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In Recognition of Excellence

Every year, educators from Lutheran settings nominate their colleagues for special recognition. These are educators who are:

  • Active both in the local as well as the Lutheran community
  • Have a strong, demonstrated commitment to serve Jesus
  • Have shown a commitment to excellence in meeting the social, emotional, spiritual, and cognitive needs of children, youth, adults, and/or families



2024 Award Nominations Are Closed

Nominations are closed for this year's awards.

Awards Criteria

LEA is honored to announce the 2024 Award recipients.

Christus Magister

Jim Scriven

Education Executive Northwest District

Portland, Ore.

Distinguished Lutheran Elementary Administrator

Laura White

Trinity Lutheran School

Kalispell, Mont.

Distinguished Lutheran Early Childhood Administrator

Meghan Vogel

Bethany Lutheran School

Parma, Ohio

Distinguished Lutheran Early Childhood Teacher

Katrina Schroeder

Mt. Calvary Lutheran School

Milwaukee, Wis. 

Distinguished Lutheran Elementary Teacher

Annie Ziegelbein

Trinity Lutheran School

Jefferson City, MO

Distinguished Lutheran Middle School Teacher

Kevin Rudzinski

St. Paul's Lutheran School

Des Peres, Mo.

Distinguished Lutheran Secondary Educator

Erik Malm

Lake Country Lutheran High School

Hartland, Wisc.

Outstanding New Lutheran Early Childhood Teacher

Nicholle Blomenberg

Concordia Lutheran School

Omaha, Neb

Outstanding New Lutheran Secondary Educator

Callie Gudmundson

Lake Country Lutheran High School

Hartland, Wisc.

Distinguished Lutheran School Team Pastor

Ben Vogel

Bethany Lutheran Church

Parma, Ohio

Esther Award

Joshua Rempfer

Emmanuel Lutheran School

Kahului, Hawaii

Distinguished Retired Lutheran Educator

Don Gillingham

Retired Administrator

Loves Park, Ill.

Distinguished International Lutheran Educator

Kwadwo Gyamfi

Former Director for Schools and Projects

Evangelical Lutheran Church Schools, Accra, Ghana, Africa