The MLS Foundation

Supporting Christian Education


The MLS Foundation was established in 2001 as a 501(c)(3) public charity to assist high school students financially as they train for the public ministry. The foundation also assists Michigan Lutheran Seminary by funding special programs and projects, underwriting non-budgeted items for the school, supporting international cross-cultural programs, and providing scholarships to Martin Luther College. 

General Information


Tax identification: 35-2159001

Mailing Address:
MLS Foundation
2777 Hardin St., Ste. 4
Saginaw, MI 48602-3710

Phone: 989-793-7511
Toll-Free: 866-MLS-WELS
General Inquiries: foundation@mlsem.org

Donor Relations Director


Joshua Wakefield

Josh joined the MLS Foundation in 2009 and is an alumnus of Michigan Lutheran Seminary.

Email: jrw@mlsem.org
Phone: 989-793-7511 or 989-793-1010 ext. 245

 

 

Support Staff


Erin Smith

Erin joined the foundation in 2012 and is an alumna of Michigan Lutheran Seminary.

Email: egs@mlsem.org
Phone: 989-793-7511 or 989-793-1010 ext. 271

 

Board of Directors


The affairs of the MLS Foundation are managed by a volunteer board of directors and committee co-chairs. 

President
Mike Krueger

Vice President
Mark Eubank

Treasurer
Lee Miller

Secretary
Mike Wiltse

Finance Committee 
Co-Chairs
Ron & Barb Schreiner

Responsible for the oversight of investment strategies, spending, account management, tax filing, and other financial matters

Events Committee
Co-Chairs
David & Kelly Eddy

Responsible for the oversight of events hosted by the foundation

Communications Committee
Co-Chairs
Dr. Jim & Susan Weir

Responsible for the oversight of mailings, publications, website, and other printed materials

Relations Committee
Co-Chairs
George & Julie Barrett

Responsible for maintaining and promoting relationships with WELS schools and churches, our supporters, and the community

MLS Booster Club

The Booster Club is responsible for maintaining and promoting relationships among staff, faculty, and current parents of MLS students. They coordinate various activities on campus including football game concessions sales, sports buttons, Super Bowl party for students, adult volleyball tournament, play performance flower sales, and birthday/exam bags for MLS students. Donations to the Booster Club are used to support scholarships to Martin Luther College and purchase of miscellaneous items to support MLS.