Entries by Leah Matzke

An Interview with Outgoing MLC President Mark Zarling

Outgoing Martin Luther College President Mark G. Zarling’s first step onto the campus was accompanied by “a little bit of fear. OK. More than a little bit.” He said he recognized the need “to grow to think in terms as an administrator” and was thankful to be blessed with “people [who] were doing their responsibilities […]

Martin Luther College Welcomes New President

Martin Luther College is pleased to announce the arrival of its new president, Rev. Richard Gurgel. President Gurgel replaces President Mark Zarling, who retired this June after serving the college from 2007 to 2020. President Gurgel brings decades of experience in both ministerial education and parish ministry, as well as 18 years of experience as […]

Knights Return – 2020 Planning Document

    We offer this Knights Return plan, trusting in God’s gracious care for us in our Lord Jesus. At the same time, we also recognize that such trust does not diminish the responsibility God himself entrusts to us to be wise stewards of our health for the sake of our whole campus family as […]

MLC’s Philosophy of Financial Assistance and Student Indebtedness

WE ARE GRATEFUL. Martin Luther College (MLC) is deeply grateful for the continued support of WELS. The WELS operating subsidy, which comes from WELS Congregational Mission Offerings (CMO), funds about 17% of MLC’s budget. We are also grateful for the gifts that come directly to MLC from foundations and individuals within WELS. The blessing of this […]

2020 Thalassa Winner

Congratulations to the 2020 Thalassa Prize winner, Micah Otto ’19. Micah served in Southeast Asia for one semester. He explains: “We did mostly friendship evangelism – fostering meaningful relationships in an effort to let our light shine, with the end goal of building self-sustaining churches.” The pandemic cut his ministry short, and he does not […]

Rev. Mark Zarling’s Retirement from MLC as President

Rev. Mark Zarling, president of Martin Luther College from 2007 to 2020, is retiring this summer. During President Zarling’s tenure, God has blessed the college in countless ways. The campus saw the construction of beautiful new facilities funded by God’s people: Chapel of the Christ, the Early Childhood Learning Center, a baseball field, and a […]