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 over 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 ministry of MLC. We also take advantage of opportunities to meet 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 2018 annual meeting will occur on Friday, October 12.

The Association is excited about the current campaign to fund an endowed scholarship and erect a statue of Jesus on the campus mall as part of a 25th Anniversary gift to our alma mater. Learn more about the project here and prayerfully consider supporting it with a generous gift.

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


2018-2019 Board Members
John Nolte…New Ulm, MN (DMLC 1968)
Jaymie Defrain…Watertown, WI (MLC 2009)
Dan Albrecht…Milwaukee, WI (MLC 2010)
Phil Hunter…Menasha, WI (MLC 2011)
Sarah Zahrt…New Ulm, MN (MLC 1999)
Tonya Wolff…San Jose, CA (DMLC 1994)
Adam Reinhard…Mandan, ND (MLC 2003)
Joel Russow…Tallahassee, FL (MLC 2006)
Jason Oakland…Neenah, WI (MLC 2000)
Debbie Dietrich…Bylas, AZ (DMLC 1985)
Kate Krieger…Milwaukee, WI (MLC 2010)
Kasandra Wagner…Sioux Falls, SD (MLC 2021)
Phil Waldschmidt, Greenfield, WI (MLC 2018)
Nathan Zastrow…Yakima, WA (MLC 2008)
Karl Schauland…Rockford, IL (MLC 2008)
Ben Priebe…Appleton, WI (MLC 2003)
Abe Degner…Houston, TX (MLC 2006)
Steve Balza…New Ulm, MN (DMLC 1993)…MLC Alumni Relations, ex officio
Kelly Diersen…New Ulm, MN (DMLC 1995)…financial secretary

Do you know an MLC, DMLC, NWC, or DMLHS/MLA graduate that 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.