August 15, 2023

50 Years of Blessings

God has blessed KML so generously over the fast-moving 50 years of its existence. Over those 50 years, the foundation of our ministry has always been an education with Christ at the center.

As we move forward together as a KML family, we recognize that God’s blessings will continue to abound as we grow in the grace and knowledge of our Savior. 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 which needs Jesus more than ever!

May God bless our KML family throughout this new school year as we dedicate it to him!



Welcome, New Faculty & Staff!

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

Mrs. Jadee Campbell (pronounced JD) is KML’s new Computer Apps and Earth/Environmental Science instructor. She recently married KML alum Will Campbell (’16), and they are members at Morning Star in Jackson. Both the Campbells are gamers and have built multiple PCs together.

Mrs. Amanda Cvikel joins the KML faculty as our new Foods and Sewing instructor. She has 9 years of teaching experience in public high schools in both Milwaukee and Sun Prairie. Both she and her husband, Zach, are KML alumni! (Amanda nee Jung ’04, Zach ’03) They are members at Morning Star, Jackson, where Zach teaches, and they have been blessed with 4 children: Cecilia (10), Charlie (8), Eileen (6), and Alice (4). The Cvikels enjoy playing board games, reading stories aloud, cooking and baking, gardening, hiking, and canoeing.

Mr. Ryan Gurgel graduated from KML in 2016, and we are happy to welcome him back on campus to teach Word of God 10 classes this year. He is in his final year at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary and recently completed a year serving as a vicar at Abiding Grace Lutheran Church in Covington, GA. Mr. Gurgel is a runner and, God-willing, will be running in his first marathon just a few days before the school year begins. He also enjoys singing, hiking, camping, disc golfing and loves seeing his family and being an uncle to 10 nieces and nephews!

Mrs. Rebecca Jahns, new instructor for English 9 & 10, comes to KML after teaching at Illinois Lutheran High School in Crete, IL. She has also previously served at other WELS elementary and high schools. Mrs. Jahns is married to Jim, and they have two children, Eliza (KML ’25) and Ethan (13). Mrs. Jahns’ personal hobbies include cooking and singing, and she and her family enjoy the outdoors, their swimming pool, and getting together with family and friends.

Mrs. Lenice Miller is one of our new assistants in the Learning Center. She and her husband, David, have been blessed with three grown children and four grandchildren. The Millers enjoy live music and listening to some fantastic local musicians, including two bands for whom their son, Jared (KML ’18), plays drums. Mrs. Miller’s hobbies include spending time with her family, grandchildren, and friends; music, piano, and playing for worship; gardening; reading; and home decorating, renovation, and furniture makeovers. The Millers are church members at St. John’s in Lannon.

Mrs. Kristie Mineard joins KML’s fiscal office as our accountant, filling the position open upon Mr. Heider’s retirement. She is married to Kevin, and they have two children: Kendall (KML ’27) and Keagan (12). Mrs. Mineard loves to run and be active, as well as read and spend time with family and friends. She enjoys volunteering when able and helping out with programs her kids are involved in. The family goes to church at Bethlehem in Menomonee Falls / Germantown and loves to travel and have silly conversations by the campfire and family and friend game nights.

Mr. Jason Mucha is another new addition to KML’s Learning Center staff. Mr. Mucha and his wife, Bethel, have been blessed with two daughters, Reese (KML ’26) and Audrina (10). The Muchas attend church at Bethlehem in Menomonee Falls / Germantown, and they also enjoy going to Minoqua, the Dells, and Chicago Cubs games. Mr. and Mrs. Mucha even went to Wrigley to see the Cubs in the World Series!

Mr. Daniel Rennicke joins KML as one of our new Learning Center Assistants. He is a member of Good Shepherd in West Bend along with his wife, Cindy, and son, Jacob (KML ’24). Mr. Rennicke’s hobbies include deer hunting and watching Jacob play baseball.

Mrs. Rhea Robinson moves into a new role as our Main Office Secretary after previously working in the Learning Center. She will partner with Mrs. Hansen and fill the vacancy left by Mrs. Wilcox’s retirement. Mrs. Robinson and her husband, Michael, have been blessed with four children: Essence (adult, not pictured), Rhianna (KML ’24), Keagan (KML ’27), and Micah (9). 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.

Mrs. Lia Scherwinski has substituted at KML in the past and now joins us more regularly as one of our in-house substitute teachers, job sharing with Mrs. Rohrback. Mrs. Scherwinski, her husband, Tom, and their children Ilse (KML ’23), Amelia (KML ’25), and Everett (11) attend church at Peace in Hartford. In summer they enjoy spending time together outdoors at parks as well as in their backyard around their firepit or taking in the view from their super-cool treehouse. The rest of the year, you will find them supporting their children at sports events, music concerts, and theater performances at KML, Peace Lutheran School, and Wisconsin Lutheran College. Mrs. Scherwinski loves creating art, volunteering her skills as an artist, and reading books. In the near future, she hopes to get back into tennis on the newly upgraded tennis courts in Jackson.

Mr. Joshua Schroeder is our second student in his final year at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary who will also be teaching Word of God 10 classes this year at KML. Mr. Schroeder is married to Sydney, and they have two little girls: Lana (2) and Mara (3 months). This past year, Mr. Schroeder served as a vicar at Grace Lutheran Church in Falls Church, VA. Being only 15 minutes from Washington D.C., the Schroeders spent a lot of time exploring that area and all it has to offer. As a family, they love to be outside and together. Whether it’s swinging at a playground, walking through state parks, going for bike rides, or watching Lana pick up leaves, they enjoy being in God’s creation.



Installation Service

Join us in person or via livestream on Friday, August 25, at 9:07 AM as we offer our praise to God for allowing KML to begin the 50th year of instructing our youth in the truth of God’s Word. New faculty members will be installed during the service:

  • Mrs. Jadee Campbell – Science, Computer Apps (full-time one-year call)
  • Mrs. Amanda Cvikel – Foods, Sewing
  • Mr. Ryan Gurgel – Word of God (part-time one-year call)
  • Mrs. Rebecca Jahns – English
  • Mr. Joshua Schroeder – Word of God (part-time one-year call)



50th Anniversary Worship Service & President’s Dinner

You are cordially invited to attend a special 50th anniversary worship service and President’s Dinner reception on Sunday, September 24, 2023.

50th Anniversary Service
KML Performing Arts Center
1:30 PM

President’s Dinner Reception
Chandelier Ballroom
150 Jefferson Ave, Hartford, WI
4:00 PM

SEATING IS LIMITED, and REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for the special anniversary President’s Dinner reception. (No registration required for the worship service.)

The cost of $10 per person reserves your place at the reception as we celebrate 50 years of God’s blessings on KML. SEATS ARE FILLING QUICKLY!

Register and pay online at Registration Deadline: September 1, 2023, or when we reach capacity.



50th Anniversary Alumni Choir

KML would like to put together an alumni choir to sing with current KML students at the 50th anniversary service on Sunday, September 24, at 1:30 PM at KML. Rehearsal would take place approximately one hour before the service. Song TBA.

If interested in participating in the alumni choir, please sign up at by Monday, September 11. All KML alumni are invited to participate in the choir. KML will communicate more details closer to the event with those who sign up.

Questions? Contact President Jamie Luehring (



Job Opening: Part-Time Morning Janitor

KML is looking for an individual to fill the position of Part-Time Morning Janitor. 5:00-9:00 AM on school days. Basic janitorial duties – sweeping, mopping, cleaning bathrooms. Starting wage is $16/hour.

Interested? Questions? Contact Mr. Jody Hansen, Director of Operations (262.677.4051 x4004;



Thanks for Another Successful KML Charity Golf Outing!

The KML Charity Golf Outing and Dinner on July 17 was another amazing event this year. Everyone enjoyed the beauty of West Bend Country Club as well as the opportunity to support the KML Foundation. Early estimates indicate more than $50,000 was raised for the Foundation’s Fairway Fund which provides annual funding for KML student assistance. Thanks to all who donated or sponsored the event to make it special and to all who attended to make it fun!



Annual Clay Shoot

The KML Foundation is hosting its annual Clay Shoot Event on Friday, September 8, at the Mayville Gun Club. This growing event is fun for everyone, whether an expert hunter or simply a novice. The day includes lunch, breaking clays, gun raffles, a silent auction, and a free beverage. Go to to register, sponsor, or donate. All proceeds go to the KML Sportsman Fund which supports KML student assistance.




SCRIP Office Hours
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Don’t forget SCRIP as you get ready for the school year! Supplies (Walmart, Meijer, Target), clothes (Old Navy, TJ Maxx, American Eagle, JCPenney), haircuts (Cost Cutters, Great Clips), tech (Amazon, Best Buy), and much more. A full list of vendors can be found at

If you’re looking for a volunteer opportunity, consider the KML SCRIP Office! Training is simple and done on the job. Even if you can help out 1-2 times a month, we’d love to have you! Currently we have a need for Thursday mornings and some Monday afternoons. Our volunteers are an important part of making the SCRIP program successful. If you’re interested in learning more, please contact Mrs. Michelle Zak (

If you’re not a current SCRIP user, now is a great time to become one! Start earning credit toward tuition/school fees, or receive a cash rebate on your purchases. If you didn’t know, you don’t have to have a student currently enrolled or be making tuition payments to benefit from SCRIP. Stop in to the SCRIP Office or visit to learn more. We’d love to help you put this program to use!



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