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.

In light of this year’s changes and challenges, the Spirit of MVL Recognition Reception and Gala are combining and going virtual with the fitting theme: Together in Spirit. Please join us for the livestream broadcast on Saturday, November 21, 2020 from 7:00-8:00 PM!

This year’s event is raising funds for our livestream technology project. This means no more iPad on a tripod for concerts, access to sporting events, giving students hands-on multimedia learning, and so much more. The event is also supporting the Partnership Fund.

Additionally, the virtual event honors our 2020 Spirit of MVL award recipients: John Apitz, Lynn & Dan Hacker, and Fred & Joy Struck. We’ll hear from them during the livestream broadcast. Please join us in thanking these individuals for using their time, talents, and treasures to the glory of God and to the benefit of Christ-centered education.

Lightning Auction Items

Don’t miss out on the Charger “lightning” items! Bidding is ONLY Saturday, November 21, closing at 8:00 PM during the livestream event.

Virtual Door Prizes

This year will have three new virtual door prizes, and you can get in early. They open at 8:00 AM on Thursday, November 19 and close at 8:00 PM on Saturday, November 21 during the livestream event.

Appeal to the Heart

The weeklong Appeal to the Heart donation opportunity opens at 8:00 AM on Thursday, November 19 and closes at 8:00 PM on Saturday, November 28.

Registration opens soon!

Spirit of MVL Award Recipients

A special committee selects each year’s recognition recipients based on nominations. Through the Spirit of MVL nomination form, you can nominate an individual, family, or company for consideration.

Past 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

2018: All previous recipients, in celebration of MVL’s 40th school year

2019: Dean & Kaye Compart, Joe & Beth Holtmeier, Robin & Carol Kramer, Jerry & Gwen Tjernagel

2020: John Apitz, Dan & Lynn Hacker, Fred & Joy Struck