Principal Call Update
This week we celebrated Lutheran Schools Week. This is a time where we take a break from normal routine and insert some fun and appreciation for the blessings we have. Parents, staff and students celebrate that we can worship Jesus, live out our faith and teach Biblical truth in every aspect of our day. This is worth celebrating!
The theme for our nationwide celebration was “In All Things”. The theme verses were Colossians 1:15-20, which remind of just that fact: Christ is in all things. From creation to a personal indwelling, Christ is in us and working through us. This is not some mystical fable; no, Jesus is the Lord and Creator of all things, and so all things proclaim and testify to His handiwork.
Being in a Lutheran school means not only being blessed but being a blessing to others. Throughout this week we celebrated the gifts that we have from God, but we also challenged one another to be a gift to those around us. In other words, to remember Christ is in US and to let Christ shine through us as a blessing to the people and situations in our lives.
For three years we have had a fearless Interim Principal, Paul Goffron. He has led us through the ups and downs of COVID. Through it all he has been a tremendous blessing for us. In addition, our school has improved and grown in many ways under his leadership. But the commute is long and his family has doubled in size since he started here, so we are looking for a principal who can move into the area, and he is looking for a position closer to home. In all things we are trusting God.
Our Principal Call Committee has sought names and made contact with more than 40 candidates. To date there are five names which remain on our Call list. Please pray over these individuals and our entire process that the Lord would reveal to us and to the candidate how we can bless one another as we move forward in life and ministry together.
Eventually, the Call Committee will make a recommendation of a candidate or candidates to our congregation. If the person is eligible for a Call, the congregation will vote to extend a Call or not. If the candidate is not eligible for a Call, they would be offered a contract per our Constitution and congregational policies. Either way, we believe they too will be a fellow servant of the Lord, brought here to be blessed and live as a blessing to others.
The five candidates currently on our active Call/search list are:
- Miss Taylor Haese – Principal/Kindergarten Teacher, Ascension Lutheran, Fort Wayne, IN
- Mr. Tony Holub – Math/Science Teacher, Oswego East High School, Oswego, IL
- Mr. Kyle Klemp – Principal, Trinity Lutheran, Wahiawa, HI
- Mrs. Dawn Koenig – Principal, Trinity Lutheran, Roselle, IL
- Mr. Keith Traska – Math Teacher, Mayer Lutheran High School, Mayer, MN
Thank you for your prayers and your ongoing feedback and encouragement as we seek God’s leadership for our present and into the future.
For in Him (Christ) all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. Colossians 1:16-17
Pastor Erik Gauss