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spring 2006

MLC spring break: surďŹ ng and serving

seminary connections

spring sports

“The Right Stuff ” Not long ago I watched one of my favorite movies . . . again. It’s Apollo 13, the true story of the moon-bound space mission that developed severe trouble and the people who rescued it with skill and dedication. Like I said, I’ve seen the movie before. I own the DVD. It’s my kind of movie. Everything turns out okay, and the good guys win in the end. I still get a bit misty-eyed when Tom Hanks announces, “This is Apollo 13 signing off.” Good flick. I was in grade school in the early 60’s when Alan Shepard became the first man in space and John Glenn the first man to orbit the earth. I was a senior in 1970 when the real Apollo 13 happened. These guys were my heroes. They were special, and there was something special about them and what they were able to do. In what became a somewhat famous quote (and the title of another movie by the way), one reporter said about this first group of astronauts, “These guys have the right stuff.” In this issue of KnightWatch you’re not going to read about astronauts and historic space flights. You will, however, learn about some pretty special people in their own right, and about a mission that is both exciting and challenging and, most of all, eternally significant. Talk about “the right stuff ”! You’ll see that some MLC students spend their spring break not only looking for some sun, but for opportunities to serve. Then there are those future pastors, teachers, and staff ministers whose KnightWatch is published by Martin Luther College and is intended to inform, inspire, and motivate young people who are considering enrolling at MLC to prepare for public ministry in the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.

training for the ministry involves more than just books and classroom time; their part-time “job” allows them to work with some pretty special people who live in and around New Ulm. You get to meet the “Bio Boys,” and although it’s unlikely anyone will make a movie about them, these two MLC science profs have the right stuff too. Finally, the training that eventually leads to the pastoral ministry may often seem long, and the language study that is a big part of it can seem daunting, but it can be done, and there is help and encouragement along the way. The Apostle Paul wrote in Ephesians 4 that God “gave some to be . . . pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.” We have a loving God who reconciled us to himself—in Christ, our living and ascended Lord. As if that weren’t enough, he also has entrusted to us his ministry of reconciliation—preaching and teaching a crucified but living Savior and ministering with his gospel. God uses many different kinds of people and gives a variety of gifts to carry out this ministry. God gives us—God gives you—the right stuff to prepare for, to do, and to support his mission of saving souls for eternity.

Pastor John Dolan

Editor/Writer: Laurie Biedenbender Photography: Bill Pekrul, Dan Lewig Comments are welcomed and should be directed to Martin Luther College, KnightWatch, 1995 Luther Court, New Ulm, MN 56073


Unique In Purpose—Unique In Preparation

MARTIN LUTHER COLLEGE “If you don’t know yet what you want to do, try MLC. You’ll grow spiritually here, and what you need to do will eventually become clear. And if MLC and the ministry are not meant for you, that’s okay too. But for me, it’s the way to go. It’s such a fulfilling profession. You know you’ll make an impact on people’s lives.” Hannah Bode

At MLC, we understand that you have a difficult decision to make. You’re not just choosing a college—you’re choosing a career, a ministry, a way of life. Many freshmen are still unsure whether they really want to be a teacher, pastor, or staff minister. Some decide they don’t, and they go on to a different college. Those, like Hannah, who stay learn a little more every day about the impact they can have on the world through the public ministry.

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Spring Break

Surfing & Serving

Sure, many MLC students get to the beach during spring break, but they also make time for ministry. It’s about surf and sun—and also serving the Son. In March about 80 Martin Luther College students devoted much of their spring break to MLC’s Daylight program, sharing the light of the gospel and letting their light shine through service. Here’s what they did: Humanitarian Aid: Two SOAR (Standing on a Rock) teams traveled to Louisiana to gut homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Since November, seven teams and about 70 students have traveled to New Orleans and Baton Rouge to put on their haz-mat suits and get down and dirty in service to hurricane victims.

Paul Micheel (Minnesota Valley LHS) shows the water line in a house his team gutted in Louisiana.

Ministry Assistance: About 60 students in 12 TCW (Travel Canvass-Witness) teams canvassed neighborhoods for congregations all over the country. They told people about vacation Bible school, English as-a-Second Language classes, and health fairs at our WELS churches. They also helped with worship on Sunday, adding music, assisting with “children’s church,” or leading


teen Bible classes. Jessica Gierach (Winnebago Lutheran Academy) relates just one of many, many heartwarming stories: During spring break, college students Mark Weinkauf (Luther Prep), Hannah everywhere flock to the Gumm (Luther Prep), Stephanie Sellnow (Michigan Lutheran warmer parts of the world Sem), and Dan Waldschmidt to enjoy the sun. I also (Luther Prep) canvassed for Cross of Christ, Liverpool, New York. traveled to a warm spot, Georgia, but not to party or bask in the sun. With three of my friends, Claire Hagen, Nicole Lehman, and Lauren Moll, I canvassed for Mighty Fortress Lutheran Church in Dallas, Georgia. We knocked on Nicole Lehman (Luther High), Claire 635 doors, called or wrote Hagen (Fox Valley LHS), and Lauren to 85 families, and reached Moll (Winnebago Lutheran Academy), enjoy their first day canvassing in 50 un-churched people sunny Dallas, Georgia. for Mighty Fortress to visit once again. The very last person Lauren and I spoke to made the whole experience especially worthwhile. Jacque was an un-churched Catholic. When we talked about Mighty Fortress, she was very interested. She had been praying to God to help her find a church. “Maybe this is God’s answer,” she said. Maybe it

was. We pray that through our efforts the Holy Spirit causes her to attend Mighty Fortress and maybe someday become a member. All the Daylight students noted that their experiences showed them once again how many people need Jesus. And their confidence and excitement for public ministry soared. Spring Training: Sometimes you don’t know whether you really want to pursue the ministry or not. Our Early Field Experience (EFE) program is one way we try to help you decide. All sophomores and juniors studying to be teachers spend one week of their spring break in a school, observing, assisting, and teaching. All freshmen spend a week on campus, listening to guest speakers’ stories, discussing the hottest educational topics, and teaching actual lessons to kids from the area. The EFE program is unique to MLC, and, along with the Daylight program, is another way our students—and you someday—can both train for ministry and “do” ministry at the same time.

Nathan Underwood (Millard South High School) leads some students in a science experiment during his Early Field Experience.

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Busting the

Language Myths If you’re thinking about becoming a pastor, read this!

Let’s bust some of those language myths you might be hearing:

Your great-uncle, who’s the pastor in the family, has been telling you for years that you have the gifts to be a pastor too.

Myth #1: You have to take high-school Latin and German to be admitted to the pastoral studies program at MLC.

But there’s that whole foreign language thing. You’ve heard that you need about a gazillion credits of high-school foreign language before MLC will even take a look at you. And here you are, a senior without a lick of Latin—or anything else. Great-Uncle Pastor says you might be in trouble. We’re here to tell you that you’re not. When it comes to foreign language in MLC pastoral studies, we have no requirements. We have preferences, sure, because we know that taking some foreign language in high school will make the road a little easier for you. But we don’t require it. Guys with all different kinds of language backgrounds do apply and are accepted. In this way, MLC is not your great-uncle’s college.

Pastor Dolan, Director of Admissions for Pastoral Studies, says that when it comes to the non-biblical languages at MLC, you need to remember just a couple things:

#1: The key number is SIX. You need the equivalent of six semesters of college-level foreign language to graduate from MLC. Remember: One high school year equals one college semester. A placement test at the end of your senior year determines precisely how many credits you’ve earned in high school and how much work you have left to do here.

#2: The key word is OPTIONS. You can opt for Latin or German or Spanish, which are the languages most of our Lutheran high schools offer. Or you can opt for another living language, like those listed under Myth #1 above.

Nope. Just one language is fine. It could be Latin. It could be German. It could be Spanish. It could even be French, Italian, Mandarin, or any other “living language”—although we’ll have to help you make some special arrangements in that case.

Myth #2: You need four years of highschool foreign language to get in to MLC. Nope. Four years would be great, but only two are necessary. Well, we shouldn’t even say “necessary,” because . . . well, just keep reading.

Myth #3: If you’ve had no foreign languages at all, you can’t come here. Wrong. We’ll still take you.

Here are some examples: • German Option: You’ve taken two years of high school German, which equals two semesters of college German. That means you need four more semesters, or two years, of German at MLC.

• Latin Option: You’ve taken four years of high school Latin, which equals four semesters of college Latin. You will need just two more semesters, or one year, of Latin at MLC.

• Spanish Option: You’ve taken three years of high school Spanish, which equals three semesters of college Spanish. That means you need three more semesters, or a year and a half, of Spanish at MLC. Many Spanish students like it so much they stay with it even after fulfilling their requirement. And this may include an immersion experience.


Myth #4: If you’ve had no foreign languages, you can come, but it will take you five years to finish our program. Not necessarily true. Some can still finish in four years and graduate with their class. Others do find that a five-year program works better for them.

Myth #5: The languages are incredibly difficult, and you need the ACT score of a nuclear physicist to manage. Nope. The languages do take some work, and you have to do your homework every single day so that you don’t get behind. But young men with all different kinds of “smarts” do manage. In addition, we offer help. Not only are the professors’ doors always open, but we also have a Peer Tutoring Program that will hook you up with an upperclassman if you’re struggling. Some of these arrangements are short-term—just enough to get you back on your feet if you’ve fallen behind. And some are long-term, where a tutor helps you master the language step by step, as well as offering friendship and encouragement.

• Confessional Languages (German + Latin) Option: This option is just a little different. The key number here is not 6, but 5 + 5. You need five college semesters of German and five college semesters of Latin if you choose this route. So if you’ve taken three years of high-school Latin and two years of high-school German, which equals three semesters of college Latin and two semesters of college German, you’ll need to take two more semesters, or one year, of Latin at MLC and three semesters, or a year and a half, of German at MLC. (You might want to reread this one and do the math yourself. It’s not as complex as it sounds.)

In this article we’ve been telling you about your “non-biblical language requirement” at MLC. In addition to the option you choose for your non-biblical language, you’ll also take Greek and Hebrew, which get you right into the Bible. It’s pretty exciting stuff, and the guys who just finished their semester exams can tell you all about the hard work but also the incredible blessings of studying the Word in the original languages. If you’re thinking about becoming a pastor, we hope you’ll see that many options are available to you, and we’ll do everything we can to help you master the languages. “It can often seem like a daily grind,” says Pastor Dolan, “but the rewards are well worth it.” Sample Four-Year Plan for MLC Pastoral Ministry Language Study Freshman – Semester 1 Non-biblical Language (German, Spanish, or Latin) Elementary Greek I

Freshman – Semester 2 Non-biblical Language Elementary Greek II

Sophomore – Semester 1 Non-biblical Language Intermediate Greek I

Sophomore – Semester 2 Non-biblical Language Intermediate Greek II

Junior – Semester 1 Greek Elective Elementary Biblical Hebrew I

Junior – Semester 2 St. John’s Gospel (Greek) Elementary Biblical Hebrew II

Senior – Semester 1 The Acts of the Apostles (Greek) Intermediate Biblical Hebrew I

Senior – Semester 2 First Corinthians (Greek) Intermediate Biblical Hebrew II

*This plan shows only the languages you’ll study. It does not include your other required classes: Religion, English, History, Science, Math, Physical Education, Psychology, and Music.


Men’s Tennis

Children’s Theater “The Golden Goose”

Men’s Baseball



Women’s Softball

Outdoor Play: “The Taming of the Shrew”

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Chelsey Hintz (Luther Prep) is busy showing Christ’s love while teaching decision-making and other life skills—and she hasn’t even graduated.

As a Direct Support Professional, Steph works 20-30 hours per week with 11 different people through Habilitative Services, a community service in New Ulm. “I love my job,” she says. “When I walk in the door, one man always runs out and hugs me. The people in the home are as happy to see me as I am to see them.”

and her friend enjoy the Twins game. She also enjoys taking her clients to the movies, to McDonald’s, and to church.

Steph Hanneman (Minnesota Valley LHS) is a teacher who’s met at the door with cheers and hugs many days—but she hasn’t graduated either. They’re not tutoring or student teaching. They’re simply going to their jobs—giving service and support to developmentally-disabled people in New Ulm. Along with dozens of other MLC students, they have found a job that helps pay

helps “Melissa” achieve as much independence as possible— and has become great friends with her in the process.

Steph has taken some initiative in expanding the New Ulm program. She and Chelsey were chosen to develop a fitness program for the residents, and she’s also planning some summer recreational events. She’s found that she loves this kind of

“You realize how much effect you can really have on people’s lives.” the bills but also allows them to help others out of love for Christ. Chelsey works 15-40 hours per week with developmentally-challenged people, and some of her favorite hours are with “Melissa.” Melissa lives in her own apartment, but she still needs help from people like Chelsey—help to make good decisions, to cook some of her own meals, to purchase groceries, and to take care of her apartment. Because Melissa is a member of a WELS church, she and Chelsey also talk about Jesus’ forgiveness.


“I started working with Melissa three years ago, and we hit it off immediately,” Chelsey says. “We really care for each other. It’s going to be hard to leave her when I graduate next year.”

work so much, she hopes to pursue additional schooling in Special Education. Other MLC students work with elderly people or with children who have learning or social difficulties. New Ulm residents know that if a family member needs love and attention, instruction and encouragement, an MLC student will become a faithful employee—and friend. Steph and Chelsey note that this kind of work gets them into the community and also prepares them for their future ministry. They’re learning how to work with all kinds of people—and seeing just what a loving heart can do. Chelsey says, “You realize how much effect you can really have on people’s lives.” MARTIN LUTHER COLLEGE

Introducing Your Next Favorite Class . . . Bob Martens (Minnesota Valley LHS) and Paula Klose (Mackinaw City High School) wield the scalpel on a fetal pig.

Professor Klockziem, Monika Kirstein (Luther Prep), and Professor Ash enjoy a quiet, reflective moment during Early Field Experience week.

Two patients need a heart transplant: Mr. X appears first on the list; he’s 58 years old, and he won’t give up his Big Macs and Marlboros. Miss Y is 25 and otherwise healthy, but her name appears later on the list. When a heart becomes available, who should receive it? MLC students work through ethical dilemmas like this on a regular basis in one of the most difficult—and best-loved—courses on campus, Biology: Our Living World. If you come to MLC, you’ll take this class freshman or sophomore year, no matter what program you choose. Then you’ll see for yourself how Professors Rich Ash and Roger Klockziem can stretch your mind and make science meaningful, practical, and fun. It might sound a little strange at first, but at MLC our study of biology is closely tied to our study of theology. “The course stresses the role that science plays in the life of a Christian,” says Professor Ash.

“Science is a tool that allows us to try to understand God’s creation, realizing that scientific knowledge is subject to change and that the only source of truth is the Word.” “We can look at, say, the mysteries of the human body,” adds Professor Klockziem, “and we can freely say, ‘This is the hand of God.’ The content of biology may be lost from my students’ short-term memories, but what will last is awe and reverence for our Creator, Preserver, and Saving God.” Respect and love for God’s creation, great teaching practices, high expectations—you’ll find all these in Our Living World. You’ll also find humor—“feeble humor,” Ash calls it. (The Bio Boys’ jokes and puns are legendary—and just a little too weird to print here.) Throw in genuine concern for students, and what you’ve got is just possibly your next favorite class here at MLC.

You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers. •

You think science textbooks are pretty tough, right? The Bio Boys, as they are sometimes called, provide reading guides to help you through each chapter.

You worry about tests? They give you study guides that tell you exactly what will be on each test. Exactly.

You like discussion better than lecture? They use small-group and whole-class discussions even during lectures.

You like videos? They do too. (“I’ll use them if they’re more interesting than me,” says Klockziem. “Which is much of the time,” Ash dryly notes.)

You learn better by doing? Your weekly labs—dissecting a fetal pig and analyzing tissue swabs, for example— keep you on your toes, literally.

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You wonder, “When will I ever use this?” Biology case studies ask you to do research and take a position on real-life issues like that heart transplant dilemma. Or what to do if you suspect a friend is bulimic. Or how to deal with frozen embryos. Disease, mental imbalances, drug dependencies, abortion and euthanasia, as well as genetics and reproductive technologies provide plenty of situations to discuss— situations that you as a pastor, teacher, or staff minister will certainly meet in 21st-century congregations.

Want to teach high school science? You’ll need an ACT of 25+ to be accepted into the Secondary Ed-Science program. Good news: 87% of MLC Secondary Ed-Science grads are teaching in Lutheran high schools today.



Caleb Kurbis (Evergreen LHS) and Matt Scharf (Luther Prep) grill out with Seminary student Andrew Johnston at the MLCSeminary Softball Tournament.

Nine years of grade school, four of high school, four of college, and then another four at Seminary. There’s no doubt that the road to being a pastor might seem like a long one. The guys in pastoral studies here at MLC sometimes feel like they’ll never be done. The Seminary itself seems years and miles away. But the guys already at Sem understand that, and so they make some special plans to encourage the MLC students—which may include you some day. Senior Year: The Eisodos Every March the Seminary students invite the MLC seniors to the Eisodos. (Eisodos means a “going-in,” as opposed to Exodus, which is a “going-out.”) “It’s a special welcome by the Sem students and faculty,” says MLC Greek professor John Schmidt, “because these seniors will be at the Sem themselves in just a few months.” Saturday afternoon the MLC seniors get information on student life, housing, insurance, financial aid, and other important details. They hear firsthand ministry experiences from the Sem seniors who have returned from their vicar year (internship) in a congregation. “It lets our guys see and hear what the Sem is like directly from the Sem students themselves,” says Professor Schmidt. “Nothing is varnished. It’s the real deal.” Although the trip is serious, it does have its lighter moments. After a formal banquet and devotion Saturday evening, the guys change and hit the court for an MLC-WLS basketball game. Other “athletic” contests follow, usually including a highly competitive game of dodge ball, and then more fellowship: songs and skits and poems. “It’s light, and there’s a lot of nonsense, and it’s great fun,” notes Professor Schmidt.


Sunday the seniors go to church in a crosscultural area. Then it’s back to MLC to finish out the year and make the big move to Mequon. “The trip really got me fired up to go to Sem,” said one

senior. Others couldn’t help but note the cafeteria. “Sem has great food,” said one satisfied customer. “I won’t be losing any weight next year.” Junior Year – Mission and Ministry Seminar Every February the Sem guys invite the MLC juniors in pastoral studies to the Mission and Ministry Seminar. The juniors arrive at Sem on a Sunday and have some pizza with the Sem guys. If it’s Super Bowl weekend, they need no other plans that night. On Monday they visit classes, adhering to the seminary dress code, suits and ties. They tour the campus, listen to speakers, and check out a synod site or two. Monday night everyone attends opening worship for the Mission and Ministry Seminar, followed by refreshments and conversation with Sem students and profs. And Tuesday they attend the seminar to hear speakers from Home Missions, World Missions, and Parish Services. Then it’s back to New Ulm and the books. But somehow the studies seem easier, and the goal of being a pastor seems more real. “The best part was going to the language classes and seeing our work being put to amazing use,” said one junior. “What I liked best,” added another, “is coming back to MLC with a more vivid goal in sight.” Every Year Even the underclassmen have opportunities to make some Seminary connections. Every Homecoming, the Sem soccer team plays ours, the Sem runners join our cross country team, and all the present and future Sem students get together for food and our famous orange drink. At Winter Carnival, we host an MLC-WLS basketball game and hockey match. And in May the Sem guys drive to New Ulm for a rain-or-shine softball tournament. The Seminary profs, recognizing how important these trips are, give their students Friday and Monday off on those weekends. All the events help our MLC students—and maybe you someday—feel more comfortable about going on to the Seminary. “It’s the Sem students’ opportunity to rub shoulders with our guys,” says MLC Admissions Counselor John Dolan, “to encourage them to keep their eyes on the goal.” MARTIN LUTHER COLLEGE

Unique In Purpose—Unique In Preparation

MARTIN LUTHER COLLEGE “As a student, I have little idea what the ministry is really like. But all the professors were in the parish or school ministry at one time, and each one has a unique perspective. It is from them that I become aware of the nitty-gritty of the public ministry, the challenges and joys that go along with being a pastor or teacher.” Ben Workentine

Whether teaching you Children’s Literature or Classical Greek, our professors share not only course content, but also personal experiences they’ve had in the congregation and the classroom. This aspect of our academic program isn’t advertised in our catalog, but we treasure it. It sets us apart not only from secular colleges but from most other Lutheran colleges as well. It’s all part of the very best kind of ministerial training— the kind of training you’d expect from the WELS College of Ministry.

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Knights Spring Sports: A Look Ahead


The Knights begin their season with a lot of questions. One question they do not have, however, is who will be their starting shortstop. For the fourth and final season, senior Jeff Dolan (Minnesota Valley LHS) will lead this year’s Knights’ squad in their quest for the top spot in the UMAC. Last year Dolan, the 2005 UMAC Player of the Year, set a team record with a .434 average and 33 hits in 30 games. While it may be difficult for him to improve upon those numbers, he will again set the tone for the Knights in the leadoff position. Coach Drew Buck, the 2005 UMAC Coach of the Year, has a young and athletic lineup that should make it tough on opposing pitchers. The main question for the Knights is who will replace senior pitcher and staff ace Nate Hochmuth (Luther Prep). To do that, the Knights hope their young guns, such as pitchers Doug Voss and Josh Janke (both Luther Prep), are ready to step into the spotlight. If the Knights can get their pitching in Seth Scheuerlein (Luther Prep) readies for the pitch. order, they will be able to go toe-totoe with St. Scholastica and the rest of the UMAC.


The Knights enter this season with the same problem as their baseball counterparts, a shortage of pitching experience. Junior Becky Hering (Kettle Moraine LHS) leads the young squad as the lone returning pitcher. Youth is definitely on the Knights’ side, with 14 Becky Hering (Kettle Moraine LHS) throws another strike.

only four upperclassmen on this year’s club. Most of that experience comes in the outfield. Rightfielder Laura Fritzler (Michigan Lutheran Sem), centerfielder Jamie Boldt (Luther Prep), and leftfielder Katie Vogt (Manitowoc LHS) comprise the outfield trifecta and supply a good portion of the Knights’ productivity at the plate. Fritzler started 26 games in her first collegiate season and batted .347, while Vogt started 29 of 31 games last season, grabbing 19 hits. Third baseman Amanda Schaffer (Michigan Lutheran Sem) is another potent bat, hitting .284 in 2005, with 14 RBIs and 29 runs in 88 at-bats. If someone else emerges on the mound, an interesting UMAC season should ensue.


The Knights return with a lot of experience this season, and head coach Professor Arlen Koestler hopes that translates into more victories. Led by #1 singles senior Brad Nehls, the Knights return five of six starters, with freshman Jon Kehl stepping into the #4 singles spot. The top six starters for the Knights are Nehls, Dan Laitinen, Joel Tullberg, Kehl, Erik Parsons, and Dan Westendorf (all from Luther Prep except Parsons, who was home-schooled). The biggest competition comes in the form of the College of St. Scholastica, who received four of the five first-place votes in the annual pre-season coaches’ poll. The season concludes with the UMAC Post-Season Tournament, which takes place this year at Northwestern College and Bethel University in St. Paul, MN.


The women’s tennis team welcomes back four starters from 2005, including All-Conference junior Jennifer Joecks (Wisconsin LHS). Joecks performed very well in the #2 singles spot last season, finishing with a 15-2 record. This year Joecks is joined by Emily Lemke (Fox Valley LHS), Becky Laitinen (Luther Prep), Kelly Mellgren (Lincoln Senior High), and Julianne Kionka (Luther Prep). The MARTIN LUTHER COLLEGE

By Dan Lewig (Luther Prep), MLC Sports Information Director

Emily Lemke (Fox Valley LHS) serves an ace.

Knights finished 12-3 overall and 6-2 in 2005 UMAC competition. They’ll need a repeat performance— and then some—to tackle St. Scholastica, who has won back-to-back conference titles and eight of the last nine. The Knights will have their hands full, but they’re more than capable of holding their own and battling for the top spot in the UMAC.

have Lindsay Ernst (Lakeside LHS), Amanda Rohde (Coleman High), Emma Hammerbacher (Freeman High), and Abby Hosbach (Kettle Moraine LHS). Ernst led the Knights in this category with an 18th-place showing in the Wartburg Open. The Knights conclude their season at the UMAC Track and Field Championship, held in Superior, WI, hosted by the College of St. Scholastica. See This Just In for a recap of the Knights’ spring seasons!


The Knights bring a talented group of athletes to the team this year, and the other UMAC coaches noticed, putting the Knights in second place in the pre-season coaches’ poll. Tom Moldenhauer (Luther Prep) and Marshall Milbrath (Michigan Lutheran Sem), our top two cross country runners (helping garner our eighth consecutive UMAC Championship), are taking the long distance runs. Moldenhauer finished 11th in the 5000 meter run at the Wartburg Open earlier this year. Also in that meet, Tim Matthies (Lakeside LHS) performed well at the hurdle runs, finishing 7th in 110M hurdles and 13th in 400M hurdles. Benji Wells (Nebraska LHS) was another stand-out, finishing 17th in long jump and 8th in triple jump. Regardless of the outcome, it should be an interesting year for the Knights.

Women’s Track

The Knights are ready to kick off this year’s conference season with a bang. Amanda Dunn (Carroll Senior High) and Nicole Lehman (Luther High) are the Knights’ top performers in the 100M and 200M dashes, respectively. Competition in hurdles is led by Ruth Schwichtenberg (New Prague High), who finished 19th in her last meet. Katie Peter (Northland LHS), who also played on our championship women’s basketball team, is doing high jump, and in shot put competition we w w

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YOUTH RALLIES SUMMER 2006 While you’re enjoying yourself at the Youth Rally, stop in to see an MLC Admissions Counselor!

The Amazing Treasure! Come to the Mountains, He Will Teach Us Survivor III

Survivor III Green Lake Conference Center Green Lake, WI June 15-18 See MLC Admissions Counselor Sarah Meyer Survivor Teen Challenge: Survive & Thrive Unicoi Lodge Helen, GA June 19-23 See MLC Admissions Counselor Sarah Meyer


The Amazing Treasure! Ruttger’s Sugar Lake Lodge Grand Rapids, MN July 9-11 See MLC Professor Phil Leyrer

The Amazing Grace Survivor Teen Challenge: Survive & Thrive

The Amazing Grace Whispering Pines Camp Prescott, AZ July 13-16 See MLC Admissions Counselor Ron Brutlag Go! Kalahari Resort Wisconsin Dells July 20-22 See MLC Admissions Counselor John Dolan Come to the Mountains, He Will Teach Us Camp Wooten Camp Wooten, WA August 8-11 See MLC Admissions Counselor John Dolan

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KnightWatch Spring 2006  

MLC Recruitment Magazine

KnightWatch Spring 2006  

MLC Recruitment Magazine