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:

Donor Relations Director

Joshua Wakefield

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

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.

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. 

Mike Krueger

Vice President
Mark Eubank

Lee Miller

Mike Wiltse

Finance Committee 
Ron & Barb Schreiner

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

Events Committee
David & Kelly Eddy

Responsible for the oversight of events hosted by the foundation

Communications Committee
Dr. Jim & Susan Weir

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

Relations Committee
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.