August 15, 2022

Let’s Grow Together!

“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.” 2 Peter 3:18, NIV

Let’s Grow Together! These words based on 2 Peter 3:18 are our theme for the new school year and are a daily reminder to our students and entire KML family that God’s blessings abound when we grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ. That blessing is both for us personally and for those around us. As we grow, we also have the opportunity to live how God designed us to live – his way. What an impact we are able to have in this world who needs Jesus more than ever!



Welcome, New Faculty & Staff!

Join us in welcoming new faculty and staff members to the KML family!

Mrs. Becca Eickstedt (Uhlig) is a KML alum (’17) who is back on campus, now as a member of our Learning Center team. She and her husband, Kevin (KML class of ’13), have been blessed with two children: Ila (2) and Waylon (1). The Eickstedts own their own vegetable farm in Jackson and attend church at David’s Star.

Mr. Ross Gottschalk joins KML part-time for one year, teaching two sections of Word of God 10 as he completes his final year at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. He and his wife, Laura, are returning to WI after a year in Anchorage, AK, during which he vicared at Faith Lutheran Church. The Gottschalks love spending time in the outdoors camping, hiking, and fishing, and Mr. Gottschalk has competed in Strongman and is currently training for Ironman Wisconsin.

Mr. David Leyrer comes to KML from St. John’s Lutheran School in Wauwatosa where his wife, Dana, continues to teach kindergarten. At KML, Mr. Leyrer will be teaching math and science classes, and his hobbies include camping, hiking, backpacking, travelling, and woodworking. The Leyrers have been blessed with four children and one grandson: Hannah (husband Thomas, son Ezra), Jake (junior at Martin Luther College), and Emily and Ryan (both attend Luther Preparatory School).

Pastor Dan Marggraf, new instructor for Word of God 11, comes to KML after serving as the dual parish pastor for Our Savior in Freeport and Faith in Elizabeth, both in IL. Pastor Marggraf is married to Hannah, and they have two children, Adeline (3) and Henry (1), with baby #3 due to arrive in December! In his free time, Pastor Marggraf enjoys playing guitar and banjo, cooking, learning about history, staying active, and playing sports.

Mr. Luke Meihack and his wife, Brooke, are both 2022 graduates of Martin Luther College. Mr. Meihack joins KML’s P.E. department in which he will be teaching Health and Boys P.E. The Meihacks are excitedly awaiting the birth of their first child in August 2022!

Mrs. Colleen Oestreich may be new to KML’s Learning Center staff, but the Oestreich family is not new to KML. Mrs. Oestreich’s husband, Todd, is a KML grad (’91), as is her son Logan (’22), and her other son, Braiden, is a current Charger (’26). Mrs. Oestreich enjoys flower gardening, hiking, kayaking, playing the piano, and 4-H, and she and her family attend church at David’s Star in Jackson.

Mrs. Kirstie Pahmeier joins KML as our Special Events Coordinator. After working with the gala committee this past year, she is looking forward to taking on more. Kirstie and her husband, John, have two KML grads, Lauren (’15) and Joshua (’18), and a current KML student, Landon (’25). The Pahmeiers attend Bethlehem in Germantown/Menomonee Falls.

Mrs. Rhea Robinson is new to our KML Learning Center. She and her husband, Michael, have been blessed with four children: Essence (adult), Rhianna (KML class of ’24), Keagan (13), and Micah (8). The Robinsons attend church at Salem in Milwaukee. Mrs. Robinson especially enjoys crafting, and as a family, the Robinsons love to travel, have family game nights, spend time together, and support each other in the ways each is uniquely active.

Mr. Darrell (Buddy) Roecker, KML’s new Jr. Charger Coordinator, also joins us as a teacher in the English department. Mr. Roecker most recently served at Winnebago Lutheran Academy in Fond du Lac, also having taught at other schools in WI and MI, but he grew up in nearby Slinger and attended Peace Lutheran School in Hartford. He enjoys the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and camping and spending time with his family: wife Tami and three adult sons, Jacob, Tyler, and Lucas.

Ms. Eryn Witt joins KML in the Learning Center. She and her 12 year old twin boys, Gavin and Griffin, are members at Peace in Hartford and are happy to be back in WI after living in CO the past few years. The Witts enjoy travelling, trying new restaurants, off-roading in their Jeep, movies, and watching the Packers and Bucks.



Installation Service

Join us in person or via livestream on Friday, August 26, at 9:07 AM as we offer our praise to God for allowing KML to begin the 49th year of instructing our youth in the truth of God’s Word. New faculty members will be installed during the service:

  • Mr. Ross Gottschalk – Word of God (part-time 1 year call)
  • Mr. David Leyrer – Science, Math
  • Pastor Dan Marggraf – Word of God
  • Mr. Luke Meihack – Health, P.E.
  • Mr. Darrell (Buddy) Roecker – English, Jr. Charger Coordinator



Visitor Policy Update

To ensure a safe school environment, KML has partnered with a third-party company to screen all visitors prior to their admittance to the school building. Visitors who plan to go beyond the Main Office should make sure they have a state-issued photo ID along with them prior to entering the building. If you are picking up SCRIP or dropping off an item for your student, this does not apply. It is only applicable if you plan to go beyond the Main Office.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation!



KML Charity Golf Outing a Great Success

The KML Foundation hosted the annual Charity Golf Outing on Monday, July 18, at the prestigious West Bend Country Club. Once again, God blessed the day with great weather and great fellowship as we enjoyed some golf and a fantastic opportunity to support the KML Foundation and ultimately KML’s student assistance fund. The response was amazing as we hit a record level of support and raised more than $50,000! All proceeds are added to our Fairway Fund which provides funding for KML student assistance.Thanks to our sponsors, donors, and participants for making this a special event which will have a lasting impact.

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Clay Shoot & Wine Event

The KML Foundation is hosting their annual Clay Shoot & Wine Event on Saturday, September 17, at the Mayville Gun Club which is a new and exciting venue for us! This growing event is fun for everyone, whether an expert hunter or simply a novice. The Wine Event is an opportunity to learn about, and sample, some wines, paint a glass, and enjoy some great fellowship. Go to to register, sponsor, or donate. All proceeds go to the KML Sportsman Fund which supports student assistance.



Upcoming Events

  • Freshman Orientation for Students – Tuesday, August 16, 3:30 – 6:00 PM in the Cafeteria
  • Orientation for All Parents & Sophomores Thru Seniors – Tuesday, August 16, 6:15 – 8:30 PM in the PAC
  • 2022-2023 School Year Begins – Thursday, August 18, 7:40 AM
  • Pastors & KML Administrators Meeting – Friday, August 26, 8:00 AM in the Cafeteria
  • Installation Service – Friday, August 26, 9:07 AM in the PAC Auditorium
  • No School – Labor Day – Monday, September 5
  • Clay Shoot & Wine Event – Saturday, September 17, at the Mayville Gun Club – Check-In Begins 11:30 AM


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