Mrs. Terri Elder called as 5th-8th grade teacher for 2022-2023 (Returned)

The church council in its capacity as the board of education for Lakewood Lutheran Church, met Wednesday, March 16, and extended a divine call to Mrs. Terri Elder. If she accepts this call, Mrs. Elder will teach the 5th through 8th grade classroom at Lakewood Lutheran School next year, and also serve as our director of athletics. She is currently teaching at Michigan Lutheran High School in St. Joseph, Michigan. This is a school similar to Evergreen Lutheran High School here in Tacoma. Mrs. Elder and her husband Benjamin have three children, ages 11, 9, and 4. We pray for her deliberation as she considers where she might best serve our Lord and His Church. “Gracious Lord Jesus, You have sent your Spirit to guard and keep your Church through Your Word. bless Mrs. Elder and her family as she weighs the opportunity you have presented for her to serve at Lakewood Lutheran. Bless our school and Michigan Lutheran High School as we make preparations for the coming school year.  We trust that You will provide, for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one true God, now and forever. Amen.”

Update: Mrs. Elder returned the call to Lakewood Lutheran on March 31, 2020. She is thankful for the opportunity to get to know our congregation and school, but has concluded that her work in Michigan is not yet finished. We pray for God’s blessing on her continuing work there, and that ask that He would provide what our school needs for the next school year.