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KML Job Opening: Part-Time Cafeteria Custodian

KML is looking to fill the position of Part-Time Cafeteria Custodian. 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM daily during the school year. This position consists of light clean up between lunch periods (wipe tables and microwaves, quick clean of the floor) and a full general clean after the lunch periods (clean and mop floors, wipe tables and chairs, and clean microwaves). Starting wage: $17/hour. Interested? Questions? Contact Mr. Dave Murphy, Director of Operations (262.677.4051 x4094;

2024-07-22T10:41:39-05:00July 22, 2024|

Preschool Teacher’s Aide Needed at Our Savior

Our Savior Lutheran School in Grafton is looking for a Preschool Teacher’s Aide for the 24-25 school year.

Teacher’s Aide Job Description

  • A teacher’s aide is hired to serve by Our Savior Lutheran Church and School, and maintains the qualities required for in accordance with Biblical principles.
  • Aids with daily classroom activities and helps prepare the environment.
  • Attends to the needs of individual children.
  • Attends required staff meetings.
  • Assists the teacher in any other way needed.
  • Refers all parent concerns to the teacher.

Teacher Aide Qualifications

  • Is hired to serve.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Be a member of a WELS congregation in good standing.
  • Must participate in early childhood professional development programs and submit continuing education hours applicable to hours worked.
  • Must be certified in CPR/First Aid.
  • Be able to lift 25-30 pounds, walk, squat, kneel, and sit on the floor.

If you are interested in applying for the position, please contact the Our Savior church office at

2024-07-01T13:34:03-05:00July 1, 2024|

Joel Heckendorf, Aaron Bublitz

Rev. Joel Heckendorf (’93) and Rev. Aaron Bublitz (’94) were recently elected to the Wisconsin Synod’s Arizona-California District presidium.

Joel was elected as the district president (one of 12 district presidents in the WELS) in addition to serving as the pastor at Light of the Valleys Lutheran Church in Reno, NV.

Aaron was elected as the district’s second vice president and is also the pastor at Heritage Lutheran Church in Gilbert, AZ.

May God continue to bless these Charger alumni as they take on additional roles in service to his kingdom!

2024-06-20T13:52:17-05:00June 29, 2024|

Kari Beine

After graduating from KML in 2016, Kari Beine attended Iowa State University in Ames, IA, and graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering with a double major in Spanish. In 2020, at the height of the COVID shutdowns, she took the first job she was offered which was in Hobart, NY.

Kari packed everything up and moved to rural, mountainous, upstate New York. She lived in a beautiful area and had a good experience in her first career job as a process engineer in the packaging department of a pharmaceutical plant. In New York, she attended King of Kings Lutheran Church in Clifton Park, NY, where KML alum Gary Kluball (’80) is the pastor. Kari comments, “It’s a small WELS world! The King of Kings family is amazing, and I loved getting to know the members, teach Sunday School, sing in the choir, and help with other church events.”

In August of 2023, Kari got a job in Germantown, WI, as a project engineer at a food ingredients company, so she was able to come back home! She enjoys being close to her family and friends in Wisconsin as well as being back at David’s Star Lutheran Church. Kari says, “I would have never thought I would be living far away from Wisconsin, especially in New York, but looking back, I see God’s hand guiding me and knowing what was best.”

In September of 2023, Kari went on a vacation to Spain and Paris with fellow KML alumni Amber Soyk (’16) and Rebekah House (’16) as well as Wisconsin Lutheran College alum Abigail Hackbarth. In Kari’s words, “We had a blast exploring the places I had gone while studying abroad in college, but also seeing new cities and sites I had never been to before!

“This summer I am privileged to lead a group of KML students on a mission trip to King of Kings to help with their Family Fun Day community event and canvas the growing neighborhoods surrounding the church. I am very excited!”

Pictured left to right: Amber Soyk, Kari Beine, Rebekah House, Abigail Hackbarth

Photo taken in Cáceres, Spain

2024-06-20T13:23:11-05:00June 22, 2024|

Upcoming Canticum Novum Choral Concerts

Canticum Novum is presenting two concerts on June 21-22, 2024, and you are invited to attend! This summer, the chorus will undertake its first full-length concert work in Johannes Brahms’ magnificent Ein deutsches Requiem. Composed between 1865 and 1868, Brahms himself prepared a piano transcription of the orchestral parts of his monumental work, and this arrangement for four-hands piano allows a degree of intimacy, precision, and contrapuntal clarity not easily achieved in the more commonly heard full orchestration. This cathartic work highlights overarching themes of comfort to the bereaved and blessings of eternal peace for the departed. Concert performances of Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem are on Friday, June 21, 7:30 PM at St. Marcus Lutheran Church in Milwaukee WI; and Saturday, June 22, 7:30 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waukesha WI. Additionally, the choir will be singing several musical selections as part of the 8:00 and 10:30 AM worship services on Sunday, June 23, at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc, WI. The performances on Friday and Saturday evenings will be live-streamed; access the stream via the link on our website.

Visit our website (, our Facebook page (, or our Instagram (@canticumnovumwels) for more information.

2024-06-18T09:38:26-05:00June 18, 2024|
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