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4.16.2018
Mr. Aaron Olmanson has returned our call to teach science. The ALA Board of Directors will meet soon to extend another call to fill this position.

4.3.2018
The ALA Board of Directors extended a call to teach science to Mr. Aaron Olmanson. Mr. Olmanson is married with three children and currently teaches at King of Grace Lutheran School, an ELS school in Golden Valley, Minnesota. He studied education and science at Bethany Lutheran College and Minnesota State University and earned his Master of Science in Science Education at Montana State University. 

03.28.2018
Mr. Heath Dobberpuhl has returned our call to teach science. The ALA Board of Directors will meet soon to extend another call to fill this position.

03.19.2018
At its March meeting, the Board of Directors extended a call to Heath Dobberpuhl to teach our physical science classes. Heath is married with three children and currently teaches at Minnesota Valley Lutheran High School in New Ulm, Minnesota. Please keep Heath and his family in your prayers as he deliberates whether to remain at MVL or join our ALA staff next school year.

03.06.2018
Mr. Ben Edmundson has announced that he has returned the call to teach at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Columbus, Ohio. This means that he will continue serving at ALA as teacher and coach. Please keep St. Paul's, Columbus, in your prayers as they seek to fill their position. Ben thanks all who offered input and prayers during the past few weeks.

03.02.2018
Mr. Matthew Sonntag announced that he has accepted the call to teach at Shoreland Lutheran High School. Matt will finish the remainder of the school year at ALA, and then he and his family will move to Wisconsin (Kenosha area) in the summer. He will begin teaching at Shoreland in the 2018-19 school year.

02.13.2018

Mr. Matthew Sonntag has received a call to teach at Shoreland Lutheran High School, located south of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His call involves serving as the science department chair, teaching various levels of general science and chemistry, and perhaps some coaching. This means that a decision process accompanied by prayer and investigation is undertaken, and a decision to stay or go is made usually in two to three weeks. Your prayers on Mr. Sonntag’s behalf and your comments to him are valuable parts of the process. Sonntag@ALAcoyotes.org

02.12.2018
Mr. Ben Edmundson has received a call to teach grades 5-6 and serve as athletic director at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Columbus, Ohio. The receipt of a call should be viewed as an opportunity to consider moving to a new ministry, and now Ben will pray, solicit input, and counsel with others about where God might best use his gifts. Usually this process takes two to three weeks. Please offer your thoughts to Mr. Edmundson at Edmundson@ALAcoyotes.org.


01.16.2018
At its January meeting, the ALA Board of Directors extended a one-year call to Mrs. Stephnie Marquez to teach art during the 2018-19 school year. Mrs. Marquez has accepted this call and will continue as our art teacher next year!
 

 

WHAT IS A "CALL"?


We believe that it is the Lord, through the church, who calls people to serve in the public ministry. Individuals already serving in public ministry who receive a call to serve in another field prayerfully deliberate both calls they hold. That deliberation involves, among other things, examining one's gifts; understanding the duties of both calls and how one's gifts are best utilized; and considering the input of colleagues, family and members of the congregation. Called workers have the confidence that God will bless the decision they reach.

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