship Psalter and Teq Lite tables. The Psalter is used by students in worship, instruction, personal devotion, and choir. The Teq Lite tables provide new indoor activities for the long winter months and develop skills for our soccer and volleyball players. Also, 70% of all gifts from the 2022-23 school year supported the MLCAA Scholarship. Online gifts can be made here, or checks can be sent to MLCAA, 1995 Luther Ct., New Ulm, MN 56073.

To share your thoughts as to how MLCAA can better serve you and our alma mater, please contact our current president, Phil Hunter, at or any of the other current board members listed below.

2023-24 Board Members
Front Row (left to right)
Joel Russow – Mequon WI (MLC 2006), Secretary
Shannon Hatzung – Bay City MI (MLC 2017)
Emily Niemi – La Crosse WI  (MLC 2014)
Mandy Pavelchik – Mankato MN (MLC 2003)
Tonya La Duca – San Jose CA (DMLC 1994)
Eric Wolf – Burnsville MN (MLC 2013)
John Nolte – Neenah WI (DMLC 1968), Treasurer
Jeremiah Drews – Rapid City SD (MLC 2008)
Tom Spiegelberg – Mobile AL (NWC 1997)

Back Row (left to right)
Stephanie Arndt – Iron Ridge WI (MLC 2007)
Kristen Tomczak – Sioux Falls SD (MLC 1999)
Luther Curia – Sheboygan WI (MLC 2003)
Kelly Diersen – New Ulm MN (DMLC 1995)
Phil Hunter – Wesley Chapel FL (MLC 2011), President
Abe Degner – Asuncion Paraguay (MLC 2005)

Not Pictured:

Nathan Zastrow – Yakima WA (MLC 2008)
Karl Schauland – Watertown SD (MLC 2008), Vice-president

Do you know an MLC, DMLC, NWC, or DMLHS/MLA graduate who would be qualified and eager to serve? Nominate them through this online form. Elections for 1-4 new members are held each fall at the Homecoming weekend annual meeting.