Entries by Leah Matzke

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

On January 16, the MLC campus family came together for MLK Day 2023: a day dedicated to learning to serve God’s diverse kingdom. The activities focused on 1 Corinthians 12:12: “Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.” Each session encouraged attendees to […]

New Face on Campus: Kayte Gut

Professor Kayte Gut (early childhood) is originally from Wausau WI and attended Northland LHS. Her ministry has involved many roles in various regions, which is a blessing to her current work at MLC. When Professor Gut graduated from MLC, she was assigned to Lambs of Grace-Charlotte NC as a lead teacher and assistant director. From there she […]

Bingo Night Donations

Bingo Night will be Wednesday, February 8, 2023! The Ladies’ Auxiliary, with wonderful help from the MLC Student Senate, conducts this fun evening in the MLC Auditorium. Last year, nearly 400 students participated. They were excited to win 142 blankets and quilts, along with $3,450 worth of gift cards and cash prizes! With your help, we will again hand out […]

New Face on Campus: Isaiah Degner

Professor Isaiah Degner (foreign language) grew up in St. Peter MN, where his father served as a pastor. In 2007, he accepted a call to teach Spanish at Fox Valley LHS, where he served until accepting the call to MLC in 2022. At MLC, he’s teaching a variety of Spanish courses, such as Communicating Christ, Spanish and […]

Fun and Fellowship

The MLC Student Senate creates a rich campus life for the student body. This student-elected group organizes events throughout the year. Some highlights during the first semester were trivia nights, the Homecoming talent show, karaoke nights, MLC night at New Ulm Steel hockey, and campus Christmas decoration. While the whole campus enjoys the Senate’s activities, […]

Study Abroad: Berlin

David Rutschow (Peace-Cottonwood AZ) and Josiah Koelpin (Calvary-Dallas) spent last semester studying abroad in Berlin. Both young men attended classes, traveled throughout Europe, and worshiped with our WELS sister synod Evangelisch-Lutherische Freikirche (ELFK). David and Josiah’s blog offered advice to students considering studying abroad. “Be open about new experiences,” says Josiah, “especially if they are out of your comfort zone. The friends […]

Student Teaching

How do you spot a student teacher? Look for an excited smile and an air of nervous anticipation. Elementary and secondary student teachers arrived on campus ready to begin training for their professional semester. Their “boot camp” included research, block plans, and, of course, practice lessons! But there’s more to preparing for the teaching ministry than […]

Call Activity

Calls Extended by MLC Mr. Duane Vance (Illinois Lutheran Schools) received a call to MLC to serve as professor of education and middle and secondary student teacher supervisor. Pastor Aaron Dolan (Fox Valley LHS) accepted the call to MLC to serve as theology professor and coach. Dr. Nichole LaGrow (Appleton) accepted the call to MLC to serve as professor of education and director of […]