Phase One – Completed!


Two administrative workers recently retired from MLS. Through consolidation of some responsibilities and limiting daily interruptions to the reception position only, the school did not need to replace all of the hours allotted to those positions. Over the course of the first five years, MLS estimates that this will result in a savings of about $27,000 per year for the MLS operating budget.

As part of the consolidation, the business office, athletic department, and registrars office have now been relocated to areas adjacent to the current administrative office. Moving to one central location has increased efficiency for the administrative staff and business office.

The foundation has now been moved to the area formerly occupied by the business office.  This will allow for easier access to our offices by visitors and donors. It will also provide more visibility for the foundation by being located on the main level.

The office of the foundation and the adjacent athletic directors office are being transformed into a faculty work space and meeting area. This will allow the current faculty room to be transformed into additional space for the newly combined administrative and business office.

All of this will result in better and more efficient use of the available space on campus.

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Phase Two – Completed!


One of the projects within the Big Backyard Project was to replace the visitor side bleachers on the football field. After decades of use, these bleachers had become unsafe to use and had to be demolished in the spring of 2018. We are happy to report that the new, safe bleachers have been installed! Visit us on Facebook to see photos of the updates to campus. We give thanks to God for the generous donors who are making this project possible! 

Phase Three – Completed!


The home bleachers are completed! The old bleachers were removed and sections that were able to be salvaged have been moved to Cardinal Field to be given a new life near the track area. #MLSbigBackyard

Phase Four – Completed!


The home bleachers have been installed, and the construction of a permanent press box, concessions facility, and restrooms is also complete! Having a permanent area for concessions and restrooms is anticipated to save funds from the school’s operating budget that is currently spent on renting portable toilets and making repairs to the concessions trailer. Come to a home game this year and see it for yourself!

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The entire project is being completed through the generous support of donors, and we thank God for their generosity and support of Christian education at Michigan Lutheran Seminary!

Prior Projects

2005 – Present


Projects the MLS Foundation has supported at MLS and other area WELS ministries