Alumni 2021-22 News


After leaving high school, I was ready to tackle the world of adventure that lay ahead. I didn't look back. You too?

But now I am back in high school (sort of), and I get to spend every day hanging out with teenagers. I also have 3 kids of my own who graduated from ALA. All of my experiences here make me so thankful for Christian education. I get a front row seat for God's amazing work that transforms students and families through our ministry at ALA.  

You left ALA, but ALA is still part of your story. Let's reconnect!

Doug Meyer
Director of Mission Advancement


Your high school transcript is requested via Parchment. Click on the link button below. A $4.15 Parchment fee will apply. 

Please keep in mind that your tuition account must be current. If it is not, the transcript fee cannot be returned to you. If you are not certain, you may contact the ALA Financial Office (602-268-8686 ext. 13 or  

Students and alumni over the age of 18 must request their own transcripts.

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Honoring Arizona Lutheran Academy's top student-athletes, coaches, and individuals who have made a positive impact on the ALA family, and provide role models for today's student-athletes.


Check out the ALA calendar for our complete athletic and concert schedule!

Summer Sports Camps  — for  siblings or children
June 2021 

Volleyball Club — for  siblings or children
August- Sept 2021

Athletic Hall of Fame Nominations Due
September 1

Homecoming 2021
October 15, 2021
Ahtletic Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Christmas Concert
Dec 17, 2021

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

11th Annual Gala
March 26, 2022

Golf Classic
Spring 2022

Commencement Concert
Thursday, May 26, 2022 


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You'd be amazed at the number of alumni who volunteer at ALA. Many thanks to the ALA graduates who've assisted this year or in previous years. We love seeing you and we're so thankful for all of you.


We are happy to help with your reunion planning.

  • We'll get the word out on this page and on social media 
  • We'll share contact information of your classmates
  • Please email Jen Bode so we can assist you as you plan for a successful reunion! (

Reunions can happen year-round. Planning a Homecoming reunion? Let us know if you are planning a reunion anytime in 2021 or 2022!



Let us buy you a cup of coffee! Join our alumni* group, and we'll email you a $5 Starbucks card. Plus, you'll get monthly text messages about the great things happening at ALA. We will only send 1-2 texts each month. Promise.

*the $5 Starbucks card is reserved for ALA alumni. We'll verify your name, attendance and/or grad year in our records and get your gift card sent off (via email).

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Kris Lamberson (ALA 2014), a.k.a. Swagg, is named on the 2022 Forbes 30 Under 30 list.

Swagg, and team are starstruck after interviewing James Bond actor Daniel Craig. Read the article. 
The same work ethic and passion that made him a championship student-athlete drive his success in gaming and streaming. In June 2021 he was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

Check out this Youtube video to meet FaZe Swagg of the FaZE Clan.

In local news:

Ben Weinstein (ALA 1995) has worked at Old Pueblo Coin in Tucson since 1998. He and his wife Cynthia bought the shop in 2017 from the original founder. Since then they have won the local "Reader's Choice Award'' of Best Coin shop in Tucson 4 times. During the pandemic Ben started making Youtube videos using the name "TheCoinGeek", the nickname Cynthia gave to him over 20 years ago. James Weinstein (ALA 2004) is the ''engineer'' and edits the videos content and uploads them and also runs the social media platforms including instagram. TheCoinGeek youtube channel now has over 10,000 subscribers and posts videos daily. The focus of the videos is educational and informational on all topics surrounding coin and currency collecting.  Ben is also branching out with a 12 week radio show from August 7 to October 30 on a local sports channel at 8 am on Saturdays. The older shows are in podcast form on | instagram/oldpueblocoin

1st Lt. Ethan Carmack (ALA 2013), a U.S. Army combat engineer officer assigned to Task Force McCoy, talks about the Afghan-led English class and how evacuees want to learn to prepare for their new life in the United States at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.  Watch the story here.  Ethan is interviewed, beginning at 1:30.


Thomas Sebald (ALA 2012) has published his first professional narration book on Audible — 17 hours and 36 minutes. You can listen to a 5-minute sample of the "The Forest and the Farm" on Audible

Dr. Brennan Michaels (ALA 2008) is the new Concert Choir director at Northwest University Music Department.  Read news post.

Photo courtesy of Bellevue Presbyterian Church.


May 2021
Adam Ehlers (ALA 2016) graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran College with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree. He has accepted a Nursing position at Aurora Health in Oconomowoc, WI.

May 2021
Ruth Buchholz (ALA 2016) graduated from Martin Luther College in May 2021 with a degree in Secondary Life Science education and received a call to teach biology at Kingdom Prep Lutheran High School in Milwaukee, WI.

May 2021
Candace Green (ALA 1999) was recently featured on "The Drew Barrymore Show" featuring the live virtual field trips she "took" during the pandemic! Check it out here.

May 2021
Heather Warskow (ALA 2016) has been active duty with the Air Force as a Second Lieutenant since November 2020. She is currently attending Undergraduate Combat Systems Officer Training in Pensacola, FL, and will become an aviator for the US Air Force in 2022. 

May 2021
Elise Bernthal (ALA 2017) graduated from ASU in May with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education with certification in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education. She was awarded the Moeur Award.  The Moeur Award is given to the student or students with the highest academic standing in terms of GPA, and is thus also considered the equivalent to a Valedictorian Award (which is not directly offered by Arizona State)." According to sources, it is awarded to students with the highest academic honors including a cumulative 4.0 GPA for 8 consecutive semesters.

Elise will begin her teaching career at Bush Elementary School in Mesa as a teacher for 2nd and 3rd grade special education, starting in August. 

May 2021
Anna (Meyer) Brown (ALA 2015) is featured as the cover story of the May edition of Bethany Magazine. Scroll to page 14 to read the article.

Jared Gray (ALA1997) is the Board President of Festival International de Louisiane (FIL),  the largest international music festival in the United States.  

In 2021, FIL celebrates its 35th year of existence.  Due to Covid restrictions, this year’s event will be a virtual event.  It will be livestreamed on April 23-25 and is available on the Festival’s Facebook event page.  

Jared has attended every Festival since 1998 and has been an involved volunteer since 2009.  Jared’s wife Erin also serves on the Festival board. Learn more at

Mickey Diamond Diaz (ALA 2014) graduates from Grand Canyon University’s Colangelo College of Business with a Master of Science in Leadership with a 4.0 GPA in May 2021. Mickey also celebrates his two-year work anniversary at Grand Canyon University this June. “Looking back on my time at ALA to where I am today, I am grateful for what God has done in my life, and I am thankful for the firm foundation ALA provided me with.”

Mickey encourages current ALA students to make the most of their time on campus. “Cherish the opportunity you have been given by getting involved and never taking a minute of it for granted.” Now that he has completed Graduate School, Mickey plans to continue his career at Grand Canyon University and enjoy his newfound free time.

Jordan Burmeister (ALA 2008) shares, "DOUBLECAMP is still going strong and will be releasing more music this year and hoping to tour if COVID gets under control.

You can find our music on Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music, iTunes, and Pandora and stay up to date with us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter." Visit


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