A Legacy of Christian Leadership Throughout KML’s History

Recognizing Our Past to Strengthen Our Future

Throughout Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School’s history, God has accomplished his plan through the efforts of humble Christian people. This award is dedicated to those who faithfully served KML over the years and used their God-given gifts to advance the KML ministry.

Some of these people served at the very beginning of KML’s history and worked diligently to establish the school. Some served as lay leaders who provided guidance, encouragement, and financial support to continue KML’s existence and growth. Others served as administrators or teachers who gave selflessly for our students and provided the Christian guidance so critical for our youth. These people did not seek this honor. They were chosen because they exemplify the characteristics of Christian leadership, a legacy which will shine throughout KML’s history. All glory to God!

2023 Christian Leadership Award Recipients

James Haferman

Few KML teachers have taught more subjects to more students over more years than Mr. Haferman. He has always been known for his passion for education, for setting high standards for his students, and for his depth of knowledge. Mr. Haferman came to KML in 1981, and over the years, he served as a volleyball and basketball coach, club advisor, librarian, and more. Mr. Haferman often said, “My favorite day of the week is Monday, and God has blessed me with more than 1000 Mondays.”

Bob Kudek

Mr. Kudek has been one of the longest-serving lay leaders in KML’s history. He served from the earliest years in many roles including as Chairman of the Board for three years in the mid-1980s. Bob’s passion for KML is unmatched, but his greatest joy was seeing his children and grandchildren attend KML and receive a Christ-centered education. When seeing the growth and development of KML, Bob said, “Not too bad for that little school that started on the hill in a cornfield.”

Dan Sievert

Mr. Sievert was one of the longest-serving teachers in KML’s history who also served in a wide variety of roles. In addition to teaching, he coached sports teams, served as the advisor for NHS, held the position of Director of Student Services, and actually filled in as temporary principal during a vacancy. All this he did while maintaining a quiet and humble attitude and serving selflessly for nearly four decades. Dan said, The Lord has richly blessed KMLHS. I’m humbled and thankful that he has allowed me to be a part of it.”

2022 Christian Leadership Award Recipients