Principal's Corner

GREETINGS FROM CHRIST THE KING LUTHERAN SCHOOL. My name is David Kaiser and I am the principal of Christ the King Lutheran School. Both the faculty and students know how short the time will be before they are reunited for the 2017-2018 school year at Christ the King. I am excited to see those students who will be returning in the fall and just as excited to meet the new students to Christ the King Lutheran School. For those of you who are curious about or new to the Christ the King Lutheran School family, I would love to set up a time for you to tour our facilities & meet our faculty. Please contact the school office at (989) 883-3730 to setup a tour. You do NOT have to be Lutheran to attend OUR school.

The new school Scripture verse for the year is Hebrews 11:1. The teachers offered this verse as the school theme because I wanted them to think of Scripture that would connect with the general theme of Signs of Faith. Christ the King will be emphasizing how to recognize or foster faith while observing all that God has created. One example would be that all the devotions of the newsletter will be based upon a street sign for each week. I am excited to announce that Pastor Haller, Pastor Garrison, and Pastor Bagnall will all be new authors to our school devotions. Do not worry. The seasoned veterans of Pastor Boyer, Pastor Stolarczyk, and I will still be in the rotation for penning devotions as well. Christ the King continues to immerse students in the Bible through daily religious instruction as well as connections made through daily coursework. Christ the King celebrates Christ crucified for the salvation of ALL who believe in Jesus Christ

I would like to inform you of a few changes that have occurred at Christ the King Lutheran School since the end of our school session in June. With a sad heart, CTK would like to say goodbye to Mrs. Bonnie Schamber. After 46 years in HIS ministry, Mrs. Schamber has turned in her chalk and focusing on geocaching, playing in the St. Paul handbell choir, and helping to make decisions that will positively impact our students as she was recently elected to the CTK Board of Education. Knowing that there was a void in 4th grade, Mrs. Jenny Yoder will now be the 4th grade teacher and Mrs. Brink will be the 6th grade teacher. Filling the open position on the faculty is Mr. Matthew Deneen. Mr. Deneen has taught at St. Johns, Defiance, OH, for two years. He will be the CTK math guru for the upper grades. One other change that has been needed at Christ the King Lutheran School is that Ms. Mary Canfield will now be a full-time 7th grade teacher. This will be her second year at CTK. Since Ms. Canfield has agreed to be the full-time 7th grade teacher, the congregations have made me full-time administrator at Christ the King Lutheran School. This will allow Christ the King to continue to grow into the premiere Lutheran school in the Thumb.

Because of the generous people who supported Christ the King Lutheran School at the last benefit auction in March, Christ the King has been able to acquire several pieces of equipment it normally would not be able to afford to purchase including 80 cafeteria chairs, 8 new desks and chairs, a soccer field line striper, hot lunch software, a new milk cooler, three charging stations for the 60 new Chromebooks that were purchased for grades 2-4. Thank you to St. Paul, Immanuel, St. Peter, and St. John Lutheran Church members as well as community members of Sebewaing and Unionville.

Another change which CTK has faced is in the realm of athletics. After several years of dedicated work to CTK, Mrs. Kristy Williamson has decided to step down as athletic director. CTK is proud of the work that she provided for our students and their families. This year, Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Kuhl have agreed to coach the Christ the King Lutheran soccer team this fall. We thank them for stepping forward to instruct the athletes in soccer. In addition to the soccer coach change, Mrs. Gremel has told me that the dynamic duo of Mrs. Marc’l Neumann and Mrs. Katie Sattelberg will be the next girls’ B-team volleyball coach. Christ the King is still looking for a volunteer to coach the A-volleyball team. I will begin now by thanking them for their care and sacrifice for our student athletes.

By now you have seen that I am a strict believer in Matthew 18. I will continue to stress to everyone that the first action Christ commands us to do is to speak to the individual with whom we have a conflict. If a resolution does not occur, then find another party who is willing to help moderate the situation. I simply ask that we as an entire school family continue to follow Jesus’ plan for peace. I will continue to pray for you and your family. If you have a prayer request, please let me know. Plus, there is a box outside the school office that a prayer group is willing to pray for your situation as well.

Knowing that I want Christ to be emphasized in your home, I ask that you take a spiritual faith walk with your family each week. Find some time to sit down and read God’s Word, attend church, and read Bible stories. Make an effort to immerse your son or daughter in the love of Jesus Christ. Give them as many opportunities as possible. Surround them with friends who share that same faith of Jesus Christ. Allow your children to come to COLLIDE Youth events when they are held. We need to make sure these young men and women are ready for the battle of a lifetime that will last a lifetime, until Jesus Christ calls us to our heavenly home.

I would love for you to come and listen as our pastors, special guest preachers, and me hold a chapel service every Wednesday morning for OUR students. Chapel is held at the Sebewaing campus at 8:00 AM. It is held at 9:30 AM for the Unionville campus. We would love to worship Jesus Christ with you.

Thank you for taking the time to read about Christ the King Lutheran School. I would love to talk with you if you have any questions about CTK or if you have any questions about our sponsoring congregations, St. Paul Lutheran Church in Unionville or Immanuel Lutheran Church in Sebewaing. Also, if there is someone you know who has been interested in Christ the King Lutheran School, please pass their name on to me so I may begin a dialog with them about their child’s faith in Christ. Again, the school office phone number is 883-3730.

I pray that you will make a difference in God’s ministry this week.

In HIS Service,
David Kaiser, Principal of Christ the King Lutheran School

Phone Number(s):

Sebewaing Campus (989) 883-3730
Unionville Campus (989) 674-8691


I would like to make an earnest plea to all parents of Christ the King. These very few years spent at a Lutheran school will provide a lifestyle that most children will emulate. My plea is that you take the time to show how important it is to give time to Jesus each week through Sunday worship and devotions held at home. I know that time is a precious commodity when it comes to family and you may not be able to have devotions each night with your family. I would ask that you sit down and eat dinner as a family and either begin the meal or end it with a small devotion – Portals of Prayer, Arch books, etc. Also remember that the Board of Elders from both churches have passed a policy about worshipping twice a month. If you have any questions, please ask your home elders about the policy.

I would also ask that you think about attending Bible study and taking your child to Sunday school. The more we are able to immerse your child in a loving, Christian atmosphere, the less likely the devil will be able to lead OUR children away from Christ. Please check your church for starting dates for Sunday school.

My normal office hours are from 8 AM - 4 PM, with exception to days when I will be away for a meeting.

Disaster Drill Times for the 2017-2018 School Year:
9/7/2017Fire drill CTK Sebewaing, 1 min, 14 sec.
9/18/2017 - Fire drill CTK Sebewaing, 1 min, 42 sec.
10/12/2017 - Fire drill
10/18/2017 - Shelter in place drill


To learn more about Christ the King Lutheran School, please view or download the CTKL FACT SHEET by opening the attachment below. Feel free to share a copy with anyone else that might be interested in attending Christ the King Lutheran School. For more information, to schedule a tour of CTKL, or to arrange for your child to shadow a class for a day, please contact the education office at 989-883-3730.

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