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 the many changes and challenges, the 2020 Spirit of MVL Recognition Reception and Gala combined and went virtual with the fitting theme: Together in Spirit. The livestream broadcast aired on Saturday, November 21, 2020, and can still be watched.

The 2020 event raised funds for our livestream technology project. This means a better viewing experience for concerts, access to sporting events, an opportunity for students to have hands-on multimedia learning, and so much more. The event also supported the Partnership Fund. Thanks to the generous givers, item donors, sponsors, and viewers, more than $40,000 was raised for these two important pieces!

Additionally, the virtual event honored our 2020 Spirit of MVL award recipients: John Apitz, Lynn & Dan Hacker, and Fred & Joy Struck. We thank these individuals for using their time, talents, and treasures to the glory of God and to the benefit of Christ-centered education.

Thank you to our sponsors!


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