MVL is blessed to have a great number of people in our family, all with a heart for Christian education. The Spirit of MVL events are designed to bring this family together in thanksgiving.

Thank you to all who came to the New Ulm Conference Center on November 17!

Recognition Reception

In honor of MVL’s 40th school year, all previous recipients of the Spirit of MVL award were recognized and remembered for their faithful service to MVL and to their Lord.

Attendees enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and the opportunity to mingle with previous recipients. Additionally, Prof. Keith Wessel (’83) gave a wonderful message about Christian education at MVL.

Fundraising Gala

The sixth annual Spirit of MVL Gala was another enjoyable event! The night included dinner and a live auction, with high-quality handmade items, special experiences, and much more.

Yet the main focus of the evening was raising funds for upgraded technology and for the MVL Partnership Fund. MVL alumni Grant Holzhueter (’04), Greg Holzhueter (’07), and Galen Holzhueter (’10) were the keynote speakers and shared their Top 10 Reasons to Support MVL.

Spirit of MVL Award Recipients

2008: Jerry Birkholz, Les & Ardella Enter, Becky Markgraf, the original 45 students

2009: Jim Bauer, Marvin & Loraine Henning, Gene Rodewald

2010: Allan & Ellen Mueller, Paul Willems, Treasure Haus Founders

2011: Jim Hermanson, Rev. Dan Kramer, Warren & Rachel Krohn Family

2012: Jerry Bentz, Pat Meyer, Eric Woller

2013: Paul Holzhueter, Dennis Jaspersen, Lloyd Schauer

2014: Jan Fredrich, Bob Hinnenthal, Donna Luepke

2015: LeRoy & Caroline Black, Kurt Troge, St. Paul’s New Ulm

2016: Bob Dittrich, Kevin Hulke, Mae Tacke

2017: Rev. Jon Enter, Perry Meyer, Mark & Vivian Smith