Immanuel Lutheran High School Alumni

The LORD gives a variety of gifts to us as human beings so that we might use them for the benefit of our neighbor and to His glory. 1 Peter 4:10: “As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.”  Our lives are opportunities to use our God-given gifts for the benefit of others through our individual callings in our family, at work, in church, and in our society. We thank God for the gifts He richly gives to us as His children which are being used to His glory in so many ways! “Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31).

While Immanuel doesn’t offer course variety like other schools, it still ends up with graduates serving in a large variety of vocations. While the world may glamorize certain vocations in life, Immanuel emphasizes using God-given gifts to serve Him and society as a whole. Some graduates pursue areas in the sciences, in particular engineering, some go on to serve faithfully as Christian mothers and fathers, and some go on to train to be pastors and teachers in the CLC.

Quotes from Martin Luther Regarding Vocation:

“A cobbler, a smith, a farmer, each has the work and office of his trade, and yet they are all alike consecrated priests and bishops, and every one by means of his own work or office must benefit and serve every other, that in this way many kinds of work may be done for the bodily and spiritual welfare of the community, even as all the members of the body serve one another”

“What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God … We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow”

See examples of what our Immanuel Lutheran High School graduates have gone on to do:

NameYearCollegeDegreeCareer
Nathan Albrecht1993Univ. of Minnesota/Eastern Washington Univ.BS Fisheries & Wildlife/MS BiologyFish & Wildlife Biologist
Nichole Best2003St. Catherine Univ./St. Thomas Univ.Masters in Social WorkSocial Worker
Tom Beekman1979Univ. of Wisconsin-MadisonBS Civil & Environmental EngineeringDept. of Transportation Planning Chief
James Bomber2007Univ. of WI-Eau Claire/Univ. of MinnesotaBS Physics & BS Mechanical EngineeringMedical Device Test Engineer
Becky Buck1989Immanuel Lutheran CollegeBS Elementary EducationMother/Teacher/Childhood Caregiver
Michael Eichstadt1977Immanuel Lutheran College/SeminaryBA Pre-Theological StudiesCLC Pastor/CLC President
Dale Enns1973Univ. of Minnesota/Stanford UniversityPhD Aeronautics & Astronautics EngineeringAerospace Controls Engineer
Matthew Dick1995Minnesota State UniversityLaw EnforcementPolice Officer/Detective
Caleb Gerbitz2012Univ. of Wisconsin/Hamline College of LawBS Economics/JD LawEconomic Policy Advisor
Becky Haddad2008UW-Platteville/North Dakota State/Oregon St.BS & MS Agricultural EducationAgricultural Education Instructor
Lynn Hammond1989Immanuel Luth. College/Univ. of WyomingAA/BS & MS Speech Language PathologySpeech Language Pathologist
Nathan Kettner1995UW-Eau Claire/Univ. of CO-Colorado SpringsBS Physics/MS Engineering ManagementSatellite Systems Engineer
Heidi Kopp1999Univ. of Missouri-St. LouisDoctor of OptometryOptometrist
Stephen Kuehne1984Immanuel Lutheran College/Stanford Univ.Associate Arts/PhD Electrical EngineeringIntegrated Circuit Researcher & Developer
Joseph Lau1985Immanuel Lutheran CollegeBS Elementary EducationILC Professor
Kelly Zanzarella1999Univ. of Wisconsin-Eau ClaireDegree in MedicineAnesthesiologist
Jarrod Lentz2007Univ. of Wisconsin-MadisonMS Medical PhysicsMedical Physicist
Rachel Mackensen2011Univ. of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeBS NursingRegistered Nurse
Katherine Moffenbier2010Minnesota West Community CollegeAssociate ArtsFarmer
Ryan Mueller2014NANAPipe Organ Builder/Consultant
Heidi Nelson2001Immanuel Lutheran CollegeBS Elementary EducationCLC Teacher
Tom Naumann2009Immanuel Lutheran College/SeminaryBA Pre-Theological StudiesCLC Pastor
Nathan Noeldner2008Univ. of North DakotaBS AeronauticsAir Traffic Controller
Todd Ohlmann1986Immanuel Lutheran College/SeminaryBA Pre-Theological StudiesCLC Missionary, Foreign & Domestic
Ryan Oman1999Anoka Technical CollegeConstruction/Electrician CertificateTowing Business Owner
Paul Pelzl1995Univ. of MichiganMS Electrical Engineering: SystemsSoftware Engineer
Tamar Pfeiffer2003Immanuel Lutheran College/UW-Eau ClaireBS Elementary Education/Special Ed. CertifiedStay-at-Home Mom/Music Teacher
Sarah Radichel2002Northwestern Health Sciences UniversityDoctorate of ChiropracticChiropractor
Jennifer Rademacher1989Univ. of MinnesotaBS Civil EngineeringEngineering Project Manager
Lt. JG Joshua Rodebaugh2008Milwaukee School of Engineering/US NavyBS Biomed Engineering/Nuclear EngineeringNaval Nuclear Propulsion Officer
Rachel Rosendahl1997Immanuel Lutheran CollegeBS Elementary EducationCLC Teacher/Online Sales Entrepreneur
Ned Sandhoefner2015Immanuel Lutheran CollegeAssociate ArtsWarehouse Worker
Christina Schaser2011Anoka-Ramsey Community CollegeAssociate ArtsStay-at-Home Mom
Karen Schaser1979Univ. of Wisconsin-Eau ClaireBS NursingRegistered Nurse
Daniel Schierenbeck1988Immanuel Luth. College/Univ. of TennesseeBA Pre-Theological Studies /PhD EnglishEnglish Professor
Steve Sippert1981Immanuel Lutheran College/SeminaryAssociate Arts plus BA Pre-Theological StudiesILC Professor /ILC President
Andy Sydow2009Rice UniversityBS Mechanical EngineeringMechanical Engineer
Chris Sumey2000Washington Univ. School of MedicineDoctorate of MedicinePhysician of Hematology and Oncology
Nathan Wales1997Immanuel Lutheran CollegeBS Elementary EducationCLC Teacher
Danielle Wittorp2006UW-Eau Claire/San Francisco State Univ.BS English & Psychology/MS Industrial Pysch.Senior Talent Analytics Lead